For many years ensembles from Bethany College have toured the region, country, and world. Recent tours have been to Colorado, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and New York. In May of 2018 the Bethany Choir and Handbell Ensemble toured Germany and Sweden, where they were honored to sing/play during worship services at the “Castle Church” in Wittenburg (Martin Luther’s Church), at at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig (J.S. Bach’s Church).
The Bethany College Choir on tour in Sweden – May 2018
The four-year plan for choir/handbell tours is as follows:
May 2020 – West Coast, including stops in Colorado, Las Vegas, Southern California, Grand Canyon.
Spring 2021 – A smaller, more localized, tour to a nearby state such as Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, or Oklahoma.
Spring 2022 – Overseas tour, possibly Germany and Sweden or another overseas destination.
Spring 2023 – A smaller, more localized, tour to a nearby state such as Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, or Oklahoma.
We believe that a Choir and Handbell tour should serve as the living embodiment of the mission of the college and should reflect its core values. This is why each day on tour a different group selected from the ensembles leads the group in devotionals, and why each trip includes a service project. We believe, as does Bethany College, in the development of the whole person.
For a detailed itinerary of the 2018 trip to Sweden and Germany, please click here: Europe Itinerary
Below: The 2017-2018 Bethany College Choir
Top: The handbell ensemble in rehearsal prior to a concert.
Bottom: The soprano section leads devotions.
Left: The tenor section receives their tour “awards.”
Right: Choir Chaplain, Sabrina Wollenberg, tells the “Joke of the Day” on tour.