“Walk Through the Valley in Peace”
The 2022 Goshen College tour features the Vox Profundi Choir traveling to the eastern U.S., Feb. 26 – March 6.
Vox Profundi, founded in January of 2004, follows in the long tradition of Goshen College low voice singing groups beginning with the men’s glee clubs and the Rambler Quartet of the early 1900s. Vox Profundi performs music from all genres and time periods with special emphasis on sacred a cappella literature. The group performs in on-campus choral concerts and represent the college on periodic tours.
The choir is directed by Dr. Scott Hochstetler.
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.
*Dates & times subject to change
9:35 a.m., Workshop with Pettisville Junior High Choir
7:30 p.m., Tour Home Concert, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall (watch the livestream here)
Jonah King, Normal, Illinois
Diego Torres, Goshen, Indiana
Victor Vegas, Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
Phil Witmer-Rich, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Dontaye Albert, Brooklyn, New York
Lukas Bontrager-Waite, Goshen, Indiana
Cade Fisher, Goshen, Indiana
Noah Kauffman, Osceola, Indiana
Asa Schiller, Pasadena, California
Sam Scheele, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Andrew Smucker, Goshen, Indiana
Andrew Graber, Goshen, Indiana
Joel Yoder, Elkhart, Indiana
Benjamin Reichenbach, North Manchester, Indiana
Evan King, Normal, Illinois
Jocsan Barahona Rosales, Goshen, Indiana
Daniel Stoltzfus, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Jonathan Weaver, Milwaukie, Oregon
Leif Billings, Indianapolis, Indiana
Benji Wall, Goshen, Indiana
Tobias Garcia, Goshen, Indiana
Gabe Hartzler, Goshen, Indiana
Seth Smith Kauffman, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Conrad Liechty, Goshen, Indiana
Alex Miller, Middlebury, Indiana
Liam Minielly, Kingston, Ontario
Joseph Mounsithiraj, Goshen, Indiana
Brenton Phamh, Goshen, Indiana
Sam Stolpe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
All the participants are vaccinated and boosters have been strongly encouraged. All participants will be tested before leaving for this tour.
In churches & schools: Participants will be masked at all times within the churches and schools, with the exception of meals. While performing, the performers will be wearing special singers’ masks that are well-designed for these COVID times to severely diminish aerosol spread.
Lodging and Hosts: All will remain masked in host homes. We have asked that the students be lodged in vaccinated homes. Students will only stay in rooms with a current roommate or a person in their immediate bubble. The roommates on tour will remain constant with no mixing of lodging groups throughout the tour. Any symptomatic students will be lodged in a hotel as needed.