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 […]

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 […]

2018-19 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

Bel Canto Singers to tour Oregon and Washington May 21 to 29

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, Bel Canto Singers, is preparing for a tour to Washington and Oregon May 21 to 29, following the end of the academic year. The 25-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 […]

Lecture series performance to pay tribute to the African-American slave experience

Internationally-acclaimed baritone, Anthony Brown, will join the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers for two performances in tribute to the slave experience and African-American spirituals on Sunday, March 31, as part of First Presbyterian Church, Wichita’s Durfee 360 lecture series. At 10:45 a.m., Hesston College President, Dr. Joseph A. Manickam, will deliver the message at First […]

Mei Li

Accomplished piano soloist and instructor to give faculty lecture recital

Hesston College piano instructor Dr. Mei Li, a dynamic pianist who was born in Chengdu, China, to a musical family, will present a lecture recital, “The Key Characteristics of Franz Liszt’s Late Piano Works,” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Dr. Li is a Liszt scholar […]

Armida Quartet - Felix Broede

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 […]

Peace on Eart

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 […]

Sons of Serendip Christmas cover

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 […]

Bel Canto Fall 2018

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 […]