Westminster’s music program involves a variety of people of all ages and skills. The musicians fill the sanctuary with praise, add color to fellowship events, educate our young people, and provide an outlet for those who love to worship God through music.
The Chancel (Adult) Choir sings at the 11 a.m. (and the summer 10 a.m.) Sunday worship service and at other special occasions and services throughout the year. The Chancel Choir sings a wide range of musical styles, from traditional choral masterpieces to world music from non-Western cultures. At least one major work is done each year with instrumental/orchestral accompaniment. Members and friends of Westminster are invited to join. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room in Fellowship Hall.
During the 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service, and at other special services and events, instrumentalists and singers are encouraged to share their gifts. Piano, flutes, string bass, percussion, guitar, clarinets, violins, brass…whatever the instrument, we will find a place for you.
Interested in playing or singing? Come join us! Contact Rick Colvin for more information.
Hand Bell Choir
The Hand Bell Choir plays occasionally during the 11 a.m. service and for special occasions. There is no regular rehearsal time; instead, pieces are selected and prepared as they are scheduled. If you are interested in playing hand bells with us, even as a learner, we can work out a way for you to help us enhance worship! You should be able to read music and group music experience (such as band or choir) is helpful though not required. Contact Westminster’s Hand Bell Choir director Jill Clark for more information.
Children’s and Youth Choirs
Both choirs, under the direction of Dr. Shaunna Shandro, sing frequently for Sunday worship from September through May. There is also an opportunity for musicians in these age groups to share their gifts, have fun, and explore the world of music together and serving as worship leaders. Contact Shaunna for more information.
Preschool Song Time
Preschoolers begin their church school class each Sunday morning with a special song time in Room 14 from 9:40 – 9:55 a.m. Led by Westminster members, they learn exciting Bible stories through hymns of the church as well as new songs with lots of action! Parents may drop off their children or stay to join in the singing.