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Lincoln-Way Madrigals founder Charles R. Stark receives a standing ovation as he makes his way to the podium to deliver his speech Saturday, March 9, during a concert celebrating the dedication of the Charles R. Stark Center for the Performing Arts at Lincoln-Way Central High School. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Marie Michuda (left) and Anmarie D’Ortenzio perform “For Good” from the musical “Wicked.”
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
2:34 am CDT March 16, 2019

For more than four decades, Charles R. Stark helped shape the Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 music program as an institution of beauty and excellence. Along with directing choirs, chairing the music department and founding the Madrigal program, he also led the a capella choir on several concert tours of Europe, served as the district’s auditorium director, formed the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale and much, much more.