While some students may be traveling next week during Goshen College’s midterm break for fun, 46 men from the college will be trekking eastward for the men’s choir tour, “Healing the World, Song by Song.”The choir will perform at a number of schools and churches in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, but also at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and end the tour on-campus with a final performance at College Mennonite Church.
Along with pieces from around the world, the choir will also perform songs from Goshen, including junior Patrick Ressler’s arrangement of “What Wondrous Love.”
Baritone Steve Cress is especially excited for the Washington, D.C. stop.
“I’m really looking forward to singing at Mass in the National Cathedral,” he said. “That’s going to be awesome.”
Even if you can’t attend a performance, you can still find out what’s happening on the tour.
Scott Hochstetler, men’s choir director and assistant professor of music, and four choir members will be chronicling their tour on a blog. Visit www.goshen.edu/blog/choirtour to read about the choir’s most recent events, along with the schedule of their performances.
“I’m looking forward to my first tour as a director,” Hochstetler said, having toured as a student at Goshen.
“I’m just proud of our ensemble of men.”
The choir will run from Feb. 21 to 28. For the entire schedule, visit the choir’s blog, www.goshen.edu/blog/choirtour.