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Merrin Guice Gill, Director of Choral Activities

Bethel Choir

The Bethel Choir is a mixed choir of auditioned voices and is Bethel’s flagship choral organization. The choir performs a wide variety of sacred and secular repertoire and participates in all of Bethel’s major festivals, touring annually throughout the United States and every fourth year overseas. The choir is comprised predominantly of upperclass students and has represented Bethel at home and abroad with high reviews for nearly 70 years.

Women’s Choir

The Women's Choir is an ensemble that performs repertoire written specifically for treble voices. The choir performs in concerts during Family Weekend, Festival of Christmas and Classics in the Great Hall. The choir performs as part of the Festival Choir and also singly, as a featured Women’s Choir. Additional activities include a Fall and Winter weekend retreat, local concerts and outreach concerts, and a 2-day performance tour. Occasionally, the Women’s Choir may perform alone or with other Bethel choirs in Chapel. Proper vocal technique, sight reading, and aural skills are significant elements in the Women’s Choir curriculum.

Men's Choir

The Men's Choir is an ensemble that studies vocal pedagogy, sight reading, and aural skills in the environment of a male chorus. Men’s choral repertoire will be studied as well as music for mixed-voice chorus, which will be performed with the Bethel Choir and Women’s Choir. Concerts include Family Weekend, Festival of Christmas, and Classics in the Great Hall. Additional events may include outreach activities and local performances.

Vocal Chamber Ensemble

The Vocal Chamber Ensemble(s) is a small, select vocal group that studies varied repertoire for chamber ensemble. This ensemble performs at Bethel and local/outreach events.

Festival Choir

The Bethel Festival Choir includes members of the Bethel Choir, Bethel Women’s Choir, and Bethel Men’s Choir. The Festival Choir performs major choral works combined with the Festival Orchestra at the annual Festival of Christmas and Classics in the Great Hall concerts.

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Concerts & Performing Arts Events

View the schedule of upcoming performing and visual arts events at Bethel.

Bethel Music Recordings

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