Prepare to kick off your weekend with an evening of chamber music by the Maple City Community Orchestra on Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm at Sauder Hall in the Goshen College Music Center.

This concert features Elkhart native Hilary Harder and MCCO’s own Josh Yoder in a Bach Double Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor. Repertoire will also include the Mendelssohn Symphony Number 1 in C Minor and Mozart’s Overture to “La Clemenza di Tito”.

Concert admission is free. Freewill donations to support the orchestra are greatly appreciated and can be given at the door.


Hillary Harder is a violinist, vocalist, and elementary music teacher from Elkhart, IN. She graduated from Goshen College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Spanish, and from Longy School of Music of Bard College with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Hillary has performed as a soloist with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, GC Chamber Choir, and Vox Femina Los Angeles, the premiere women’s choir of the Los Angeles, CA area. She also enjoys playing fiddle and mandolin with her family bluegrass band, Five Times Harder. Currently Hillary teaches music at Roosevelt STEAM Academy in Elkhart.


A young Josh Yoder took up the violin at home in Tucson, Arizona, and managed to get through a traumatic first recital unscathed when his bridge popped out mid-performance. Today, passion for his fiddle takes him between the Concert Halls and Contra Dance Halls of Northern Indiana. By day a purchaser-purveyor of quality comestibles at Goshen’s Maple City Market, he relishes the opportunity to retail, relax, and re-string. He finds enjoyment in life with the Maple City Community Orchestra, and occasionally travels South to perform with the Symphony of the Lakes (Warsaw, IN). He is ever grateful to Dr. Solomia Soroka at Goshen College, as well as the fine folks at Tucson Junior Strings and the Southwest String Quartet in Tucson, Arizona. Josh would like to thank you for supporting the Arts in Goshen. It is through Creation that our full cultural potential is realized.