Music is in the air as Goshen College Men’s Chorus tour Pacific Northwest

Concert: Goshen College Men’s Chorus Home Concert
Date/Time: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Online at, or (574) 535-7566.

2017 Goshen College Men’s Chorus

Music is in the air as Goshen College Men’s Chorus tour Pacific Northwest

GOSHEN, Ind. - The Goshen College Men’s Chorus will spend their spring break touring and performing in churches and schools in Oregon and Washington from Feb. 24 through March 2, 2018, with a home concert on Sunday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

The tour theme, “Music in the Air,” is an exploration of sacred songs celebrating God’s creation, both here on earth and in the celestial spheres of the sun and the stars. The program will feature a wide range of selections including traditional hymns, spirituals, gospel selections, and contemporary choral works. Included in the program are compositions by Copland, Sibelius, Grieg, Forrest, Moore, Conte, Sametz and Crouch and by Mennonite composers Lee Dengler, Esther Wiebe, and Goshen College senior Mark Kreider.

“I’m so excited to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest where I had the privilege to live and teach for five years,” said Men’s Chorus Director and Professor of Music Scott Hochstetler. “The gorgeous landscape and vibrant venues provide the perfect setting to share our music honoring God’s creation and provision.”

Follow along with the choir on their tour by going to their blog.

Full Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 24 — 7:00 p.m.
Portland Mennonite Church
1312 SE 35th Ave, Portland, Oregon
Reception to follow

Sunday, February 25 — 10:30 a.m.
Portland Mennonite Church
1312 SE 35th Ave, Portland, Oregon
Will sing as part of church service

Sunday, February 25 — 4:00 p.m.
Zion Mennonite Church
6124 S Whiskey Hill Rd, Hubbard, OR
Alumni & Friends Reception
All are welcome to come meet President Rebecca Stoltzfus
and stay for the concert

Sunday, February 25 — 6:00 p.m.
Zion Mennonite Church
6124 S Whiskey Hill Rd, Hubbard, OR
This is a joint concert with the Canby High School Men’s Choir
Reception to follow

Monday, February 26 — 6:30 p.m.
Salem Mennonite Church
1045 Candlewood Dr NE, Keizer, Oregon
Reception to follow

Wednesday, February 28 — 9:40 a.m.
Chapel at Western Mennonite School
9045 Wallace Rd NW, Salem, Oregon

Wednesday, February 28 — 2:00 p.m.
Mennonite Village
535 Columbus St SE, Albany, Oregon

Wednesday, February 28 — 6:30 p.m.
Albany Mennonite Church
3405 Kizer Ave. NE, Albany, Oregon
Reception to follow

Friday, March 2 — 7:30 p.m
Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St, Seattle, Washington
Reception to follow

Sunday, March 4 — 7:30 p.m.
Goshen College Home Program
Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
1700 S. Main St, Goshen, Indiana

The choir includes the following members:

Tenor 1: Aidan Friesen (Goshen); Elijah Lora (Goshen); Nate O’Leary (Seattle, Washington); Daniel Robles Perez (Goshen); Eli Studebaker (Goshen); Jacob Zehr (Carthage, New York).

Spencer Aeschliman (Salem, Oregon); Hugh Birky (Goshen); Emmanuel Black (South Bend, Indiana); Josh Bustos (Goshen); Jonathan Bontrager-Waite (Goshen); Stuart Fakhoury (Indianapolis, Indiana); Zach Ganger (Goshen); Isaac Godshalk (Plymouth, Indiana); Harrison Gingerich (Canby, Oregon); Levi Glick (Salem, Oregon); Julian Harnish (Bluffton, Ohio); Simon Hurst (Goshen); Peter Kim (Daegu, South Korea); Mark Kreider (North Newton, Kansas); Reuben Leatherman (Portland, Oregon); Stephen Lowe (Harrisonburg, Virginia); Alexander Seymour (Orrville, Ohio); Matthew Smucker (Goshen); Christian Stoltzfus (Harrisonburg, Virginia); Reed Yoder (Apple Creek, Ohio).

Tenor 2:
Nat Dick (North Newton, Kansas); Hidehiro Kaminaga (Tokyo, Japan); Ian Keim (Goshen); Joshua Liechty (Archbold, Ohio); Ian Martin (Lancaster, Pennsylvania); Hans Miller (Goshen); Rowan Miller (Millersburg, Ohio); Nathan Pauls (Kinzers, Pennsylvania); Simon Weaver (Madison, Wisconsin); Jonah Yoder (Goshen).

Kenan Bitikofer (St. George, Kansas); Gabriel Eisenbeis (Freeman, South Dakota); Tobias Garcia (Goshen); Evan Krabill (Goshen); Ethan Lapp (Goshen); Caleb Liechty (Archbold, Ohio); Andrew Nussbaum (Galena, Ohio); Micah Raber (Millersburg, Ohio); Ben Reimer (Goshen); Khampha Stempel (Broadway, Virginia); Lukas Thompson (Goshen); Seth Weaver (Madison, Wisconsin); Landon Weldy (Goshen); Ben Wiebe (Goshen).