LINDSBORG, KANSAS - -- The Real Men Sing vocal workshop at Bethany College expects to draw nearly 500 young men from across the state who will spend the day working with music professionals and perform in a free concert on Thursday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m.
In its third year, the Real Men Sing workshop offers vocal clinics for young men in the fifth to 12th grades and this year will feature guest conductors from collegiate and high school music programs. Bethany music professor and co-chair of the department, Dr. Mark Lucas, organizes the annual event and will conduct the high school choir this year. Dr. Patrick Freer of Georgia State University and Greg Bontrager of Buhler High School will join him in conducting the two other choirs that will rehearse and perform.
Students will participate in clinics throughout the day. The free concert is open to the public and will be performed in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany campus. Last year's event attracted more than 525 male vocalists from 31 different high schools.
Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at bethanylb.edu.