Lancaster Bible College & The Trust Performing Arts Center Debut 2022-23 Season on September 2

by LBC Marketing

August 26, 2022

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School and The Trust Performing Arts Center will kick off the 2022-23 Arts & Culture season on Sept. 2 with an evening to provide a preview of the exciting performances in store this year.

Rob Bigley.“We’re thrilled to again offer a stellar lineup of arts and culture events downtown at The Trust Performing Arts Center and on campus in the Good Shepherd Chapel,” said Dr. Robert Bigley, LBC’s Arts & Culture Series director. “From opera stars and award-winning chamber musicians, to a TikTok-famous a cappella quartet and incredible dance companies, our ‘Trust Presents’ series has more diverse offerings than ever. On top of that, we will have several inspiring shows and concerts featuring our own incredibly talented students, both at The Trust as well as on campus. We can’t wait to share the 2022-23 season with our arts-loving community!”

Event tickets for 2022-23 can be reserved at or; season memberships and ticket packages are also available. The Trust Performing Arts Center is located at 37 N. Market St., Lancaster, and Good Shepherd Chapel at Lancaster Bible College is at 901 Eden Road. Tickets are also required for free performances, which are noted.

The Trust Performing Arts Center Season Launch

6-9 p.m. Sept. 2

The Trust Performing Arts Center

Performances that provide a taste of the upcoming season begin at 7 p.m. and including songs or scenes from the Gabriel Ensemble Quartet, Emme Dance Collective, musical theatre selections from this year’s programming and more. Free.

“Into the Woods” Broadway Musical

7 p.m. Sept. 16; 2 & 7 p.m. Sept. 17; 7 p.m. Sept. 22; 2 p.m. Sept. 23; 7 p.m. Sept. 24

Lancaster Bible College | Good Shepherd Chapel

Join the Good Shepherd Players from the college’s Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department as they present Stephen Sondheim’s musical theatre masterpiece, “Into the Woods.” The Tony Award-winning show intertwines several Brothers Grimm fairytales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ desires and actions. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Eric Owens | Curtis on Tour

7:30 p.m. Oct. 27

The Trust | Great Hall

Metropolitan Opera Star Eric Owens is featured in this concert that will include singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre as part of the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, as they perform a variety of masterpieces including Brahms’ “Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes.”

Pianist Daniel Ma

A Lancaster International Piano Festival Concert

3 p.m. Oct. 30

The Trust | Great Hall

The Trust is proud to partner with LIPF to present prodigy Daniel Ma, who will perform works by Beethoven and Chopin. This young artist won both the Gold Award and the Best Performance of Virtuoso Composition in his category of the 2021 World Piano Teacher Association International Piano Competition.

LBC Fall Chorale and Orchestra Concert

3 p.m. Nov. 6

Good Shepherd Chapel

Join the LBC Chorale and Orchestra as they present Saint-Saëns’ glorious “Oratorio de Noël,” George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings” and Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra.” Free.

Kings Return

7:30 p.m. Nov. 11

The Trust | Great Hall

This a cappella quartet gained fame during the height of the pandemic singing in stairwells on social media. According to, “it’s enough to take your breath away and send a shiver down your spine.”

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 10, Dec. 16, Dec. 17; 11 a.m. Dec. 3

The Trust | Black Box Theatre

The Reverie Actors Company presents a unique adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ beloved story in which all the roles are performed by two actors. This amazing 45-minute production was created by renowned Broadway actress Le Clanché du Rand and toured by the Lincoln Center. Join the Pevensie children in their fantastic journey through the wardrobe where they meet all of your favorite characters from Narnia.

Repeat the Sounding Joy: LBC’s Christmas Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 3

Good Shepherd Chapel

An annual college tradition, the 2022 Christmas Concert features several LBC ensembles in a performance that weaves together a wide variety of Advent and Christmas songs. Free.

