Making classical music accessible and enjoyable to all ages is the intent of the Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra’s upcoming concert on Sunday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in Presser Auditorium.
Completion of the first phase of improvements to Bethany College’s premier performance space, Presser Hall Auditorium, occurred just in time for this year’s Messiah Festival of the Arts concerts and events during Holy Week. A new sound system, completed on March 17, was made possible through a grant from the Rouback Family Foundation. “The experience of all hearing and understanding the speaker’s words wherever one is seated is now possible,” Dan Masterson, co-chair of the Bethany Music Department, said. “This simply was not the case for the former system.”
Each year students from the Bethany Oratorio Society are selected to perform solos during dress rehearsal of "Messiah." The students performed Monday, March 21. Those performing are from left:
Nine Bethany College students have been selected to perform in the Messiah Festival of the Arts Honors Recital on March 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. The performance is
The Bethany College Choirs and Bethany College Handbell Ensemble will set out on their 2016 Spring Concert Tour on March 31 with performances throughout North Central Kansas and Central and Eastern Nebraska. Stops on this year’s tour include: Minneapolis High School, Concordia High School, Republic County High School, York, Nebraska High School, and other schools where the ensembles will meet to and sing and play handbells with students. Full concerts will be given in Concordia, Kansas on March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church; in Omaha, Nebraska with the Grace University Choir on April 1 at 7 p.m. at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church; and in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 3 at 3 p.m. at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church.
The Bethany College Wind Ensemble will be joined by the Sterling High School Band for a performance in Presser Hall on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Messiah Festival of the Arts. The program is free and open to the public. The Bethany Wind Ensemble is directed by Professor Claudio Re. Professor Re received a diploma in trombone performance from the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia, Italy, a master of art in instrumental conducting from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Ronald Johnson, and his doctorate in musicology from the University of Florida. He is an advocate for universal music literacy, believing that enduring relationships with music and other arts strengthen all relationships, personal as well as professional, and provides avenues for expression of the artistic self that is inherent in each of us.
Each year students from the Bethany Oratorio Society are selected to perform solos during dress rehearsal for Handel’s “Messiah,” the highlight of the Messiah Festival of the Arts held annually
Anders Jalkeus Student vocalists from nine Kansas high schools and community colleges will have a rare opportunity to learn from a professional musician at the Bethany College Vocal Jazz Clinic on Monday, March 21, 2016. Anders Jalkéus, renowned Swedish musician, will conduct individual clinics with each of the ensembles participating in the event. Jalkéus, who is visiting Bethany College as its 2016 Pearson Professor, is a founding member of The Real Group, a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden. As a performer, he has toured more than 40 countries and recorded more than 20 albums. In addition to his performing, Jalkéus is also a professional choral leader and has served as an international juror and workshop leader for Interkultur, the leading international organization for the implementation of choir festivals and serious choir competitions.
Today at 3:00 PM marks the first rehearsal of the 135th season of the Bethany Oratorio Society's presentation of Handel's Messiah! Come join the chorus - just show up to
The Real Men Sing vocal workshop at Bethany College is expected to draw 500 young men from across the state who will spend the day working with music professionals and