LBC and The Trust Announce 2023-24 Arts and Culture Season

by LBC Marketing

September 15, 2023

Posted: September 15, 2023

LBC and The Trust Announce 2023-24 Arts and Culture Season

by LBC Marketing

Lancaster Bible College and The Trust Performing Arts Center is announcing an exciting lineup of arts and culture events for the 2023-24 season to help celebrate the college’s 90th anniversary.

“We are so excited about the fantastic performances we have lined up for this season!” said Ariella Hoover (’14), LBC’s Interim Arts & Culture Series Director. “On the roster are both international and local artists, including two a cappella ensembles, a local choreographers showcase, an opera star, a Brazilian quartet on its inaugural U.S. tour, several wonderful pianists in collaboration with Lancaster International Piano Festival and many more! In addition, several performances this season will feature our own incredibly talented students on campus and at The Trust. We cannot wait to share this special season with the arts-loving community in Lancaster and beyond!”

Event tickets for 2023-24 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.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Broadway Version

7 p.m. Sept. 22 & 28; 2 & 7 p.m. Sept. 23; 3 p.m. Sept. 29 & 30

Good Shepherd Chapel

Join the Good Shepherd Players from the college’s Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department as they present this beloved story that features a beautiful and timeless score, exciting twists and a heartwarming message for all.

Alejandro Brittes Quartet

7:30 p.m. Oct. 12

The Trust | Great Hall

This Brazilian-based quartet innovatively explores the connections between chamamé (traditional Argentinian music) and European baroque styles. The ensemble is comprised of accordion, flute, seven-stringed guitar and contrabass.

Tianxu An | Pianist

7:30 p.m. Oct. 28

The Trust | Great Hall

Lauded as “sensational” and “beyond his years in maturity,” Tianxu An’s piano concert repertoire will include Chopin’s “Fantasie Op. 49” and Schumann’s “Sonata No.1, Op. 11.” In partnership with Lancaster International Piano Festival.

Soul Sanctuary

3 p.m. Oct. 29

The Trust | Great Hall

Soprano Maria Clark, pianist Maria Thompson Corley and guest cellist Sara Male present Thompson Corley’s arrangements of religious songs, with a repertoire to include “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “Wade in the Water,” among others.

LBC Small Ensemble Concert

7 p.m. Nov. 3

Highland Presbyterian Church

500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster

Join the Lancaster Bible College Chamber Singers, Men’s Chorus and chamber instrumental ensembles as they present a beautiful, harvest-themed concert. Free

LBC Orchestra & Chorale Concert

3 p.m. Nov. 12

Good Shepherd Chapel

Highlighting LBC’s String Orchestra and Chorale, this concert will feature John Rutter’s “Magnificat” and seniors Samuel Scott Gross and Anna Greiner in a new composition for violin, strings and percussion, written by Gross and based on Isaiah 40:30-31. Free


7:30 p.m. Nov. 29

The Trust | Great Hall

The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker and is known around the globe as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity.

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe 

11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Dec. 14, Dec. 16; 11 a.m. Dec. 2

The Trust | Black Box Theatre

A unique 45-minute adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ beloved story in which all the roles are performed by two LBC student actors. Join the Pevensie children in their fantastic journey through the wardrobe where they meet your favorite characters from Narnia!

‘An LBC Christmas’ | The 2023 Christmas Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 2

Good Shepherd Chapel

An annual college tradition, this concert features several LBC ensembles and soloists, creatively weaving together an inspiring collage of inspirational Advent and Christmas music. Free

LBC Dance Company Fall Performance

6 p.m. Dec. 10

Good Shepherd Chapel

Don’t miss a beautiful performance that highlights the talents of our students. Free


The Trust Dance Festival

5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 – masterclass; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 – performance

12:30-2 p.m. Jan. 14 – masterclass; 3 p.m. Jan. 14 – performance

The Trust | Great Hall

Featuring a local choreographers’ showcase and masterclasses.

