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Worship Through Music

Music has always had a special place in our worship service. Each Sunday, the music helps to ease the burdens we bring with us and focus our minds on the elements of our worship; it opens the doors of our souls and brings us closer to God. While most of our music is drawn from the classical traditions, we celebrate the diversity of music with excursions into other styles.

Our candlelight “Festival of Lessons and Carols”on Christmas Eve is a treasured holiday tradition at First Baptist. Patterned on the traditional service at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, the service has been presented annually since 1969.

Our music program is professionally directed and accompanied. We have an adult choir, a handbell choir and two children’s choirs. The children’s choirs participate regularly in worship services as well as in at least one major musical production each year. Offering our children, as well as other children in the community, an opportunity to express themselves through music, allows them to receive a gift that will enrich their entire lives. It also provides a creative outlet for many adults in our congregation through support of our two children’s choirs.

sanctuary-choirSanctuary Choir

Ever found yourself humming along with the Sanctuary Choir on a Sunday morning? Whether you have or not, now is your chance to join the Sanctuary Choir. An ability to read music is helpful, (but not necessary), and a love of singing, good fellowship and a sense of humor are essential.  The Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm and on Sunday mornings before services beginning at 9:15 am. Childcare is provided during rehearsals. Attendance is flexible according to your schedule.

Children’s Choir

Led by Dr. Shin-Ae Chun, our Children’s Choir (2nd-5th grade) meets at Noon on Sundays. We sing bible songs and short anthems. As part of worship experience, we sing in the Sunday worship service for special occasions. We also have fun time learning basic music skills and play rhythmic instruments. All kids are welcome to join! Please contact Dr.Shin-Ae Chun at shinaechun@gmail.com.

Youth Choir

In a lively atmosphere, we sing variety of anthems, ring hand chimes and participate in the Sunday worship service for special occasions. The members are also encouraged to play their own instruments as they wish, creating solo and ensemble music. The Youth Choir is led by Dr. Shin-Ae Chun and meets at 11:15AM on Sundays. Please contact Dr.Shin-Ae Chun at shinaechun@gmail.com.