Singers invited to perform in the Bethany College Messiah chorus

MessiahSingers of all voice ranges are invited to join the chorus for Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of the Arts. Singers should be 16 years old by April 1 to be eligible to join.

The first rehearsal takes place on Sunday, January 27, in Presser Hall. New singers should arrive on at 2 p.m. in for vocal placement. No prepared song is necessary. Singers who have participated before should arrive at 3 p.m. for rehearsal.

Regular rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Tickets to Bethany College’s “Messiah” go on sale Jan. 1

Give the gift of Bethany College’s 132nd annual Messiah Festival of the Arts from March 24 to 31, 2013!

Priority tickets to the annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” go on sale Jan. 1 with general admission starting Feb. 15. By ordering priority seating tickets, patrons can save their seats from last year or have first choice at new seats. Continue reading

Signing Held for new Alma Swensson Biography, Proceeds to Benefit Messiah Festival

LINDSBORG, KAN., March 29, 2012—A book signing will be held for Karen A. Humphrey’s biography “Grace, Faith, and the Power of Singing: The Alma Christina Lind Swensson Story” about the young woman who taught Lindsborg to sing and established Bethany College’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts.

The signing and reception will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. inside the “Lindsborg Collects” temporary exhibition at 113 N. Main Street in downtown Lindsborg. All book sale proceeds during the afternoon benefit the Messiah Festival of the Arts at Bethany College. Continue reading

Recital given by guest soloists of 131st Messiah Festival

LINDSBORG, KAN., March 20, 2012—Guest soloists of Bethany College’s 131st annual Messiah Festival of the Arts will give a free recital on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Auditorium.

Soprano Karen Kness, mezzo soprano Sharon O’Connell Campbell, tenor John Wesley Wright, and bass Weston Hurt will perform works of their choice, including ones by Henry Purcell, Edvard Grieg, Fernando J. Obradors, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Antonín Dvorãk. Continue reading

131st Messiah Festival of the Arts guest soloists announced

LINDSBORG, KAN., February 6, 2012—Bethany College and local sponsors welcome new soloists to the 131st Messiah Festival of the Arts, the longest running Messiah performance in North America. Soprano Karen Kness, mezzo soprano Sharon O’Connell Campbell, tenor John Wesley Wright, bass Weston Hurt and bach baritone Danny Belcher will join the Bethany Oratorio Society to perform Handel’s Messiah on April 1 and 8 and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on April 6. Soloists will also present their own recitals on April 3. Continue reading

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