18th annual Festival of Carols returning Dec. 3-5

Concert: A Festival of Carols
Date and time: Dec. 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. (live-streamed)
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $15, reserved seating. Call the Goshen College Box Office at (574) 535-7566 or visit www.goshen.edu/tickets. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
COVID-19 precautions: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 48 hours of the concert) is required for entrance into the venue. Face masks must be worn at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status.


Goshen College will present the 18th annual musical celebration of Christmas, “A Festival of Carols,” on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The Sunday, Dec. 5 performance will be streamed live at gcmusiccenter.org/live.

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 sacred works of music for the holiday season. 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 Roz Woll and Scott Hochstetler, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is directed by Brian Mast. Shout for Joy Children’s Choir is directed by Sandy Hill.

Tickets are available for $15 by calling the Goshen College Box Office at (574) 535-7566 or visiting www.goshen.edu/tickets. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 48 hours of the concert) is required for entrance into the venue. Face masks must be worn at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status.