Dr. Carren Moham, associate academic dean at Hesston College, awards Lark of the Year to sophomore Den Morita.

Hesston College students recognized for academic and leadership achievements at virtual LarkFest

Dr. Carren Moham, associate academic dean at Hesston College, awards Lark of the Year to sophomore Den Morita. Hesston College students and faculty were recognized for their achievements in academics and leadership in a virtual LarkFest Awards ceremony, broadcast on April 23. The top student award—Lark of the Year—went to sophomore Den Morita, Chigasaki, Japan, […]

2020-21 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

Bel Canto Singers to present “Lift Every Voice” outdoor music program at churches across Kansas and the Upper Midwest

Changes due to weather will be announced via the Hesston College Music Facebook page. After over a year of virtual and on-campus concerts, Hesston College’s Bel Canto Singers are hitting the road to perform a program entitled “Lift Every Voice” at locations across Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota. The concerts will feature choral numbers […]

Renewed Life presented by Bel Canto Singers and Hesston Ministerial Alliance

Bel Canto Singers to present “Renewed Life” block concert, make Holy Week worship resources available for Easter

With many congregations continuing to meet remotely, this year’s Easter celebrations may look a little different. Recognizing that many churches will be unable to form Easter choirs, Hesston College’s Bel Canto Singers and the Hesston Ministerial Alliance will present a Holy Week service titled “Renewed Life.” “Renewed Life” transforms the streets of Hesston to the […]

Goitse

Traditional Irish sounds set to close out HBPA season

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts will present the final concert in the 2019-20 season with Irish quintet Goitse at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The name Goitse – pronounced “Go-wit-cha” – is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting that means “come here.” The group […]

Hesston College and Bethel College joint choir concert

Choirs to combine in historical display of vocal excellence

When neighboring colleges Hesston College and Bethel College – both of whom have long histories of outstanding choirs – collaborated for a joint concert a year ago, concertgoers raved about the quality and experience for days. The colleges are bringing their choirs together for a second year on Sunday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]