Jazz Ensemble in concert on Dec 7

The Bethany College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Courtney Long, M.M., will present its winter concert in Burnett Center on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble, made up of instrumental music students, will present a variety of popular styles of music including funk, swing, and everything inbetween. The student artists to perform are Melissa Woeppel, trumpet; Regetta Rhodeman, trumpet; Kaleb Feist, saxophone/clarinet; Tyler Breneman, piano; and Logan Schmitt, bass. Continue reading

Bethany College Handbell Ensemble to perform at University United Methodist Church Dec. 8

The Bethany College Handbell Ensemble will perform Dec. 8th at 7 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 1509 S. Santa Fe, Salina, Kan.

Under the direction of Associate Professor Melody Steed, D.M.A., the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble open to students across campus. The purpose of this ensemble is to learn and perfect ringing techniques, to improve ensemble playing, and to explore new and exciting repertoire.  The knowledge gained from this ensemble will help to prepare students to serve as handbell directors and ringers in their community.

College/Community Orchestra Presents Fall Concert Dec. 9

OrchestraThe Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. in Presser Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public. The orchestra, conducted by Richard Koshgarian, will perform von Weber’s “Overture to ‘Der Freischutz,’” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8 in F Major” and Christmas and holiday selections by Mannheim Steamroller. The Chamber Strings, under the direction of Professor Ann Samuelson, will perform Mendelssohn’s “Octet for Strings, Opus 20” Continue reading

Jultide Concert at Bethany College celebrates the holiday season on Dec. 2

The annual music event, Jultide at Bethany, will be held Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.

The concert, entitled “‘Hodie!’ This day!”, is the college’s way of wishing the local communities a happy holiday, and the audience will be invited to join in singing traditional carols.

The College Choir and Symphonic Band will perform a set of Russian-themed musical works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alfred Reed and a reading by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. The group will be joined by special guests from area high schools who were selected for District Honor Choir. They will join the Bethany College Choir to sing “Rejoice!” by Jeffery Ames. Continue reading

Kenny to exhibit senior art show, “Between Black and White,” at Bethany College

Bethany College senior artist Courtney Kenny will exhibit her senior art show, “Between Black and White,” at the Mingenback Art Center on campus from Dec. 1 to 7.

A reception will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Continue reading

Bethany College Theatre holds auditions for “Cinderella” and “J.B.”

Bethany College Theatre will hold auditions on Nov. 26 and 27 at 7 to 9 p.m. in Burnett Center for the Interterm musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and the Messiah Festival production of Archibald Macleish’s “J.B.,” a modern retelling of the story of Job.

Community members are invited to audition along with Bethany students, faculty, and staff.

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Shop for Charitable Gifts at Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market

Shop at Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market this holiday season and buy donations for reputable charity groups around the world. Bethany’s eleventh annual Alternative Gift Market will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Levin Room of Pihlblad Memorial Union.

The market is part of Alternative Gifts International, an interfaith agency that raises funds for global gifts through nationwide gift markets and individual donors. Shoppers will learn about numerous charitable projects and choose to which they want to contribute. In return, they receive an ornament as a token of appreciation. Instead of a traditional present, they can give the ornament to let the recipient know a charitable donation has been made in their name.

Symphonic Band to Perform Concert on Nov. 11

Jordan SchwartzThe Bethany College Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.

The group will perform music with the theme “Berlioz and Beyond.” The student soloists featured in this concert are senior, Kaleb Feist on tuba featured in “Beelzebub” by Catozzi and freshman Samantha Anderson on French horn, featured in “Concerto for Horn in E-flat, Opus 11” by Richard Strauss. The concert will also include a salute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Continue reading