GOSHEN, Ind. – Opportunities are available to secure individual tickets for all concerts in the Goshen College Performing Arts Series. Individual tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m., online at www.goshen.edu/tickets and at the recently relocated Goshen College Welcome Center (moved from the south to the north side of the Union Building). Guest parking is available at this location.
For further information about ticket availability, prices, reservations or more information, contact the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Welcome Center, located at the north end of the Union Building, is open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The 2012-13 line-up was announced in the spring as follows, with individual ticket prices listed:
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
An all-star ensemble of renowned singers from across the United States, Seraphic Fire was founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, and has since garnered critical acclaim, including two Grammy nominations in 2011. The chamber choir has gained a reputation for dynamic, cutting edge performances and a broad repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary and sacred to secular choral works. ($35, $30, $20)
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Birdland Big Band
Known as the hottest big band in New York, Birdland Big Band is led by Tommy Igoe, one of today’s most successful and diverse drummers. The band roars into action every Friday night at Manhattan’s Birdland Jazz Club, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world’s best arrangers. Come experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see jazz event and catch what critics are calling “the best live music bargain in all of NYC!” ($35, $30, $20)
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Del McCoury Band
This season, we bring back the much-loved bluegrass of the Del McCoury Band. Since he was last here in 2004, Del McCoury has received a National Heritage Fellowship lifetime achievement award and was elected into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, honoring his 50-plus years making music. Del McCoury and his faithful band demonstrate that bluegrass isn’t just for those with an acquired taste: it’s about presence, passion and the musical marriage of sound old and new. ($40, $35, $25)
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
The 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Four decades into her career, Harris continues to awe audiences with her crystalline voice, remarkable gift for phrasing and restless creative spirit. ($55, $50, $40)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
The English Concert
The English Concert is among the finest chamber orchestras in the world, with an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of baroque and classical music on their period instruments. Based in London, the orchestra has toured extensively in Europe, the Middle East and the United States under Artistic Director Harry Bicket. Their Sauder Concert Hall performance will include works by Vivaldi, Purcell and Telemann. ($45, $40, $25)
Friday, March 8, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished guitarists bringing a new energy to the stage. With programs ranging from Bach to bluegrass, they consistently play to sold-out houses worldwide. For this show, Firesign Theater veteran and Goshen native, actor Philip Proctor, will join the quartet in their “Don Quixote” collaboration, as they tell the journey of the literary Spanish knight through story and amazing music. ($40, $35, $25)
Saturday, March 23, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
This unbelievable show brings together three styles of exhilarating dance forms – Irish step dance, Ottawa Valley step dance and tap. With virtuosic dancers and musicians from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish The Ladies and Bowfire, this cast of outstanding talent will take the audience on a dance journey that is bound to have you on your feet! ($35, $30, $20)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
Known across the world for her powerful voice, Lea Salonga is a Tony Award winning singer and actress, most recognized for her roles as Kim in “Miss Saigon,” as Eponine in “Les Misérables” and as the singing voice of two official Disney princesses: Jasmine in “Aladdin” and Fa Mulan in “Mulan.” Come see for yourself why The New York Times describes her voice as “a shiny all-purpose instrument that confidently establishes its dominion over whatever musical setting surrounds it.” ($45, $40, $25)
Seating for those with disabilities is available and the minimum age of attendees is 5 years old. Tickets are nonrefundable.
The Goshen College Performing Arts Series debuted on Sept. 21, 1997. Since then, the college has hosted more than 100 concerts by some of the world’s greatest performers as part of the program.