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Published November 07, 2011

Those involved in the Music Ministry of Gadsden’s First Baptist Church seek to provide an atmosphere of praise and celebration that will encourage hearts that worship God. We place a high priority on the music of worship, from congregational singing, to children’s choirs, to large-scale seasonal productions.

There are opportunities of service and musical training from preschoolers to senior adults. Musical groups include Sanctuary Choir, Adult Ensemble, Youth Choir, Senior Adult Choir, and two Handbell choirs. The Graded Choir Program includes preschoolers and school age children. There are many soloists, trios, and quartets that share their gifts in worship. These groups are non-auditioned groups and the beginning musician is encouraged to come learn and serve.

We wish to extend an invitation to you to join the members of First Baptist Church and use the gifts that God has given you. If you can sing, come give us a try!

J. T. Harrell, Minister of Music

Sanctuary Choir
Each Wednesday, a special time of worship takes place. Our Sanctuary Choir gathers at 7:00 PM to prepare musically and spiritually to lead in worship on Sunday. This group provides ongoing Sunday leadership and prepares several major works throughout the year. We would love to welcome you into this special choir family! We encourage you to visit soon!.

New Voice Youth Choir
New Voice (Youth Choir) is for any high school or middle school student in grades 6 through 12. The choir meets each Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Choir room. New Voice usually sings through out the year on Sunday mornings as well as special Advent services. This years highlight is a Choir/Mission tour to Boston, MA. in July.

Graded Choirs for Preschool-Fifth Grade
Our graded choirs are staffed by talented spiritual leaders who are committed to sharing God’s love with every child as we model for them the praise and worship of God through His gift of music. The children will enjoy scripture and hymn memory, exploring musical instruments, music fundamentals and opportunities to lead in worship, led by a loving and creative team of individuals who love children and love the Lord.

There are choirs for preschoolers ages 3, 4 and 5, choirs for 1st – 5th grades. All Preschool and Children’s Choirs meet on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM during the school year. Families are invited to join us for our family meal beginning at 4:45 PM each Wednesday. Join us this Wednesday evening

He Keeps Me Singing Choir
Our Senior Adult Choir meets every Thursday at 10:15 am in the Choir Room. All senior adults are welcome to attend and fellowship activities frequently follow the rehearsal time. The choir sings on special occasions and tours local nursing homes and churches.

Adult Bell Choir
Our bell choir rings regularly for worship services and presents special programs during the year in various venues. This group meets on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.