Goshen Community Chorale to sing “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” this spring

The Goshen Community Chorale’s spring performance will take place on Saturday evening, May 19th, at The Goshen Theater. The featured work will be “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass,” by Carol Barnett. For this event the Chorale will be accompanied by a bluegrass group led by Goshenite Ethan Setiawan, winner of the national mandolin championship in 2014. In addition to the mass, the program will include music by the colonial composer William Billings and a selection of African-American spirituals.

The Chorale will begin rehearsing for this event on Tuesday evening, February 27th, at College Mennonite Church, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Rehearsals will continue every Tuesday evening through the week of the performance. There will be additional rehearsals on Friday evening, May 18th and on Saturday morning, May 19th.

Persons interested in joining the Chorale for the upcoming spring season and participating in this program should contact the music director, William Mateer, at (574) 533-2562 or mateers@aol.com.