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 18th Season, 2019-2020

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

Fall - Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Cor Cantiamo


This 24 member group of professionals is led by their founder, Eric Johnson, D.M.A. With pieces featuring the Bethany pip organ and patriotic selections in honor of Veteran's Day, this will be an emotion-filled concert. 

CANCELLED: Spring - Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m.

The Bethany Arts Series spring concert is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Benson Family Singers


This talented family of five from Minnesota specializes in tight, a cappella harmonies. This unique ministry presents barbershop, bluegrass, and gospel music using a variety of instruments - guitar, banjo, bass, violin, and mandolin. This will be an incredible family experience. 

Summer - Friday, July 10

Bethany Summer Musical

The Bethany Arts Series is thrilled to sponsor Bethany's summer musical. In 2019, our talented cast presented "Getting to Know the Sound of Music." Join us in 2020 for a performance that will be announced by Directors Ruth Ann Poppen and Judy Nordschow.


2019-2020 Season Brochure: Outside | Inside

Performers From Past Seasons

Organists 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)
Eldred Marshall (February 2019)
Choirs 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
Vocalists Kirsten Leslie
Rise Jones
Gwendolyn Brown
ACTE II (September 2017)
Ensembles 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)
Molasses Creek (May 2019)
Piano Dr. Raymond Jackson
Diane Koenig Marguerite Faulds – Four Hand Piano
Redekopp Edwards – Piano Duo
Guitarists Mark Kroos 


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