June 19, 2021
Join us for “Edutainment” at its finest!
Learn more about Juneteenth and America’s true history on the journey—Slavery to Emancipation and Beyond through the beautifully poignant melodies of the Black and Unknown Bards. This music, still relevant today, continues to lead and sustain human rights movements.
The Heritage Ensemble presents its 22nd Annual Juneteenth: An American Celebration. The Heritage Ensemble—Peoria’s leaders in Juneteenth celebrations since 2000.
February 6, 2021
November 21, 2020
June 19, 2020
Great news! We have finished the video recording for the 2020 Juneteenth Concert. I am confident that you will be pleased with the collective efforts of the production team. We now have our own Youtube Channel, Instagram, Facebook page, updated web page. An incredible amount of work has been invested in all of these. Please visit and Like us. Join us from wherever you are, and invite family and friends to view. /SSR
January 18, 2020
November 9, 2019
June 15, 2019
January 19, 2019 (Canceled due to weather)
November 10, 2018
June 16, 2018
January 13, 2018
November 11, 2017
On Sunday, October 29th, the Delavan United Methodist Church will sponsor a concert of the nationally acclaimed Heritage Ensemble, directed by Sharon Samuels Reed. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the church sanctuary beginning at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall following the concert.
The Heritage Ensemble is a vocal group that celebrates the culture and history of African Americans through music. They were founded in 1999 and have performed in a number of venues throughout Peoria, as well as Iowa, Texas, New York and Carnegie Hall. Their programs include a diverse literature – spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel and work songs.
This is a performance you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar now. For more information, call Delavan United Methodist church at 309-244-8800 or Steve Skinner at 309-244-7594
Desirée Krowlek, Administrative Assistant
Delavan United Methodist Church
417 S. Locust St.
Delavan, IL 61734
June 17, 2017
January 14, 2017