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 continues 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.
Check the link above to see if The Genevans will be presenting a concert near you this year!
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-deductible 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.
David Kenneth Smith has served as the director of THE GENEVANS since 2012. 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 >>