Thank you for coming to our Winter 2022 concert.
We happily would like to announce
that we donated $500.00 to NovaStar Rescue.
'Smiling faces in the audience. All loved the concert.'
'Very moving performance! Each concert is better than the previous one!'
Our next Concert is on May 5 ( Fri.) 2023 7:00 pm
at First Christian Church on University St.
About Peoria International Choir
Founded in 2015, Peoria International Choir embraces the music of the whole world.
Our concerts joyously celebrate global cultured and holidays.
It is challenging, but our members, both fledging and experienced singers, always enjoy the opportunity.
We are proud to be an inclusive and welcoming group.
All nationalities, religions, races, genders are welcomed and appreciated.
Masako Somano Johnson
Choir Founder and Music Director
Ms. Masako Johnson hails from Tokyo, Japan and is a Graduate from Yokohama National University with a BA in Music Education and a Post Graduate from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Glasgow, Scotland.
Ms. Johnson is the founder and director of Peoria International Choir since 2015 and her past accomplishments include:
Singing Recitals in Tokyo and Hokkaido, Japan, Cambridge, England and Peoria, Illinois and Singapore.
Special concerts for Japanese Royal Family.
Music Director for CWAJ Women's Choir in Tokyo, Japan and Women's Choir in Peoria, Illinois.
Leading Soprano for British Embassy Choir in Tokyo, Japan and for Bradley Community Choir for in Peoria, Illinois.
Piano accompanist for Bradley Community Choir, Bradley Chorale and for Dunlap Middle School and High school esp. for String players.
Music Director for American Women's Association International Choir and International Festival Chorus in Singapore.
Winner of the Ye Cronie Opera Award in 1994.
Ms. Johnson is a music advocate and offers private voice and piano lessons for both children and adults.
Patrick Sheeley is a freshmen Music Business major and marketing minor at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He is an active member of the Bradley Piano Studio under the teaching of Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi, and currently serves as the pianist for the Bradley Jazz Ensemble led by Dr. Todd Kelly. Patrick also serves as a pianist and accompanist for St. Marks Catholic Church. Patrick is also a vocalist at Bradley University and sings in the Bradley Community Choir and the commercial vocal group, Resonant Fusion.
Prior to Bradley and working for PIC, Patrick’s prior piano experience included lots of accompanying for chorales, churches, recitals, and musical theatre. Some recent credits include Assistant Musical Directing and playing Keys 2 for a production of Music Theatre Kansas City’s “Camp Rock” in 2021, as well as Music Theatre Kansas City’s “Rising Star Review” and “Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs” in the Summer of 2022.
Patrick is very happy to serve as the accompanist for the Peoria International Choir and he is grateful to share such beautiful music with the community.