FBC Mosaic Handbell Ringers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Sherry Christy and Emily Parker our experienced group of handbell ringers ring often in Sanctuary Worship and for other special Music Ministry Events.
Casavant Freres Limitee Organ
The primary instrument of worship in the First Baptist Church sanctuary is an 80-rank pipe organ built in 1965 by Casavant Frères, Ltd. of Quebec, Canada with later additions. The organ is a four manual instrument capable of playing an extreme range of organ literature and provides dynamic leadership in the accompaniment of congregational singing, choral anthems, instrumental and vocal solos. A Steinway concert grand is also used to enhance the worship at FBC. Other keyboard instruments of note at FBC are the 12-rank Reuter pipe organ in the chapel, a six-foot Steinway piano in the sanctuary and a seven-foot Boston piano in the choir room.
48 Bell Carillon Tower
The FBC bell tower houses a 48-bell (Verdin) carillon. The largest bell weighs 3300 pounds and the smallest weighs 22 pounds. The carillon may be played from a clavier located in a room in the tower directly below the bells. Two octaves of the carillon have electrical strikers and are playable from a small electronic keyboard in the music suite. A computer continually controls these two octaves by playing Westminster chimes or other chime patterns. The computer also provides a means of playing pieces and pealing automatically at specific times or occasions.