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Orchestras/Chamber Ensembles

Hannah Schendel, Director of String Activities

Chamber Orchestra

The Bethel Chamber Orchestra performs works of the standard orchestra literature from the baroque to contemporary periods. It performs both a fall and spring concert, participates in the Festival of Christmas and Classics in the Great Hall concerts, and tours regionally. It’s open, by audition, to strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

Philharmonic Community Orchestra

The Bethel Philharmonic Community Orchestra is comprised of Bethel students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and local community members who share a passion for glorifying God through great symphonic music. It rehearses once a week and performs one major symphonic concert each semester.

Chamber Ensembles

Bethel Chamber Ensembles provide an opportunity to develop self-expression through the discovery and performance of string chamber music. Solo winds and pianists may also participate by audition. They meet once a week for private coaching and require an additional weekly non-coached rehearsal.

Music and Theatre Features

Concerts & Performing Arts Events

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

Bethel Music Recordings

Visit the online store to purchase recordings of Bethel University Festival of Christmas, Bethel Choir, Wind Symphony, and Jazz Orchestra.

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