ChoralNet - Daily New postings in DailyInternational Symposium on Singing and Song: Early Bird Registration now open Corey Ticknor, %04 %b %2015 %22:%Jul:%th 22JulGMT+0000 under the auspices of the Singing Network at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, the Symposium on Singing and Song will take place October 1-4, 2015. Early bird registrations are now open online until July 30th.
The Symposium on Singing and Song will bring together scholars, performers and pedagogues, representing diverse disciplines, to share international perspectives, research, and practices associated with singing and song. The Symposium aims to gather international expertise; provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, performance, and the dissemination of research; and generate further knowledge relating to singing in all its manifestations. Presentations will address multi-faceted contexts of singing and song such as artistic, physiological, cultural, sociological, historical, pedagogical, compositional, psychological, medical… and beyond! Symposium programming will include keynote and delegate presentations, performances, social gatherings, and opportunities for stimulating dialogue and networking.
Keynote presenters include:
  • Dr. Julia Davids, Director of Choral Activities at North Park University, Chicago, and the Artistic director of the Canadian Chamber Choir.
  • Renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.
  • Artistic director of Carmina Slovenica and Choregie – New Music Theatre, Karmina Šilec.
  • Karen Brunssen, mezzo soprano, Co-Chair of Music Performance, Associate Professor, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago.
  • Dr. Patrick K. Freer, Associate professor of Choral Music Education at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Sing Duruflé with the New Haven Summer Chorus! Mark Bailey, %04 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%th 16JulGMT+0000

Come sing the Duruflé Requiem with The New Haven Summer Chorus, led by Kevin Sherwin!

We're so excited to announce the 2015 New Haven Summer Chorus, featuring Duruflé's remarkably beautiful Requiem. It's going to be a really great time, and an amazing way to spend part of your summer. Hope many of you can participate! And please spread the word!

Our first rehearsal is on Monday, July 13th, from 7-9:30pm. Subsequent rehearsals take place Monday and Wednesday evenings until the concert on Aug. 12th. The rehearsal location is conveniently located on the Yale University campus. Participation is free and no audition is required.

Email if you're interested or have any questions.

Mark Bailey, Artistic Director of the American Baroque Orchestra, will serve as Artistic Advisor and will guest conduct a piece TBA. And plans for a collaboration with the Academy Sinfonietta!!

Paid bass section leader Susan Winckler, %04 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000

Mountainside Master Chorale is seeking a bass section leader.  Solo opportunites. Piano skills preferable.  The Chorale is a 70-voice semi-professional choir based in the Pomona/Claremont area of California.  The rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7:30 - 10:00 pm, September - June. Salary is competitive.  Starting date is September 14, 2015.  Send cover letter and resume to Susan Winckler:  Refer to the Chorale’s Web site for further information about the Chorale:

What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 5, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %04 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%th 13JulGMT+0000
Great Sacred Music airs every Sunday morning from 8 until 11 a.m. eastern on
The Classical Station. Much of the music on this week's playlist can also be found
on Spotify at this link: Great Sacred Music - July 5, 2015 Also on Sunday evenings
you can hear more choral music both sacred and secular on Wavelengths and Peaceful
Reflections beginning at 9 p.m. eastern.
William Billings: I am the Rose of Sharon
Quire Cleveland, Ross W. Duffin
Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque (Light and Gold)
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
William Grant Still: Reverie
Philip Brunnelle, organ
1981 Holtkamp organ in Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
William Billings (1746-1800) was the first early American composer of hymns.
California native Eric Whitacre has captured the hearts and imagination of young
singers worldwide with his music. Reverie by William Grant Still (1895–1978) is one
of over 150 compositions Still wrote.
Daniel E. Gawthrop: Show Me Thy Ways
Utah State University Chamber Singers, Cory Evans
Traditional, arr. Leroy Robertson: Come, Come, Ye Saints
Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Utah Symphony Orchestra, Julius Rudel
Kiri te Kanawa, soprano
American composer Daniel E. Gawthrop (1949-) has composed mainly
choral and organ works. Come, Come, Ye Saints is one of the best-known
Mormon hymns. It dates from 1846.
Edwin Fissinger: Lux aeterna
Woodley Ensemble, Robert Lehman
Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, Grant Llewellyn
Traditional Shaker hymn, arr. by Wilbur Held: Simple Gifts
John Balka, organ
Ruffati organ in St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
Dr. Edward Fissinger (1920-1990) was a charter member of the
American Choral Directors Association. Morten Laurdisen (1943-) has
been professor of composition at the University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music since 1967. John Balka was organist at St.
Mary's Cathedral from 1983 to 1992.
Bruce Neswick: I Will Set His Dominion in the Sea
Choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC, Samuel Carabetta
J. Dan Kiser, organ
William Steffe, music; Julia Ward Howe,words; arr. Peter Wilhousky: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; May Festival Chorus, Erich Kunzel
Peter Wilhousky (1902-1978) was Director of music in New York City schools
and conductor of the New York All-City High School Chorus. Bruce Neswick wrote
his anthem I will set his dominion in the sea for the centenary celebrations of the
Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, New York.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 88, Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto;
Marcel Beekman, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
The German translates roughly as "Behold, I will many fishers send out". This
cantata was first performed on July 21, 1726.
Elinor Remick Warren: The Harp Weaver
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Cracow, Bruce Ferden
Thomas Hampson, baritone
The Harp Weaver is a ballad by Edna Vincent St. Millay about a poor mother
who dies weaving cloth for her child. 
Samuel Barber: Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra, Op. 36
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar
David Schrader, organ
Casavant Freres organ in Chicago's Orchestra Hall
Barber wrote the Toccata for the opening of the new organ at the Academy of Music
in Philadelphia in 1960. Dr. Paul Callaway was the organ soloist in a performance
featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
Horatio Parker: Hora Novissima
Abendmusik Chorus; Nebraska Wesleyan Choir; 
Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, John Levick
Anna Soranno, soprano; Julie Simson, mezzo-soprano;
Kent Hall, tenor; Duane Andersen, bass-baritone
Horatio Parker (1863–1919) used the opening text of De contemptu mundi by
Bernard of Cluny for his oratorio Hora Novissima. The work was finished in 
1893 and is scored for large chorus, soloists and orchestra. Parker was taught
by George Whitefield Chadwick and himself taught Charles Ives and Roger Sessions.
06-10 APRIL 2016
International Choir Days in Antalya – Competition & Festival
 Antalya International Choir Festival is organized by the cooperation of Smarts Organisation  and Antalya Main Municipality. All the activities in the festival will be organised at -the most famous and grandest cultural center and concert area- Antalya Culture Center which is in the city center of Antalya.
1. General Provisions 
  • Open for non-professional choirs of all types and categories (including folk choirs), though the conductor must be professional.
  • Beside the festival program “the competition” program will be held as well.
  • The participant choirs can choose both the festival ( non-competative) and the competition together or only the festival or only the competition seperately.
  • There is no limit on the number of members of a choir.
  • In order to apply a completed application form must be sent, including:
            - The C.V.
            - A photograph of the choir and the conductor
            - A recent audio recording.
  • The requested materials can be sent by post or by email:
    Guclu DOGAN - Administrative Director
    Adress : Şirinyalı mah. 1534. Sok 31/3 Antalya / Turkey
    E-mail  : 
    Tel       : +90 242 316 46 60 
    GSM    : +90 506 544 61 75 
For more deatiled information please visit
Music for a Summer Evening Barbara Repp, %04 %b %2015 %01:%Jul:%th 1JulGMT+0000 First United Methodist Church, 111 Ryerson Avenue, Newton at 7 p.m.  There will be a free-will offering.  The church is handicapped-accessible and has ample parking.
"Moderato and Allegro for Two Flutes" by Guilio Briccialdi will be played by Michaela Ambuter and her teacher, Melinda McCoy-Miller.  Michaela will also play "Andante ma non troppo" from "Concerto in D Major" by Mozart accompanied by her mother, Cherwyn Ambuter,  playing the church's Steinway grand piano.  Miss Ambuter recently graduated from high school and will be attending a college of art and design in September.
Flutist Kathrin Schumacher will perform "Vivace" from "Sonata in F Major" by George Telemann accompanied by pianist Deborah O'Brien.  Kathrin will be entering seventh grade.
Fifth grader Norene Williams will sing "A Child's Credo".  Phillip Lid who is retired from the Metropolitan Opera Chorus will present "Lord of the Years" by Ernest Charles.
Harry Schutte, a high school senior, will play "Voluntary" on the three-manual Peragallo pipe organ.  He will also present "Communion" by Lemmens and "Toccata" by Charles Demorest.  Harry is a student of Henry Repp who will accompany Norman Schutte as he plays his cello.  Norman will play "Etude" and "Andantino" by Suzuki, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach, and  "Long, Long Ago" by Bayly.  He recently graduated from eighth grade.
The organ/piano duet "Grand Aria" by Clifford Demarest will be played by Henry Repp, organist at Newton Methodist Church, and Deborah O'Brien, organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newton.
Virtuoso organist Henry Repp promises to dazzle the audience with one or two of his outstanding renditions.
All are welcome to join with us as we listen to the delights of Music for a Summer Evening.
NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY 2015-16 AUDITIONS Grace Lee, %04 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000
Auditions for the New York Choral Society's 2015-16 season will be held August 26, 27 & 31 and September 2 & 3, 2015 (6-9pm in midtown Manhattan). 
The 175-voice New York Choral Society, led by Music Director David Hayes, has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious venues around the world for over 50 years. We are looking for experienced choral singers in all voice parts with good reading ability, musical skills and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged!  
Our 2015-16 season includes “Christmas Around New York” at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on December 20 (additional performances on Staten Island and in the Bronx); Arvo Pӓrt’s Te Deum and Beethoven's Mass in C at Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 5; and Handel’s Israel in Egypt at Carnegie Hall on May 10.  Also guest performances at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, on November 1 and with tenor Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden on December 9.
If you are interested in joining our unique family of singers for an exceptional musical journey, please email or call 212-247-3878 to schedule an audition. For more information, please visit us at ]]>
Summer Sing: Mendelssohn's Elijah Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, %04 %b %2015 %00:%Jul:%th 0JulGMT+0000 Park Chorale will host its annual Summer Sing, with orchestra  on August 10th at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church 4369 S. Buffalo St. Orchard Park NY at 7 pm. Soloists are Holly Bewlay, Karen E. Saxon, Jeff Thompson with Nicholas Kilkenny in the title role. All are welcome to come to sing, play or listen. Admission is $5 at the door. The performance will be conducted by artistic director Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, the organist is Joanne Hollenbeck. A recception will follow.  ]]>BC Choral Federation - Choral Directorship Course 2015 Brigid Coult, %03 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000
Attention: all teachers working with treble voices – particularly elementary teachers
Do you know about this summer’s course run by the BC Choral Federation?
Choral Directorship Course 2015 - Teaching Children To Sing
This will be the fourteenth year that BCCF has run the summer course for choral conductors, and we are excited to present this year’s faculty, Fiona Blackburn, Sandra Meister & Sarona Mynhardt, for a course focusing on the needs of teachers and choir directors working with unchanged voices. All three clinicians have experience and ideas that will really get participants fired up. We hope that the week will help teachers who have had minimal choral training, or who may be primarily instrumentalists, or who just need a choral refresher course.  There will undoubtedly be discussion around dealing with changing voices, since that change seems to happen earlier and earlier, but the music package will focus on treble-voice repertoire.
More information about the CDC can be found on the BCCF website –  Regular registration is available through July 15;  following that date there is a late registration fee.
Thanks to a generous donor, BC teachers may apply for financial assistance to make accommodation and travel possible
For more information, contact
Director of Music Ministries/Organist Donnasue Thompson, %03 %b %2015 %18:%Jul:%rd 18JulGMT+0000
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Shillington, PA, seeks a talented and energetic full-time Director of Music Ministries/Organist to lead a broad, vibrant and innovative music/arts ministry that includes two Sunday morning services with four vocal choirs and two hand bell ensembles.  A classically trained organist/vocalist with competence in traditional Lutheran liturgy as well as contemporary/blended worship is desired.  The sanctuary has a piano and fifteen year old Allen Organ console that accesses 32 ranks of Möller pipes, plus has 23 digital stops and antiphonal balcony speakers.  There are 100 digital voices playable in the front and rear divisions.   Starting salary for a minimum BA or its equivalent is $35,000–40,000 per year for a 35-hour work week and is commensurate with education and years of experience.  Medical insurance, pension and other benefits offered according to ELCA standards for full time employees.  The position also includes three weeks of vacation, and one week for continuing education.  Please contact our search committee at to apply and/or seek further information by July 17.
 Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, and administer the entire music program, providing spiritual servant leadership as the principal congregational musician.
  • Select and provide a variety of organ and/or piano music, hymn and service music accompaniment for all worship services, including 2 regularly scheduled Sunday morning services and special services that occur during Lent, Advent, etc.
  • Participate in the planning of worship and other music activities in the congregation.
  • Schedule, administer, and rehearse the musical ensembles participating in worship.  Grace Lutheran Church’s musical ensembles include, but are not limited to: Senior Choir (adult), Chapel Choir (MS/HS), Junior Choir (elementary Gr. 2-6), Cherub Choir (pre-school – 1st gr.), Adult Bell Choir (Peals of Grace), and Junior Bell Choir (Bells of Glory).  Weekly rehearsals are required during the regular music season.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and participate in meetings of the Worship & Music Committee, the Music & Arts Committee, and/or other congregational committees for short and long-term planning.
  • Determine and submit the annual budget requirements for the music program and administer the expenditures of the approved music budget.
  • Maintain the music library and supervise the maintenance of all music instruments (organ, pianos, electric keyboard, hand bells, etc.).
  • Purchase all music and music supplies, limiting expenditures to the amount provided in the church budget.
  • Participate with the Church Pastor, staff, and other leaders in facilitating congregational goals, assuming responsibility for tasks as mutually agreed upon with said personnel.
  • Maintain professional competency by practicing, performing, attending continuing education opportunities, teaching workshops or seminars, and reading professional journals and materials.
  • Provide music for all weddings and funerals requiring music held at the Church, or in connection with the Church, as requested, and consult with wedding couples and families as requested.  The service of another musician may be used with the permission of the Director of Music Ministries.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Shillington, PA, a suburb of Reading.  Shillington is approximately one hour away from Philadelphia, Allentown, and Harrisburg. 
Administrative Manager: Mississauga Festival Youth Choir Tracy Wong, %03 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%rd 20JulGMT+0000
Founded in 1997, the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir is a non-auditioned community youth choir based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, led by a volunteer Board comprised primarily of parents of choristers.  The choir is known for its emphasis on multi-cultural programming, presenting songs from around the world in different languages and its inclusiveness. MFYC is comprised of four levels that rehearse once per week.  MFYC presents major concerts during the year and performs at various community events and outreach performances. The choir tours nationally and internationally on a periodic basis. MFYC staff consists of an Artistic Director, Assistant Conductor, Administrative Manager, Conducting Intern (Volunteer), Junior Conducting Intern (Volunteer), and Accompanist.  MFYC is a volunteer-driven organization whose work is carried out by individuals and committees.
POSITION SUMMARY: MFYC seeks a part-time Administrative Manager for our highly regarded choral organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors and the Artistic Director, the Administrative Manager will have primary responsibility for completion and the timely submission of an annual grant application to the City of Mississauga, ON; will act as chief archivist and have responsibility for the maintenance and updating of key databases; and will coordinate volunteer parents and friends and assist several board members and chairpersons in areas including fundraising, marketing and publicity, mailings, event (concert and appearances) planning and arrangements, oversee procurement and maintenance of choirs needs.
The MFYC Board of Directors is a working board; therefore, the Administrative Manager will not be expected to take full responsibility for marketing, publicity, concert production and fundraising, but will assist the respective board members and committee chairs in these areas.
The Administrative Manager is expected to be available 10 hours per week, including choir dress rehearsals and performances, our annual one day retreat,  attendance at monthly board meetings, usually on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, and some or all Wednesday night rehearsals, during which time recurring tasks might be completed, attend professional meetings and workshops presented by the City of Mississauga Arts & Culture Department, as well as other arts-related meeting and workshops, which mostly take place during regular business hours and occasionally on weekends. 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION: Ensure that the accounts payable and receivable up to date; make biweekly bank deposits and keep up-to-date records,  maintain and update membership and mailing list databases; serve as liaison to the board; answer general inquiries and correspondence; make regular trips to the organization’s mail box located in south Central Mississauga; oversee the calendar and assist the Board President with communications to ensure the smooth running of all calendar events and deadlines.. This is a home based position that requires use of computer.
CHOIR MANAGEMENT: Develop and maintain an archive of historical materials, and oversee music library. Oversee preparation of musical scores for rehearsals and events. To prepare order for uniforms, procure them and oversee distribution. Order supplies, music, uniforms, equipment etc. Arrange rental of music and/or equipment.  Assist in planning local, national and international tours. Able to travel as required and be Tour Coordinator.
 VOLUNTEER COORDINATION: Coordinate volunteers with board members for specific tasks and functions on an on-going basis.  Maintain project and event management files.
TICKETING: Oversee ticketing processes with the Treasurer and maintain the volunteer box office team, track, deposit and submit report of all sales and income for each performance and event.
FUNDRAISING: The Administrative Manager will be responsible for writing, completing and  compiling grant information and submit our annual City grant application in a timely fashion. Ideally our Administrative Manager would also seek other granting opportunities and complete those applications. Oversee fundraising activities such as but not limited to the sale of poinsettias in the Fall, chocolates as needed, Avon sales and other fundraising opportunities that arise.
MARKETING : The Administrative Manager will   assist the Publicity Chairperson in the implementation of the marketing strategy for the concert season (production and mailing where appropriate of brochures, postcards, e-blasts, social media, etc). 
MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT: Actively seek ways to promote organization and increase membership, organize and attend registration sessions and vocal assessments.
CONCERT & EVENT PRODUCTION: As needed, assist the Event Coordinator with contacting venues, negotiating contracts, coordinating rehearsal times and spaces; liaise with musicians and contractors as required by the Music Director or Treasurer. Coordinate volunteers for the concerts and event. Work with volunteer leaders and stage manager on the day of concerts  with special attention to multi-level venues.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:  The Administrative Manager reports to the Board and works closely with the Artistic Director, President and the Treasurer.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with arts administration and a successful track record with grant writing and/or fundraising. An undergraduate degree is preferred. The candidate should be self-starting, personable, professional, articulate, excellent customer service skills and willing to work with an active, involved Board. Proficient social media and graphics design skills, as well as the ability to seek out and apply for additional grant funding opportunities are bonuses we would value highly.
GROWTH OPPORTUNITY: This position may be expanded as the choir continues to increase in numbers.
COMPENSATION: $7200 per annum for 48 weeks. 
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter and Resume to: .
No phone calls, please.
We will only contact candidates who will be interviewed.
An updated Police and Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
Candidates must be able to travel with the choir when MFYC tours. Expenses for the tour will be covered.
Quintessence 3rd Annual Summer Choral Festival Denise Crouse, %01 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000 the direction of Quintessence's artistic director Matthew Greer, 110 singers accompanied by a professional orchestra will perform a refreshing program of Americana, including Randall Thompson’s Frostiana and Alice Parker’s Melodious Accord.

Admission to the festival performance is free. A free-will donation is gladly accepted.

The performance will be held at
St. John's United Methodist Church
2626 Arizona St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-672-TUNE (8863)

Looking for choral scores for Susa's "Carols and Lullabies" Peggy Haas Howell, %03 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Conrad Susa
Starting: August, 2015
For: August through December 2015
Copies: 75
Willing to rent: No
We also need the instrumental scores.  Peggy Howell, Lynchburg, Virginia
Paid Tenor Section Leader Steve Ketterer, %03 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%rd 15JulGMT+0000 Luke's Episcopal Church (Van Ness & Clay, San Francisco) is looking for a year-round tenor section leader. You will be joining three other full-time section leaders of remarkable talent, as well as the dedicated and very musical volunteers who make up this 15-person choir.  St. Luke's performs a very high quality music program that will appeal to someone who enjoys singing not only the Anglican standards, but also new music.  The choir sings two anthems each Sunday, and the section leaders sing solos or small group pieces for the second of these each week.
The St. Luke's congregation is hard to surpass in its appreciation of fine music.  They are also the friendliest and most wecoming group of people you will find.  The sanctuary has a virtually perfect acoustic which makes singing there a true pleasure, and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ is world class.  All of this is to say, if you are looking for a great music program to be a part of, with a fantastic group of people each week, you should definitely consider joining our choir.
The choir rehearses Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30, then meets for rehearsal on Sunday at 9am before the 10am service, which concludes at 11:15.
Compensation for this position is highly competitive.
Please contact Steve Ketterer at, or 415-844-0114 for more details.
Choral Director at Award-Winning Fine Arts School Timothy Powell, %03 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%rd 14JulGMT+0000 DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL in Augusta, GA invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the award-winning Davidson Chorale, effective August 2015. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional teaching experience in choral education, with a proven track record of success, and will be expected to be active in ACDA and NAfME/GMEA. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to maintaining the Davidson Chorale's distinguished record of peer-reviewed success through ACDA and GMEA conference performances, All-State and All-District choir auditions, and domestic and international tours. Davidson is an auditioned public fine arts magnet school, annually ranking among the top 100 high schools in the country for both their fine arts and academic success. Duties will include annual tour planning, including a contractually-obligated world-premiere concert tour to Dublin, Ireland in spring of 2016. The successful candidate will direct a 6th-12th grade choral program supported by an active 501(c)3 booster organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate thorough knowledge of pedagogue, including sight-singing, choral literature, conducting, and keyboard skills, and be willing and able to work collaboratively within a world-class fine arts faculty. 

To apply, please email a letter of interest which speaks to the job requirements and the candidate's certificate status to Dr. Renee Kelly, principal at Put "Choral Director" in the subject line. Please include a curriculum vitae with three reference contacts. Links to concert videos are also welcome. Review of applications with begin immediately with initial screening interviews to be conducted by Skype. Finalists will be asked to conduct an on-site rehearsal with the Davidson Chorale during the week of July 13-17, 2015 and to submit additional application materials to the Richmond County Board of Education. ]]>
The Dan Meyer Choir Dan Meyer, %03 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000
Sing with The Dan Meyer Choir, the most original choir in Baltimore!

We will be hosting an
Open Rehearsal for the 2015-2016 season on Sunday, September 13, 2015, 4-6pm
This is an opportunity for you to check us out and see if this is something you'd like to participate in.

We rehearse Sunday evenings the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Send an email to for questions and more information. You can also learn more at or at our facebook group page.
Bass/low bass early music ensemble member Martins Aldins, %03 %b %2015 %11:%Jul:%rd 11JulGMT+0000 bass/low bass for A Joyful Noyse, a vocal/instrumental ensemble in residence at Hancock Church, Lexington MA.  One on a part and solo work.  Upcoming season features music of Buxtehude.  Two to three Sunday rehearsals (12:30 - 2:30pm) per concert.  No public transportation.  Honorarium.  Contact ]]>INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL BARCELONA 2016 Helmut Engel, %03 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000
The festival will take place at the beautiful Concert Hall of the PETIT PALAU (Palau de la Musica)
on Friday evening, the 22nd of April 2016 .
We offer complete arrangements with choice between hotel or youth hostel.
It is a festival, no contest.
Nevertheless there will be awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer.
Extra concert at the Concert stage of Poble Espanyol and/or Cathedral of Barcelona possible.
End of registration is the 1st of December 2015.

Music Events Unlimited
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INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL BERLIN 2016 Helmut Engel, %03 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%rd 13JulGMT+0000
The festival will take place at the beautiful Concert Hall of the UNIVERSITÄT der KÜNSTE BERLIN on Saturday, the 16th of April 2016 .
We offer complete arrangements with choice between hotel or youth hostel.
It is a festival, no contest.
Nevertheless there will be awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer.
Extra concert at the Music Stage Britzer Garten (Open Air / Covered stag) and/or at the Matthias Church possible.
End of registration is the 1st of December 2015.

