Sterling Chorale on Annual Tour March 10 to 17

Saturday, March 6, 2010

On March 10 the Sterling Chorale will set off on its annual tour, which passes through five states and follows Route 66 from Sayre, Okla., to Flagstaff, Ariz. The first stop is at the Federated Presbyterian Church in Spearville, Kan., on Wednesday, March 10. The chorale will present a total of 11 concerts on the tour, passing through Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Their final concert will take place in Scott City, Kan., on March 17.

The choir will sing a variety of selections, including classical sacred, spirituals and hymn arrangements, contemporary anthems and musical theatre selections. The choir is under the direction of Mark Clark, assistant professor of music, and will be accompanied by Dr. Brad Nix, chair of the Music Department.

Mark Clark serves as the director of choral activities at Sterling College, and he directs and teaches the choral ensembles, choral classes, and Music Theory. Clark holds degrees in music education from Wichita State University and Friends University. Clark also spent four years as the director of choral activities at Newman University in Wichita and 18 years as a vocal music teacher in public schools in Kansas.