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Otterbein University Concert Choir Tours in March

February 20, 2013

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Concert Choir will tour Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Ohio from March 15-22. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1504.

The program will include works by Bach, Weelkes, Gjeilo, and Hogan, as well as arrangements of gospel music and Creole folk songs from Louisiana. The tour will include performances in Louisville, Ky.; Birmingham, Ala.; New Orleans, La.; Baton Rouge, La.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Cincinnati, Ohio, and Westerville, Ohio.

The tour itinerary is as follows:

Friday, March 15
7:30 p.m. Concert
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
319 Browns Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Saturday, March 16
7:00 p.m. Concert
St. Mark United Methodist Church
2901 Columbiana Rd.
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216

Sunday, March 17
5:00 p.m. Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Tuesday, March 19
7:00 p.m. Concert
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
10230 Mollylea Dr.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Wednesday, March 20
7:30 p.m. Joint Concert with Rhodes College Chamber Singers and Rhodes Singers
Evergreen Presbyterian Church
613 University Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38107
901-274-3740 (church phone)
901-843-3775 (Rhodes College Music Dep’t.)

Thursday, March 21
7:00 p.m. Concert
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee 37205

Friday, March 22
7:00 p.m. Concert
Sharonville UMC
3751 Creek Rd.
Sharonville, Ohio 45241

Sunday, March 24
7:30 pm Home Concert
Grace Lutheran Church
100 East Schrock Rd.
Westerville, Ohio 43081

The Concert Choir is the most select of Otterbein University’s seven vocal ensembles. Most of its 50 members are Music majors who study voice privately. The Concert Choir tours annually to destinations both domestic and abroad. Recent itineraries have included Philadelphia in 2012; China in 2011; Charleston in 2010; Chicago in 2009; and France and Switzerland in 2006. The choir has performed at prestigious locations such as the Beijing Conservatory of Music, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and St. Nicholas Church in Prague. The ensemble frequently performs at professional conferences, including conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the Ohio Music Educators Association.

Conductor Gayle Walker is in her thirteenth year as Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Otterbein University. She conducts the Concert Choir and Opus One vocal jazz ensemble and teaches conducting and early music history. Dr. Walker is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician, and is a recent past President of the Ohio Choral Directors Association. She has performed as a guest conductor or recitalist in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. A native of Iowa, Dr. Walker holds degrees from The University of Northern Colorado, The University of Colorado-Boulder and Macalester College.


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