Music Events Unlimited
T 0049-151-70531420
Artistic Director/Conductor, Colorado Repertory Singers Tim Flora, %03 %b %2015 %04:%Jul:%rd 4JulGMT+0000
The Colorado Repertory Singers - Broomfield, Colorado
The Colorado Repertory Singers, a 50-voice community choir, seeks an artistic director/conductor starting in September for the beginning of our 2015-2016 season. The CRS vision is to present excellent and diverse concerts featuring a lively repertoire of choral works ­past and present. We are an auditioned, mixed-voice community choir founded in 2002, and now preparing to start our 15th season. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Additional rehearsals and short performances may be required to support various community events and partnerships. Traditionally, this ensemble performs three concerts per season
We are looking for a person with a passion for choral music, to bring new talents and ideas to advance CRS as a prominent chorale in Colorado. . Position duties include: conducting rehearsals and concerts, concert artistic design (including music selection), auditioning and selecting new choir members, and as a member of the CRS Board of Directors. A bachelor’s degree in the field of music, and at least five years conducting experience is required. Advanced degrees in music may substitute for experience. Additional experience conducting orchestras and/or orchestra ensembles, and basic piano skills are desired.  
Information concerning position salary, job qualifications, position duties, CRS goals, and operations can be obtained by contacting Tim Flora, Chairperson of the CRS Artistic Director search committee, at (720) 415-0184, or by email at Resumes can be submitted to the same email address. Attachments, including recordings or other applicable exhibits that display past experience are encouraged.
Colorado Repertory Singers is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information about CRS can also be found at our website:
Do you love to sing a cappella?! Patricia Smith, %02 %b %2015 %20:%Jul:%nd 20JulGMT+0000
Acappellago is seeking additional singers for its upcoming 2015-2016 season. We are an adult, mixed, volunteer chamber choir singing a wide variety of music ranging from classical, contemporary, including 3 new pieces being written for our December 2015 concerts, jazz, gospel & pop. Concerts are scheduled for December 5 & 6, 2015 & March 13 & 14, 2016 in the western suburbs of Chicago. Additional appearances will be announced. Rehearsals begin Sunday evening, September 13th, 6-8:30 pm in Villa Park, IL.
All voice parts are encouraged to audition. Auditions, by appointment only, may be scheduled for mid afternoon, Sunday, August 23rd. For more information or to arrange an audition, e-mail to:
tenor section leader in San Francisco Matthew Walsh, %02 %b %2015 %19:%Jul:%nd 19JulGMT+0000 St. Monica Choir, an accomplished liturgical chamber choir in San Francisco, is auditioning tenor section leaders. The successful candidate will be a singer with excellent choral chops, good reading skills and the ability to work well in an intimate choral setting. St. Monica Church is a beautiful, unknown gem of a church in the Richmond District of SF. We have a distintive schedule wherein we sing on every other Sunday, so St. Monica singers have some weekends off! The liturgy is hospitable and supportive of fine choral music and there is a generous acoustic. Our repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to newly composed works, and includes a generous amount of Renaissance Polyphony. Interested singers may contact Music Director Matthew Walsh through this ad or by phone at 510-292-9782. Auditions will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. ]]>Tenor Soloist and Section Leader - Wilmington, DE Neil Harmon, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000 UMC in downtown Wilmington is now accepting applications for a tenor soloist and section leader to sing with the acclaimed Grace Church Choir.  Thursday night rehearsal (7:30 - 9:30) and Sunday morning rehearsal & worship (9:30 - 11:30).  Must be able to blend with other singers, and must be reliable.  Competetive pay, frequent solo opportunities, and excellent acoustics.  Contact Dr. Neil Harmon at the church office, (302) 655-8847 ]]>Soprano Soloist and Section Leader - Wilmington, DE Neil Harmon, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000 UMC is now accepting applications for a soprano soloist and section leader to sing with the acclaimed Grace Church Choir. Thursday night rehearsals (7:30 - 9:30) and Sunday morning rehearsal & worship (9:30 - 11:30). Must be able to blend with other singers, and must be reliable. Competetive pay, frequent solo opportunities, and excellent acoustics. Contact Dr. Neil Harmon at the church office: 302-655-8847 ]]>Soprano soloist YoonGeong Lee, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%nd 17JulGMT+0000, my name is YoonGeong Lee, a Korean soprano who is planning on moving to Los Angeles area this month to continue my singing career. I am holding a Bachelors of Music degree from the Seoul National University (summa cum laude), and earned my Master's degree and DMA, both in Vocal Performance, from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). 
I have sung for over 10 years for choirs, both church choirs and professional choirs in Korea and in the US. 
I have pursued a professional career with special interest in Baroque and Contemporary music. I spent two years at the Tanglewood Music Center as a soprano fellow, where I received the Grace B. Jackson Prize for outstanding vocal fellow in 2012. This award is given annually to the outstanding vocal fellow. My performances there, most specifically my performance of Bach’s BWV 32, were reviewed favorably in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Phoenix. I continued my career by singing Bach cantatas in Cincinnati with the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble. Additionally, I made a premiere recording that was recently selected as a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. This recording recently received an Honorable Mention in the 21 and younger category in the International Alliance of Women in Music's (IAWM) Search for New Music Competition.
Various awards include winning the MONC San Francisco District in 2014, the Italo Tajo Memorial award at CCM, and a national semi-finalist for the Houston Grand Opera Competition and the Washington International Competition. This summer, I was in LA to participated in Songfest 2015 as a Professional Stern Fellow and I really enjoyed the life in LA, so I dedcided to move.
If you need CV, please contact me to
Also, please visit my website where should have more information.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you!
Need Vivaldi "Gloria" scores Larry Brandenburg, %02 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%nd 16JulGMT+0000 Vivaldi "Gloria" RV 589
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ricordi Edition; Malipeiro, editor
Starting: Sept 1,2015
For: Through Dec. 20,2015
Copies: 35
Willing to rent: No
These scores are for the Berea Classic Chorale, a relatively new community chorus which I conduct.  Because of very limited funds, we would prefer to borrow or rent for a modest fee.  We may need fewer than 35, but will not know that until mid-Sept.  We, of course, would pay for the shipping and any damage.
Accompanist: Volunteer with Honorarium Sue MacTavish, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%nd 15JulGMT+0000
Piano Accompanist --  Open Immediately
Staunton Choral Society - Staunton, VA

Staunton Choral Society, Providing the Shenandoah Valley with choral excellence for over 50 years! Featuring 40+ Volunteer Members that enjoy varied programs that are featured in two FREE concerts each year. The Accompanist, like the Members, is a Volunteer with Honorarium per concert season. (Christmas and Spring).
Primary Responsibilities:
    •   Accompany the chorus during weekly Monday night, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., rehearsals (plus additional times identified by special needs) and accompany the chorus during at least 2 concerts per year and other performances as identified such as Hymn Festival, Serenity at Trinity and Praise in the Park.
    •   Communicate and rehearse with director as needed
    •   Rehearse for/with and play for soloists and ensembles as needed
Skills & Qualifications:
    •   Choral accompanying experience
    •   Able to sight read and play accompaniments on piano, or electronic   keyboard in rehearsal and performance
    •   Able to play traditional and contemporary choral works, classical, semi-classical, and modern music, following the director or soloist.
    •   Able to play SATB parts (in open score if needed) for rehearsal, 1-4 at a time.

    •   Ability to play organ
    •   Ability to arrange and improvise accompaniments
    •   Ability to play solos as part of concerts as needed
    •   A cheerful, “people-person”
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in music desired but not required.
Position is available immediately for July 2015 rehearsals and performance and then starting regular Monday night concert season rehearsals in late August 2015 for the 2015 Christmas concert.

Please send resume or list of qualifications and notice of interest to:
McClosky Institute Vocal Technique Seminar Jay Lane, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%nd 15JulGMT+0000
An intensive program on vocal technique!  Rejuvenate your own voice, study the McClosky Technique, and learn new teaching methods.  Of particular interest to older singers and those who teach them.  
Lectures are designed to teach you how the body works when you sing.  Topics include:
- Vocal anatomy and physiology
- The life cycle of the voice
- Popular styles
- From Song to Speech (how your singing and speaking habits affect each other) 

The heart of the seminar is the small group sessions. You and a small number of other participants work on your own vocal technique with one or instructors. You will learn how to relax muscles of the head and neck that typically interfere with a free voice; you will learn to stand and breathe in a balanced, efficient way; and you will go home with tools for singing and speaking as efficiently and easily as possible.  Small group members usually bond with each other as they each work on their own particular vocal challenges and encourage each other. Those working to build their skills are frequently delighted with their progress, while professional singers enjoy continuing their education and broadening their repertoire of teaching techniques.

Typical remarks from participants:
"I am extremely encouraged that I can sing again!"
"Super personal attention!  Just what I wanted!! I can't wait to see how I progress."
"Fabulous material, accessible, very clear and well communicated throughout."

Tuition: $535

Location: Manchester, NH (Southern New Hampshire University)

For more information, visit

New Beginnings Ashley Conway, %02 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%nd 13JulGMT+0000 everyone! I have taken a middle school position in a new state and want to make the theme of our concert "New Beginnings."
What are your suggestions for good, middle school rep with that theme in mind? I am not sure how many students I will have, but as a reference, she had about 180 in chorus last year (and that's a low estimate - there may have been more). I don't know how many boys are in chorus, but I know there were some in there, so feel free to suggest any type of music you would use for middle schoolers.
Choir Director, First Presbyterian Church – Evanston, IL Elda McGinty, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%nd 15JulGMT+0000
Choir Director, First Presbyterian Church – Evanston, IL
1427 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
We are a vibrant community of faith in the Reformed tradition located in Evanston, IL with approximately 900 members and a strong history of musical excellence.  We are in search of a candidate to strengthen our community worship by serving as the Choir Director, which is a part time position.  Our choir consists of 25 -35 members, including four professional section leaders.  The choir sings weekly at the 9 AM worship service which is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles.  This service offers the opportunity to select a variety of choral anthems in style, culture and time period.  The choir also sings major choral works for special worship services during the seasons of Advent and Lent.  There may be other creative opportunities for the ministry of the choir. This position reports to the Director of Worship and Music (DWM), and must be able to work collaboratively with other staff members, including pastors, organist, Audio/Visual technician, worship band members and instrumentalists.
Specific job duties include:
  1. Direct the choir at the blended worship service during the choral season (Sept. after Labor Day – July).  Direct the choir at other special services as determined by the church calendar (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve).
  2. Consult with the DWM and the Worship Team in planning and coordinating the blended Sunday morning worship service and other special worship services as needed.  Regular planning meetings will be scheduled.
  3.  Select choral music based on the plan of Worship Service, in conjunction with the DWM.  Selections should represent the breadth of Christian anthems available in style, culture and time period.
  4. Recruit members to the Chancel Choir, which consists of 25 - 35 people including four (4) paid section leaders.
  5. Oversee the hiring and performance expectations of the four (4) paid section leaders.  Assure that appropriate substitutes are found when section leaders are unavailable to meet their calls.
  6. Rehearse the choir each Thursday evening (Sept. – May) and Sunday morning (Sept – July), coordinating music for rehearsals.  Each Thursday evening rehearsal will include the anthems and any special selections.  Sunday morning rehearsals include the praise songs.
  7. Assume responsibility for organization items as follows: a.Choir member database and current contact information; b.  Recording Section Leader calls and monthly payments;  c.  Choral music library and filing.
  8. Ascertain the technical abilities of the various choir members and introduce methods to improve those technical skills.
  9. Work with the DWM and other church department staff and members as necessary to accomplish the ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Evanston.
  10. Foster a rehearsal climate that helps to develop the choir spiritually.  In this regard, the choir should be viewed as a small group that, in addition to preparing choral music for worship services, engages in spiritual activities during rehearsals such as prayer, worship, study, and fellowship.
  11. Attend 1 x monthly Worship Council meetings on request.
 Educational and experience requirements include the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A mature relationship with Jesus Christ and evidence of strong spiritual leadership
  • Strong relational and communication skills
  • Ability to embrace a service of combined classical/traditional and contemporary music
  • Ability to rehearse and lead a chancel choir with a variety of choral abilities, from professional to amateur with limited choir experience
  • Experience in paid or volunteer work within a church setting is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suites and Finale is highly desirable
  • Experience directing a bell choir is a plus, but not required.  (Additional weekly hours will be added if this is added to the job description)
This position will average 12 hours per week from September-May, and six (6) hours per week during June-July.  No hours are required in August.
To apply, please include resume, references and, if available, a performance recording to: Elda McGinty
Director of Worship and Music:
To receive full consideration, an application must be received by July 20, 2015.
Bob Chilcott's Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs Glenn R. Gregg, %02 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%nd 14JulGMT+0000 or more copies of the books available. Excellent condition. Lightly used for a recent concert in which we programmed two of the ten titles.
$8 per copy
Dr. Glenn R. Gregg
Artistic Director
Kirkland Choral Society
For Immediate Release, June 23, 2015, New York, NY …. Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is pleased to announce that James M. Meaders has taken on the new role of Associate Artistic Director and Conductor for DCINY. A renowned conductor, presenter, festival adjudicator, and clinician, Dr. Meaders has appeared as a guest conductor with DCINY on three occasions, most recently on January 2014 at Carnegie Hall for Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest. His next appearance with DCINY will be in January 2016 when he will once again conduct the music of Dan Forrest at Carnegie Hall. Formerly Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Mississippi College, Dr. Meaders has conducted choirs on four international tours as well as in concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. His choirs have made multiple invitational appearances at ACDA Conventions, including Mississippi, Southern Division, and an appearance at the 2005 National Convention in Los Angeles.

Dr. Meaders will continue his key role with the DCINY Mentoring Program which in 2016 will focus on “Orchestral Conducting for the Choral Conductor,” with Concordia College’s René Clausen as the lead conductor/educator of the four-day event. This work will grow alongside Dr. Meaders’ ongoing relationships with guest conductors, composers and ensembles of note from around the globe as part of DCINY’s Program Development and Education team, which he joined in July 2014.
Edmundo Montoya is now Director of Production for DCINY, after having worked with the company as Production Manager for 3 years. Mr. Montoya has been production liaison for key highlights of the DCINY Concert Series including Total Vocal with Deke Sharon, annual performances featuring the music of Karl Jenkins, and most recently a Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall involving 400 singers. Montoya has worked in musical tour operations and concert productions for over six years and has managed concerts with several hundred participants in major venues a
cross the globe – from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, to halls in England and Rome. A native of Texas, Edmundo has also toured to several states as a classical trombonist.
Having led the Marketing and Promotions Department at DCINY for 4 years and overseeing numerous sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Andrea Macy now holds the title of Associate Director of Marketing, Box Office & Promotions. Andrea also spearheaded the marketing efforts for the 2013 Eric Whitacre Singers North American Debut Tour, selling out houses in Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City.

Distinguished Concerts International New York Founded by Iris Derke (general director) and Jonathan Griffith (artistic director and principal conductor) Distinguished Concerts International is driven by passion, innovative vision, a total belief in its artists, and unwavering commitment to bringing forth unforgettable audience experiences. DCINY is a creative producing entity with unmatched integrity that is a talent incubator, a star-maker, and a presenter of broadly accessible, world-class musical entertainment. For more information about upcoming DCINY musical events around the world, please visit:

Shira Gilbert
212.707.8566 x316
Don Macdonald choral compositions including new works from Schirmer and Cypress don macdonald, %02 %b %2015 %02:%Jul:%nd 2JulGMT+0000
Click on the link above to download a zip folder containing recordings of choral works composed by Don Macdonald including 6 pieces composed this year. From Cypress Publishing: Blues for a Green Boy and The Piano. From Schirmer: The Bridge Builder and Your Song. Self published: Fusion, When the Earth Stands Still and Pacem. Other compositions are all available from Cypress. Be patient for the download. The zip folder is a 51 meg file so it may take a few minutes to download.
Links to compositons at publishers:
Music Director- Fathe Dyer United Methodist Church, in downtown Breckenridge, CO Jeff Dixon, %01 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000
Father Dyer United Methodist Church

Music Director Position Description: Fall 2015

Father Dyer United Methodist Church is located in historic Breckenridge, Colorado, overlooking the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  Our congregation is diverse and growing as we are blessed with a community of many talents and treasures. Our mission is to serve others through meaningful worship, education and fellowship and to respond to community needs. Combining our mission and resources, we are blessed with many meaningful ministries. 
Job Summary
We are seeking a creative, spiritually grounded, liturgically sensitive and musically expansive musician to fill a part-time position. The Music Director is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, and facilitating music in worship services. Our mission is to find a Music Director to conduct our adult Chancel Choir. The candidate we seek would also have a passion for a variety of music genres and styles and an interest in blending styles in worship such as classical, folk, gospel, global music or jazz. The director will work collaboratively with the ministers, volunteers, and the Worship Committee to carry out these duties.
This is a part-time position of roughly 10 hours per week. The choir’s schedule consists of weekly gifts of music from mid-October through April, and June through mid-September.
For more information on compensation, church environment, and responsibilities, please contact our Pastor Claire McNulty Drewes at or our admin assistant Tracy Dollars at
Paid Bass position Steve Ketterer, %01 %b %2015 %21:%Jul:%st 21JulGMT+0000 Luke's Episcopal Church (at Van Ness and Clay) has four professional section leaders that sing each Sunday throughout the year.  This fall, we will be performing some music that will require augmenting our bass section. While this second bass position will likely not sing every Sunday through the fall, I expect we will be hiring for most Sundays.  To a degree, I will be able to plan music around Sundays the second bass can or cannot be present, so don't worry if you are not free every single weekend and Thursday night (rehearsals run 6:30 - 8:30pm on Thursdays).
Pay is competitive for similar positions in the area at $60 per call, or $120 per week for rehearsal and service.
Contact Steve Ketterer, director of music, for further information or to express interest in the position.  My email is and my telephone is 415-844-0114.
Professional Choir Auditions (Alto, Tenor, Bass) - Chicago Christopher Windle, %01 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000 Episcopal Church of the Atonement ( seeks to audition singers for alto, tenor, and bass positions in its 10-voice professional Schola. The Schola sings liturgical music spanning several centuries including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Viennese classical masses, Anglican cathedral music, and contemporary composers. The choir sings a polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary, Anglican chant, motets, anthems, and propers weekly. 

The Schola also serves as the core of the 16-voice Atonement Choir which sings for all major feast days and orchestral masses throughout the year.

The season begins October 1 and ends on Corpus Christi (mid-June).   The Schola rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. solemn mass. There are no weeknight rehearsals. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled occasionally throughout the year, but prior notice will be given.  Christmas Eve midnight mass and Holy week / Easter are required.

Excellent skill in sight reading and the desire to sing in a chamber ensemble are of utmost importance. Extensive choral experience is desirable. 

The church is located in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North side of Chicago and is easily accessible by train and bus.   Please contact the choirmaster, Charlie Sega, to arrange an audition. or (847) 345-2824 ]]>
Theater Latte Da - All Is Calm regional tour - Casting all male roles Dylan Wright, %01 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000 strong male actors who are also legit singers for:
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Regional tour and Minneapolis production
Director: Peter Rothstein
Music Director: Erick Lichte
1st Rehearsal: 11/2/15
1st tour stop: 11/19/15
Final tour stop: 12/13/15
Local production: Rehearsal 12/15/15
Local Production: Open: 12/16/15
Close: 12/20/15
Casting All Roles
Please prepare a 1 minute monologue & a 1 minute song.  Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.
Please also bring a headshot and resume.
Actors and Singers of color encouraged to audition.
Ritz Theater rehearsal hall
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
Enter through stage door in alley
AUDITIONS will be held Monday, July 13 from 5:00pm-10:00pm.
CALLBACKS Thursday, July 16.
Appointments are limited. A waiting list will be started once are full.  Video submission are not being accepted at this time.
To request an appointment please visit and follow the instructions. Appointments will not be scheduled via phone or email.
Music Keeps Us Here | Sean Ivory | MusicSpoke Kurt Knecht, %01 %b %2015 %17:%Jul:%st 17JulGMT+0000 Ivory crafts a work that is singable, accessible, and still has tremendous substance. See and hear the score at MusicSpoke. Music Keeps Us Here. ]]>Looking for Allison Sniffin's Advent Ceremony of Carols for our congregation Lisa Bond, %01 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000 Our church choir is very interested in offering Allison Sniffin's Advent Ceremony of Carols for our congregation. Can anyone  direct me to where I could find contact information for Allison Sniffin and/or a perusal full score and recording? 
Thank you,
Lisa Bond
Lisa Bond
Director of Music

Kenilworth Union Church

211 Kenilworth Avenue

Kenilworth, Illinois 60043


Choral Scholar Positions - Calvin Presbyterian Church Samuel Grace, %01 %b %2015 %15:%Jul:%st 15JulGMT+0000

Calvin Presbyterian Church is currently seeking interested applicants for our choral scholar program. This is an ideal opportunity for young choral conductors and music educators seeking additional leadership and conducting experience. Located in Long Lake, MN, Calvin is an easy, 20-minute drive from Minneapolis - a generous scholarship and gas reimbursement is available for all choral scholars.

Purpose: To provide an educational experience and financial support for students studying vocal music education and to support the choral program at Calvin Presbyterian Church.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Undergraduate student studying vocal music education
  • Excellent leadership skills and a willingness to help others
  • Strong musicianship
  • Experienced and confident choral singer
  • Basic conducting experience
  • Children's Music and/or Handbell experience (not required)


  • Attend Wednesday night Chancel Choir rehearsals and Sunday morning worship services
  • Model and provide excellent leadership as a singer in the Chancel Choir
  • Conduct the Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, and/or Handell Choir (if desired. The Music Director is willing to offer a generous amount of podium time)
  • Perform at special services (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter. Christmas Day not required.)
  • Participate in at least one musical function for worship outside of the chancel choir (eg. leading the Children's Choir, participating in the Handbell Choir, or performing a solo)

Scholarship Stipend:

  • $2160 distributed monthly over nine months, September-May ($240/mo.)
  • A gas card will be provided for transportation


  • Choral scholars are allowed up to three absences per semester (1 Sunday and 2 rehearsals) as approved by the music director

Interested candidates should submit a resume and list of three references to the Director of Music, Samuel Grace, at

AUDITIONS: Chamber Choral Ensemble Jonathan Kreamer, %01 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000
The Brandywine Singers
THE BRANDYWINE SINGERS of Chester County, a semi-professional chamber choral ensemble, announce auditions for all voice parts for the 2015-2016 concert season. Repertoire includes Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Liszt’s Missa Choralis, Bruckner’s Motets, Carl Fasch’s Mass for 16 Voices, and more.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 7:00-9:30pm
Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 7:00-9:30pm
First Presbyterian Church (Choir Room)
130 W. Miner St, West Chester, PA 19382
One art song/operatic selection that showcases vocal range for desired section. An accompanist will be provided, but please bring a copy of your music for them. Once your audition is scheduled, a excerpt of repertoire from our upcoming season will be given in advance to prepare as the second audition piece.
TO SCHEDULE an audition, or for information regarding season rehearsal schedule and performances, please email
Music Teacher Giveaway on TPT Dale Duncan, %01 %b %2015 %14:%Jul:%st 14JulGMT+0000 music teachers on Teacherspayteachers have joined forces from July 1-4 to offer free products and heavily discounted products.
The S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners is included!
Click here to learn how to participate:
Have a great 4th of July!
Into the Woods with the Bel Cantanti Opera Valerie A Higgs, %01 %b %2015 %16:%Jul:%st 16JulGMT+0000 Bel Cantanti Opera will be holding a benefit concert for the Church in Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland on July 11, 2015.  For tickets, please go to:
Please come out to support this great cause!
Acoustic Panel Suggestions Sarah Kennedy, %01 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000 elem. general music classroom is getting an upgrade with acoustic panels, since the room shares a wall with a 5th grade classroom. However, the principal is asking me to specify brand/size/quantity that is needed and I completely out of my element! I'm open to suggestions for a school budget. The room is going to be used for K-8 general music, 4th-8th bands, and 4th-8th choirs.  ]]>Velcro/Tape on Risers? Sarah Kennedy, %01 %b %2015 %12:%Jul:%st 12JulGMT+0000 a K-5 general music classroom, I'll be using choral risers for seating this year. Each student should have their own spot marked on the risers, but I'm concerned about damaging the carpet material over time. Does anyone have experience using velcro or tape on risers without damaging them? Any specific brands or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! ]]>Worship Music Specialist Nathan Frank, %01 %b %2015 %13:%Jul:%st 13JulGMT+0000 Worship Arts Specialist for materials is August 15th
Johns Creek United Methodist Church ( ), a vibrant 4,200- member congregation in north-suburban Atlanta, is conducting a national search for an outstanding, Worship Arts Specialist . Reporting to the Director of Music, and working in close collaboration with other appointed clergy and laity.

