Still, Small Voice

“Still, Small Voice” music and theatre performance to portray the gentle side of Christmas

Hesston College will celebrate the Christmas season with a performance combining music and theatre in “Still, Small Voice,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The performance is free and open to the public. “‘Still, Small Voice’ is meant to remind us to stop and be intentional in enjoying the serenity and […]

Michele Hershberger

A study of biblical prophets and Revelation available for community members

Community members interested in ministry, church leaders and anyone with a general interest in the Bible are invited to join the Hesston College Prophets and Revelation course for the spring 2020 semester. Taught by Bible and Ministry professor Michele Hershberger, the class meets on Monday night from 6 to 7:45 p.m.. The first class of […]

Swingles: Winter Tales

Holiday performance to feature a returning HBPA favorite

A returning Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) group, The Swingles, will present the series’ annual holiday performance with their “Winter Tales” program at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The Swingles are HBPA’s only repeat performer in the 2019-20 season, first taking the series stage for the 2015-16 […]

Keyboard Festival will feature Baroque music from performers across age ranges

Piano and organ students ranging from elementary- to college-age will learn from accomplished musicians and compete in Hesston College’s second keyboard festival and competition on Saturday, Nov. 23. In celebration of great composers like Handel, Vivaldi and Bach, the festival will focus on the Baroque period of music that ranged from the early 1600’s to […]

Andover Organ Series

Andover Organ Series opens fourth season with French organist

Hesston College is pleased to announce the opening concert of the Andover Organ Series fourth season on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. French organist Pierre Queval will perform the recital. The concert is free and open to the public. The Andover Organ Series features concerts by organists from around the […]

The Old Turtle

Masterworks concert weaves music, story and art in a program for all ages

Hesston College choirs will be joined by vocalists from the community and professional orchestra for Hesston College’s annual masterworks performance on Saturday, November 16 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The 2019 concert features “Song of Wisdom” from Old Turtle, a choral and orchestra setting that combines narration and music. A family program especially suited to children […]

Bib Lit

Famous Bib Lit course going online for a wider audience

Starting with the spring 2020 semester on January 15, Hesston College will take another step to make its well-known Biblical Literature course accessible to people outside of Hesston College with a sixteen-week online course offering. With the college’s recent announcement of taking Bib Lit, as it is commonly known, on the road to congregations and […]

Lorelei Ensemble

A smooth and stylish sound set to take HBPA stage with all female group

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) will host the “warm, lithe and beautifully blended” sound (New York Times) of the all female a cappella group Lorelei Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. With bold programming and expertise spanning early to contemporary music, Lorelei is sure to please […]

Weekend College: The Bible as Story

Weekend College to offer biblical learning to congregations and other groups

As Hesston College prepares its new church leadership program – the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning (CALL) – it is also offering its famous Biblical Literature course to congregations and other groups across the country in an arrangement called Weekend College. “Weekend College is a non-credit educational experience for congregations or other groups in […]

Donald Sinta Quartet

Prize-winning saxophone quartet performs classical to modern

Four virtuoso wind musicians plus a repertoire spanning centuries equals the first Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts event of the 2019-20 season. The Donald Sinta Quartet will be onstage in Memorial Hall at Bethel College Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $27 to $18 (Bethel and Hesston students get in free) and there’s still […]

Fall 2018 production of The Misanthrope

TheatreFest to give high school thespians an opportunity to grow their skills

High school students with interest in any of the many areas of theatre and performing arts are invited to learn tips and tricks to fine tune their craft at Hesston College’s day-long TheatreFest on Saturday, Oct. 19 on the Hesston College campus. Led by Hesston College performing arts faculty and students, throughout the day, both […]

Austin Troyer and Jaden Lais

Aviation program boosts opportunities and enrollment with addition of bachelor’s degree

The skies over south central Kansas are abuzz with the excitement and energy of student pilots in flight as Hesston College settles into its newest bachelor degree program in aviation-professional pilot. In the inaugural year of the expanded program, Hesston College Aviation is flying with 47 students, an increase of nine from the spring 2019 […]

Masterworks concert 2018

Vocalists invited to join mass choir for masterworks performance

Area singers are invited to join Hesston College choirs to sing in the annual masterwork performance featuring “Song of Wisdom from Old Turtle” by Joseph Martin on Saturday, Nov. 16. Rehearsals start Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. “The masterworks performance is a great tradition that brings together college […]

A blend of sounds and artistry set to take the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series stage

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) is gearing up for its 37th season of bringing a diverse array of world-wide performers to south central Kansas. The 2019-20 line-up includes four artists new to the HBPA stage, and one repeat group. “This season will bring several new artists to the series, and we’re looking forward to welcoming back […]