2023-24 Fine Arts Season
With the start of fall, thoughts invariably turn to cooler weather and the transformation of autumn leaves. You will also notice a change to our fine arts facility on campus as construction begins on a new chapel and expanded south entrance. Thanks to the generosity of donors and patrons, we were able to successfully realize our Rise Up campaign goal of raising $7.2 million! The resulting construction will occupy our main performance spaces for the year, so we ask that you visit friends.edu/finearts, and our social media pages, for location updates concerning our 2023-2024 season.
Our performance season will highlight the special place the arts hold in our lives, from the Duke Ellington Sacred Concert to our annual Candlelight and Symphony of Spring celebrations. We are also pleased to welcome new faculty in Theatre and Music Theatre, who will be directing our fall play and spring musical – be sure to watch our website and social media for the announcement of these shows!
We hope to see you this year as we bring our performances and creative work to spaces in Wichita and beyond!
Dr. Nathanael May
Tim & Gail Buchanan Endowed Chair
Division of Fine Arts
Tickets for events will only become available once a venue is confirmed. Seating for all events is unassigned. We are unable to provide a box office service on campus during the construction to the Riney Fine Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling, or at the venue before the performance (subject to availability).
Free events, included in the brochure above, and listed below do not require a ticket;
CASADO JAZZ NIGHT – Wednesday, March 27, 7-9 p.m. Casado Campus Center – FREE
FAURÉ REQUIEM* – Sunday, March 17, 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Featuring Friends University Singing Quakers, Wichita Grand Opera and Wichita Chamber Chorale. Purchase your tickets from Wichita Grand Opera. *This event was previously advertised as Brahms Requiem, February 19.
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