Alumni | Give to BC | Athletics | Fine Arts | Thresher Connect | Search


Open Road to give Mother's Day concert

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Open Road, the men’s a cappella ensemble at Bethel College, will carry on what has become a tradition of holding their final concert of the year on Mother’s Day.

The May 10 performance is at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall and is free and open to the public.

It will be the final concert with the group for three graduating seniors: Leland Brown, Galveston, Texas, Riley King, Lawrence, and Ben Kreider, North Newton.

Among the group’s numbers for the May 10 concert are “Yonder Come Day,” “This I Pray,” “Walk a Mile” and the Open Road version of the Steel Wheels tune “Rain in the Valley.”

“Woven Road” will make a return appearance, with Woven, the women’s a cappella ensemble, joining Open Road for a few numbers (the first time being Woven’s May 8 concert).

The other members of Open Road are Josh Booth, Goessel, Matthew Graber, Freeman, South Dakota, Tim Regier, Newton, Tyler Shima, Topeka, Chase Stucky, Moundridge, and Braden Unruh, Goessel.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2014-15 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2014-15. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.