Reports to: Director of Music

Core Responsibilities as Worship Arts Specialist:

1. Work with and be responsible to the Director of Worship and Music coordinate and execute the music ministry of Johns Creek United Methodist Church – both in worship and in the life of the church.
2. Work with Director of Music coordinate and plan appropriate offerings for worship
3. Lead in enlisting and training volunteer members for the Adult, youth, and children’s choir.
4. Direct one children’s choir and manage other children’s Arts programs on Wednesday night.
5. Co-direct and lead Children’s Arts Camp
6. Lead Music at the Creek concert series
7. Administrative tasks associated with planning and leading worship
8. Keyboard skills a plus but not a must.

Compensation package includes highly competitive salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications), generous benefits (medical, pension participation, vacation, federal holidays, continuing education), an exciting, gratifying work environment, and an acoustically rich space in which to make beautiful music. For consideration, please email a 50-word (max) introduction, your résumé (as a PDF attachment), and salary requirement to
Conducting with Purpose, Process, and Passion Janet Galvan, %01 %b %2015 %03:%Jul:%st 3JulGMT+0000
  • Conducting with Purpose, Process and Passion

    • This workshop will be devoted to the development and enhancement of a conducting gesture that leads to beautiful, healthy, and communicative singing. Topics will include score study as the basis of the rehearsal plan and gesture, vocal pedagogy in the choral rehearsal, rehearsal techniques, movement in the choral rehearsal, repertoire for a variety of voicings and levels, programming, and creating dynamic performances. Participants will receive individual instruction in a master class setting. This course will be beneficial to choral directors of all levels.

      • 50557 MUS 507A Sec 01
      • 2 credits, $640
      • July 6-10
      • 1:15–5:45 pm & Thurs 7-9:30 pm
      • Instructor: Janet Galvan
      • Location: Welte 021
Adjudication Opportunities for College Choirs? Nicholas Ruggeri, %30 %b %2015 %23:%Jun:%th 23JunGMT+0000 will be directing a student-run choir at my school starting next year, and I am wondering if there are any adjudication opportunities for choirs at the college level.  Thank you in advance! ]]>Wenger Travelmaster acoustic shell Ross Shaver, %30 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%th 21JunGMT+0000 are a small community chorus  in Fort Myers FL who are looking to purchase a used choral shell.  Please contact Ross Shaver at ]]>Director of Music at Jonesville UMC Cynthia Taber, %30 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 United Methodist Church is a vibrant church with an excellent music program!  We have a Youth Music Director and fine accompaniest but just lost our overall Director of Music.  Our Chancel Choir hosts 30-35 voices, and our Chancel Bells hosts 12-15 ringers.  At Christmas, we traditionally join with another local UM Church to put on a cantata in December. 
--Direct, supervise, and select music for Chancel Choir and Chancel Bells
--Direct and coordinate combined choirs, orchestra rehearsals, and performance of Christmas Cantata
--Coordinate general ministry of church
Hours: 12-15 per week
Salary: $7,000-$8,000, determined by experience
Send resume to (attn. Cindy Taber) or to JUMC, 963 Main St, Clifton Park, NY 12065 by July 20, 2015
*More details available on request
Summer Sing - Faure and The Maryland State Boychoir Christopher Windle, %30 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000 July 19, 2015 Stephen Holmes, Artistic Director of the Maryland State Boychoir, will lead the inagural Summer Sing of the Summer Series at the Maryland State Boychoir Center for the Arts. We will sing both Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure.
All are invited to participate in the group of singers that will gather at 5 pm at the MSB's home in Baltimore's historic Mayfield neighborhood (3400 Noman Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213). Rehearsal begins at 5:30, light refreshments will follow at 7, just before a full sing-through with soloists and organ accompainment at 7:30. A wine reception will follow.
Participation is free and open to all! To register in advance, or to find out more, visit!summer-sing/c7hs
Participants are invited to bring their own score or download one here:,_Op.48_(Faur%C3%A9,_Gabriel)
Scores will also be available at the door.
There is no fee for this event, but donations are gladly accepted.
More about the Summer Series:
In addition to concerts and events throughout the program year, the Maryland State Boychoir (MSB) Center for the Arts hosts a number of concerts during the summer months. The Summer Series began humbly with choir home concerts and performances by visiting ensembles. As the audiences have grown, new summer offerings have been added, such as the Summer Compline Series. This year, we add a brand new event to the Summer Series - the Summer Sing. 
Please join us for events throughout the summer. To find out more, please visit
Director of Music Ramonalynn Bethley, %30 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000
Asbury United Methodist Church of Bossier City, Louisiana is seeking a full time Director of Music Ministries.  Bachelor degree required in some area of music and MSM  is preferred.  Applicants should have experience both leading and participating in traditional and contemporary worship, and be able to perform both vocally and instrumentally.  This position requires supervision of music, media, and sound staff and worship coordination with all musical groups.  Applicants should be someone who is on a current spiritual journey to build their relationship with Christ,  Position is salaried.
Please send a digital video of you leading and performing in a contemporary worship setting and leading a choir along with your resume to Rev. Ramonalynn Bethley at or mail to Asbury UMC 3200 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111 by July 15, 2015
Lutheran Youth Choir Needs Venue in Berlin on August 3 philip spencer, %30 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000 Lutheran Youth Choir International, a touring choir of American and German high school students, is in need of a venue in or around Berlin, Germany on Monday evening, August 3, as a part of its third biennial Festival of American Vocal Music.  The choir would present an original one-hour Evening Prayer for Peace service, including a variety of American choral music.  There would be no expenses involved in hosting the choir, only a venue.  Does anyone know of someone in Berlin I could contact about this?  
Philip Spencer, Founding Conductor
Joseph and The AT Dreamcoat Showtrax CD Fergus Black, %30 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%th 16JunGMT+0000 Showtrax CD
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Hal Leonard Roger Emerson arrangement
Starting: Now, really, for 19th July performance
For: ten days or so
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
I've had this on order for months in the UK for a church choir performance on 19th July, and have been made various promises of delivery. It now looks like it is not going to arrive on time. Does anyone have one to sell or lend? If a shop can sell it to me, I would buy it. No-one I've tried seems to have it in stock.
Please note, this is for the Showtrax CD of the Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Medley arrangement by Roger Emerson. I have those scores. The Hall Leonard item page for the CD I need is here:
(There are other arrangements, which are incompatible). 
I can prove it is on order, and could download it digitally, if needs be.
Many thanks
New Choral Scholar program at St. Charles Epsicopal, St. Charles, IL Mark Downey, %30 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%th 16JunGMT+0000
St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL, proudly announces a new CHORAL SCHOLAR program, beginning September 1, 2015. The Choral Scholars are a small group of singers who serve as section leaders in the parish choir.  They rehearse most Wednesday evenings from 7:15 -9:15 PM; as well as sing the Sunday Choral Eucharist at 10:45AM. Interested singers must have excellent sight-reading, tuning and leadership skills and be available for Christmas, Holy Week and Easter. Opportunities to conduct the choir, perform solo literature and receive regular tutorials in voice, piano, organ or music theory are provided by the music staff. Finally, a stipend is provided for each scholar.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Mark Downey, Director of Music: or 815-723-1996. 
CHOIR DIRECTOR NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Cindy Faulkner, %30 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000 Director needed immediately for Floresville United Methodist Church located 25 miles southeast of San Antonio, TX. Position requires one night a week practice and performance of choir at the Sunday morning service beginning at 11:00 am. The choir also performs holiday Cantatas and special music throughout the year. Please contact the church for more information at 830-393-2425 or by email at Consideration of candidates closes July 15. ]]>Angelus to Perform in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota July 19-25 Dana Taylor, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000
Angelus, the sacred vocal music ensemble from the Mt. Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy, will travel to northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota beginning July 19 and ending on July 25. The ensemble will make stops in Rockford (IL), Janesville, Madison and Milwaukee (WI) and Northfield and St. Paul (MN)
Whether the stark beauty of an 10th century chant, the rich harmonic language of a contemporary Irish work or the rusticism of a Sacred Harp tune, Angelus finds its voice in the wide range of sacred works it performs. Completely unique among American high school ensembles, Angelus is dedicated to the performance of sacred music of varied religious traditions and historical periods.
Concerts are slated for July 19 at 7:00 St. Peter Cathedral (Rockford, IL), July 20 at 7:00 Nativity of Mary Catholic Church (Janesville, WI), July 21 at 7:00 Bishop O’Connor Center (Madison, WI), July 22 Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at noon (Milwaukee, WI), Cathedral Church of All Saints at 7:00 (Milwaukee, WI), July 24 at 7:00 Bethel Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN) and July 25 at 7:00 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (St. Paul, MN).
Angelus has performed over seventy concerts in eleven states including concerts in cathedrals and churches in Asheville, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco and St. Louis. Their recordings have been featured on “Celtic Connections” on National Public Radio and in Europe on the Dutch program, “Song from Ireland”. In February 2014, the ensemble presented a mainstage concert at the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference in Cincinnati.
Cathedra Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000
Established in 2010, Cathedra has already achieved high acclaim, not least for its “beautiful, blended sound” (The Washington Post). Specializing in music of both the Renaissance and Baroque and a champion of the modern-day composer, Cathedra is a highly skilled ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists, dedicated to bringing the highest form of musical expression to music from across the ages.
Under the artistic leadership of Maestro Michael McCarthy, the ensemble is resident at Washington National Cathedral. Exploring new boundaries of both repertoire and presentation, Cathedra tailors its programming in such a way as to offer authenticity and originality that is both unique and compelling.
Find out more at
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. The Choir is directed by Andrew Nethsingha following in a long line of eminent Directors of Music, recently Dr George Guest, Dr Christopher Robinson and Dr David Hill.
The Choir is regularly invited to perform throughout the world, recently touring Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, the USA and countries all over Europe – The Netherlands, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland to name a few.
Find our more at
Bach Society of Saint Louis Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000 Concerts is proud to collaborate with one of St. Louis finest arts organizations, the Bach Society of Saint Louis, as together we present Faure’s “Requiem” in the heavenly setting of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear this beloved masterpiece.
Find out more at
Christmas at the Cathedral Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000
Christmas at the Cathedral with Sonos Handbell Ensemble & Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM & Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 PM
“Their music stunned us all. The four thousand audience members went wild, just as we knew they would. Thanks, Sonos, for raising the level of our little family radio show from the comic to the cosmic to the something beyond.” — Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion
Frederica von Stade is… “One of America’s finest artists and singers.” – The New York Times
This year experience something new as we present the Sonos Handbell ensemble with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade in this special concert of Christmas favorites as they join the Archdiocesan Choirs for Christmas at the Cathedral in St. Loui, MIssouri.
Find out more at
Vienna Boys Choir, Holiday Concert Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000
“the angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless” – The Salt Lake Tribune
The world’s most beloved choir has been thrilling audiences young and old for over 500 years. Their eagerly anticipated tours play to sell out crowds around the world. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear them in this special Holiday Concert at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.
Find out more at
Tenebrae, English Chamber Choir Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000“Choral music doesn’t get more magnificent than this.” – Classic FM
Directed by former King's Singers member, Nigel Short, Tenebrae has performed at some of the world’s most renowned festivals including the BBC Proms, City of London Festival, Edinburgh International Festival (UK) and Montreux Choral Festival (Switzerland). The 2013-2014 season saw performances at the Salisbury Festival and Three Choirs Festival (UK) together with international appearances at the Lessay Festival (France) and Trigonale Festival (Austria). In 2015 the choir will perform across the UK in Guildford, Hexham, Lammermuir, London, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Sherborne, Stour and Thaxted, as well as engagements throughout Europe and the USA.
‘Passion and Precision’ is Tenebrae’s motto, and through its continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, audiences around the world experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.
Program (subject to change):
Lobo: Verse est in luctum
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories
Allegri: Miserere
Padilla: Missa Ego flos campi
Reger: Der mensch lebt und bestehet
Brahms: Fest und gedenkspruche, Op. 109
Bruckner: Ave Maria
Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Bruckner: Christus factus est
Brahms: Drei motetten, Op. 110
Reger: Nachtlied
Christine Brewer, soprano & Paul Jacobs, organist Scott Kennebeck, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000
The incomparable Christine Brewer, named one of the top 20 Sopranos of all time (BBC Music), and Paul Jacobs, “America’s Leading organ performer” (The Economist)  join forces for this incredible night of marvelous music making in the heavenly setting of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. Experience these two Grammy Award winning artists in this very special concert performance of works from their upcoming recording.
Program (subject to change):
Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29
Bach:Bist du bei mir  
Handel: But Oh! What Art Can Teach    
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Nadia Boulanger: Trois Pieces for Organ
Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu   
Puccini: Salve Regina
Reger: Toccata and Fugue, Op. 59
Reger: Songs (after Hugo Wolf)   
Gounod: Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach)  
Gounod: O Divine Redeemer!
Widor: Toccata from Symphony No. 5, Op. 42
New Treble Works from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %30 %b %2015 %12:%Jun:%th 12JunGMT+0000            
Click the cover image to view the scores in their entirety.
Andrew Seifert's Father Grumble and Cynthia Bayt Bradford's Whether the Weather would make ideal additions to any children's choir library.  Both titles feature writing well-suited to young choirs and would be a fun and whimsical addition to any concert program.  Nobody Knows This Little Rose by Edwin T. Childs is a simple yet lovely setting of this popular Dickinson text.  It would work well for a wide range of treble choirs.  Owen L. Duggan's The Lord's Prayer is a straight-forward setting of the well-known prayer that is equally effective as a solo, performed with unison chorus, or full SSA.  Be sure to take a look at all of these scores at and don't forget to review the "Related Items" to see more similar offerings.
Percussion instruments lynn breun, %30 %b %2015 %10:%Jun:%th 10JunGMT+0000 anyone have any percussions instruments  for sale?  Thanks. ]]>San Gabriel Valley Choral Company - Section Leaders Positions Open Zanaida Robles, %30 %b %2015 %06:%Jun:%th 6JunGMT+0000 San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) seeks Alto, Tenor, and Bass Section Leaders for their 2015-16 concert season. The start date is Saturday, August 22 at our Open Choral Retreat Workshop. Regular rehearsals begin on Tuesday September 22, are held every Tuesday evening in Monrovia from 7:15-9:30pm. Compensation is $37.50/rehearsal and $78.75/performance, paid in monthly installments.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music or 4+ years experience in advanced mixed choral ensembles
Basic Keyboard Skills
Voice teaching experience or knowledge of vocal pedagogy
Stylistic Versatility
Provide musical support by singing with confidence, accuracy, and beautiful tone
Run occasional sectionals
Sing for all rehearsals, concerts, and special events
Attend 2 music staff meetings per year
Founded in 1995, the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) is a non-profit choir based in Monrovia, CA. SGVCC presents five to six performances per year, singing a broad repertoire that includes classical, spirituals, pop, jazz, opera, folk music, and musical theater. Comprised of singers from throughout the Southland, the choir provides an opportunity for its members to challenge themselves and to share their love of music with San Gabriel Valley residents.
Interested singers should contact or 626-487-9862. In the correspondence, please include complete contact information and a resume or description of previous choral music experience. Auditions are scheduled by appointment and consist of 1 prepared solo and a musicianship assessment.
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Choral Director Available Marybeth Miller, %30 %b %2015 %03:%Jun:%th 3JunGMT+0000'm looking for a choral position in the Mid-Atlantic area.  I live in Delaware and am currently a full-time Director of Music and Worship in a Maryland UMC, where I have conducted choirs of all ages, as well as handbell choirs, contemporary bands, dramatic ensembles, and occasionally an orchestra.  I have been the artistic director of the Delaware Children's Chorus since 2004, and a faculty member of the Music School of Delaware since 2001. I have also taught middle and high school choral music and music theory.
Borrow orchestra parts Samuel Gordon, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 Cantate Domino
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Joseph Eybler
Starting: Now
For: Christmas
Copies: Set of orchestra parts
Willing to rent: No
This Cantate Domino by Joseph Eybler is published by Roger Dean.  Would like to borrow the orchestra parts until early December if possible.  Looking forward to hearing from Joseph Eybler fans.  Thanks.
JW Pepper present the Sacred Showcase 2015 Doug McComas, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000't miss this wonderful sacred choral event!  This is your opportunity to sing through all of the newest sacred choral music and interact with two excellent clinicians:   Phillip Keveren with Lifeway Music Publishing; and Doug McComas, Sacred Choral Editor at J.W. Pepper.

All participants will receive complimentary booklets of all the new music being read. There will be an on-site Pepper store that will have materials for the pianist, organist, and new resources for all aspects of your music program.  Free Shipping Coupons will be given to all attendees to be used on future Pepper orders.

Coffee, donuts and lunch will be provided, so come and spend the day enjoying the most exciting new publications!

First Alliance Church, 1919 E Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803. For more information please contact

JW Pepper - Joy of Singing 2015 Doug McComas, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 spectacular three day event, sponsored by the Hal Leonard Corporation, Shawnee Press, and JW Pepper, is designed to meet the needs of educators everywhere! With experienecd and well known clinicians: Roger Emerson, Greg Gilpin, Mac Huff, John Jacobson, Cheryl Lavender, and Audry Snyder, you will find resources for any age. Taking place at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, you may contact JW Pepper directly for more information at  ]]>JW Pepper - Joy of Worship 2015 Doug McComas, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 the Joy! Be inspired by nationally renowned clinicians, Heather Sorenson and John Purifoy during a three hour session of the latest sacred music from Shawnee Press and the Hal Leonard Corporation. Hosted by JW Pepper and taking place at the beautiful Atlanta Mariott Northwest at Galleria. For more information, please e-mail Don't miss this exciting and worshipful event! ]]>Director of Music Ministry Chris Young, %29 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000 First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, MS, has an opening for a full-time director of music ministry.  The primary job responsibilities include adult choir, handbells, and a graded choir program.  Salary will be commensurate with education and years of experience.  Insurance benefits are available.
Philadelphia First UMC is a 800 member congregation that averages around 200 in worship, and the service is on television and radio.  We also have a 95 child full-time daycare along with active ministries for all age groups.

For more information or to express interest, please contact Rev. Chris Young at 601-656-1376 or
Assistant Conductor & Accompanist adrien finlay, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%th 18JunGMT+0000
Music Worcester, Inc. is pleased to announce a new position under the auspices of The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester – Assistant Conductor & Accompanist.  Please read below for further information on the scope of the opportunity, full position description, and instructions on applying.
Assistant Conductor & Accompanist
For the first time in its 157-year history, The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester seeks an assistant conductor to join the ensemble starting with the 2015-2016 season.  This position, reporting to the Artistic Director, Dr. Chris Shepard, will also serve as the Chorus’ accompanist, playing a critical role in the ensemble’s weekly rehearsals, regular concerts, and special performances. 
The Assistant Conductor will lead services in the absence of the Artistic Director, and may be engaged to play keyboard for the Chorus’ performances with orchestra.  The exact breakdown of services (accompanying versus conducting, rehearsal versus performance, sectionals versus full ensemble, etc.) will be dependent upon repertoire, experience, and training of the Assistant Conductor, and will be determined by Dr. Shepard prior to each season.
Compensation will be competitive and reflective of the scope of operations of The Worcester Chorus, its annual operating budget, and its weekly rehearsal needs. Review of candidates will begin in early July.  The exact interview/audition process will be presented to qualified candidates.
Skills & Characteristics
The ideal candidate will be a pianist and accompanist of the highest caliber, capable of supporting the Chorus and Dr. Shepard in the rehearsal and presentation of repertoire from across all centuries and across a wide range of styles.  Key skills include:
  • Ability to lead both sectionals and full Chorus rehearsals;
  • Ability to follow, support, and take direction from the Artistic Director;
  • Ability to engage with and mentor the membership of a volunteer-based ensemble.
Expected/preferred prior experience includes:
  • Demonstrable recent work with vocal ensembles and/or choruses;
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate studies (completed or in process) in the field of accompanying, collaborative piano, conducting, or a related area.
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter and résumé/CV to  Word or PDF files preferred.  Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to send links to any audio and/or video files that they wish to share with the search committee.
About The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester
Established in 1858 as part of Music Worcester, and integral to the annual concert and outreach activities of the parent organization since its founding, The Worcester Chorus exists as a 100+ member community chorus in Central MA.  Annually presenting choral-symphonic repertoire and occasionally mounting special concerts featuring Broadway and pops programming, The Chorus draws its membership mainly from Central MA, but reaches into nearby CT and RI.
Recent seasons have seen the Chorus bring Handel’s Messiah (an annual December presentation), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass to the stage of Mechanics Hall.  Upcoming seasons will include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and Verdi’s Requiem
Dr. Chris Shepard was appointed Artistic Director of the Worcester Chorus in 2009 and has recently received additional directorships at CONCORA in Hartford, CT and at the New Jersey Masterwork Chorus.
About Music Worcester
A performing arts presenter annually bringing a diverse series of concerts, events, and educational programs to the greater Worcester region, Music Worcester was founded in 1858 to be the concert presenter at Mechanics Hall.  Recent seasons have included concerts featuring orchestras from around the world, noted chamber music ensembles, world music presentations, renowned jazz musicians, and select dance companies.  Far-reaching educational programs, both instrumental and vocal, allow thousands of area students and families to experience Music Worcester’s events and to interact with its visiting artists each year. 
Please visit for full information on the organization.
Announcing New Choral and Organ Releases from Paraclete Press - Advent and Christmas Music included! Josh Kanaga, %29 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000
Paraclete Press' New Releases are now available! Our new titles include works by Andrew Clarkson, Jason Overall, Paul Aitken, Robert Lehman, Bruce Saylor, David Ashley White, and others.
Please follow the links below or visit our website to view the music and listen to audio samples. ENJOY!
Several of our New Releases include:
      'Jacob's Ladder' by Andrew Clarkson              'Go, Go to Bethlehem' by Paul Aitken            'Prepare the Way, O Zion' by Jason Overall
Jacob's Ladder Go, Go to Bethlehem! Prepare the Way, O Zion
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - for SAB and Flute" by David Ashley White
"Christ the Apple Tree" by Aaron Doenges
"O Word Made Flesh Among Us" by Bonnie Duckworth
Give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions, or if you'd like to place an order. 
Look forward to hearing from you!
Paraclete Press
Josh Kanaga
Paraclete Press Sacred Music
800-451-5006 ext. 309/ 774-801-2020
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Paid choral scholar/soloist Lee G. Barrow, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%th 16JunGMT+0000 in Buford, Georgia (north metro Atlanta) seeking baritone. Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning service. Contact me for more information. ]]>Choir Director/Pianist available Elizabeth Christopher, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000!  I am looking for a church job in the SoCal area (25 mile radius from Woodland Hills preferable).
Am willing to sub or interim, if needed.
My skills include, but are not limited to: directing, accompanying, piano, some organ, choral composition, adult or youth, musicals, etc.
Summer Sing- Mozart Requiem in Toms River, NJ Josh Melson, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church of Toms River, NJ will host a Summer Sing on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.  All singers are welcome to come and read through Mozart's Requiem, conducted by Dr. Joshua Melson and accompanied by Karin Gargone.   The event is free of charge.  Scores and dessert will be provided.  For more information please call 732-349-1331 x228 or email  The church is located at 1070 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753. ]]>Need to borrow or purchase Jason Whitson, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000 Percussion parts - Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Peter Hallock
Starting: as soon as possible
For: Fall 2015
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Can not locate percussion parts from Walton (GIA) Music or JW Pepper.  The percussion parts are in the score, but Walton indicates that the instrumental was available at some point.
Thank you
Jason Whitson
Two Vocal Coaches for Reading Choral Society Susan Coughlin, %29 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%th 13JunGMT+0000 Reading Choral Society (PA) is looking for two Vocal Coaches.  We have a proud tradition of performing symphonic choral works and are entering our 140th season which will include Carmina Burana and The Creation.  This is a paid position with duties that include leading sectional rehearsals, and leading from within the section during regular Tuesday rehearsals from September to May.  There will be occasional solo performance opportunities. We seek singers with confident musicianship, leadership skills, and an understanding of healthy vocal technique.   Rehearsals are Tuesday nights in downtown Reading and major performances on Sunday afternoons.  Auditions begin in August and continue until the positions are filled.  Potential applicants should write to

