The Bethany College Symphonic Band, directed by associate professor of music Doug Talbott, will perform Monday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. This concert event is part of the Bethany’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts. Continue reading
Messiah Festival conductor Daniel Mahraun has selected eight Bethany College students to sing the solo recitatives and arias in the dress rehearsal of Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m.
The rehearsal will take place in Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus, and is part of the preparations for the college’s 129th annual Messiah Festival of the Arts. Continue reading
Bethany College is currently looking for people interested in ushering, handing out programs or staffing the ticket window at the 2010 Messiah Festival.
Help is needed for all performances: “Messiah” on Palm and Easter Sundays, March 28 and April 4, and “St. Matthew Passion” on Good Friday, April 2. Interested people may sign up for one or more dates; people who help receive free admission to the performance(s) at which they volunteer. For more information or to sign up, contact Sarah Ash at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8132.
The 129th Messiah Festival of the Arts will welcome back soloists from the past as well as introduce a new performer to the Presser Hall Stage. Soprano Maureen Sorensson, mezzo soprano Jean McDonald, tenor Jeffrey Brich, bass-baritone Dashon Burton and Evangelist and tenor Christopher Cock will join the Bethany Oratorio Society March 28-April 4 for the longest running “Messiah” performances in North America.
Bethany College’s Director of Choral Activities Daniel Mahraun will return, after a sabbatical during the 2009 festival, as this year’s conductor. He will also sing the bass arias and roles in Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.” This century-old tradition began with Professor Samuel Thorstenberg, the conductor of the Bethany Oratorio Society from 1898-1909.
Singers of all voice ranges are invited to join the chorus for Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of the Arts beginning in March.
The Bethany Oratorio Society chorus will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Palm and Easter Sundays, March 28 and April 4, at 3 p.m. “St. Matthew Passion” will be presented on Good Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.