Music Department and Music Center Concerts

The Sherer Trio (Sherer Competition Concert)

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Fri, Sep 10th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

The Sherer Trio —  comprised of Goshen College faculty members Solomia Soroka, violin; Matthew Hill, piano; and Dato Machavariani, cello — will present a concert of chamber music in Rieth Recital Hall. This recital is given as part of the 2021 Sherer Violin and Piano Competition. Open to the public.

The Sherer Trio is named in honor of the late Lon and Kathryn Sherer, Goshen College Professors Emeritus of Music. For 40 years, Lon (violin) and Kathryn (piano) created, nurtured and developed instrumental music at Goshen College, bringing the program to unprecedented heights through their talent, hard work, and pedagogy.

Sherer Competition Winners Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Sep 11th @ 6:00 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The winners of the inaugural Sherer Violin & Piano Competition will perform their prepared works in Sauder Concert Hall.

Girl Named Tom

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Sold out in person. Live stream tickets available - $10 individual, $20 family

Fri, Oct 01st @ 8:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

For Girl Named Tom, music is more than a sound, it’s a feeling. The more they engage with audiences, the more they find this to be true. The sibling trio shares the spotlight with each other, allowing their three unique voices to blend in colorful ways, as if mixing paint. Having grown up in the Mennonite tradition in rural Ohio, Girl Named Tom was steeped in glorious four-part singing, and harmony is now the backbone of their sound. They draw songwriting inspiration from artists like The Wailin’ Jennys, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills & Nash, opting for acoustic instrumentation to keep the focus on their voices and story-telling. In a short amount of time, Girl Named Tom is able to emotionally connect with audiences by listening, drawing in each listener, and making them feel like they are a part of something special.

Additional COVID-19 precautions for this performance:

  • Face masks must be worn at all time while indoors regardless of vaccination status
  • Either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 48 hours of the concert) is required for entrance into the venue

Homecoming Music Gala

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Sat, Oct 02nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College music ensembles — Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Vox Profundi, and Voices of the Earth — will perform on the Sauder Concert Hall stage as part of the annual Homecoming Music Gala. Directed by Brian Mast, Scott Hochstetler, and H. Roz Woll.

Visiting Artist Recital: Marc Weagraff, baritone & Jason Aquila, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

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

Fri, Oct 08th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Baritone singer and Baldwin Wallace University Associate Professor of Voice Marc Weagraff will present a voice recital in Rieth Recital Hall. His program (“A Celebration of English Song) will consist of all-English language songs with piano, including works by John Duke & Gerald Finzi, and arrangements of folk songs by Benjamin Britten, Steven Mark Kohn, and Jason Aquila.

Marc Weagraff is Associate Professor of Voice and Choral Studies at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. He holds the D.M.A. degree in voice performance from The University of Michigan; with M.M. and B.M. degrees in voice performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Dr. Weagraff has a firmly established reputation as a teacher of excellence. His students have performed with national and international opera programs (Sarasota, Hawaii Performing Arts, AIMS, FAVA, AVA Russian Intensive, others), in leading roles on Broadway (Mean Girls, Les Mis, Ghost, Bring it on!, Rock of Ages, others), in numerous national and international tours (Hamilton, American Idiot, Book of Mormon, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, others), on network television, and have been accepted to top-tier graduate programs in voice. 

Dr. Weagraff studied voice with Lorna Haywood and George Vassos and choral conducting under Theo Morrison. His opera credits include roles with Cleveland Opera Theater, The Utah Opera Company, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Concert Opera, Michigan Opera Works, The University of Michigan, The University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as numerous performances in musical theater programs.

Fall Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Fri, Oct 29th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

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

Faculty Recital: Matthew Hill, solo piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

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

Fri, Nov 05th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College Professor of Music and pianist Matthew Hill will present a solo piano recital in Rieth Recital Hall.

Matthew Hill, DMA, pianist and Goshen College professor of music, is chair of the music department and teaches piano, chamber music, music history, and as a result of the strong influence from his wife and daughter, also teaches a general education course in Opera and Musical Theatre. He has studied with such renowned musicians as Howard Karp and Claude Frank, whose respective pedagogical genealogies include Rosina Lhévinne and Arthur Schnabel. He has had a variety of teaching and performing experiences both nationally and Internationally. Dr. Hill participated at the Schlern International Music Festival held in the Dolomites of northern Italy through invitation as a teacher, performer, and master class clinician. In China, he taught a series of master classes at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, and presented a solo recital. Matthew received his doctorate in piano performance at University of Wisconsin- Madison. His students have gone on to further graduate study at many different graduate schools, including Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, University of Oklahoma, Westminster Choir College, and the University of South Florida.

GC Symphony Orchestra – Fall Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Sat, Nov 06th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Mast, will present their fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall.

TrebleFest Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Tue, Nov 09th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Goshen College’s Voices of the Earth choir, directed by H. Roz Woll, will participate along with invited treble choirs from area high schools in a one-day treble voice festival, culminating in an evening festival concert in Sauder Concert Hall.

Lavender Jazz Fall Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

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

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present their fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Lavender Jazz is directed by Greg Smucker.