Choral Director/Voice Teacher at arts magnet high school Amanda Weber, %29 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%th 13JunGMT+0000
Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (GHAA) High School
Seeking Director of Choral Program/Vocal Music Teacher
20 hours/week salaried position with benefits
The Academy of the Arts, an interdistrict arts magnet high school located in downtown Hartford, is seeking a vocal music teacher to start in August 2015.  From its beginning, the Academy aimed to focus on chamber music and solo work, but as the school began to grow, larger ensembles became a necessity.  The Academy Chorale is a 45-voice choir (mandatory for vocal majors) soon to be in its fourth year with hopes for continued growth.  We are looking for a skilled conductor and teacher who is energized by the idea of growing a choral music program in a very diverse arts school which has only just begun to see the power and potential of choir.  Vocal majors at the Academy study many genres, including classical, jazz, musical theater, pop, and gospel; this position seeks a teacher with a strong foundation in classical training.  Experience with other styles of singing is a plus. 
Teach M-F from 1-4:15pm (Chorale rehearses four days a week with another teacher as accompanist)
This position includes teaching music theory, conducting four ensembles (Chorale, Chamber Singers, Academy Singers, A Cappella), and working individually with vocalists.  There may be opportunities to design and teach other classes as well.
Attend monthly departmental and school-wide faculty meetings
Direct, manage, and expand the choral program, including coordinating annual concerts of your choosing
Attend and assist with school-wide performances (Fall Showcase, Winter Classics, Intermezzo, Spring Recital, etc)
Complete core duties to the department (such as helping with fundraising, communication, and other organizational needs)
Collaborate with other teachers and staff, including academic teachers through the Arts Infusion program
Bachelors degree in Music (Masters in Music Education or Choral Conducting preferred)
2 years teaching experience preferred
Strong vocal and piano skills
Strong classroom management and lesson planning skills
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Effective time management and organizational skills
Knowledge of high school students’ interests, needs, and abilities with a commitment and dedication to students and education
Knowledge of various genres of music preferred
Application Procedure:
To apply, go to www dot crec dot org, click on Careers, then External Job Opportunities, then High School Teaching.  
Diane Retallack will conduct three performances with the Eugene International Concert Choir in Italy this week. The Chorus principally composed of American members also includes choral singers from Canada, Croatia and Italy. The Chamber Orchestra for Nepal from Croatia joins the Eugene Chorus together with soloists from the Rijeka Opera. The Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Requiem will be performed.
The concerts take place on June 29th at the Basilica of San GiovannI E Paolo in Venizia; July 2nd at the Basilica Di Santo Spiritu in Firenze; and on July 3rd at the Basilica Di Sant ‘Ignazio in Roma.
The concert has been organized by Cesvi, an Italian charity with offices in Bergamo and throughout Italy and with Perform America International, a concert tour organization with offices in New York and Beijing.
To schedule an Interview with Ms. Retallack about these concerts, please call the mobile telephone number on this release.
Photos of the concerts will be available upon request.
MassACDA 2015 Summer Conference: Do you conduct young female singers? catharine melhorn, %29 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%th 13JunGMT+0000 a recent interview, Dr. Lynne Gackle of Baylor University, headliner clinician for the MassACDA 2015 Summer Conference (July 19-22, Smith College, Northampton MA) recalls that as a middle school student she was not allowed to join her junior high school choir because her “voice was too breathy.” Author of Finding Ophelia’s Voice, Opening Ophelia’s Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice, Dr. Gackle expresses the hope “that we don’t have young girls thinking that there is something wrong with them when in fact what’s going on is completely normal and even predictable.  Actually, there is NOTHING at all wrong with these girls. Rather, certain things are going to happen when they go through voice change. And if we can help teachers and students understand what this is, they can deal with it better.”
One of Dr. Gackle’s sessions will feature a live demonstration of phases of vocal maturation and voice classification, with ten volunteers—ages 8 to 16—from two prominent Pioneer Valley children’s choirs: the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus and the Young Singers of Greater Westfield. Her other sessions will address vocal techniques, pedagogical strategies, and repertoire appropriate for young female singers.
Dr. Jerry Blackstone (University of Michigan), the Conference’s other headliner clinician, will complement Dr. Gackle’s expertise, offering sessions on male voices, building the conductor’s imagination, score study, rehearsal techniques and SATB & TTBB repertoire. The Young@Heart Chorus and Boston-based professional Lorelei Ensemble are also featured, along with Conductors Face2Face and twelve interest sessions—both practical and inspiring—presented by Nick Page, Wayne Abercrombie, Jim Marvin, Stephen Holmes, and other distinguished ACDA members.
Registration is still open. For more information, see
Cork International Choral Festival 2016 - International syllabus now online! Leona Murphy, %29 %b %2015 %12:%Jun:%th 12JunGMT+0000 international syllabus for the 62nd Cork International Choral Festival is now online!
As one of Europe's premier international choral festivals, the prestigious the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition, as well as the non-competitive strand are opportunities for top amateur choirs to meet, sing, and compete in Ireland's second largest (and best!) city. Check out our website for more information on the festival, which in 2016 will take place from the 27th April - 1st May.
We can't wait to welcome you and your choir next year, in what will be Cork's biggest and best Choral Festival yet, so get applying!
Applications for 2016 will be accepted until the 1st October 2015. Click here to apply.
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CANTORIA HIPPONENSIS NEXT CONCERT: MOLTO ALLEGRO X Victor Duart-Belloque, %29 %b %2015 %09:%Jun:%th 9JunGMT+0000
Cantoria Hipponensis that was founded in 2005 accomplishes one decade of artistic life, this being the motivation to offer to his public in its X Molto Allegro Concert, a sample of what can be achieved when a group of women and men have authentic passion for the Music and more specifically for Coral Singing.
Masterly conducted by Inmaculada Buriel Montoro and under the generous auspices of Colegio Santo Tomás de Villanueva of the Augustinian Fathers of Valencia, Cantoría started a hard and laborious project - we could say that without a foreseeable destiny - along the route of Music. 
Today, 10 years elapsed, this trail is marked with the footprint of good work that will indicate the right path to future generations.
The Molto Allegro concert traditionally and happily celebrates the end of the coral course each year concluding the classes and rehearsals and showing the collected results in the form of a suggestive program.
In the first part, a bunch of 10 varied and multicolored pieces (one per year of existence) will be offered with the aim to please both the audience and the singers.
Second part will include choral pieces of Opera and Spanish Zarzuela, as a way to demonstrate the progression of the choir. 
Contrary to previous editions, in this 10th delivery, Cantoria Hipponensis has omitted of the orchestral and band arrangements traditionally accompanying the performance, reducing it to a single presence of our collaborator and friend Maestro Arturo Barba with the piano.
This way, we will appear in front of our audience, with a lightweight baggage, almost a Capella so that the union with the audience results as intimate as possible, Music being the only witness.
The Concert will take place next Wednesday July first at 8:00 pm at the El Palau de la Música concert hall of Valencia, Spain. Tickets are free and can be collected in the booking office at the concert hall since one hour prior to the concert
More infoirmation about Cantoria Hipponensis at
First part
1.- Verbum caro factum est...........................................Anónimo S.XVI
2.- Ave María..................................................... Tomás Luís de Victoria
3.- Locus Iste (Graduale).............................................. Antón Bruckner
4.- Nocturn del Castell......................................................... Luís Blanes
5.- La Gavina...................................................................Francesc Sirés
6.-Era una flor..................................................................Rafael Duyos
7.-Il Carnevale di Venezia..........................................Gioachino Rossini
8.-El Reloj..................................................................Roberto Cantoral
9.-Eres Tu............................................................Juan Carlos Calderón
10.-Te quiero........................................................................A. Favero
Second part
1.-Coro de barquilleros.  Agua Azucarillos y aguardiente........F. Chueca
2.-Coro de pajes. El Rey que rabió..................................Ruperto Chapí
3.- Coro de doctores. El Rey que rabió............................Ruperto Chapí
4.-Mazurca.El último Romántico.....................................José Tellaeche
5.-Seguidillas. La Verbena de la Paloma.........................Tomás Bretón
6.-Barcarolla. I due Foscari...........................................Giuseppe Verdi
7.-Coro de Gitanos. Il Trovatore...................................Giuseppe Verdi
8.-La Profezia. Nabucco...............................................Giuseppe Verdi
Piano: Arturo Barba Sevillano
Conductor: Inmaculada Burriel Montoro
International Conductors Exchange philip copeland, %29 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%th 13JunGMT+0000 2016 ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program deadline is approaching. ACDA is pleased to announce the 2016 International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP) with South Korea. ICEP is providing opportunities for the next generation of choral leaders to represent the United States as ambassadors to the world in the exchange of music, ideas, and cultures. In 2016, ACDA will host fourteen choral conductors from South Korea who will travel to the United States to be official guests in each of the seven divisions and at the Division Conferences. In turn, South Korea will host fourteen U.S. conductors to be official guests during the summer of 2016. ICEP Application Deadline: July 10, 2015.
To apply online, please follow this link. For more information, please contact T. J. Harper. 
Music Director Michele Lee, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jun:%th 1JunGMT+0000 Valley United Methodist Church

Music Ministry Director


Music Ministry Director:

The Music Ministry Director reports to the Senior Pastor.  Music Ministry is estimated at 20 hours / week.  Duties include:

  1. Assist in overall planning, with clergy, for worship and special events, specifically with hymn and special music selection.
  2. Attend church staff meetings, Administrative Council meetings, Charge Conference, and, as needed, Worship Committee meetings.
  3. Prepare music for church services:
    1. Direct rehearsals for the Chancel Choir (1 ½ hours/week) and Chancel Bells (1 hour/week), September through May.
    2. Prepare and direct at least one choir selection for each Sunday worship service, September through May.
    3. Prepare and direct music for special Christmas and Easter services when scheduled – for example, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.
    4. Plan and recruit for special music as needed.
  4. Oversee the organization of other choral groups, including participation in selection of their directors and coordination of the appearances of these groups in worship services.
  5. Assist in recruitment of participants for all music groups.
  6. Prepare and submit proposed budget for the Music Ministry Department to Finance.  Must be ready to explain and justify all expenditures.  
  7. Once budget is approved, the Director is required to keep their spending within those parameters.  Any exceptions must be pre-approved by the Finance Committee unless direct donations to the Music Fund has been appropriated.  At no time can the spending of the Director exceed the current year’s budget combined with the Music Fund without pre-approval of the Finance Committee.  Requests for reimbursements that exceed the budget and Music Fund will be denied.
  8. Maintain the music library.
  9. Recommend and monitor the maintenance program for all musical instruments in the church.
  10. Inform music staff about music-related educational opportunities for leaders and/or groups.
  11. Maintain an attitude of ministry. This position requires quality music, but first and foremost it requires quality care of souls and love of God. The Music Director ministers to the choir members through love, care and respect of individual talent. The choir and the Director minister to the congregation through their music and love of God. Respect of all members input, talent and volunteer time is required.
To apply, please email resume to Rev. Michele at
Music on creation and renewal Jennifer Lester, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jun:%th 1JunGMT+0000'm planning an April program on themes of creation, renewal, unity of all things, etc. The ensemble is a 30-voice mixed choir, mostly professionally trained. I'm looking for a cappella and organ-accompanied pieces (not piano.) So far on my list are Copland, In the beginning; Petr Eben, Images of hope; Holst, Hymn to the unknown God; Betinis, songs of smaller creatures, and we'll be commissioning Polina Nazaykinskaya for a new piece. I'm particularly looking for settings of the Canticle of the Sun; the GMH text God's grandeur; Ps 104 or 148; that sort of thing. Genre/style is classical/sacred. Pop is just not our thing.  I could actually use some 19th century material in particular. Thanks in advance! ]]>Choral Director for Adventist Church in Glendale, CA Leif Lind, %28 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000
Glendale City Adventist Church, a center of progressive Christianity in Southern California, seeks choir director. The congregation has a long history in appreciation of high-quality music. The choir, which includes 8 professional sectional leaders, sings 2 anthems per Saturday, 30 weeks per year, as well as providing a Christmas and spring concert. Preference given to applicants with Adventist background, having a Masters degree in music and several years of choral directing experience. The position to remain open until filled. Interested persons should submit an application and 3 reference letters to Pastor Leif Lind, Chair of Choir Director Search Committee ( or mail to 610 E. California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206). Response given only to those selected for interview.
Looking for a good Christmas cantata for a small choir will duchon, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000 anyone have suggestions for a good Christmas cantata for a small-medium size (30 singers, tops) choir? I am trying to avoid anything too sappy or contrived, comparable to Bach's cantata 142,  "To Us A Child Is Given", or John Ness Beck's "The Shepherds", for SATB, organ or piano accompaniment and possibly some strings. The choir can handle moderatley difficult music, and we have solo voices. Thank you for any suggestions. ]]>ACDA-PA SUMMER CONFERENCE READING PACKETS Randy Yoder, %28 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%th 18JunGMT+0000


Register by July 1 for the ACDA-PA Summer Conference on August 3 and 4 at Elizabethtown College to guarantee your reservation of two reading packets.

It's easy to register at

Come and join us for lots of interest sessions, reading sessions, roundtable discussions, new repertoire from the Musical Source, singing with Dr. Paul Head, new friends and a picnic!  It's a great opportunity to recharge for the coming school year! 


Mirman School Piano Accompanist job opening Paul Kay, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000 Overview:

The Mirman School Accompanist will serve as the principal accompanist for choral ensembles including the Mustang Chorus and Middle School Concert Singers (both treble). Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, the position requires accompanying weekly choral rehearsals, on and off campus concerts, a festival trip to San Francisco, the school musical, and additional calls and events as determined by the director.


Interested applicants may contact Paul Kay, Director of Music for more info and a detailed job description.  


Paul Kay

Mirman School

16180 Mulholland Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90049

310-476-2868 ext 221


SoCal carpool to AZ ACDA Conference & room to share Eloise Porter, %28 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000 from Southern California going to this conference in Phoenix with Leck and Miller?  I can drive, but it would be nice to carpool, if there are others going.  I also have condo accomodations to share.  Please contact me at
Eloise Porter
Summer Auditions for Cincinnati Choral Society July 6 and 7 Dave Doster, %28 %b %2015 %11:%Jun:%th 11JunGMT+0000

Auditions for the Cincinnati Choral Society’s upcoming Fall 2015 concerts will be held in the evenings on July 6 and July 7 from 5pm to 9:15pm at St Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255.

Singers should prepare a solo with live piano accompaniment. Please select something that will allow you to show your best Classical vocal tone (the way you would sing in a choir). In the audition you will also sing through some scales, ear training exercises, and sight-singing.

If interested in auditioning, please click on this link –> Online Signup (SignUpGenius) to sign up for an audition time slot.

Note: Your name and contact info will not be viewable by others.

See our Auditions page for more information on concert dates and rehearsal schedule.

Composition Spotlight - Invictus Martin Knowles, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
(Each week we look at one or two of the best choral works posted in the Composition Showcase here on ChoralNet.  This is where we store a treasure trove of works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear.)
Invictus  by Matt Wetmore for SATB a cappella (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
Level: Advanced High School or Higher
Uses: General Concert Use
Program Themes: Fate, Overcoming Adversity
This Piece Would Program Well With: Psalm 90 by Charles Ives from JWPepper and MusicNotes
Matt Wetmore used extremes in dynamics and a rich harmonic palate to show the struggles of life.  As the poet leaves us triumphant Matt’s treatment of the final stanza sounds the trumpets of confidence surrounded by harsh reality.  Give it a listen!
Invictus is available from the composer’s website:
Looking to sing somewhere in Manhattan TODAY! (Sunday, Jun 28th) Evan Ingalls, %28 %b %2015 %04:%Jun:%th 4JunGMT+0000"Hi! I am David Post and I direct the Bellingham Children's Choir from Bellingham, WA. I know this is crazy to write this letter but I have to try something.  We were all set to do a concert in Central Park tomorrow(Sunday). I am scrambling to find them an alternate place to perform because of the rain.  Would anyone out there possibly  be so kind as to consider letting my choir of 37 kids do an informal concert any time between 10:30 am and 2pm at your church today, June 28th? Ideally we would do it right after or before a service so we might have some listeners.

This is soooooooo last minute and I apologize. I don't expect anything to happen. I just really want my kids to get to perform this music that they have worked so hard on here in the big city.

We would be happy to make a donation to the church community for its kindness.

My phone number is 360-441-0728.

Very truly,
David Post"

Director/pianist for United Methodist Church David Topping, %28 %b %2015 %03:%Jun:%th 3JunGMT+0000
The United Methodist Church of Casa Grande is looking for an experienced service pianist/chancel choir director. The pianist portion of the position entails playing for one Sunday morning church service year round, with a second morning service added during advent through Easter, and four 'special' services throughout the year. Organ experience a plus, but not a necessity.
The chancel choir director portion entails rehearsing the choir mid-August through May, with the choir performing weekly for one service during those months, plus four 'special' services throughout the year. A qualified candidate can apply for both positions, or either one, depending on his/her expertise.
All interested applicants should contact Marcy in the church office for more information and to fill out an employment application. Send email to, phone us at 520-836-8630, or drop by at 1515 N Trekell Rd. M-F 8am-12noon.
Paid Baritone Chorus Member John Plesniarski, %28 %b %2015 %01:%Jun:%th 1JunGMT+0000 Baritone Chorus member wanted for St John's Episcopal Church in Somerville New Jersey.  Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Sunday morning serivce is at 10:15am with 9:30 rehearsal prior.  Good sight reading skills as well as positive attitude working with a volunteer choir required.  Pay is $100 per week.  Additional serivces include Maundy Thursday, Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve as well as occasional special services and Evensongs.  Please email Choirmaster some audio recordings as well as time to set up an audition.   ]]>The Palmer Singers at Wellington - Summer Singing Opportunity Edward Palmer, %27 %b %2015 %23:%Jun:%th 23JunGMT+0000 on Monday eves at 7. Singing Bach cantata 4, Parker/Shaw arrangements
and much great a cappella stuff. St David's in the pines Episcopal Church.
Post graduate techniques utilized under former professional Shaw Chorale baritone,
Dr.Edward Palmer   To discuss your role in a great group - call 561 659 3641.
Kawaii Group Piano System KML-SGS Frank Martignetti, %27 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%th 21JunGMT+0000 Colleagues,
I am trying to keep an older (but perfectly functional) class piano system going, and wondered if anyone had upgraded and has equipment they would like to donate or sell cheaply.
Specificially, I may well be interested in buying:
5 more student instrument adaptors - Kawai KML-SGS
possibly the special headphone/mic units that came with this lab
Please let me know if you have any old equipment you'd like to donate or sell cheaply, and thanks!
What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 28, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you
to enjoy: GSM - June 28, 2015 Don't forget that we have more choral
and organ music programmed on Sunday evenings beginning at 10 p.m.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Joseph-Hector Fiocco: Homo Quidam
Capella Brugensis; Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Patrick Peire
Greta de Reyghere, soprano
John Rutter: O clap your hands
Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter
Sir William Harris: Prelude in E flat
Todd Wilson, organ
Aeolian-Skinner organ in Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia
Belgian composer Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741) flourished in the period
we know as the High Baroque. John Rutter scored his 1973 setting of O Clap
Your Hands for SATB choir and organ. Sir William Harris (1883-1973) was organist
of St. George's Chapel, Windsor from 1933-1961.
Traditional, arr. Hankus Netsky: They shall rejoice (Yismechu)
Klezmer Conservatory Band, Russell Ger
Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, voice; Itzhak Perlman, violin
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium
Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh
Jehan Alain: Le Jardin suspendu
Eric Lebrun, organ
Cavaille-Coll organ in St. Antoine des Quinze-Vingts, Paris 
The union of the brilliant violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman with this Klezmer
version of the traditional Jewish hymn of praise Yismechu is indeed felicitous.
English cellist Paul McCreesh founded the Gabrieli Consort in 1982. French composer
Jehan Alain (1911-1940) was killed in the early years of World War I.
Sir Hubert Parry, arr. Chambers: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Cathedral Choir of St. James, James Savage
Joseph Adam, organ
Gregorian Chant: Jesu dulcis memoria
Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Parry's oratorio Judith is seldom performed these days. Fortunately
this gorgeous melody has survived as the tune for the well-known hymn
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the
Eucharist is a comparatively new religious order which was established in
Michigan in 1997. 
George Frideric Handel: The King shall rejoice (Coronation Anthem No. 3)
Academy & Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
William Mathias: Let the people praise Thee, O God
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Andrew Lucas, organ
Handel wrote his four Coronation anthems for the Coronation of King George
II in 1721. Welsh composer William Mathias (1934-1992) wrote his setting of
Psalm 67 for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 24, Ein ungefärbt Gemüte von deutcher Treu und Gute
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Solists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Magdalena Kozená, soprano; William Towers, countertenor; 
Nicolas Testé, bass; Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; Kobie van Rensburg, tenor;
Joanne Lunn, Soprano; Peter Harvey, bass; Paul Agnew, tenor 
"An unstained mind of German truth and goodness" is the translation of a
cantata Bach wrote for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity.
Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Riccardo Muti
Barbara Frittoli, soprano; Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano;
Mario Zeffiri, tenor; Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
There's a lovely tie-in with another famous opera composer in the
Requiem by Guiseppe Verdi. Verdi wrote the Libera Me movement
in memory of Gioachino Rossini.
Herbert Howells: Paean
Robert Benjamin Dobey, organ
Roosevelt-Schantz organ, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
Syracuse, New York
English composer Herbert Howells (1892-1983) wrote his Paean in 1940
in the toccata style.
6th Grade Quarter Class Erin Buffum, %27 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%th 18JunGMT+0000 afternoon!
I just accepted a new job that is open to me making changes, but I need some advice on what to think about when making this change:
The 6th graders in my new position have a quarter of vocal music, each quarter there is a new group of students, and all students in the building are required to take this course during 6th grade.  Currently, the class is used to put on a musical.  While this worked really well for the last teacher, the administration is very open to me changing the structure of this class so that it is a quarter long choir class instead.
The shortest amount of time I had in my previous position with choir students was a semester.  So, I am wondering-with this being the students' first choral experience (there currenlty is no elementary choir), and having so little time to work with-how would you structure your time and resources to give them basic choir knowledge, and also provide them with a concert performance at the end of the quarter?  (2 or 3 pieces).  And-how would you present this to the principals?
I have some basic ideas, but I want to be able to have a solid plan before I officially presented the idea to the principals.
Thank you for your help!
Choral seating standards Peter Bates, %27 %b %2015 %09:%Jun:%th 9JunGMT+0000
We all know that choral singers need space to sing in – to hold their folder conveniently, and to be able to breathe properly without elbows digging into ribs. Sometimes that’s simply not possible to provide, and we all have to do the best we can - in the UK that often means cramped medieval churches or Victorian village halls.
But what if it’s a new concert hall stage being designed from scratch or being re-furbished?

Has anyone any experience of the sort of minimum widths that should be specified to designers and architects for choral seating? These could either be official recommendations (from standards bodies or from grant-giving arts organisations) – or research-based “best practice”.

