Concert: Rachmaninoff “All-Night Vigil”
Date and Time: Friday, Oct 14, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available online or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.
Two local choral ensembles will unite for a special choral concert on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The Goshen College Chamber Choir will join with St. Joseph Valley Camerata, an area professional choir under the direction of Dr. Scott Hochstetler, associate professor of music.
The two groups will be joined by Grammy Award-winning basso profundo Glenn Miller to perform Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote his All-Night Vigil, known commonly as “Vespers,” as a soothing balm to the atrocities of World War I. A perfect blend of ancient Russian chant and lush Romantic harmonies, this completely a cappella work will transport and heal through its timeless text and achingly beautiful music inspired by the Russian Orthodox church. Written with the low voices of Rachmaninoff’s countrymen in mind, the All-Night Vigil ranges from unison to twelve-part singing, covering the extremes of human vocal range.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students, available online at goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. Goshen College faculty, staff and students are free with ID.