Bethany Arts Series

The Bethany Arts Series is dedicated to the celebration of music and art as God's gifts and an extension of worship. Inspired by the installation of the church's esteemed Clarence Agnes Carlson Memorial Pipe Organ in 2002, the series strive to provide organ and other musical concerts and art shows by musicians and artists of the highest possible caliber.  The series endeavors to nurture and foster community outreach to the glory of God.

Our 15th Season, 2016-2017

 Celebrating the Installation of the Clarence and Agnes Carlson Memorial Pipe Organ

Fall - Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.


Christy Bennett, Soprano
Casey Nielson, Classical Guitar
Lapis Trio with Casey Nielsen 

Winter - Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m.


Cotton Patch Gospel
A Southern Twist to the Story of Jesus

Spring - Sunday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Michael Burkhardt
Hymm Festival 
Choral Clinic on Saturday, May 20

2016-17 Season Brochure:  Outside Inside


Performers From Past Seasons


David Schrader (Dedication Concert)
Craig Cramer
Aaron David Miller
Richard Heschke
Erik Wm. Suter
Susan De Kam
Dr. Anthony Williams
Randall Sheets (Nov 2015)
John Sherer (Feb 2016)


Lutheran Choir of Chicago (May 2016)
Carthage College Choir
Heartland Voices
Concordia University Kapelle Choir
Agape Ringers - Handbell Choir

Hymn Festivals

Robert Hobby
Dr. John Behnke
David Jonies
Dr. David Cherwien


Kirsten Leslie
Rise Jones
Gwendolyn Brown


Northwestern University Brass Ensemble
Prairie Brass Band
Chicago Brass Band
The Kithara Trio – Flute, Harp & Cello
Winds Off the Lake, Woodwind Quintet
Elgin Symphony Brass Quintet
ESQ – Elgin String Quartet


Dr. Raymond Jackson
Diane Koenig & Marguerite Faulds – Four Hand Piano
Redekopp & Edwards – Piano Duo