music ministry

Bronwyn Stokes, Director of Music
Gloria Andrs, Pianist
Nancy Almarode, Organist


The Sanctuary Choir leads worship in the 11 am service.  Under the direction of the Director of Music, and with the accompaniment of both organ and piano, our choir lifts praise to the Lord with at least one anthem each Sunday.  They also present special worship services at Christmas, Easter and a patriotic service around our nation's anniversary.

 

Some of our members have years of training and experience singing with a choir, while others are singing with a choir for the very first time.  Auditions are not required, unless you are a soloist, and reading music is helpful but also not a prerequisite--just a love of music!

Praise Team

Rehearsal Time: 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Sanctuary

Age: Middle School age and up

Director: Darrell Boggs


The Praise Team leads worship in our 8:45 a.m. service.  The team consists of a rotational group of vocalists and is accompanied by keyboards and guitars.

Singing Saints

Rehearsal Time: 11:30 am Thursdays

                             in the Choir Room

Age: 55+

Director: Grace Chase


A fun choir for all congregants who may be mature in years, but remain young at heart--even those who "can't sing a note!"

          

This group does get serious enough to put on two musicals per year.  The remainder of time is spent enjoying praising God in song and fellowshipping with great friends.  Open to all who are interested in praising God, and having fun while doing it.

 

Handbell choir

Rehearsal Time: 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the Handbell Room

Age: High School and up

Director: Bronwyn Stokes


Three-octave choir, which includes both traditional bells and chimes.  Participants must have skills in counting and reading notes.  

 

Often accompanied by organ and/or piano, this group of approximately a dozen ringers, plays in the worship services, especially around the holidays, as a solo instrumental ensemble and also as additional instrumental support on choral anthems with the Sanctuary Choir. 


First Baptist Church

401 N. 2nd Avenue

Hopewell, VA 23860

804-458-2752                               

fbchopewell.org