Goshen College Chamber Choir to perform Oct. 26, 27


Concert: Goshen College Chamber Choir Fall Concerts
Date and time: Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Associate Professor of Music Scott Hochstetler, will present two concerts in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.

Titled “Rejoice in the Lamb,” the program is highlighted by performances of Benjamin Britten’s work of the same name, and will feature organist Kevin Vaughn. The Chamber Choir will also perform works by Maurice Duruflé, William Byrd, Hans Leo Hassler, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stephen Paulus and more. The ensemble is accompanied by Christine Larson Seitz on piano.

The 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.

General admission tickets for either concert are $7 adults and $5 seniors/students, available at the door beginning one hour before the concert. Goshen College faculty, staff and students are free with ID. Seating is limited in Rieth Recital Hall; patrons are advised to come early for optimal seating.

Scott Hochstetler, DMA, is associate professor of music at Goshen College, where he teaches in the choral, vocal and opera theater programs. Under his direction, the Goshen College Men’s Chorus performed to acclaim at the ACDA regional convention in March 2012. He is also the director of St. Joseph Valley Camerata, an area professional choir. Previous appointments include Western Mennonite School (Ore.), the University of Michigan – Flint, and Corban College (Ore.).  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.