The Bethany Oratorio Society

The chorus for the performances of Bach and Handel is uniquely different in that community members, college students, and faculty join together to form the Bethany Oratorio Society. The chorus itself is rich in history. Mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons have made singing in the Messiah a tradition that lives on through the generations. Some members have been participating for over 50 years. This strong tradition is reflected in Lindsborg and Bethany College.


Bethany Oratorio Society Rehearsal Information

Sunday Rehearsals are “Handel’s Messiah Only”, and will be held from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany College Campus. Singers can choose to sing in only Messiah, instead of Messiah and the St. Matthew Passion.

Tuesday Rehearsals are “Bach’s St. Matthew Passion Only”, and will be held from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany College Campus. Please note that to sing in the St. Matthew Passion, one must participate in the Messiah as well.