Choral & Vocal Music Events

Choral & Vocal Music Events

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. Dale Heidebrecht, Rolaine Hetherington and special guest conductors, the voices of Friends University are sure to inspire you!

For more information on all Fine Arts events and ticket information, visit the Fine Arts Events & Tickets page.

Spring 2021 Events

Working (Winter Musical)

Virtual Event
Nominated for six Tony Awards, Working has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. “This show recognizes the unsung heroes in our lives that we often take for granted. They’re given a platform to speak on their dreams and aspirations as well as their struggles and grievances,” said show director and Assistant Professor of Music Theatre and Dance, Sheldon Mba. “While in the middle of the pandemic, I think it’s only right to acknowledge and honor the workers who risk their lives in order for us to maintain a sense of normalcy during these tough times.”
Check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: fb.me/e/1dCxQSycC
Reserve your FREE ticket: showtix4u.com/event-details/45522

Working (Winter Musical)

Virtual Event
Nominated for six Tony Awards, Working has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. “This show recognizes the unsung heroes in our lives that we often take for granted. They’re given a platform to speak on their dreams and aspirations as well as their struggles and grievances,” said show director and Assistant Professor of Music Theatre and Dance, Sheldon Mba. “While in the middle of the pandemic, I think it’s only right to acknowledge and honor the workers who risk their lives in order for us to maintain a sense of normalcy during these tough times.”
Check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: fb.me/e/1dCxQSycC
Reserve your FREE ticket: showtix4u.com/event-details/45522

Working (Winter Musical)

Virtual Event
Nominated for six Tony Awards, Working has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. “This show recognizes the unsung heroes in our lives that we often take for granted. They’re given a platform to speak on their dreams and aspirations as well as their struggles and grievances,” said show director and Assistant Professor of Music Theatre and Dance, Sheldon Mba. “While in the middle of the pandemic, I think it’s only right to acknowledge and honor the workers who risk their lives in order for us to maintain a sense of normalcy during these tough times.”
Check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: fb.me/e/1dCxQSycC
Reserve your FREE ticket: showtix4u.com/event-details/45522

Working (Winter Musical)

Virtual Event
Nominated for six Tony Awards, Working has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. “This show recognizes the unsung heroes in our lives that we often take for granted. They’re given a platform to speak on their dreams and aspirations as well as their struggles and grievances,” said show director and Assistant Professor of Music Theatre and Dance, Sheldon Mba. “While in the middle of the pandemic, I think it’s only right to acknowledge and honor the workers who risk their lives in order for us to maintain a sense of normalcy during these tough times.”
Check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: fb.me/e/1dCxQSycC
Reserve your FREE ticket: showtix4u.com/event-details/45522

Sing it! Vocal Music Festival

Virtual Event
Check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: https://fb.me/e/ZUdFsNT9

Singing Quakers present “Be Not Afraid”

In-Person and Livestreamed.

Tickets can be reserved at FriendsU.eventbrite.com

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Friends University’s Singing Quakers will present their annual Home Concert March 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and March 28 at 2 p.m.

The spring concert, themed Be Not Afraid: Songs of Faith, Hope, and Love, is a reminder of the support we have in coming together. The songs are sure to comfort those in need and encourage the spirit.

Dr. Riney & Dr. Moore

Dr. Cecil J. Riney, founder and director of the Singing Quakers for 45 years, said, “I am thrilled to have a young conductor as talented and genuine as Dr. Rayvon T. J. Moore leading the Singing Quakers. I urge the Wichita community to join me in supporting this first live concert of the Singing Quakers under his leadership.”

 

The concert features a world premiere by composer Gwyneth Walker, entitled “Equality is in the Air We Breathe.” In the piece, Walker masterfully sets the poetry of Langston Hughes to music.

In the theme of encouragement and hope, both livestream and limited in-person tickets will be completely free at FriendsU.eventbrite.com.

The in-person performance will take place in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. Covid safety protocols can be found here. Please bring a face mask and be ready to sit in socially distanced pods.

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

Opera Showcase

In-person and virtual performance

Check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: https://fb.me/e/gf53p5BZC