Bethel's Chapel Band Releases New Album

The Bethel College Chapel Band recently released their newest album, “Love Came Down.” The band’s leader and Bethel’s vice president for student development, Shawn Holtgren, Ph.D. (’95), says the album was inspired by the band’s desire to capture the spirit of Bethel’s chapel experience, which occurs three times a week.

The album includes a unique mix of songs that are all meaningful to the Bethel community in one way or another, including well-known choruses, a hymn arrangement of “The Solid Rock,” and some new, fresh songs that will inspire the listener. The album includes the following songs and several others: “Lord Almighty,” “The Greatness of Our God,” “Father Will You Come,” “Relentless,” “Send Me Out” and “Forever Reign.”

“This album, unlike its predecessor “Amazed,” features live worship with the assistance of additional microphones in the audience in order to better capture the voices of the Bethel community,” says Holtgren.

The CD is available for $10 at the Bethel Bookstore, in the student development office, and online at the Bethel College Chapel Band website, as well as iTunes.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelors and masters degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.