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Messiah concert honors Pelz

Bethany College and the Messiah Festival of the Arts will present "A Tribute to Dr. Walter L. Pelz," a concert on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, featuring the works by

Jultide at Bethany

Click for larger image Jultide at Bethany, the holiday celebration of Christ’s birth featuring the many music ensembles of Bethany College and the Smoky Valley region, will be performed Sunday, December 6 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium on the campus of Bethany College. This year’s performance, “A Scandinavian Christmas,” is a celebration of the Scandinavian heritage of the Smoky Valley area and will feature music and dance from Scandinavian composers. A St. Lucia procession consisting of four ages of St. Lucia and Star Boys will begin the concert. Featured music will include “Jul, Jul” and “Nu är det jul igen,” among others. The Swedish Folk Dancers and Lindsborg Folkdanslag as well as members of the Soderstrom Elementary fourth grade will all perform traditional Scandinavian dances. Music ensembles performing include the Bethany Choir and Chamber Choir, Bethany Handbell Ensemble and the Bethany/Lindsborg Community Orchestra.

Hymn Sing scheduled

“With Voices Raised: A Festival of Hymns,” will take place on Wednesday, October 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany College campus. Chris Nelson, Organist

Fall faculty concert

From left: Cody Flory Robertson, Daniel Masterson, Paula Patterson, Ann Samuelson, Melody Steed, and Lillian Green. Not pictured is Kyle Hopkins. The Bethany College music faculty will perform

Fall bands concert

The Bethany College Bands will present a concert on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany campus. The concert is free and open to

Choirs, Orchestra perform

The Bethany Choir and Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium in a concert featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The concert,

Bethany Jazz Fest

Donna Singer The Bethany College 2015 Jazz Festival will feature performances by Donna Singer at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concerts will highlight a full day of live jazz performances – all free and open to the public. Six area jazz ensembles will attend clinics and jam sessions throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.

Senior Vocal Recital

Bethany College Senior Alyson Krohn will perform a vocal recital on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel on Bethany’s campus. Krohn is from Belleville,

Lucas travels to Japan

Bethany Music Professor Mark Lucas said “Sayanora” to Lindsborg and “Konnichiwa” to Japan this week when he embarked on a journey that will take him to Tokyo, Kumamoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima, and finally Kyoto for the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS). The ISPS is run jointly by the faculties of Ryukoku University in Japan and the Royal College of Music in London. Lucas and colleague Andrew Homburg, a 1998 Bethany College graduate, were selected to present a poster and symposium at the prestigious international conference. They began working together on their presentation concept after Lucas invited Homburg to Bethany as a guest clinician for the “Real Men Sing” festival and they surveyed participants about why they sing.

New Faculty Member

The Bethany College Department of Music recently announced the addition of Dr. Lillian Green to its faculty as an assistant professor of music and director of orchestras. Professor Green earned