The objective of our Children’s Choir program is to give an opportunity for young people of all age levels to develop the art of Christian leadership through music. This comprehensive ministry of education and worship prepares our children for a lifetime of service to the church and encourages them to sing with beauty and sincerity so that the singing of each choir might be a truly inspirational part of worship.
The Children’s Choir year runs from September through April. The choirs sing and lead worship for Children’s Sabbath, the Christmas Eve afternoon Family Service, Palm Sunday, plus other Worship Services during the church year. The Gloria and Jubilate Choirs travel each year to area nursing homes or hospitals to sing for those unable to attend worship at Westminster. They also ring several times during the year for the Children’s Sunday School gathering on Sunday mornings.
Alleluia Choir: Kindergarten
Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Directors: Susan Ramsay and Colby White
Alleluia Choir is led by two highly gifted specialists in music education for the young child. Developmentally appropriate activities, games, movement, and Orff Schullwerk instruments are used to teach singing, listening and rhythmic skills.
Gloria Choir: 1st through 3rd Grades
Wednesdays, 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.
Director: Ally Hard and John Semingson
Accompanist: Deanna Matthews
In Gloria Choir, children continue to develop their singing voices and rhythmic skills, learn to read music notation, learn and memorize hymns, service music and anthems, and lots of other fun things.
Jubilate Choir: 4th–6th Grades
Sundays, 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.
Director: Roberta Rodgers
Accompanist: Dale Nickell
The Jubilate Choir continues to build upon skills taught in the younger children’s choirs. More advanced music is studied and the children sing in worship at least monthly.
Chiming Children’s Handbell Choir
Chiming Children is part of the overall music education and worship ministry for children in 4th–6th grades. Rehearsal on Sundays, at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., September – April.