Music in the Air

Inland Children's Chorus program from 1937

Inland Children’s Chorus program, 1937. Photo courtesy of

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. ~ Edward Elgar

As we look forward to the sunshine and flowers of May, don’t be surprised to hear music in the air! This weekend brings a reunion of voices to the Dayton area as former members of the Inland Children’s Chorus gather this Saturday for their Annual Spring Luncheon. In May 2010, Special Collections and Archives played host to this lively group for their first annual luncheon reunion. Since then, their numbers have continued to grow, as does their archival collection.

Each year, as the members gather, the facilitator of the event, and webmaster, Gerald Alred coordinates the delivery of new materials to add to the collection. And every spring, we look forward to the new treasures he brings our way.

For more information about the Inland Children’s Chorus, we highly recommend a visit to Alred’s website, where you can see photographs from throughout the long history of the chorus, examine programs from their many performances, and read articles about the ICC. Most of all, please make sure to listen to some of the marvelous recordings available through the site as well. You can also find more information about the annual luncheon as well.

Music will fill the air this weekend, indeed.

For more information about the Inland Children’s Chorus, please visit
Please visit the inventory for the Inland Children’s Chorus collection in Special Collections and Archives to learn more about their historical collection.

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