Choral and Vocal Music

The Friends University Music Program is ready to serve you as you prepare for your college career. You'll see we provide a showcase of artistic excellence, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm, energy and artistry with you!

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Broadway, classical, world music and more! Known for stirring performances at home and abroad, the sounds of Friends University choirs range from the intimacy of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble to the majesty of the 200-voice Choral Union. Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Bartel, Dr. Paul Brodene Smith, Rolaine Hetherington, Craig Curry and special guest conductors, the voices of Friends University are sure to inspire you!

Concert Choir

Singing Quakers

Theatre

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

FALL 2013 EVENTS

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE & JAZZ ENSEMBLE II CONCERT
Nov. 8, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$9 adults, $6 seniors/students

Enjoy a fun evening of jazz featuring the incredibly tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble as well as the swingin' big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II.

SINGING QUAKERS ALUMNI CHOIR CONCERT
Nov. 9, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
1958 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS
$12 adults, $10 seniors/students

The Singing Quaker Alumni Choir is directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

"L'OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO" (THE OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF)
A One Act Opera by Gioacchino Rossini
Nov. 23, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

Join us for this One Act Opera Workshop concert.

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
Dec. 6-7, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

Celebrate the message of Christmas with this beloved tradition featuring the Friends University choirs.

SPRING 2014 EVENTS

CHORAL CONNECTIONS CONCERT
Jan. 30, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

The Friends University choirs and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will share the stage with some of Kansas’ top high school choirs. The concert features guest conductor Dr. Joshua Habermann.

JAZZ VOCAL INVITATIONAL CONCERT
Feb. 21, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$9 adults, $6 seniors/students

The Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble will host jazz choirs from around the area as part of the 21st Annual Friends University Jazz Festival celebration.

SINGING QUAKERS HOME CONCERT "THE ROAD HOME"
March 29, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 30, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

From traditional to avant garde and from folksongs to gospel, the Singing Quakers present a wide range of choral classics in this annual concert.

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT
April 4, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$9 adults, $6 seniors/students

Join us for the last Jazz Vocal Ensemble concert of the school year. This concert will highlight the seniors.

SINGING QUAKERS WITH THE WICHITA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
April 5, 2014 @ 8 p.m.
Century II Concert Hall
Tickets available by calling the Symphony Box Office at 316-267-7658

The Singing Quakers will team up with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for this "Classics VIII" concert.

CONCERT CHOIR SPRING CONCERT "FROM ADVERSARIES TO ALLIES"
April 8, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
East Heights United Methodist Church
4407 E. Douglas Ave.
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students
Only cash or check at the door.
Join the Concert Choir for their annual Spring Concert.

SYMPHONY OF SPRING "ROCKIN' ROUND THE CLOCK"
April 24, 2014 @ 12 p.m.
*this performance is reserved/sold out for area middle schools
April 25-26, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 27, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

This Broadway showcase presents up-tempo dance numbers, moving ballads and the majesty of the full orchestra and chorus.

CONCERT CHOIR COFFEEHOUSE
April 27, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
Casado Campus Center
Free

This annual fundraiser is an anticipated event every spring as choir members share their talents and favorite cookies. There will be coffee mugs available for sipping java while enjoying the performance.