Rieth Chamber Series

Our Inaugural Season!

The inaugural season of the 2013-2014 Rieth Chamber Series seeks to help make classical chamber music accessible to the Goshen Community.  These six outstanding concerts will become the cornerstone of chamber and organ music in our concert venues.  This is a series to which we can sell only 200 subscriptions due to the primary concert venue being Rieth Recital Hall.

Our goals in launching this new series include:

  • Providing our patrons with incredible classical and chamber music concerts for their enjoyment
  • Establishing a reputation with performing artists for appreciative Music Center audiences
  • Giving our patrons an opportunity to support classical chamber music in a tangible way

Learn more about the six concerts in the 2013-2014 series below!

Organ Concert by Carrie Groenewold

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

Carrie Groenewold will open the 2013-2014 Rieth Chamber Series with an inspiring organ recital on Rieth Recital Hall’s magnificent Taylor and Boody pipe organ. A native of the Midwest, Groenewold received degrees in both organ and church music at Dordt (Iowa) College and also at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently organist at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas and a candidate to receive her D.M.A. in organ at the University of Kansas.


Villiers Quartet (London, England)

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. | Sauder Concert Hall

At the forefront of innovation and creativity in chamber music, the UK-based Villiers Quartet (VQ) has become known for their masterful interpretations of works by English composers such as Edward Elgar and Frederick Delius. They hit worldwide acclaim last year after launching the first online VQ New Works Competition, reaching a global audience that voted online for three finalists, one of which was GC composition student, Henry Stewart. Henry’s piece “Threnody/Images” will be performed at Villier’s Goshen concert.


Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Chamber Music Players

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

The Fort Wayne Phil extends its chamber music prowess to Goshen, bringing accomplished woodwind, piano and string players who will perform chamber works from three centuries. Featured works will include Britten’s 1932 Phantasy Quartet, Mozart’s 1786 Kegelstatt Trio, and Dvorak’s 1888 String Quintet in G, Op. 77 — each piece exciting and unique and offering a window to the world of its time.


Organ Concert by Daniel Bayless

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 4:00 p.m.| Rieth Recital Hall

Daniel Bayless, organist at the University of Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart is set to perform an exciting recital of organ works on GC’s Taylor and Boody pipe organ. Holding degrees in organ performance from both the Universities of Kansas and Notre Dame, Bayless has studied organ, harpsichord, carillon, and choral conducting with esteemed teachers including Craig Cramer, David Dahl, Darlene Catello, Susan Marchant, Michael Bauer, Barbara J. Brown, and Elizabeth Berghout.


Fleur de Lys Baroque Ensemble

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

For nearly two decades, Fleur de Lys has performed with clarity and precision on original instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries. The baroque ensemble, which has performed regularly at St. Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame, includes founding members Darlene Catello on harpsichord and Mary Anne Ballard on viola da gamba, along with soprano Danielle Svonavec, baroque flutist Korin Schilling, and baroque violinist Tamara Albahari. Their inspiring performances seek to emulate the purity of tone valued by musicians of that time.


Julien Labro with Spektral Quartet

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. | Sauder Concert Hall

Spektral Quartet, one of the nation’s fastest-rising young string quartets and ensemble-in-residence at The University of Chicago, returns to Goshen with accordion and bandoneon phenom Julien Labro, playing a fun and fiery program of South American jazz and tangos. The Sauder Concert Hall audience will be treated to an evening of amazing virtuosity and creativity by this spectacular collaboration.


BONUS EVENT for Series Subscribers:
Violinists Amy Kauffman and Cornelius Dufallo

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. 

Hailing from NYC, husband and wife violin duo Amy Kauffman and Cornelius Dufallo will perform for sponsors of this year’s chamber series. Amy has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2002, and Neil is in demand as an innovator in the contemporary music scene. Both graduates of The Juilliard School, they perform frequently in chamber ensembles and festivals across the country. While growing up near Goshen, Amy studied violin and piano with then GC professors Lon and Kathryn Sherer.


Series Tickets

For your sponsorship of only $120 you will receive tickets to all six outstanding events, plus the special bonus dessert concert listed above by Amy Kauffman and Cornelius Dufallo for series sponsors only.  If you feel you can’t attend all six concerts, you can share your tickets with friends or return them to us to share with others – either way you will be supporting the music!  As a sponsor, $45.00 of your subscription would be a tax-deductible gift to sustain classical music for all at a reasonable price and allow for Goshen College music students to attend the concerts.

To reserve your chamber series subscription for the coming year, please download the series order form (.pdf) and return with your $120 payment.  The deadline for purchasing series season subscriptions is September 13, 2013.  Order forms can be mailed to:

Goshen College Music Center
1700 S Main St
Goshen, IN 46526

Direct questions of specifics about the series to Music Center executive director Marcia Yost at (574) 535-7793, or myost@goshen.edu