Westover has two formal singing ensembles – the Glee Club and Chamber Choir; one student-led group – Undertones and a Gospel Choir; three handbell groups, and several instrumental ensembles. Private voice and instrument lessons are also available.
The School has an outstanding collection of Steinway grand pianos, Yamaha vertical pianos, a harpsichord and a pipe organ. Music raises the spirituality of our weekly non-denominational services in our on-campus chapel.
Concerts are presented several times a year at Westover, and the Glee Club and Gospel Choir have sung at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
The Glee Club and Handbells go on a European concert tour every several years, including an upcoming 2017 Spring trip to Italy. They have performed in cathedrals and schools in seven European countries, Canada, and the United States.
We offer a special program in collaboration with The Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division in New York City for gifted musicians and vocalists.
Glee Club is an auditioned group of singers who present concerts at Westover several times each year in addition to other schools and area locations. Their music is varied, ranging from classical to show tunes.
There is a European concert tour every three years. In March, 2012 they will sing concerts in Florence, Rome, and Milan.
Other highlights of the year include the Candlelight Service in December and their annual concert in February, which is often accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
There are three smaller select singing groups that are drawn from the Glee Club: Chamber Choir and Undertones.
Westover has three handbell ensembles ranging from beginner level to advanced. No previous experience is necessary to join. Performances take place both at the school and in the community.
The ensembles ring in the Candlelight Service in December and in concerts throughout the year.