Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season to feature artists from around the world

An array of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ (HBPA) 35th season for 2016-17.     The contemporary jazz dance company Big Muddy Dance Company will open the season, Nov. 11, at Krehbiel Auditorium in Bethel Colleges’ Luyken Fine Arts Center. Founded in 2010, St. Louis’ Big Muddy Dance […]

Much-loved a cappella group Chanticleer returns to HBPA lineup

Of all the repeat artists to the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series, the group of 12 men appearing at Bethel College later this month is certainly one of the best loved. Chanticleer, “an orchestra of voices” named for a clear-singing rooster in the tales of Geoffrey Chaucer, will perform Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial […]

Music department to host NATS Winter Workshop

For the first time, Hesston College will host the annual winter worship for the Kansas chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Feb. 19 and 20. There will be a Friday session for college students, including all Hesston College voice students, and a Saturday session for teachers. For registration information, contact Matt […]

German string ensemble and pianist to merge talents in HBPA performance

One of the most internationally sought-after string quartets, Minguet Quartet, will join with dynamic pianist Andreas Klein for the third concert in the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series (HBPA) 2015-16 season at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Minguet Quartet, a German group comprised of two violins, a […]

Celtic music and dance to ring in holiday season

Tradition-rich Celtic song and dance will help usher in the holiday season when Cherish the Ladies presents their Celtic Christmas program for Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Formed in 1985 in New York City, Cherish the Ladies is a Grammy-nominated, […]

Haydn’s classical oratorio The Creation part of Thanksgiving celebration

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, the Hesston College Music Department will present its annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 26, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The performance will feature The Creation, a Classical period oratorio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. The oratorio, under the direction of Hesston College music faculty […]

Voice students compete 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. 30 to 31, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Twelve students represented Hesston College during the weekend competition with four advancing to the semifinal round. More […]

Gypsy jazz and silent films to open performing arts series year

The jazz ensemble Hot Club of San Francisco opens the 2015–16 season of Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Oct. 24 at Bethel College. Cinema Vivant, celebrating the imagination and innovation of early filmmakers Ladislaw Starewicz and Charley Bowers, starts at 7:30 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. In the Hot […]

Bel Canto Singers and Goessel High School to join for concert in historic Kansas landmark

The historic Basilica of St. Fidelis Church, better known as “The Cathedral on the Plains,” will come alive with ringing voices when the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers and the Goessel High School Elbiata Singers present a collaborative concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. The concert is free and open to the public, though […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season to feature artists from around the world

A menagerie of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ 34th season. The jazz ensemble Hot Club of San Francisco will open the season, Oct. 24 at Bethel College’s Luyken Fine Arts Center. In the Hot Club tradition of Django Reinhardt, the group’s “Cinema Viviant” program features vintage silent films […]