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Waldorf College Choir to tour outside Iowa

This news story was published on April 21, 2014.
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FOREST CITY – The Waldorf College Choir will be singing their way to the East Coast and back during their annual spring tour. The tour will be making stops in Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.

“Touring gives the students numerous opportunities for growth as musicians and in their personal lives,” Dr. Adam Luebke, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, said. “The students learn to communicate and grow by working together, developing a strong bond.”

In planning a tour, Dr. Luebke looks to places and opportunities that are unique and significant for students. For example, this year the choir will be performing at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC – a rare and exciting opportunity.

The choir also takes this chance to recruit potential members by performing for, and with, local high schools along the route. “The students serve as wonderful ambassadors of the college and are exemplary in the way they convey the college’s mission of learn, live, serve,” Dr. Luebke said.

Luebke said he sees a wonderful transformation between the send-off concert and the final performance, each concert improving on the last. “As a choir bonds through touring experience, the music becomes more unified and the students sing with a greater sense of oneness,” he said.

The choir will hold a send off concert April 24 at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

The Waldorf College Choir performance schedule will be:

May 6 – Mahomet, IL
May 7 – Worthington, OH
May 8 – Falls Church, VA
May 9 – Bethesda, MD
May 11 – Washington, DC; Washington National Cathedral
May 12 – Langhorne, PA
May 13 – Doylestown, PA
May 15 – Chicago, IL

Members of the Waldorf College Choir include:

Karly Ankarlo – Duluth, Minn.
Kevin Ansel – Kanawha, Iowa
Cassidy Atchison – Allen, TX
Alexa Bainbridge – Newton, Iowa
Brittany Banks – Sioux City, Iowa
Nathan Chester – Oak Park, Ill.
Philip Detrick – Algona, Iowa
Rachel Fischer – Forest City, Iowa
Bailey Gare – Montgomery, Minn.
Jessica Greve – Auburn, Iowa
Sydney Hutchison – Dallas, TX
Olivia King – Houston, Minn.
Bienfait Kirivita – Rochester, Minn.
Alana Kocer – Lakota, Iowa
Kathryn Mankenberg – Litchfield, Minn.
Sam Morrison – Walcott, Iowa
Jaci Olson – Pomeroy, Iowa
Jon Overy – Manly, Iowa
Tanner Roush – Flagstaff, AZ
Haley Rubin – Brandon, SD
Cassie Ruud – Hayfield, Minn.
Courtney Smith – Solon, Iowa
Ashleigh Stingley – Savanna, Ill.
Nathaniel Taylor – Cedar Falls, Iowa
Sarah Vlodek – Maryland Heights, MO
Marcus Walton – Lincoln, Neb.
Abbie Wells – Lake View, Iowa
Kristen Wilke – Elkader, Iowa
Kaytlin Workman – Mahomet, Ill.
Luke Zacharias – Cologne, Minn.

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