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 strives 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.
Christy Bennett is one of Chicago's premiere jazz artists whose quest for gypsy jazz led her to discover many buried musical treasures. "The Forgotten Songwriters" will feature music by Bennett's favorite female songwriters from the 30's and 40's as well as stories about their backgrounds and careers. Please join us for this fabulous presentation! A free will offering will be taken.
Mark Kroos is one of the finest acoustic guitarists and one of the only touring double nexk guitarists in the world. His almost stritly instrumental style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and incredible tapping technique. In July of 2011 Mark competed in guitar Player Magazine's INternational Gitar Superstar Competition in Nashville for host larry Carlton and renowned judges Muriel ANderson, Reeves Gabrels and Carl Verheyen, taking 1st place of ouf fice invited competitors and thousands of others who had submitted online.
Mark is returning to Bethany for an encore concert, and we are very fortunate that Mark will also take part in our morning services! Those ho have heard Mark won't miss this opportunity and those of you who have not, this is a must for your musical entertainment and a once in a lifetime experience.
Bethany Drama Camp will be held July 16-22, 2023 with a performance at the end of the week. We hope you can join us. This year will be the first production with Aaron Knodle at the helm!