Theodore Thorpe, III has been named Artistic Director for the Men and Women of the Gospel Choir of the Washington Performing Arts. Thorpe is an associate musician and director at the Alfred Street Baptist Church
Thorpe has served as artistic director and music director for the casts of several musical productions including “Rent”, “Crazy for You,” “The Wiz,” “A Chorus Line” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Thorpe is in his eighth season as choral director at T.C. Williams High School in VA. Last year, the choir sang at the opening ceremony for Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture. An article in the Alexandria Times profiled Thorpe and his love for music and teaching.
The gifted maestro will now be at the helm of artistic direction for one of the most preeminent music organizations in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Washington Performing Arts is one of the leading presenters in the nation. The organization covers the complete spectrum of the arts. Their performances include classical music, jazz, gospel, contemporary dance, international music and art forms, always presented with musical excellence.
Thorpe’s musical genius has long been appreciated by many artists. According to Stellar Award winner Phillip Carter, “Theodore is an anointed and talented musician who wears many hats in the DMV already. I have absolute confidence that Theodore will take the WPAS choir to new heights.”
Most music aficionados would agree that the Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choir of the Washington Performing Arts Society will certainly extend and enhance their greatness under Theodore Thorpe, III’s leadership.