Music Ministry: Choirs
As the primary vocal ensemble of the church, the Chancel Choir has a rich tradition of worship leadership and music making. They sing a broad spectrum of literature, including classical choral literature, spirituals, and new settings. All youth and adults are welcomed and encouraged to join our singing family! No audition is required, but joy and smiles are!
Rehearsals: Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 PM in the Adult Choir Room
Preschool Music Activity
Boys and girls ages four and five are invited to come and join this group. Marching, skipping, hopping, singing, crawling, tapping, and clapping all happen every Tuesday afternoon. This is a time of joyful musical exploration and discovery. These children learn how to match a pitch with their voices and how to feel the beat within their bodies. The goal of the Music Ministry at FBC is for our children to grow to become life-long lovers of music and life-long worshippers of God, and Preschool Music Activity is a great place to start!
Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoons, 3:45-4:15 in the downstairs Music Room
Children’s Choir I
Children in grades 1-3 are welcome to join us for Children’s Choir I as part of our Tuesday After-School program. We build on skills begun in Preschool Music Activity. Along with continued pitch and rhythm exploration this group will begin learning the fundamentals of reading music, and what it means to be a worship leader. They will lead in worship several times during the year. On Tuesdays you can find this group making a joyful noise, singing silly songs and anthems for worship, playing rhythm games, accompanying themselves on Orff instruments, learning about hymns, and generally having a great time.
Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoons, 4:30-5:15 in the downstairs Music Room
Children’s Choir II
Choir II affords older elementary students in Grades 4-6 an opportunity to develop choral technique and to regularly participate in worship. They also continue to study the content, purpose, and meaning of the corporate worship of FBC while simultaneously honing their vocal and music theory skills. In tandem with their Christian Life studies, Choir II singers not only expand their musical lives, but their spiritual and worship lives. Participants in this group are also invited to attend Summer Choir Camp at Pfeiffer University.
Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoons, 4:15-5:00 in the downstairs Music Room
The Girls Ensemble is a group of middle and high school-aged young women who wish to continue using their vocal talents in worship. They sing regularly in worship services at First Baptist and have participated in joint concerts with the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. Call or email Sue Crocker for more information.
Rehearsals: Wednesday evening, 5:00-5:45 in the Adult Choir Room