Music Department and Music Center Concerts

Homecoming Music Gala

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8

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

Part of Goshen College’s 2018 Homecoming activities, the Homecoming Music Gala is your first opportunity to hear the Goshen College ensembles. Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler; Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs; and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Rocha.

Visiting Artist: Kate Boyd, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Wed, Oct 31st @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Described by Gramophone Magazine as a pianist with a “strong lyrical bent and feeling for nuance,” Kate Boyd has performed solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, in addition to many places throughout the US and Canada. Recent concerts and conferences have taken her to Germany, England, Canada, Malaysia, Florida,California, Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Michigan and Greece.

Boyd has received numerous awards and prizes, including 2016-17 Outstanding Professor of the Year, an Indiana Arts Commission Grant and a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, an award funded by the Lilly Foundation for creative artists of all disciplines.  Other awards and prizes include a Fulbright scholarship and fellowships at the Tanglewood Center, Blossom Music Center, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Prussia Cove (England).

Boyd received her Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, under the tutelage of Russian pianist Sedmara Rutstein; her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied with renowned pianist and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish; and a Diploma from the Hannover (Germany) Academy of Music,where she studied with Israeli master teacher Arie Vardi. She also studied with Estonian pianist Arbo Valdma at the Cologne (Germany) Academy of Music, under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant. In addition to her major teachers, she received extensive coachings and attended residential masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, Gyorgy Sebok, John Perry, Reinbert DeLeeuw, and Ronald Copes, among others.

Kate Boyd currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Area Coordinator at Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was recently promoted to rank of Full Professor. In the summers she is on the faculty of the internationally-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Formerly, she was on the faculty of Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio, and for ten summers taught at Kinhaven Music School, in Weston, Vermont.

GC Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Fri, Nov 02nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Goshen College’s choral and instrumental ensembles will join together for an unforgettable concert in Sauder Concert Hall! Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler, with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of José Rocha.

Men’s Choir Festival Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

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

The Goshen College Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs, will participate along with invited area men’s choral ensembles in a one day festival for men’s voices, culminating in an evening concert in Sauder Concert Hall.

GC Wind Symphony & Lavender Jazz Fall Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

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

Two Goshen College wind ensembles will again share the stage as they each present half a concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing are the Goshen College Wind Symphony, conducted by José Rocha, and Goshen College’s big band, Lavender Jazz, conducted by Chris French.

La Caccina vocal ensemble with guests GC Women’s World Music Choir

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Sat, Jan 19th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

La Caccina is professional women’s vocal ensemble and non-profit arts organization based in Chicago, founded in 2011 by three friends who shared a passion for choral music. La Caccina finds its namesake in Francesca Caccini, a prolific Baroque composer known for her virtuosic musicality and beautiful singing voice. Following in Caccini’s footsteps, the women of La Caccina bring a wide range of expertise to the ensemble, enabling them to easily adapt to a wide range of musical styles – from Renaissance madrigals to South African folk songs, and from contemporary pop songs to classical masterworks such as Vivaldi’s Gloria in D and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Over the past seven seasons, La Caccina has collaborated with ensembles including Pavo String Quartet, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and bluegrass trio Glass Mountain, and has commissioned and premiered works by Katherine Pukinskis, Augusta Read Thomas, Matthew Harris, Ed Frazier Davis, and Eric Malmquist, among others. No matter the music, La Caccina’s expressive, emotional singing highlights the versatility of the treble voice and brings musical excellence, integrity, and honesty to every performance.

The performance will feature the Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler.

Goshen College Winter Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Sat, Feb 09th @ — 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 and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler, and the Goshen College Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs.

59th Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $12 adults, $8 seniors/students

Sat, Feb 16th @ — Sauder Concert Hall

Student winners of the 2018-19 Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition will perform with the GC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Rocha.

Performing are:

  • Minhyuk Kim, piano – Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (mvt 1)
  • Gogo Liegise, piano – Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 (mvt. 3)
  • Abigail Greaser, violin – Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (mvt  1)
  • Lisa Rosado Rivera, soprano – Rossini, “Una voce poco fa” from Il Barbieri di Siviglia
  • Lukas Thompson & Josh Liechty, duet – Donizetti, “Cheti, cheti immantinente” from Don Pasquale
  • Nathan Pauls, baritone – Kurt Weill, “Lonely House” from Street Scene
  • Rebecca Choi, soprano – Mozart, “Batti, batti O bel Masetto” from Don Giovanni

GC Chamber Choir Home Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Sun, Mar 03rd @ — Sauder Concert Hall

GC faculty recital: Joshua Boggs, countertenor

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Fri, Mar 08th @ — Rieth Recital Hall

Joshua Boggs, countertenor and Goshen College visiting instructor of choral music, will present a vocal recital in Rieth Recital Hall with collaborative pianist Mariah Boucher.

Boggs’ & Boucher’s program will feature songs by Purcell, Pergolesi, Handel, Blow, Finzi, Craig Hella Johnson, and more.

GC Choirs: EARTHTONES — Songs from Many Cultures

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

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

The Goshen College Choirs will present their annual EARTHTONES concert of world choral music in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing are the GC Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs, and Voices of the Earth, directed by Debra Detwiler.

The program will feature songs from a wide variety of cultures and sung in multiple foreign languages.

Dúo Belcorde

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public.

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

The Duo Belcorde consists of Spain natives Manuel Briega, violin, and Adrián Fernández, spanish guitar. Violin and guitar form a duo of great interest, thanks to the versatility of these two instruments — the tune, melody and harmony form a perfect symbiosis that between them. Dúo Belcorde has made numerous national and international tours such as Japan, Brazil, Morocco, Turkey, Australia, New Zeland, United States of America, China, Portugal, Brazil, Luxembourg, etc organized by important public and private institutions as well as governments around the world.

Their program consists of a concert with a selection of Spanish works and masterpieces composed between 17th and 20th centuries. It includes a selection of pieces from the music of Cervantes’s time to modern music by Spanish composers.

GC Symphony Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Wed, Apr 17th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, directed by José Rocha, will present their spring semester concert in Sauder Concert Hall.

The concert will be highlighted by a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, featuring GC professor and violinist Solomia Soroka. The GCSO will also present a movement from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian.” The Wind Ensemble will present works by Prokofiev, Markowski, and Yozviak.

 

Homecoming Music Gala

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

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

The annual Homecoming Music Gala offers the first opportunity to hear the Goshen College music ensembles in the 2019-20 school year! Performing will be the Goshen College Choirs, directed by Scott Hochstetler and Marcia Yost, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Mast.

TrebleFest Festival Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

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

Goshen College’s Voice of the Earth choir will be joined by invited treble choral ensembles for a day of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in an evening concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Voices of the Earth is directed by Marcia Yost.

GC Chamber Choir with St. Joseph Valley Camerata

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

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

Fri, Oct 25th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Chamber Choir will join with local professional chorus St. Joseph Valley Camerata for a joint concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Both ensembles are directed by Scott Hochstetler.

Lavender Jazz Fall Concert

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.

Fri, Nov 22nd @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present their fall concert in Rieth Recital Hall. Student-led jazz small combos will also perform. Lavender Jazz is directed by Greg Smucker.