Goshen News, Goshen, IN

December 4, 2013

High school choirs to perform at GC

Goshen News

---- — GOSHEN — The Goshen and Fairfield high school choirs, directed by Marcia Yost and Ben Kambs, respectively, will provide a musical program for the Goshen College Afternoon Sabbatical on Tuesday. The 1 p.m. program will take place in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

The two state-ranked choirs will present a variety of seasonal choral music for the afternoon program, with selections ranging from the traditional to the unusual and from the sacred to the secular. The groups will combine for the “Hallelujah Chorus,” and some audience carols are also planned.

Yost is in her 31st year of directing choral music at Goshen High School and her 37th year of teaching music in Elkhart County. She also serves as director of Goshen College’s Music Center. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Indianapolis and a master’s degree in music education and music history from Western Michigan University.

Kambs is in his 11th year directing the Fairfield junior and senior high school choirs. He is also the fine arts department chairman and teaches music theory. Kambs studied music education at St. Olaf College and earned a master’s degree in music education from Western Michigan University. He also performs as a tenor soloist.