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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Student artwork chosen for Messiah Festival Juried Exhibition

art_Messiah2013Juried-Art-ExhibitionWorks of art by 21 student artists will be on display as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition on March 24 to April 2 in Mingenback Art Center.

The exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 24, at a reception in the gallery.

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Bethany College “Messiah” dress rehearsal features students and community members

messiah dress rehearsalBethany College’s Messiah Festival conductor Jeffery Wall has selected eight students and two community members to sing the solo recitatives and arias in the dress rehearsal of Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m.

The rehearsal is free and open to the public. It will take place in Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus and is part of the preparations for the college’s 132nd annual Messiah Festival of the Arts.

Bethany students who were selected are Mikhail Zhilin, Rostov-on-Don, Russia; Nichol DeChant, Leavenworth, Kan.; Ashley Glover, Emporia, Kan.; Joanna Roberts, Lindsborg, Kan.; Sarah Peterson, Garfield, Kan.; Cecilia Ramsey, Garden City, Kan.; Laura Klaassen, Marquette, Kan.; and Spencer Wesley, Salina, Kan.

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