Pianist and vocalist featured in sophomore recital

Hesston College music student Rachelle Adrian (Mountain Lake, Minn.) will perform her sophomore recital at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. A pianist and vocalist, Adrian will perform historical piano works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. Also featured will be the minimalist piece “Changes” […]

Hesston College talent among singers to perform with Broadway stars

Local singers, including three from the Hesston College community, will perform with five Broadway stars on stage when Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts features Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Bethel College’s Memorial Hall (North Newton, Kan.). The two winners and six runners up were chosen through video audition by […]

El Cerrito partners with college for preschool fundraiser

Every Tuesday in November, El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant in Hesston will donate 15 percent of daily meal proceeds to the Hesston College Preschool Scholarship Fund. “This event came about because I was looking for a creative way to keep our preschool scholarship fund replenished,” said Larisa Miller Lawrence, the Hesston College Preschool Director. “I thought of […]

Howard Hustle offers day-after-Thanksgiving exercise

Instead of remaining sedentary on the sofa, Hesston College offers an opportunity for exercise and fun with the 23rd annual Thanksgiving Weekend Howard Hustle Two-Mile Run/Walk at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28. The event has become a tradition both of Hesston College’s Thanksgiving Weekend celebration and also within the local community, offering a scenic tour […]

Students place at singing competition

Hesston College voice students competed among the best collegiate vocalists in a four-state region at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Region Vocal Competition Oct. 24 to 25 in Denver. Thirteen students represented Hesston College during the weekend competition with five advancing to at least the semifinal round and three […]

Some of Broadway’s best on stage for second HBPA event

The common term for a show like Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, on the Bethel College stage Nov. 7, is “musical revue.” But at least one reviewer says that term doesn’t do the show justice, describing it as “a gorgeous guided tour of the American art form that is musical theater.” Neil Berg’s 100 […]

Alumna’s painting featured in Regier Friesen Gallery

Hesston College alumna Ashley Sauder Miller shares the joy she finds through her mixed media paintings featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery, located in the Friesen Center for Visual Arts, through Dec. 9. “I draw inspiration from a wide range of sources: my children’s mark making and drawings, design, objects and color from significant […]

Music theatre aficionados invited to sing with Broadway stars

Aspiring performers will have a chance to sing on stage with five Broadway stars and an all-star New York band during the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) production of Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Bethel College’s Memorial Hall (North Newton). To audition, contestants should upload a 90 to […]

World renowned music headlining Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season

South central Kansas will be the destination for five world class musical acts in a variety of backgrounds and genres when Hesston College and Bethel College (North Newton) team up to host the 2014-15 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts 2014-15 season. “This season features a lineup of great entertainment with return performances by past audience favorites and […]

Gallery recognizes and honors peacemakers from around the world

Artist Shin-hee Chin shares her appreciation of some of history’s finest peace makers through her show “Peacemakers” featured in the Mary Miller Library Gallery, located in Hesston College’s Smith Center, through mid-October. “My work is not meant to be didactic or definitive,” Chin said in her artist’s statement. “It is meant, rather, to present the […]

Instructor wins national research and presentation award

In order to best instruct voice students on improving their instrument, Hesston College music faculty member and voice instructor Matt Schloneger believes it is important to understand vocal health. Through his doctoral work in vocal pedagogy at the University of Kansas (Lawrence), Schloneger is studying and analyzing singers’ daily voice use for his dissertation. Schloneger’s […]

North Newton artist’s paintings featured in Hesston College gallery

North Newton artist Susan Bartel defines what it means to be an appreciator of “the underappreciated art” through her watercolor paintings featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery, located in the Friesen Center for Visual Arts, through Oct. 17. A reception and chance to meet the artist will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, […]