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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Local Bethany College students to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference

clarinetSeven Bethany College band students have been selected to participate in the 2013 Kansas Intercollegiate Band, which will take perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference in Wichita on February 21 and 22.

Students who will be participating include Marcy Erb, clarinet, Moundridge, Kan.; Braden Bruntzel, horn, Jamestown, Kan.; Samantha Andersen, horn, Waterville, Kan.; Jacob Johannsen, trombone, Lindsborg, Kan.; Breana Curtis, oboe, Peetz, Colo.; Meghan Klaassen, trombone, Marquette, Kan.; and Kaleb Feist, tuba, Salina, Kan.

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General Admission tickets to Bethany College’s “Messiah” on sale now

Messiah TeaserGeneral admission tickets to Bethany College’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts concerts are on sale now.

This year, in addition to the Bethany Oratorio Society’s traditional performances of Handel’s “Messiah” on Palm Sunday and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” on Good Friday, soloists from the American Spiritual Ensemble will take the stage on Easter Sunday to perform “A Spiritual Messiah.” These soloists will bring culture, diversity, and the art form of the African-American spiritual to Presser Hall. It will be a musically reflective and uplifting experience that none should miss!

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