Men's Chorus 2005 Spring Break Tour
The Goshen College Men’s Chorus, a 42-voice choir, traveled to Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Illinois for performances during its Feb. 25 to March 6 Spring Break tour.
Led by Associate Professor of Music James Heiks, the Men’s Chorus guided congregations through worship experiences with choral treasures from sacred and folk repertoire for men’s voices. Spirituals, ethnic folk songs, a Renaissance masterwork and a poignant song about the effects of war on children were some of the highlights of the one-hour concert.
“The Goshen College Men’s Chorus has drawn men from all corners of the campus, as they have discovered the camaraderie that makes a men’s chorus such a force for joy and praise. When these young men get together to sing, it becomes a unique form of very energetic worship. We leave our rehearsal with renewed enthusiasm, respect for each other and an appreciation for the power that music has for each of us in our journey of faith. We want to share our enthusiasm and energy,” Heiks said.
The Men’s Chorus Tour 2005 schedule included performances at Iowa Mennonite School (Kalona, Iowa); West Union Mennonite Church (Parnell, Iowa); First Mennonite Church (Beatrice, Neb.); Bethesda Mennonite Church (Henderson, Neb.); First Mennonite Church (Denver, Colo.); Hesston Mennonite Church (Hesston, Kan.); First Mennonite Church (Newton, Kan.); and Metamora Mennonite Church (Metamora, Ill.).