Duane Blakley Ruth Manweiler Minister of Music Permanent-Part Time Pianist
Anna Cogswell 2015 Choir Director BRBC Handbell Choir
The Music Ministry of BRBC
The Music Ministry at Barcelona Road Baptist Church has something for everyone! We sing and play “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Eph 5:19, Col. 3:16). We worship, sing and pray “in spirit and in truth,” with energy and sincerity, in the power of God’s Holy Spirit and with the understanding of His Word, the Bible (John 4:23-24, 1 Cor. 14:15). Our music includes everything from classical to traditional hymns, spirituals, Southern Gospel, and contemporary praise and worship selections. Our 30-voice choir serves as lead worshipers every Sunday for the 10:30 a.m. service with a warm-up rehearsal at 8:40 a.m. The main rehearsal is Wednesday, 6:55-8:30 p.m. But we consider the congregation our biggest and most important “choir.”
The choir presents two major programs during the year at Christmas and Easter or summer, usually accompanied by an orchestra of ten to fifteen instruments. Anyone high school age and up may sing in our choir provided he or she will commit to being faithful to rehearsals and services, and can carry a tune in the same key with everyone else. If interested, contact Duane Blakley at
or call 922-0692.
Several times a year more musical opportunities for participation include youth-led contemporary evening services at 6:00, women’s choir, men’s choir and Handbells who lead in 10:30 a.m. services.