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 17th Season, 2018-2019

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

Fall - Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m.


Women of Note

Acclaimed classically trained trio - Terry Saurmann, soprano; Christin Rovani, soprano and violin; and Suzanne Rovani, contralto - will present a program that will span 5 centuries of Western music. A sure pick!

Winter - Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m.


An Afternoon with Keyboardist Eldred Marshall

The world-traveled, Dallas-based artist will perform a multifaceted recital featuring masterworks for organ and piano. A perfect Sunday afternoon! (Bethany concert goers wll rememer him as the accompianist for ACTE II.)

Spring - Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m.


Molasses Creek

For 24 years, this blues style group's high energy performances, heartfelt songwriting, and quirky humor have won them loyal followers all around the world. Spend a Sunday afternoon with Molasses Creek - Gary Mitchell, Dave Tweedle, and Kim France. 

2018-19 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
ACTE II (September 2017)


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
Cotton Patch
Rodland Duo (February 2018)


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

Guitarists Mark Kroos 



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