Wichita, KS- The Friends University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras will present their final performance of the season on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. at the District Church located at 304 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213. We are excited to perform an under-played masterpiece – Mendelssohn’s 5th Symphony, nicknamed ‘the Reformation’ symphony by the […]

Wichita, KS- In a Wichita premiere, Friends University Fine Arts will host a performance of the enigmatic avant-garde composition “Vexations” by Erik Satie. On what Friends University has dubbed “Satieday”, May 18 will be a day of eccentric performances celebrating the life and work of the composer. Known for its repetitive and perplexing nature, “Vexations” […]

Wichita, KS- Friends University Fine Arts Department announces a special collaboration with the Singing Quakers, Big Bands and Jazz Vocal Ensemble presenting Duke Ellington’s Best of The Sacred Concerts on Friday October 27, at 7:30 p.m. at University Friends Church, located at 1840 W. University St., Wichita, Kan. Duke Ellington, America’s most prolific composer, embarked on a mission in the latter half of the […]

Friends University is elated to celebrate the groundbreaking event for the $7.2 million project to renovate and expand the Riney Fine Arts Center on Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.  “The Riney Fine Arts Center is a significant aspect of the Friends University campus,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “This […]

Friends University achieved its best ever finish at National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2023 National Student Auditions, with its first national finalist, three national semifinalists, and one national quarterfinalist.  Students qualify for the NATS National Student Auditions by reaching finals of their respective regional auditions.  In November 2022, Friends had nine first and […]