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 […]

Cashore Marionettes by Carl Deutsch

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 […]

International Chorale 2018

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 […]

2017-18 Chamber Orchestra

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 […]