Adult Performing Ensembles
The Westminster Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30–8:30 pm and sings every Sunday in the 10:30 worship. 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. Contact Amanda Weber for more information.
The Chamber Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble is an auditioned smaller ensemble that rehearses and performs on a periodic basis for services and special events. Contact Amanda Weber to schedule an audition.
The Global Choir
Global Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble which explores the vast landscape of sacred music from all over the world. The choir sings once a month, most frequently at the 8:30 am service, but occasionally at The Clearing and Gathered at Five. Global choir rehearses on Sundays from 11:40 am-12:30 pm in the adult choir room, generally the Sunday before singing in worship. All are invited to participate regardless of age or experience. This group is for anyone who wants to “think globally and sing locally!” For more information, contact Barbara Prince.
The Handbell Choir provides Westminster members and friends with an opportunity to experience music through the playing of handbells and choir chimes. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm in the Great Hall and plays occasionally in worship and for other special events. Previous bell choir experience is not required, though basic music-reading skills are necessary. For more information, contact Mark Kieffer.
Children & Youth Choirs
The Westminster music program offers opportunities for children beginning age 3 through 12th grade. These musical ensembles run 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 them an active role in that drama. Development of musical skills contributes to self-esteem and a fuller life experience. Read more about the music ensembles on the Families, Youth, and Children page, connect directly with Brad Ollmann, Director of Early & Middle Childhood Music, or Ryan LaBoy, Director of Youth Music.