Bethany incorporates a diverse range of musical expression within corporate worship, from traditional hymns to contemporary praise songs, from the pipe organ and brass to guitar, violin and drums.
The Bethany Choir ministers with music from Gregorian
chant to contemporary choruses. The four-part choir participates
in morning services
during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.
Practices begin October 8 with a half-day reading session and lunch at the church. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening thereafter from 7:00-8:30 pm. Here is the schedule.
Instrumentalists and vocalists
lead in worship at each Sunday service. Three ensembles rotate in leading morning services. Other musicians
share their gifts in Children and Families Ministries and for Special Music on Sunday mornings. Rehearsal times vary; generally before
A regular part of
worship at Bethany includes solos to large ensembles,
vocal or instrumental (or both), diverse but always with
the purpose of enhancing congregational worship. Musicians
serve both 9 & 10:45 am services when the choir is not scheduled.
Serving a vital role in the worship experience, techs
operate the soundboard, tape services and set up
and taking down equipment. They are available before services
to work with musicians, worship leaders and pastors to assure
a proper sound mix and volume.
Individuals ages 16 and above may volunteer to assist as sound technicians. Volunteer once or more each month to run the sound board for any (or all) of Bethany's 9 am or 10:45 am services. Training is offered. Some musical background or sound board experience is helpful, but not required. Contact the Music Director to volunteer.