The Goshen College Men’s Chorus, founded in January of 2004, follows in the long tradition of GC male singing groups beginning with the men’s glee clubs and the Rambler Quartet of the early 1900s. Formed by the combined male voices of the Chorale and Chamber Choir, the Men’s Chorus performs music from all genres and time periods with special emphasis on sacred a cappella literature. The men perform in on-campus choral concerts and represent the college on periodic tours.
Scott Hochstetler, Conductor
Scott Hochstetler, DMA, is assistant professor of music at Goshen College, where he teaches in the choral, vocal and opera theater programs. Under his direction, the Goshen College Men’s Chorus performed to acclaim at the ACDA regional convention in March 2012. He is also the newly appointed director of St. Joseph Valley Camerata, an area professional choir. Previous appointments include Western Mennonite School (OR), the University of Michigan – Flint, and Corban College (OR).
As a scholar, his work on Vaughan Williams has been published by The Choral Journal. He is the co-author of the IPA Pronunciation Guide to Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: German Texts, published by earthsongs, with a second book on French and Italian diction forthcoming.
As a baritone, he has performed opera and oratorio roles and given recitals in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Oregon. Most recently, he performed as baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with the Toledo Symphony under the baton of Vance George. His voice students have consistently placed highly in vocal competitions, including a winner of the 2011 Indiana NATS competition. Dr. Hochstetler holds a DMA in choral conducting from Michigan State University, a double MM in conducting and voice from the University of Michigan, and a BA in music and biology from Goshen College.
He has studied conducting with David Rayl, Sandra Snow, Jonathan Reed, Jerry Blackstone, Theodore Morrison and Kenneth Kiesler, and he has studied voice with Leslie Guinn, Stephen Lusmann and Doyle Preheim.
Dr. Hochstetler lives in Goshen, Indiana with his wife Rachel and two children, Leah and Aaron.
|Poor Man Laz’rus||Men’s Chorus||Spiritual, arr. Jester Hairston|
|Noël||Men’s Chorus||Todd Smith, arr. Brad Holmes|
|Ya Mariam||Men’s Chorus||Palestinian folk song, arr. Levi Smucker|
|Beati Mortui||Men’s Chorus||Felix Mendelssohn|