The Canticum Novum Music Association is an independent, non-profit association. We desire to promote Christ-honoring choral singing in support of our Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Canticum Novum consists of active members of IARBC churches, and other churches of like faith and practice. The name "Canticum Novum" is Latin for "new song," and is in reference to Psalm 96:1, shown below.
O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Jeff Ray has been the artistic director of Canticum Novum since May 2018. He holds a bachelors degree in Christian Education and Music from Faith Baptist Bible College. Jeff has a deep love for sacred music and has served as a choir director in two churches over three decades and brings with him a love for sacred music ministries. Jeff has also been on the Canticum board from its inception.