A Festival of Carols

The 2014 Festival of Carols took place on Dec. 5-7 and featured four choirs and an orchestra, along with audience participation on traditional carols, all in a concert hall festively decorated with garlands, lights and trees.

“A Festival of Carols” is patterned on a traditional English worship service, and features Christmas carols, spirituals, scripture readings and works by David Willcocks, Jacob Handl, Benjamin Britten, Robert Shaw and more. Performers include the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra and Shout For Joy Children’s Choir. The audience will also be invited to join the choirs to sing familiar carols during the performance.

A DVD recording of the 2013 Festival of Carols is now available. Order a copy of the 2013 performance, filmed and produced by Goshen College’s FiveCore Media, by calling the Music Center at (574) 535-7361. Preorders of the 2014 performance will also be available. DVDs cost $15.

Goshen College choirs are directed by Dr. Debra D. Brubaker and Dr. Scott Hochstetler, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun. Shout for Joy Children’s Choir is directed by Sandy Hill.

Photos by Hannah Sauder ’16 and Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07