Peoria Area Civic Chorale Preparatory Chorus

Preparatory Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble for 1st-5th grade singers. Rehearsals will be held Tuesday evenings from 4:30-5:45 pm at United Presbyterian Church in Peoria and will start January 24, 2023. The Preparatory Chorus will join the Youth Chorus for a spring concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at United Presbyterian Church (2400 W Northmoor Rd) in Peoria. 

Tuition is $100 and concert attire will be an ensemble t-shirt (purchased for $12 in addition to tuition), black pants and black shoes that each family can provide on their own. The curriculum will include choral singing, solfege, music reading, music games, folk dance and activities that will help students to learn about the many elements of music! To register, please email

Fill out the PACCYC Audition form & Prep Choir interest form here

Music Director – Ms. Lynn Randolph

Lynn Randolph is from East Peoria, Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. Her teaching career has included primary and intermediate general music and intermediate choral music in Aurora, Peoria, and Washington, Illinois. She is an active member of Illinois Music Educators Association. Ms. Randolph is the Vocal Music Director at Washington Central Intermediate School District 51. Mrs. Randolph teaches 4th grade General Music, 5/6 Choir, 7/8 Choir, Boy’s Ensemble, Girl’s Ensemble, and is Co-Drama and Musical Director.

Accompanist – Anna Synnott

Anna previously served as the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus accompanist after graduating in 2006 from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. For years she taught Kindermusik classes at Trinity Lutheran Church and maintained a thriving private piano studio. More recently, she has stepped back from all of that to stay home with her kids. She and her husband Matt have a son, William, and daughter, Michaela.