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The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church provides opportunities for all to participate in making worship music of many styles through singing choirs for all age groups, handbells, and vocal and instrumental ensembles.  In addition to worship, the many musical talents at First Baptist Church are used in concerts, festivals, musicals, and special fellowships within and outside the church.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is the flagship choir of the Music Ministry and provides music each week for the 11:00 am worship service.  The choir sings a variety of church music in all different styles and genres.  The choir also presents at least two major choral works each year with orchestral accompaniment.  The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Music Suite.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is open to students in grades 7 through 12 and meets Sundays at 5:15 pm from September to May.  The choir performs choral music in a variety of styles and genres and provides students an opportunity to use their God given talents in worship leadership.  The Youth Choir also participates in the CBF Georgia Youth Choir Festival.

Graded Choir Program

The Children’s Choirs of First Baptist Church teach children to express faith in God through singing, listening, moving, and playing instruments.  The choirs meet on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm from August to May.  We use the Growing in Grace Children’s Choir Curriculum that is published by Celebrating Grace.  Our Children’s Choir Coordinator is Teresa Granger, Music Teacher at Rocky Branch Elementary School. 

            Preschool Choir for ages 3 and 4

            Music Makers for grades K, 1 and 2

            Joyful Singers for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6

Adult Handbell Choir

The Adult Handbell Choir rings three octaves of Malmark Handbells and rehearses Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm from September to May.  The choir rings one Sunday a month in worship and is open to adults with music reading ability and in consultation with the director.

Men's Ensemble

The Men's Ensemble meets on the first and third Wednesdays from September to May at 6:30 pm in the Music Suite.  This ensemble sings four-part men’s chorus literature for worship and is open to men with music reading ability and in consultation with the director.

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists are used frequently in worship in brass and woodwind ensembles, on hymn and anthem obbligatos and accompaniments, and as solo instruments on preludes and offertories.  Please consult with the Minister of Music if you would like to be a part of these worship leadership opportunities.

Woodruff Memorial Organ

First Baptist Church has a Choral Scholars ministry which offers two $2000 (yearly) scholarship positions to two UGA students for the 2014-2015 academic year. The positions allow students the experience of singing with an accomplished church choir, hopefully fostering a lifelong involvement in music ministry. For more information, requirements, and application, click Read More