The Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will open the season with a fall concert featuring cellist Jakub Omsky on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
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.”
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Mark Lucas, Ph.D., directed a clinic on Monday, Sept. 23, for the young men attending the Gilbert school district in Phoenix, Ariz.
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.
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Bethany College invites its alumni band members to play with the Blue Dozen Pep Band on Oct. 5 for Homecoming, Hyllningsfest, and Family Weekend.
Professor Emeritus of Music Doug Talbott, M.M.E., will be the guest conductor.
Bethany College welcomes Mark Lucas, Ph.D., alumnus of 1994, as associate professor of music, director of choral activities, and conductor of the Bethany Oratorio Society.
Dala Camerata, a new chamber music camp, was instituted this summer on the Bethany College campus from June 3 to 7.
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.
Bethany College Nickolas Carlson will perform his senior organ recital on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.
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 Bethany College Handbell Ensemble and Genesis Ringers will perform an “Old & New” concert on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The concert will feature the music of Edvard Grieg, Cathy Moklebust, Paul McKlveen, Edward Eldar, and more.
Bethany College will welcome over 700 students and teachers from area grade schools to Presser Hall on March 25 for a workshop on African American song tradition by this year’s Messiah Festival of the Arts soloists.