Choirs

The Sanctuary and Handbell Choirs are on summer break and will resume again in on September 8th. If you have any interest in participating in summer musical offerings during worship, please reach out to our Minister of Music & Organist, Dr. Jason Kissel  jkissel@firstfranklin.org.

SANCTUARY CHOIR

Dr. Jason Kissel, conductor

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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. jkissel@firstfranklin.org

HANDBELL CHOIR

Alex Mendelssohn, director

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Rehearsals of the First & Franklin Handbell Choir are held on Thursdays from 6:00 until 6:45 p.m. This dedicated group of musicians is preparing to play during Sunday services. If you are interested in becoming ringer in the handbell, contact director Alex Mendelssohn at sordun8@gmail.com.