'Songs from many cultures' soar in Sauder

Saechan Lee (Right) and a group of others perform a folk song at the annual Earthtones concert.  Photo by Tim Blaum.

Saechan Lee (Right) and a group of others perform a folk song at the annual Earthtones concert. Photo by Tim Blaum.

The Goshen College choirs brought together a wide variety of sounds in their concert “Earthtones: Songs from many cultures” on Saturday.

It was the final concert of the year for the Goshen College Chorale, Women’s World Music Choir, Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus and for 21 seniors, who were each given an egg shaker, a traditional senior gift, as a thank you for their involvement.

The choirs performed songs from all around the world, including selections from Brazil, Thailand, Mexico, Cuba, Wales, Haiti, Austria, Israel and Palestine.

A number of students were involved in more ways than just singing. Nathan Swartzendruber, a senior, conducted the Men’s Chorus in “What wondrous love is this” arranged by Patrick Ressler, a sophpomore. Chamber Choir performed “Konkolo Piano,” a song written by Jesse Landis-Eigsti, a senior.

Women’s World Choir performed a crowd favorite with some potentially future Goshen College students, as The Community School of the Arts (C.S.A.) String Ensemble, led by director Rosalyn Troiano, performed “Cielito Lindo.”

Tyler Falk
Written by Tyler Falk

is a senior English major from Champaign, Ill.

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