About Us

            Officers  |  Membership  |  Concert Apparel   |  Constitution and By-Laws   |  Choral Repertoire

The Louisiana Baptist Singing Men is a men’s chorus composed of music leaders and musicians from Southern Baptist Churches throughout the state of Louisiana (www.louisianabaptists.org). We present concerts at local churches, detention centers, youth intervention programs and prisons. Our concert season is August through May.

We begin each season with an annual retreat in August. Currently held on a Friday and Saturday at Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center (www.talltimbersbcc.org) south of Alexandria, this retreat is an exciting time of rehearsal as we learn the new songs for the year. The retreat is also a great time of fellowship as we greet old friends and make new ones.

Concerts are typically scheduled for the third Thursday evening of each month (September through November, and January through May). We gather that afternoon for rehearsal and fellowship. Ministry concerts are also scheduled during the afternoon. After an evening meal, our church concert and worship time concludes our day.

For almost 50 years we have been singing for the Lord.  The chorus began as the "Louisiana Baptist Singing Ministers" in the Spring of 1974.


Officers for 2020-2021

Music Director: Dr. Herb Armentrout,

President – Caleb Willis

Vice-President – Philip Greene

Secretary – John Carroll

Librarian – Matt Powell

Chaplain – Cullen McDaniel

Public Relations - Frank Nihart

 

Proposed Officers for 2021-2022

Music Director: Dr. Herb Armentrout,

President – Philip Greene

Vice-President – Scotty Blackwell

Secretary – John Carroll

Librarian – Kevin Boles

Chaplain – Cullen McDaniel

Public Relations - Frank Nihart


Membership

Members of Singing Men are local church music leaders – full-time, bi-vocational or volunteer – and other church musicians in Southern Baptist churches in Louisiana. Those men who presently or formerly serve Ministers of Music, Worship Leaders, Music or Choir Directors (or similar titles) are eligible for membership in the group. Men who are not the designated music leader in their church must be active in their church’s music ministry and must audition for the group.

To audition for the group, men who are not the designated music leader in their church need to make an audition audio recording singing "Amazing Grace" with accompaniment (piano or guitar).  The recording can simply be made using a cell phone.  Then email or text message the audition recording to the email address shown on the application form or to your Music Minister.

You will enjoy the fellowship of musicians throughout the state, the knowledge that comes from a group whose members have a wide range of expertise, and the opportunity to minister beyond your own church. It does take time, but it’s worth it.      

       Membership Forms --- Registration - Application - Evaluation - Concert Schedule


Concert Apparel

For afternoon concerts: Singing Men’s polo shirt, black pants, black dress shoes.

For evening concerts: solid black long-sleeve button up dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes.

Always bring your Singing Men's folder and music!  Rehearsals begin at 1:00 p.m. on concert days.


Constitution and By-Laws

 

Choral Repertoire - 2021-2022

 

“I Will Rise”   arr. Courtney and Hasseler - Beckenhorst Press

“I Got Saved”   arr. Wagner, adapted Killion

“Praise His Holy Name”   by Keith Hampton, Earthsongs Press

“Praise to the Lord, The Almighty”   by Duren, Collection “We Won’t Stop Singin” , Prism music.

“Greatest Man”   by Knight, Collection “Risin on the Wind”, Prism music.

“Jesus Brought Me Out”   by Knight, Collection “I am Reminded”, Prism Music,

“Like a River in My Soul”   by Tim Orisek, Beckenhorst Press

“New Name in Glory”   by Neal, Collection “Victorious”, Prism music,

“Hold on to the Rock”   by Pepper Choplin, Lorenz music – acapella

“Take Me as I Am”   by Cymbala, Collection “Love lead the Way”, Prism music,

“Let Revival Come”   by Jones, Collection “Glorious Revival”, Prism music,

“All My Hope”   by Crowder, Cash, arr. Knight, Prism music,

 

Ensemble:

"Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door"   arr. Keith Foster/ Santa Barbara Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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