Performing Arts News

Third season of Andover Organ Series kicks off with Dutch performer

The third season of the Andover Organ Series at Hesston College will launch with an recital by Dutch organist Marco bij de Vaate at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church. The concert, funded by the John Ernest Foundation, is free and open to the public. Bij de Vaate is the organist at […]

Armida Quartet to present a re-imagined Mozart in HBPA concert

With an innovative approach to the classical-style of Mozart, the Berlin-based string ensemble, Armida Quartet, will take the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) stage at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The quartet will present “Mozart Exploded,” which re-envisions Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a young, radical and modern […]

The musical of mythical proportions to take the Keim Center stage

Recounting the tender, dynamic and familiar story of the parent-child relationship, Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of the musical Big Fish, Feb. 27 to March 3, in the Hesston College Keim Center Black Box Theatre. Showtimes are at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 to March 2, and 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 3. Tickets […]

Hesston and Bethel choirs to present joint concert

Hesston College and Bethel College will join together for a collaborative musical event at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at Tabor Mennonite Church (891 Chisholm Trail Rd, rural Newton). The concert is free and open to the public. Featuring the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, and the Bethel College […]

Celebrating 50 years, The King’s Singers present HBPA concert at Bethel

A group well-known and -loved by local audiences, The King’s Singers, will be at Bethel College as part of a tour celebrating 50 years of performing. The concert is Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the Bethel campus, part of the 2018-19 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series. The King’s Singers will be presenting […]

Submissions being accepted for third Hesston College play writing festival

It’s time again for south central Kansas playwrights – both amateur and experienced – to exercise their creativity and storytelling abilities with submissions to Hesston College Theatre’s “Pen to Paper to Performance” play writing festival. Submissions for the 10-minute play festival will be accepted through March 11. Eight winning submissions will be notified March 18 […]

Christmas program to celebrate and support global community

Hesston College will usher in the Christmas season with a performing arts program featuring global traditions. The “Peace on Earth” program will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program is free and open to the public. “Peace on Earth is a collaboration between music […]

HBPA holiday concert to feature America’s Got Talent finalists

Sons of Serendip, finalists in season nine of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will ring in the Christmas season for Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) with their unique combination of harp, cello, piano/keyboard and voice at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. As graduate students in a variety of […]

High school theatre and performing arts students invited to sharpen their skills at TheatreFest

High school students with interest in any of the many areas of theatre and performing arts are invited to Hesston College’s first day-long TheatreFest on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 to 3 p.m., on the Hesston College campus. “We want this day to be an opportunity for students to sharpen their skills, broaden their theatre […]

Bel Canto Singers prepare for fall tours

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, the Bel Canto Singers, is preparing for short fall tours over two weekends in October and November. The 27-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will present a program entitled “Grant Us Peace,” which was inspired by the college’s International Peace Day celebration in September. The […]

Cashore Marionettes to portray life and art in new ways in HBPA season-opening performance

A celebration of life – with all of its intricacies and emotions – will be the focus of the opening performance of the 2018-19 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series as it kicks off with Cashore Marionettes: “Life in Motion” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. In “Life […]

Moliere meets Mean Girls/High School Musical mashup: Theatre department to present classic comedy with modern twist

Hesston College Theatre is gearing up to present a classic comedy in a new and modern way with five performances of The Misanthrope Oct. 3 to 7. Showtime is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 to 6, and 2 p.m. on Oct. 7. The performance will be in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre on […]

International Chorale to perform in European venues

Hesston College’s International Chorale will perform eight concerts in four countries during a three-week European tour in May and June. Prior to departing Hesston, the choir will also perform a bon voyage concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Hesston Mennonite church. For 30 years, the International Chorale has formed every other year to […]

Music and theatre performances close out year

The Hesston College Performing Arts department will cap off the academic year with a weekend full of music and theatre performances during the college’s Commencement Weekend celebration May 11 to 13. All performances are free and open to the public. • The Chamber Orchestra will kick off the weekend with the Spring Sophomore Soloists Concert […]

Faculty recital to highlight seasoned piano instructor

Serving as adjunct instructor of piano at Hesston College, pianist J. Bradley Baker will perform a faculty recital at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The recital is free and open to the public. Fellow musicians Jen Stephenson and Betul Soykan will join Baker for some pieces. […]