The Music Ministry at First Baptist Church is an integral part of the worship service, offering a variety of musical styles by a variety of musical groups, for every taste and every age. Congregational involvement is encouraged through hymn and response singing and, of course, participation in the various musical ensembles. We will always welcome “special” music from instrumental selections to bells ringing with joy in the warmth of our worship service.

The Chancel Choir regularly takes part in the Sunday Morning Worship Service. Youth choir is part of the Sunday morning curriculum and they often take part in morning worship. 

The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday between Sept. and June and for special occasions. They rehearse each Thursday from 7-8:30 pm. The choirs not only participate in the Sunday services, but also enhance holiday services, and other special occasions including pageants and concerts. 

During the summer months, congregation members and friends provide “special music,” along with the organist, for worship services. 

An interesting fact about our church – 1864 E & GG Hook tracker organ, the oldest in the City and one of only four of that manufacturer in the State of Vermont. It was fully restored in 1996. Every year a visiting artist is invited to play the annual Dopp Organ Recital, endowed by her daughter in honor of former organist, Katharine E. Dopp. We also host other organ recitals because of the historically and musically significant nature of the instrument.