Joyce Bontrager Lehman, a financial consultant, past program manager at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and former Goshen College professor, will be the speaker at Goshen College’s 116th commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center. Her speech is titled “The Imperative of Providence.”
April 2014 events include the spring mainstage of “The Marriage of Figaro,” The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, among many others.
Disguises, cross-dressing, mistaken identities and people jumping out of windows are all par for the course in Mozart’s energetic, light-hearted romp through the day of a wedding ceremony. The Goshen College theater and music departments will collaborate to present the composer’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” in Umble Center on March 28, 29 and April 4 at 8 p.m., and March 30 and April 6 at 3 p.m. (ASL interpreted).
Irish-born and London-based husband and wife poets Cahal Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe will present Goshen College’s annual S.A. Yoder Lecture on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The event, “An Irish Literary Festival,” will take place in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
Explore how Paul overcame religious, cultural and physical obstacles as a leader of the first generation of Christians during Goshen College’s Afternoon Sabbatical on April 1 at 1 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
If you’ve secretly dreamed of taking a weeklong artist’s workshop in an exotic location, but have never had the time, the money or the courage, the Nature and the Arts weekend at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is an appealing alternative.
This 25-hour immersion in the arts, which takes place Friday, April 4, 7 p.m. to Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m., features three tracks: Nature Photography with Paul McAfee and Dave Dornberg; Creative Nature Writing with poet Ann Hostetler, an English professor at Goshen College; and Drawing to Printmaking with Dr. John Blosser, professor emeritus of art at Goshen College.
Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present a spring concert in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21.
The Steel Wheels have enthralled audiences across the country with their heady brew of original, soulful mountain music for almost a decade. In a concert sponsored by 91.1 FM The Globe (WGCS), in partnership with the college’s Performing Arts Series, the band will bring their innovative music to the Goshen College Umble Center on May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Goshen College music professor and violinist Solomia Soroka and pianist Arthur Greene will present a benefit recital on behalf of the people of Ukraine on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be held in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts Reception date and time: Sunday, March 16, 3-5 p.m. (exhibit open March 16 through July 27, 2014) Location: Goshen College’s Harold and Wilma Good Library Gallery Cost: Free and open to the public Sponsor: The Mennonite-Amish Museum Committee