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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Bethany College presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”

cinderellaMusical theatre returns to the Burnett Center stage when Bethany College Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” four performances on Feb. 1, 2, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.

“Cinderella” is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Greg LeGault, M.F.A, with Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Guy Vollen, D.M., as musical director.

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Singers invited to perform in the Bethany College Messiah chorus

MessiahSingers 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.

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Tickets to Bethany College’s “Messiah” go on sale Jan. 1

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

Bethany College Men’s Ensemble and Horns to perform at Old Mill

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.

Bethany College Handbell Ensemble to perform at University United Methodist Church Dec. 8

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.

College/Community Orchestra Presents Fall Concert Dec. 9

OrchestraThe 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