Chorale leaves on annual choir tour

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Sterling College Chorale leaves Thursday, March 7, for their annual choir tour titled “From the Windy State to the Windy City.” The Chorale will make eleven stops on their 2013 spring break tour through the Midwest which will continue through Thursday, March 14.

The group begins their tour in Hutchinson, Kan., and then travels northeast through Iowa and Illinois. After three days of performances in Illinois, the group concludes their tour with four performances back in Kansas.

The Sterling College Chorale members will be singing a variety of selections including classical sacred, spirituals and hymn arrangements, contemporary anthems and musical theatre selections. The choir will be under the direction of Mark Clark, assistant professor of music, and will be accompanied by Dr. Brad Nix, associate professor of music at Sterling College. Dr. Laura Bateman, assistant professor of music, will also perform with the chorale.

Tour schedule:

Thursday, March 7
First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, Kan., 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset, Iowa, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 10
Christ Church Lake Forest in Lake Forest, Ill., 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 11
Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, Ill., three performances from 12:35-3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 12
Mercer County Junior High School in Joy, Ill., 9:00 a.m.
Mercer County High School in Aledo, Ill., 10:30 a.m.
First United Presbyterian Church, Moline Ill., 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13
Western Hills Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 14
Heritage Christian School in Topeka, Kan., 9:30 a.m.
Cair Paravel Latin School in Topeka, Kan., 11:45 a.m.
Evangelical Covenant Church in Clay Center, Kan., 7:00 p.m.

Students in the Chorale include Ryan Bretches of Great Bend, Kan., Ryan Ehresman of Wichita, Kan., Taylor Fair of Sterling, Kan., Jamie Fitzgerald of Liberal, Kan., Hannah Gardner of Topeka, Kan., Rachel Gardner  Topeka of Topeka, Kan., Reid Goffigon of San Francisco, Calif., Sarah Grafel of Herndon, Kan., Cody Green of Wichita, Kan., Perry Hadduck of McPherson, Kan., Ashley Hasart of Norco, Calif., Mark Alan Hemphill of Florence, Kan., Elijah Klein of Wichita, Kan., Greta Larsen of Clay Center, Kan., Mandy Lee of  Tulsa, Okla., Samantha Lefils of Topeka, Kan., Cody Martin of Hutchinson, Kan., Victoria Miller of Honey Grove, Pa., Chelsey Moore of Wichita, Kan., Travis Norton of Liberal, Kan., Cameron Pratte of Lawrence, Kan., Mike Redondo of Mira Loma, Calif., Shane Rogers of Wichita, Kan., Jacob Schmidt of Tahlequah, Okla., Sarah Slifer of Nickerson, Kan., Ian Sparks of Winterset, Iowa, Chelsea Stephenson of Atchison, Kan., Taylor Stucky of Pretty Prairie, Kan., David Tank of Bettendorf, Iowa, Phil Taylor of Norco, Calif., Raven Taylor of Wichita, Kan., Kayla Van Nover of Wichita, Kan., Caleb Watney of Sterling, Kan., Jackie Wilkerson of Wichita, Kan., Cassidy Woodard of Abilene, Kan., and Amanda Xydis of Ann Arbor, Mich.