Music Ministry at Johns Creek

Worship is our response to God for His sustaining love and gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Music connects people in worship as they experience the Word through scripture, the conversation through prayer, and the teaching through the message. Blending time honored hymns and current praise music, we offer our hearts and voices up to God as we experience His presence among us.

Sing joyfully to the Lord, … it is fitting to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy! Psalm 33:1-3

Music Ministry Opportunities

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Sanctuary Choir

Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir, led by Worship Pastor, Glenn Crosthwait, is a non-auditioned blend of singers of all levels who lead in worship each Sunday morning. Praise teams, men’s and women’s vocal groups, and soloists rise from the choir providing emphasis to a select piece of music or occasion. The Sanctuary Choir annually presents Christmas at Johns Creek and Celebrate America! as an outreach to the community.

A loving and supportive group, the Sanctuary Choir adopts the motto “More Than Music, We Are Family”. New members assimilate quickly into the choir as welcome friends and the entire choir family is cared for in prayer and practical assistance when needs arise. The annual choir retreat, social events, and celebrations marking the dynamic life of the choir reinforce the atmosphere of friendship and fellowship. The Sanctuary Choir is well known for providing leadership and commitment in other areas of the church community.

Child care is available upon request. Please contact Leigh Anne Shields @ lshields@jcbc.org for more information.

Orchestra

Orchestra
Professional and amateur instrumentalists blend their unique talents in the auditioned orchestra of Johns Creek Baptist Church. These committed musicians meet weekly for pre-service rehearsal preparing to accompany the Sanctuary Choir and congregation in worship and praise. On Sunday afternoons they return for another rehearsal preparing music weeks in advance. The JCBC Orchestra often plays orchestral pieces during the worship service and is an integral part of the annual productions of Christmas at Johns Creek and Celebrate America!

For more information, please contact Glenn Crosthwait or Leigh Anne Shields.

iPraise & weePraise

Johns Creek Baptist Church has an energetic, experienced team of leaders for our children’s choirs!

All of these groups meet each Wednesday, 6:00-6:50 P.M.
August 10, 2016 – March 29, 2017
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iPraise, Grades 1 thru 5, Beth Irwin, Director
These boys and girls sing songs of praise and anthems that emphasize living, growing, and sharing as Christians.
They sing in worship services frequently, and they are an important part of Christmas at Johns Creek, with the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra. In the Spring, iPraise produces a musical together, giving the 1st-5th graders the experience of drama, song, and choreography.
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weePraise, Kindergartners, Lauri Weatherly, Director
weePraise, 3 and 4-Year Olds, Ginny Carman, Director
The weePraise children sing, move, play instruments, and create each week, learning God’s word through music.

These young children sing at the Breakfast in Bethlehem and Spring program.
For additional information, please contact Beth Irwin, Director of Children’s Music Ministry, at birwin@jcbc.org.

The Master's Singers

The Master's Singers
For mature adults only, this fun-loving yet mission-minded group of senior adults enjoys their social time and choral music to combine friendship and God’s love to the community at large. Meeting Mondays at 9:30, the Master’s Singers prepare a repertoire of old hymnal favorites and praise music to sing monthly at nearby assisted living and nursing home facilities. They also perform special in-church mission projects and extend their time together with lunches, Bible study, and other areas of service within the church.

The Bosendorfer Imperial Grand

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The fourth building stage of Johns Creek Baptist Church culminated in the fan-shaped Sanctuary especially designed acoustically for the spoken word and choral and orchestral music. For this setting, the church selected the Austrian built Bosendorfer Imperial Grand piano. At nine feet seven inches long, it is the largest production piano available. The Bosendorfer sound is often described as darker, richer, and more full-bodied than its counterparts. The additional eight black keys in the lower register is a unique feature.

The Ruffatti Pipe Organ

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While architects were drawing the plans for the sanctuary, Ruffatti Brothers, organ builders in Padua, Italy were building the pipe organ that would reside at Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. This handcrafted instrument has 103-ranks, 5,656 pipes, and is controlled by a five-manual console. Wood pipes are made from African mahogany and all the metal is handmade in the Ruffatti factory for the other pipes. The 103 ranks of pipes are augmented by the latest digital technology, including a MIDI. Taking three years to construct, the JCBC Ruffatti pipe organ is one of the largest in the Southeast.

Musical Theatre Camp

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A Musical Theatre Camp is held each summer, for rising 3rd though rising 8th graders. During that week all campers rotate through classes in music, choreography, and drama, leading to the performance of a musical together. Musical Theatre Camp is scheduled for July 17-21, 2017, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., and the performance is on Friday evening, July 21, at 7:00 P.M., at Johns Creek Baptist Church. For additional information, please contact Beth Irwin, at birwin@jcbc.org or bethirwin@charter.net.