Any pointers welcomed.
Sacred Choral Music of Haydn Michael Morgan, %24 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%th 13JunGMT+0000 am currently doing reading, research, and listening to the music of Haydn.
I know that Haydn wrote sacred works. My favorite is "Creation". I have seen listed other
sacred works listed but am looking for suggestions to use with my church choir. I am interested in large works and individual pieces for choir. Simple and difficult are ok. Please send titles. Thanks for your suggestions! 
"A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob" Mendelssohn/Razey Daniel Mahraun, %27 %b %2015 %02:%Jun:%th 2JunGMT+0000, if anyone owns a copy of Don H. Razey's edition of Mendelssohn "A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob" (pub. Carl Fischer 1977), please contact me privately. I have a question about this particular edition only.  Thanks much. ]]>Blueprint Ensemble Arts seeking singers! Crystal Holmes, %27 %b %2015 %03:%Jun:%th 3JunGMT+0000
Auditions will be held July 19, 20, and 21, as well as August 16, 17, and 18
for Blueprint Ensemble Arts' 2015-2016 season, by appointment!
**We will also schedule appointments on other dates on a limited basis.

The ensembles in the organization will be featured in at least three show
seasons between September and June, as well as at least three other
guest-spots at concerts.

To arrange an audition time and receive a location and directions, fill
out the electronic form at the url here:
You may also email or call 503-222-3284
to schedule and/or with any questions!
Tenor soloist/section leader position Paul Fleckenstein, %27 %b %2015 %01:%Jun:%th 1JunGMT+0000 soloist/section leader needed for 2015-16 season for large, active congregation in Wilmington, Delaware - 25 south of Phiadelphia.
  • Sing exciting repertoire with strong 50-voice semi-professional choir; fairly frequent solo opportunities as well.
  • Wednesday evening rehearsal, Sunday morning service.
  • Pay currently $120 per week; extra pay for occasional concerts and extra services.
  • One-year contract, renewable by re-audition.
  • Choir travels to San Francisco CA June 4-8, 2016, for performance at Grace Cathedral; expenses paid for soloist/sectionleaders.
Paul Fleckenstein, Organist/Director of Music
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1502 W. 13th St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
(302) 654-5214 ext. 121
Professional Supplemental and Substitute Singers Brian Bloye, %26 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%th 22JunGMT+0000 Alphonsus Church in Chicago is hearing auditions in all voice parts for supplemental and substitute singers in the coming season. The church has an established professional choral program featuring a wide variety of sacred repertoire from all periods, with a particular emphasis on Renaissance polyphony. The choir sings on Sunday mornings between October and June, and on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and at additional concerts during the year. There is no regular weeknight rehearsal. Ideal candidates are experienced and confident sight-readers possessed of a flexible instrument and a developed sense of collegiality. Auditions will be held between August 11 and 20. To schedule an audition, please contact Dennis Stafira at ]]>Director of Music Ministries David Jahnke, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000
Fanwood Presbyterian Church Seeking Director of Music Ministries
The Fanwood Presbyterian Church is seeking the person God plans to lead the music ministries of our spiritually vibrant church.  This person will love God and all God’s people, be gifted in playing and leading music of many styles, teaching adults and children, directing and conducting choirs and ensembles and extemporaneous prayer.  We have a traditional service with an excellent choir and beautiful organ and a contemporary service with a praise band.  Gifts of organization and communication are also essential.  This is a part-time (20-25 hours a week) position with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Please contact Carol Thomson at with your cover letter and resume.  We are very excited about the person God will bring to help keep us “Growing in God’s Love and Serving All God’s People through Rejoicing, Renewing and Reaching Out.”
Section Leaders for Our Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis Christopher Ganza, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 Lady of Lourdes, a historic, thriving parish in Northeast Minneapolis, seeks to foster the growth of our Sacred Music Ministry through the addition of competitively paid Section Leaders in all voice parts.
For a complete position description, please see
Please email resumé to Christopher Ganza, Organist & Choirmaster,
The deadline for application is September 1, 2015.
Chicago area: Tenor Section Leader Steve Marcus, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 Kol Emeth in Skokie, IL needs a Tenor Section Leader for its 12-member SATB High Holiday Choir.  While some choir members are volunteers, the Tenor Section Leader is a paid position.
This is the schedule for 2015:
REHEARSAL 1: July 16
REHEARSAL 2: Wednesday, July 22
REHEARSAL 3: July 30
REHEARSAL 5: Aug. 13
REHEARSAL 6: Sept. 20 
REHEARSAL 7: Sept. 27
REHEARSAL 8: Sept. 3
Slichot                        Saturday, Sept. 5, 10:00-11:10 PM
REHEARSAL 9: Sept. 10
Erev Rosh Hashanah     Sunday, Sept. 13, 8:00-9:15 PM
Rosh Hashanah Day 1   Monday, Sept. 14, 10:30-1:30
Rosh Hashanah Day 2   Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10:30-1:30
Kol Nidre                        Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:00-9:20 PM
Yom Kippur                    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 10:30-2:30
All rehearsals are held 7:30-9:30 PM on Thursday evenings except as indicated.
Compensation is $1,000.
Please send your c.v. to Steve Marcus, Choir Director AND
Thank you very much!
Tenor Section Leader Position Available Scott Lamlein, %26 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000

The St. John’s Choir, in West Hartford, announces a position opening for September 2015:


The Choral Scholars at St. John’s provide the choral backbone of the 35 voice intergenerational St. John’s Choir. In addition to learning and helping to teach great Anglican choral works to our younger choristers and volunteer singers, the Choral Scholars strive to create and participate in a wonderful community of music- making and the worship of God – a true “church within a church.”


  • Sunday mornings during the program year, including Christmas Eve and Easter.

  • Wednesday evening rehearsals, approximately twice per month, including dinner.

  • Special events, usually on weekends, 4 or 5 per program year. See


    $65 per appearance, additional for “longer” events.


    Choral Scholars should have a positive attitude, an appreciation for great sacred choral music, and excellent vocal and sight-reading skills. Regular, on-time (early) attendance sets the needed professional example for our volunteers. Good communication skills, and a demonstrated desire to become part of a musical community are a must.


    St. John’s is a beautiful, safe, and open place to share your musical gifts, with a talented and accomplished choir. A great resume builder and opportunity to build your repertoire of choral works are just part of the equation; the connection to experienced musicians and spiritual renewal that takes place in choral singing are gifts you’ll carry for your entire life.

    Send your C.V. and letter of application to:
    Scott Lamlein, Music Director - St. John’s Episcopal Church
    679 Farmington Avenue - West Hartford, CT 06119 860-523-5201, ext. 324 - 

Choral Director, The Concert Singers (Los Angeles, California, USA) Peter Bird, %26 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%th 18JunGMT+0000
The Concert Singers:
  • Performing since 1948 in the Westchester neighborhood of western Los Angeles, CA.
  • Approximately 30 auditioned adult singers who read music well.
  • Experienced in religious, secular, and popular music of all eras.
  • A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headed by an active Board.
  • Website at:
Duties of the Choral Director:
  • Propose music and related concert themes for Board approval.
  • Audition and select potential new singers.
  • Rehearse the singers and pianist most Tuesday nights, September-through-June.
  • Identify and engage additional accompanists and/or soloists, within Board appropriations.
  • Conduct 1 or 2 extra rehearsals (e.g., Saturday dress rehearsal) before each concert.
  • Conduct at least 3 concerts (e.g., Sunday afternoons) with distinct programs each year.
  • Attend 4 regular Board meetings per year, and contribute ideas for audience and singer recruitment, new venues and programs, grant proposals, etc.
  • Fixed monthly compensation, per contract, on an independent-contractor basis.
  • Rate to be commensurate with experience.  Reviewed annually.
Search process:
  • Applications requested by 1 August 2015; deadline 1 September.
  • Send resume, references, and cover letter to Peter Bird ( or mail to: The Concert Singers, PO. Box 90327, Los Angeles, CA 90009-0327.
  • Interviews with the search committee will begin in August 2015.
  • Rehearsal-auditions with the singers will be held starting in September 2015.
  • The new choral director will take the lead in planning the Spring 2016 concert and begin leading all rehearsals in January 2016.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Auditions for young men (ages 12-21) Kristopher Burke, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000

Call for Singers!


TheBrooklyn Youth Chorus is currently soliciting auditions for the Men's Ensemble and Men's Training Division. Both groups serve young men aged 12-21 and provides urban teenage boys with access to excellent musicianship and vocal training using Brooklyn Youth Chorus' trademarked Cross-Choral Training Method. Members also participate in once-in-a lifetime performance opportunities.


The Men's Ensemble is a professional level all-men performing ensemble, and has performed concerts with internationally renowned artists like Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keys, and more.


The Men's Training Division is a new course offering this coming season, and will be geared toward young men whose voices are beginning to change and is open to all male singers regardless of prior experience. The Men's Training Division will serve as a training chorus to prepare younger, less experienced singers for promotion into the Men's Ensemble.


Contact conductor, Kristopher Burke at or at 718-243-9447 ext. 240 if you have any questions or to set-up an audition.


Financial aid available. No prior experience necessary.


For more information visit our website at

Over 780 choral works available for rent at up to 80% off list price Scott Gillam, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 am pleased to announce the Summer 2015 edition of the NAS Choral Music Rental Library catalog. Now in its 16th season, the library contains multiple copies of over 780 choral works large and small, mostly for SATB, including some with instrumental parts and some that are out of print.  Quantities available range from 22 to 90. A sampling of popular works and their per copy fee includes:
Bach, J.S. Wachet auf, ruft ins die Stimme (Kalmus ed.) $2.00; (9 orch. parts (Barenreiter ed.  $10.00)
Barnett, Carol, The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass $2.00
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms $1.75; Make our garden grow, arr. R. Page $0.60; 10 orchestra parts $10.00
Britten, Ceremony of Carols (SSAA) $2.00; Rejoice in the Lamb $1.80; Cantata misericordium $2.00
Buxtehude, Membra Jesu Nostri $1.75; 5 accompanying parts $1.60; conductor's score $5.00
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Romancero Gitano $4.25
Copland, In the Beginning $3.00; Old American Songs $2.25; Las agachagas $1.40
Dvorak, Mass in D Op. 86 $1.60; Requiem Mass Op. 89 $3.40; 31 orchestra parts  $60.00
Handel, Let Thy hand be strengthened $1.00; 8 accompanying parts $10.00
Haydn, Te Deum $2.50; Paukenmesse $2.00; Missa Sancti Nicolai $1.75; 9 orchestra parts $15.00
Kverno, Trond, Misa in sono tubae $6.50; 5 brass parts $6.25
Martin, Mass for double chorus $3.00; Songs of Ariel $3.25
Mozart, Requiem (Maunder edition) $2.25; Grand Mass in c (K. 427) $3.00; Missa brevis in D (K. 194) $1.60; Vesperae solennes (AMP ed.) $1.60
Pinkham, Christmas Cantata $1.70; organ, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones $4.00
Pizzetti, Messa di Requiem $3.75
Poulenc, Christmas Motets $2.00; Gloria $1.75; Mass in G $1.50
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas $2.50; Te Deum Laudamus & Jubilate Deo $1.00; Praise the Lord,O Jerusalem $0.90; 5 strings $6
Respighi, Laud to the Nativity $3.50
Rutter, Gloria $2.50 (3rd trumpet, bass trombone, tuba, $6.00); Joy to the World $1.60 (49 orch. parts, $14.00)
Stravinsky Mass, ($2.50); Symphony of Psalms (vocal score, 1948 revision) $2.00
Susa, Conrad,  Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest ($2.75)
Thompson, The Peaceable Kingdom $3.00; Frostiana (5 selections) $ 3.50; Hodie $2.50
Vaughan Williams, Mass in g minor $2.25; Three Shakespeare Songs $1.00.
And this is just a small sampling. All 780+ works in the catalog are available for rent at an average reduction of 80 percent off the current list price. To access the catalog on line and to order, go and click on ATTENTION CHOIRS.
America Cantat 8 Eden Badgett, %26 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000

America Cantat is the premier cultural music festival of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite singers, conductors, and festival choirs from North, Central, and South America in a ten-day cultural and musical immersion program. The Festival is modeled after its sister festival, Europa Cantat. These festivals, in conjunction with Africa Cantat and Asia Pacific Cantat, constitute a worldwide movement of promoting peace and understanding through intercultural and artistic events. It is with great excitement that ACDA partners with America Cantat to continue these initiatives in 2016.

Over ten days, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in overlapping five-day-long workshops, led by some of the most prestigious choral clinicians in the world. During these workshops participants rehearse choral pieces indigenous to all previous America Cantat host countries. At the end of the Festival, the workshops present joint concerts to showcase this music. In addition to performing in the workshop concerts, choirs who attend America Cantat as Participant Choirs have performance opportunities in and around Nassau.

In the evenings, participants are invited to attend Gala Concerts, performed by acclaimed choirs from each host country and our sister festival, Europa Cantat. Additionally, there are Opening and Closing Ceremonies, hosted by The Bahamas, a mid-week Dinner & Beach Party, and time to explore the island, relax on the beach, and take part in excursions to fully experience all that The Bahamas has to offer. This is a can’t-miss event for anyone passionate about choral music and cultural exchange.

WHEN: August 21 - 31, 2016
WHERE: Nassau, Bahamas
WHAT: America Cantat 8, a non-competitive cultural immersion choir festival
WHO: Singers, choirs, and conductors of all ages and abilities

More Information, including registration instructions, can be found at
You can also call ACDA's Festival Development Director, Eden Badgett, at 405-232-8161 or contact her via email at

Rivertree Singers & Friends Perform John Rutter’s Requiem Philip Eoute, %26 %b %2015 %14:%Jun:%th 14JunGMT+0000

Rivertree Singers & Friends Perform John Rutter’s Requiem

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium on the campus of Bob Jones University

Buy Tickets! – $10

Warren Cook and Rivertree Singers will again host Rivertree Singers & Friends, a choral festival and concert in Greenville, SC. 120 additional singers from 11 states will join the 42-voice Rivertree Singers and orchestra for a beautiful performance of John Rutter’s well-loved Requiem. Tickets for the Saturday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. performance will be sold exclusively through the Rivertree Singers box office and at the door. $10 General Admission. Students 12 years of age and under are free.

The performance will be dedicated to the congregation and loved ones affected by the tragic killings in Charleston, SC. Twenty percent of ticket sales and sponsorships will be given to the families of the victims through the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, Charleston, SC.

We desire to communicate our sympathy with those suffering in Charleston, and we know that the beauty and power of this music will provide hope and consolation for those in Greenville who also feel the pain of this horrific event.

Last year Rivertree Singers invited other accomplished musicians to join them in a performance of Dan Forrest’s highly acclaimed Requiem for the Living—a stirring and uplifting work exploring pain, loss, redemption, peace and rest. See the 130-voice chorus and chamber orchestra perform Requiem for the Living below.

Ensemble Companio: Assistant Conductor / Conducting Intern Joseph Gregorio, %26 %b %2015 %05:%Jun:%th 5JunGMT+0000 Companio, a chamber choir based in the northeast United States, seeks an assistant conductor / conducting intern for its 2015-16 season. 
Ensemble Companio's members come from all over the northeastern states, though mainly from the Washington D.C. - Boston corridor.  It convenes on ten weekends per season, from September through May – approximately one weekend per month – in various locations throughout the northeast.
The ideal candidate will be located in the northeastern United States, will be able to travel to Ensemble Companio's rehearsal locales, and will have a M.M. in choral conducting or equivalent experience, though candidates with a bachelor’s degree in music who have demonstrated formidable choral conducting ability will also be considered.  The ideal candidate will also possess skill with music notation software, a deep love of choral music, and a desire to use choral music and choral singing to open doors of communication between singers and listeners. 
Responsibilities of the assistant conductor / conducting intern will include conducting sectional rehearsals (as needed), assisting the director in pre-season preparation, leading rehearsal and conducting performances of certain selections in concerts, and singing in the ensemble when not conducting.
The successful candidate will receive a modest stipend; limited additional funding will be available to help defray the costs of travel to/from rehearsals and concerts.
For the 2015-16 season schedule, for answers to questions about Ensemble Companio and the position, and to apply, please e-mail Joseph Gregorio at director(at)  Applicants should attach a .pdf of a CV / resume and state their voice part (in eight parts).  Application deadline is July 15, 2015.  Applicants should be prepared to provide links to videos of themselves leading rehearsals and concert performances and to record a vocal audition if requested.
Founded in 2011, Ensemble Companio is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988, and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Ensemble Companio values diversity and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  Ensemble Companio’s mission is to build bridges between people through authentic, inspiring performances of the finest choral music. ]]>
HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017, international and national choral competitions in Lindenholzhausen (Germany) Marco Löw, %26 %b %2015 %06:%Jun:%th 6JunGMT+0000
Dear friends of choral music,
from May 25 to 28, 2017, choirs and folklore groups with thousands of participants from throughout the world will be coming together again in Lindenholzhausen, the “smallest festival town in Germany”, where the seventh international HARMONIE FESTIVAL is to take place.
The HARMONIE FESTIVAL, with its international choir and folklore events and competitions, is considered as one of the most outstanding music festivals in the world. In 2011, more than 180 choirs and folklore groups representing 38 countries came to the sixth HARMONIE FESTIVAL. Patron was the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel.
Radio and television from 11 countries and more than 80 newspapers and journals unanimously reported on the good organization and the high standard of competitions, folklore events, concerts and supporting events.
Artistic director of the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017 is Martin Winkler. The honorary committee consists of Gábor Móczár, Jeroen Schrijner and the German composer Alwin Michael Schronen.
Choirs can take part in 13 different international categories (for German choirs there is also an national competition series). Their performances will be assessed by an international jury. Besides the HARMONIE Festival Prize, awarded to the choir with the highest score in each category, and various extra prizes for outstanding performances the Prize of the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany will be awarded in case.
The international jury consists amongst others of the following members:
Virginia Bono (Argentina), Juergen Budday (Germany), Volker Hempfling (Germany), Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), Robert Sund (Sweden) and Will Todd (United Kingdom).
We invite you to participate in the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017 and are looking forward to see you in Limburg-Lindenholzhausen (Germany)
You can find the syllabus and information about the HARMONIE FESTIVAL at If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask us by mailing to
With compliments,
HARMONIE Lindenholzhausen
Handbell Choir Director Matthew Martinez, %25 %b %2015 %23:%Jun:%th 23JunGMT+0000

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time director for their seasonal handbell choir. 


Primary Duties Include:

    •    Conduct weekly rehearsals (currently Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30, September-June).

    •    Provide 2-3 pieces for two worship services (8:30 and 10:00), once a month.

    •    Recruit regular members and substitutes for rehearsals and performances.

    •    Performances at two seasonal concerts (Christmas and Spring) per year.

    •    Work closely with the Director of Music in coordinating the worship performance schedule and appropriate anthems. 


Qualifications include:

    •    Experience conducting handbells/instrumentalists.

    •    Familiarity with handbell part assignments and technique.

    •    Ability and pleasure in working with a diverse range of musical backgrounds.

    •    Enthusiastic recruiter.

    •    Strong organizational skills and preparation.

    •    Knowledge of current church music and choral literature with the ability to utilize the music library.


Instruments are four octaves of Schulmerich handbells.


Mesa Verde UMC has a long tradition of music in the community as well as part of its worship services. The volunteer Chancel Choir is supported by the auditioned Rejoice! Chamber Choir and Sanctuary Bell Choir. The Music Ministry presents semi-annual concerts around Costa Mesa with special guests and orchestras in a wide variety of music.


Mesa Verde UMC is a reconciling church. We affirm that through God's redeeming love for all, we are one in Christ. We respect the inherent and valuable contributions each member makes to the body of Christ. We celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, race, age, ethnicity, physical or mental capacity, education, or economic or marital status.


Position is salaried and subject to final approval from SPRC. Please email interest and résumé to Thank you!

Choral Premier at Evensong Thomas Vozzella, %25 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%th 22JunGMT+0000
St. Andrew's Parish Choir and Friends  will offer Evensong (Feast of the first Tomato), including the premier of Dale Ramsey's Evening Canticles, Thomas R. Vozzella is Conductor/Organist, with woodwind quintet.

Capriol Suite, Peter Warlock

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Dale Ramsey
(Premier Performance)

In Search of a Higher Understanding, Gustav Mahler
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
6401 Wornall Terr
Kansas City, Missouri

Musicnotes 25% Sheet Music Discount Through End of June -- Special For ACDA Members Jonathan Miller, %25 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%th 21JunGMT+0000 members can take 25% off any single sheet-music order* of your choice through the end of the month with Coupon Code MNJUN25. Shop at from our wide-ranging catalog of digital sheet music, now with full-page preview, all available for instant download, printing and rehearsal/performance.
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Your ACDA coupon for 25% off any order is valid through June 30, 2015 only. *Limit one coupon use per customer. Offer applies to digital sheet music and guitar tab only, is not retroactive, and expires at 11:59 pm CDT on June 30, 2015.
Mayo International Choral Festival, 25th. to 29th. May, 2016. Edward Horkan, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 International Choral Festival, 26th to 29th. May. 2016.
We are now open to entry from Choirs from different parts of the World, to the West of Ireland in May 2016.
As a new Choral Festival we have been recognised as the Irish Choral Festival where visiting choirs mix with local Irish choirs in a relaxed and friendly way and build up lasting relations.
Choirs who visited us from the U.S.  over the past 4 years
Rode Island Chamber Singers, 24th May  2012.  
University of New Hampshire Concert Choir, 24th May  2013.  
Morehead State University Singers, Kentucky. In 2014.
Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir and Symphonic Band. In 2015,
Also in addition to our Festival we had this year,
Santa Margarita, Catholic High School, Choir,California. Sat. 13th, 2015, 
The Chapelwood Chancel Choir, Huston Texas, (Fri 19th June), 2015,
We welcome choirs who are unable to come for our Choral Festival, to come outside our Festival and we will arrange performances in historic locations like Ballintubber Abbey, Knock Basilica and other important locations in the West of Ireland with local choirs.
We have had choirs come from Finland, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Scotland, Wales & England,  many of them coming outside the Choral Festival period.
We have a choir from Canada coming in September and the Irish Barbershop Convention which will bring Barbershop Chorus & Quartets from different countries, in October.
I will be delighted to assist interested choirs with any details and information as regards traveling to the West of Ireland and visiting with us.
Entry Form can be downloaded from our Web- site at <> or direct from, Festival Chairman, at <>
 Future Dates for 2017- 24th. to 28th. May.
                          2018. 23rd to 27th.  May.
                          2019 22nd. to 26th. May.  
                          2020 to 24th. May. 
Best Regards Edward Horkan, Chairman Mayo International Choral Festival.
Christmas literature David Schwoebel, %25 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%th 18JunGMT+0000 am working towards a Christmas SATB choir/orchestra program w/ capable singers and players around the theme, "Recollections of Joy!" Can anyone offer suggestions for specific literature, or publishers who might have anthems that deal w/ love of family and friends, holiday traditions and symbols, knowledge of and appreciation for the Christmas Story, etc. (I feel public school educators have a better handle on some pieces for the more "secular" concepts we may want to explore?) The stack pole of this program's focus is not finalized, so any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!   ]]> Staff Singer Positions - St. Rita Catholic Church, Dallas, TX Alfred Calabrese, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%th 20JunGMT+0000 Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, TX has openings for Soprano, Alto, and Tenor Staff Singer positions for the 2015-2016 season. The choir sings each Sunday from August 23 until the second week of June. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings. The choir performs two concerts each season, and in May of 2016 will be presenting a new major oratorio commissioned for this choir. Singers should possess a solid vocal technique, strong sight reading skills, and excellent intonation. Familiarity with the classics of both Latin and English language sacred music a plus. Pay is very competitive. Must be willing to encourage and help lead a group of talented, accomplished, and fun-loving volunteer singers. To schedule an audition email Alfred Calabrese, Director of Music, at Please include a resume and soundclip of a recent solo.  ]]>Alto For High Holy Days Steve Freides, %25 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000, suburban Philadelphia congregation seeks alto for annual SSAATTBB octet for the 2015 High Holy Days.  The congregation requires all singers be Jewish.

Compensation commensurate with ability and experience.  Synagogue singing experience a plus but not required.  Sight-reading ability a must.

Rehearsals on some weekends in August and September.  Holiday services and one additional rehearsal in September.

