Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Third annual Goshen College Christmas concert, ‘A Festival of Carols,’ to be held Dec. 1-3


Concert: Goshen College Christmas concert, “A Festival of Carols”
Dates and times: Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. (open to Goshen College faculty/staff/students only); Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. (open to the public); Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. (open to the public)
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
$12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. Reserved seating.
For more information: Tickets are available at the Goshen College Welcome Center, by calling (574) 535-7566
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GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College will present its third annual musical celebration of Christmas, “A Festival of Carols,” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. This special celebration of the holiday season will feature performances by Goshen College Music Department ensembles, faculty members and students, all in Sauder Concert Hall festively decorated with garlands, lights and trees.


Now in its third year, “A Festival of Carols” will feature performances by the Goshen College Chorale, Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir and Orchestra. Shout For Joy, a Community School of the Arts children’s choir, will also perform, as will several Goshen College Music Department faculty members.


The program will feature arrangements of several traditional Christmas carols, as well as Scripture readings and works by Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn and Goshen College assistant professor of music and composer Lee Dengler. The audience will be asked to join the choirs to sing several carols during the performance.


The concert on Saturday, Dec. 2 will be preceded by a special pre-concert at 6:15 p.m. by the Goshen College Honors Wind Symphony, directed by Associate Professor of Music John Graulty. The ensemble, which consists of Goshen College players along with outstanding area high school wind players selected through audition, will perform works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Leroy Anderson. Admission to the pre-concert is free, but you must have a ticket to attend the concert itself.


While Friday’s concert is a special performance open only to Goshen College faculty/staff members, retired faculty and students, Saturday and Sunday’s performances are open to the public. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Tickets for the concerts are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. They are available at the Goshen College Welcome Center 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 four-year 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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