Bonsack Baptist Church has always had a strong love for music and its use in worship and Christian education. The choral ministry is one part of a large and growing music program that touches the lives of three-year-olds through senior adults. Under the 20-year direction of Barry Green, the Adult Choir has sung major works and programs in New York at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center and, most recently, at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
In addition to providing worship leadership for two Sunday morning worship services, the Adult Choir presents up to three major productions each year. In the week leading up to Easter, the Adult Choir serves as the foundation for presentations centered around the life and ministry of Jesus. In the fall, the choir presents a special program, often a Composer’s Weekend, where they have worked and performed with artists such as K. Lee Scott, Milburn Price, Mark Hayes, Joseph Martin, Mary McDonald, Joel Raney, Dan Forrest, and Pepper Choplin. A highlight each year is the choir’s Christmas concerts, which feature full orchestra, handbells, and a wide range of classic music of the season. At Christmas in 2013 they performed with the Annie Moses Band at Roanoke’s Jefferson Center for the Performing Arts.
Bonsack's Student Choir is open to students from seventh grade through college and runs from September through May, Sunday evenings, 5–6 p.m. The students have regular opportunities to sing in worship and also participate in a summer student choir tour.
YOUTH PRAISE BAND
Bonsack's Youth Praise Band provides music for weekly youth meetings as well as special events and is open by audition to gifted instrumentalists and singers. The Band rehearses on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The Adult Ensemble, By Faith, is a contemporary instrumental/vocal ensemble which provides music for special events and Sanctuary worship services. The group is open by audition to post-high school through adults and meets on Monday evenings, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY ROOM Praise BAND
A group of musicians dedicated to leading others in bringing glory to God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We desire to skillfully combine God's Word with music so that we may see him more clearly, and worship him more fully. Instruments involved include our voices, guitars, keyboards, drums, ect… This group is open by audition and rehearses mid week for our Sunday worship gatherings.
SENIOR ADULT CHOIR
Bonsack's Senior Adult Choir is open to all senior adults who enjoy singing, fellowship and ministry. The group meets September through May on Tuesdays, 2:30–3:30 p.m., and ministers regularly through music to area nursing and retirement homes.
The Adult Handbell Choir is a three/four octave group that meets September through May, on Monday evenings, 6:30–7:30 p.m. The choir is available to post-high school through adults with ringing experience when openings are available.
This group of experienced orchestral/band instrumentalists provide accompaniment for Sanctuary worship services as well as seasonal and special event services and meets on Wednesdays, 7–7:45 p.m.
MUSIC TIME FOR KIDS
Bonsack offers a fully graded music program with age-appropriate groups for children two-years-old through sixth grade. The program runs from September through May on Wednesday evenings, 6–6:50 p.m. The Music Time for Kids groups present a Christmas program in December and a kid's musical in May. For More Information please visit the Music Time For Kids Website.