When and where to watch:
- Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 p.m., WNIT (channel 34.1)
- Thursday, Dec. 18 and 8 p.m., WNIT (channel 34.1)
- Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., WNIT (channel 34.1)
- Thursday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m., WNIT (channel 34.2) and at 7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST, Lakeshore PBS (Channel 56.1)
Michiana residents will have more opportunities to enjoy Goshen College’s “A Festival of Carols,” the annual musical celebration of the holiday season, on several local and regional public television stations.
WNIT PBS in South Bend (channel 34.1) will broadcast the 2013 performance on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. The performance will also be broadcast on WNIT’s standard definition channel (34.2) on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.
Lakeshore PBS in Merrillville, Indiana (channel 56.1), will air the 2013 performance on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, at 7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST
WTIU in Bloomington, Indiana (channel 30.1), will also air the program at a time and date to be determined.
Both the 2013 and 2014 “A Festival of Carols” performances were filmed and produced by students working for FiveCore Media, Goshen College’s video production company. The 2013 production involved nine camera locations, and 11 student crew members.
“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 also joins 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.
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.