Chamber Choir

The Goshen College Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of 24-45 students performing secular and sacred music from the Medieval through Modern periods. The group is open to all majors and grade levels. In addition to performing with area and regional orchestras, the Chamber Choir performs numerous solo concerts both on and off campus during the school year.

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Scott Hochstetler, conductor

Scott Hochstetler, DMA, is Professor of Music at Goshen College, where he teaches in the choral, vocal and opera/musical theater programs. Dr. Hochstetler is a diverse conductor, having successfully led church, school, college, and community ensembles, and worked with singers from novice to professional. Under his direction, Vox Profundi (formerly the Goshen College Men’s Chorus) performed to acclaim at the ACDA regional convention in March 2012. Hochstetler regularly clinics choirs and has led groups on tours throughout the USA and Canada. Hochstetler guest conducted over 450 singers in the 2016 Mennonite Secondary Council Choral Festival and was the guest clinician for the IMEA Area 2A Circle the State with Song festival in February, 2020. Hochstetler has also directed the area professional chorus, St. Joseph Valley Camerata, since 2011. As a baritone, Dr. Hochstetler has performed opera and oratorio roles and given recitals in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Oregon. Most recently, he appeared with the GC Choirs and Orchestra as the baritone soloist in Brahms’ Requiem in the fall of 2019. With graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, Dr. Hochstetler has studied conducting with David Rayl, Sandra Snow, Jonathan Reed, Jerry Blackstone, Theodore Morrison and Kenneth Kiesler, and he has studied voice with Leslie Guinn, Stephen Lusmann and Doyle Preheim.

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Audio Samples

Title Performed by Composer
Chamber Choir Sergei Rachmaninoff
Chamber Choir Ralph Vaughan Williams
Chamber Choir Benjamin Britten

 

2022-23 Concert Schedule

For tickets, please visit the Goshen College Box Office.

  • Homecoming Music Gala: Sat. October 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall
  • GC Choirs w/ Camerata Singers & Elkhart Symphony: Sun. November 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall
  • A Festival of Carols: Fri.-Sat. December 2-3, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. December 4, 2022, 4:00 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall
  • Winter Choral Concert: Sat. February 11, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall
  • Spring Break Tour (location TBD): Feb. 27 – March 3, 2023
  • Home Concert: Sun. March 4, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall
  • EARTHTONES: Songs from Many Cultures: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall