BLC Music Programs

New members welcome! All ages and abilities… Come join the fun!

BETHANY TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN ITS MUSIC PROGRAMS
From handbells to vocal choirs, weekly musical offerings to large scale masterworks, there is something for everyone.
Children at Bethany also have ample opportunities to worship God through music-making and all of these handbells and vocal ensembles focus on both fun and musical excellence in a happy, safe space. Whether you’re 4 or 104.

ADULT MUSIC PROGRAMS

BETHANY CHANCEL CHOIR
Bethany’s adult choral ensemble, led by Dr. James Kim, rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00pm and shares its music in worship weekly from September through May. This ensemble sometimes tackles larger works, as well. Currently the Chancel Choir is not meeting as a large group due to COVID restrictions; however, smaller ensembles continue to share music in worship. Contact James at james@bethany-denver.org to get involved in choir.

CARILLONS
Bethany’s adult handbell choir, led by Nolan Oltjenbruns, meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45 – 8:30pm and performs regularly in service. The group welcomes new ringers of all experience levels— even brand new ringers! Contact Nolan at nolan@bethany-denver.org with questions or to get started!

SOUNDS OF PRAISE
Bethany’s contemporary vocal ensemble, led by Paula Wills, meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00pm and sings monthly in Sunday worship services from September through May. This ensemble learns a wide variety of contemporary music, as well as new takes on standard hymns. Contact Paula at paula@bethany-denver.org about your interest.

KIDS MUSIC PROGRAMS

CHERUB CHOIR: Vocal ensemble for children in Pre-K or Kindergarten. The Cherubs rehearse on Sundays via Zoom. Contact director Zach Rodasti or zach@bethany-denver.org.

JUBILATION CHOIR: Vocal ensemble for kids in Grades 1 – 6. Jubilation rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:15 – 5:45pm. Register any time for this ensemble with director, laurat@bethany-denver.org.

CELEBRATION CHOIR: Vocal ensemble for Bethany’s youth, Grades 7 – 12. Celebration rehearses on Wednesday from 6:00 – 6:30pm. Register any time for this ensemble with director, laurat@bethany-denver.org.

ALPHA RINGERS: Handbell ensemble for children in grades 3 – 6. Alpha Ringers rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:00pm. Contact director Alex Rodasti or alex@bethany-denver.org.

REBELLION: Handbell ensemble for Bethany’s youth, grades 7 – 12. ReBELLion rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:15 – 6:00pm. Contact director Alex Rodasti or register for this ensemble at alex@bethany-denver.org.

 

The Sanctuary Organ

Bethany’s organ was custom designed and built by the Schantz Organ Company, Orville, Ohio. All pipes were hand crafted specifically for this organ from a variety of materials, including: zinc, poplar, copper, and alloys of tin and lead. The organ uses electro-pneumatic pitman windchests with  3.5 wind pressure throughout. There are 8 ranks of pipes controlled by a moveable three-manual drawknob console which includes a four level memory solid state combination action. The installation was completed by Schantz in May 1987.

In November 2017, the original console was replaced with a Rodgers Infinity Series 361 organ.  This powerful, expressive, and uplifting instrument leads congregational singing.  Infinity Series organs with Rodgers’ Natural Pipe Realism™.  Featuring a wide range of tonal genres, exceptional musical expressiveness, and unmatched versatility was the perfect instrument to hybrid with the Schantz pipes.  For more information about this organ, please contact Rick Seaton, Music Director and Organist at rick@bethany-denver.org.

 

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