Music MinistryThere is a long tradition of musical excellence at University Baptist Church. We recognize that sacred music is neither an optional extra nor merely spiritual entertainment within the worship of the church.  It is an essential part of worship and, therefore, must have integrity and quality appropriate for its prophetic (bringing the Word of God to the congregation) and priestly (bringing the congregation’s words of praise to God) roles.

Sanctuary Choir

Our Sanctuary Choir strives to offer its very best to the glory of God.  Past performances have included settings of the Gloria by Vivaldi, Rutter and Poulenc, Requiem by Faure and Rutter, and Messiah by Handel.  Rehearsals are Wednesday nights, 7:10-8:30 p.m., Room 205.

We have a Summer Choir each year during the Summer months, and we present a program sometime in July or August.  On July 15, 2012, the Summer Choir, accompanied by brass, organ and piano, presented a program of the music of John Ness Beck.  You can hear a recording of that service by clicking in the link below.

Jubilate

Jubliate is our auditioned choir for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Jubilate performs a wide variety of musical styles and traditions from classical to contemporary.  Click here for more information on Jubilate.

Jubilate rehearsals take place on Sunday evenings, beginning with a meal at 6:00 pm that we share with our Youth Real Life meetings.  We are depending on Sunday School classes, WMU circles, any other groups or individual members of our church to prepare these meals (the church will provide the ingredients).  You can sign up to assist with one of these meals by clicking here.

Handbell Choirs

Our Sanctuary Bell Choir and Children’s Chimers rehearse on Wednesday nights.  They regularly participate in Sunday worship services. Sanctuary Bell Choir, rehearsals are Wednesday nights, 6-7:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Children’s Chimers, grades 2-5, rehearsals are Wednesday nights, 5:45-6:15 p.m., in Room 303.

Children’s Choirs

We offer a graded choir program for children and youth that not only develops musical skills but also seeks to integrate music with Christian education.  The choirs rehearse on Sunday mornings and lead in worship several times during the year. Music Time for Preschoolers, ages 3-5, Sunday mornings 9:00 – 9:45 in Room G07.  Genesis Choir, grades K-5, Sunday mornings, 9-9:45, Room 31.  Chapel Choir, grades 6-12, Sunday mornings, 9-9:45, Room 205

For more information on all of the music programs contact Alba Beasley, Associate Minister for Music and Worship, at 293-5106 or <abeasley@universitybaptist.org>.