Celebrate Christmas with Goshen College during the eighth annual Festival of Carols

Event: A Festival of Carols
Date and time: Dec. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
$14, reserved seating. Call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, email welcomecenter@goshen.edu, or visit www.goshen.edu/tickets.

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College will present its eighth annual musical celebration of Christmas, “A Festival of Carols,” on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. This special celebration of the holiday season will feature student ensembles, along with audience participation on traditional carols, all in a concert hall festively decorated with garlands, lights and trees.

“A Festival of Carols” is patterned after a traditional English worship service, and features Christmas carols, spirituals, Scripture readings and works by David Willcocks, Lee Dengler, Charles Ives, Pavel Chesnokov, Gustav Holst and more. Performers include the Goshen College Chorale, Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir, the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and the Shout For Joy Children’s Choir. The audience will also be invited to join the choirs to sing familiar carols during the performance.

Goshen College choirs are directed by Debra Brubaker, professor of music, and Scott Hochstetler, assistant professor of music, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is directed by Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music. Shout for Joy Children’s Choir is directed by Sandy Hill.

A limited number of reserved seating tickets are available for $14 by calling the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, emailing welcomecenter@goshen.edu or visiting www.goshen.edu/tickets.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College Acting News Bureau Coordinator Alysha Bergey Landis at (574) 535-7762 or alyshabl@goshen.edu.


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S.News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.