Music Events

2019 Concert Season

Bethany College Symphonic Band Concert

Thursday, April 11
7:30 PM
Presser Hall Auditorium

Landmark Concert Series – Jazz Walk

Friday, April 12
Time TBA
Downtown Lindsborg

The third annual Jazz Walk will take place on April 12th in downtown Lindsborg.  Miles Bonny will be the featured performer with the Draper Family Band.  Mr. Bonny is a critically acclaimed trumpet player, DJ, record producer, and singer-song writer that we could not be more excited to bring to Lindsborg.  In addition to being a world class musician, he also has a family connection to Dr. Emory Lindquist who was a past president of Bethany College.  The Jazz Walk will take place in different locations downtown and then a parade to the Sundstrom Conference Center for the full group performance.  There will be more details about the Jazz Walk to follow.


A Celebration of the Smoky Valley (Palm Sunday)

Sunday, April 14
3:00 PM
Presser Hall Auditorium

Tickets are $10 online and $13 at the door.

“A Celebration of the Smoky Valley” featuring the Bethany Oratorio Society and students from Salina Central High School, Southeast of Saline High School, Smoky Valley High School, and Inman High School.  This concert will feature students from area high schools performing on their own and with the 300 member Bethany Oratorio Society.  The Oratorio Society will perform seven selections as accompaniment to writings Bethany Professor Emeritus Linda Lewis has compiled, which highlight the legacy left by prominent past residents of the Smoky Valley, including Birger Sandzen, Carl Aaron Swensson, and Alma Louise Olson.  Selections will include, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” arranged by Mack Wilberg, “I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me” by Hubert Parry, and “M.L.K.” originally performed by U2 and arranged for choir by Bob Chilcot.


Recital featuring Messiah soloists

Tuesday, April 16
7:30 PM
Messiah Lutheran Church


Student Honors Recital

Thursday, April 18
2:30 PM
Pearson Chapel


Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” (Good Friday)

Friday, April 19
7:30 PM
Presser Hall Auditorium


Handel’s “Messiah” (Easter Sunday)

Sunday, April 21
3:00 PM
Presser Hall Auditorium

The Bethany Oratorio Society will perform its historic and rich performances of J.S. Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday, April 14, and G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, April 16. The Bethany Oratorio Society has been performing Handel’s “Messiah” continuously since 1882 and Bach’s “Passion” since 1929. During Holy Week each year in Lindsborg, the more than 300 member community chorus and orchestra are joined by professional operatic guest soloists for the performances.