Music at Westminster
The Chancel Choir sings for the 11am traditional service in the Friendly Avenue Sanctuary and at other seasonal services throughout the year. The choir presents at least one concert each year with orchestra. The ensemble is non-auditioned and is open to youth and adults. They rehearse each Wednesday (7:30pm—9pm) September through May. Repertoire ranges from classical choral music to multicultural music. Singers may join the choir at any time!
The Chancel Choir is anchored by four section leaders who bring wonderful singing experience to the ensemble and occasionally sing solos on Sunday morning.
If you play an instrument or are interested in singing, we welcome and encourage your participation.
Summer Choir, typically June—August, provides an opportunity for anyone to sing. The choir meets each Sunday at 10am in the Choir Room on the second floor of the Friendly Avenue Campus. We learn an easy anthem and present it at the 11am Friendly Avenue traditional service. This is a fun, friendly, stress-free (and robe-free!) way to make music together.
The Handbell Choir
The Handbell Choir rehearses each Wednesday (6pm—7pm) September through May. They ring several times throughout the year at the 11am traditional service in the Friendly Avenue Sanctuary and at the annual Christmas concert. If you can read rhythm and can commit to weekly rehearsals, consider joining! If you can’t make the weekly commitment, they're always looking for substitutes.
Westminster’s Worship Bands provide musical leadership for contemporary services at both the Friendly Avenue and Lake Brandt campuses. Repertoire is drawn from a variety of musical sources including traditional hymns, contemporary christian, rock, folk and bluegrass. Members of the Worship Band are auditioned.
Interested in auditioning?
Westminster Youth Band is open to sixth through twelth graders and is comprised of singers, guitar, bass, drums/percussion and keyboard/piano. Youth Band provides musical leadership for the youth worship service the last Sunday of every month August through May. Our music is upbeat and current, and we draw from many different musical genres including but not limited to christian pop, rock, pop top 40 and contemporary christian. Previous musical experience is not required.
Interested in joining the Youth Band?
JAMS (Junior Arts and Music on Sundays)
Children who are ages Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in JAMS, a program offered on Sunday mornings during the school year in Room 106 at 11am that engages kids in singing, drama, movement, percussion and more!