MUSIC AT LABC
The Chancel Choir is a mixed chorus of about 12 – 15 voices, and provides the full gamut of standard sacred choral literature for the church, from Renaissance to Contemporary, accompanied and a'capella. In addition to providing an anthem for most Sunday morning services throughout the year, the Chancel Choir presents a special service of lessons and carols for the Christmas season, as well as occasional extended works.
The Gospel Spirits, as the name implies, provides praise and worship music in the style of the "black gospel" choir. They sing twice monthly, during our 10:00 Sunday morning service. The group is currently under the direction of Isobel Davies.
Other Language Choirs: In addition to the choirs above, LABC members and friends contribute to congregational worship in their native tongues. Each of these ensembles usually sings for Sunday worship at least monthly. Current groups include: the Karen Singers, Karen Youth Choir, Burmese Gospel Singers, the Chin choir, Karenni Singers, and the Congolese Singers.
THE LAKE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH BAND
Our band is currently comprised of a few brass and woodwind players. It occasionally accompanies hymn singing for the Sunday morning service, & at times provides prelude and introit music.
THE PIPE ORGAN
The pipe organ at LABC was built in 1975 by the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Our unusual shaped sanctuary was conceived to include a new pipe organ, and as a result, both the placement and voicing of the organ are a perfect match for the favorable acoustics of the room.