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MacMurray Choir to perform in Virginia
Ensemble to sing spring music for annual Schaeffer concert.
JACKSONVILLE, IL – The MacMurray College Choir will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Virginia United Methodist Church, 401 E. Broadway, Virginia, for the third annual Judy Schaeffer Memorial Concert. The event is free and open to the public.
The choir will sing a selection of spring songs, such as “Die Nachtigall” (The Nightingale), by Felix Mendelssohn; “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love),” by Cole Porter; “Blue Skies,” by Irving Berlin; and others.
The concert is in honor of Julia Lee ("Judy") Schaeffer, a Virginia native born in 1918, who lived most of her life in town. She led the Virginia United Methodist Church Choir for 25 years and brought musical taste and enthusiasm to all she did and for everyone she knew.
She passed away in March 2010; the following month, friends and family created a fund to sponsor concerts by the MacMurray College Choir in her memory. This is the second annual celebration of Schaeffer’s legacy in music