Monday, April 14, 2008

Goshen College choirs to perform spring concert of music from around the globe

Concert: Goshen College choirs concert, “EARTHTONES: Songs from many cultures”
Date and time: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC students free with valid ID. Tickets only available at the door.

GOSHEN, Ind. – Singing music from almost every continent, the Goshen College choirs will explore the large palette of sounds available to the human voice, including from Finland, Sweden, South Africa, Latvia, India, Republic of Georgia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico, Appalachia and in the African-American tradition.

The Goshen College Chamber Choir, Chorale, Men’s Chorus and Women’s World Music Choir will perform the second annual “EARTHTONES: Songs from many cultures” choral concert on Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The choirs are directed by Professor of Music Debra Brubaker and Interim Associate Professor of Music Scott Williamson. The choirs each will sing in multiple languages and style, and will also combine to perform several works.

Brubaker directs the Goshen College Chamber Choir and the Women’s World Music Choir, which she created and made its debut in the spring of 2004. Since coming to Goshen in 1999, she and her choirs have collaborated and performed with such noted conductors as Alice Parker, Vance George, Donald Neuen and Gregg Smith.


Williamson directs the Goshen College Chorale and Men’s Chorus. He was director of choral and vocal activities at Shepherd University from 1999 to 2002 and associate director of choral and vocal activities at Washington & Lee University from 1996 to 1999. A native of Chesapeake, Va., Williamson holds degrees from James Madison University and Westminster Choir College, and earned a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Maryland.


Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door and cost $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for GC students with valid ID.

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Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit

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