Music & the Arts

 

 

 


"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. This precious gift has been given to man alone that he might thereby remind himself that God has created man for the express purpose of praising and extolling God." -Martin Luther, 1538

Westminster is dedicated and committed to the worship of God through a wide variety of musical / artistic styles, periods and mediums - both vocal and instrumental. Services are designed to speak to all in a diverse congregation. A consistently high quality is sought so that the Lord is glorified, the heart is blessed and the message is reinforced by the art that conveys it. We are committed to maintaining the highest tradition of church music, informed by the history, literature and artistic achievement of Christianity.

A past performance of our Director of Music Ministries, Garrett Martin

 

Our ENERGY After-School Program get an organ demonstration from Garrett

 

 

 

Garrett shares history and insight behind the March 2014 Masterworks Concert

 

 

The Choirs

The Adult Choir enhances and deepens the weekly worship experience through choral offerings from traditional and contemporary sacred music. They are known as one of Western New York's premiere choral groups. At Christmas and Easter the choir, along with orchestral ensembles, offers special music programs.

Listen to our remarkable choir

 

The Handbell Choir is open for participation to teenagers and adults. The group performs in worship services throughout the year and on Christmas Eve.

"Westminster Presents"

Westminster Presents, like all of Westminster's fine arts programming, is focused on the greater Buffalo community and includes established local artists as well as well-known guest artists. Please join us for the 2012 season. Donations are accepted at the door, unless otherwise noted.

 

The Organs

The Sanctuary organ is the work of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. of Boston, Mass. The specification was prepared and contract signed by the firm's legendary G. Donald Harrison, who died before the organ was completed in 1958. The instrument contains 84 ranks; 5 divisions in the gallery and an echo division in the chancel. A 4-manual console controls the nearly 5200 pipes.

The Holmes Chapel instrument is regarded by some Aeolian-Skinner aficionados as one of the finest small organs ever built under the direction of G. Donald Harrison. The organ is a 25 rank, two manual instrument with a floating positive division on the rear wall of the room.

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