Events

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Want to see what events are happening at the Music Center? Listings by category are below, or you can go to our Complete Concert Calendar.

Performing Arts Series

Cantus

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Festival of Carols

A Festival of Carols

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $15, reserved seating.

Multiple Dates — Sauder Concert Hall

Goshen College’s annual Christmas music extravaganza, A Festival of Carols features performances by Goshen College music ensembles (choirs, orchestra), faculty, and students, all set in a lavishly decorated Sauder Concert Hall.  Performing are the Goshen College Choirs — Chamber Choir, Vox Profundi, Voices of the Earth, directed by Scott Hochstetler and H. Roz Woll — along with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Mast, and Shout for Joy youth choir, directed by Sandy Hill.

Tickets are reserved seating. Patrons are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible. The Sunday performance will be live-streamed to the public from Sauder Concert Hall.

Music Dept/Music Center Concerts

Sherer Competition Judges Concert

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Sep 17th @ 7:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Part of the 2022 Sherer Violin and Piano Competition held at Goshen College, this concert will feature performances from the Sherer Trio (Solomia Soroka, violin; Dato Machavariani, cello; Matthew Hill, piano) as well as members of the judging panel for the competition.

Please visit the Sherer Competition website for more information about the competition.

This concert is free and the public is warmly invited.

2022 Sherer Competition Winners’ Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sun, Sep 18th @ 6:00 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Student winners of the 2022 Sherer Violin and Piano Competition will perform their winning works in a winners’ concert on the Sauder Concert Hall stage. The first, second, and third placed winners in both the violin and piano categories will perform with piano accompaniment.

Please visit the 2022 Sherer Competition website for more information about the competition.

This concert is free and the public is warmly invited.

Parables Preview Concert

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Wed, Sep 21st @ 7:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Parables, Goshen College’s student-led worship and drama team, will hold a short preview performance of their 2022-23 program for interested viewers in Rieth Recital Hall.

This performance is free and the public is warmly invited.

2022 Homecoming Music Gala

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, available online at http://www.goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Sat, Oct 08th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The traditional first concert of the academic year, the Homecoming Music Gala is the first opportunity to hear performances by the Goshen College music ensembles. Featuring performances by the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Vox Profundi, directed by Scott Hochstetler, Voices of the Earth, directed by H. Roz Woll, and the GC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Mast. This concert is held as part of the 2022 Goshen College Homecoming activities.

GC Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, available online at http://www.goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Fri, Nov 04th @ — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Mast, will present its fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Repertoire is to be determined.

TrebleFest Festival Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Tue, Nov 08th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Voices of the Earth, Goshen College’s high voice chorus, and invited high school treble choir ensembles from Goshen, Elkhart, Wabash, and Manchester will conclude a day of workshops and choral rehearsals with an evening concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Voices of the Earth is directed by H. Roz Woll.

Lavender Jazz Fall Concert

Where: Umble Center

Price: Free and open to the public

Wed, Nov 16th @ 7:30 pm — Umble Center

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s Big Band, will present their fall concert in Umble Center. Lavender Jazz is directed by Greg Smucker.

H. Roz Woll, mezzo-soprano and Roy Jennings, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, available online at http://www.goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Sat, Jan 14th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

H. Roz Woll and Roy Jennings are presenting a concert featuring vocal music by African American composers on Saturday, 1/14/23, 7:30 PM in Rieth Recital Hall. Works by Marques Garrett, Roy Jennings, Margaret Bonds, Betty Jackson King, Shawn Okpebholo, Robert Owens, Oscar Brown, III, and Dianne Reeves.
Special guests are Nakiyah Kilpatrick, voice; Jakyra Green, spoken word; Lloyd Brodnax King, flute; Birch Baer, percussion; Kent Dutchersmith, bass; and Akira Murotani, trumpet.

This recital is being presented as part of Goshen College’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration activities. Ticket proceeds from this event will benefit Goshen College’s Black Student Union.

This event is rescheduled from its original date in October, 2022. Tickets purchased in October will be honored for the new performance date. 

GC Choirs – Winter Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC Employees/Students free with ID.

Sat, Feb 11th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Choirs will present their annual Winter Choral Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing are the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Vox Profundi, and Voices of the Earth. The GC Choirs are directed by Scott Hochstetler and H. Roz Woll.

Faculty Recital: The Sherer Trio

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC Employees/Students free with ID.

Sun, Feb 12th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

The Sherer Trio is Goshen College’s resident chamber music ensemble, comprised of Solomia Soroka, violin; Dato Machavariani, cello; and Matthew Hill, piano. The Trio will present a concert of chamber music in Rieth Recital Hall, including a performance of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34, featuring Hillary Harder, violin & Rosalyn Troiano, viola.

