Messiah Festival of the Arts
March 27 - April 9, 2023
The Swedish immigrant pioneers who established Lindsborg in 1869 in the Smoky Valley of central Kansas came to the New World primarily for religious freedom of worship and expression, which at the time was unattainable in their part of Europe. They brought with them intense sensitivities and appreciation for music and the fine arts.
In December 1881, because of a variety of historical factors, they established the renowned Messiah oratorio musical tradition — which has come down to the present-day, due largely to the devotion and commitment of the people of Lindsborg and Bethany College. Today, a fully comprehensive Festival of the Arts, concluding with a full length performance of Handel's Messiah, presented on Easter Sunday at 3:00pm, is the climax of weeks of community preparation and local arts exhibitions leading up to the festival. Bach's The Passion According to St. Matthew is performed on Good Friday at 7:30pm.
Follow this link for details regarding the Messiah Festival. For purchasing tickets online, click here or call the Messiah Festival office at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8235. Click here for the Calendar of Events.
Photography by Jim Turner