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

Tickets to “Messiah” on sale now

LINDSBORG, KAN., January 2, 2012—Experience the joyous tradition of Bethany College’s 131st Messiah season from April 1 to April 8, 2012. Priority seating tickets for the Bethany Oratorio Society’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion are on sale now. General admission tickets go on sale on February 16. Continue reading

Tickets to “Messiah” go on sale January 2

LINDSBORG, KAN., December 14, 2011—Experience the joyous tradition of Bethany College’s 131st Messiah season from April 1 to April 8, 2012. Priority seating tickets for the Bethany Oratorio Society’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion will go on sale on January 2. General admission tickets go on sale on February 16. Continue reading

Bethany student art winners on display during Messiah Festival

Mattress Hanging from Room - Michelle Pihl

Mattress Hanging from Room – Michelle Pihl

 

Winning artists were announced Sunday in the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The annual exhibition, part of Bethany’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, continues through April 6 in the Mingenback Art Center on the college’s campus.

The exhibition features ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Bethany Theatre adds new show for Messiah Festival

Due to unforeseen difficulties, Bethany’s Messiah Theatre Festival will replace one play scheduled for the April 3 performances.

Director Carl Isaacson reported today that “The Confrontation” will replace the previously scheduled Michele de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men.” “We had more troubles with the de Ghelderode piece than any director could have anticipated. It was clear that it would not be of the quality we’ve come to expect in the Messiah Festival.”

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Messiah Festival theatre will feature two comedies

Bethany students will perform “It Should Happen to a Dog” by Wolf Mankowitz and Michel de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men” this Easter season as part of the 2010 Messiah Festival of the Arts.

Performances of these two plays will be April 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Burnett Center and are free and open to the public. Bethany’s Messiah Festival theatre production is under the direction of Carl Isaacson, professor of communication.

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Student art chosen for Bethany’s Messiah Exhibition

Works of art by 21 student artists will be on display as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The annual exhibition will be held March 25-April 6 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery on the Bethany campus. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 28, at a reception in the gallery.

The exhibition features ceramics, crafts, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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