Bethany College is currently looking for people interested in ushering, handing out programs or staffing the ticket window at the 2010 Messiah Festival.

Help is needed for all performances: “Messiah” on Palm and Easter Sundays, March 28 and April 4, and “St. Matthew Passion” on Good Friday, April 2. Interested people may sign up for one or more dates; people who help receive free admission to the performance(s) at which they volunteer. For more information or to sign up, contact Sarah Ash at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8132.

Bethany’s 2010 Messiah Festival of the Arts includes the 129th consecutive annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” by the Bethany Oratorio Society, held March 28 and April 4 at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall. The Bethany Oratorio Society will perform Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” April 2 at 7:30 p.m. A full schedule of Messiah Festival art exhibitions, theatre performances and ensemble concerts is available at