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At Wake Forest Baptist Church we truly believe that music is a gift from God. We believe that music can be used as a powerful ministry tool to assist the church in accomplishing its goals of worship, discipleship, evangelism, ministry, and fellowship.

At the heart of our music ministry is the desire to instill in people a love for Jesus Christ, and a desire to provide for the musical and spiritual growth of all individuals involved in the life of our church. Through the various music ministry programs and activities, people discover ways to develop and use their gifts to glorify God, to minister to others, and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

We welcome and encourage anyone, who has a love for music and a desire to serve the Lord, to become involved in the music ministry.   Please contact Bryant Moxley, Minister of Music and Worship to learn more about how you can be involved in the Music and Worship ministries of Wake Forest Baptist Church.  

Contact Info: bryant.moxley@wakeforestbaptistchurch.org.

The Chancel Choir provides worship leadership each Sunday in both worship services.  From September through May, rehearsals are each Sunday at 6:00 PM or each Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the Choir Room.  Childcare is available by reservation.  The Chancel Choir performs a wide variety of sacred music including, hymn arrangements, spirituals, classic anthems and contemporary selections.  No audition required!
The Men’s Chorus rehearses every Sunday from September through May at 7:15 PM in the Choir Room.  The Men’s Chorus provides music for worship services, seasonal presentations and various community events.  No audition required.

Wake Forest Baptist Church has a wonderful tradition of outstanding Handbell Choirs.  The Advanced Handbell Ensemble provides worship leadership and performs for seasonal presentations.   Various other ensembles are available for beginning and intermediate ringers on short term and ongoing rehearsal schedules.  Advanced Handbells rehearses each Sunday, September through May, from 7:30 – 8:30pm.  Other ensemble rehearsal times will be posted as scheduled.  Those interested in participating in the Handbell Ministry are encouraged to contact Bryant Moxley (contact info below) or Gary Tiffany at piraterph85@nc.rr.com.

The Adult Ensemble specializes in contemporary Christian and “praise and worship” styles of music which are performed in worship services.  The group consists of vocalists and instrumentalists.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact Bryant Moxley for more information. 
The Instrumental Ensemble is comprised of both youth and adult wind, percussion, and string players.  The Instrumental Ensemble will enhance worship through hymn accompaniments and service music.
The JOY Singers rehearse the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. This ensemble provides music ministry at skilled care facilities in the community and occasionally sings for worship.  Repertoire includes hymn arrangements, gospel songs and other sacred styles.  Membership is open to any adult who is interested – no previous choral experience is required.  Many of the JOY Singers join together for a meal and fellowship immediately following our rehearsals.

YOUTH MUSIC

Youth Choir provides opportunities for youth grades 6-12 to offer musical praise in worship and on mission. The choir meets Sundays at 4:30 PM, September – May.

Youth Praise Band gives youth grades 6-12 the opportunity to learn how to play instruments such as drums, guitar, and bass and have the opportunity to lead worship songs during SonDown.  No previous musical ability is required.  They meet on Sundays at 12:00 PM, September – May in the Youth Center.

High School Instrumental Ensemble is open to high school students. They meet on Sundays at 5:15pm in the sanctuary.

PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN MUSIC

Kairos Singers: Our Kairos Ministry with children age 3-5th grade meets each Wednesday evening from September-April. Kairos is a word from the Greek New Testament that means “God’s time” or “sacred time”. One half of the Kairos ministry utilizes choral singing, drumming, puppets, chimes, Orff instruments and American Sign Language to help our children grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. The other half of the Kairos ministry time teaches through Bible stories, mission projects and other mission education and learning activities. Each year the Kairos Singers provide occasional worship leadership, sing for Hanging of the Greens and a special end-of-year presentation. For more information contact Bryant Moxley or Mary Langley.

Music with Babies & Toddlers:  Babies and Toddlers from birth up to age 3 are invited to come learn and develop through a time of music and movement. We use the Musikgarten curriculum specifically designed for these age groups. We offer a class for Babies (0-18 mos) and one for Toddlers (18-36 mos) during scheduled sessions throughout the year.

SEASONAL CONCERTS/VIRGINIA TULL

Wake Forest Baptist offers special concerts and events throughout the year for all ages. Some of these include:

  • Easter Cantata
  • Youth Segue Sunday
  • Kairos Musical (children)
  • Christmas Cantata
  • Hanging of the Greens
  • Virginia Tull Concerts

Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series was created to encourage and share the God given gifts of art and music with others in our community through a variety of quality concerts and events featuring talented visual and performing artists. The programs we present provide the opportunity to share our beautiful historic church facility, fine musical instruments, and exceptional acoustic setting with the Wake Forest and northern Wake County communities. There are usually four ticketed concerts held per season. To find out more about the upcoming season, visit the website at www.virginiatull.org.