Goshen College Community School of the Arts faculty members Brook Bennett, cello, and Luke Norell, piano, will present a recital in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Goshen College theater students will present an evening of musical theater selections on Sunday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Goshen College’s Umble Center.
On Saturday, May 17, Goshen College will host two family sing-alongs planned especially for young children (birth–age eight) and their families. Families may choose to attend either of these identical free events at 9:30 or 11 a.m. in the GC Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Phil Keaggy, multiple Dove award-winner and perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today, will give a benefit concert in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this family-friendly event will go to support MDC Goldenrod’s work providing services to individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities.
Spektral Quartet, one of the nation’s fastest-rising young string quartets and ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, returns to Goshen with accordion and bandoneon phenom Julien Labro, playing a fun and fiery program of South American jazz and tangos. The concert is set for Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
Three Community School of the Arts (CSA) youth choirs will perform as part of the CSA Spring Showcase Concert on Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m. Graduating high school senior and CSA flute student Karis Neufeld will also perform during this concert, which will be held in Sauder Concert Hall in the Goshen College Music Center.
Reception: Saturday, April 26, 2-3:30 pm, Hershberger Art Gallery
NatureFest, an annual spring festival held at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in Wolf Lake, Ind., will take place Friday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m. NatureFest includes a 5-K run, hikes for all ages and interests, and booths with hands-on interactive nature activities. Camping overnight is an option. For a schedule, see merrylea.goshen.edu or call 260-799-5869.
May and June events include performances by the Steel Wheels, Freimann Chamber Ensemble and the Spektral Quartet with Julien Labro.
An 11-month, 10,000-mile bicycle journey came to an end last week in Goshen. On Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel, three Goshen College graduates will share stories from their remarkable journey from Paraguay to Goshen.