LINDSBORG, KAN., JAN. 22, 2020The Real Men Sing vocal workshop at Bethany College expects to draw nearly 809 male students from 53 Kansas schools, on Thursday, January 30. 

In its seventh year, the Real Men Sing workshop offers vocal clinics for young men in the fifth to 12th grades and features guest conductors from collegiate and high school music programs.  Bethany Music professor and co-chair of the department, Dr. Mark Lucas organizes the annual event.  Clinicians include Mr. Greg Bontrager and Mr. Nicholas Griggs who will direct the Changed and Changing Voices Choirs. Mr. Matt Webber will direct the Unchanged Voice Choir) and Dr. Mark Lucas will direct the High School Choir.

Students are expected to attend from Salina, Lindsborg, Hutchinson, Great Bend, Ness City, Eskridge, Chanute, Marion, Derby, Inman, Wichita, Abilene, Rose Hill, Peabody, Satanta, Bennington, Maize, Fort Scott, Marysville, Ellsworth, Haysville, Goodland, Sharon Springs, Caney, Canton, Buhler, Riley, Hill City, Prairie Village, Andover, Hoisington, Hoyt, Liberal, St. George, and Westmoreland. 

As a group, the young men will sing “God Bless America” at the free concert in Presser Hall Auditorium, on the Bethany campus, on January 30 at 2:30 pm.  If you are unable to attend the concert in person, you can watch on Bethany College’s Facebook (@bethanycollegeks) via Facebook Live.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. Bethany connects its past, present, and future with distinctive initiatives like Swedes to Sweden, a free service-learning trip for the sophomore class to Sweden, and the Good Life Scholarship, presenting all local high school graduates with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the college. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.