The Kentucky Baptist Women’s Chorale was formed in 1988.

The objective and purpose of the group is to encourage personal and professional improvement, Christian fellowship, ministry, outreach, and spiritual growth through music. Women who are active in a Kentucky Baptist church may be members (up to four women from each church), pending approval by the church’s minister of music.

The director is Sue Ellen Ballard, from Central Baptist Church in Paris, Ky. Jennifer Bersaglia of First Baptist Church in Pikeville, Ky., is the accompanist.

Due to the continued rise of COVID cases, we have cancelled our Fall Retreat and adjusted our 2021-2022 Schedule. Chorales Officers will meet in mid-November to evaluate the status of our 2022 worship event schedule.

Download updated 2021-2022 Schedule

Ministers of music, worship pastors, church music teachers, and even a few pastors from Kentucky Baptist churches comprise the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Chorale.

This all-male chorus was formed in 1965 by Kentucky Baptists’ first state music director, Eugene Quinn. It has a musical and spiritual legacy from hundreds of music ministers.

The chorale has appeared before the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference, Church Music Week at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Conference Center, and at Musicians on Mission workshops in Ohio and Massachusetts. The group also has toured in Europe and served on mission in New England, Kenya, Brazil, and Russia. Most recently, the chorale spent a week in the rainforests of Brazil doing missions work and performing.

Due to the continued rise of COVID cases, we have cancelled our Fall Retreat and adjusted our 2021-2022 Schedule. Chorales Officers will meet in mid-November to evaluate the status of our 2022 worship event schedule.

Download updated 2021-2022 Schedule

WIND ORCHESTRA

The Kentucky Baptist Wind Orchestra is comprised of ministers of music and instrumentalists from Kentucky Baptist churches. This group was organized to promote and model the use of instrumental ensembles in the local church. The ensemble rehearses and performs in conjunction with the Kentucky Baptist Men’s and Women’s chorales.