The Bethany College / Lindsborg Community Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert on Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Musicians from Bethany College and the Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro,” Haydn’s “Concerto per il Clarino” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op. 21.”
The Bethany Choir The Bethany Choir will perform at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1101 N. River Blvd.) in Wichita, Kan., on May 9. Joined by the Chamber Choir and directed by Associate Professor of Music Daniel Mahraun, D.M.A., the choir will provide music for worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with a brief concert between services. The Bethany Choir will sing a varied repertoire of choral music. The 26 students who sing in the Bethany Choir are selected by audition, and represent nearly all disciplines on campus. Of these students, 15 also participate in the Bethany College Chamber Choir.
Bethany College Handbell Ensemble The Bethany College Handbell Ensemble and Genesis Ringers will present their spring concert on May 9 at 4 p.m. at the Sandzén Gallery. The concert will feature students as conductors and instrumental soloists as well as soprano Jodi Frisbie, assistant professor of music. The handbell ensemble will perform songs such as “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” “Beautiful Savior” and “Song Without Words.” Senior Gabe Moore will be the featured speaker during “To Everything There Is A Season.”
Bethany students whose scholarly work was presented during the 2010 Honors Symposium include (L-R) Jessica Conway, Josie Schamp, Rob Miller, Suzanna Swenson, Kayla Bell and Emily Jones. On April 28, six Bethany students presented their scholarly work during the annual Honors Symposium at the college. “Our 2010 Honors Symposium features six outstanding students whose original scholarship or creative work represents the best of our Honors program, as well as the best of Bethany’s varied options for students to discover, create, research and excel,” said Linda Lewis, professor of English and acting advisor of the Honors Program.
Bethany students will present “An Evening of Broadway Musical Moments!” on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. Popular show tunes such as “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Seasons of Love” and “Maria” will be performed by students currently enrolled in the music theatre scenes class, co-taught by Assistant Professor of Music Jodi Frisbie and Associate Professor of Theatre Greg LeGault. Two large ensemble pieces from “Guys and Dolls” and “The Wiz” will be performed with the Bethany College Chapel Choir. Women from both classes will also perform “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” from “South Pacific.”
Kimberly Deal Bethany College is proud to welcome Kimberly Deal as the new controller and office manager. She will begin in this position on May 3. Deal is a
Thirteen Bethany College music students will perform on Tuesday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in Presser Hall auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public. Students who will perform are:
Bethany Jazz will present its spring concert on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. Directed by Associate Professor of Music Doug Talbott, the 23-member ensemble will perform a variety of styles including works from the libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and Stan Kenton, among others. A reception will follow the concert in the lobby of Presser Hall. The ensemble will perform selections including “Hay Burner,” “Corazon,” “Hunting Wabbits,” “Jazz Police” and “My Funny Valentine.” The Bethany Chapel Choir, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Jodi Frisbie, will join the jazz ensemble for Mark Hayes’s arrangement of “This Little Light of Mine.” Special guest ensemble will be the Bethany Dixieland Band.
Bethany College senior artist Hugo Escobar will exhibit at the Mingenback Art Center from April 29-May 4. A reception will be held May 2 from 2-4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 pm. This exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. Escobar, Emporia, Kan., is an art education major with a concentration in sculpture. The main focus of his exhibition will focus on his sculptural work. The show will also include a variety of other work that speaks to his abilities as an art educator.
Sean Boller and Molly Mumm Two Bethany College student vocalists are scheduled to perform senior recitals. Sean Boller will be in concert at7:30 p.m. on April 30 and Molly Mumm will be in concert on 7:30 p.m. on May 1. Both recitals will be in Presser Hall. The public is invited to attend. Boller, the son of Timothy and Cindy Boller, is from Lindsborg, Kan. He is a senior majoring in vocal education and vocal performance with a minor in sacred music. His recital will include songs by Antonio Vivaldi, Robert Schumann, Alessandro Scarlatti and Roger Quilter. He currently studies with Assistant Professor of Music Jodi Frisbie.