Fine Arts

News Date: 
Thu. 01/16/2014

The Friends University Theatre department will perform "The Wakefield Mysteries" by Adrian Henri at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23-25, and 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

"The Wakefield Mysteries" were originally penned as 32 rhymed playlets written in the 15th century and performed in an annual cycle involving a community-wide celebration. This modern adaption re-tells the story of the Creation to the Passion, sharing the truth of those familiar tales in a relevant way to today’s audiences.

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News Date: 
Mon. 12/09/2013

Join the Friends University Ballet Department as dancers perform their annual full-length production of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21; 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 21 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Friends University Ballet Department presents "The Nutcracker"

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News Date: 
Mon. 12/02/2013

Join Friends University’s choirs for the annual Christmas Candlelight concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will be performing.

Christmas Candlelight ConcertThis Christmas tradition highlights the University’s choirs and includes the audiences’ participation in a few favorite traditional Christmas carols. 

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News Date: 
Sun. 12/01/2013

Jan Seawell-Reckers came to the world of professional art as a means of distraction from everyday life. Formerly a holistic nutrition counselor, she needed something playful and spontaneous in her life. 

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News Date: 
Fri. 11/22/2013

Atlanta based vocalist Carmen Bradford will perform with three of the Friends University Jazz ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Carmen Bradford

The Friends University Jazz Ensemble I and Soulstice, directed by Lisa Hittle, and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Craig Curry, will share the stage with the internationally renowned Bradford. 

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News Date: 
Fri. 11/15/2013

Romance, misdirection and confusion will take the stage as the Opera Workshop class performs a one-act opera at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

“L’Occasione Fa Il Ladro” (The Opportunity Makes the Thief) is a one-act opera by Gioacchino Rossini. The first performance of this Italian opera was in Venice 1812. The Friends University Chamber Orchestra will provide the orchestra music for this performance. 

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News Date: 
Mon. 11/04/2013

The Singing Quakers Alumni Choir, directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will perform its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Tenor Earnest Alexander will perform with the choir.

“We are one of only a few choir groups like this anywhere in the United States,” said choir member Scot Pierce. The Alumni Choir is made up of almost 80 voices and orchestra.

The fall concert will be held at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road in Wichita. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets for the concert can be purchased by cash or check only at the door.

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News Date: 
Fri. 11/01/2013

The Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II will share the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. Audiences will marvel in the tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, and the big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II. 

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students. They may be purchased online or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.

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News Date: 
Tue. 10/29/2013

Friends University will be celebrating the 200th birthdays of opera composers Guiseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner during a faculty piano recital by Dr. James Knight at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

During the recital, Knight will perform works and opera transcriptions by the composers. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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News Date: 
Mon. 10/28/2013

The Friends University Concert Band will perform its annual Standards Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

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