Masterworks concert “Light Eternal” brings comfort to holiday season

Hesston College Music and Theater will present the annual masterworks performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal), will acknowledge the light that Christ brings to our world. The Hesston College community and wider community has experienced several losses […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts celebrates 35 years with a wide array of performances

For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will feature a vast array of performing art and culture from some of the world’s most popular ensembles. An improvised musical comedy will open the season on Oct. 5 at Bethel College’s (North Newton, Kan.) Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with Broadway’s Next […]

Bel Canto Singers to tour May 14 to 24

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, the Bel Canto Singers, will embark on a 12-concert tour May 13 to 24 at churches and schools throughout the Midwest as the culminating event for the 2016-17 year. The group’s program, “God is Near,” is inspired by the call to seek out faith in our lives, and features a […]

Vocal instructor wins national fellowship award

Hesston College music faculty member Matthew Schloneger, Ph.D., was selected as one of two winners nationally for the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, recognizing a combined commitment to excellence in teaching and voice science. The Fellowship and $2,000 award are intended to provide opportunities for the Fellow to become more thoroughly acquainted with practices, techniques, technology […]

Sunflower Trio to resource sister institutions during spring break tour

The Sunflower Trio, comprised of three Hesston College music faculty members, will travel to three sister institutions, Bluffton (Ohio) University, Goshen (Ind.) College and Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) for concert presentations and residency activities during a spring break tour March 14 to 18. The tour is made possible through a grant from the Marpeck […]

South African group to make return appearance in performing arts series

The internationally acclaimed South African male a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s tour to promote its latest album will include Bethel College. Ladysmith performs as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. This is Ladysmith’s second local appearance – it was last on the HBPA stage in […]

Andover Organ Series to bring world’s talent to Hesston

During the spring 2017 semester, Hesston College will host talented organists for concerts on the Andover organ at Hesston Mennonite Church. Thanks to funding by the John Ernest Foundation, the concerts, called the Andover Organ Series at Hesston College, will bring another form of fine art to south central Kansas. All concerts are free and […]

Thanksgiving concert, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” to kick off holiday season

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, Hesston College Music and Theatre will present the annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” will feature holiday music by English composers themed around the popular British television show. Hesston College music faculty member, […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts holiday concert to feature premier men’s vocal ensemble

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) will welcome Cantus to the stage for a performance in celebration of the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “Christmas with Cantus,” draws on traditions passed from parent to child or friend to friend. A description of the […]