Music is a vital thread that connects the diverse members our congregation to their experience of worship and ministry.
First Baptist is a place where the musical arts are celebrated and where gifted musicians can offer the best of their skill and training in worship.
Developing the talents of young musicians is a priority at First Baptist. We have a vibrant graded choir program for our children, which prepares them for Youth Choir and jubilate!, a combined choir of youth from churches all over the Southeast that tours together twice a year.
The Chancel Choir is a committed, talented, and fun group of singer/musicians.
Whether preparing a traditional anthem, a major work, or a simple spiritual, their attitude and effort is always the same—prepare well and sing with sincerity.
Yet the greatest musical component at First Baptist is our congregational singing, which is vibrant, strong and supported by our gifted organist, Anne Armstrong. The congregation embraces the broad wealth of traditional and new hymns as found in the Celebrating Grace hymnal, for which our Minister of Music, Stanley Roberts, served on the editorial board.
Graded children’s choirs meet Wednesday evenings during the academic year.
Choirs preform regularly during Sunday morning worship, as well as in two Sunday evening concerts around Christmas and Easter. Contact JD Granade for more information.
Music is an important part of our church’s identity and heritage. Graded children’s choirs teach our children musical concepts as well as a love for worship and the traditional hymns and spiritual songs of the church. Children’s choirs are offered for children in from age 3 – Grade 5 each Wednesday night during the school year from 6:00-6:40 p.m.
Why Should Your Children Join a Children's Choir?
We teach them to sing. Children who can’t yet follow a melody CAN learn to do so—if they come to rehearsal regularly. Those who already sing tunefully will learn vocal and music-reading skills that will stay with them throughout their lives.
We train them as worship leaders. We are building the church choirs of tomorrow.
We augment their Christian education. We remember best the Scripture, praise, and prayers that we have sung.
We offer the opportunity for children to learn firsthand about serving God with their time and talents.
Children who sing in choirs develop poise that transfers into all areas of their lives.