Music Department and 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.