Goshen College choirs to present ‘Love, Faith and Light in Winter’ Feb. 19

Goshen College choirs singing
The Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir and Men’s Choir perform together at the Homecoming Music Gala in October 2016.

Concert: Goshen College Winter Choral Concert:  “Love, Faith and Light in Winter”
Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available online at https://www.goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

The Goshen College Choirs will present their annual Winter Choral Concert on Sunday, Feb. 19. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir, a mixed gender ensemble, directed by Scott Hochstetler. Also performing are the Men’s Chorus, also directed by Hochstetler, and the Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler Brubaker.

The choirs will perform individually and as a large joint chorus.

Tickets are $7 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 valid ID.

Scott Hochstetler, DMA, is associate professor of music at Goshen College, where he teaches in the choral, vocal and opera theater programs. Dr. Hochstetler is a diverse conductor, having led church, school, college and community ensembles, and worked with singers from novice to professional. Under his direction, the Goshen College Chamber Choir performed live on A Prairie Home Companion in May 2015. Hochstetler regularly clinics choirs and has led groups on tours throughout the United States and Canada. As a baritone, Dr. Hochstetler has performed opera and oratorio roles and given recitals in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and 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.

Debra Detwiler Brubaker holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Goshen College. She was assistant professor of music at Bluffton (Ohio) University for 10 years and has taught choir in public schools in Indiana and 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 performed at the 2008 central division conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Grand Rapids, Mich.