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Music

The music program is an integral part of Westminster. Its primary purpose is to enhance the worship experience through inspiring and artistic expression of service and praise to God. Examples of our ministries include:

Our five singing choirs and three handbell choirs. Anyone who wishes to learn, to grow, and to serve can find a place in the music program here. 

MADD Days at Westminster, a Christian music, art, dance, and drama day camp for children and youth from the Miami Valley and beyond.

Meditative Taizé Services of songs and prayers in candlelight.

Special events such as noonday concerts, choral vespers, recitals, etc.

 
Sheet Music

Westminster Choral Vespers Festival of Hymns

November 21, 2021, 4:00 P.M.

 When in Our Music God is Glorified


Westminster Choir

John Neely, Director


Oakwood Brass and timpani

Eric Knorr, Founder and Principal Trumpet


Westminster Ringers

Brent Manley, Director


Carillon Bells

Jason Steiner, Director


Open to the public at no charge.

Childcare available for infants-age 6.

Ample lighted parking across from the church on First St., additional parking at the corner of Perry and Second Sts.

From 75, turn south on 48, turn right on Monument, left on Perry St, and left on First St.

 
 

Organ Restoration Project

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About Our Organ

The Casavant Organ (opus 2670), dedicated in January 1963, was custom designed and built to meet the acoustical and musical requirements of Westminster Church. The organ is really two organs: a Chancel Organ located at the front of the Sanctuary, and a Gallery-Celestial Organ located in the balcony. Each has its own console. Together these organs have over 7,000 pipes arranged in 122 ranks. Every pipe, including those visible from the pews, is a speaking pipe.

Numerous additions and upgrades have taken place over the history of the organ. Lawrence Stofer is responsible for extensive renovations including new pipework and revoicing. During the summer of 2002, a new console was custom built and installed with state-of-the-art technology by the Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania. In 2007, a Celestial Division, given in memory of Beatrice Jackson, organist at Clough United Methodist Church in Cincinnati for 65 years, was a gift of her brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Sue Merz. In February 2010, a memorial gift from the family and friends of John Bindeman was given for the installation of a Carillon in the Sanctuary. John (Jack) Bindeman was a longtime, dedicated member of the Westminster Choir. With additional gifts given in memory of numerous individuals, the Carillon was configured to sound outdoors through an opening high in the northeast corner of the building. Currently the organ is undergoing restoration by Hunt-Krewson Pipe Organ Services of Dayton.

  Click here for organ specifications.

 
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Choirs

Westminster Choir (Adults)

Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
John Neely, Director

Knox Choir (Grades 7-12)

Sundays, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
John Neely, Director
Supper and Youth Fellowships follow.

Calvin Choir (Grades 3-6)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Choir Room
John Neely, Director

Cherub Choir (Grades K-2)

Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Theater
Rachael Boezi, Director

Genesis Singers (Pre-K, ages 4 and 5)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 104
Holly Martin, Director

Knox Ringers (Grades 7-12)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 203
Brent Manley, Director

Westminster Ringers (Adults)

Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Room 203
Brent Manley, Director

Carillon Bells (Beginning Adults)

Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Room 301
Jason Steiner, Director