Sunday, September 11, 7 PM
Artists—Voices of Lee from NBC’s “Sing Off” fame
Excellence in harmony, spirit, and performance depicts the lush musical style of The Voices of Lee. Since their debut in September ’94, their intense musical focus has captivated audiences worldwide. Directed by Danny Murray, this seventeen-member group is characterized by their unique variety of lush vocal harmonies, high-energy patriotic numbers, fun-filled audience participation, as well as heart-felt gospel favorites.
Sunday, October 9, 7 PM
Artist—Joseph Martin, pianist/composer
Joseph has performed solo piano recitals and has been the featured artist with symphony orchestras in the United States and Mexico. As a winner of the Nina Plant Wideman Competition, he performed with the Guadalajara Symphony Orchestra. His solo recital in Ex-convento del Carmen was broadcast nationally throughout the country. Though he continues to perform in concert, he now devotes his efforts to playing in churches and for conferences of church musicians.
His first solo piano recording, American Tapestry, was nominated for a Dove Award. This album, along with his other recordings has been enormously popular in the sacred and secular markets. He has recorded for Yamaha’s Disklavier series and has composed hundreds of commissioned works. Recognized throughout the United States for his many choral compositions, both sacred and secular, Joseph’s music is published by numerous publishing houses. Over twelve hundred compositions are currently in print and the list continues to grow.
Sunday, December 4, 6:30 PM
Artist—FBC Sanctuary Choir and Instrumentalists
First Baptist Church presents The Sanctuary Choir with instrumentalists from our community singing and performing various Christmas anthems grouped into segments of songs of the Angels, Shepherds, the Birth, and the Magi. Come hear the Christmas Story told through beautiful music and poetry. Doors open for seating at 6:00 PM; childcare for preschoolers through age 5.
Sunday, January 29, 7 PM
Artists—Annie Moses Band
The Annie Moses Band is an ensemble unlike any in America today. A blend of fiddle, jazz, and classical influences fused with soaring, folk-inspired vocals creates a sound that is both refreshing and familiar. The Annie Moses Band is a family bringing classicism to the common man. With 500+ hours of airings on PBS stations across the country (the highest debut for any artist on public television to date), a top-ten Classical Crossover album (Billboard Magazine), a bustling tour schedule of over 80 concerts a year before 100,000+ people, and a plethora of appearances in print and on television, this family is pulling new fans from across musical genres to their eclectic style of music making. Named in honor of the children’s great-grandmother, the group is poised to broaden its impact with their new project and public television special, Pilgrims & Prodigals.
Sunday, February 26, 7 PM
Event—Celebrating Grace Hymnal Dedication Festival
Our church is in the process of purchasing the new Celebrating Grace Hymnal for our Sanctuary. While the new hymnal will be purchased in the late summer, we will not officially “dedicate” the hymnals until February. We will be singing and worshiping together and featuring the new organist who will be taking the position after Mrs. Pickle’s retirement. It will be a wonderful and exciting event with some fantastic singing. Make plans to be a part of this great celebration together.