Goshen College celebrates 25th anniversary of Performing Arts Series with new and returning favorites

Goshen College’s Performing Arts Series returns for its 25th year during the 2022-23 season with 10 performances featuring new artists and returning favorites to Goshen. While sharing the common characteristic of virtuosity in their respective fields, these performers comprise an eclectic series representing a variety of genres.

Season ticket package reservations are now available online and will go on sale in-person on Monday, May 23 at 9 a.m. at the college’s Box Office (574.535.7566, boxoffice@goshen.edu). Season ticket packages save 10% off of the full price tickets. Individual concert tickets, if available, will go on sale Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The 2022-23 line-up:

Friday, September 16, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $30

Now in its 27th season, the “engaging” (New Yorker) low-voice ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and riveting performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus has come to prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process.

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
NEW DATE: Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $30

Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of this concert has moved to May 12, 2023. Current ticket holders’ tickets will work for the new date.

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

Palmieri’s parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $45, $40, $30

One of the finest ensembles in the world, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is known for its exceptional performances and its extensive, multi-award-winning recordings under Charles Mackerras, and in recent years, Robin Ticciati. This tour unites two Scottish National Treasures, Nicola Benedetti performing the Bruch Violin Concerto and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, performing under their new principal conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev.

Aida Cuevas

Aida Cuevas: “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo”
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $30

Aida Cuevas presents “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo” an unforgettable and emotional concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice. The Queen of Mariachi is joined by renowned Mariachi Aztlán, along with other special guests. With a 46-year career, 41 album releases, GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® awards, and 11 nominations to her credit, Cuevas is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.

Celebrate Mexico’s legendary and powerful voice with a new show combining the very best of Mexico’s music with Cuevas’ unique voice and style.

The Swingles

The Swingles – Together for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $30

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with songs of good cheer brought to you by The Swingles? The GRAMMY® winners present a banquet of music to keep out the cold, with folk- and jazz-inspired original songs served alongside traditional carols and festive favorites. The Swinglesʼ crystalline vocals evoke icebound worlds, blankets of snow and fireside singalongs. The unmistakable sound of the Swingles has long been associated with Christmas, and audiences can look forward to music from five decades of holiday releases including their most recent holiday album Yule Songs vol. II. Alongside these seasonal specialities, the program includes favorite pieces from the group’s year-round touring repertoire.

Ira Glass

An evening with Ira Glass: “Seven Things I’ve Learned”
NEW DATE: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $55, $50, $40

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program This American Life, which is heard each week by over 5 million listeners on public radio stations and podcast since its beginnings in 1995.

Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including seven Peabody awards and the first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded for audio journalism.

Chris Thile

An Evening with Chris Thile
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Non-package ticket pricing: $45  $40, $30

A MacArthur Fellow and GRAMMY® Award-winning mandolinist, singer and songwriter, Chris Thile is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. For four years, Thile hosted public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion). With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (New York Times).

The Kingdom Choir

Kingdom Choir
Saturday, March 5, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $25

London’s The Kingdom Choir is best known for their show-stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The group’s performance of Stand By Me, seen by a global audience of over two billion, instantly catapulted the choir to worldwide fame. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances.

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

CANCELED: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $40, $35, $30

This concert has been cancelled due to MacMaster and Leahy’s concerns about the ongoing pandemic and family health issues. We will be issuing check refunds for all current season ticket holders. Individual ticket holders will have their purchase refunded by the same method that the purchase was made.

Girl Named Tom

Girl Named Tom
Friday, May 19, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Non-package ticket pricing: $50, $45, $35

Small-town sibling trio Girl Named Tom seeks to create harmony in a world divided. With their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances, Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty won the hearts of America while becoming the only ensemble to ever win NBC’s The Voice. In addition to their chart-topping covers, Girl Named Tom writes original music that is projecting them toward becoming the best-known harmony trio of their generation. Come hear first-hand the group that features two Goshen College graduates and continues to blow away their quickly growing fan base around the country and beyond.

This year’s regular season ticket package again includes six concerts:

Four core performances are set for each season ticket (The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, An Evening with Ira Glass, Kingdom Choir and Girl Named Tom).

  • Choose two or more additional performances from the remaining choices.
  • Past season ticket holders will receive priority seating if they return their order form before Friday, June 10, 2022.
  • Save 10% on each performance by purchasing a season ticket package.
  • Individual concert tickets, if available, will go on sale Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

To place your order:

  • Order online by visiting goshen.edu/tickets
  • Order by phone – Goshen College Box Office – (574) 535-7566
  • Order in person at the Goshen College Box Office located in the Music Center (Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

See seating chart, package pricing and order worksheet (PDF).