Celebrate the Christmas season with the 12th annual Festival of Carols
Concert: A Festival of Carols
Date and time: Dec. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. (which will be live-streamed)
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. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
Goshen College will present the 12th annual musical celebration of Christmas, “A Festival of Carols,” on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6 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. Scott Hochstetler and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is directed by Dr. José Rocha. Shout for Joy Children’s Choir is directed by Sandy Hill.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 2, 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.
The Dec. 6 performance (at 4 p.m.) will be live streamed.