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Patty Thel Featured in Town Topics

We are proud of our wonderful Artistic Director, Patty Thel, whose career and love of music were featured in this week's edition of Town Topics!


Choral Director Patty Thel: “It’s About the Human Spirit”

By Donald Gilpin

January 15, 2020


Patty Thel’s roots in choral music go back to her childhood in the Southern Baptist church.

The Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choir program director and founder and Trenton Children’s Chorus director grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where her parents took her to church three times a week, and at home the whole family improvised at the piano and organ. “Mostly hymns — that’s where their heart was,” she said...


...Thel talked about where the future might lead her. She mentioned her interest in working with children with disabilities and noted, “My biggest goal in life is putting people together. If there’s some way I can make that happen, I will. In particular for those students whose heads are buried in their cell phones and iPads, if they can stand together and sing, it’s a good day.”


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