Priority Seats Now on Sale

Priority Seats for the 133rd Messiah Festival of the Arts concert events in Lindsborg, Kan., are now on sale.  Priority Seating runs Jan. 1st through Feb. 15th, and allows patrons to save their favorite seats year after year.

Concert offerings this season include “Messiah Mosaic” on Palm Sunday, featuring the renowned Apollo Chamber Brass quintet from Denver, CO;  Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday; and the traditional Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, performed by the Bethany Oratorio Society and directed by Dr. Mark Lucas.  Continue reading

2014 Messiah Festival Theme and Season Offerings announced

The Messiah Festival of the Arts announces the theme for the 2014 season, “With One Voice.”   This theme was chosen to reflect the three fine arts mediums of the Messiah Festival – art, music, and theatre – coming together in perfect harmony to create this festival of the arts.  Additionally, each individual art medium has its own ‘voice’ to share within the larger whole, be it a physical voice, as in music, or a conceptual voice, as in theatre and art.   The Scriptural inspiration for this theme is Ecclesiastes 4:12: “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

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Mauney Lecture Series presents James Minor April 21

James_MinorOn April 21, James Minor will present “The Tax Man Cometh” as part of Bethany College’s Carl F. and Catherine Herman Mauney Distinguished Lectureship Series in Economics and Business.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Minor enjoyed a successful career in the financial industry that spanned nearly 40 years. His experience includes positions such as revenue officer, group manager, management analyst and appeals settlement officer with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Seattle.

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Bethany celebrates Day of Silence

Bethany will welcome Robert Minor, professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, to campus on April 14. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Lindquist Hall.

Hosted by the Ally Group and part of the “Day of Silence” week-long events, Minor will discuss his work titled “The Fairness Project.” Based on more than 10 years of workshops, Minor “promotes fair and positive understanding of all human beings,” according to his Web site:www.fairnessproject.org. A professor for more than 30 years, Minor has been speaking, consulting, leading workshops and serving as a national resource for information on gender issues for organizations, businesses, educational institutions and media outlets for 15 years. He is also the author of eight books.

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Bethany choir to perform in Kansas City

Bethany Choir 2009-10The Bethany Choir will perform at Immanuel Lutheran Church (1700 Westport Road) in Kansas City, Mo., on April 18. 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 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with a brief concert between services. The Bethany Choir will sing a varied repertoire of choral music. Continue reading

Professor to give voice recital April 18

Jodi_FrisbieAssistant Professor of Music Jodi Frisbie will perform a vocal recital on Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Frisbie will perform Handel’s “Tornami a vagheggiar,” Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und leben, Opus 42,” four Debussy pieces based on poetry by Paul Bourget and songs by Theodore Chanler. Currently, she is studying for her doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music. This recital is in partial fulfillment for the degree.

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