63rd Annual Goshen College Concerto-Aria Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $12 adults, $8 seniors/students. GC Employees/Students free with ID.

Sat, Feb 18th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Student winners of the 2022-23 Goshen College Concerto-Aria Concert will perform their winning pieces with the GC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Viktoria Petrak.

Performing will be:

  • Hannah Lehman, piano & Alena Miller – performing Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor, mvt. 3
  • Ana Neufeld Weaver, piano – performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto NO. 2 in G minor, mvt. 1
  • Sofia Sanchez, violin – performing Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, mvt. 1
  • Alexa Kennell, soprano – performing Dvorak “Mesicku na nebi hlubokem” from Rusalka
  • April Pollock, soprano – performing Mozart “In Uomini, in Soldati” from Così fan tutte
  • Victor vegas, composition – “Triumph at Last”

Goshen College Chamber Choir Home Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC Employees/Students free with ID.

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

The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Scott Hochstetler, will conclude their Spring Break tour with a Home Concert of their tour repertoire in Sauder Concert Hall.

Visiting Artist Recital: The Silver Duo

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC Employees/Students free with ID.

Sun, Mar 19th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

University of Maine music professors Noreen (cello) and Phillip Silver (piano) will present a program of works for cello and piano in Rieth Recital Hall.

Noreen and Phillip Silver bring a wealth of performing experience to their highly regarded partnership. They have an enviable international reputation for chamber music playing of the highest caliber. The Duo, founded when Noreen and Phillip were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, has received accolades and acclaim from appreciative audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. Their imaginative programming, in which lesser-known masterpieces are given exposure alongside established repertoire favorites, has proven very popular and made them much in demand.

Lavender Jazz Spring Concert

Where: Umble Center

Price: Free and open to the public

Wed, Apr 05th @ 7:30 pm — Umble Center

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present their spring concert in Umble Center. The concert will feature charts for full ensemble and small combos. Lavender Jazz is directed by Greg Smucker.

Low Voice Festival Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Tue, Apr 11th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Vox Profundi, Goshen College’s low voice choir, will welcome invited low voice ensembles from area high schools and the community for a day of rehearsals, culminating in an evening concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Vox Profundi is directed by Scott Hochstetler.

GC Choirs – EARTHTONES: Songs from Many Cultures

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $12 adults, $8 seniors/students. GC employees/students free with ID.

Sat, Apr 15th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Choirs will present their annual spring concert of world choral music. EARTHTONES: Songs from Many Cultures will feature the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Vox Profundi, and Voices of the Earth ensembles, presenting choral works from a wide variety of countries and cultures, and sung in foreign languages. The GC Choirs are conducted by Scott Hochstetler and H. Roz Woll.

GC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC employees/students free with ID.

Sat, Apr 22nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The GCSO is conducted by Viktoria Petrak.

GC Senior Recitals

GC Senior Recital: Grace Hitt, trumpet

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public.

Sun, Mar 12th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and trumpeter Grace Hitt will present her senior trumpet recital in Rieth Recital Hall, with Luke Norell, pianist. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment for the degree of Bachelor of Music at Goshen College.

GC Senior Recital: Sam Scheele, trombone

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Fri, Apr 14th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and euphonium/trombone player Sam Scheele will present his senior recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Sam is accompanied by Luke Norell, piano.

GC Senior Recital: Cadence Lee, mezzo-soprano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sun, Apr 16th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music education major and mezzo-soprano Cadence Lee will present her senior voice recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Lee is accompanied by Luke Norell, piano.

GC Senior Recital: Augusta Nafziger, soprano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Gussie Nafziger

Sun, Apr 16th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and soprano Augusta Nafziger will present her senior voice recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Nafziger is accompanied by Luke Norell, piano.

GC Senior Recital: Angela Ticen, solo piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Fri, Apr 21st @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College music education major and pianist Angela Ticen will present her senior piano recital in Rieth Recital Hall.

GC Senior Recital: Caroline Greaser, violin

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Apr 22nd @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and violinist Caroline Greaser will present her Senior Violin Recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Greaser is accompanied by Luke Norell, piano.

CSA Concerts & Recitals

Community School of the Arts Fall Choral Showcase

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, available online at http://www.goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Sun, Nov 13th @ 4:00 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Three youth choirs in the Community School of the Arts will perform on the Sauder Concert Hall stage as part of the CSA Fall Choral Showcase concert. Performing are Rejoice (grades 3-5) and Sommo Voci (grades 9-12), directed by Kristin Kauffman, and Shout for Joy (grades 7-9), directed by Sandy Hill.

 

Youth Honors Orchestra Fall Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Tue, Nov 15th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Youth Honors Orchestra, a youth instrumental ensemble comprised of Elkhart County young musicians, will present their fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The YHO is conducted by Victoria Petrak.