2021-22 Performing Arts Series

An extraordinary season celebrating a return to LIVE performances

The Goshen College Music Center is thrilled to welcome you back to our venues to again experience the magic of live performances in the 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series. Nine extraordinary performances feature new artists and returning audience favorites. While sharing the common characteristic of virtuosity in their respective fields, these performers comprise an eclectic series representing a variety of genres. As always, the series assures that you can experience an incredible breadth of top-quality performances right here on the campus of Goshen College! 

 


Up to nine outstanding concerts to choose from

This year’s regular season ticket package again includes six concerts: 

  • Four core performances are set for each season ticket. 
  • Choose two additional performances from the remaining choices. Of course, you can add as many of the remaining performances as you would like to customize your season ticket package. 

The more performances you choose, the bigger the discount on your season ticket package! 

  • 6 performances = $15 discount 
  • 7-8 performances = $20 discount 
  • 9 performances = up to $40 discount! 

NEW online ordering option this year!

With our new online ticket system, you now have three ways to order your season tickets!

Either purchase your season ticket package ONLINE by visiting goshen.edu/tickets

OR

Send the attached form to the following address:

Goshen College Box Office
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN, 46526,

OR

Order via phone by calling the Box Office at 574-535-7566. 

Box Office Hours:
Summer (June-July) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., M-Th
Regular (beg. Aug 2) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., M-F

Individual tickets, if available, will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at the Goshen College Box Office or by ordering online

Performers in the 2021-22 Performing Arts Series – Core Shows

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $60, $55, $45

Fri, Oct 22nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Back by popular demand, this sizzling 12-piece ensemble returns with their upbeat multilingual repertoire of classical, Latin, big band, samba, pop and jazz music. Led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini has gained a national following and has performed with more than 50 orchestras. Pink Martini has released 11 studio albums on its own independent label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdale’s dog), selling over three million albums worldwide. In 2019, the band released two EPs featuring the vocals of Pink Martini’s newest members Jimmie Herrod and Edna Vazquez. Join these amazing talents for a not-to-be-missed evening of a musical travelogue from a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro to a quaint piazza in Naples, Italy. 

Christmas with the King’s Singers: Finding Harmony

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $50, $45, $35

Tue, Dec 14th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation and incisive timing, the Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble The King’s Singers make their return to Goshen. Renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, they draw both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations. Having sung and toured the world for over fifty years and compiled a discography of more than 150 recordings, these incredible singers are consummate entertainers, charming audiences with a delightful British wit along with their stunning vocal performance.

Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40, $35, $25

Fri, Mar 11th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

A fierce Celtic fiddling duo, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. With the Visions show, Natalie and Donnell share their legendary musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with an expanded show that highlights the unique talents, influences and stories of this amazing, growing clan through dancing, singing and, of course, world-class music making.

Edgar Meyer & the Scottish Ensemble

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45, $40, $30

Tue, Apr 05th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

American star bassist Edgar Meyer returns to Sauder Concert Hall for a concert with the acclaimed Scottish Ensemble. Based in Glasgow, the string ensemble has worked with Edgar Meyer for more than a decade exploring the roots of bluegrass in the music of the British Isles, and crafting a program that traces back to the origins of an American art form. The Observer U.K. has praised the Scottish Ensemble as “a scintillation of ace soloists who combine bracing energy, flexibility and precision, breathing and moving as one.”

Edgar Meyer is one of America’s most versatile musicians. Growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Meyer absorbed the great bluegrass tradition. As a composer, Meyer has written music for Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Hilary Hahn. The six-time Grammy winner has also ventured into jazz with collaborations with Christian McBride.


Performers in the 2021-22 Performing Arts Series – Choice Shows

Over the Rhine and Carrie Newcomer

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45, $40, $30

Fri, Sep 17th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

This special return double-bill concert will be a Midwestern musical night for the soul! Described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, Indiana-based singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer’s music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. With 15 solo albums, Newcomer has attracted a devoted and international following with her warm voice and exquisite melodies. And when you listen to Ohio-based Over the Rhine, the supremely talented wife-husband jazzy folk duo, you will quickly fall under the spell of their compelling, soothing and earthy voices, and their insightful lyrics. God, love and death often show up in their faith-infused music as the couple Linford Detweiler, pianist and guitarist, and Karin Bergquist, vocalist and guitarist – explore life’s biggest questions.