A full CV is not necessary - please send a brief email to conductor at

Organist & Accompanist for Sunday Morning Services & Choral Groups Randy Lawrence, %25 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000 United Methodist Church, a 400 member church in Buffalo Grove, IL, has an opening for an Organist/Accompanist. The person hired for this part-time position will support the Worship and Music Ministry of the church through excellence in keyboard performance on multi-rank organ and piano. This is accomplished through a passion for the worship experience, a strong Christian faith, and a high standard (demonstrated proficiency) in multi-rank organ performance, piano performance, and digital keyboard skills, including MIDI.
Primary Responsibilities:
·  Performance of all keyboard service music for 10:30 a.m. Sunday services
·  Provide keyboard music for the 9:00 a.m. services on Sundays as needed
·  Provide keyboard accompaniment for Chancel Choir rehearsals and performance and other choirs as needed (Allelu's, King's Men, Cherub, Handbell)
·  Arrange service music (e.g., prelude, postlude, etc.) in harmony with scheduled worship themes & focuses
·  Practice all worship service music weekly
·  Consult with the Clergy and the Directory of Music Ministry to prepare appropriate music/performances for special services such as Christmas Eve, Mardi Gras Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc.
·  Music planning and accompaniment for weddings and funerals at the church.
·  Coordinates Summer music plans and volunteers who will perform special music during Summer Sunday services in conjunction with Director of Music Ministry
·  Arrange for substitute organist as necessary (e.g., vacations, etc.)
Qualifications Required:
·  Bachelor’s or higher degree in music or related subject with a major or minor discipline in keyboard music
·  Self-motivated, reliable and able to work independently as well as in a team
·  Ability to maintain professional and cordial interaction with co-workers and vendors
·  Ability to work evening and weekend hours
Part-Time Position: Hours: 10-12 hours per week
Salary: Negotiable based upon experience and AGO recommendations.
This position will require a performance audition. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with references, and any questions to Randy Lawrence,, by August 15th, 2015.
Handel Choir of Baltimore Auditions for 2015-2016 Molly Peterson, %25 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000
Handel Choir Auditions


Auditions for the 2015-2016 season are taking place Mon Aug 31, Fri Sept 4 and Sat Sept 5, 2015. We are hearing all parts SATB for community singers.

Monday Aug 31: 7-9 p.m.

Friday Sep 4: 6-8 p.m.

Saturday Sep 5: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

We rehearse Monday evenings, September through May, at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, at 1710 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville.

Click here [link:] to book your audition slot online, or call 667.206.4120.

Auditions take place at Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Avenue in Lutherville, just north of the beltway. *Please note* there are two Holy Comforters in the area, so be sure to navigate to the correct address.
For more information about what to prepare and what to expect in an audition, go to
For more information about Handel Choir and our season, go to
MPLS (imPulse): Audition for our 2015-2016 Season! Samuel Grace, %25 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000
MPLS (imPulse) is a 24-voice auditioned chamber chorus based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ensemble meets for rehearsals on a project basis, which typically take place over a long weekend. MPLS (imPulse) is an ideal ensemble for busy choral singers looking for another opportunity to sing or for working professionals who cannot make weekly rehearsal commitments. A high expectation for personal preparation is required. All ensemble members are expected to arrive at project rehearsals with their music learned in advance.

MPLS (imPulse) is a fully paid ensemble. Singers receive a total of $175 per project. We not only seek responsible, outstanding singers, but outstanding people. Providing a meaningful and community-driven experience for our ensemble members is at the heart of our mission. 

Auditions will take place on Monday, July 13 and Thursday, July 16 at Peace Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. There is no required audition fee. The audition will last approximately 10 minutes and will consist of the following exercises:
  • Simple vocalises to evaluate tone, intonation, musicality, and range
  • Sight Singing
  • Tonal Memory
  • Prepared excerpt*
*All auditioning singers will be required to prepare a brief choral excerpt for this audition, available after scheduling your audition.
To schedule an audition, send us an email at or visit our webpage at
About the Ensemble:
Founded in 2014 by Samuel Grace, MPLS (imPulse) seeks to re-imagine traditional conventions in choral music and to engage audiences with eclectic music in diverse spaces. Artists in MPLS (imPulse) prepare music in advance of scheduled festival appearances where the ensemble rehearses, builds community, and presents a series of concerts throughout the region. We prioritize the performance of choral music that is eclectic in nature, and we do it in the most diverse spaces we can find.
Mission Statement:
MPLS (imPulse) seeks to create a meaningful, community driven experience for its artists and to engage audiences in performance by expanding access to an eclectic repertoire of choral music in diverse venues.
Vision Statement:
MPLS (imPulse) envisions a re-imagination of the typical choral ensemble in a changing world.
*This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.*
WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE ON GOING BEYOND WORDS Stanley Schmidt, %25 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000 World Broadcast Premiere will take place this Sunday, June 28th at 12 Noon Central Time on the Choral Show "Going Beyond Words".   To stream this informative show go to KVNO.ORG and click on Listen.   You may visit the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM for show 2134 and you will see CD images and a complete detailed list of the recordings used.
The World Broadcast Premiere will feature "Libera me" a five minute unaccompained choral work by French composer, Anthony Sylvestre.   The piece was written for a community chorus "Resonance" of which Mr. Sylvestre was a member.   The first U.S. Choir to sing "Libera me" was The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers with Dr. Kent Hattenberg on Nov.17, 2013.  On week later, Nov 25, 2013 it was programmed by East Central University Chorale from Ada, Oklahoma, with Dr. J. Steven walker on the podium.  Other performances have taken place in France, Ukraine, Washington D.C. and Illinois. However, it has never been heard on a broadcast before, anywhere.   Choral Directors will want to visit Anthony Sylvestre's site for more information on this very accessible choral work.   Please Contact the composer at  
Here is a list of what you will hear on Going Beyond Words
Pie Jesu  Marc-antoine Charpentier  
"O Maria! - Psaumes and Motets"
Ensemble Correspondances
Sanctus (From: "Petite Messe Solennelle") Gioachino Rissini
"Petite Messe Solennelle"
Accentus Chorus and Orchestre de Chambdre de Paris
Salva Regina  Martin Lutz b. 1975
"There Is A Spell Upon YHour Lips"  The Music of Martin Lutz
The Copoenhagen Chamber Choir
Choro D'Angeli Polido! Esanguel (From: "La Passione di Gesù") Ferdinando Paër
"La Passione di Gesù" (World Premiere Recording)
Coro La Stagione Armonica; Orchestra di Padove e del Veneto
Séquence du Verbe, Cantique Divin (From: "Trois petites liturgies de la Présence divine")
Olivier Messianen   (For 16 solo strings and 18 sopranos)
"L'amour et la foi" 
Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder! (From: "Trois Chanson de Charles d'Orléans)
Claude Debussy
"French Choral Music" Netherlands Chamber Choir
Libera me   Anthony Sylvstre b. 1977  (World Broadcast Premiere)
MP3 File suppled by the Composer 
Sung by the East Central Universityh Chorale, Ada, Oklahoma
Contact the Composer at  
De Profundis   Hilarion Alfeyev
"De Proundis - Copncerto Grosso - Fugue on the B-A-C-H Motif - Canciones de la muerte - Stabat Mater"
Moscow Synodal Choir; Russian Natioinal Orchestra
Questions? EM
John Gardner, "Abide with me" recordings? Mike Barker, %25 %b %2015 %15:%Jun:%th 15JunGMT+0000 am programming two of John Gardner's "Five hymns in popular style" (OUP) this fall. I have a recording of "Fight the good fight," but would like to have a recording of "Abide with me." Does anyone know of a readily available recording of that piece? Thanks! ]]>My only full ensemble class only meets at 7:10 a.m.- help. me. please. Claire Ma, %24 %b %2015 %23:%Jun:%th 23JunGMT+0000 all!
    As you have gathered from the title of this post, I have one academic (they are graded) large group ensemble in new school I am teaching at in the fall; yes, the class meets, 5 days a week, at 7:10-7:55 a.m.  This is not a co or an extra curricular ensemble, this IS the choral program right now.  Collgeaues, administration, community, and students all want to build the choir program up; I signed on to help them get there.  I am gathering knowledge/research/data to support moving it into the school day with the "other" academic classes. 
   I am trying to gather hard data regarding, what we all already know as trained professionals, the times of day which best facilitate/support learning the performance art of vocal music.  
1) Has any one seen a study, has done, or is doing a study supporting best practices for the time of day our students vocalize? 
2) Are there any resources that you all might know about where I can gather information regarding the science behind WHY we know that singing so early is not the best way to teach our students healthy vocal technique?
I thank you for reading this post and any information you might be able to give or point me towards!
6th International Choir Festival and Competition ,,Canco Meditarrania,, and Pau Casals Choir Competition , Barcelona Merce Villanueva, %24 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%th 22JunGMT+0000
Dear Music Friends,
The  6th International Choir Competition and Festival ,,Canco Mediterrania,, (VI Internacional Festival i Concurs Coral “Canco Mediterrania”)and Pau Casals Choir Competition will be held in Barcelona and in Lloret de Mar- the tourist capital of Costa Brava from 13th to 18th of September 2016.
     The   6th  International Choir Festival and Competition “Canco Mediterrania” and Pau Casals Choir Competition is an international choir competition with various categories for amateur choirs: mixed choirs, female choirs, male choirs divided in some groups: senior, adults choirs, youth choirs, school choirs ,children choirs  and category additional : professional choirs .
    The competition has five categories of music :Sacred Music, Folklore,  Pop Music , Catalan Music and Paul Casals’ Compositions Category.
     During the festival choirs take part in the special choir concerts  in the impressive Cathedral of Barcelona .
 The choirs have the possibility of participating in the 6th International Choir Festival ,,Canco Mediterrania,, without participating in the choir competition.
We will be very pleased to invite your choir to participate in the 6th International Choir Festival and Competition ,,Canco Mediterrania,, and Pau Casals Choir Competition 2016 in Barcelona .
  We invite you to see our festival website .
Merce Villanueva
 International Choir Competition and Festival ,,Canco Mediterrania,,
Tel: +34 972 36 15 12
FAX:+34 972 36 1513
   “Costa Brava- Best of the World 2012 top Travel Destination - National Geographic Traveller”.
 The medium water temperature at the Mediterranean Sea (Costa Brava) between the 15 and 20 of September is about 22-24ºC.
Lee Kesselmen's stunning Love Song for a Common Destiny Kurt Knecht, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%th 19JunGMT+0000 with an extended vocalise, this beautiful piece concludes with a text from the Earth Charter. See, hear, and buy it on MusicSpoke. ]]>Syracuse Summer Sing 2015 - JW Pepper Denise Collins, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000

ATTENTION:  New Location!

This event will now be held in the
Life Sciences Building - Auditorium on the campus of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


This one-day clinic will include this year's best new music, handpicked and presented by professional music education specialists and composers. Browse through a large selection of books and music for purchase. All participants will receive a packet of new music!

Barbara Tagg
Jeff Welcher
Peppie Calvar
Katherine Dee Medicis
Elisa Dekaney
John Warren

Pre-registration closes on August 7, 2015. Space is limited, so reserve your place today!

After August 7, walk-in registrations are welcome, but music packets are not guaranteed.

Certificates of Participation will be available for those wishing to pursue Professional Development credits with their districts.

Hope to see you there!

Summer Sing Philadelphia 2015 - JW Pepper Denise Collins, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000

Monday, July 27, Andy Beck will be here sharing new music and teaching ideas for Middle/High School Choral. 

Our Sacred Choral Reading Session will be led by Mark Cabaniss on Monday evening July 27!

Tuesday, July 28, Join Sharon Burch and Andy Beck as they present new materials, musicals and octavos for the Elementary Classroom.  

Our clinic will include this year's best new music, handpicked by our experienced staff and presented by professional music education specialists and composers, Andy Beck, Mark Cabaniss and Sharon Burch. Browse through a large selection of books and music for purchase. Lunch is included with the daytime sessions, and all participants will receive a packet of new music!

Pre-registration closes on July 19, 2015. Space is limited, so reserve your place early!  After July 19, walk-in registrations are welcome, but music packets and lunch are not guaranteed. Click here to register:

Certificates of Participation will be available for those wishing to pursue Professional Development credits with their districts.

Hope to see you there!


Informal concert venue June 28th Evan Ingalls, %24 %b %2015 %07:%Jun:%th 7JunGMT+0000 big event is on Friday, but we'll be there until Sunday, and we had intended to do an independent concert our last afternoon, but our tour company scheduled us to sing on a battleship. Our director, thinking that was maybe not the best concert venue, nixed that plan, but we were kind of sad to give up the opportunity to sing our own rep.

So I'm wondering if anyone can think of a place in Manhattan we could sing... it doesn't have to be a concert hall (though we would certainly welcome that!)--could be a church, synagogue, business lobby with good acoustics, public area...just somewhere that people with relatives in NY could invite them to and say "We're performing here, at this time!"
Worse comes to worse, we'll set up in Central Park and sing, but I don't want to count on that, especially with chance of thunderstorms!

This would be Sunday, June 28th, in the late morning or early afternoon. I am not the director, but our director David Post has many things to think about on this trip, so you can e-mail me at epingalls(a) Hoping the NYC Choralnet hive-mind can help us out!

evan ingalls
Trip chaperone, Bellingham Children's Choir

Paris Music Festival 2016 Gregor Laskowski, %24 %b %2015 %08:%Jun:%th 8JunGMT+0000
6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Paris (France)
24.08. - 28.08.2016
PARIS - city of love, dreams and senses
Nobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the Arc de Triumphe, the Champs-Elysees. No other city exalts the imagination like this metropolis, which is also particularly popular for its musical events. As of late these also include the Paris Music Festival.
Choral Orchestral Work Featuring Brass Logan Fellenstein, %24 %b %2015 %02:%Jun:%th 2JunGMT+0000! I am searching for a variety of choral orchestral works with the following limitations, and am looking for any and all suggestions you may have! The work must: be no longer than 7 minutes, be for full orchestra and choir but feature brass, be an independent work or a movement from a larger work (no cutting), have a good balance for a choir of 90 to be able to sing over the orchestral score (with an orchestra of about 70), and it must be singable and playable and teachable! This is for a collegiate group, so an advanced level can certainly be achieved, but is not necessarily required. 
Thanks so much for any and all help!
Church Music Director Christopher Hansen, %24 %b %2015 %01:%Jun:%th 1JunGMT+0000 Street United Methodist Church (, Burlington, NC, seeks a part-time Music Director. Responsibilities include planning, and coordinating with the pastor and accompanist, all music for worship services, special services, and other musical program. Selectee rehearses with choir each Wednesday evening and on Sunday mornings before worship; orders music materials and is responsible for budgeting and procurement. Position presents an opportunity to grow a music program for an aging congregation and develop a vision for the next 3-5 year period with a musically talented pastor and choral experienced accompanist. Anticipate selection in time for Fall programs. Please send complete resume, with references, to or mail to 606 East Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215; attn: Staff Parrish Relations Co mmittee. ]]>Associate Conductor ... contemporary-able! Lexi Johnson, %24 %b %2015 %00:%Jun:%th 0JunGMT+0000
Portland choral organization looking for an associate conductor to direct contemporary-music-focused ensemble(s)!
Repertoire can include anything from rock to doo-wop to pop to jazz, with super flexibility in selecting it.  The role entails planning and leading weekly rehearsals, of course!
Do you describe yourself as dedicated, passionate, and loyal?  Do you value the artistic aspects highest above all the other gunk?  That's what we're looking for! (well, that and a flexible/progressive thinker who works well with others).
Choral conducting experience necessary, of course, with the ability to work/communicate well with a wide range of musicians!

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, as well as resume or CV, to admin Lexi Johnston at:
Sacred Music DMA Preparation Rina Ritivoiu, %23 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%rd 22JunGMT+0000, 
I am planning on applying to several sacred music DMA programs and am wondering about books or suggestions for preparing for the entrance exams and auditions. For example, some schools tests on choral literature, sight-singing, pitch retention, harmonic function, tonal analysis, 20th century analysis, score identification, listening identification, and music history. I have been out of school for a few years and would like to brush up on some of these skills.
I realize there are also a number of church music DMA's. Do you feel these would be limiting when compared to sacred music DMA's? Should I expect that church music degrees will focus equally on both CCM and classical music, or one over the other?
Choir Director-First Unitarian Denver Helen Berkman, %23 %b %2015 %23:%Jun:%rd 23JunGMT+0000 Summary:  The Choir Director will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the choir of First Unitarian Society of Denver, a Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation, and provide administrative support to the music program.   
Reports to:            Senior Minister
Status:                  Part-time, exempt-- approx. 15 hours/week, 10 months/year, approx. 42 Sundays and 40 Choir rehearsals, September-June.
Compensation:     $13,000-$15,200, annual salary, to be paid in 21 equal installments, every other week, September through June
Date of Posting:     June 23, 2015
Application Deadline:      Until position is filled
Send Applications to:
Full job description is available at 
National Association of Church Musicians Annual Convention Christine Sillerud, %23 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%rd 22JunGMT+0000 is a 76 yr old organization that exists to encourage, empower and educate church choral directors.  The Convention is hosting Dr. Robert Istad, Associate Professor and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton.  He is also the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers, the Long Beach Bach Festival, and is the Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Chorale.  Dr. Istad will give three plenary addresses:  "Cultivating Community and Invoking the Spirit", "Mastering the On-Task Rehearsal:  Voice Care, Accuracy and Excitement", and "J.S. Bach in the New Millennium:  Inspiration, Order and Divinity".  In addition, the Convention offers workshops relating to music ministry, reading sessions of new anthems from different publishers, a conducting Masterclass by Dr. Istad, and other sessions of interest.  The Convention is being held at Laguna Presbyterian Church, Laguna Beach, CA.  For more information and registration, visit our website:  ]]>The "Perfect" Choir Dress? And, used dresses... Leigh Anderson, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%rd 19JunGMT+0000 high school program will be purchasing new choir dresses this year, and I need the perfect one for our needs, as we are in a transition period. We are not a show choir school but all choirs (even the beginning) are used to doing choreography at almost every concert. Iwill be in my 3rd year at this school starting in the Fall, and I am changing this slowly over time and would like to eventually be mainly a concert choir program with, potentially, an additional show group. However, I do not want to flip the program on its' head just yet, so the choirs will still do choreographed music.
The groups are used to mostly wearing show choir dresses, even for their traditional concerts, but I want them to also have a more formal outfit that is more appropriate for the music. Should I increase students' choir fees to allow ladies to rent both a show dress and a concert black dress, or just stick with the show dress for now? I feel that if I go ahead and purchase new show dresses, I am well on my way to making this a show choir program and the changes I am trying to make will never happen. The two auditioned choirs will be going on a performance trip in the Spring and I would love it if all ladies had a matching concert gown. This may be too ambitious at the moment. Any thoughts are appreciated. 
ALSO, USED DRESSES FOR SALE. I am looking to sell many sets of show dresses that haven't been used in a long time, many of which are in good/great condition. Please message me privately if you are interested, OR if you can help to find a place online where I can sell them. One set has about 38 dresses in it, a mix of silver/white and purple sequins. I would love to sell at a low price to someone who needs them.
Artistic Director / Conductor _Jubilee Chorus Mihee Gwon, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%rd 21JunGMT+0000
  Jubilee Chorus is looking for a choral conductor who can lead a Christian music ensemble for worship performances in 2015-2016.
  Jubilee Chorus is a choral ministry rooted in the classical music tradition that is devoted to providing opportunities for Christians to serve God and to have fellowship with other musicians. Jubilee Chorus is dedicated to nurturing Christian musicians who have a background in classical music. Jubilee Chorus unites people of all ages, denominations, cultures, and life experiences to create a message of hope and healing for God’s people. Jubilee Chorus provides a place for worship and ministry, and brings God’s light to the communities in which we serve.
We are contacting you to see if you would be interested in this position.
1. Name
2. Attach a current resume and Headshot Photo
Send to
Nova Vocal Ensemble Auditions for 2015-16 season Jonathan Bautista, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%rd 21JunGMT+0000
Nova Vocal Ensemble will be holding auditions on Sunday, July 19, from 12 to 2 pm in Glendale just blocks away from the Americana on Brand and the Glendale Central Library.
Nova looks for singers with chamber choir experience and a versatile vocal instrument. Excellent sight-reading and a degree in music are preferred for those seeking stipend-supported positions.
Performances at various theme parks and conventions as well as three season choral concerts, all on the theme of fantasy and magic, are the bulk of Nova's performance schedule. Solo opportunities are ample as well.
If interested, please email to schedule an audition. We are looking for altos, tenors, and second sopranos especially.
K-3 Vocal & General Music Teacher Needed - The Buckley School, NYC Adam Eggleston, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%rd 16JunGMT+0000
The Buckley School, seeks an exceptional candidate to teach Vocal and General Music to boys in grades K-3 (starting September 2015).  The ideal applicant should have a degree in Music Education, significant teaching experience, and above all, a passion for teaching young children how to sing well and appreciate many kinds of music.  Piano skills and a vocal/choral background are a plus, as are certifications in Orff and Kodaly.
The Buckley School, founded in 1913, is a traditional K-9 boys school serving the community of Manhattan's Upper East Side.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to:
You may also contact me with any questions via this ad.
SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS Steven Edwards, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%rd 16JunGMT+0000 Chorus of New Orleans performs at the Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series in the Pavillion of the Two Sisters in the Botanical Gardens in New Orleans City Park. Program begins at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Admission is $10
Program includes:
Hymn to the New Age by Lee Hoiby (1926-2011)
Where the Music Comes From by Lee Hoiby
*Magnificat by Kevin Memley (b. 1971)
Louisiana Purchase by Irving Berlin, arr. Edwards
Selections from Disney's The Princess and the Frog by Randy Newman, arr. Huff
Basin Street Blues by Clarence Williams, arr. Page
Louisiana 1927 by Randy Newman, arr. Althouse
Do You Know What it Means (to Miss New Orleans?) by Louis Alter, arr. Bode
*About half of the members of SCNO performed the premiere of the full orchestra version of Kevin Memley's Magnificat last month in Carnegie Hall. This is a very attractive and fun piece for advanced high school, or good college or community choir. It can be performed with piano or organ, with brass and piano or organ, or for full orchestra.
Showcase Dare August 2015 Jack Senzig, %20 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%th 16JunGMT+0000 is the home for the Showcase Dare,  an event to spark creativity, promote the creation of new works and to increase collaboration between choral composers and choral conductors.  It is sponsored by members of the Composers of Choral Music Community and Our Musical Life Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit from Racine, WI.  We would like to thank the ACDA for allowing us the tools of ChoralNet to be our base of operations.
Composers who participate in the dare are encouraged to join both the Composers of Choral Music Community  and this community.  You must be a member of this community to vote/judge, comment or to submit compositions.  Look for the "Join this Community" button above the blue line on the right of the community home pages.   You can leave the communities at any time after the event but are encouraged to stay and participate in forum discussions and submit your best works to the Composition Showcase. You must join ChoralNet (free) in order to join the communities (also free).   Each contestant will be given editor status and a page in this community to blog about the experience.  Please consider posting screen shots, sound samples, pics of you being frustrated and write about  your thought process.  This is not in any way required, but it will create a nice record of the how you did what you did which may help you and other composers to learn and grow.   This is a professional community. Professional behavior is expected. That doesn't mean you can't joke around and have fun, simply that you will keep language clean, play by the rules and not sabatoge the work of others.
Contestants:  Once you join the community send me an email.  Copy/paste this: "I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Showcase Dare.  I will use my editor privelages only on my own contestant page." You send me a message by clicking on my name in blue at the top (Jack Senzig) while logged in to ChoralNet. Read the terms and conditions on the bottom of rules page.
Concert Programs gretchen harrison, %28 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 community is planned to post your concert programs. It's a great way to share literature ideas. You can also serve as a reference source for other directors. Two guidelines:
1) Please make sure the programs you share do not list names of minors. 
2) Label your entry with the specific enrollment type or grade level; i.e., MS/JH, HS, Community Choir.
ChoralNet Resource Curators Martin Knowles, %11 %b %2015 %02:%Jun:%th 2JunGMT+0000 community of ChoralNet users managing the ChoralNet Resources sections. ]]>Composers of Choral Music Community donald patriquin, %03 %b %2014 %23:%Jan:%rd 23JanGMT+0000
Good Day Fellow Composers,
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Preamble: TheC7Prize is being given for 2014 for SATB works from 2 to 5 minutes; there are few restrictions– other than quality! Because of the nature of TheC7Prize, there is no age limit and no specific style requirement; works may be a cappella or piano-accompanied, sacred or secular, arrangements or original. They may be composer-published (although not ‘traditionally’ published), previously performed or not. There is a modest fee, which covers administrative costs as well as displays of all chosen “Recommended” works at National Conferences (ACDA & ACCC) in the USA and Canada.
Jack Senzig enthusiastically endorsed TheC7Prize – the latest choral composition competition and possibly the first in 2014 – and reminded me to make sure I got it into the Composers of Choral Music Community. As I write, TheC7Prize information has been up just about 24 hours (
and already there have been over 500 views of the information. This augurs well, as a great deal of the success of this competition depends upon the interest that will be generated amongst choral conductors not only in the USA and Canada, but around the world. More on this, and perhaps why Jack stated it is the “Best Composing Competition I have Seen…an incredible composition competition) below. Thanks for this, Jack. High praise coming from you! However, the competition is very much like a composition still on paper– it is merely a ‘blueprint’ that has to be realized before its real value can be assessed, and here is where we will all have to demonstrate to our composer and conductor colleagues the incredible potential of this competition.
En passant, I’ll tip my hat to Jack as he was the first – and practically the only – ‘critic’ to whom co-originator of TheC7Prize Elise Letourneau and I sent an early draft of the website. It was hardly necessary to send it elsewhere as he was so thorough in his scrutiny of the competition.  
So why does Jack call it “new and very exciting”? I’ll deal with the ‘new’ aspect, as that’s somewhat measureable. YOUR participation, and the participation of many, many conductors will make it exciting! You’ll find it at
I realized years ago that conductors (and I was amongst them) ended up choosing a lot of their music at conferences such as the ACDA in the USA and ACCC in Canada. The reason for this is pretty straightforward– these conferences are a wonderful ‘filter’ for new choral music. Conductors want their choirs to shine, and so they spend a lot of time choosing music that will have great audience as well as choir appeal. This is very much the case with new and recently composed choral music. There is a lot of it out there to choose from, so if a conductor can go to a conference hear how it sounds when its off the page, and know that it has been thoughtfully chosen for its appropriateness and appeal to choir and audience, then chances are that piece of music stands a better chance of being picked up than if it has not yet come off the page. Marry all this with the fact that composers are pretty careful about what they send off to choral composition competitions – arguably all the more so when there is even a modest fee attached – and so, if a broad spectrum of conductors can be brought into the adjudication process at a point where they are assessing carefully considered and somewhat vetted new music, we have a recipe for a great deal more newly composed music being looked at and subsequently performed.    
Competitions generally may be likened to a pyramid– the ‘top’, i.e. the ‘winner’, takes all, and the rest, well… you tell me! I’ve been there, and quite possibly you’ve been there too. But why should this necessarily be the case? Is every piece on a program a (prize) winner? One’s person’s meat is another’s poison may be overstating it, but that’s the general principle on which TheC7Prize is based. It recognizes in the adjudication process that ensemble suitability, accessibility, excellence, effectiveness and potential for wide performance are more important than trying to discern which of 500 entries (we’re being hopeful!) is the ‘best’, or even ‘second best’. Adjudicator assessment takes an empirical rather than academic approach. A conductor looking for church music will obviously look at music differently than the conductor of a community choir. This is why – in addition to three pieces being chosen by our three illustrious conductor-adjudicators for performance by their choirs – there is equal focus on the appropriateness of ALL entries for the broad spectrum of conductors who have signed up – and will continue to do so –to peruse, purchase and perform a large number of TheC7Prize compositions. ( This, of course, is a ‘new’ element. It came to us readily when we asked ourselves “What is it that composers really want?” The answer– performances! ( Composers also would like to be paid for their music and they’d like to have it exhibited at conferences, so both of these notions became an integral component of TheC7Prize.  
Elise and I will be exhibiting TheC7Prize prize-winning and ‘Recommended Works’ at Canada’s ACCC this May 15 – 18, and 365 days later at the ACDA Conference in Salt Lake City in 2015. We hope to see – and hear – you there! (
We also asked ourselves what conductors want as they search through the bins – real and virtual – for new music. I’ve already alluded to ‘filters’ above and for the moment would simply point out that the more conductors participate in TheC7Prize, the more they’ll get what they want.
So, fellow composers, do help each and every one of us to realize our dreams even more by talking to your conductor friends, sending them TheC7Prize link, and by participating in this endeavor.

