The Genevans, the student choir of Geneva College, exists to glorify God and minister to people through the gift of music. Founded in 1938, the choir propagates a rich heritage of choral singing dating from the early years of the college over a century and a half ago. The mission of The Genevans expresses Geneva's belief that music, as one of God's finest gifts, meets a deep, universal need in people. The choir's repertoire is broad and varied, reflecting the belief that all of life is lived in God's presence.
A mixed-voice choir of approximately 75 members, The Genevans is open to Geneva College undergraduate students of all majors. Choir members are selected by audition during the first week of each fall semester. Rehearsals, which include devotions and prayer along with music practice, are held for two hours twice a week.
In addition to serving the Geneva College community through their annual Homecoming, Christmas, and spring concerts, The Genevans typically tour the United States each spring. Every four years The Genevans also bring their music ministry around the globe with international tours to destinations such as Great Britain, Poland, France, and southeast Asia.
The Genevans' Christmas 2015 program focuses on the coming of Jesus Christ as God's gift of grace. See the choir perform at their annual Christmas concerts, Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5 at 7 pm (organ prelude at 6:30) at First Presbyterian Church, 1103 8th Avenue, Beaver Falls.
Every year members of THE GENEVANS perform across the United States during their March tours, and every fourth year the choir takes its music ministry around the world in its international tours.
Those who would like to partner with THE GENEVANS in their ongoing international music ministry may send tax-deductable gifts to:
OR SEND GIFTS TO:
Geneva College Institutional Advancement
3200 College Avenue
Beaver Falls PA 15010-3599
Checks should be made payable to Geneva College with “Genevans Trip” written in the subject line. Contributions of all sizes are both needed and appreciated, as are prayers of support.
Past tours have included visits to Great Britain, Germany, Poland, France, and throughout the United States.
Dr. Smith continues his tenure as director of THE GENEVANS in this his second season. He has taught Voice in the Music Department at Geneva College since 2001, and directed psalm singing in the College′s Chapel program for six years. Dr. Smith earned his degrees in Voice Performance at Wheaton Conservatory and Indiana University, Bloomington. He lives near Cranberry Twp., Penn. with his wife, pianist Marie Libal-Smith.See Full Bio >>