Saturday, July 23, 2016
Links to specific music groups are found farther down the page, 
View the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra in 2014's Tenebrae service, in which several movements of Part II of Handel's Messiah were presented. The video contains the entire service. Click here to watch.

Music Ministry at First Baptist Church
The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church engages individuals in worship, discipleship, outreach and missions through music.
The Scriptures compel us . . .
to "sing praises to God" and to share together the "psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" of the church. Through music, we unite our spirits and our minds in acts of worship, celebration, thanksgiving, confession, witness, and proclamation. Whether as a member of one of the choirs or instrumental ensembles, or as a part of the congregation, we are all called to "make a joyful sound to the Lord."
Our worshiping congregation is our largest and most important "choir." As we join our hearts and voices in worship each Sunday, we embody the unity of spirit and purpose to which Christ has called us. There are no auditions or forms. To join the congregational "choir," all you have to do is sing, whether by voice or sign language!

Chapel Choir on the 2006 Charleston Mission Trip - at the Battery.Music Makers and Young Musicians - "Technicolor Promise" - May 2006
View photos of music ministry events. Click here.
Learn more about the music ministry. Click on a link below: 
  • HeartSong: Music Groups for Preschoolers and Children -
    4 years through 5th Grade
    Wednesdays, beginning September 3, 6:00-6:40 PM (followed by HeartCenter for elementary ages and Mission Friends for preschoolers).
  • Chapel Choir/Jubilate  - Youth in Grades 6-12
    Sundays, 5:00-5:45 PM, beginning September 7. 
  • Sanctuary Choir - Adults
    Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM
  • FBC Orchestra - Instrumental group for
    For adults and youth who are in 8th grade or have 2+ years in band, orchestra, or private lessons
    Rehearsals TBA.

  • Handbell Choirs
    Youth on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
    Adults on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
  • First Worship Band and Vocal Ensemble
    A select music group that leads and presents more contemporary songs and hymns in worship.
    Rehearsals on 2nd and 4th Sundays, 5:45-7:15 PM, other times TBA.
    (For info on joining the First Worship Band or Vocal Ensemble, contact Dr. Andy Roby)
  • First Praise Chamber Ensemble
    A select music group that prepares challenging sacred choral music for worship.
    Rehearsals on 2nd and 4th Sundays, 7:00-8:00 PM, other times TBA.

    Click for Fall 2014 Rehearsal and Presentation Schedule.
    (For info on joining the First Praise Chamber Ensemble, contact Dr. Andy Roby)