Services for Ken Strieby

Arrangements for Ken are at Roselawn Funeral Home in Terre Haute. Visitation is from 4:00 – 8:00 (ET) Thursday Evening, May 11, and the funeral is at 11:00 am (ET) Friday morning.

Cindy and the girls have requested that we gather a chorus to sing. If you are willing, please come to LTC Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm for a rehearsal. We welcome all who would like to join in this tribute to Ken.

If you would like to contribute, a memorial fund has been established to help with expenses. Contributions can be made at GoFundMe. Your compassionate generosity is deeply appreciated.

Choral Masterworks Concert

The Lincoln Trail College Concert Choir, Statesmen Singers and Children’s Choir all under the direction of Rebecca Carmack, will present a concert at 3 p.m. April 30 in the Zwermann Arts Center Theater.

The program, Choral Masterworks, is a fresh encounter with works by the great masters of choral composition, each making a definitive contribution to the art form. The Concert Choir will perform such works as “Dies Irae” from Mozart’s Requiem. They will also feature “When Music Sounds” by Dr. Richard Robert Rossi, Director of Choral and Orchestral Activities at Eastern Illinois University.

The Statesmen Singers’ program will include a jazz arrangement of “The Look of Love.” The Children’s Choir will round out the program with selections including “My Favorite Things,” from The Sound of Music.

General admission tickets are $5 for adults and can be purchased by calling the Performing Arts Office at (618) 544-8657, ext. 1433. Tickets will also be available at the door the afternoon of the concert.

LTC Concert Choir to Perform at EIU

The Lincoln Trail College Concert Choir, under the direction of Rebecca Carmack, will be joining the Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles and Symphony Orchestra to perform the program “A Musical Journey Through Time,” April 23 at 4 p.m. at the Doudna Fine Arts Center on EIU’s campus in Charleston, Illinois.

Among the pieces Concert Choir will be performing is “When Music Sounds,” composed by Dr. Richard Robert Rossi, Director of Choral and Orchestral Activities at Eastern Illinois University.

For Carmack, this concert presents a chance to return to EIU where she earned her master’s degree in Choral and Orchestral Conducting. “I’m thrilled to take the Concert Choir to Dvorak Stage to work under my mentor, Dr. Rossi. This experience provides the unique opportunity, not only to sing with an ensemble numbering in the hundreds, but to share the stage with a symphony orchestra.”

Tickets for the event are $13 and are available online at or can be purchased by calling the box office at (217) 581-3110 Tuesday through Thursday from 12-5 p.m. and Friday 12-2 p.m.

Spring Concert 2017

The Lincoln Trail College Concert Band, Singing Seniors and a Jazz Band will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. April 22 in the Zwermann Arts Theater.

The Concert Band is directed by Ken Strieby, and will perform favorites including “Sabre and Spurs” by John Philip Sousa and “Selections from Annie.”

The Jazz Band portion of the program will include swing arrangements of “Route 66” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” The Jazz Band will also premiere an exciting medley of songs from Tommy by The Who arranged by Ken Strieby.

The Singing Seniors are under the direction of Brenda Harris. Their part of the program includes the favorites, “Alice Blue Gown” and “Toot, Toot, Tootsie,” as well as a medley “Irving Berlin’s America.”

General admission tickets are $5 for adults and will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Performing Arts Office at (618) 544-8657, ext. 1433.

Children’s Summer Theater Workshop Announced


Barbara Shimer, director of theater at Lincoln Trail College, has announced details for the Children’s Summer Theater production of Madagascar JR. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

In the CST workshop, students will work with high school and college student mentors under the direction of Tara Gallion through the entire process of preparing and performing a musical, including auditions, blocking, and costuming as well as singing and choreography.

The workshop begins May 30 and will meet each weekday from 9 to 11 a.m. through June 23. Performances will be on June 23 and 24 at 7 pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on June 25 at 2 p.m.

The workshop is for children and youth age 6 through 14. The cost is $100 for the four-week workshop. Registration opens May 1. Cast size is limited to sixty. Auditions for roles will be the first day of the workshop, May 30.

Adults and high-school-aged students interested in volunteering as crew members are eligible to receive free college credit.

To register or for more information, call the LTC Performing Arts Office at 618-544-8657 ext. 1433.