Merry Christmas and happy holidays, from your Goshen College family.
Almost 30 years after they acquired international superstar status with Paul Simon’s Graceland album and after four Grammy Awards, Ladysmith Black Mambazo continues to tour the world as South Africa’s cultural ambassadors.
The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. Following the format of a standard jazz quartet with vocals, the collaboration between jazz’s most intense band and one of jazz’s foremost singers will prove to be anything but standard.
Endowed with a rich, warm and expressively direct lyric coloratura voice, Deborah Lifton is emerging as one of today’s most compelling performers of contemporary American opera and song. Greek pianist and conductor Charis Dimaras is noted for his diverse musicality, appearing as recital soloist, collaborator, and concerto soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, China, Canada, and the United States.
This year’s theme reminds the Goshen community that #ItIsTime, and features Sarah Thompson, Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams.
Miriam Suzanne (Meyer) ’05 was named among the 2016 True West Award winners by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Nicole Bauman ’08 recently traveled to North Dakota to show support for local indigenous groups and other opposed to the construction of a proposed pipeline.
The Goshen College Music Department is pleased to announce that it is launching new $1,000 per year grants to incoming Goshen College students for participation in GC music ensembles. These new grants are in addition to its already existing audition-based music achievement awards, which range from $2,000-$10,000.
Six Goshen College students have spent the semester working to publish a new literary journal, titled “Freaky Squirrels: No Answers, Just Stories,” a collection of essays, memoirs and photos, all contributed by GC alumni.