Event: A Festival of Carols
Date and time: Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $15, reserved seating. Call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or visit www.goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets go on sale Nov. 3. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
Goshen College will present the eleventh annual musical celebration of Christmas, “A Festival of Carols,” on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. This special celebration of the holiday season will feature four choirs and an orchestra, 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 on a traditional English worship service, and features Christmas carols, spirituals, scripture readings and works by David Willcocks, Jacob Handl, Benjamin Britten, Robert Shaw and more. Performers include the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and 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 Dr. Debra D. Brubaker and Dr. Scott Hochstetler, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun. Shout for Joy Children’s Choir is directed by Sandy Hill.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 3, and are available for $15 by calling the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or visiting www.goshen.edu/tickets. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
A DVD recording of the 2013 Festival of Carols is now available. Order a copy of the 2013 performance, filmed and produced by Goshen College’s FiveCore Media, by calling the Music Center at (574) 535-7361. Preorders of the 2014 performance will also be available. DVDs cost $15.