The Choirs of West Side
Do you love to sing? Do your kids love to sing? Join a choir!
Whether you're five or 75, there's an opportunity for you to explore and share your musical gifts at West Side. No prior experience is required, and rehearsals are flexible. (There's a Zoom option for adults!)
The Chancel Choir, for ages 18 and up, rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm and sings during 11:00 am worship.
The Westminster Bell Choir, for ages 18 and up, rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:15 pm and plays on Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve and other special occasions throughout the year.
Grades K-1 and 2-3 Choirs meet on Thursdays at 4:00 pm and sing on Family Sundays (once a month) at 11:00 am as well as on Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve.
Grades 4-8 Choirs meet on Thursdays at 4:45 pm and sing on Family Sundays (once a month) at 11:00 am as well as on Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve.
No one sits on the bench in choir!
During rehearsals, children learn how to read music, and play bells and Orff instruments. They also learn teamwork and problem-solving skills, boost their vocabulary and language skills, gain confidence, expand their social circle and have fun!
"Singing in a choir teaches a different kind of teamwork than on the soccer field or baseball field," says Deborah Holden-Holloway, minster of music at West Side. "It's a great leveler because everyone's participation is equally important. In a choir, there really are no stars. And no one sits on the bench in choir!"