Community School of the Arts children’s choirs to perform spring concert May 5

Members of the Goshen College Community School of the Arts Rejoice Children’s Choir (left to right) Mackenzie Mast, Priya Sommers, Ava Miller, Abigail Click, Kyle Deal and Allison Sapp rehearse for their upcoming spring concert on May 5 at 4 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
(Photo provided by the Goshen College Music Center)

Concert:  Community School of the Arts Showcase Concert
Date and time:  Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost:  $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door. GC students/faculty/staff free with valid ID.

Two Community School of the Arts children’s choirs will be joined by graduating CSA student performers as part of the annual spring Community School of the Arts Showcase Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

Performing will be Rejoice Children’s Choir (grades 3-5), directed by Kristin Kauffman, and Shout for Joy Children’s Choir (grades 6-8), directed by Sandra Hill. Each choir will perform choral works individually, and then join together forming a 75-voice combined choir.

Graduates from each choir will be recognized and receive awards during the showcase.

The concert will also feature performances by three high school seniors who will be graduating from the Community School of the Arts this spring:  pianist Wade Troyer, of South Bend; and vocalists Aaron Yoder, of Middlebury, and Sadie Gustafson-Zook, of Goshen.

Tickets cost $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, and are available at the door beginning one hour before the concert. Goshen College faculty/staff/students are admitted free with ID, as well as CSA students and their immediate family members.

The CSA children’s choirs will be holding auditions for new members for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center.  New students may reserve an audition time by calling the Music Center Main Office at (574) 535-7361. Singers in the choirs will be registered through the Community School of the Arts. Tuition is $75 per term, plus registration fee. Need-based scholarships are available.

The mission of the Goshen College Music Center is “Enriched lives and enhanced community through quality artistic programming and educational opportunities for all.” The Community School of the Arts serves hundreds of community families each season, offering private lessons, two children’s choirs, five orchestras including the Elkhart County Youth Honors and Intermediate Concert Orchestras, and Music Together classes for preschool children in Elkhart County. Need-based scholarships are available for every CSA activity. For more information, please visit www.gcmusiccenter.org or call 574-535-7361.

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