LBC Dance Company Fall Performance

7 p.m. Dec. 10

Good Shepherd Chapel

This evening dance show features LBC students in tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet pieces by three professional choreographers. Free.


The Trust Dance Festival

Jan. 21, 22, 28 & 29

The Trust | Great Hall

Two weekends of dance kick off the new year, featuring Lancaster’s Emme Dance Collective the weekend of Jan. 21-22, as well as The Trust’s resident dance company, the Durang Dance Collective, and the New York- based A-Y/ Dancers the weekend of Jan. 27-28. Masterclasses and performances planned.

Cellist Hai-Ye Ni and Pianist Xun Pan

A Lancaster International Piano Festival Concert

7:30 p.m. Feb. 4

The Trust | Great Hall

The Trust is proud to partner with LIPF to present Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal cellist Hai-Ye Ni, praised by the Washington Post as being “soulfully expressive,” in concert with Steinway Artist and internationally recognized pianist Xun Pan.

Some Enchanted Evening with Nathaniel Hackmann

7:30 p.m. Feb. 14

The Trust | Great Hall

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Broadway’s beloved baritone, Nathaniel Hackmann, in an evening of romantic solos and duets with special guest artists.

“Little Women:”
The Broadway Musical

7 p.m. Feb. 17; 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 18; 7 p.m. Feb. 24; 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 25

Good Shepherd Chapel

Join the Good Shepherd Players from the college’s Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department as they present the Broadway musical “Little Women.” This timeless, captivating story follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. The Civil War period drama details personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love as they find their place in the world.

Beyond Ourselves Benefit Concert

2 p.m. Feb. 26

The Trust | Great Hall

Beyond Ourselves is a collaborative chamber music project that supports and promotes the global work of Mennonite Central Committee. Led by Grammy-award winning clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati, the group programs guest artists and a wide variety of music, from Baroque to Contemporary, as well as newly commissioned works. By donation.

LBC Spring Orchestra Concert

3 p.m. April 16

Good Shepherd Chapel

Spend an afternoon with Lancaster Bible College’s talented student musicians as they present a musical exploration of a spiritual journey through “Fantasy on an American Folk Melody: Faith of our Fathers,” work by a regional composer Dr. Neal Harnly. Free.

Dalí Quartet

3 p.m. April 22

The Trust | Great Hall

The Dalí Quartet is acclaimed for bringing Latin American repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. The award-winning, Philadelphia-based quartet will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Ramírez and Tchaikovsky.

LBC Senior Musical Theatre Showcase

7 p.m. April 22

Good Shepherd Chapel

Spend an evening with Lancaster Bible College’s graduating musical theatre students, as they showcase four years of life and learning at LBC. Free.


LBC Spring Chorale Concert

3 p.m. April 30

The Trust | Great Hall

Fresh off of their long-awaited international tour, the LBC Chorale and Chamber Singers will present a wide variety of music from around the world in the glorious acoustics of The Trust’s Great Hall. Free.

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble

A Lancaster International Piano Festival Concert

7:30 p.m. May 5

The Trust | Great Hall

The Trust is proud to partner with LIPF to present the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble. The group is comprised of Simon Maurer, violin; Dana Allaband, violin; Agnès Maurer, viola; Ai-Lin Hsieh, cello; and Xun Pan, piano. This regional all-star quintet will perform works by Schumann and Shostakovich.

LBC Hymn Sing

4 p.m. May 21

Good Shepherd Chapel

An LBC tradition of worship, the 2023 Hymn Sing will bring the community together to join voices in great hymns of the faith. Free.


 First Fridays | Square Halo Gallery

6-9 p.m.

The Trust | Square Halo Gallery

For a list of this season’s exhibits, visit


Third Fridays | The Row House Forums

7 p.m.

The Trust | Black Box Theatre

Visit The Trust partner for information on a lecture series centered on the topic of “Engaging Current Culture with Ancient Faith.”

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