Love music?

There’s a place for you at Bethany.

Choir & Music Ministry

Bethany’s Chancel Choir performs an anthem several times a month during the school year (September-May). Rehearsals are each Thursday at 7 p.m. and led by Music Director Dr. May Tuan Tucker. Our accompanist is Natalya Amelchencko.

Vocalists and musicians with busy schedules who wish to participate only during special times of the year (such as the Christmas and Easter seasons) are welcome! Check out the “News” section of our website, as well as the church calendar, to see what music opportunities might interest you.

Soloists, small group ensembles and instrumentalists are welcome as guest artists, particularly during the summer months.

Among the special musical events held during the year are the Sing-Along Messiah in December, open to everyone in the community to enjoy as a singer or listener.

Music Appreciation Sunday is traditionally the first Sunday in June. All who participate in any aspect of the church music program are honored that day.

For details about any of these activities, please contact Music Director May Tucker by phone at (916) 428-5281 or e-mail.


The Bethany Presbyterian Church Choir, led by Dr. May Tuan Tucker, performs "Down By the Riverside." Arrangement by Mary McDonald. Accompanist: Natalya Amelchenko. Sung Sunday, November 4, 2018, in observation of All Saints Sunday.

The Bethany Chancel Choir sings “You Are Mine” by David Haas on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Directed by Dr. May Tuan Tucker; accompanied by Kelsey Yurdana (piano) and flute (John Doolittle).

Sacramento's Hot City Jazz—featuring Zack Sapunor (bass), Bill Dendle (guitar) and Justin Au (trumpet)—performs a rousing version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Sacramento on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017.

"Soon and Very Soon" by Andraé Crouch, performed by the Bethany Choir January 18, 2015. Director: Dr. May Tuan Tucker. Accompanist: Kelsey Yurdana.

The Bethany Presbyterian Church Choir performs "Sing We Joyfully" by Don Besig on February 15, 2015 (Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday). Conductor: Dr. May Tuan Tucker. Accompanist: Kelsey Yurdana.

Hot City Jazz performs "When the Saints Go Marching In" at Bethany Presbyterian Church Sunday, June 7, 2015. Featuring Zack Sapunor (bass), Bill Dendle, (guitar & banjo) and Jeff Kries (trumpet).

Hear a portion of the triumphant “Hallelujah Chorus” at Sacramento’s December 6, 2015 Sing-Along Messiah Sacramento, held at Bethany.

Hot City Jazz performs "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Bethany Presbyterian Church. Bass: Zack Sapunor, Guitar: Bill Dendle, Trumpet: Justin Au.