Classical, Gospel & Springsteen

Madison Avenue Baptist Church Music

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 plainchant and classical to gospel and Bruce Springsteen. Listen to some samples below and check out our events.

Emerging Artist Concert Series. Stay tuned for our brand-new Emerging Artists Concert Series developed by our Minister of Music Aza Sydykov. Young artists from all over the world will have an opportunity to train and perform for our NYC community and global viewers.

It's Darkest Before Dawn: A Good Friday Concert

Special Easter Choir sings Charles Gounod's Unfold, Ye Portals Everlasting from The Redemption

Haydn Piano Sonata No.62 in E flat major Hob.XVI, 52 : I Allegro - Aza Sydykov

Aza's Easter Postlude ("Pictures at an Exhibition: The Great Gate of Kyiv" - Mussorgsky)

Jenny Lindsey and Karen Rich sing Handel's "Oh Lovely Peace" from Judas Maccabaeus

Special Easter Choir sings Charles Gounod's "Unfold, Ye Portals Everlasting" from The Redemption


For more, check out Aza’s website at

Minister of Music Aza Sydykov (he/him/his) 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 Community New York

Madison Avenue Baptist Church Choir

Alexandra de Suze (she/her)
Brian Long (he/him/his)
Richard Binder (he/him/his)
Jennifer Lindsey (she/her/hers)
Karen Rich (she/her/hers)
Doug Shapiro (he/him/his)