Celebrating 50 Years!

Alumni & Friends of Maranatha Baptist University, join us as we celebrate our 50th year, 

with fun festivities and Christ-honoring music and drama throughout the 2017-18 college year.

Join us October 12 & 13 for a special commemorative evening showcasing the decades of Maranatha through music, video, and narration. This year's fall festival will feature the music of Maranatha's combined choirs and orchestra, handbells, and Heritage Singers ensemble, and a pictorial display of the university throughout the past 50 years, woven together through story and testimony. Alumni and current students alike will be encouraged by the panoramic view of Maranatha's history combined with an eye to a future of Advancing Till He Comes. Free admission. Seating is first come, first served.

Much Ado about Nothing

The story of Much Ado about Nothing focuses on the courtship and humor involving the beautiful Hero and her suitor, Claudio, but the witty war of words between Claudio's friend Benedick and Hero's cousin Beatrice often takes center stage. Set in 1930’s Italy, the play begins as Don Pedro's army returns after a victory. Benedick, a gentleman soldier, resumes a verbal duel with Beatrice, the niece of Messina’s governor, Leonato. Count Claudio is smitten by Leonato’s daughter, Hero. After Don Pedro woos her in disguise for Claudio, the two young lovers plan to marry in a week. Meanwhile, Don Pedro’s disgruntled brother, Don John, plots to ruin Hero and halt her wedding. Shakespeare’s humor and talent for words make this play enjoyable for any audience and is sure to draw large crowds. Join us November 9, 10, and 11 for an original staging of this classic Shakespearean comedy. Performances will be nightly at 7:00 p.m. as well as a Saturday matinee at 2:00.

 

MEET MEMBERS OF THE CAST:

Clayton Steuerwald as Benedick
Clayton Steuerwald as Benedick
Phoebe Alexander as Hero
Phoebe Alexander as Hero
Kylee Zempel as Beatrice
Kylee Zempel as Beatrice
Evan Rasmussen as Leonato
Evan Rasmussen as Leonato
Jonathan Hadley as Claudio
Jonathan Hadley as Claudio
Ian Fennel as Don Pedro
Ian Fennel as Don Pedro

MBU Choir Alumni, join your voices with the student voices of the Chamber Singers, Madrigal Choir, and Chorale as we sing the most beloved pieces of Handel's Messiah together. Vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to participate with the MBU choirs and orchestra for this 50th year event. We anticipate a joyful evening and a full auditorium at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, with Dr. David Brown directing and Dr. David Ledgerwood accompanying on the harpsichord. If you want to join the choir, please RSVP to help us plan and prepare for this special event.

The day's schedule includes:

2:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m.  Rehearsal at CBC (required)

5:00 p.m.                      Light Dinner at CBC, catered by Pioneer Foods (small cost, individual or family rate)

6:30 p.m.                      Call Time

7:00 p.m.                      Messiah (nursery care provided up to age 4)

9:00 p.m.                     Christmas Reception at Maranatha Baptist University in the Dining Complex

Requested dress for the performance: Black suits, white shirts, and black ties for gentlemen; long black dresses for women.

Complete this Form

If you would like to participate. Music available for download.

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50th Graduating Class

This commencement will celebrate the 50th graduating class of Maranatha Baptist University. Praise the Lord that in the last 50 years MBU has faithfully sent out pastors, teachers, missionaries, business men and women, lawyers, nurses, doctors, politicians, social workers, business owners, musicians and more. And we are excited to see what this graduating class will do for the Lord "To the Praise of His Glory."

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