About 30 prospective high school students will take part in Friends University’s Fine Arts Showcase from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Students and parents are welcome to attend, and they are invited to stay after lunch if interested in certain department activities such as ballet class and individual meetings with Sharon Rogers, Jazz Band rehearsal and Percussion Ensemble rehearsal.
The Singing Quakers choir will sing in various parts of Kansas this March with their “At Home on the Range” tour.
“Listeners throughout the country, even the world, have been duly impressed and inspired by the quality of musical selections and the sensitive musicianship consistently demonstrated by this truly fine choral music ensemble,” said Dr. Thomas H. Cook, interim chair, Division of Fine Arts. “This is a remarkable group of young singers who have worked diligently, under the capable leadership of Dr. Mark Bartel, to prepare and share great choral music.”
The Friends University Ballet and Wichita Ballet Theatre will present their Spring Ballet at 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Sebits Auditorium. In this spring’s performance the Friends University Ballet will be performing all new ballets with three different choreographers.
Friends University’s Acts of Faith drama group will present C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in Cornerstone Studio Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.
The University of North Texas Faculty Jazz Quintet will be the featured artists at the 17th annual Friends University Jazz Festival Feb. 19-20. Mike Steinel (trumpet) and Brad Leali (saxophone) will perform with the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I. The rest of the quintet – Lynn Seaton (bass), Ed Soph (drums) and Stefan Karlsson (piano) – will join for the remainder of the concert.
The headliner concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling 316-295-5616.