2022-23 Performing Arts Series

An extraordinary season celebrating 25 years of great performances!

The Goshen College Music Center is thrilled to welcome you back to Sauder Concert Hall to again experience the magic of live performances in the 2022- 2023 Performing Arts Series. Ten 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 Ten Outstanding Concerts to Choose From

This year’s regular season ticket package again includes six concerts. You have two options to create your package:

  • 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’d like to customize your season ticket package.
  • Choose all 10 shows and receive the biggest discount.

Performers in the 2022-23 Performing Arts Series – Core Shows

These four concerts are a part of every Performing Arts Series season ticket package.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45/40/30

Wed, Oct 19th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

One of the finest ensembles in the world, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is known for its exceptional performances and its extensive, multi-award- winning recordings under Charles Mackerras, and in recent years, Robin Ticciati. This tour unites two Scottish National Treasures, Nicola Benedetti performing the Bruch Violin Concerto and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, performing under their new principal conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev.

An Evening with Ira Glass: “Seven Things I’ve Learned”

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $55/50/40

Sat, Jun 03rd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

This event has been rescheduled from its original date in January. Tickets from the original January date will be honored for the new date. For questions, please contact the Goshen College Box Office at (574) 535-7566 or email boxoffice@goshen.edu.

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program This American Life, which is heard each week by over 5 million listeners on public radio stations and podcast since its beginnings in 1995.

Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including seven Peabody awards and the first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded for audio journalism.

Kingdom Choir

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40/35/25

Sun, Mar 05th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

London’s The Kingdom Choir™ is best known for their show-stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The group’s performance of Stand By Me, seen by a global audience
of over two billion, instantly catapulted the choir to worldwide fame. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances.

Girl Named Tom

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $50/45/35

Fri, May 19th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Small-town sibling trio Girl Named Tom seeks to create harmony in a world divided. With their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances, Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty won the hearts of America while becoming the only ensemble to ever win NBC’s The Voice. In addition to their chart-topping covers, Girl Named Tom writes original music that is projecting them toward becoming the best-known harmony trio of their generation. Come hear first-hand the group that features two Goshen College graduates and continues to blow away their quickly growing fan base around the country and beyond.

Performers in the 2022-23 Performing Arts Series – Choice Shows

Choose two additional performances from the list below to complete your season ticket package – or add all six, for a total of ten outstanding shows!


Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40/35/30

Fri, Sep 16th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Now in its 27th season, the “engaging” (New Yorker) low-voice ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and riveting performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus has come to prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process.

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40/35/30

Fri, May 12th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the Eddie Palmieri concert has changed from October 1, 2022 to May 12, 2023. Current ticket holders’ tickets will work for the new date.

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

Palmieri’s parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales.

Aida Cuevas: “45th Anniversary — Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo”

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40/35/30

Sat, Nov 05th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Aida Cuevas presents “45th Anniversary — Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo” an unforgettable and emotional concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice. The Queen of Mariachi is joined by renowned Mariachi Aztlán, along with other special guests. With a 46-year career, 41 album releases, GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® awards, and 11 nominations to her credit, Cuevas is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.

Celebrate Mexico’s legendary and powerful voice with a new show combining the very best of Mexico’s music with Cuevas’ unique voice and style.

The Swingles: Together for the Holidays

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40/35/30

Tue, Dec 06th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with songs of good cheer brought to you by The Swingles? The GRAMMY® winners present a banquet of music to keep out the cold, with folk- and jazz-inspired original songs served alongside traditional carols and festive favorites.

The Swinglesʼ crystalline vocals evoke icebound worlds, blankets of snow and fireside singalongs. The unmistakable sound of the Swingles has long been associated with Christmas, and audiences can look forward to music from five decades of holiday releases including their most recent holiday album Yule Songs Vol. II. Alongside these seasonal specialties, the program includes favorite pieces from the group’s year-round touring repertoire.

An Evening with Chris Thile

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45/40/35

Sat, Feb 04th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

A MacArthur Fellow and GRAMMY® Award-winning mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, Chris Thile is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. For four years, Thile hosted public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion). With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (New York Times).

Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40/35/30

Sat, Mar 25th @ 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.

Discounts available for season ticket purchases!

The prices listed for each show are full price, but by purchasing a season ticket package, you receive 10% off of individual ticket prices for savings of up to $43!

Buying a season package gives you the first chance to secure your preferred seating location and ensures that you receive the same seats for each performance.

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.

Previous season ticket holders: Be sure to order by Friday, June 10, 2022 to receive your seating preference. After that date, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

How to order and reserve your seats!

This year, you have three options to order your season ticket packages:

  • Order ONLINE by visiting goshen.edu/tickets
  • Order by phone – Goshen College Box Office – (574) 535-7566
  • Order in person at the Goshen College Box Office located in the Music Center.

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. 2, 2022 at the Goshen College Box Office or by ordering online.