Music Ministries

Consider becoming a member of the Westminster musical family! Nurturing and expressing our faith through music is an integral part of our spiritual life at Westminster. If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please contact Dr. Hutchens.

Dr. Benjamin Hutchens, Director of Music Ministries
Yeri So, Assistant Director of Music Ministries
Molly Roden, Associate for Children's Music
Christine Hagan, Accompanist

Music at Westminster

A choir, brass, and their conductor rehearse.

Westminster Presents

In addition to our regular choirs’ and ensembles' offerings on Sunday mornings, we dedicate a few special Sundays each year to showcase the substantial gifts of our own musicians and provide a space for guest musicians.
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Recordings of previous services and concerts are available on YouTube.
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A choir, string orchestra, and their conductor.

Music Notes

This is a singing congregation! Our hymnal, Glory to God, encompasses a wide variety of hymns and songs for our congregational "voice." Music offered in worship includes not only familiar composers of eras past, but also classically composed anthems by living musicians, arrangements of African American Spirituals whose ‘composers’ are lost to the past, and much more. 
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Monthly Music List

Want to know what hymns, anthems, choral or instrumental pieces are planned for worship this month? Check out the list below.

Music List
Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Our youth Choristers and Chamber Choir offer a service of choral evensong for the feasts of Michaelmas and Candlemas. The music and prayers join together so that our senses, intellects, hearts, and minds work together to give us a glimpse of God's glory.
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Adult Ensembles

A choir rehearsal

Westminster Choir

Our volunteer chancel choir leads Sunday morning worship music weekly for the 11:00 AM service, and some services in the summer.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 PM

Chamber Choir

Selected singers from the Westminster Choir join our young Choristers for Choral Evensong and other occasional events.

Rehearsals are called as needed.

Handbells laying on a blue tablecloth

Westminster Ringers

An advanced group of adult handbell players (5 octaves Schulmerich). Plays at the 11:00 AM Sunday worship service 6 times a year. Currently our roster is full, but there is always a need for experienced ringers able to ‘sub in’ for ringers who must be absent for a rehearsal.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 PM

Celtic Cross Ringers

This intergenerational handbell choir is for new and learning ringers, adults and students in grade 6 or higher. Previous experience not required!

Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:00AM-10:00AM

A string quartet plays outside on the lawn.

Monticello Strings

Led by Music Ministries Director Ben Hutchens, Westminster members share their talent and passion for music in worship and special events. 

Rehearsals are called as needed.

Play an Instrument?

Solo instrumentalists and small ensembles often bring music to our worship and other events. If you are interested in sharing your talent with the congregation, please be in touch with Ben.

Westminster Music Academy

The children's choir sings on the steps of the chancel.

Pre-K

Through Westminster Weekday Preschool young singers enjoy music games, stories, instruments and very basic musicianship in a fun, familiar space. Space is limited.

Elementary

Grades K-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. Grades are grouped K-2nd (Genesis Choir) and 3rd-5th (Covenant Choir).

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 PM (K-2); 5:30-6:15 PM (3-5)
Family-friendly meal available for singers and their families for a small fee.

Teenage choristers and their conductor singing in the choir loft.

Westminster Choristers

Girls in grades 6-12 learn music that challenges and inspires young singers, and helps develop their vocal skills. This ensemble sings with the adult Westminster Choir frequently.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM, Choir Room
Family-friendly meal available for singers and their families for a small fee.

Jubilate Bells

Young teens (Grades 6-12) develop Handbell ringing skills, an "ensemble sport!"

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00 PM, Sanctuary
Family-friendly meal available for singers and their families for a small fee.

A teenage handbell choir

Music "Nuts & Bolts"

Grades 6 & 7 participating in Choristers and/or Jubilate, for building and strengthening their skills as musicians.

Wednesdays, 5:40-6:10 PM, Choir Room

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If your child is new to music at Westminster, please register below.
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