Bel Canto singers to perform at Hesston Mennonite Church

2016-17 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

A 21-voice mixed chamber choir, Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus.

The group’s fall tour program, “Mend the Sky,” is inspired by the college’s 2016-17 theme verse from Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord…” and the Hesston community read Spare Parts by Joshua Davis.

Bel Canto, Hesston College’s premier choral ensemble, is part of a rich tradition of performing arts at Hesston College where students access an assortment of venues including biennial tours to Europe. The 2016-17 academic year marks the group’s 33rd season. While combining high artistic standards with unique performance opportunities, Bel Canto Singers provide first and second-year college musicians an experience typically reserved for third and fourth-year students.

The group’s home concert is a prelude to a fall break tour to Colorado Oct. 14 to 17. Tour stops include:

  • Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. – Rocky Mountain Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale, Rocky Ford, Colo.
  • Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. – Peace Mennonite Community Church, 13601 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora Colo.
  • Oct. 16, 4 p.m. – Beloved Community Mennonite Church (at Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster St., Littleton, Colo.)
  • Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. – Liberty High School, 8720 Scarborough Dr., Colorado Springs
  • Oct. 17, 7 p.m. – Beth-El Mennonite Church, 3625 Ranch Dr., Colorado, Springs