Music

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. 


The Musician

Ross McDonald has been the staff musician since the Westview Funeral Chapel opened in 1997 and will continue to provide the same outstanding music here at Northview Funeral Chapel. 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. 

The Music

Today people choose what is meaningful to them to celebrate and honor the life of their loved one. Often families will ask for the same music that was played for a loved one many years ago, as it brought much comfort then and will again now. 

Listed below are some suggestions:

TRADITIONAL CHURCH MUSIC
  • Favourite Hymns:
  • Church Classics, Traditional Hymns
  • Gospel Music, Bill Gaither, etc.
  • Contemporary Christian Music
LIGHT CLASSICAL VINTAGE MUSIC
  • Favourite Piano Classics
  • Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy
  • Orchestral Classics
  • Light Opera Classic
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
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
  • The best of - from the 60s to present day
COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC
  • Vintage to present day
SCOTTISH & IRISH MUSIC

SOLOISTS
  • Available depending on scheduling


The Instrument

Northview has a beautiful sounding state of the art digital instrument. It has all the sounds of a full orchestra, piano, pipe organ, voice and more. Many comment on the magnificent sound and musical variation of the instrument.