America’s Favorite Songs, Hymns and Anthems

May 4 & 5, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Five Points Performing Arts Center
360 N. Wilmor Rd, Washington

Purchase tickets online, or call 309-693-6725.
Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s 36th season will conclude with an inspirational program dedicated to America’s favorite songs, hymns, and anthems. Enjoy songs such as What a Wonderful World, People, No Time, Bright Morning Stars, Down by the Riverside, America the Beautiful, music by Irving Berlin, Paul Simon, Stephen Foster and much, much more.

Michael Jones

Our special guest artist is accomplished classical tenor soloist and jazz trumpeter Michael Jones. Jones, a Peoria native, performs nationwide as a soloist and chamber musician. He currently sings with the Grammy Nominated professional chamber choir, The Crossing, appears regularly at The Green Mill, Chicago’s legendary jazz club, with Alan Gresik and the Swing Shift Orchestra and has performed on five Downbeat Award-winning recordings. Michael graduated from the Peoria High School’s Preparatory School for the Arts, obtained a Bachelors degree in Jazz Trumpet from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and earned his Masters in Jazz Trumpet from Northwestern University.

Friday’s concert will also feature a 75 voice 4th grade Festival Chorus comprised of students from area schools. Saturday attendees are invited to attend our Barth Dowling Honorary Reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria following the concert.

Plan now to share beautiful and inspirational music with the Peoria Area Civic Chorale on Friday, May 4th or Saturday, May 5th at 7:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington.

Purchase Tickets!

$20.00 Adults
$8.00 Students
$18.00 Group Rate (10 or more for same performance)
For more information, call 309-693-6725 or email

Bath Dowling

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s charity partner for America’s FavoritSongs, Hymns and Anthems is the Lewy Body Dementia Association. The Chorale’s founding Artistic Director Barth Dowling, who conducted from 1982-1994, passed away in 2017 from Lewy Body Dementia which is the second most common form of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s. The chorale is sponsoring a fundraiser for LBDA during our concert in Barth’s honor. To donate to the Barth Dowling Memorial fund go to: You may also donate at the LBDA informational table in the lobby during the concerts. To find out more about LBD, click on their logo to the below.