The Coles County Chorus

You are invited to The Coles County Chorus annual Lenten benefit concert, Sunday, March 17th at 4 PM in the United Christian Church, 200 East Lafayette, Mattoon.
PLEASE NOTE – This is a different church than where the concert had been held in the past.

For 25+ years the Coles County Barbershop Chorus has performed an annual Lenten benefit concert which has raised thousands of dollars for area homeless shelters and food pantry programs. The concert will be one hour of sacred and gospel songs sung by the chorus, quartets and ensembles. Admission is free and a free will offering will be taken.  Every penny raised will be given to area food pantries and homeless shelter programs. Each year over $2,000 is raised by the CCC for those in need. The thirty man chorus and quartet singers are from 19 different towns as far north as Champaign, as far south as Newton, as far east as Paris and as far west as Taylorville. 

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Also Upcoming – The CCC Annual Summer Show


Who are we?

The Coles County Barbershop Chorus is one of the Premier a’capella mens harmony organizations in Illinois.  Creating wonderful harmonies every Tuesday evening, this group of dedicated men constantly strive to improve our vocal abilities from both a technical and artistic perspective.  We believe that music has the power to change lives and we are excited to have the chance to share our love of the Barbershop Style of harmony with diverse audiences.

One of the foundation tenets of our organization is the desire to give back to the communities in which we live.  We do that by supporting various local charities and the vocal music programs of area High Schools.  We, annually, donate thousands of dollars in support of those who are, themselves, working to make this a better world – teachers, community servants and many others.

Wanna sing?

We are always seeking ‘men of good character’ to join us in our never-ending quest to create musical art.  There are no professional musicians in our group, not that you can’t join us if you’re a pro 🙂  We are, simply, a group of amateur singers and musicians, from an incredibly diverse background, who love to sing.  If you love music the way we do and you would like to come and see what we are all about; if you want to be a part of something wonderful, something life-changing, come check us out!

We meet every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm.  Our meeting place is the United Christian Church in Mattoon, Illinois located at 200 E Lafayette Ave.

It’s GREAT to be a Coles County Barbershopper!|
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