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We offer praise to God with song

We have a rich tradition of music at Westminster Presbyterian. We highly value music and celebrate our phenomenal choir made up of all ages and diverse faiths. Music for worship and praise is an important component of our Sunday services, and as a congregation we sing hymns of praise and thanks to God. 

Chancel Choir

Our chancel choir sings during Sunday worship. Anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join the chancel choir. They rehearse on Thursday evenings.

Bell Choir

Our hand bell choir usually performs standalone pieces during select worship services, but occasionally they accompany the chancel choir or support hymn singing with the congregation. Our bell choir rehearses on Thursday evenings.

The Westminster Carillon Chimes

The bell tower at Westminster is home to the Westminster Chimes. The chimes are electronic and ring the time throughout the day.  At 6 p.m. each evening, the chimes play a short selection of music. 

Special Musical Guests

Westminster occasionally hosts musical guests for worship, as well as special events and concerts.

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Rob Hobgood, DMA

Director of Music

 

Originally from Raleigh, NC, Rob Hobgood received a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music and
Organ Performance from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga., followed by a Master of Music degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. Rob received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Church Music degree, with concentrations in organ performance and choral conducting, from the University of Kansas. While at Rider University, Rob studied organ and conducting and performed with the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, as well as with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington at Carnegie Hall in New York City.


Prior to moving to Kansas in 2017, Rob served as Music Director and Organist at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, Cherry Hill, N.J., for seven years, where he oversaw adult, children’s, handbell, and
contemporary music ensembles. Rob conducted the Covenant Community Chorus which sang for annual
Reformation Day services, Holy Week services, and a 9/11 Memorial Service featuring Howard Goodall’s
Eternal Light: A Requiem. Rob also served as Assistant Music Director at Tenth Presbyterian Church,
Philadelphia, Pa.


While in N.J., Rob held several positions in the SouthWest Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of
Organists including Sub-Dean and Dean. Rob has also worked with Doyon Virtual Organs, a virtual pipe organ installer based in Dover, Del., with contracts across the country. In 2014, Rob had the opportunity to travel to Oxford, England for a ten-day conducting masterclass where he studied with James Whitbourn and James Jordan, and attended workshops with Edward Higginbottom, Stephen Darlington and Daniel Hyde.