Friends University presents the Singing Quakers Home Concert – “Come, Creator Spirit”

Wichita, KS – Friends University will present the Singing Quakers Home Concert March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m.

The 70-voice Friends University Singing Quakers will present “Come, Creator Spirit,” performing music from their annual tour. The concert will include traditional classics by Purcell, Mozart and Randall Thompson, as well as contemporary works by Ola Gjeilo and Z. Randall Stroope. The concert includes spirituals, hymns and a jazz-inspired arrangement by George Shearing. Also featured will be the world premiere of “Come, Creator Spirit,” by Canadian composer Leonard Enns. The concert will conclude with a heartwarming moment where Singing Quakers alumni will be invited to join the current student choir in singing “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

“The music of the Home Concert offers singers and listeners alike a simple invitation: to ‘come.’ Whether the invitation is to praise and pray, to dance and sing, or to be bold and take a stand, the wide range of musical styles and evocative lyrics challenge us to leave our comfort zones,” said Dr. Mark Bartel, associate professor of music and director of choral music at Friends University.

The performance will take place in Sebits Auditorium on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.

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

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.