|When:||7:30pm, Saturday, May 11, 2013|
|Where:||Goshen College Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall|
The Maple City Chamber Orchestra and Goshen Community Chorale are collaborating to present “A German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Goshen College’s Sauder Concert Hall. The program will feature bass vocalist Doyle Preheim and soprano vocalist Amy Cofield Williamson. Admission is free and open to the public.
Dr. Doyle Preheim is Professor Emeritus of Music at Goshen College (Goshen, Ind.), where he taught music for 30 years and served as Chair of the music department for 15 years. Dr. Preheim has performed widely as a bass soloist in oratorio roles, including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s B-Minor Mass. Together with his wife, pianist Mary Jo Preheim, he has presented solo recitals in various venues in the Midwest and Canada. Dr. Preheim founded the Goshen Community Chorale and conducted the group for 14 years.
A native of South Bend, Ind., international soprano vocalist Amy Cofield Wiliamson has been praised by the New York Times for her “lovely, rich tone.” Highly regarded for her “technical facility,” her “beauty of interpretation” and “arresting presence,” she has had operatic roles with the Opera Roanoke, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Houston Grand Opera, Wildwood Opera, Lyric Opera San of San Antonio, Teatro Lirico D’Europa, American Opera Theater in Taiwan and New York, Opera Lenawee, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Recent performances have been with the Norfolk Chamber Concert and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, as well as recitals in Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia and across the U.S.
The Goshen Community Chorale, under the direction of Lee Dengler, is dedicated to offering quality musical programs to the community and providing opportunities for interested individuals to sing outstanding choral literature. The 2012-2013 concert season is the Chorale’s 30th anniversary.
Conducted by Brian Mast, the Maple City Chamber Orchestra is comprised of 45 volunteer musicians who strive to bring musical variety and excellence to the Goshen community and beyond. The orchestra performs their concerts free of charge and relies on generous donations from individuals and corporate sponsors for financial support.