Goshen Community Chorale begins rehearsals for 2017 fall season

The Goshen Community Chorale will begin rehearsals for our fall 2017 season on Tuesday, September 5th, from 7:00 to 9:00, at College Mennonite Church.

We will be working on a program of Advent and Christmas music featuring Pergolesi’s “Magnificat” (which was actually written by Durante) and the “Midnight Mass for Christmas” by the French baroque composer Charpentier, along with a couple of shorter works.  We will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

This performance is scheduled for Sunday evening, November 19th at the First United Methodist Church in Goshen.  We will have having a dress rehearsal  the evening Thursday, November 16th,  as well as on Saturday morning, the 18th.

The purpose of the Chorale is to prepare and present high quality choral music, both to enrich the cultural life of our community and to afford local singers the opportunity to perform together, for which it receives grant support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

The Chorale welcomes new members who have a background in choral singing and who wish to commit themselves to regular attendance at rehearsals and to learning challenging repertoire. Interested persons should contact the music director, William Mateer, at (574) 533-2562 or mateers@aol.com.

2017 Spring Performance – May 13th, 7:30pm

The Goshen Community Chorale will be presenting a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, May 13th. This performance will take place at the Sauder Concert Hall, located at 1700 South Main Street in Goshen, Indiana. We will be presenting a program featuring the Mozart “Requiem,” in collaboration with the Maple City Community Orchestra. We will also be singing a motet by Palestrina and the final chorus from Carissimi’s oratorio “Jepthe.”

Spring 2017 Concert - May 13th - Sauder Concert Hall
Spring 2017 Concert – 7:30pm on Saturday, May 13th – Sauder Concert Hall

 

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In these 30 years the Chorale has performed choral works from Renaissance to 20th century composers in various concert halls and churches in Elkhart County. Over the years the Chorale has collaborated with the Elkhart Symphony, Elkhart County Symphony Chorus, Bethany Christian High School, Goshen High School, Children’s Choir of Michiana, Maple City Chamber Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra and choirs from Goshen College and Southwestern Michigan College.

Goshen Community Chorale begins rehearsals for spring season

The Goshen Community Chorale will begin rehearsals for our spring
2017 season on Tuesday, February 21st, from 7:00 to 9:00, at College
Mennonite Church.

We will be working on a program featuring the Mozart “Requiem,”
which we will be presenting in collaboration with the Maple City
Community Orchestra. We will also be singing a motet by Palestrina
and the final chorus from Carissimi’s oratorio “Jepthe.”

This performance is scheduled for Saturday evening, May 13th in
Sauder Concert Hall. We will have having a dress rehearsal on May
12th, the Friday evening prior to our performance.

The purpose of the Chorale is to prepare and present high quality
choral music, both to enrich the cultural life of our community and to
afford local singers the opportunity to perform together, for which it
receives grant support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

The Chorale welcomes new members who have a background in choral
singing and who wish to commit themselves to regular attendance at
rehearsals and to learning challenging repertoire. Interested persons
should contact the music director, William Mateer, at (574) 533-2562 or
mateers@aol.com.

GOSHEN COMMUNITY CHORALE
305 Reservoir Pl, Goshen, IN 46526 (574)533-2562 mateers@aol.com

Fall Season 2016

The Goshen Community Chorale will begin rehearsing for its upcoming 2016-17 season on Tuesday evening, September 13th, at College Mennonite Church, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The Chorale will be preparing for a December performance of Hispanic Christmas music at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with the featured work to be the Navidad Nuestra of the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez.

The purpose of the Chorale is to prepare and present high quality choral music, both to enrich the cultural life of our community and to afford local singers the opportunity to perform together, for which it receives grant support from the Indiana Arts Commission.  The Chorale welcomes new members who have a background in choral singing and who wish to commit themselves to regular attendance at rehearsals and to learning challenging repertoire.

Interested persons should contact William Mateer, the Chorale’s music director, at (574) 533-2562 or mateers@aol.com.

Spring Performance – May 8th, 7:30PM

Goshen Community Chorale spring performance scheduled for May 8th

 We will be presenting our spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, May 8th. This performance will take place at the First United Methodist Church, located at 214 South 5th Street in Goshen. This “Mostly Mozart” program will feature Mozart’s celebratory”Coronation Mass,” along with works by his contemporaries. The chorus will be accompanied by full orchestra for this event, which will also include a Mozart church sonata for keyboard and orchestra with the Chorale’s accompanist Mary Rose Jordan as soloist. There is no admission charge and all are welcome. This event is made possible in part by grant support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Spring Season 2016

Rehearsals for our spring 2016 season will be getting underway on Tuesday evening, February 9th at College Mennonite Church from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

We will be working on a “Mostly Mozart” program, with the featured work to be his Coronation Mass, which will be accompanied by an orchestra. In addition to the Coronation Mass, we will also be singing three shorter works:

• Te Deum, by Mozart (written when he was 13 years old)

• Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina, by Padre G.B. Martini (one of Mozart’s teachers)

• Tota pulchra es Maria, by Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia (the “Mozart of Brazil)

Our performance is scheduled for Sunday evening, May 8th. We will have a dress rehearsal on May 5th, the Thursday evening prior to our performance. Both the performance and the dress rehearsal will be at the First Methodist Church, located at the intersection of 5th and Jefferson in Goshen.

If you are interested in being a part of the Chorale, please contact Bill Mateer at (574)533-2562 or mateers@aol.com.

 

Fall Concert: Saturday, November 21st

Our fall concert will be on Saturday, November 21st at 7:30 PM at the College Mennonite Church on the Goshen College Campus. This is sure to be an exciting and inspiring concert.  Our theme this year features Slavic and Eastern European selections, along with a beloved Bach Cantata.  Below you can find our “set list.”  Feel free to click around this site and enjoy!

Exultate Deo – Alessandro Scarlatti

Cantata No. 106:  “God’s time is always best” – Johann Sebastian Bach

Trio Sonata in A Minor – Geort Philip Telemann

Hymn of the Cherubim – Rachmaninoff

“Shen Khar Venakhi” – Traditional song from Georgia

“God is with us” (Znamenny Chant) – Alexander Kastalsky

“Shto mi e milo” – Traditional song from Macedonia