Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more than 150 years, Westminster has distinguished itself with excellent music. Westminster’s first church building (completed in about 1866 and located at 6th & L Streets in downtown Sacramento) had a small, hand-pumped pipe organ.
The second home of Westminster Presbyterian Church (completed in about 1904 and located at 13th & K Streets) had a larger pipe organ with impressive façade pipes.
The current home of Westminster (completed in 1927 and located at 13th & N Streets across from Capitol Park) was originally equipped with a 28-rank Reuter pipe organ; in 1979 a new console was installed, and in 1983 a major expansion was completed by the M. P. Möller Organ Company. More recent additions include: 8′ state trumpet, 32′ contra bourdon, 32′ contra bombarde, and new swell reeds.
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Installed in one of the finest acoustics in Sacramento, the grand sanctuary pipe organ enhances a wide range of moods to worship services, weddings, memorials. The Moller also serves as a concert instrument for Music At Noon and community events. The current home of Westminster (completed in 1927 and located at 13th & N streets across from Capitol Park) was originally equipped with a 28-rank Reuter pipe organ.
The copy below this July 14, 1974 Sacramento Bee photo reads:
Although this building was torn down in 1926, the stained glass windows on the left will look familiar to some Sacramentans because they are presently in the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 13th and N Streets. This picture ws taken in the early 1920’s in the old Westminster Church which was at [13th] and K Streets…
An old photograph [now missing] shows a tiny console in the old wooden church, about the size of an upright piano, with a few small pipes sticking out behind the choir loft. At the right of the instrument is a black screen, hiding the person who stood there, pumping air into the windchest to keep up the pressure as the organist played, and as the congregation sang “We gather together… .”