Oh yes, I almost forgot– the “C7” in TheC7Prize stands for “Choirs, Conductors, and Composers collaborating on a Choral Composition Competition” – a brilliant acronym created by my jazz-oriented colleague, performer, conductor and composer-adjudicator Elise Letourneau!

Hoping to hear from composers, conductors and their choirs in 2014,
To fellow composers in particular– your feed-back is welcomed on any aspect of TheC7Prize.
It’s YOUR competition!
Elise Letourneau and Donald Patriquin
TheC7Prize originating conductor-composers
Donald Patriquin initiated the highly successful Canadian ACCC Associated Publishers Award for Choral Composition in 1998. It's still going very strong!
Ideas for Music to use for English Language Development Calvin-Paul Stewart, %13 %b %2013 %05:%Oct:%th 5OctGMT+0000 
I went to college to be a music teacher but I am currently a second grade teacher and I have to teach English language development throughout the day and I've been using music to supplement. I just had a interview with my superintendent who said that I should be looking for courses any music that shows that it can help students who are learning English language. I was just seeing if anybody knew any resources, books, or courses that I could go to fulfill this need. I still want to teach music throughout the day but I want to make sure that I answer the superintendent by following his recommendation to find a course.
Assistant Conductor - Amor Artis Chamber Choir and Orchestra Ryan James Brandau, %22 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%nd 22JunGMT+0000
Amor Artis, a superlative chorus and chamber orchestra, is looking for a talented person to fill the part-time position of Assistant Conductor for the 2015–2016 season. The ideal candidate has a strong educational background in choral and/or orchestral conducting, and either is currently studying one or both of those fields or has recently completed his or her studies. The primary focus of this position will be choral music.
About Amor Artis:
The Amor Artis Chorus has 40 singers, most of whom are amateurs, but all of whom have a strong music background. Rehearsals are fast-paced, intense, and run like a fully professional group. Performance standards are exceptionally high. The chorus performs three or four concerts per year. Repertoire draws from the Renaissance and Baroque as well as music from the last century. The 2015–2016 season will feature music by Bach, Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Maurice Duruflé, Duarte Lobo, and others.
Rehearsals for the chorus are held almost every Thursday evening between September and May, with a Saturday morning rehearsal at some point prior to most concerts. Most rehearsals are held on the Upper West Side.
The Amor Artis Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble, comprising some of New York City’s finest baroque and modern instrument players, and performs with the chorus in many of its concerts.
The job of Assistant Conductor of Amor Artis is an educational position, offering firsthand experience working closely with the Artistic Director and with the professional singers in the organization. This is a great opportunity for someone seriously committed to pursuing a career in choral conducting, or someone who wants to better understand the choral field to strengthen his or her work as an orchestral conductor. Artistic Director Ryan Brandau will offer private training in both choral and orchestral conducting to the selected candidate in the form of conducting lessons. Instruction will include work on gesture, score study, rehearsal technique, and musicianship. He or she will be given at least one live conducting opportunity during the season and, if desired, will be given private sessions in the art of accompanying a chorus on the piano.
For more information on the organization, please visit
The candidate must:
Have a strong educational background in conducting
Have a sincere interest in, and love of, choral music
Be willing to work collaboratively with all members of the organization
Be willing to include Amor Artis among his/her priorities for the season
Be able and willing to sing in the chorus
Be eager to learn
Chorus piano accompanist skills are a plus, but not necessary
Cover all repertoire for the season
Be available for all rehearsals
Be an artistic support for the Artistic Director in rehearsals and dress rehearsals
Work with administrative staff, as necessary, on matters pertaining to the chorus, orchestra, performances, and recordings
Mark orchestra and choral parts, as necessary, as instructed by the Artistic Director
Have at least one live conducting opportunity
An honorarium of $150 per month
This is a part-time, one-season position (September 2015 through June 2016). An extension of one further season is possible if both parties agree.
Application Deadline: 
July 31, 2015
To apply:
Please email the below items with the subject “Assistant Conductor Application” to:
  • Detailed letter of intent, including a description of why the candidate believes he or she is qualified for this position.
  • Resume.
  • Short video showing candidate’s work as a conductor with a chorus and/or orchestra. Rehearsal footage is preferred, but performance footage is also acceptable. This video may either be accessible on YouTube or similar, or be a downloadable video attached to the application email, or be sent to our mailing address below.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field of music familiar with the candidate’s musical and conducting capabilities. Please note: these letters must either            
    • a) be emailed to us directly from their authors, or
    • b)  be sent by regular mail to our mailing address below, as long as they are signed by the author.
We will only accept emailed applications. No application materials will be accepted via regular mail other than videos and letters of recommendation. We regret that we are unable to return application materials.
Candidates we wish to interview will be contacted by email by August 10.
Necessary questions regarding the application process may be emailed to the same address, and directed to Anne Barthel, Administrator.
No solicitations or phone calls about this position, please.
Mailing address for letters of recommendation and videos only:
Amor Artis, Inc.
Attn: Asst Conductor
P.O. Box 97
New York, NY 10024
Artistic Director/Conductor - Mountainside Master Chorale Susan Winckler, %22 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%nd 21JunGMT+0000

Mountainside Master Chorale is seeking artistic director/conductor applicants for the 2016-17 season.  MMC is a 70-voice auditioned, semi-professional choir, based in Claremont, CA.  The Chorale has presented twenty-one seasons of varied and inspiring repertoire ranging from choral masterworks to newly commissioned compositions. Application deadline is October 1, 2015. Please refer to for complete details.

Mozart - Vesperae Solennes de Dominica Richard Sparks, %22 %b %2015 %21:%Jun:%nd 21JunGMT+0000 all,
This is from a live performance last November at the University of North Texas:
This is the much less known Vespers setting by Mozart, but equally beautiful and expressive! The famous Laudate Dominum in the Confessore setting is probably what leads to its greater popularity--here the Laudate is a virtuoso movement for soprano solo (no chorus), here sung by Julianna Emanski, a DMA student in voice at UNT. All soloists are members of the Collegium Singers.
Please consider programming it! Quite wonderful!
The Collegium Singers and UNT Baroque Orchestra (director, Paul Leenhouts)
Richard Sparks, conductor
Barbershop Chorus Director John Becker, %22 %b %2015 %19:%Jun:%nd 19JunGMT+0000 (VA) Barbershop Chorus seeks a director. Current director transferring abroad.    Applicant should have solid training in music.  Music education background a plus as is experience with Barbershop style.  Chorus rehearses once per week and performs in the Arlington community.  Direcor responsible tor choosing repertoire,  planning rehearsals, and preparing chorus for performances.   ]]>Music Director and organist Jody Eiden, %22 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%nd 18JunGMT+0000
22 June 2015
Position Title:  Music Director and Organist
Salary:  $18,000 to $20,000 (negotiable based on skills and experience)
Position description:  Advent Lutheran Church, located in Wyckoff, New Jersey, is seeking an energetic and personable Music Director and organist familiar with liturgical music to help revitalize our music program.  Like many churches, Advent has recently gone through a pastoral transition and now has a newer Pastor to lead the congregation. 
Advent has a contemporary service Saturday evenings and a traditional service Sunday mornings.  The Music Director and organist position is for the Sunday service at 9:30 AM with one adult choir rehearsal after service at 10:45 AM.  There is no mid-week obligation except for holidays and special services.  Also we are interested in expanding our music program to include our youth and children into our music ministry.  The church has an Allen electronic organ as well as an electric piano and upright piano.  Other responsibilities include attending one monthly Music and Worship evening meeting at the church, collaborate with the Pastor for hymn selection, etc., and be available for weddings and funerals as necessary.  An office is provided.
Music is very important in the life of Advent and we are looking forward to working with a Music Director who can fit in with our church family and enhance our worship service. 
Please contact us at: 201-891-1031 or email resumes to
Accompanist - Richmond Choral Society - Staten, Island, NY Marina Alexander, %22 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%nd 18JunGMT+0000
  • 60-voice ensemble acclaimed for choral excellence & innovative programming. 
  • Season runs from early September through May/June 
  • Performances at prime venues in Dec./Jan. & May/June
  • Occasional special programs
  • Position begins September 2015
Responsibilities include: 
  • attending all rehearsals of the chorus on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:45 on Staten Island
  • leading sectional rehearsals
  • playing at rehearsals with soloists, at dress rehearsals 
  • playing for performances as repertory requires
  • extensive choral accompanying experience
  • ability to read open choral scores
  • good organ skills
Salary:  commensurate with experience. 
Please visit our web site for full info on the RCS's programs.

Reply privately via email to Marina Alexander, Music Director 
Please include current resume, plus any available audio/video links demonstrating your work.
The Crossing Month of Moderns III: We beat our hands against the walls of heaven Kevin Krasinski, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%nd 20JunGMT+0000

MoM III: We beat our hands against the walls of heaven
with supertitle projections by Brett Snodgrass
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 8pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles

Our 2009 performances of Joby’s Path of Miracles were among the first 'events' at The Crossing; the power and beauty of his hour-long account of the pilgrimage across northern Spain to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela have made this work a modern classic.  In seven languages and a variety of musical styles, the work is an emotional journey inward as we navigate our own pilgrimages.

There will be a pre-concert lecture one hour prior to the performance.

Purchase tickets here.

Made possible in part by a generous grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

Recording of Gardner, Abide with me Mike Barker, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%nd 13JunGMT+0000 am planning to program two of John Gardner's "Five hymns in popular style" this fall. I have a recording that includes one, "Fight the good fight." Does anyone know of a recording that includes "Abide with me" (OUP, SATB, solo) by the same composer? Thanks! ]]>Repertoire for singers with Parkinson's Disease - SB, SAB or SATB Jonny McGeown, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%nd 13JunGMT+0000 wise advice about arrangements suitable for a Parkinson's choir (members all mature adults, with and without the condition)?
we are seeking to emphasise the musical aim, but conscious that some members are challenged by the loss of voice caused by the condition. 
INTERIM DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST & CHILDREN’S MUSIC DIRECTOR Jennifer Gulden, %22 %b %2015 %11:%Jun:%nd 11JunGMT+0000 DEADLINE: July 6, 2015
The First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT is currently seeking an Interim Director of Music/Organist & Children’s Music Director to continue our rich tradition of music excellence. Please submit resume and music files to Jennifer Gulden, Elder – Personnel at
Job Type: 1 Full-time position or 2 Part-time positions
Job Duration: 6-12 months
Min Education: Master's Degree
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The Interim Director of Music & Children’s Music Director shall report to the Pastor/Head of Staff and be responsible for the overall music ministry of the church, providing leadership, direction, supervision and education.  Proven excellence in choral rehearsing and conducting is a must, as are consummate organ skills, knowledge of a wide range of sacred music styles and genres, experience working with children’s choirs, and the ability to generate and maintain enthusiasm.  
Note: the Children's Music Director could be a separate part-time position.
  • Direct the 30-member Church Choir and oversee music for Sunday worship services throughout the year
  • Play the organ/piano for all services, rehearsals and events held at the church, including weddings and funerals (first right of refusal), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, 2 Christmas Eve services, 2 Easter services and concerts, etc.
  • Direct the Presbyterian Choir School - Children’s Carol Choir and Angelus Chime Choir (grades 3 – 7)
  • Work collaboratively with the Pastors on the music program and attend weekly staff meetings
  • Monitor and oversee music budget
  • Attend the monthly Music, Worship and Arts Committee meetings and maintain effective communication
  • Plan, arrange for and conduct the Church Choir and guest instrumental ensembles in a concert during Advent and special music for Easter services
  • Direct the English Hand bell Choir (Adults and Youth) for seasonal performances
  • Continue to produce FPC’s Coffee Concert Series – six 30-minute sacred music concerts, drawing on both local and national artists
  • Advise upon and coordinate the hiring of section leaders and guest instrumental and vocal soloists
  • Supervise the maintenance of all instruments (organ, piano, hand bells, etc) as well as the church’s choir robes
  • Maintain and expand the music library within the church budget
Services per Week: 1
Rehearsals per Week: 2 plus extra rehearsals for Christmas Concert
Ensembles: First Presbyterian Church Choir, English Handbell Choir, Children's Carol Choir and Angelus Chime Choir
Hours per Week: TBD
Instrument Description:
Organ: Historic 3-manual 52-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ.
One Steinway concert grand piano and one baby grand in the sanctuary.  Two additional baby grand pianos in the choir room and Common Room.
Four octaves of Whitechapel hand bells and three octaves of hand chimes.
A full set of timpani drums.
One Eric Herz harpsichord.
INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL LONDON 2015 Helmut Engel, %22 %b %2015 %09:%Jun:%nd 9JunGMT+0000

The festival will take place at the beautiful Concert Hall of The Royal College of Music London on Saturday,
the 24th of October 2015.

We offer complete arrangements with choice between hotel or youth hostel.
It is a festival, no contest.
Nevertheless there will be awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer.

Extra concert at a Church in the City of London.
End of registration is the 1st of August 2015.


Music Events Unlimited
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Sing with FREDERICA VON STADE for a great cause: Special invitation for San Francisco Bay Area singers Caroline Knaggs, %21 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%st 22JunGMT+0000
Register at to join the chorus this summer in the California premiere performances of STREET REQUIEM, benefiting Singers of the Street (SOS) - a program that enables homeless and marginally housed San Franciscans to express themselves and improve their quality of life by singing in a choir. 
In light of recent race-related violence in the US, STREET REQUIEM provides an important way for singers from all over the Bay Area to express through music our hurt and anger as well as our desire and longing for peace and safety. It should also speak strongly to the LGBTIQ community, considering the tragic deaths we see on our streets each year as a result of hate crime. Our performances will raise public awareness as well as funds to support those living on the margins in San Francisco.
Composed in 2014 by Dr Kathleen McGuire (former Bay Area conductor of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Community Women's Orchestra and more) with Australian collaborators Jonathon Welch AM and Andy Payne, STREET REQUIEM is a 40-minute, 10-movement cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra. It is highly accessible, uplifting, multicultural, multi-faith and secular, mourning those who have died innocent on the street as result of poverty, war, illness, violence, hate crime or homelessness. 
Saturday Aug 29, 2015 (evening), Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Sunday Aug 30, 2015 (afternoon), Congregational Church of San Mateo
Featuring: world-renowned opera superstar FREDERICA VON STADEmembers of the Community Women's Orchestra, pianist Carl Pantle, conducted by Kathleen McGuire.
STREET REQUIEM's world premiere is available on Spotify or download from iTunes.
Performance reviews (Dallas, TX): - An American Heroine Sings Out For The Homeless
UMC News
Participation for singers is free, except for the purchase of the sheet music (PDF) and rehearsal tracks ($20 US for individual singers, or $12 per singer for groups of 10 or more).  Participants will also have access to a free "app" to keep up-to-date with rehearsal details etc.100% of participants' funds will benefit the School of Hard Knocks, providing services to hundreds of disadvantaged Australians participating in arts programs in multiple cities.
NOTE: your total will appear in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS (0.75 USD) 
All proceeds from ticket sales to the California performances will benefit Singers of the Street (SOS). Founded by Kathleen McGuire in 2010 and now led by Ashley Moore, SOS is a San Francisco choir of singers at risk of homelessness. SOS, dedicated to raising voices for justice, healing and joy, will celebrate its 5th anniversary just a week after the concerts. SOS is a project of Welcome - a communal response to poverty.
All rehearsals from Aug 23 are essential. For most community chorus singers, 5 - 6 rehearsals is recommended. If you are a confident music reader, you may be comfortable with fewer rehearsals (but your presence at rehearsals will of course help others!). 
Saturday July 1110AM-4PM
Workshop with Dr Jonathan Palant at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, San Francisco. Potluck lunch.
Dr Palant - former AD of Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas TX - conducted the US premiere of STREET REQUIEM last January and is flying out specially to kick off our California rehearsals!
Saturday morning rehearsals starting July 18, 10AM-12PM at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, SF
Wednesday evening rehearsals in San Mateo starting July 15, led by Carl Pantle and Stephanie Smith.
(Aug 22: Dr Kathleen McGuire arrives in SF and will lead subsequent rehearsals and performances)
Sunday Aug 23 - rehearsal with orchestra in the afternoon (location TBA)
Wednesday Aug 26 - Congregational Church of San Mateo - chorus rehearsal & potluck (TBC)
Thursday Aug 27 (evening) - Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland, chorus & orchestra rehearsal
Saturday Aug 29 - Old First Presbyterian Church, SF (afternoon rehearsal, evening concert)
Sunday Aug 30 - Congregational Church of San Mateo, afternoon concert 
Thank you for registering to be part of this important event to raise awareness while supporting Singers of the Street. Street Requiem chorus participants do not need to attend all of the rehearsals, but attending 5 - 6 is recommended. Attendance from Aug 23 onward is important. 
After you register, you will receive links for downloading music and rehearsal tracks, plus access to a free app with the full schedule and reminders to keep us all connected!
Dr Kathleen McGuire (Street Requiem conductor and composer)
Grown up SAB/3Part Lisa Benner, %21 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%st 20JunGMT+0000!  I teach at a small high school for gifted students who function at a fairly high intellectual level.  My choir always has a wide range of musical experience and abilities, but rarely has enough men in it to do SATB repetoire.  When I look for SAB or 3Part pieces that are possible for us musically (level three on the UIL PML list is about our speed), I seem to find things for "developing" voices or choirs which tend to be very simplistic musically and textually.  (Geared more for middle schoolers).  I'd be very grateful for any suggestions for some good standard rep that is arranged for three voices that high schoolers would enjoy singing.  Thank you for your time and consideration! ]]>Director of Music/Organist Gregory J Mayer, %21 %b %2015 %20:%Jun:%st 20JunGMT+0000 overall guidance to the total music ministry of the church. This position must work in concert with the Choir Director. This position is for the full 12 months of the year. Work with the Pastor and Choir Director regarding the selection of music for regular worship services as well as special occasion services when held. Select hymns and other music using the Pastor's sermon themes and lectionary as a guide. Arrange for special music when the Choir is not performing. Schedule maintenance of the organ and pianos as required. Prepare and monitor the church music budget. Attend church staff meetings. Provide organ or piano accompaniment for hymns and anthems. Provide music for prelude, offertory and postlude and other parts of the service where appropriate. Assist families with providing music at weddings and funerals when requested. Arrange coverage for absences for Sunday service and choir rehearsals. ]]>Constellation Men's Ensemble holding auditions for '15-'16 season Lennie Cottrell, %21 %b %2015 %18:%Jun:%st 18JunGMT+0000 Men's Ensemble, Chicago's newest men's chamber choir, is holding auditions!

Auditions will be held on June 28th-July 1st  2015, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Church of the Atonement in Edgewater (corner of Kenmore and Ardmore). If you would like to audition, please prepare two stylistically contrasting solos (classical and something else), a provided choral excerpt, and be ready for some vocalization, sightreading, and ensemble singing.

To schedule an audition time and to get any further information, please email!about/c2414

Meistersingers - Concert Tonight Brian Dehn, %21 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%st 17JunGMT+0000


10 AM - Dad wakes up, turns on the TV and watches a little golf. (Or he wakes up at 6 AM and actually goes golfing. In this case, go directly to 12 PM.)

