Singers of all voice ranges are invited to join the chorus for Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of the Arts. Singers should be 16 years old by April 1 to be eligible to join.
The first rehearsal takes place on Sunday, January 27, in Presser Hall. New singers should arrive on at 2 p.m. in for vocal placement. No prepared song is necessary. Singers who have participated before should arrive at 3 p.m. for rehearsal.
Regular rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.
Give the gift of Bethany College’s 132nd annual Messiah Festival of the Arts from March 24 to 31, 2013!
Priority tickets to the annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” go on sale Jan. 1 with general admission starting Feb. 15. By ordering priority seating tickets, patrons can save their seats from last year or have first choice at new seats. Continue reading
On Dec. 8, the Old Mill & Museum will host the Vokala Lejon Men’s Ensemble and Bethany Horns who will perform various Christmas related works.
The Men’s Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor Jeffery Wall, D.M.A., will performing at 5 p.m. Vokala Lejon, the Vocal Lions, is Bethany College’s newest vocal music ensemble. This men’s ensemble is non-auditioned and interested male students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join. They sing for chapel services, on campus concerts, and special events. Repertoire varies from early art music to contemporary a cappella. The Horn Ensemble directed by Dr. Guy Vollen will be performing at 7 p.m.
The Bethany College Handbell Ensemble will perform Dec. 8th at 7 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 1509 S. Santa Fe, Salina, Kan.
Under the direction of Associate Professor Melody Steed, D.M.A., the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble open to students across campus. The purpose of this ensemble is to learn and perfect ringing techniques, to improve ensemble playing, and to explore new and exciting repertoire. The knowledge gained from this ensemble will help to prepare students to serve as handbell directors and ringers in their community.
The Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. in Presser Auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public. The orchestra, conducted by Richard Koshgarian, will perform von Weber’s “Overture to ‘Der Freischutz,’” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8 in F Major” and Christmas and holiday selections by Mannheim Steamroller. The Chamber Strings, under the direction of Professor Ann Samuelson, will perform Mendelssohn’s “Octet for Strings, Opus 20” Continue reading
The annual music event, Jultide at Bethany, will be held Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The concert, entitled “‘Hodie!’ This day!”, is the college’s way of wishing the local communities a happy holiday, and the audience will be invited to join in singing traditional carols.
The College Choir and Symphonic Band will perform a set of Russian-themed musical works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alfred Reed and a reading by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. The group will be joined by special guests from area high schools who were selected for District Honor Choir. They will join the Bethany College Choir to sing “Rejoice!” by Jeffery Ames. Continue reading
Bethany College Theatre will hold auditions on Nov. 26 and 27 at 7 to 9 p.m. in Burnett Center for the Interterm musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and the Messiah Festival production of Archibald Macleish’s “J.B.,” a modern retelling of the story of Job.
Community members are invited to audition along with Bethany students, faculty, and staff.
The Bethany College Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The group will perform music with the theme “Berlioz and Beyond.” The student soloists featured in this concert are senior, Kaleb Feist on tuba featured in “Beelzebub” by Catozzi and freshman Samantha Anderson on French horn, featured in “Concerto for Horn in E-flat, Opus 11” by Richard Strauss. The concert will also include a salute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Continue reading
The Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform a concert on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The group will perform “Symphony No. 31, The Paris Symphony” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Symphony No. 89 in F Major” by Franz Josef Haydn, and “’Te Deum,’ KV 141” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Continue reading
Bethany College Choirs concert will be held on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.
Directed by Assistant Professor Jeffery Wall, D.M.A., the concert is a part of the Spotlight on Excellence Series, “Earth Tones.” It will feature Vokala Lejon (men’s ensemble), the Chamber Choir, and the full college choir as well as special guest the Garden City High School A Cappella Choir, conducted by Jane Vanderhoff. Continue reading