Join us for Messiah Festival of the Arts 2021: Celebrating Women in the Arts!

The Main Focus of The Bethany Oratorio Society in 2021 is the safety of our musicians and audience members! Beautiful Presser Hall Auditorium is large enough that Handel’s Messiah WILL be performed on Easter Sunday with socially distanced and masked full orchestra and chorus. All events will be livestreamed, and if the Covid-19 situation allows a limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the day of each event. Watch for details as events approach!

Visit for details about this year’s schedule of events, to meet the soloists who will sing with The Bethany Oratorio Society, and for more information about the incredible Palm Sunday event Celebrating Women in Leadership featuring women who have risen to high levels of leadership and who have Lindsborg or Bethany College connections.

It’s not too late to add your voice to the 2021 Bethany Oratorio Society by attending the “New Singers” rehearsal on Sunday, February 14th at 3pm in Presser Hall Auditorium. All singers will be provided with a special Resonance Singing Mask made of a very high thread-count cotton outer shell, with a wicking technical knit polyester on the inside, knit with bamboo charcoal that is naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. Each mask also has a disposable filter and a long double wire and silicone seal in the nose panel to keep aerosol and droplets contained.

Festival Events kick off with the opening of 123rd Annual Midwest Art Exhibition at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery on March 1st, a Juried Student Art Exhibition and celebration of female art instructors at Mingenback Art Center on March 5th, and will include a full performance of Handel’s Messiah on Easter Sunday.
Decisions are still being made about Bach’s Passion According to St Matthew, The Jazz Walk, and a theatre production. Follow The Messiah Festival of the Arts on Facebook and stay tuned to for more details as they become available.

Join the ‘Hallelujah!’

A century old tradition of celebrating music and fine art in Lindsborg, Kansas. Join us in the choir, or in the audience.