The Fazioli 9'2" concert grand piano is a special addition to the life of First Baptist Church in downtown Kalamazoo and to the area arts scene.
It is the first Fazioli piano in Michigan and the first in a church setting in the United States. Prior to its arrival in Kalamazoo, the instrument was used for concerts in northern Europe and England.
The inaugural public performance in Kalamazoo occurred on Saturday, April 13, 2002, just four days after the piano's arrival, when Paul Nitsch joined the Cavani String Quartet in a Fontana Chamber Arts concert. The ensemble played the Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81. The Fazioli piano has since been utilized in over 40 events, which have occurred through the Community Arts Program at First Baptist.
The Fazioli piano company, located about 35 miles north east of Venice, Italy, was founded in 1981 by Paolo Fazioli. With professional training in mechanical engineering and piano performance, he set out to produce a new professional grand piano with a distinct sound quality. The pianos feature sounding boards made from a resonant spruce from the forests of Val de Fiemme where Stradivarius sought wood for his violins.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Church Activities ( Many church activities are currently on hold. Please call Church Office for details information)
Contemporary Discussion at 9:30 a.m. Currently on hold
Every Sunday morning in the Clough Room we come together to talk about controversial issues and practice civility toward those who differ from us. Most issues are more complicated than we are led to believe.
Bible Study at 10:30 a.m.
Every Wednesday Pastor Dave discusses the upcoming Sunday scriptures.
Men's Breakfast at 8: 30 a.m. Currently on hold
The third Tuesday of each month (Poor Richard's Cafe, 1105 E.Crosstown, Kalamazoo)
Women's Bible Study at 5:30 p.m. Currently on hold
The third Wednesday of each month ( Professional Offices, 3608 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo)
315 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - Noon / 1 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Friday by appointment only
CLOSED - Saturday
Only for an Emergency or Pastoral care, Please Call ( 773-983-8782)