Thank You for Supporting the Fine Arts

The Arts at First Baptist

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First Baptist Church is proud of their long history of supporting the arts. We have many performances throughout the year including singing, dancing, musicals, theater, instrumental, movies, and more. There is something for every taste, from amateur to professional and traditional to contemporary. Our own theater group, the Happy Ending Lyric Players (H.E.L.P.) has been performing for over forty years. Many of our musical groups like the Handbell Choir welcome new members so be sure and contact them to get involved.

We also host many outside groups like the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus and Apollo’s Fire in our facility. Our sanctuary is well known for it’s great acoustic qualities.

If it is visual arts you are looking for be sure to watch for special artists exhibits in our gallery or if you are looking for something a lot simpler we have our children’s center art show once a year.

Covid-19 UpdateMany of our events are subject to change or cancelation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update the events as soon as we have more information. 

The Crossing at The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Crossing

Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The Crossing

In the CMA Gartner Auditorium

Tickets: $33–$45, CMA members $30–$40

The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir. Many of its nearly 110 commissioned premieres address social, environmental, and political issues. The Crossing has received two Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (2018, 2019) and six Grammy nominations. This concert includes the world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s “In a House Besieged,” for choir and organ, featuring guest organist Scott Dettra. Garrop’s work is the first Robert G. Schneider memorial commission, sponsored by the Musart Society. Schneider taught for more than thirty years as the chair of the Music Department and director of choirs at Shaker Heights High School; he died in 2018.

HELP – Into the Woods

Into the Woods Spring 2022

March 25th – April 3rd

The Happy Ending Lyric Players will be back on stage again! They will present Into the Woods! More information about Into the Woods

Back to Broadway

Back to Broadway

May 14th, 2:30 p.m.

Cabaret Style Fundraiser for the First Baptist Church Music Ministry – Ticketed Event.