April 2012 events at Goshen College

All events are open to the public and are free unless otherwise noted.

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2-4 p.m., Opening reception for Senior Exhibit, Hershberger Art Gallery
Graduating senior art majors Andrea Detweiler, Mohammad Rasoulipour, Abi Tsigie and Matt Thomas will be exhibiting work in their particular interest areas. There is a closing reception Saturday, April 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

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3 p.m., Spring mainstage: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Umble Center
When some shipwrecked strangers get washed ashore in the world of Illyria, a playful entanglement of music, love, mistaken identity and trickery ensues. GC’s production is set in an imaginary seaside American city in the 1960s with music inspired by pop/folk singers of the day, such as a youthful Bob Dylan, The Young Rascals, Ray Charles and Peter, Paul and Mary. Directed by Professor of Communication and Theater Doug Caskey Liechty.
Cost: $5 students & seniors, $8 general. Contact the Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 to purchase tickets or order online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

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8 p.m., Taizé worship service, Newcomer Center Room 19
The Goshen College community is invited to join in worship utilizing songs and worship forms from the Taizé community in France. All are welcome.

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7:30 p.m., Faculty Recital Series: Dato Machavariani, Rieth Recital Hall
Adjunct cello instructor Dato Machavariani will perform a recital of music for cello and piano with pianist Ketevan Badridze and violinist Christopher Nemeth. It will include music by Cesar Franck and Antonin Dvorak.
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

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7:30 p.m., Student Chamber Music Recital, Rieth Recital Hall
Goshen College student chamber music ensembles, coached by Associate Professor of Music Solomia Soroka, will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann and Leos Janacek
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

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7:30 p.m., GC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Sauder Concert Hall
Violinist and Associate Professor of Music Solomia Soroka will perform Camille Saint-Saëns “Violin Concerto No. 3″ with the GC Orchestra, directed by Christopher Fashun. The orchestra will also perform works by Humperdinck, Marquéz and Stravinsky.
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

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7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Cherish the Ladies, Sauder Concert Hall
Cherish the Ladies, the popular and highly acclaimed Irish-American band, combine a spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. Recently celebrating their 25th Anniversary, this all-female band delights audiences with their performances around the world. The Boston Globe writes, “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.”
Cost: $40, $35, $20. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online atwww.goshen.edu/tickets.

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4 p.m., Voices-n-Harmony concert, Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults and $5 seniors and students and free for GC students with ID, available at the door one hour before the concert.

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1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical luncheon: Lithuania – Small Surprises, College Church Fellowship Hall
After a traditional Lithuanian meal, Ervin and Phyllis Beck, who taught for a year at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, will share surprises from this interesting country. In this ancient land on the Baltic Sea, formerly a Soviet territory, they found an unspoiled seacoast, traditional villages and architecture, and people whose language most resembles the original Indo-European tongue.
Cost: $20 per person or a table for 8 for $150 on or before April 6, 2012. A late fee of $5 per person will be added after April 6. Call (574) 535-7565 to reserve your seats.

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114th annual Commencement
Saturday, April 21
1:30 p.m., Senior nurses pinning ceremony, College Mennonite Church
7:30 p.m., Senior class program, Music center
Sunday, April 22
11 a.m., Baccalaureate service, College Mennonite Church
3 p.m., Commencement, Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center
The commencement speaker will be Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward from the Church of England.

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7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Imago Theater – Zoo Zoo, Umble Center
The innovative Imago Theater brings its celebrated Zoo Zoo show to GC’s Umble Center. The Portland (Ore.) based company’s hit show received rave reviews in its two-week run on Broadway. See frogs, polar bears, anteaters, penguins and more in this amazing and hilarious production enjoyed by both children and adults.
Cost: $30, $20, $15. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online atwww.goshen.edu/tickets.

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7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Series: Imago Theater – Zoo Zoo, Umble Center
The innovative Imago Theater brings its celebrated Zoo Zoo show to GC’s Umble Center. The Portland (Ore.) based company’s hit show received rave reviews in its two-week run on Broadway. See frogs, polar bears, anteaters, penguins and more in this amazing and hilarious production enjoyed by both children and adults.
Cost: $30, $20, $15. For ticket information, call (574) 535-7566, e-mail welcomecenter@goshen.edu or order online atwww.goshen.edu/tickets.

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2-4 p.m., Opening reception for Juried Student Show, Hershberger Art Gallery
There will be an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. The exhibit is up through May 15.

Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center and Umble Center are accessible to people using wheelchairs and others with physical limitations.

Directions to the college and a campus map are available at: www.goshen.edu/aboutgc/map.php. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.

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