Bethany’s music faculty helped prepare the singers audition pieces for their respective district, and eventually for the 2014 Kansas Music Educators Association State Honor Choir. Mass choir rehearsals were led by Mark Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Bethany. Sectional rehearsals were led by additional members of the Bethany music faculty and guest directors.
The concert is free and open to the public. Omsky’s performance is co-sponsored with the Lindsborg Arts Council.
The concert will feature guest artist Jakub Omsky playing cello on Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” and with violinists Ann Samuelson and Ruth Ann Leaf performing Corelli’s “Concerto Grosso in C minor.” The program will also include an early Haydn symphony, “Le Matin (The Morning) in D major.”
The clinic, titled “Real Men Sing – Gilbert,” concluded with a concert open to the public. The clinic stemmed from the Young Men’s Vocal Workshop that Lucas founded while teaching at the University of Oklahoma.
Bethany College invites the community to attend Bethany Sunday at Bethany Lutheran Church for worship on Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Bethany Sunday will end the Homecoming weekend with worship at the college’s founding church. Associate Professor of Music Mark Lucas, Ph.D., will lead the Bethany College Choir and Associate Professor of Music Melody Steed, D.M.A., will lead the Handbell Ensemble. President Edward Leonard III will also speak.
The Fall Alumni Awards Recognition takes place in Stroble-Gibson Center following Bethany Sunday. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8270.
Professor Emeritus of Music Doug Talbott, M.M.E., will be the guest conductor.
Henry Littich, string teacher from USD 400, and Ann Samuelson, music instructor for strings at Bethany College, formed three string quartets from the students of the Smoky Valley Junior and Senior High. They met two hours each day and performed for the residents of Bethany Home.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature works by Max Reger, J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Oskar Lindberg, and Jehan Alain.
Carlson is a senior organ performance major from Lindsborg, Kan. He has studied with Dr. Mary Ellen Sutton and is currently a student of Dr. Melody Steed.
The Bethany College Choir, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, and Vokala Lejon (Men’s Ensemble) will perform their “Puttin’ on the Ritz” concert on May 5 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The concert will feature the music of Edvard Grieg, Cathy Moklebust, Paul McKlveen, Edward Eldar, and more.