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 a free-will offering will be collected to cover program costs and for the ongoing work of the church.

St. Fidelis is located in Victoria, Kan., 15 minutes east of Hays.

Hesston College is offering transportation for audience members to travel to hear the young, local talent in the Kansas landmark. Reservations must be made by Oct. 14, by calling the Alumni and Church Relations Officer at 620-327-8109 or 866-437-7866.

Hesston College and Goessel High School are located only about 15 minutes apart and both are well known for their outstanding performing arts program and long traditions of vocal excellence.
This collaboration is the second time the premier choirs from the respective institutions have joined together to sing at the cathedral – the first being in January 2013. Since that time, both choirs have come under new leadership – Mr. Andrew Voth has been conducting Elbiata since the fall of 2013 and Dr. Russell Adrian took the reins of Bel Canto Singers in August 2015.