We have a wonderfully diverse group of choristers joining us this year! A new requirement for the program this year was an audition. From these auditions, the choristers that showed the most promise and commitment were selected to enter this journey of musical, liturgical, and leadership development. In addition to regular participation in the Divine Service at Bethany, the Choristers will be participated in several outings, including a Treble Festival with a world-renowned choir master downtown Chicago; participation in the Divine Services at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge; serving as the featured children’s choir in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on the Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Series; and a tour to St. Louis where they will visit Concordia Seminary and LCMS churches. In May they will participate in their first album due to be released in the late Summer of 2020. All of this is experience contributed to their first international tour which will be to Scotland and England in the Summer of 2021.