This was quite a week for the Goshen College Men’s Chorus. On Sunday, Feb. 19, Maestro Vance George, the Toledo Symphony, and the Goshen College Combined Choirs along with 30 select high school singers and select members of the Music Center’s children choir, Shout for Joy, presented, as part of a larger program, Gabriel Fauré’s monumental Requiem in d minor. I had the privilege of singing the baritone solos on short notice. As I sat on stage listening to the warm and soothing sounds of the choirs combining with the lush strings, I was proud to be part of a performance in memory of Dr. James Miller. That performance along with this morning’s chapel service by the men’s chorus reminded me again of the power of music as a healing force in a dark and troubled world.
My hope is that each of our audiences on tour will receive at least a glimmer of hope through our heartfelt message of the peace and light of Christ. Please send us traveling mercies as we brave the Indiana winter in the morning!
Dr. Scott Hochstetler