Music

 

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.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel (Adult) Choir sings at the 11 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 and/or Sanctuary.

2022 “WE:” Westminster Ensembles

“WE” created the Intergenerational Summer Orchestra in June 2022 as a way for generations to grow in music together, but WE can keep growing for years to come! WE are an ensemble of large and small groups with a focus on fun and friendship through music. The only requirement is 1 year of experience on an instrument. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons after the service, from 12:15-1:15 pm. in the Choir Room.

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 the WPC office for more information.

Children’s and Youth Choirs

Both choirs 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 Rick Colvin for more information.

Sing and Play

Beginning Fall 2022, children ages Pre-K to Grade 5 will start their Sunday morning with songs from 9:30– 9:45 a.m. Led by Charlotte Trafton and Sheryl Stack, Sing and Play teaches children Bible stories through hymns and songs!  Parents may drop off their children or stay to join in the singing.