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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.

College/Community Orchestra Presents Fall Concert Dec. 9

The 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”

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.

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.

Symphonic Band to Perform Concert on Nov. 11

The 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.

Visiting Artist Ed Rath to give presentation at Bethany College

Visiting artist Ed Rath will give a public presentation at Bethany College on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in in Mingenback Art Center. Following the lecture at 5:30 p.m., attendants may have dinner and attend a Q&A session with Rath in the Levin Room. A dinner buffet may be purchased from the Bethany cafeteria in Pihlblad Memorial Union.