Millikin Men

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.

Brad Holmes, Conductor

The flagship of the Millikin choral fleet, the University Choir features 45 upper-class students from a variety of majors. 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 will tour the Baltic region in May, 2014. The Millikin University Choir has gained national recognition, due inpart to six invitations to perform at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Their performances have fostered new conversations in response to their approach to tone, style and programming. The choir has six recordings on Millikin's FirstStep Records label.

Concert Season

September

  • Collage Concert (All School of Music ensembles)
    • Saturday September 21 - 7:30 pm
    • Ticketed Concert
    • KFAC

October

  • Homecoming Concert
    • Sunday, October 6 - 2:00 pm                         
    • With special guests:
    • The Marion Consort (Millikin alumni)
    • University Choir Alumni
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William
  • Fall Choral Concert
    • Sunday, October 27 - 4:00 pm
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William

December

  • Vespers at Millikin   
    • Saturday, December 7 - 3:00 and 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, December 8 - 3:00 and 7:00 pm      
    • KFAC
    • Ticketed Concert ($10/8)

January

  • Feature Choir - Wisconsin Music Educators Association
    • Friday, January 10
    • Basilica of St. Josaphat
    • 2333 S. 6th Street
    • Milwaukee, WI 53215
    • Concert: 7:30 pm
    • Tickets: $20/$15 students
  • Guest Performance at Illinois Music Educators Association
    • Thursday, January 23 - 7:30
    • Peoria Convention Center
  • Tour Finale Concert
    • Sunday, January 26 - 4:00 pm
    • St. Patrick Church
    • 407 E. Eldorado St.

March

  • Oratorio (The Millikin Union of Choirs and MDSO)
    • Saturday, March 1 - 7:30 pm
    • KFAC
    • Ticketed Concert

April

  • Spring Choral Concert (All choirs)
    • Sunday, April 27 - 4:00 pm
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William