Let the word of Christ dwell within you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.
Martin Luther wrote, “Music is a fair and glorious gift of God.” As Christians, we sing because there is a biblical calling to do so, and as musicians, we strive to tune our instruments of praise for God’s glory.
Nothing in church music is more important than the singing of congregational hymns and Psalms in worship which involves people of all ages each week through our corporate worship. The training of choirs, beginning with preschool and ending with adults, promotes musical leadership and provides exceptional experience in the praise of God for our people.
You are invited to join us as we grow in faith, worship, and praise. We welcome people who have a love of music and a willingness to commit to a vital and dedicated music program.
The Chancel Choir is the primary worship choir of our church, singing every Sunday morning to lead worshippers in praise to God. Several times each year the choir performs larger programs or works at Christmas, Easter, or special events and concerts. Our Lessons and Carols service each Christmas Eve has become our church’s most attended service. The Chancel Choir rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00pm in the choir suite. There is always a need for new singers in the Chancel Choir as singers “retire,” move from the area, or have schedule changes and can no longer participate. Choir candidates should be able to match basic pitch and sing harmony. The Chancel Choir is for adults and is directed by Jerry Naff.
The Westminster Ringers handbell choir is one of our premier instrumental groups. The choir rings three octaves of Schulmerich handbells, choir chimes, as well as Orff and other percussion instruments. Ringers should be able to read basic music and have good counting ability. Westminster Ringers rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. The Westminster Ringers are for adults, and they are directed by Jerry Naff.
The Westminster Strings is a string ensemble, directed by Dr. Benjamin Dawson. They rehearse at 9:00am on Sunday Morning once each month and play for worship on the day of their rehearsal. Musicians seeking to participate should be able to play at an intermediate or higher level.
The Westminster Young Singers are made up of boys and girls in grades 1-7 and are directed by Sarah Hilscher. They rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Older boys in this group whose voices have changed are encouraged to move up to Chapel Choir. The choir is the core group for our Young Voices at Christmas program in December each year.
The Chapel Choir, grades 8-12, rehearses Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30pm. They continue to build on the fundamentals taught in earlier choirs and concentrate more on choral singing, especially multi-part such as SA, SAB, and SATB. The Chapel Choir is directed by Jerry Naff.
Upcoming Special Performances
- Sunday, December 24, 6:00pm: Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols
- Sunday, February 11, 6:00pm: Organ Concert with Bryan Anderson
- Sunday, May 19, 6:00pm: Organ Dedication Concert featuring the WPC Chancel Choir & Georgia Boy Choir