The Takoma Park Presbyterian Church Choir is a group of people joyously worshiping God and Jesus Christ in song. Under the direction of Dr. James Bingham, the choir rehearses every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; and has an additional short rehearsal at 10:30 on Sunday morning in the Sanctuary, in preparation for worship at 11 a.m.
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The TPPC choir will perform Wonderour Cross by Alan Bullard during worship on March 18. The opus is a musical meditation on the traditional seven last words of Christ. This is a substantial work that is framed within the movement of a worship service.
To access remarks by the composer Alan Bullard on this cantata, access this website.
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church has a very talented music director, Dr. James Bingham. He directs the choir and provides organ and piano music during worship services.
Dr. Bingham has a long and distinguished career in teaching choral music at the college level. He currently serves as the chairman of the music department at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, and directs several student choirs there. He also directs the choir at Spencerville Seventh Day Adventists Church. Throughout his career, Dr. Bingham has led choirs at a number of churches of various sizes and denominations.
Dr. Bingham notes with some amusement that, although Columbia Union College lies at the other end of Maple Avenue, he never knew TPPC existed before he saw our job announcement. "That made me very curious," he reports. The TPPC position also seemed like the opportunity he had been looking for "to reach out to the larger community and contribute some of my skills."
The choir enjoys working with Dr. Bingham immensely. Choir members agree that Dr. Bingham's enthusiasm for music and people is infectious.
The choir hopes that its membership will continue to grow under Dr. Bingham's leadership, and encourages other members of the congregation and the community to try it out.
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