Mike Super: Magic and Illusion

Where: Umble Center

Price: $30, $25, $20

Sat, Oct 30th @ 7:30 pm — Umble Center

As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime U.S. network television and voted America’s Favorite Mystifier! Mike is also a top finalist on NBC’s #1 rated summer series America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: ‘Fool Us.’

Imagine mind blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian. Mike Super has taken the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you! Mike’s turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience! YOU become Mike’s onstage assistant! Enjoy this family-friendly performance and join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers.

Watkins Family Hour

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40, $35, $30

Fri, Jan 21st @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Watkins Family Hour is a collaborative performance and recording project led by Los Angeles-based siblings Sean and Sara Watkins, both of whom came to prominence in the 1990s as part of the GRAMMY-winning progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek. Sara is also part of the all-female trio I’m With Her.

Beginning in 2002, Sean and Sara were offered a monthly residency at L.A.’s famous venue Largo, which they called the Watkins Family Hour. The gig took on the form of a variety show where the Watkins could stretch out musically, working out new material, collaborating with other players, and generally letting loose creatively between tours. Over the years, the Family Hour became a spontaneous meeting place where, on any given night, artists like Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Dawes, Nikka Costa and even actor/comedian John C. Reilly might sit in for a set.

An Evening with Patty Griffin

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $50, $45, $35

Fri, Jan 28th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winner – and seven-time nominee – has crafted a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for “[writing] cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…[her] songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends.”

Resistance Revival Chorus

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $30, $25, $20

Sat, May 21st @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 womxn (an alternative spelling of the English word “woman”) and non-binary (gender identities that are neither male nor female‍) singers who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center womxn’s voices. Chorus members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds and activist causes. They center womxn in music, and address how historically womxn have been marginalized in the music industry. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “when the movement is strong, the music is strong,” and RRC attempts to live up to that call. The RRC calls for justice and equity for womxn across racial, ethnic, economic, sexual identity and religious lines. They aim to be intersectional in their feminism and reveal that all social justice issues overlap heavily with womxn’s issues; to harness the collective power of womxn to help change the world; to celebrate each other through song; to embrace Toi Dericotte’s idea of “joy as an act of resistance.”

Returning to live performances… Is it safe?

At Goshen College, safety has been our number one priority during this global pandemic, which led us to postpone our 2020-21 season. 

We have learned a lot over the past 15 months, and with the widespread availability of highly effective vaccinations, we feel confident that we will again be able to gather together to experience the power of live arts performances. 

For the safety of our patrons, artists and staff, the following precautions are being observed in response to COVID-19:

  • At this time, all patrons and staff will be required to wear face masks while indoors on campus. We will continually monitor and adjust the need for this requirement based on county vaccination rates and transmission rates.
  • At this time, we will not be limiting seating capacity. Extra seats can be purchased if you would like additional buffer seating.
  • The performance venues are well ventilated and air is exchanged frequently.
  • The facilities will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each performance, and hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the facility.
  • All event staff are required to complete a daily wellness check before coming to work.
  • We ask that all guests follow recommendations from the CDC and do not attend a show if you have a fever, cough or respiratory symptoms, or have recently been in contact with someone who was sick.

We will continue to monitor the pandemic throughout the coming months, and make adjustments on safety protocols based on local health guidelines, transmission and vaccination rates.

We are committed to creating an atmosphere where all patrons can relax and enjoy the performance!

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please feel free to reach out to the box office at boxoffice@goshen.edu.

 

We hope that you will enjoy the variety of offerings, and that you join us for as many of these outstanding performances as you can! We suggest submitting your season ticket orders as soon as possible to reserve seating in your preferred area with the same seat for each concert. Past season ticket holders will receive priority seating if they return their order form before Friday, July 9.