Goshen College celebrates Christmas with the tenth annual Festival of Carols

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The Goshen College choirs and Shout for Joy Children’s Choir perform during the 2012 “A Festival of Carols” concert. Goshen College will present its 2013 musical celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. This special celebration of the holiday season will feature five choirs and orchestra, along with audience participation on traditional carols, all in a concert hall festively decorated with garlands, lights and trees.
(Photo by Alia Munley/Goshen College)

Event: A Festival of Carols
Date and time: Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $15, reserved seating. Call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, email welcomecenter@goshen.edu, or visit www.goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets are selling quickly; patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Goshen College will present the tenth annual musical celebration of Christmas, “A Festival of Carols,” on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. This special celebration of the holiday season will feature five choirs and an orchestra, along with audience participation on traditional carols, all in a concert hall festively decorated with garlands, lights and trees.

“A Festival of Carols” is patterned on a traditional English worship service, and features Christmas carols, spirituals, scripture readings and works by David Willcocks, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Shaw, Steven Amundsen and more. Performers include the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and Shout For Joy Children’s Choir. The audience will also be invited to join the choirs to sing familiar carols during the performance.

Goshen College choirs are directed by Dr. Debra D. Brubaker and Dr. Scott Hochstetler, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun. Shout for Joy Children’s Choir is directed by Sandy Hill.

Tickets are selling quickly and are available for $15 by calling the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, emailing welcomecenter@goshen.edu or visiting www.goshen.edu/tickets. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

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