Upcoming events by: Messiah Festival of the Arts



Updated 3-25-20, 9:15 AM

LINDSBORG, KANSAS: March 20, 2020. Pursuant to recommendations of health officials for McPherson County, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Messiah Festival of the Arts, 2020: Celebrating Women in the Arts, will continue modified as follows. While a delay of the Messiah may seem unprecedented, it was postponed in 1918, and continued successfully thereafter! Please note, to eliminate confusion all events show the previous schedule with the modification following. Also, keep in mind that all dates and times remain subject to change.

Those who have already purchased tickets will receive an email from the Messiah Festival Ticket Office with instructions on how to receive a refund or choose store credit. Store credit can be used to purchase tickets through the Messiah Festival website for any future events. If you have purchased tickets and do not receive an email in the next two weeks, please contact Taylor Deutscher at deutscherta@bethanylb.edu.


March 29 – May 31
122nd Annual Midwest Art Exhibition,
10am-5pm @ Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

Because of COVID-19, the Sandzen Gallery closed, March 18, 2020, and plans to reopen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, (subject to change) As a result, Opening reception planned for Sunday, March 29, 2020 will be postponed and instead be a closing reception on Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 2 to 4, with exhibition talks at 2:30. The exhibitions feature works by Steve Scott, Fern Cole, James Mages and Selected women artists from the Gallery's permanent collection.


March 29
Messiah Dress Rehearsal featuring student soloists, 3pm @ Presser Hall Auditorium, Bethany College campus, Lindsborg

CANCELLED. However, some students will be invited to sing solos on the Chamber performance on Easter.


March 16 – April 17
Juried Student Art Exhibition @ Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College campus (corner of Olsson and 2nd street, Lindsborg.

The award ceremony for the artworks selected will be in the Mingenback Art Gallery April 5, at 4:30 pm for on-campus students only. 


April 2
Fine Arts Preview Day
Band Concert, 1:30 PM @ Presser Hall Auditorium

The band concert is postponed to Thursday, October 15, 2020 and will be modified to a jazz band concert. There is a tentative performance of “Little Women: The Broadway Musical” scheduled for the evening of October 15, pending approval by Music Theatre International.


April 3 & April 4:
Little Women: The Broadway Musical,” @ Burnett Center, on April 3 at 7:30 pm and April 4, at 2:00 pm. This production is a partnership of talent of The Bethany College Theatre Department and Lindsborg’s Broadway R.F.D..Tickets: $15 adults, $7 students — general admission

Tentative performances of “Little Women: The Broadway Musical” are planned for Thursday, October 15 @ 7:30 pm, Friday, October 16 @ 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 17 @ 2:00 pm, in Burnett Center. These performances are pending approval by Music Theatre International.


April 4
Maker’s Street, 5-8 PM @ Downtown Lindsborg

POSTPONED TO: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 5-8 PM @ Downtown Lindsborg.


April 4
Landmark Concert Series – Jazz Walk, 7 PM @ Downtown Lindsborg

POSTPONED TO: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 7 PM @ Downtown Lindsborg.


April 5 (Palm Sunday)
*”A Celebration of Women in Leadership,” 3:00 PM @ Bethany Lutheran Church

POSTPONED TO: Sunday, October 18, 2020. This event will feature keynote speaker, Kansas Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Zabel-Wilson, a graduate of Bethany College, as well as Susan Candea, Bishop of the Central States Synod of the E.L.C.A. and other important local women. Also featured will be a 100 voice women’s chorus under the direction of Mrs. Britney English. The prices for this ticket event are listed at www.messiahfestival.org


April 7
Recital featuring Messiah Soloists, 7:30 PM @ Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
This event is CANCELLED.


April 9
Student Honors Recital, 2:30 PM @ Pearson Chapel

POSTPONED TO: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2:30 pm, Pearson Chapel, Mabee Welcome Center, Bethany College campus.


April 10 (Good Friday)
*J.S. Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew,” 7:30 PM @ Presser Hall Auditorium
Tickets: $17 — reserved seating


April 12 (Easter Sunday)
*Handel’s “Messiah,” 3:00 PM @ Presser Hall Auditorium
Tickets: $17 — reserved seating