Goshen College students and alumni, sing for relief;
Voices for Life compilation CD benefits Mennonite
Central Committee work
The music made by Goshen College alumni has entertained thousands.
A compilation of that music may give comfort to thousands more.
Proceeds from sales of Voices for Life, a compact
disc compilation of recorded songs from Goshen College graduates,
will benefit Mennonite Central Committee activities in Afghanistan
and Iraq. A group of current Goshen College students, supported
by the Student Senate, organized the CD project as a way to contribute
to the rebuilding of homes in Afghanistan destroyed by U.S. bombs
and providing aid to school children through school kits in Iraq.
We are all too aware of the fact that our tax dollars have
supported military efforts against the people of these countries
during the last several years, said Phoebe Brubaker (Sr.,
Mifflintown, Pa.) of the Student Senate. We would like to
work at building new bridges of peace and understanding.
The CD will include a mix of genres including music from albums
by GC alumni:
' J.D. Martin, who has written a number one and 15 top 10
country hits, including songs for Reba McEntire, Terri Clark and
the Oakridge Boys;
' Goshen-based roots music band Double Barrel
' Pittsburgh, Pa., musicians Heather Kropf, Keith Hershberger
and Brad Yoder;
' Lotus, a Philadelphia-based organic ambient trance
' South Dakota singer-songwriter Rachel Ries;
' Iowa Mennonite School music director and musician Bradley
' Goshen singer-songwriter Austin Kaufmann;
' Radiant, a Goshen-based world music group;
' Singer-songwriter Jonathan Reuel and Sonchild;
' Goshen-area musician David Oliver;
' Lonesome River Polecats, a bluegrass group;
' Les Gustafson-Zook, international autoharp champion; and
' Hesston College professor and soloist Tony Brown.
For more information about the CD, go online to www.goshen.edu/senate/voicesforlife/.
To order: CDs cost $15, plus $3 for shipping and handling.
Send requests and checks to:
Memo line: Voices for Life
Mennonite Central Committee
1013 Division St.
Goshen, IN 46526
From the Liner notes:
This CD is a testimony to the power of creative collaboration.
Early in the fall of 2002, several students at Goshen College
dreamed of connecting the art of music and the art of peacemaking
in a very tangible way. We wanted to create a compilation CD that
would feature the musical talents and creativity of Goshen College
Alumni, and more importantly, we wanted this CD to bring a message
of life and hope to a hurting world.
We hope that you will enjoy the music of these talented
individuals. We hope that you will also enjoy knowing that you
are supporting the musical arts as agents of healing and hope.
All proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to support two specific
peace initiatives of Mennonite Central Committee. The first program
is the Afghanistan Home Reconstruction Project, which is helping
to rebuild civilian homes that were destroyed by bombs dropped
by the U.S. military. The second project helps to supply school
and health kits for the Iraqi people who continue to suffer.
This project is supported by the Student Senate of Goshen
College. We thank you for your investment in music and the efforts
of peace and reconciliation.