Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Homecoming Music Gala to feature college's choirs and orchestra


Event: Goshen College Homecoming Music Gala
Date and time: Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: All tickets are $8 and are available at the Welcome Center or by calling (574) 535-7566.

GOSHEN, Ind. – The 2010 Goshen College Homecoming Weekend Music Gala concert will feature performances by the college's choirs and orchestra for the first time in the 2010-11 academic year, and will include a piece conducted by special guest Vance George. The concert will take place in the Goshen College Music Center's Sauder Concert Hall on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Performing are the Goshen College Chorale, Chamber Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's World Music Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. This concert features the debut of new Assistant Professor of Music and conductor of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras Christopher Fashun. The Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will combine for a performance of "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" from Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, with special guest conductor Vance George, a 1955 Goshen College graduate and former conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

The choirs will perform works from a variety of cultures and in a number of languages. The orchestras will perform works by Brahms, Jean Sibelius and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola.

All tickets are $8 and are available at the Welcome Center or by calling (574) 535-7566.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or


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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