April 2014 events at Goshen College

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

Tuesday, April 1
April Afternoon Sabbatical: “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of the Apostle Paul” by Seth Conley, assistant professor of communication, GCTV advisor; Kyle Hufford, FiveCore Media general manager; and Bob Yoder, campus pastor.
1 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Explore how the Apostle Paul overcame religious, cultural and physical obstacles as a leader of the first generation of Christians. A documentary filmed and produced by Goshen College students takes viewers through the journey of Apostle Paul as he broke down barriers to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The film follows Bob Yoder, Goshen College campus pastor, and David Sparks, director of Footstep Ministries, as they guide viewers through Greece and Rome.

 

Tuesday, April 1
S.A. Yoder Lecture: Irish Literary Festival with Cahal Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe
6 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall 

Irish-born and London-based husband and wife poets Cahal Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe will present Goshen College’s annual S.A. Yoder Lecture. Fyfe was born in Ireland and now lives in West London. A poet, creative-writing tutor and arts organizer, she has read throughout the world at festivals and events and on BBC radio and television. Dallat is a poet, critic and musician who has worked in television, publishing, public utilities, construction and information technology, and has taught systems analysts in India. He plays several instruments and writes Irish fiction and drama for a range of publications and radio programs.

 

Friday, April 4
Spring Mainstage: Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”
8 p.m., Umble Center

An energetic, light-hearted romp through the day of a wedding ceremony, “The Marriage of Figaro” includes disguises, cross-dressing, mistaken identities, people jumping out of windows and the lascivious head of a household. Raising the issues of power, privilege, class conflict, love and friendship, this fully staged 18th century comic opera, composed by W. A. Mozart and sung in both English and Italian (with subtitles), is presented by the Goshen College music and theater departments and set in 21st century New York City.

Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students and seniors. Available at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at goshen.edu/tickets. Note: other performance dates include March 28-30.

 

Saturday, April 5
Goshen College Annual Student Academic Research Symposium
12 p.m., Church-Chapel, rooms 110-113

The annual research symposium brings together students and faculty members involved in original research and scholarly activity from all disciplines. Presentations are based upon course work, Goshen College’s Study-Service Term, the Maple Scholars program, internships and experiential learning opportunities. Besides thesis papers and investigations using the scientific method, presentations include expositions on the creative process and innovative techniques.

For more information, call (574) 535-7459 or email joannab@goshen.edu.

 

Saturday, April 5
Performing Arts Series: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices will unite to recreate the magic that won them the 1996 Grammy Award for their inspired collaboration, “Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.” Despite Basie’s passing in 1984, his orchestra has remained a force in jazz music and has won 17 Grammy Awards. The Voices, celebrating their 26 anniversary, are known for their inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend.

Tickets: $44, $40, $28. Available at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Sunday, April 6
Spring Mainstage: Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”
3 p.m., Umble Center 

Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students and seniors. Available at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Wednesday, April 9
Parables Worship Team home program
7 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall 

The Goshen College traveling worship team, Parables, will use music, personal stories and original drama to worship in a home program on April 9. The program was developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Deb Brubaker, professor of music, and Gwen Gustafson-Zook, minister of worship. This year’s theme, “Where the River Will Never Run Dry,” focuses on songs and stories of healing and home, addressing the deep-seated need to experience God as the ever-present source of our belonging.

 

Friday, April 11
Performing Arts Series: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Lead by its mission to inspire and foster a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present a dazzling program that will include Barber’s First Symphony, A Concerto for Flute and Clarinet by Puckett, and Beethoven’s beloved Fifth Symphony. Performing since 1924, the “Phil” is led by Music Director Andrew Constantine.

Tickets: $33, $30, $18. Available at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Saturday, April 12
GC Choirs: EARTHTONES
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Choirs will present their annual concert of world choral music in Sauder Concert Hall. Titled “EARTHTONES: Songs from Many Cultures,” the concert will feature choral music from a wide variety of cultures and countries and in foreign languages. Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus, directed by Scott Hochstetler, and the Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Brubaker.

Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID. Available at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Sunday, April 13
Rieth Chamber Series: Fleur de Lys
4 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

For nearly two decades, Fleur de Lys has performed with clarity and precision on original instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries. The baroque ensemble, which has performed regularly at St. Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame, includes founding members Darlene Catello on harpsichord and Mary Anne Ballard on viola da gamba, along with soprano Danielle Svonavec, baroque flutist Korin Schilling and baroque violinist Tamara Albahari. Their inspiring performances seek to emulate the purity of tone valued by musicians of that time.

Tickets:  $10. Available at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Wednesday, April 16
GC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, will present their spring orchestral concert in Sauder Concert Hall.

Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID. Available at the door beginning one hour before the concert.

 

Saturday, April 26
Combined Art Senior Show reception
2-3:30 p.m., Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery

Seven Goshen College senior art majors will showcase their work in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery between April 17 and 27. A reception will be held in the gallery on April 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. For gallery hours, visit www.goshen.edu/art/hershberger/.

 

116th annual Commencement

Saturday, April 26
1:30 p.m., Senior nurses pinning ceremony, Church-Chapel
7:30 p.m., Senior class program, Music Center

Sunday, April 27
11 a.m., Baccalaureate service, Church-Chapel
3 p.m., Commencement, Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center
Speaker: Joyce Lehman, program officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Wednesday, April 30
Julia Spicher Kasdorf poetry reading
7:30 p.m., Church-Chapel Koinonia Room

Award-winning poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf, who often writes about Mennonite subjects, will present a poetry reading in the Church-Chapel’s Koinonia Room. For more information, contact Ann Hostetler at (574) 535-7837 or at anneh@goshen.edu.

 

Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center, Recreation-Fitness 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/. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

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