The Millikin University touring choir will appear in concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island. The concert is free.
The choir features 45 upper-class students from a variety of majors at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Membership in the choir places high demands on students who travel extensively throughout the United States representing the university in a variety of settings. In recent years, the choir has also toured internationally to Ireland, Scotland, England, China, Taiwan, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
The choir is directed by Dr. Brad Holmes, Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University. Dr. Holmes has overseen the growth of the choral program to four traditional choirs and a variety of smaller vocal ensembles involving more than 250 students and a nationally recognized choral staff. The more than 300 festivals and workshops conducted by Dr. Holmes include all-state choirs, regional ACDA honor choirs, district festivals and church music clinics throughout the United States. Internationally, his choirs have toured to 35 countries. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University for two academic terms, working primarily with the Choir of Clare College and returns to England frequently for conducting engagements and choral workshops. Other international guest-conducting opportunities have taken him to Continental Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
The concert is free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church is located at 540 William Hilton Pkwy. For information contact the church at (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org.