Wayne Harwood Balch, 1920-2003

Wayne Balch was Music Department Director at North Park College for many years. In 1966 Maestro Balch took the North Park Choir on a six-week European and Scandinavian tour. A concert performed at the invitation of the King of Sweden in Stockholm’s State Lutheran Church was the highlight of the trip.

Wayne is well-remembered by those who were at North Park during his tenure. Of English origin, he willingly and gladly accepted his adoption into the North Park Swedish heritage and added to it a lot of great music. Peace to those who mourn him and blessings on his memory.