Forest City, Iowa – This spring, the Waldorf College Choir will travel throughout Florida for its annual choir tour. With almost 30 students performing, the vocal ensemble will present 10 concerts during its 12-day tour.
“Touring is an important component of the students’ Waldorf experience because it speaks directly to the College’s mission,” said Dr. Adam Luebke, choir conductor and director of choral activities. “The students get to meet and interact with many different people on tour, learning how others live and experience the world.”
“I think the students will learn a lot about themselves on this trip and their capacity to influence and shape the lives of others through their creative selves,” added Luebke.
A number of the concerts will be performed at area churches, including the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke in Orlando and the Cathedral Basilica in Saint Augustine. Along the way, the choir will visit and collaborate with several high schools, including a joint concert in Orlando with the Freedom High School and Timber Creek High School Choirs, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast University Choir.
Additionally, the Waldorf ensemble will visit several places where Luebke studied and worked. At Florida State University, the choir will meet with Dr. Kevin Fenton, one of Luebke’s graduate school professors, for a special clinic. The group will also perform at churches in Monticello, Fla., and Lexington, Ky., where Luebke served as choir director.
The May 1-12 trip will also include a stop in Orange Beach, Ala., at Waldorf College’s sister school, Columbia Southern University.
Titled “A New Day,” the tour program features a wide selection of music, with pieces ranging from Lutheran choral traditions to folk songs to contemporary choral melodies.
A tour send-off concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City.
The Waldorf College Choir
Dr. Adam Luebke, conductor
Nancy Farndale, accompanist
Alicia Danielson, manager
Karly Ankarlo, Duluth, Minn.
Janelle Flatebo, Garner, Iowa
Kelsey Munson, Albert Lea, Minn.
Tori Lagel, Fayette, Iowa
Haley Rubin, Brandon, S.D.
Cassie Jo Ruud, Hayfield, Minn.
Sarah Vlodek, St. Louis, Mo.
Kristen Wilke, Elkader, Iowa
Cassidy Atchison, Parker, Texas
Katherine Frush, Jesup, Iowa
Rachael Jordahl, Forest City, Iowa
Courtney Smith, Solon, Iowa
Ashleigh Stingley, Savannah, Ill.
Kaylin Tlam, Dunnell, Minn.
Kaytlin Workman, Mahomet, Ill.
Jonathon Aguilar, Britt, Iowa
Philip Detrick, Algona, Iowa
Matthew James, Madison, Wis.
Benjamin Johnson, Slater, Iowa
Victor Schulz, Algona, Iowa
Kevin Ansel, Clarion, Iowa
Eric Bertelsen, Forest City, Iowa
Anthony Blomme, Forest City, Iowa
Joshua Boone, Norfolk, Neb.
Nathaniel Taylor, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Jaye Upah, Brooklyn, Iowa
Marcus Walton, Lincoln, Neb.
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