December 5, 2019

Ashley Fisher-Vogel

Westminster Member

'Tis the season… of Christmas Concerts!  For the Westminster Chancel Choir it means six concerts and opportunities to spread the word of God through song.  These concerts have evolved through the years.  For me, my first vivid memory of the Christmas Concert was at the old church watching my parents, Lee and Carol Fisher, along with my grandmothers, Louisa Young and Helen Fisher, perform with about 25 other singers for a single concert.  I was just a young child at the time and the concerts have grown from two to three to four to five and finally in the last couple of years, to six.  The waitlist of about 700 people demanded other concerts be added.

Music is such an important part of the holiday tradition for me.  The sounds of the organ and handbells, the singing from the choir, the scent of the pines, and the glistening of the lights all bring back so many memories of concerts of years’ past. Reminiscing through countless Christmas concerts I recall the smiles on the congregation’s faces, the heartfelt thank yous, and the overall sense of joy that accompanies these events.  The Christmas season, for many, begins with these concerts we have been told.

I have always felt that the Christmas concerts are one of the signature events at our church.  The songs talk of God’s love brought to us in a baby, Jesus. The choir singing like the angels with their Glorias and the candlelight bringing focus to the light of the world. These concerts have an amazing way of speaking to everyone present.  Bob and Glenn artistically weave together a program that can touch the heart in a very real, personal and unique way.  It is my hope that you will be able to join us for one of these concerts; one where your Christmas memories can bring you peace this season.

Hoping to see you at one of the concerts and wishing you a very Merry Christmas! 

Editor's Note: Not able to attend our Christmas concert in person this year? We have another option for you! We are pleased to announce we will be live streaming our 2pm December 14 concert by clicking this link, watching on our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel, or on the Boxcast.TV Roku channel or Apple TV app.