Our music program has historically served as a focal point of our worship. In fact, we hosted the first performance of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971. Today, the Madison Avenue Baptist Church hosts a sextet of Broadway and off-Broadway singers led by our Minister of Music Aza Sydykov. Our music ranges from plain chant and classical to gospel and Bruce Springsteen. Listen to some samples below.
MABC Choir: Vivaldi's Gloria
MABC Choir: Chris Tomlin and Lloyd Larson's Adore
MABC Choir: Joy to the World
Minister of Music Aza Sydykov is a concert pianist who made his professional debut at age 17 with the Russian Philharmonic, Aza is an internationally known vocal coach, conductor, accompanist, and arts entrepreneur. The recipient of numerous awards, Aza has performed all over the world, including as a solo pianist at Carnegie Hall. He is a graduate of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Mannes Music, and New York’s New School University. He also serves as President of the Kyrgyz American Foundation in New York City, which sponsors the Eurasia Festival as well as various cultural exchange and educational activities.
Madison Avenue Baptist Church Choir
Alexandra de Suze