LBC Winter Musical

7 p.m. Jan. 26 & Feb. 2; 2 & 7 p.m. Jan. 27 & Feb. 3

Good Shepherd Chapel

Stay tuned for a Christmastime announcement at about our winter musical featuring talented LBC students from the college’s Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department.

The Gospel of Mark

7:30 p.m. March 1; 3 p.m. March 2

The Trust | Black Box Theatre

Experience this Gospel of the Bible performed dramatically word-for-word from the ESV translation in a one-man performance. Be inspired, challenged and moved by the power of the Word of God during Lenten season. Performed by Piercing Word.

Samantha Hankey | Soprano

7:30 p.m. March 12

The Trust | Great Hall

Praised for her “distinctive … vividly dramatic” performances by Opera News, Samantha Hankey has established herself as one of the leading young mezzo sopranos of her generation. She will perform a variety of repertoire including Strauss, Bizet and Debussy. In partnership with The Lancaster Art Song Society.

Tanya Gabrielian | Pianist

7:30 p.m. March 16

The Trust | Great Hall

Hailed by the London Times as a “pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle,” Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances. Concert repertoire will include Rachmaninoff, Bartok and Siloti transcriptions. In partnership with Lancaster International Piano Festival.


7:30 p.m. April 5

The Trust | Great Hall

Praised for its powerful singing and distinctive sound, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 proves how dynamic just five voices can be. With such small force, the musicians are able to showcase each individual voice while still achieving their critically acclaimed blend.

LBC 90th Anniversary Instrumental & Vocal Concert

4 p.m.  April 13

Good Shepherd Chapel

Join us for a special afternoon concert in commemoration of 90 years, as we honor the different seasons of music at LBC. Featuring current LBC ensembles, LBC alumni, plus past and present choir directors, faculty and staff. Come celebrate with us! Free

LBC Dance Company Spring Performance

6 p.m. April 21

Good Shepherd Chapel

This spring dance performance highlights a year of hard work and creativity by our students. Free


Elaris Duo with Xun Pan

7:30 p.m. May 4

The Trust | Great Hall

Praised by Fanfare Magazine as being “exceptional artists and interpreters,” the Elaris Duo joins Steinway Artist Xun Pan to perform Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor” and Brahms’ “Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major.” In partnership with Lancaster International Piano Festival.

Hymn Sing

4 p.m. May 19

Good Shepherd Chapel

An LBC tradition of worship, the 2024 Hymn Sing will bring the community together to join voices in great hymns of the faith. Free


Additionally, the Square Halo Gallery at The Trust Performing Arts Center features new exhibits every other month as well as special events. Open 6-9 p.m. First Fridays and by appointment. Visit

Throughout the season, the Row House Forums will feature a lecture series centered on “Engaging Current Culture with Ancient Faith.” Visit

During the 2023-24 academic year, Lancaster Bible College marks 90 years of “educating Christian students to think and live and biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the Church and society.” We celebrate our history, our heritage and God’s good work through alumni, faculty, staff and friends of LBC over many years. We rely on God’s wisdom and guidance as we equip students to make a lasting impact on our world: in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., online and through partnerships in Uganda, Brazil and beyond. Read stories, view videos, stay up to date on events, and learn more about the past, present and future of LBC at

The Trust Performing Arts Center is an architecturally stunning venue for music, theatre, dance, lectures and community events in the heart of Lancaster’s downtown arts district. In 1912, the Lancaster Trust Company completed construction on its new headquarters—a Beaux-Arts masterpiece from the imagination of Lancaster’s leading architect, C. Emlen Urban. A century later, Mr. Urban’s architectural treasure has been re-imagined by Lancaster Bible College as The Trust Performing Arts Center. The Trust has a mission to honor God by encouraging excellence in the work of student and professional artists and by enriching the community through inspiring, challenging and redemptive experiences.

Don’t miss out on these great events!


Don’t miss out on these great events!