music ministries

Music at Bethlehem continues to be a defining characteristic of our personality and spirit as a church. We aim to enhance worship at Bethlehem by using our gifts and talents to praise God and uplift our congregation. Sunday morning worship is typically accompanied by piano, organ, and choir, although we explore musical worship through a wide variety of genres and styles.


 

The Bethlehem Choir

 

The Bethlehem Choir is our flagship choral ensemble that performs a variety of music from the renaissance through the 21st century. We hover around 25 singers, consisting of congregants, professionals from the community, and performance majors from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan. 

 

The Bethlehem Choir is typically featured with orchestra at all special events (Christmas, Easter, Totenfest, etc.) in addition to other concerts throughout the year. Notable works performed include Bach's Christ lag in todesbanden, Charpentier, Messe De Minuit Pour Noël, Kodaly's Missa Brevis, Vivaldi's Gloria, Vierne's Messe Solennelle, Handel's Messiah, and more.

 

The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30PM and sings 1-2 selections at the 10:00AM service. We welcome anyone who is interested to sing with a wonderful, fun community of accepting, loving, and kind people.

 

For more information, please contact David Hahn, Director of Music Ministries at musicdirector@bethlehem-ucc.org 

David Hahn

Director of Music Ministies


 

Handbells

 

This group (grade 9 to adult) utilizes our 5-octave set of hand bells and other instruments to provide selections which range from classical to contemporary. Emphasis is on advanced development of ringing skills and Christian fellowship through ensemble experience. For more information, please contact Jim Rowan, handbell director: JRowan@umich.edu


 

Rentals

 

If you're interested to rent our acoustically satisfying facilities for concerts, rehearsals, or recitals, please contact David Hahn, Director of Music Ministries at musicdirector@bethlehem-ucc.org