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"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing." - Psalm 100


First Baptist Church Savannah has a long and distinguished tradition of music, with church records showing that music has been an integral part of corporate worship since the church's founding. The first vocal choir of the church was the Motet Choir, a quartet of paid singers, as was customary in the late 1800’s. Under the leadership of Dwight Bruce (Music Minister from 1929-1968), the Motet Choir developed into the volunteer choir program we know today. Under the leadership of James Richardson (Associate Minister from 1971-2012), the Music Ministry continued to grow and expand, adding a graded children's choir program and a handbell choir. Through the years, the Music Ministry has collaborated with other church choirs and arts organizations in the city, hosted national church music conferences, and toured both stateside and abroad. Building on the strong tradition of sacred music in this place, we strive to offer praise to God and to encourage others through a variety of ensembles. Being involved in a choir is an excellent way to share your musical gifts and to connect with others in the church. Opportunities for soloists and instrumentalists are also available. For more information about our Music Ministry, please contact Justin L. Addington at  

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