About Us

Welcome to The Festival of Faith and the Arts!

More than fifty events are featured each season, generic from choral and instrumental concerts by outstanding local, illness regional and national ensembles, find visual arts exhibits, dramatic presentations, spiritual enrichment and educational opportunities.

There are many special worship services throughout the seasons of Advent, Lent, Easter and Pentecost, and other special events.

Please use the menu on the right side of the page to locate your favorite groups, concerts and events. The Festival of Faith and the Arts has something for everyone.

Our mission is to offer programming that will engage the mind, stir the spirit, encourage the heart and uplift the soul. Come. Be a part of these exceptional opportunities in this exceptional place. Bethany is a place dedicated to the arts and to serve the people of this community through the arts.

Tickets for those events requiring them can be obtained through the individuals or groups listed.

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Forrest Guittar, Director

About the Director

Forrest Guittar , Director of the Festival of Faith and The Arts, is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri – Kansas City. A former educator, he has served as Minister and Director of music for over thirty years to congregations in the Kansas City, Atlanta and Denver areas. His experience extends to community based arts organizations, as Artistic Director of Music Atlanta, Conductor of the Atlanta Master Chorale, and the Festival of Sacred Arts at Cherry Creek.

As a choral conductor and singer, he has studied and performed with a lexicon of American and internationally recognized choral and instrumental musicians, including vocal studies with Richard Knoll, choral and advanced conducting with Dr. Eph Ehly, Roger Wagner, Helmuth Rilling, John Nelson, John Rutter, Jester Hairston, Anton Armstrong, Moses Hogan, The Kings Singers, and numerous others.

In addition, for eighteen years he studied and performed with Robert Shaw, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, acclaimed Chamber Chorus and professional Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. In this capacity he participated in over thirty recordings, receiving numerous Grammy nominations and Awards, performed at Carnegie Hall some dozen times, and toured Europe and throughout the United States. Following the passing of Robert Shaw he continued to perform as a member of the Robert Shaw Tribute Singers.

Following re-location to Denver, he continues to perform in conjunction with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus and with multiple other ensembles in the greater Denver area.

LOCATION

Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 4500 E. Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO, approximately (1) mile west of I-25.

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