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The Messiah Festival of the Arts is a ten-day celebration of the fine arts, held around every Holy Week at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, since 1882.  Our mission is to “honor the traditions, explore the new, embrace the excellent.”

Highlights of the MFA include:

  • A new, large-scale Palm Sunday Weekend event each year
  • The traditional and rich performances of Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” every Good Friday, and Handel’s “Messiah” every Easter Sunday, performed by the 300+-person Bethany Oratorio Society, and today’s most renowned operatic soloists
  • Inspiring, high-caliber art exhibits, throughout the community and Bethany campus
  • Engaging theatre productions & workshops

The newest addition to the Messiah Festival is our Education Outreach Program, designed to engage area K-12 students with various aspects of the fine arts.   All Education Outreach Events are funded by grants and generous donations.

Request a Season Brochure!

Full details about the upcoming Messiah Festival of the Arts, including schedule, ticket info, special guest stars, and more, in one beautiful brochure, mailed right to your home!

Contact the Messiah Festival Office at 785-227-3380, ext. 8229, or email to request your copy.

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Blakely Bunning

Messiah Festival of the Arts Coordinator
Home Presser Hall, 116b Phone: Messiah Festival Office: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8229
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Upcoming Events

Date & Time Event
January 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
First Messiah Rehearsal
Presser Hall


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