We are a Community of Music…
“To the Master of music and loveliness: Praise, Power, Dominion Forever!”
-from Praise by Aidan Clarke
The Sanctuary Choir
Jason Kissel, director
Comprised of volunteer and paid choristers, this outstanding ensemble sings every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service of worship, September through May. The members of the Sanctuary Choir minister by leading congregational song and preparing and singing anthems that are liturgically appropriate for every service. The choir and congregation embrace the sacred musical traditions of Western Europe, America, South Africa, Latin America and others.
The Spire Series
The Spire Series is committed to developing audiences and artists, and to sustaining arts programming of a high standard. The Series presents free events in observation of the liturgical calendar, and several subscription concerts including a distinguished lecturer. Receptions are an integral part of the Series, helping to distinguish The Spire Series as one where audience members are treated as honored guests. Numerous volunteer opportunities exist for people of all ages to help support the Series.
Musicians and ensembles from the Greater Baltimore community are welcome at First & Franklin! Baltimore School for the Arts, student ensembles at The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and the New Wave Singers of Baltimore hold many concerts at the church. In addition, the Peabody Elderhostel and the American Guild of Organists offer periodic educational programs; and musicians from the community regularly hold recitals and small concerts.