The Chancel Choir forms the core of Westminster’s music ministry and provides music for 11am worship services from September through May. Often, this choir is an avenue by which new members are attracted to – and join – Westminster. In addition to the Chancel Choir’s most important role – musical leadership in worship – special programs form a central part of the choir’s mission. These, along with special programs, are vital to the choir’s ministry and focus.
Rehearsals are the secret to the choir’s success. It is in rehearsal that friendships are made and nurtured, that musicianship is defined and refined, and that music and spiritual truths are profoundly expressed. Rehearsals take place Thursdays from 7:30-9:15pm and Sundays at 10am. The attendance policy is flexible and the choir is open to new members at any time of year.
It is not necessary to be a member of Westminster; this choir is open to everyone. Child care is not provided at present, but can be arranged as the need arises.
Want to sing, but don’t want to miss Church School? You can do both! There is no limit to our creativity in working with individual schedules. Seasonal commitments are an option for those who cannot sing regularly.
Summer Choir is an excellent way to sample choral singing and is an easy, yet rewarding way to have a meaningful impact on Westminster’s worship life in the summer. It operates from June through August, rehearsing only on Sunday mornings at 9am. All are welcome to join in whenever they are in town or feel like singing; regularity is not expected or required. Children ages 6-12 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.
If you have a musical gift, please consider sharing it with Westminster. Singing in a choir is one fantastic avenue; singing an occasional solo (or as part of a smaller ensemble) is another. We encourage you to use your talents to the glory of God, both as choral singers and as soloists, as you are gifted and called to do. If you have a solo to share, please contact Monica Rossman.