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 19th Season, 2020-2021

Bethany Arts Series 2020 - 2021 Season Cancelled Due To Covid 19

The Bethany Arts Series committee has regretfully decided to cancel our upcoming 2020 -2021 season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are very hopeful that we will be able to resume next fall with our 2021 - 2022 season. We will keep you posted sometime next spring.


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
Cor Cantiamo (Nov. 2019)
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 
Drama/Musical Getting to Know The Sound of Music (2019) 
Bethany Lutheran Church Drama/Music Camp

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