11 AM - He showers and shaves.

12 PM - Is taken out to brunch by his loving family. He orders a delicious ham & cheese omelet and a mimosa.

2 PM - Everyone gets back home and relaxes.

4 PM - Snack time. He makes himself a roast beef sandwich and a glass of beer.

6 PM - Meistersingers concert at Red Hill Lutheran in Tustin. The end of a perfect day!



Hope this is helpful!  ;) 

For those that are interested in the repertoire, here you go: 
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d – McGrath  
Bitter For Sweet – Chatman  
With a Lily in Your Hand – Whitacre 
Go, Lovely Rose – Whitacre  
Lay a Garland –Pearsall 
Lie Lightly Gentle Earth – Chihara 
Beauty is But a Flower – Rorem  
The Sick Rose - Sveinsson 
The Evening Primrose – Britten  
Ballad of Green Broom – Britten  
Red, Red Rose – Mulholland  
In Flanders Fields – Aitken  
Lady When I Behold –Mealor  
Flower of Beauty – Clements  
Have You Seen the White Lily Grow – Fine  
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal – Mealor  
Les Chanson des Roses (Complete) – Lauridsen  
The Gallant Weaver – MacMillan  
Make Our Garden Grow – Bernstein
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Mozart Requiem - Monadnock Chorus Summer Sing Matthew Leese, %21 %b %2015 %16:%Jun:%st 16JunGMT+0000 the Monadnock Chorus for their Summer Sing of Mozart's 'Requiem' at the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough, NH. The new Artistic Director of Monadnock Chorus, Dr. Matthew Leese, will lead a rehearsal and performance accompanied by organ. Meet and greet at 5pm. Rehearsal 5.30pm-6.45pm. Performance from 7pm-8pm. All ages welcome! By donation. ]]>Director of Music Bruce Borton, %21 %b %2015 %13:%Jun:%st 13JunGMT+0000
Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, Binghamton, NY seeks one or more highly skilled musicians for the half-time position of Music Director to supervise an established and successful traditional music program at a medium size parish committed to excellence in music and liturgy.
Preference will be given to individuals of high professional competence in both organ performance and choral conducting, but consideration would be given for splitting the position between two differently-talented individuals.
The candidate would be expected to have earned a degree in music (organ, choral, or vocal), have experience in a church and/or school setting, and have an ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a list of three references with phone and email contact information, and, for organists, an MP3 of a recent recording.
These materials should be sent electronically by July 24th to the Rev. Dr. David Drebert at
  1. Direct the total music program subject to the approval of the rector.
  2. Provide organ music for Sunday services and seasonal services.
  3. Prepare choirs to sing service music, hymns, and anthems.
  4. Supervise the selection and preparation of solos and other instrumental and vocal music for occasional and holiday usage.
  5. Prepare introductions, alternate harmonizations and descants for hymns.
  6. Provide music for funerals and weddings as requested at an additional fee.
  7. Prepare the Chime Choir for the presentation of music at Sunday services and holidays.
  8. Supervise the maintenance of all musical instruments.
  9. Maintain and expand the music library.
  10. Write musical notes for the Trinity Times.
  11. Prepare and present periodic recitals, concerts, and special services.
  12. Evaluate and supervise guest recitals and concerts.
  13. Provide additional help to members of the choirs as needed.
  14. Prepare classes or presentations for the adult education and confirmation classes.
  15. Audition, hire, and supervise paid choral singers.
Binghamton, NY is a small city with a particularly vibrant artistic community including a professional orchestra, professional opera company, several successful community musical ensembles, and institutions of higher learning (including Binghamton University and SUNY-Broome Community College.
Trinity Memorial Church is an active supporter of and a participant in this artistic community and host to frequent concerts by university and community choral and instrumental ensembles and individuals. If desired, the community offers significant opportunities for private teaching of voice, piano and organ.
More information about the position, the church and the city... and streaming audio of the choir and organ... may be found at
Brilliant Fundraising - The $60K Chorus Auction Jacob Levine, %21 %b %2015 %01:%Jun:%st 1JunGMT+0000 this not the coolest idea ever?! Major props to the Oratorio Society of NY for coming up with a brilliant fundraiser!
Schola Cantorum Offers Six "Summer Sings" for Bay Area Choral Members 7/13 - 8/17 Diane Holcomb, %21 %b %2015 %00:%Jun:%st 0JunGMT+0000 CANTORUM’S SUMMER SINGS PROGRAM BRINGS TOGETHER TOP BAY AREA CONDUCTORS TO LEAD MEMBERS FROM OVER 200 CHOIRS IN SINGING GREAT CHORAL MASTERPIECES
As summer rolls around and choral groups take a hiatus until Fall, Schola Cantorum steps in to fill the void. Over six Monday evenings beginning on July 13, Schola’s Summer Sings program provides an opportunity for members from the over 200 local choirs to join together as a community to sing some of the greatest choral masterpieces of all time. Without the commitment of rehearsals. Without the pressure of performing for an audience. And with no other goal than the joy of singing works from classical music’s finest composers under the baton of some of the top choral conductors in the Bay Area.
From Brahms to Mozart, Haydn to Beethoven, Vivaldi, Verdi, Fauré, and Mendelssohn, the requiems and oratorios in Schola Cantorum’s 32nd annual Summer Sings include some of the most beloved and recognizable pieces in choral repertoire.
According to Music Director Gregory Wait, it was Schola’s second conductor, Louis Magor, who started the Summer Sings program in 1983 after hearing about this sort of event happening in New York. “For quite a long time, Schola was the only Bay Area chorus doing sing-alongs,” says Wait. How it works: “You show up, Schola provides the scores, you pay a small fee, and a guest conductor leads you through.” After a warm-up and short explanation of the work, the fun begins.
And fun is what everyone agrees on. It’s the no-pressure aspect, with nothing riding on the outcome. It’s the chance for friends to join together in song and meet new people in a non-competitive environment. For some, it’s the beginning of a long career of singing in a choir because they’ve attended one of these events and said, “wow, this is something I need in my life; this has value.” It’s the opportunity to sing a solo, but not in a scary way, because thirty other people are singing it also. It’s the time to revisit known works, discover new pieces, practice sight reading, and keep fresh over the summer.
The series begins on July 13 with Gregory Wait, Music Director of Schola Cantorum, conducting Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Beethoven’s Mass in C. “The Lord Nelson Mass is probably the best known of all of the masses Haydn wrote late in his life, and the most performed,” says Wait. “It has wonderful melodies and a spectacular sense of joy to perform. All of the vocal parts are distinct, giving singers a sense of musicality. Beethoven was Haydn’s student, and wrote a mass reminiscent of his teacher, but also stayed true to his own originality.” 
On July 20, Dr. Scot Hanna-Weir conducts the Fauré Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria. A French composer well known for his vocal music, Fauré’s is “the most gentle and sensitive of requiems,” he says. “It’s incredibly beautiful music that people can’t help falling in love with.” Dr. Hanna-Weir is the director of choral activities at Santa Clara University, and artistic director of the Santa Clara Chorale.
On July 27 Bryan Baker conducts the Verdi Requiem. “Verdi took a sacred piece and infused it with all of the drama and sacred intensity you get in opera. The sound is huge, with thundering climaxes, and wonderfully rewarding choral parts mixed throughout.” Baker is artistic director and conductor of Masterworks Chorale; director of music at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley; founder and director of the chamber choir Serenade; and assistant conductor of the San Francisco Choral Society.
On August 3, Dr. Stephen Sano conducts Mozart’s Requiem, “one of the most recognized, beloved and known pieces in all of choral repertoire,” and two pieces by Brahms: Schicksalslied and Nänie. “Although smaller in scale and length, the pieces are rich in what they offer musically,” he says. “The choral and orchestral writing and the setting of the poetry is so perfectly done.” Dr. Sano is professor and chair of the Department of Music and Choral Studies at Stanford University, and director of the Stanford Chamber Chorale and Symphonic Chorus.
On August 10, Dr. Buddy James conducts Mendelssohn’s Elijah (abridged). He describes the piece as “one of the great oratorios of all time,” with massive choruses which are exciting to sing, and a dramatic baritone solo he calls “the role of a lifetime.” Dr. James is director of choral/vocal Studies at California State University, East Bay; and founding director of its School of Arts and Media.
The series concludes on August 17 with Dr. Magen Solomon conducting Brahms’ Requiem, “a spectacular piece to sing,” she says. “The harmonies, the orchestration, the color of the voices and instruments are beautifully constructed.” Dr. Solomon is artistic director of the San Francisco Choral Artists, and artistic director of the San Francisco Bach Choir. She won the Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
Schola’s Dawn Reyen will act as accompanist for four Sings, playing the orchestral part masterfully on the piano.
Each Summer Sings begins at 7:30 PM, and will be held at the Los Altos United Methodist Church. Admission price is $13 general; ages 25 and under free with valid student ID. As a special savings, Schola offers a Sings FLEX pass: six tickets for $66, to be used as one ticket to attend all six concerts, or to be shared with friends over one or more concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at, or by phone: 650-254-1700.
What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 21, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %20 %b %2015 %22:%Jun:%th 22JunGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you
to enjoy: GSM - June 21, 2015 Don't forget that we have more choral
and organ music programmed on Sunday evenings beginning at 10 p.m.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
John Ireland: Greater love hath no man
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Hickox
Paula Bott, soprano; Bryn Terfel, baritone
Amy Beach: Nunc dimittis
Harvard University Choir, Murray Forbes Somerville
J.S. Bach: Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657
Hans Fagius, organ
1724 Cahman organ in Kristine Church, Falun, Sweden
Choirs worldwide sing John Ireland's 1912 anthem in the version with
organ accompaniment. But the composer did orchestrate the accompaniment
in the 1920's. This is the version we shall hear this morning. Brilliant and way
ahead of her time in so many ways, the talented American composer Amy
Beach (1867-1944) was largely self-taught. The chorale prelude "Nun danket
alle Gott, BWV 657" is one of eighteen chorale preludes which date from
1740-1750, i.e., the last decade of Bach's life.
Edvard Grieg: Ave, maris stella
Regensburg Cathedral Choir, Roland Buchner
Janos Boksay: Szent, szent, szent (Holy, holy, holy) ~ Liturgy
of St. John Chrysostom for Male Choir
St. Ephraim Byzantine Male Choir, Tamas Bubno
Cesar Franck: Cantabile
James Johnson, organ
1982 Fisk organ, Opus 82, Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina
"Ave maris stella" translates as "Hail! Star of the Sea". It is an ancient hymn to Mary dating
as far back as the ninth century. The Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is attributed to Saint
John Chrysostom who was Archbishop of Constantinople in the fifth century. The Fisk organ
in Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina is one of twelve instruments
in North Carolina. Two more Fisk organs are in the works.
Carson Cooman: The Lamp of Charity
Royal Holloway Choir, University of London, Rupert Gough
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Ave Maria, Op. 37 No. 6
Swedish Radio Chorus, Tonu Kaljuste
Max Reger: Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Awake!, Op. 67 No. 41
Martin Welzel, organ
Johannes Klais organ, Trier Cathedral
Rochester, New York native Carson Cooman is a prodigious composer. His latest
opus number is 1112.  Rachmaninoff's "Ave Maria" is an excerpt from his setting
of the All-Night Vigil. German composer Max Reger (1873-1916) died at age 43.
When you consider the enormous amount of music he wrote, one can only imagine
what he might have written had he lived a few more decades. Remarkable.
John Rutter: Gloria
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Choir of Gonville and Caius College;
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury
This 2012 recording of John Rutter's 1974 composition "Gloria" is about as fine
an interpretation as you can find among the seven recordings of this well-crafted work.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 135, "Ach Herr, mich armen Sunder"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Dorothee Mields, soprano; Pascal Bertin, countertenor;
Gerd Turk, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki (1964-) founded the Bach Collegium Japan in 1990.
Charles Gounod: Mass No. 2 in G for Male Chorus and Organ
Chorale du Brassus, Andre Charlet
Francois Margot, organ
Swiss conductor Andre Charlet (1927-2014) for many years directed la Chœur de
la Radio suisse romande.
Maurice Duruflé: Prelude and Fugue on the Name of Alain, Op. 7
David MacDonald, organ
Casavant organ in Basilica of Notre Dame du Cap, Cap de La Madeleine, Quebec
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Cape, Cape de la Madeleine, Quebec, is a modern building
constructed in the 1960's. The 114 rank Casavant organ is the firm's Opus 2679.
Camille Saint-Saëns: Messe de Requiem, Op. 54
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Hertfordshire Chorus;
Harlow Chorus; East London Chorus, Geoffrey Simon
Tinuke Olafimihan, soprano; Catherine Wyn-Rogers, contralto;
Anthony Roden, tenor; Simon Kirkbride, bass
Saint-Saens dedicated his requiem to his friend Albert Libon. Saint-Saens
wrote the mass in 8 days in 1878 and received a gratuity of 100,000 francs for his efforts.
Josef Haydn: Organ Concerto No. 1 in C
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Theodor Guschlbauer
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
French organist Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013) came from a family of distinguished
musicians. She enjoyed a long career as a concert organist and teacher.
Beethoven Choral Fantasia Opus 80 in English? Stephen Bruce, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000 Listers:
Gearing up for Opus 80, I saw a reference that suggested that Beethoven may have been involved in creating or approved an Englush translation of Opus 80. does anyone know for sure?
Program Assistant Sarah Fader, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000
  • Serve as a liaison between singers/parents and the central office.
  • Assist with communication and mailings to Choir families as needed (registration, tuition statements, etc).
  • Collect and track registration for every singer.  Report any missing singer documents to the Program Manager and conductor.
  • Update Choir rosters and singer demographics and turn in to Program Manger quarterly.
  • Create music folders according to conductor’s request.
  • Attend all Choir rehearsals, performances and events to supervise singers throughout.  Always keep a copy of singer emergency forms at every activity.
  • Maintain attendance records for weekly rehearsals and performances, report them to the conductor regularly. Follow up with families regarding absences regularly.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with Choir families.
  • Meet with conductor weekly regarding singer issues, attendance, and calendar.
  • Supervise singers before and after rehearsals/concerts to ensure all singers are safe and well-behaved.  Supervise singer pick-up after rehearsals/concerts. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each rehearsal/event; stay until all singers are picked up safely.
  • Collect money (tuition, fundraising, tour) from singers, issue receipt, and deliver it to the office.  Keep accurate records of all money collected for each singer.  Follow up with late payments as needed.
  • Assist with tour accounting and attend tour, as needed.
  • Turn in all payments to the central office within one week of receipt.
  • Keep consistent communication with parents regarding registration, tuition, attendance, tour, etc. Create weekly e-mails (approved by Program Manager/Director) to send to Choir families with upcoming dates and important Choir information.
  • Assist with and encourage singers to participate in fundraising opportunities. Manage payments and distribution of fundraisers.
  • Create, copy, and distribute information flyers for fundraisers, events, and other Choir activities. 
  • Work with conductor to create monthly calendars and distribute by the 3rd week of each month for the following month.
  • Check Neighborhood Choir voicemail and emails regularly.
  • Attend all parent meetings, staff planning meetings and weekly meetings with Program Manager.  Work from central office a minimum of one day a week.
  • Assist with other Choir rehearsals/performances, as needed (ex. Special Projects, Honors, other Neighborhood Choir, DiMension, or Voice of Chicago events).
  • Assist with office work, as needed (Data entry, mailings, calls, emails, organizing uniforms, organizing music library etc.).
  • Communicate with the parents about further opportunities to become involved in the Choir.  Assign parent chaperones for concerts and events.
  • Assist with promotion of the Choir and auditions.  Encourage families to raise awareness of Chicago Children’s Choir.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Cece Hill, Program Manager at No calls please.
Production Associate Sarah Fader, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000
  Provide support in coordination and execution of all self-produced concerts and contracted engagements.
  • Track information for all engagement requests. Compile requests for discussion.
  • Assist in responding to engagement requests in a timely manner.
  • Create and send letters of agreement for musicians, guest artists, and contracted production vendors for all performances. Follow up with coordinating payment.
  • Create musician binders as needed for all performances.
  • Assist with coordination of all equipment and supplies for each concert, labeling all concert needs, and working with the building and movers to ensure access.
  • Book all venues for performances. Assist with executing all contracts for each venue.
  • Assist with all guest artist hospitality needs.
  • Work with Artistic Producer to provide support for all performances.
  • Update master calendar regularly.
  • Assist with follow up to all clients and seeking out additional performance opportunities, as appropriate.
  Provide general support for Program Department.
  • Assist with communication to families related to singer recruitment, tuition collection, etc.
  • Provide program coverage in terms of singer supervision at Choir sites, as needed.
  • Provide support for In-School programs (i.e. assessment tracking, uniform processes, program renewal, etc.)
Assist with data tracking and reporting.
To apply please send your resume to Rebecca Shorr via email at No calls please.
Harvest of the Sea Composition Competition 2015 Thea Engelson, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jun:%th 17JunGMT+0000 of the Sea Composition Competition 2015 in association with St. Mary-at-Hill, London and The Square Mile Music Series invites composers to submit a brand-new choral work to celebrate the main event in the St. Mary-at-Hill Church annual Harvest of the Sea Festival, the Fish Harvest Service.
A single prize of £500 will be awarded and a performance will be given at both the Fish Harvest Service on Sunday 11th October at 11:00 am and on Tuesday 6th October at 1:15 pm as part of the Square Mile Music Series.
For further details, please email the Director of Music, Robert Mingay-Smith, at  Closing date for applications: Monday 28th September 2015
First Call Auditions for Minnesota Choral Ensemble: Northern Pines Singers Douglas Thompson, %20 %b %2015 %09:%Jun:%th 9JunGMT+0000 Chamber-sized SATB group on 16-28 singers.
Conductor: Dr. Douglas Thompson
Repertoire: Western Choral Art Music, sacred and secular, from all major periods. The accent will be on classic as well as lesser-known works by major composers, along with new works.
Rehearsals: Sunday evening from 6:30-9:30 in Circle Pines, a northern St. Paul suburb, 15 minutes from downtown St. Paul and the UoM.
Dues: $65 for each half of the season (cost of music not included)
Concert Season: 2015-2016 Season will consist of 2 concerts (approximately 14 rehearsals plus dress rehearsal and concert)
"Group Tone": Emphasis is on the quality of the music-making experience. Rehearsals will move along expiditiously. Social opportunity/break at every rehearsal, in order that the goodness of making music together contributes to fostering quality interpersonal relationships within the group.
Summary: The Northern Pines Singers, Minnesota's "Ten-thousand-and-first" choral ensemble, offers singers the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an ensemble focused upon a high quality musical experience for members and audiences. It is hoped this will also set the stage for a fostering of good will among members, which will enhance an audiences' listening experience. If you love making great great choral music, possess a respectable quality choral voice and musical skills, email me for further information, such as audition times and requirements. All voice parts needed and welcome!
1st FLORENCE ADVENT CHOIR FESTIVAL 2nd - 4th December 2015 Leonardo Sagliocca, %20 %b %2015 %11:%Jun:%th 11JunGMT+0000
for all kind of choirs
1st edition 2nd - 4th December 2015
We are delighted to announce a new great initiative sponsored and organized by the Florence International Choir Festival. The FLORENCE ADVENT CHOIR FESTIVAL (FACF), which will take place every year in the month of december during Advent time, in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, capital of the region of Tuscany. The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. We are inviting choirs from all over the world. Let your voices resound in our magnificent venues and warm your heart and hearts of the audience with wonderful Christmas songs!
Choirs are eligible to join the Festival either as non-competitive choirs participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive choirs.
Join FLORENCE ADVENT CHOIR FESTIVAL now! Don't lose the chance to perform in magnificent venues, rich in art and history. Enjoy the historical streets of the center of Florence decorated with wonderful Christmas illuminations. A dream city with dream atmosphere.
Florence, a jewel in the heart of Tuscany, famous for its magnificent cultural and artistic heritage, warm welcome, accommodation capacity, and outstanding quality of food and wine.
For information and all kind of artistic and organisational matters please contact Artistic Director LEONARDO SAGLIOCCA at this address:

A - Mixed Choirs Adults
B - Equal Voices Choirs Adults
C - Youth Choirs
D - Children Choirs
E - Chamber Choirs
F - Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles
G - Sacred Music
H - Popular, Folk, Gospel, Barbershop Ensembles
I - Jazz and Modern vocal ensembles
L - Early Music
M - Modern and Contemporary Music
X - Non-Competitive Choirs
Each group will perform 3 pieces. The total performance must be from 9 to 15 minutes
Rules for each category
Categories A, B, C, D, E, F, I
1. one work of classical repertoire
2. one work composed from the choir's country of origin
3. one work of the choir's own choice
Category G
1. one work of Renaissance polyphony a cappella
2. one work composed from the choir's country of origin
3. one work of the choir's own choice
Category H
1. one work of italian repertoire with custom arrangement
2. one work composed from the choir's country of origin
3. one work of the choir's own choice
Category I
1. one work from the great American Jazz repertoire
2. one work by a composer from the choir's home country
3. one work of the choir's own choice
Category L
1. one work composed before year 1400
2. one work composed before year 1600
3. one work composed before year 1750
- minimum one piece must be a cappella
- one piece must be from italian repertoire
- one piece must be from the choir's country of origin
Category M
1. one obligatory work composed by the official composer of the year (organizers will send score)
- for Children Choirs
- for Female Choirs
- for Male Choirs
- for Mixed Choirs
2. one work of modern music (1900-2000)
3. one work composed after 2000
- minimum one work must be a cappella
In each category the jury will assign the following prizes:
1st place: Gold Medal, Golden Diploma
2nd place: Silver Medal, Silver Diploma
3rd place: Bronze Medal, Bronze diploma
1 - The Golden David
2 - The Best Conductor
3 - The Best Male and Female Soloist
4 - The Best Performance of Italian Composer's Work
5 - The Best Contemporary Composer Arrangement
6 - The Best Choreography
7 - The Best Traditional Costumes
The Golden David, a very special prize, will assigned to the best Choir or Ensemble for excellent artistic performance. It consists of a statue of the Michelangelo's David, the emblem of Florence and our Festival.
All choirs which do not receive a prize will get the Diploma of successful participation in Festival.
Performance will be judged by international jury members, including conductors, opera singers, composers.
The Jury will judge: intonation, vocal production, interpretation, diction and general artistic effect.
The decisions of the Jury are final.
The Jury, after consideration of all artistic matters, may not award some prizes or may award joint or additional prizes.
The Festival enrollment fee for each choir is 200 euros and 150 euros for every supplemental category, non refundable.
The enrollment fee for non-competitive choirs is 200 euros.
In order to be admitted in the Competition and Festival, the payment of enrollment fee is required.
Application deadline: 30th September 2015
After receiving the application form, each group will be contacted by email and receive detailed information on further steps.
The payment of the enrollment fee must be paid within 30th September 2015
30th September 2015 - Deadline for the payment for rooms and eventual meals - 40% of the total
20th October 2015 - Deadline for the payment of balance for rooms and eventual meals. 
Apply here now! 
Each choir is responsible for obtaining copyrights and permission to use all material during their performance at the festival.
Each choir including the conductor, accompanying persons and bus drivers
shall pay their own travel, accommodation and meals expenses.
For organisational and logistic reasons is not possible for the choirs to book hotel by theirselves. Payment for accommodation must be paid directly to the Festival organisation by bank transfer 
Each choir will provide itself to the reservation of its travel.
The organization can reserve private bus on request at Choir expenses for
visits and tours.
Accommodation for all choirs will be organized by the Festival in singles, doubles, triples rooms in 3 stars Hotels in the center of Florence, according to
prices published on the Accommodation section on our website.
The organization can arrange accommodation also in 4 stars or 2 stars hotels on request.
On request the staff of the Festival can organize a longer stay in Florence and other italian cities.
The Festival will organize the meals for all the choirs in typical florentine restaurants serving traditional italian food with quick service and cheap prices. Please refer to Accommodation section on our website.Nevertheless each choir will have the chance to organize the meals itself.
At the end of the Festival there will be a dinner for all the conductors in a typical Tuscan restaurant in the historical center of Florence, offered by the organization.
City Chorus and the Gelachter Trio - Summer Concert - Celebrate the Light Karen Crane, %20 %b %2015 %07:%Jun:%th 7JunGMT+0000 Chorus with the Gelachter Trio. 
Oliver Lallemant, organ and piano. 
Paul Ayres, conductor.

Celebrate the Light

Friday 3 July, 7.30pm 
City Chorus's summer concert celebrates light: the spectacle of the aurora borealis in Ola Gjeilo's Northern Lights; as represented by God in sacred works by Tallis, MacMillan and Mendelssohn, including the traditional spiritual "This little light of mine", and JS Bach's Lobet den Herrn.

St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA (opposite Euston station). 

Tickets £10 unreserved on the door from 7pm or in advance from: