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Westminster College Choir Tours Local Churches in Florida Area

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Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Westminster College Choir will make their way across several Florida cities in January during their annual Spring semester tour. Under the direction of assistant professor of music and director of choral activities Dr. Don Schade, the choir is slated to perform at four different churches in the Sunshine State. Westminster College President Dr. Kathy B. Richardson will accompany the choir to Florida to continue her President on the Road tour, partaking in receptions hosted by various alumni and attending the performances along their route.

All choir performances are free and open to the public; however, reservations are desired. Reservations can be made online at The College invites attendees to learn more about the College by attending the receptions as well.

The first stop of the tour is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the New Life Christian Church (located at 4701 Easy County Road 462 Wildwood, FL 34785). The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are due by Thursday, Jan 4.

The choir will make their second stop on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (located at 2555 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32966). The performance starts at 7 p.m. There will be a cookie and punch reception hosted by Board of Trustee Emeritus George Berlin following the performance. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Jan 3.

Following their stop in Vero Beach, the choir’s next performance is Thursday, Jan. 11 at the First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland (located at 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland, FL 33801). After the 7:30 p.m. performance, alumnus Dr. John "Mike" Loudon '70 will host a cookie and punch reception. Reservations are due Thursday, Jan. 4.

On the last stop of the tour, the Westminster College Choir will welcome alumni and friends for a preconcert cookie and punch reception at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church (located at 3224 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34239) on Sunday, Jan. 14. The preconcert reception will be hosted by Trustee Rev. Dr. Steve '80 & Amanda (Shanks) McConnell '80. The concert starts a 4 p.m., and reservations are due by Sunday, Jan.7.

In addition to the choir performance receptions, a special alumni reception will be held at the Venice Golf & Country Club (located at 250 Venice Golf Club Drive, Venice, FL 34239) on Saturday, Jan. 13. This special reception will be hosted by Trustee Emeritus Dr. Robert Gardner ’57 and his wife Dr. Monika Becker. Alumni, parents and friends of the college are encouraged to make their reservations to attend by Jan. 6.

For additional information, please contact Kara Montgomery at or 724-946-7364.