Friday, May 1, 2015

Good Enough is Enough

Live from Goshen, IN with the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Lily and Madeleine, and Ethan Setiawan
A Prairie Home Companion


Goshen College Chamber Choir
Goshen College Chamber Choir

May 2, 2015
Good Enough is Enough

This week, we're heading to Goshen, Indiana, for a live broadcast from the Sauder Concert Hall at Goshen College. It's a singing show from a big town with a rich tradition of harmony and participation in song. The hometown Goshen College Chamber Choir will shore up Michiana's reputation for choral excellence with sacred and secular pieces. We're looking to entice the audience to sing along, and hoping to hear big voices from the farthest reaches of the hall. Indianapolis-born sister duo Lily and Madeleine will sing in breathtaking sibling harmony their songs of longing and heartache and paradise found. And Goshen College student Ethan Setiawan will show us why he recently became the youngest person to be named National Mandolin Champion. On top of it all: the Royal Academy of Radio Actors — Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; music director and good-time pianist Richard Dworsky with triple-threat Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle and guitar; and of course the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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Join us on the Great Lawn at Macalaster College in Saint Paul, MN for a live Independence Day broadcast! After celebrating our 40th Anniversary there last year we wanted to come right back — who could resist spending the Fourth sitting under the trees on Macalester's beautiful lawn? Special guests will be announced soon.

May 22: Vienna, VA
With Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan
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May 23: Live from Vienna, VA
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May 30: Live from Detroit, MI
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June 13: Live from Woodinville, WA
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