Bethel University Chorale to perform locally

The Women’s Chorale of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn., will present a program of sacred choral music as they travel on their concert tour through Minnesota and Wisconsin March 31 through April 4. The group will perform at North Isanti Baptist Church on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

The Bethel Women’s Chorale is under the musical direction of Dr. Nancy Parker. The chorale is a select ensemble of 43 women who perform the finest traditional and contemporary works written for treble voices.

Each school year the chorale travels and performs regional and national music tours during the spring semester. The chorale is known for its creative and inspiring programs crafted for audiences of all ages. In addition to touring, the chorale performs in Bethel’s annual Festival of Christmas and Spring Music Festival performances. The chorale has participated in the Minnesota American Choral Directors Association Treble Festival and was selected to sing at the 2009 Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter In-Service Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The Department of Music at Bethel University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in teaching and its outstanding performance organizations. The distinguished music faculty guide students through specialized courses of study leading to bachelor’s degrees in music education, applied performance, composition, and sacred music. A bachelor of arts degree in music is offered to students who desire to combine the study of music with another field. Minors in music and sacred music are also available along with programs leading to careers in music therapy and the business world of music.

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,400 students from 47 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minn., with additional seminary locations on both coasts, Bethel offers rigorous bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 relevant fields. For further information on Bethel University, go to To contact North Isanti Baptist, call 763-689-3576.