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 […]

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 […]

Hesston College performing arts to close year with music theatre showcase

Performing arts students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop will present a music theatre showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in the college’s Northlawn Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat. Six […]

Concert Band to become Chamber Orchestra

Hesston College freshman Quinn Kathrineberg (Salina, Kan.) spends a significant amount of time each week with her viola. Between String Ensemble practices and performances, private lessons and her own practice time, she has many opportunities to satisfy her love of music. Starting with the 2014-15 year, the music program will shift from a concert band […]

Final HBPA event to feature world-renowned South African choir

by Melanie Zuercher, Bethel College You’ve been hearing them this month on KMUW-FM’s “Global Village,” and now the Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to Bethel College. The final event in this year’s Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series is also the kickoff for the first-ever “Spring into the Arts” Festival, sponsored by the Newton Area Arts Council.The […]

World-class pianist to perform Hesston College concert

Pianist Avguste Antonov will present a concert of American music at 4 p.m.,  Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus.  The concert will feature the music of American composers Carter Pann, Gregory Hutter, Matthew Saunders and Robert Rollin. Antonov leads an active career as soloist and teacher. He […]

Hesston College Bel Canto Singers to spend weekend in Nebraska

The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers will perform the program “Meditations and Illuminations” at several locations in Nebraska during a weekend tour. All performances are free and open to the public though a free-will offering will be collected to assist with expenses. The “Meditations and Illuminations” program, under the direction of Bradley Kauffman, depicts ways […]

Hesston College to partner with community organization for Music of Four Loves

Hesston College and Bluestem Communities, the local retirement community, will partner to offer a special Valentine’s Day treat for the local community. The neighboring organizations will present “Music of Four Loves: Agape, Storge, Eros and Philia,” a dinner and concert, Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Community Center at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College […]

Wichita Chamber Chorale to present special HBPA Christmas concert

A local mainstay and the region’s premiere choral ensemble, Wichita (Kan.) Chamber Chorale, will perform its annual Christmas program as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season lineup at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, on the Hesston College campus in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary. The professionally trained adult vocal ensemble, now in its 36th […]