This auditioned ensemble is open to all area choral students in grades 9-12, and is a select group of 25-55 students depending on auditions. The literature is varied – everything from Byrd to Mozart to Whitacre to Jazz.  Sommo Voci performs home concerts in Sauder Concert Hall as well as at several other venues throughout the area. There will be a dedicated effort to support the wonderful choral programs in our area. All members of this choir must be a member of his/her current high school choral/music program.

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Age: For students in grades 9-12.

Rehearsals: Sundays from 3:30-5:00 pm starting Sunday, January 7, 2024 

Rehearsal Location: Goshen College Music Center – Choir Room, MC 153.

Cost: $100/semester. Financial aid available. 

Sommo Voci rehearsal and performance expectations | Performance attire

2023-24 Performances

Fall Concert: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall.

Spring Concert: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall.

Kristin Kauffman, director

KRISTIN KAUFFMAN is a graduate of Goshen College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in K-12 Music Education. She served as Choral Director at Central Noble High School and Middle School in Albion (Ind.) from 2000-2004 where she also provided private voice instruction and taught courses in Music Theory and Musical Theater. Kristin has privately taught students throughout Elkhart and St. Joseph counties and currently teaches voice at Fairfield Junior/Senior High. Beyond the classroom, Kristin is an adjudicator with the Indiana State School Music Association, a guest song leader for area retreats and conferences, and a clinician who was selected by the Indiana Music Education Association as the guest conductor for the 2017 Circle the State with Song Elementary Choral Festival. She is a member of Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart (Ind.) where she is active in music leadership. This is Kristin’s 11th season as Director of the Rejoice Children’s Choir and her 2nd season as Director of Sommo Voci.