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Welcome to the Sound of Illinois Barbershop Chorus, an award winning chorus based in Bloomington, Illinois. Directed by Terry Ludwig, the Sound of Illinois has been entertaining audiences since 1942.

The Sound of Illinois (SOI) Chorus placed first in the Illinois District competition, earning its ninth consecutive berth in Barbershop Harmony Society International Competition, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee in July.

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We're taking the show on the road this Saturday (Oct. 1). Our sisters to the south (Springfield's Sound Celebration chorus) have two shows on Saturday. They're getting warmed up for the women's International Chorus competition in Las Vegas later this fall. If you're in Springfield (or even close) we'd love to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Terry Ludwig

Terry has directed the Sound of Illinois since 2002 and has brought his talents to bear on the quality of the chorus, which ranks among the top 15 in the world. In 2015, the Sound of Illinois will be competing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which will be the eighth consecutive year as an Illinois’ chorus representative in international competition.