Thursday, November 5, 2009

Goshen High School top choirs to perform for Afternoon Sabbatical Nov. 10

Afternoon Sabbatical: "Sensational Singing and Swinging," Goshen High School Advanced Crimson Choir and Crimsonaires directed by Marcia Yost
Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 1 p.m.
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

GOSHEN, Ind. – The two top award-winning choirs from Goshen High School, the Advanced Crimson Choir and Crimsonaires, both directed by Marcia Yost, will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Goshen College's Sauder Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The "Singing and Swinging" program will include a variety of music from classical choral music to standard pop tunes, with something for everyone. "I love watching my students enjoy making wonderful music together," Yost said.

Yost has been directing the program for 27 years and explains the students are what make the Crimsonaires so special. "These are our top notch students at GHS," Yost said. "They are among the top singers and the energy that they bring to their performance is incredible."

The Crimsonaires have received championship trophies at festivals in Washington, D.C., Toronto, Montreal and New York City. They perform 30 to 40 times each year.

The Advanced Crimson Choir, Yost's top choir, will add a wonderful dimension to this performance. Yost says, "They are a group of 70 that have received accolades such as two state championships and four state runner-up titles."

Future programs in the Afternoon Sabbatical series:

Dec. 8 – "Musical Stylings for the Christmas Season," with Professor of Music Beverly Lapp and friends, 1 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall


Dec. 19 – Christmas Bus trip to Chicago to see "In the Heights." Cost: $120


Feb. 9 – "Love in a Variety of Forms," with Goshen College Chamber Choir with Professor of Music Debra Brubaker, 1 p.m., Sauder Concert Hall.


Goshen College's Afternoon Sabbatical program is in its 32nd year of offering rich diversity in programs for the community. A committee of area representatives and college personnel consider the knowledge and talent at Goshen College and among Elkhart County citizens and aim to select programs that will appeal to a wide variety of interests. The program encourages the idea that people need a sabbatical from their daily lives to rejuvenate their minds and spirits.


Afternoon Sabbatical programs are usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall or the College Church Fellowship Hall and are free and open to the public. For more information on the Afternoon Sabbatical series call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566.


-By Julie Weirich


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