Welcome to bethany!
Welcome to Bethany Arts and Events, and Bethany Lutheran Church (ELCA), home to many wonderful local groups such as the Cherry Creek Chorale, Denver Brass, Canto Deo, Colorado Korean Chorus, Smithsonian’s, Voces Cordis and the Denver Youth Artist Orchestra, to name a few.
Bethany Arts and Events (formerly known as Festival of Faith and the Arts). For over 30 years, Bethany has been hosting countless number of concerts and special events each season. Please consider joining us for a concert or two, or if you are looking for a venue to host your concert series, or one concert, please give us a call!
Special events and weddings happen here as well! Please contact us for more information!
First-prize and Bach prize winner at the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, Alcee Chriss III is widely regarded as one of the leading young organists of our time. Previous competition awards include the Firmin Swinnen Silver Medal at the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2016 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition, and First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Miami International Organ Competition. Mr. Chriss serves as University Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University.
Recording Review: “Art & Rhapsody” (ATMA 2782)
“A splendid program of unusual and varied repertoire played on the 4-manual, 116 rank, 2014 Casavant in the Maison Symphonique in Montreal. Chriss won the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, but this is not the usual competition-winner playing. He plays with clarity, imagination, musicality, virtuosity, and yes, personality.”
“A thoroughly enjoyable recording.”
Delcamp, American Record Guide (May/June 2020)
Atlanta, GA “The 24-year-old Texas-born Chriss has quickly emerged as a ‘rising star’ among young organists in the course of multiple top-prize competition wins over the last few years …”
Albuquerque, NM “The recital was wonderful. He played with grace and skill, giving insightful introductions to each piece from the organ loft …”
NOVEMBER CONCERTS AND EVENTS
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dECEMBER CONCERTS AND EVENTS
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St. Martin's Chamber Choir December 16, 2023 at 7:30PM
DICKENS “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol is told by a narrator as the choir accompanies the tale with incidental music based on Christmas carols that would have been familiar to Dickens and his Victorian-era characters. American composer and two-time Grammy nominee Benedict Sheehan has composed a dramatic and warm accompaniment to this favorite Christmas classic.