Music and Worship Arts Ministry
Music and Worship Arts Ministry
The Music and Worship Arts Ministry serves the church and the larger community outside these walls as God continues to use many committed and dedicated singers and instrumentalists to lead the congregation in praise and worship, and serve the church whenever needed. Our talented musicians seek to discern the flow of the Holy Spirit in each worship service; and try to follow the Spirit’s lead both musically and spiritually in unity and cooperation with our pastor and other worship leaders. Our utmost motivation and desire is to see the congregation enter into God’s presence. Often, our members accompany Pastor Wesley at special outreach services during the year. Membership in all of our ensembles is open at all times during the year and new members are especially welcomed.
Upcoming 2017 Music and Worship Arts
Services and Activities
- Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8
Evelyn Curenton will conduct the Women’s Day Choir.
- Saturday, October 21
The CAYA Praise Team will sing at the Baptist World Alliance Luncheon honoring retiring General Secretary Neville Callam, to be held at Noon at the Memorial Baptist Church, 3455 Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. Our talented musicians will provide background music during the meal.
- Wednesday, October 25
The ASBC Male Chorus and the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus (70 voices) will host a fellowship of Men’s Choirs in the ASBC sanctuary at 7:00 PM. Four choirs will sing for each other, and join in Christian fellowship and musical support. Refreshments will be shared in the MPR following the program and informal get-together.
- Saturday, October 28
ASBC will host “Bring Back the Choir,” a music reading and fellowship activity as singers from across the area come together to read through music composed by local African American composers; from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.
- The Tema Youth Choir (aged 18-26 years of age) from Tema, Ghana, will provide music for the Saturday service. This community choir is one of the best of its kind in Ghana. The choir was founded by Ebenezer Allotey, who now directs the choir at the Ghana Wesley United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA. A future joint performance and fellowship with the Trinity Choir and the Ghana Wesley Choir is being planned.
- Sunday, October 29
The Voices of Triumph’s Benefit Concert at the Trinity AME Zion Church, 3505 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. at 5:00 PM has been postponed. Proceeds will benefit the church’s music ministry.
- Saturday, November 4
The Psalms of Praise will accompany Pastor Wesley to the Reid Temple AME Church, Glenn Dale, MD., for the culminating service of the Fine Arts and Worship Conference. The service will begin at 10:00 AM, unless there is a change.
- The Sanctified Symphony Orchestra will perform at a special musical service at the First Baptist Church-Vienna as the church celebrates 150 years as a congregation. The service will be held at 5:00 PM at 480 Orchard Street, NW, Vienna, VA.
Joyce Garrett, Music and Worship Arts Ministry Director
ASBC Music & Worship Arts Ministry
Choirs for Young People: The King’s Kids Choir pre-K (age 4) through 3rd grade and the Junior Gospel Inspirers ages 9-12 provide strong spiritual opportunities through sacred music. It is our goal to promote positive development of self-esteem and serious study of religious music. King’s Kids rehearsal schedule is Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the Jr. Gospel Inspirers meet Thursday 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. and other days as announced. Parents and guardians must register youth to join either choir. Please click here to register for The King’s Kids Choir, or click here to register for the Jr. Gospel Inspirers Choir.
Adult and Young Adult Choirs: The Worship and Arts Ministry brings creative arts to ASBC. The ministry offers music, dance and drama in ASBC worship services as well as other services outside the church through many different groups:
CAYA Praise Team
Rehearsal: Alternate Saturdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Young adult singers ages 20-40, who provide musical support for Come As You Are (CAYA) services each First Wednesday evening of the month. Repertoire includes contemporary praise and worship songs and contemporary gospel songs.
The purpose of the Drama Ministry is to glorify and lift up the name of Jesus and allow God to use us to minister to His people. As we convey the Word of God through dramatic presentations, we are planting seeds to help build disciples to win the world for Christ. We minister through imagery, movement, speech, and music to bring to life real and relevant messages from God. For when God speaks, we act!
Rehearsal: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Singers in grades 8 – 12; Repertoire of contemporary gospel songs, spirituals.
Jr. Gospel Inspirers
Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Singers in grades 5 – 7; Repertoire of gospel songs, other arranged music.
Hand Bell Choir
Rehearsal: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Adult hand bell ringers; Repertoire of Classical and hymn arrangements, spirituals.
Jacqueline Henry-Green Orchestra
Rehearsal: Saturdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Children and adult instrumentalists from beginners to more advanced skill levels; Repertoire of hymn arrangements, spirituals, other arranged music.
Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Children age four thru 4th grade; Repertoire of sacred songs appropriate for children’s voices.
Rehearsal – Women: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal – Young Adult: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal – Children & Teens: Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00a.m.
The Liturgical Dance Ministry serves as an integral part of the Performing Arts Ministry and is instrumental in interpreting the Word through movement with a focus on praise and worship, warfare, deliverance, edification, and healing. This ministry strives to equip men, women and children with the knowledge and understanding of God’s purpose for dance in the worship experience as they fulfill the Lord’s Great Commission using dance as their weapon and/or tool.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Adult male singers; Repertoire of anthems, hymn arrangements, spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel songs.
Praying with the Pastor Praise Team
Rehearsal: First Wednesday, and as scheduled 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Young adult singers who provide support for the Praying With the Pastor services each fourth Monday 7:00p.m.; Repertoire includes up-beat and meditative Christian contemporary and contemporary praise songs and gospel songs, plus hymn choruses.
Psalms of Praise
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Adult singers; Repertoire of traditional and contemporary gospel, spirituals.
Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Adult singers mostly in 20’s to 30’s age range; Repertoire of recent “top forty” contemporary gospel songs.
Sanctified Symphony Orchestra
Rehearsal: Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Adult instrumentalists, many with advanced music reading and playing skills; Repertoire correlates to music being presented during worship services, including praise and worship songs, hymns, and instrumental accompaniments to choral offerings.
Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Adult singers; Repertoire of Classical choruses, anthems, spirituals, hymn arrangements, gospel songs.
Voices of Triumph
Rehearsal: Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Adult singers; Repertoire of anthems, spirituals, hymn arrangements, and contemporary gospel songs.