The Vibrant Music of Bethesda
“[N]ext to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise” - Martin Luther

Few things stir within us a greater sense than does beautiful music. Bethesda has a strong musical tradition. We use music to enrich our worship experiences, teach our message to each other, and offer praise.

The Bethesda Choir is the core of our music program, offering leadership during worship from September through May, and in special services and concerts. Membership is open to anyone who wants to sing!

Our teens and children sing frequently during our services, and instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles join our music director in providing special musical offerings throughout the year.

Join a choir, play an instrument, participate in the Bethesda Music Series, or soak in the power of this extraordinary gift of God!

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Meet Our Music Director
Stephen Gamboa-Diaz

A specialist in early keyboards, Stephen Gamboa-Diaz is a recipient of the Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. In addition to directing the music program at Bethesda Lutheran Church, he is Assistant for Publications and Communications at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Recently featured in the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado’s “Young Artist Spotlight”, he has also recently performed with Elm City Consort, the Yale Baroque Opera Project, the Chorus of Westerly, the American Baroque Orchestra, Yale’s Schola Cantorum, Heartbeat Opera and Cantata Profana, for the Phoenix Early Music Society, and as a featured artist in Concora’s Clavierfest benefit in Hartford. He won third prize at the 2012 Westfield International Harpsicord Competition, and his harpsichord duo Zweikampf were finalists in Early Music America’s inaugural Baroque Performance Competition. 

Stephen completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley under Davitt Moroney and Charlene Brendler, and his graduate work under Arthur Haas at SUNY Stony Brook. 

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Music programs at Bethesda