Westminster Presents  2017-2018

Distinguished visiting artists join Westminster's world-class musicians to present an exceptional year of worship services and concerts. Please join us for the 2017-18 season.

Wednesdays @Westminster - Noon Concert Schedule

Recurring Events

Wednesday Evensong
Wednesdays, September -May at 6:00 PM
The Choristers of the Westminster Choir School lead this service showcasing repertoire they are studying.
 
Wednesdays @ Westminster
Wednesdays,September-May  at 12:00 PM
Local artists present a 30-minute lunchtime recital. Lunch is provided by a food truck. Full schedule at wpcbuffalo.org.
 
Tai┼║e Worship
Fridays, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15, January 29, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 at 5:30 PM
Start your weekend with this evening service of calming prayer and meditation.
 
Choral Evensong
Various Sundays throughout the year at
4:00 PM. Visit www,wpcbuffalo.org for dates.
The Westminster Choirs and visiting choirs present this service of Evening Prayer.  Join us for an organ prelude recital at 3:30 PM.


Program Year Events

Rally Day
Sunday, September 10 at 10:30 AM
Food, Fellowship and Fun! Join us on Sunday, September 10 at 10:30 AM to mark the start of the church's program year.
 
Phantom of the Opera
Friday, October 27 at 8:00 PM
Westminster's Director of Music and Organist, Garrett F. Martin accompanies the 1925 silent film staring Lon Chaney in the historic Sanctuary of Westminster.  Bring the family and come in costume!  $10 at the door. A perfect event to start your Halloween weekend festivites!
 
First Lady of the Organ, Diane Bish
Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM
Known to audiences through her TV program, The Joy of Music, Diane Bish is arguably the most well-known organist of her generation. She will present a program of familiar masterworks and original compositions with the Buffalo Brass Quintet, and the choirs of Westminster, Calvary Episcopal Church, and St. Joseph's Cathedral.Tickets, $25, available at wpcbuffalo.org.
 
All Saints Sunday
Sunday, November 6 at 10:30 AM
Join us for the moving and beautiful service.
The choirs of Westminster will sing, and we will remember loved ones who have died, especially those who have recently passed on. The service will include reading a necrology, a list of the departed from this past year. 
 
Christ the King Sunday
Sunday, November 26 at 10:30 AM
The Westminster Choirs celebrate the final Sunday of the church year in this festival service.
 
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 3 at 10:30 AM
Westminster begins the new Church year and the solemn season of waiting.

Christmas Eve Family Service
Sunday, December 24 at 5:15 PM
The Westminster Choir School performs Britten's festive Ceremony of Carols accompanied by harp.
 
Christmas Eve Festival Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 24 at 10:00 PM
The Westminster Choirs, Handbell Choir, and Musicians of the Buffalo Philharmonic present this cherished holiday tradition. Preceding the service is a concert featuring favorite Handbell carols. The Service of Lessons and Carols features a variety of styles of music from around the world, and is inspired by the service started at King's College, Cambridge.
 
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Gian-Carlo Menotti's classic opera returns to Westminster for the second year! Join Amahl and his Mother as they meet the Three Kings and learn a valuable holiday lesson.  January 5, and  6 at 7:30 PM. January 7 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. Tickets will be available online at www.wpcbuffalo.org or at the door.
 
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 15 at 12 and 6:00 PM
The Westminster Choir School begins the season of Lent at this solemn service.
 
First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 5 at 10:30 AM
The Choirs of Westminster begin the solemn season of Lent.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25  at 10:30 AM
The Westminster Choirs sing this festival service for Palm Sunday that begins with the royal entrance and leads into the passion texts
 
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 29  at 6:00 PM
The Westminster Choirs sings this solemn service for the Last Supper.

Improvisations on the Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 30  at 12:00 PM
Westminster's Organist and Director of Music, Garrett F. Martin, improvises on the Stations of the Cross, alternating with poems and readings about this most solemn day.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 30  7:39 PM
The Westminster Choirs sing this solemn Good Friday service at sundown.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1 10:30 AM
The Westminster Choirs  celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Day  with Brass, Timpani, and Organ.
 
Westminster Handbell Choir
Join us for an afternoon of music presented by Westminster's renowned handbell choir and talented guest artists. May date TBA.   
 
Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 20 at 10:30 AM
The Westminster Choirs presents this festival service for the Day of Pentecost.


All programs will take place in the Sanctuary of Westminster unless otherwise indicated.

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