“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord”
Craig Campbell is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, where his father still resides. His sister and brother in law, Beth and Bill Cole, live in Knoxville.
Craig received his early musical training here in Johnson City with faculty from ETSU and Milligan. He currently serves on the faculty of Northeast State Community College and is on the roster of The Johnson City Symphony. He teaches music appreciation, piano and organ at the school and privately, as well.
He earned degrees in organ performance from The Juilliard School and The Institute of Sacred Music at Yale. He studied choir training at the RSCM in England, and organ playing in Paris with Daniel Roth, who was then serving on the faculty of the Hohschule for Musik in Frankfurt.
Craig has been continuously employed as a church musician, in a variety of cities and denominations, and feels very blessed to be employed in a variety of ways in his chosen field.
Music is such an important part of the Lutheran tradition and Handbell Choir takes its roll seriously in the uplifting of God's Spirit during worship. The Choir is a Christian family that rings together, laughs together and is very happy to welcome anyone who wishes to join in celebration with music!
Bethlehem's choir has reorganized and is once again singing the praises of God.
We welcome all of those that would like to be a part of this beautiful addition to our worship service.
The choir rehearses on Sundays at 10:15am in the loft.
Bethlehem’s instrumental ensemble makes music in order to employ the gifts God has given to each member for the building up of the body of Christ. There is great joy in playing together, and in sharing that joy with the congregation as it worships. The goal is to play on most major church holidays throughout the year. All the members are “old” high school instrumentalists or who dusted off instruments after many years to play again. Practices are generally weekly, set at a time when most can come. We play as a group with our keyboardist, and with the organ during hymns. We are sometimes able to play with hand bells, or as soloists accompanied by a keyboardist. We strive to play music at each member’s highest level of ability, and that level grows each year. New players are always welcome!