The Church Music Institute presents a Festival of Church Music on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Eric Nelson, artistic director of the Atlanta Master Chorale, will conduct a 400-voice choir comprised of singers representing dozens of churches. Cynthia Nott, artistic director and conductor of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, will lead a children’s choir prepared specifically for the event. Bradley Hunter Welch, Organist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will accompany the choir and the gathered assembly in singing the inspiring and timeless music of the Church. Designed to highlight sacred music representing many eras and styles, the Festival will feature music from chant to gospel to classic hymns. A conference entitled “Best Practices for Faithful Twenty-First Century Worship and Music Leaders,” featuring nationally-recognized clergy and church musicians, including Rev. Dr. Peter Marty, editor of The Christian Century, will precede the Festival on October 10 and 11. Visit www.churchmusicinstitute.org for more information.
Bethel's music ministry is always looking for new voices to add to our adult Voices of Praise choir, which practices each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and sings twice a month in the 8:30 service. A subset of Voices of Praise is the Tenoba (tenor bass) choir, which sings once a month and practices on the Wednesday prior. The Bells of Praise bell choir is also seeking new ringers. They practice on Wednesdays at 6:30 and play once a month and on festivals. Contact Gil Abbott, director of these choirs, or Katie Jarrett, Director of Music Ministries, for more information.