Our Adult Music Ministry is a vibrant and active part of our church life. We offer choral, handbell, and instrumental groups for worshipers of all ages. We encourage you to find your place, share your gifts, and become a part of the First Baptist Roswell music family.
The Chancel Choir is the keystone to our church’s music ministry. The more than 60 member, adult choir rehearses weekly and sings each Sunday morning during worship services, as well as special concerts throughout the year. No audition is required. We encourage all adults from college age and up to be a part of this dynamic choral group. Singers focus on developing strong choral technique, as well as singing a variety of excellent repertoire from a variety of genres and styles. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM in room 302 of the music suite, 3rd floor, Sanctuary building.
The Orchestra at First Baptist Roswell consists of 30 members spanning brass, string, woodwind, and percussion instruments. This group plays monthly during worship services and also takes part in special performances throughout the year. Participation is open to the community and is not limited to church members. Auditions are not required, although intermediate-level musicianship is encouraged as a prerequisite. The Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in room 302 of the music suite, 3rd floor, Sanctuary building.
Handbells for Adults
Our Handbell Ministry includes five ensembles for all experience levels of players. Instruments include one 5-octave set of Malmark handbells, one 4-octave set of Schulmerichs, one 3-octave set of Malmark choir chimes and one 3-octave set of Suzuki handchimes.
The Jubilee Ringers is an advanced handbell ensemble and regularly lead in worship and are challenged to make music at the highest level. Prior handbell experience and music reading are prerequisites for this group. Jubilee Ringers participate in weekend retreats, mission trips, and festivals. The Jubilee Ringers rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM in room 313, 3rd floor, Sanctuary building.
Bellisimo is a non-performing Bell Group designed for individuals looking for a music outlet. This is great for musicians with a non-singing background and for newer ringers looking to further their skills. This early, intermediate handbell group focuses on building skills and gives ringers the opportunity to develop and grow their skills. Participation in local retreats, mission trips, and festivals is an option for interested members. Bellisimo rehearses on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM in room 313, 3rd floor, Sanctuary building.
Solo and Small Ensemble Opportunities
We provide solo and ensemble training opportunities for those looking for additional ringing challenges. Advance techniques and multiple bells in group sizes including solo, duet, trio, and quartet ringing are offered. Rehearsals are scheduled individually and are in room 313, 3rd floor, Sanctuary building.