Musical selections for a funeral service are an important consideration for anyone. A great deal can be said in what is played at a service or during funeral home visiting.
For services in our chapel, our musical director is Mr. Ross McDonald.
Ross McDonald has been the staff musician since the Westview Funeral Chapel opened in 1997. Ross is well known through out the London music scene. He has played concerts throughout the USA and Canada, including Casa Loma in Toronto. He regularly accompanies musical theatre. Ross has also been a Director of Music, Organist and Choir Director all his life, and is currently serving Trinity Lutheran Church here in London.
Today people choose what is meaningful to them to celebrate and honor the life of their loved one. Listed below are some suggestions
Traditional Church Music
- Favourite Hymns
- Light Classical Church Classics
- Gospel Music ñ Bill Gaither, etc.
- Contemporary Christian Music
Light Classical Vintage Music
- Favourite Piano Classics
- Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy
- Orchestral Classics
- Light Opera Classics
The Big Band Era
- Ballroom Ballads from the 30s & 40s
- Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, etc.
Music from the Theatre Stage and Silver Screen
- Show and Film themes
- The best of from the 60s to present day
Country and Western Music
- Vintage to present day
Scottish & Irish Music
- Available depending on scheduling
Westview has recently acquired a new state of the art digital sampled instrument. It has all the sounds of a majestic pipe organ, plus all the contemporary sounds of a full orchestra. They range from Grand Piano, Orchestral Strings, Flutes, Trumpets, Vibraphone, plus Guitar, Electric Piano, and many more. Many comment on the magnificent sound of the instrument and the music.