Bel Canto Singers spring break tour will head east

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, the Bel Canto Singers, will travel east for a spring break tour March 18 to 25 with 10 planned performances in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and South Dakota. The 29-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will present a program entitled “Living Water,” which is […]

VOCES8 vocal ensemble to bring contemporary flavor to HBPA spring season

Having established themselves as one of the world’s best-loved singing groups, the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 will delight a Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) audience as part of their North American Tour at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The a cappella ensemble comprised of eight mixed voices […]

Masterworks concert “Light Eternal” brings comfort to holiday season

Hesston College Music and Theater will present the annual masterworks performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal), will acknowledge the light that Christ brings to our world. The Hesston College community and wider community has experienced several losses […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts celebrates 35 years with a wide array of performances

For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will feature a vast array of performing art and culture from some of the world’s most popular ensembles. An improvised musical comedy will open the season on Oct. 5 at Bethel College’s (North Newton, Kan.) Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with Broadway’s Next […]

Bel Canto Singers to tour May 14 to 24

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, the Bel Canto Singers, will embark on a 12-concert tour May 13 to 24 at churches and schools throughout the Midwest as the culminating event for the 2016-17 year. The group’s program, “God is Near,” is inspired by the call to seek out faith in our lives, and features a […]

Vocal instructor wins national fellowship award

Hesston College music faculty member Matthew Schloneger, Ph.D., was selected as one of two winners nationally for the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, recognizing a combined commitment to excellence in teaching and voice science. The Fellowship and $2,000 award are intended to provide opportunities for the Fellow to become more thoroughly acquainted with practices, techniques, technology […]

Sunflower Trio to resource sister institutions during spring break tour

The Sunflower Trio, comprised of three Hesston College music faculty members, will travel to three sister institutions, Bluffton (Ohio) University, Goshen (Ind.) College and Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) for concert presentations and residency activities during a spring break tour March 14 to 18. The tour is made possible through a grant from the Marpeck […]