Adult Vocal Music Groups
The Sanctuary Choir is open to individuals 17 years of age and up. The choir sings for the 9:15 a.m. worship service and presents extended programs of music during the Advent and Lenten seasons. The repertoire of the choir is more traditional stylistically. Robes are generally worn and accompaniment is provided by the piano, organ and orchestral instruments.
Rehearsal: Wednesday 7:15 -8:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
The Singing Seniors choir is for individuals 55 years of age and over. The choir sings for several worship services annually, and for special events on and off campus. The music sung is arranged especially for the senior adult voice. This choir does not meet during the summer months.
Rehearsal: Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the Music Suite/C100.
Grace Rising Ensemble (G.R.E.)
G.R.E. sings frequently for the 9:15 traditional worship service and for the 11:30 a.m. informal/casual service, presenting music that is more contemporary stylistically.
The number of singers is limited, consisting of mainly
young couples and singles, varying in age. The group is accompanied by contemporary instruments. Individuals desiring to sing or play in this group must interview with
the Minister of Music.
Rehearsal: Wednesday 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the Music Suite/C100.
This is a men's ensemble that sings traditional and contemporary gospel music, accompanied and unaccompanied. The quartet sings for worship services and special events in and around the community. Participation in this group is by invitation only. All proceeds of the quartet's singing engagements and CD sales are donated to the UBC Music Ministry and our outreach to the homeless of Baton Rouge. Members of the quartet are, left to right:
Randy Gurie - Bass
Trippe Hawthorne - Lead
Fred Dressel - Second Tenor
Kevin Hambrice - First Tenor
Click on the CD song title below for a sample:
(1) God Made A Way
(3) Rise and Be Healed
(4) Without Him
(5) Can He Could He Would He
(6) I Wouldn't Take Nothin' for My Journey Now
(7) Everybody Will Be Happy
(8) Precious Lord, Take My Hand
(9) I'm Working On A Building
(10) I Believe
(11) Rise Again
(12) Let There Be Peace On Earth