Afternoon Sabbatical Concert At Goshen College

Goshen College Music CenterGoshen College’s Chamber Choir, directed by Professor of Music Dr. Debra Brubaker, will present an Afternoon Sabbatical concert at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

The 19-member student ensemble will sing a collection of sacred and secular music and poetry in English, Spanish, Latin and Yoruba. The songs will be sung primarily a capella, with some instrumental accompaniment.

Brubaker titles the concert “A Limitless Expanse” in reference to the “ability of humans to accept the wideness of God.” Though the texts acknowledge the richness of God’s gifts, Brubaker said they also present “the darker side of human.”

The concert will provide a preview of the choir’s upcoming concerts on the road during spring break. The Chamber Choir will travel to Baden, Waterloo, and London, Ontario on Feb. 23-24 to sing for churches. They will present a home concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Sauder Concert Hall. They will also sing in the Earthtones concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Sauder Concert Hall.

A reception in the Music Center lobby will follow the program. Afternoon Sabbatical programs are usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall.

For more information on the Afternoon Sabbatical series call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566.

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