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.
Celebrating the Installation of the Clarence and Agnes Carlson Memorial Pipe Organ
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.
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.
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.
|Organists||David Schrader (Dedication Concert)
Aaron David Miller
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
Concordia University Kapelle Choir
Agape Ringers - Handbell Choir
|Hymn Festivals||Robert Hobby
Dr. John Behnke
Dr. David Cherwien
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
Rodland Duo (February 2018)
Molasses Creek (May 2019)
|Piano||Dr. Raymond Jackson
Diane Koenig Marguerite Faulds – Four Hand Piano
Redekopp Edwards – Piano Duo