Adult Performing Ensembles
The Westminster Choir
During the summer months, Westminster Choir rehearses and sings in worship every Sunday from 8:45 to 11 am. This choir sings the great sacred repertoire from all musical periods and enjoys the musical development, social outlet, and spiritual growth of their time together. Reading skills and previous musical experience are helpful.
The Chamber Ensemble
The Chamber Ensemble is an auditioned smaller ensemble that rehearses and performs on a periodic basis for services and special events such as the annual Christmas Dinners.
The Global Choir
The Global Choir explores the vast landscape of sacred music from all over the world. The group practices after the 10:30 am service, generally the week before singing at the 8:30 am service once per month, September through May. All are invited to participate regardless of age or experience. This group is for anyone who wants to add a new adventure to their musical quest!
The Handbell Choir, which rehearses Tuesday evenings from 6-7 pm September through May, provides Westminster members and friends with an opportunity to experience music through the playing of handbells and choir chimes. This program is centered around music appropriate for inclusion in the worship services and an outreach opportunity for our friends and neighbors here in the community.
Children & Youth Choirs
Westminster’s program involves children age 3 through 12th grade. The children’s music program runs in tandem with education to nurture a lifelong desire to participate in worship and a faith community. Through the choir experience, children learn commitment, attachment, the content of the creeds and the fun of singing. The choirs give children a garden in which to grow and successfully express their praise. Being in choir pulls a young person into the immediacy of the worship situation and gives her/him an active role in that drama. Development of musical skills contributes to self-esteem and a fuller life experience.