Music Ministry

Please consider becoming a member of our musical family! The exploration and nurturing of our faith through music is an integral part of our spiritual life at Westminster. Our ensembles are led by Interim Director of Music Ministries, Dr. Benjamin Hutchens.

If you are interested in joining one of our ensembles, Ben is interested in hearing from you! While previous experience is helpful, Ben firmly believes that everyone can learn to be a capable musician. He is passionate about helping musicians of all levels achieve greater confidence and ability. Contact Ben at [email protected].

Upcoming Services with Expanded Music Offerings

The Westminster Choir, Ringers, and Children’s Choirs offer several worship services in the fall of 2017 with special music, from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott” to Advent Lessons and Carols.

Expanded Music Offerings

Westminster Choir

The Westminster Choir is an adult volunteer choir; it leads worship weekly at the 11:00 AM Sunday worship services.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30-9 PM and Sundays, 10:15 AM
Location: Choir Room 112

Commitment and level of musicianship to participate:

  • Able to read music on some level
  • Punctuality and focus
  • A reasonable regularity of attendance of rehearsals
Choir Members Page

Westminster Ringers

An advanced group of adult and older youth handbell players (5 octaves Schulmerich). Plays at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service 6 times a year.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 PM
Location: Sanctuary

Commitment and level of musicianship to participate:

  • Previous handbell-playing experience, at least an intermediate level
  • Commitment to attend rehearsals consistently

Children’s Choirs

Our two Children’s Choirs, the Genesis Singers (grades K-2) and the Covenant Singers (grades 3-5), learn vocal and choral skills through singing songs that teach faith concepts and the story of God’s people. Our young singers bring their music to Sunday worship about once a month, fostering their development as worship leaders.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:15-5:45 PM or 5:45 PM-6:15 PM
Location: Room 304

More Information and Schedule

New Youth Ensemble

Begins October 1, 2017! All 6th-12th graders are invited to continue to strengthen and expand their musicianship and personal and choral singing skills. Share your instrumental skills in worship, including ‘classic’ orchestral and band instruments, electric and ‘rock’. Take leadership in introducing the Glory to God hymnal to our congregation. Bring a variety of types of music to worship, including classically composed and hymn based anthems, Gospel, Spiritual and Christian Rock. Questions? Contact Molly Roden at [email protected].

Rehearsals: Sundays, 6–7 PM (between Youth Fellowships)
Location: Choir Room 112