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.
Bethany’s Song Team helps lead the congregation in singing during most Sunday morning worship services year-round. This in an informal “drop-in” group of vocalists and musicians that rehearses each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Song Team is always on the lookout for singers, as well as skilled musicians (guitar, flute, clarinet, violin, etc.) who might wish to accompany the group.
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. Cantatas are usually performed during the Christmas and Easter seasons.
Soloists, small group ensembles and instrumentalists are welcome as guest artists, particularly during the summer months.
Liturgical dance performed by church members and guest dancers is an additional way in which scripture and the teachings of Christ are interpreted during our worship service. Bethany also has a Handbell Choir which performs on a seasonal basis.
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.