The First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir

Jason Kissel, conductor

The Sanctuary Choir, comprised of dedicated volunteer and professional singers, rehearses each Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and sings  in worship September through May.

Weekly rehearsals are rich in both focused   musical preparation and warm fellowship. The choir prepares to lead the congregation in the energetic singing of hymns, responses and other service music, in addition to building  upon its large repertoire of anthems, selected to illuminate the message of each service of worship. The anthems sung by the Sanctuary Choir represent many traditions, cultures, languages and styles. Church member and choir volunteer, Randy Veale, reflects,

“I joined the Sanctuary Choir ten years ago, and it is the first choir in my history of singing that I’ve learned to sing in other languages - a challenge I enjoy!”

The Sanctuary Choir also presents the annual Candlelight Choral Concert in December, an event featuring larger choral works with orchestra or brass, audience singing, and notable guest musicians.

Please contact Jason Kissel, Minister of Music & Organist if you are interested in singing with this ensemble.

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The Youth Choir

Nicholas Dogas, conductor

The Youth Choir is the newest addition to the rich music ministry of First & Franklin. The program fosters lifelong commitment to community service through active music-making. This ensemble performs once monthly, offering children of all ages an opportunity to share their joy with the congregation. Repertoire is carefully selected to encourage healthy vocal production, and weekly rehearsals introduce foundations of musicianship.

All children in grades K-12 are welcome and encouraged to join our weekly rehearsals which occur each Sunday from 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.

For more information, email Nick Dogas at