Welcome to the Chancel Choir

Welcome Lindsay Nuesca, our recently contracted alto section leader! Lindsay recently relocated from Tampa Bay, and has been heard in Baltimore singing as a guest with Goucher College, with Bach in Baltimore, and is now here with us at Towson Presbyterian Church.

In Tampa Bay she enjoyed working with several area companies. She was seen in outreach performances for Saint Petersburg Opera and was a finalist with their Opera Idol competition. She has been seen in the role of Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, both Second Lady and Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, the title role of Gustav Holst’s Savitri, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and as alto soloist for the Gainesville Civic Chorus’s Messiah. Other roles include Queen Jezebel in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, alto soloist for Clausen’s A New Creation, La Maestra delle Novizie in Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini, and Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein.

Lindsay has a Master of Music degree in vocal performance and music history and literature from the University of Florida. Her focus topic was the romansi, or art songs, of the major Russian composers of the late nineteenth-century.

Lindsay and her husband, Jonathan, live in Baltimore with their three little boys, Isaac,

Jonah, and Asher.


Lindsay’s isn’t the only new voice we’ve been blessed by in the chancel choir. Here is a brief story from Dave, not only a recent member of our choir, but of our church!

My name is Dave Morris.  My wife, Karen, our 17-year old son, Austin, and I began attending TPC in August. On our first Sunday at TPC, we were impressed by the myriad opportunities described in the bulletin for service, fellowship, and learning. We have enjoyed following a few of those

suggestions. Austin participated with the youth in the November 10th service. Karen joined Circle 13 and recently attended the 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge small group.  I sing in the chancel choir.  All three of us help serve a Sunday meal to the food insecure every two months.

A few more words about my experience in the chancel choir. I have been taken by the group’s warmth toward the newest batch of members, myself most definitely included. I am impressed by the quality of the music we sing, by the way music supports many elements of worship, and especially by the can-do attitude of the group when we rehearse a more difficult piece. The choir easily trusts Stephen to lead us to our best possible performances.  A member with professional choral experience remarked recently that Stephen’s rehearsals are the best she has experienced anywhere.  TPC is truly fortunate to have the choir it has, and I am

blessed to be a part of it.