Great news! We have finished the video recording for the 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

October 8, 2019

Heritage Ensemble Youth begin rehearsals on Tuesday October 8, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 at Bethel UMC 210 N Richard Pryor Place Peoria, IL. All area youth are welcome to join the Heritage Ensemble Family as we continue to “tear down walls and build bridges between all people.” For more information, contact Sharon Samuels Reed, Founder and Artistic Director at

June 15, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

Reed to speak at Freedom Banquet

A distinguished Paris High School graduate, Sharon Samuels Reed will keynote the 20th annual Freedom Banquet Saturday at Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive.

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

March 18, 2017

Symphony Idol

With The Heartland Orchestra
Featuring LaKisha Jones

Five Points Washington
Washington, IL
360 N. Wilmor Rd.

January 14, 2017