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James K. Wilson named organist/choirmaster at Christ Church Reading

James Wilson After twelve years of very fruitful ministry as the Choir Director/Assistant Organist, working side by side with Organist Bruce Bengtson, James K. Wilson has accepted the rector’s call for him to serve as the Organist/Choirmaster of the Christ Church music ministry in Reading.

Jim earned a Master of Music with Distinction in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J. From West Chester University, Jim earned Master of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees in Music Education. Prior to coming to Christ Church as Choir Director/Assistant Organist in 1999, Jim served as Organist at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Berwyn, Pa from 1987-1994. From 1992-2003, Jim was a director of Berks Classical Children’s Chorus.

Since 1981, Jim has maintained his full-time career position as the Vocal/Choral Music Teacher at Schuylkill Elementary School in Phoenixville, PA. Juggling both positions was an important consideration in discussions conducted by Jim and the rector, along with Bruce Bengtson. All three ministers felt the situation was a good fit and that the congregation of Christ Church would be very supportive of the talented music minister they have appreciated, loved, and respected over the past years.

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