GC Choirs welcome Bethany Christian choir for 2014 Fall Choral Concert


Concert: Fall Choral Concert
Date and time: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available online at goshen.edu/tickets or (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Three Goshen College choirs will be joined by a local high school chorus for the annual Fall Choral Concert on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus, directed by Scott Hochstetler, and the Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Brubaker. Joining the GC choirs will be the Bethany Christian High School Concert Choir, directed by Nathan Swartzendruber, a 2009 Goshen College graduate. All four choirs will perform individually and as a mass chorus.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Goshen College faculty, staff and students are free with valid ID. Tickets available online at goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566.

Hochstetler 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 (Oregon), the University of Michigan – Flint, and Corban College (Oregon). 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.

Brubaker is professor of music at Goshen College, where she is involved in the choral, voice and opera theater programs, teaches related courses, and has served as department co-chair. Her graduate degrees are from the University of Kansas and the University of Northern Colorado. Since coming to Goshen in 1999, Brubaker has directed the Goshen College Chorale and Chamber Choir, and in 2004 created the Women’s World Music Choir, which was an invited performer at the 2013 Indiana Music Educators Association conference in Ft. Wayne, and has also performed at the 2008 Central Division conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to touring many parts of the United States and Canada, Dr. Brubaker’s choirs are in demand regionally, having performed with the Toledo Symphony, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and South Bend Symphony. Dr. Brubaker is an accomplished hymn leader, specializing in international music