Millikin Women has a long-standing tradition of excellence at Millikin. The choir is a select group of 70 singers. The choir frequently receives special invitations for performances state-wide,and tours in the spring. In addition, the ensemble performs throughout the community, on the annual Vespers concert weekend, and with the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and union of choirs for major choral/orchestral works.
Beth Holmes, Conductor
Beth Holmes currently conducts Millikin Women, a choir comprised of 70 singers, and serves on the Millikin voice faculty. Under her direction the choir takes an yearly tour over three states, and performs for the popular Millikin Christmas Vespers and other annual concerts. Beth is an active guest conductor, directing District and All-State festival choirs and Convention Honor Choirs throughout the Midwest. Recent conducting appearances include Women’s Honor Choirs on the Regional ACDA convention in Minneapolis, as well as state ACDA conventions in Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, and Georgia. A graduate of Kansas State University, Beth subsequently completed a Masters in Choral Conducting at Arizona State University. She served as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Millikin University Children & Youth Choir Program for 7 years, conducting its premiere ensemble and coordinating a staff of conductors, managers, and Millikin student interns. She has served as ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choir in both the Divisional level and also as State Chair for Iowa and Illinois. Beth also serves in an administrative capacity for many choral projects
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. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street
Vespers - Saturday, December 4, 2019 & Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Mothers and Mentors Concert - Sunday, May 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street