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Music Ministry

At Towson Presbyterian Church, corporate worship is the central act of our faith community. Music is one of the prominent ways that faith has been expressed and shared across the centuries.

From the singing of a hymn, to choirs accompanied by a pipe organ, to instrumentalists of all types, tunes and melodies lift the spirit and give expression when words often fall short. Towson’s dynamic Music Ministry seeks to support the proclamation of the Word from week to week. Please consider joining one or more of our singing or ringing groups. There is a place for you.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is the prominent leading body of congregational song in our church. We rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9 p.m. and sing each Sunday morning for worship, except for when we break for approximately 12 weeks during the summer months. In addition to the literature sung on Sunday mornings, the Chancel Choir prepares major choral works and other programs that are sung either in worship or at other times in the life of the church. Music for worship is intentionally diverse, offering the widest inclusivity of western classical traditions as well as a healthy representation of cross-cultural practices, gospel, and spirituals.

Third Thursday Choir

The Third Thursday Choir is a choral experience for anyone and everyone. Those who would like to participate may join the Chancel Choir to prepare an easy anthem to sing for worship the following Sunday. Rehearsals are on the Third Thursday of each month, and we begin with fellowship at 7 o’clock followed by a brief rehearsal from 7:30 – 8. No experience is necessary, and it is open to all ages.

Summer Choir

Similar in make-up to Third Thursday Choir, the Summer Choir meets on select Sundays through the summer months to prepare an easy anthem for worship. We gather at 8:45 in the choir room to prepare for worship at 9:30.

Chancel Handbells

The Chancel Handbells meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30. Dedicated ringers of all ages make up this ensemble. They support our Music Ministry in worship throughout the year playing voluntaries and hymn arrangements. They ring five octaves of handbells and three octaves of choirchimes.