Enjoy an evening of tight harmonies and energetic swing as our Jazz Vocal Ensemble takes the stage. The concert will feature fresh arrangements of jazz standards as well as challenging new vocal jazz literature. Accompanied by Soulstice, the University's top jazz combo, these two groups bring new life and energy to vocal jazz.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Sebits Auditorium in the Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and may be reserved by calling 316-295-5677.
This annual Standards Concert will feature great literature from the standard wind band repertoire. The Friends University Concert Band will be joined by the Dodge City Community College Band, conducted by Ginger Zingara. Also featured will be Friends University Percussion Professor Ginger Zyskowski.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 in Sebits Auditorium in the Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for students and seniors and may be reserved by calling 316-295-5677.
Friends University Theatre will present "The Beams Are Creaking" by Douglas Anderson on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 PM each evening in Alumni Auditorium, in the Davis Administration Building on the campus of Friends University.
“The aim and final end of music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul,” J.S. Bach said.
Join the Friends University Concert Choir for their spring musical offering: “The Heart and Soul of Music.” Exploring the many emotions of mankind, the choir’s selections will include music from Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Wilberg, and spirituals by Johnson and Hampton, all of which give expression to the outpouring of the heart in the form of music, bringing refreshment to the soul.
Bassist Glenn Holmes, a former faculty member at Friends University, will be the featured guest artist at Casado Jazz Night on Wednesday, March 14. Holmes is now teaching and performing in Cleveland, Ohio, and will spend two days in residence teaching jazz students on the Friends University campus and performing with the student combos.
During the 10th anniversary year of 9/11, the Singing Quakers are memorializing that day through music. Seeking to give voice to that which is beyond words, the choir will remember the sorrow of the past and celebrate the hope for a better tomorrow.
The concert features music from the upcoming Singing Quakers tour to Oklahoma and Texas including American folksongs, spirituals and gospel songs, as well as classical and contemporary choral music from around the world.
Martha Wherry’s art has been seen all over Wichita in nearly every artistic venue in the city. The current exhibit at Friends University brings her back to some of her earlier educational roots.
Though she is well-known across the state, especially in Wichita, for her multimedia works depicting everyday life, Wherry earned her bachelor’s degree (in information technology of all things) from Friends University.
After working in the IT profession at Boeing for several years, her job was outsourced to India.