Rieth Chamber Series

A new season!

The 2014-2015 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 for the Rieth Chamber 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 2014-15 series below!

Organ Recital: Stephen Jacoby

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

Organist Stephen Jacoby is Professor of Music Emeritus at Bluffton University (Ohio), where he served as a member of the music faculty for 40 years. Currently principal organist of North Broadway United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Jacoby opens this year’s Rieth Chamber Series with works by Couperin, CPE Bach, Scheidt, Buxtehude, and others on Goshen College’s superb Taylor and Boody “Opus 41″ organ.


Telegraph Quartet

Sunday, october 5, 2014, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

Out of 48 competing ensembles from across the nation and around the world, the Telegraph Quartet was awarded the coveted Grand Prize of the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division. Formed in 2013 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the acclaimed Telegraph Quartet will perform an exciting concert of virtuosic string chamber music in GC’s Rieth Recital Hall, not to be missed!


Merling Trio

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

Hailed as a brilliant ensemble with magnificent precision and impeccable blend of sound, the Merling Trio will bring a concert of “Hungarian Flavor” to GC’s Rieth Recital Hall. Performing exciting Hungarian Dances by Brahms and Dvorak’s Trio in F Minor among other works, this concert is sure to please. In residence at the School of Music at Western Michigan University, the Merling Trio has concertized widely in the U.S. and abroad and has produced several critically acclaimed recordings.


Spektral Quartet

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 4:00 p.m.| Sauder Concert Hall

The Chicago-based Spektral Quartet returns to Goshen College on Palm Sunday to perform Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” This gifted ensemble, already a favorite of Goshen audiences, is in residence at the University of Chicago and is quickly becoming known as one of Chicago’s premier string quartets. Spektral’s performance of Haydn’s moving work in Sauder Concert Hall is certain to be a memorable one.


Organ Recital: Simon Thomas Jacobs

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

Simon Thomas Jacobs, the 2013 First Prize winner of the prestigious St Alban’s International Organ Competition, will delight audience members on GC’s prized Taylor & Boody pipe organ. A native of Great Britain, Jacobs most recently served as organist and choirmaster at the Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. As winner of St. Albans, this year will see him performing at some of the world’s most esteemed concert venues including Notre Dame de Paris, King’s College, and Galway Cathedral.


10th Anniversary Organ Concert: Kevin Vaughn, organist

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m. | Rieth Recital Hall

In May 2005, the Goshen College Music Center dedicated its new Taylor & Boody pipe organ, “Opus 41.” Now, ten years later, we invite you back to celebrate its anniversary! Kevin Vaughn, Goshen College’s organ instructor and Director of Music and Organist at St. Vincent De Paul Church in Elkhart, will present a recital of organ works selected to highlight this magnificent instrument. Vaughn’s program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Gaston Litaize, Anton Heiller, and more. Be a part of the celebration!


BONUS EVENT for Series Subscribers:
Luke & Mary Rose Norell, piano duo

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. | Sauder Concert Hall 

Husband and wife duo Luke and Mary Rose Norell will perform the bonus dessert concert for sponsors of this year’s chamber series. Their two-piano concert will offer both virtuosic and sensitive playing at its best in the Sauder Concert Hall. Both on staff at GC’s Community School of the Arts, Luke and Mary Rose respectively have doctoral degrees in performance from Indiana University – Bloomington and Northwestern University (Ill.). Mary Rose grew up studying piano with then-GC professor Marvin Blickenstaff.


Series Tickets

For your sponsorship of only $125 you will receive tickets to all six outstanding events, plus the special bonus concert and dessert listed above by Luke & Mary Rose Norell 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!

To reserve your chamber series subscription for the coming year, please download the series order form (.pdf) and return with your $125 payment.  The deadline for purchasing series season subscriptions is September 8, 2014.  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