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Chorale Spring Tour Dates

Thursday, April 16, 2009   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Katy Watson
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The Oklahoma Christian University Chorale will conduct its annual spring tour through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California from May 2nd-May 14th, 2009. A variety of music will be performed, including spirituals, hymn arrangements, folk songs, children's songs, vocal jazz, contemporary Christian and sacred and secular choral works by composers of all eras.

The University Chorale was founded in the first year of the University (1950) and is the oldest musical organization on the campus. The University's select concert choir draws its membership from all academic areas, and its members hail from eighteen different states.

Dr. Ken L. Adams has conducted the Chorale for more than 35 years. Under his direction, the Chorale has toured through out the United States as well as in Mexico and Europe, and has appeared as an Honor Choir for the Oklahoma Music Educator's Association Convention. In addition to singing choral masterworks with orchestra each fall, the Chorale has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra.

Dr. Adams has taught in higher education since 1972, and is now Professor of Music at Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts. He received the Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) from the University of Central Oklahoma, the Masters of Music (Theory) from University of University of North Texas, and the Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) from the University of Iowa. In his role as an educator, Dr. Adams organized and chaired the Oklahoma chapter of the American Choral Directors Association committee for Choral Music in the Community College, and served for several years as the Southwest region representative to the ACDA national standing committee. As a conductor, he was selected as a conducting fellow for the eleventh annual Classical Music Seminar/Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, where he conducted in the "Bergkirche", the home church of Joseph Haydn. He also was chosen for membership into Maestro Helmut Rilling's Master Class for Conductors at the Oregon Bach Festival. In 1992 he founded Opera Oklahoma, and served as its general director. In addition to teaching and conducting, Dr. Adams is active as an adjudicator and clinician.

Sunday, May 3 Weatherford Church of Christ
(morning) 1701 Pine, Weatherford, OK
 
Sunday, May 3 Clinton Church of Christ

(evening) 2601 Custer Avenue, Clinton, OK

Monday, May 4 University Church of Christ
3400 Conner Drive, Canyon, TX
 
Tuesday, May 5 Netherwood Park Church of Christ

5101 Indian School Road, Albuquerque, NM

Wednesday, May 6 Camelback Church of Christ
5225 East Camelback Rd , Phoenix, AZ
 
Thursday, May 7 Magnolia Center Church of Christ

6160 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CA

Sunday, May 10 Northern Hills Church of Christ
(morning) 16476 Bernardo Center Dr # 220, San Diego, CA
 
Sunday, May 10 Canyon View Church of Christ

(evening) 4292 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA

Monday, May 11 Village Meadows Church of Christ
815 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Tuesday, May 12 Sunset Church of Christ

1308 W. Blodgett Street, Carlsbad, NM

Wednesday, May 13 High Pointe Church of Christ
3201 N. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX 75071
 
Thursday, May 14 Chisholm Trail Church of Christ,
1404 West Main Street, Duncan, OK
 For more information contact 405.425.5530.

Comments...

Steve Wicker says...
Posted Thursday, April 16, 2009
When is the choir going to visit us out in the Pacific Northwest? There are many areas which have the population base to fill an auditorium, and there are more alumni out here in the blue states than you might imagine. Steve Wicker, '71

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