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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Congratulations to our singing (buzzing) sisters of Springfield and their (and our) director Terry Ludwig on their 3rd place international finish! On and EVER upward! ... See MoreSee Less

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.