Fifty-five voices strong, the Millikin Men's Choir sings a broad variety of repertoire. Whether before a crowd of 70,000 for the national anthem at a Chicago Bears game, before an audience of conductors at the IL-MEA Conference or in front of an audience of high school choristers at the annual Millikin Vocal Festival, the Millikin Men are a favorite wherever they perform.
Dr. Brad Holmes, Conductor
Dr. Brad Holmes is the Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Prior his appointment at Millikin, Dr. Holmes was Associate Director of Choirs at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. During this time at Millikin, 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. Choirs under his direction have sung in every state but Alaska. 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. He 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. Dr. Holmes’ compositions are published by First Step Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Press and Morning Star Publishers. Additional arrangements may be found at Bradholmesmusic.com.
2021 Concert Season
Choral Concertino - Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street
Fall Choral Concert - Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street
Vespers - Saturday, December 4, 2021 & Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Irish/Celtic Concert - Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. - TBA
Vocal Jazz Showcase - Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - TBA
Mothers and Mentors Concert - Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street
Spring Sing Choral Concert - Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street