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Every Friday, 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.

A 15-minute outdoor carillon recital will be presented every Friday at 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.

Organ Recital by Richard Elliott
Sunday, October 15, 2017
4:00 p.m.
The Annual Memorial Organ Recital
Principal Organist, The Mormon Tabernacle
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, and former student at the Peabody Conservatory and the Catholic University of America, Richard Elliott earned a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. A former assistant organist for Philadelphia’s famed Wanamaker organ, he currently sits on the advisory boards for the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and the Eccles Organ Festival at Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine. Prior to his appointment as Tabernacle organist in 1991, he was an assistant professor of organ at Brigham Young University.

This recital is open to the public free of charge. No reservations necessary.

Noonday Organ Recitals
Thursdays in October, 12:10-12:35 p.m.
October 5 – David Comer
October 12 – Judy Bede
October 19 – Yun Kim
October 26 – David Crean

The recital is free, and a quick lunch is served at a nominal cost following the program. No reservations are necessary.

Choral Vespers
Sunday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.
Messa Solennelle (Two organs and chorus) – Louis Vierne
A Sacred Harp Quartet – Donald Busarow
Westminster Choir - Westminster Ringers

A Freewill Offering will be recieved. No reservations are required to enjoy the concert.

Harvest Dinner will follow the choral vespers at 5:15 p.m. Reservations are necessary to attend the dinner. More information will follow at a later date.

Dayton Gay Men's Chorus Concert
Saturday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.             
Kathy Clark, Artistic Director
Members of The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus are committed to living their mission by challenging themselves to continually reach for excellence in choral music. Offering a broad repertoire in a variety of visible and accessible venues, they forge community partnerships and educate the community at large about the value of diversity.

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Advent Dinner, Choral Program, Play
Sunday, December 3
5:00 p.m. – Potluck Dinner No reservations are required to attend.
5:45 p.m. – Informal Choral Program and Play
Genesis Singers, Cherub, Calvin, and Knox Choirs.

Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 a.m.
All choirs participating

Noonday Carol Sing
Friday, December 15
12:00 Noon – Handbell Music, Westminster Ringers
12:10-12:40 p.m. - Carol singing by all and choral music for Christmas.

Lunch follows, no reservations required.

Handel's Messiah
Sunday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.
The Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Chorus and Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, Music Director
Hank Dahlman, Chorus Director
For tickets call Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630

Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 24
Please note the change from the usual schedule.
10:00 a.m. – Christmas in the Stable
                Family Oriented Service
                Genesis Singers, Cherub, and Calvin Choirs

9:20 p.m. - Prelude
10:00 p.m. – Christmas in the Cathedral

                Traditional Candlelight Service
                Westminster Choir, Carillon Bells,
                Te Deum Ringers

Presbyterian Heritage Sunday
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.
With the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums

Concert by the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass Band
Sunday, January 28, 4:00 p.m.
The Fillmore Wind Band, founded in 2010, is Greater Cincinnati’s premier volunteer wind band and official namesake of Cincinnati native and march king, Henry Fillmore. The ensemble has been a featured performance group at the 2013 and 2016 Ohio Music Educators Association Conference, 2014 International Women's Brass Conference, and the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. In the short history of the ensemble, the group has been instrumental in advancing and premiering new works for

No reservations are necessary. A freewill offering will be collected.

Organ Recital by Matthew Phelps
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Matthew Phelps is the Minister of Music at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN.  At West End he conducts the Chancel Choir and oversees a multi-faceted music department for children, youth, and adults. Dr. Phelps’ performances have been described as “beautifully prepared,”   “beautifully shaped,” and “moving and deeply meaningful.” He is a Cincinnati native where he finished his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

No reservations necessary. A freewill offering will be collected.

Knox Choir Concert
Sunday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Music by the Westminster Knox Choir
Handbell Music by Te Deum Ringers and Carillon Bells
Followed by a Fellowship Hour with dessert

Easter Sunday
April, 1
Identical Services—9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Westminster Choir, Oakwood Brass with percussion

May Festival of Religious Arts
Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6
Saturday, May 5, 1:30-4:00
                Open rehearsal – Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, May 6
10:00 a.m. – Festival Worship

Genesis Singers, Calvin Choir,
Westminster Choir
4:30 p.m. - Concert Preview
5:30 - Supper under the tent*
7:00 p.m. - Festival Concert 

“Handel Fest”
Coronation Anthems and excerpts from
oratorios including the “Hallelujah” chorus
Westminster Festival Choir with orchestra

Additional events to be announced.

MADD Days at Westminster
July 30-August 3, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Music, Art, Dance, Drama Day Camp
Grades 3-8 (as of fall 2018)
Choir, Handbells, Orff Instruments, Dance, Drama
Cost: $80

For more information contact John Neely
( or 937-223-7285).

Taizé Services and Light Suppers
Meditative services of songs and prayers in candlelight
The word “Taizé” may be unfamiliar to some. For many people the name “Taizé” evokes a certain style of singing that has become popular in more and more churches, retreat centers, campus religious groups, and even seminaries.  For some the word also suggests retreats and gatherings which attract large numbers of young adults.  Still others are aware that Taizé is in fact an ecumenical community located in a small village in eastern France. This community has produced some of the most beautiful and moving music that has ever been composed for participation by the whole community of faith (congregation, choir, clergy, and instrumentalists).

6:00 p.m. – Service (Sanctuary)
6:40 p.m. – Supper (Fellowship Hall)
No reservation necessary.

October 4, 11, 18, 25
February 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21

Ash Wednesday
February 14

12:10 – Service (Sanctuary)
12:40 – Lunch (Fellowship Hall) No reservation necessary.
6:00 – Service (Sanctuary)
6:40 – Light Supper (Fellowship Hall) No reservation necessary.


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125 N. Wilkinson St,
Dayton, OH 45402

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