ChoralNet - Daily New postings in DailyThree more SATB calls to prayer for church choirs Michael Sandvik, %03 %b %2015 %23:%Sep:%rd 23SepGMT+0000 invite you to check out these "calls to prayer" with "Amens" for use in a church service. These are interesting, accessible and useful. I especially like "Jesus Be My Lord And Savior" which can also work as an end service response.
Full perusal scores are available on my website, and feel free to print a complimentary score for further examination.
View and Purchase here.
"Jesus Be My Lord And Savior":
"Come Holy Lamb Of God":
"Oh Lord Consecrate Our Hearts":
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Looking to rent RVW O Clap Your Hands Orchestral Parts Kym Scott, %03 %b %2015 %22:%Sep:%rd 22SepGMT+0000 Orchestra parts for brass and percussion version
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Starting: As soon as possible
For: Will return them by October 12
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Inspired Choral Teachers Wanted Ofer dal Lal, %03 %b %2015 %21:%Sep:%rd 21SepGMT+0000

Cantabella Children's Chorus is seeking an inspired and devoted teacher for our growing training division of children, K-5.

About Our Organization:

Founded in 1992 by Bee Chow, Cantabella is the Tri-Valley's hub for quality choral education, music literacy and performance skills for youth, ages 5-18. Under the artistic leadership of Ofer dal Lal, more than 250 singers from the communities of Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville come together to participate in this internationally acclaimed and recognized program.

Responsibilities include:                                                                                               

  • Prepare lessons and direct the weekly rehearsals of our Level 1 classes (K-1st) in Dublin, Livermore AND/OR Pleasanton. * This position could include either or both choruses, depending upon availability. Dublin: Tuesdays 3:50-4:40, Livermore: Wednesdays 3:40- 4:30, Pleasanton: Thursdays 6:15-7:05.

  • Prepare choir for annual winter and spring concerts

  • Coordinate curriculum with the Training Program Director and the Artistic Director.

  • Work collaboratively with other faculty members in the development of our choral program.

  • Communicate actively with the families by means of email, phone, and direct contact before and after rehearsals.

  • Attend artistic staff meetings

Curriculum and Pedagogy:

  • Develop and teach a consistent and sequential choral curriculum based on Kodály method.

  • Musical concepts are to be taught, reviewed, and reinforced through games, movement, songs, and exercises.

  • Establish the foundation for excellent musicianship and singing skills as well as high performance standards.

  • Inspire children for a life-long appreciation of music.

  • Treat children with kindness and respect.


  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Music and/or Music Education

  • Significant teaching experience

  • Piano skills / Strong vocal technique are a plus

  • Formal Kodály training or equivalent teaching experience.

  • Collaborative spirit and positive attitude

  • Must love working with young children.

  • Should be passionate about teaching young children the importance of musical literacy and vocal technique

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience within the salary guidelines of Cantabella Children's Chorus. This is a part-time position with potential for growth.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé, via e-mail, to the Artistic Director, Ofer dal Lal, at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

New Musicnotes Blog: Audition Advice for Your Choral Singers Jonathan Miller, %03 %b %2015 %21:%Sep:%rd 21SepGMT+0000
We have asked six top conductors to send us their best audition advice for singers who want to join a choir. They generously responded with more than 30 tips to help your singers succeed. We've got advice from Rollo Dilworth, Paul Langford, Linda Crabtree Powell, Mollie Stone, Sharon Quattrin Campagna, and Jim Hawkins (Wimbledon, London, UK). Take a look and share it with anyone you know, who has an upcoming audition:
Happy reading,
Jonathan Miller
Director of Choral Catalog
Join Anton Armstrong (Conductor) & Andre Thomas (Composer-in-Residence) in Carnegie Hall for the 2016 COA Nationals Geoffrey McQueen, %03 %b %2015 %21:%Sep:%rd 21SepGMT+0000

Please consider joining Choirs of America for the 2016 COA Nationals for Top Choirs.  Taking place March 17-19, 2016 in the New York City area + Carnegie Hall, the 2016 COA Nationals for Top Choirs offers a high magnitude, cost-effective festival and concert performance experience for your choral ensembles.  The event features:

  • Adjudicated Performances for each participating ensemble;
  • Observational Requirements (watch another choir perform);
  • Full one-hour Clinics for each choral program;
  • Choral Exchanges (sing for other choirs from across the country and vice versa);
  • A Newly Commissioned Piece from COA's Composer-in-Residence... Andre Thomas;
  • Massed Choir Rehearsal and Concert Performance in Carnegie Hall led by Anton Armstrong; and
  • Spotlight Concert Performances for Choirs bringing 45 or more Singers.

The 2016 COA Nationals for Top Choirs Teaching Faculty includes Dr. Armstrong (Master Conductor) and Dr. Thomas (Composer-in-Residence)... and world-class Clinicians, Adjudicators and Facilitators (including Karen Kennedy, Brady Allred, Sandra Snow, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Gene Peterson, James John, Christopher Scott Olin, and more).  At $199.00 per Singer (and 1 free Director or Chaperone for every 10 Singers), the program is extremely cost-effective.  We would love for you and your entire choral program to join us!

If you are interested, please forward a copy of a recent performance to us at, or, if it's easier, send us a YouTube or Vimeo link.  For further information and details, please feel free to contact us at (800) 284-2177... or, to find additional information online, click here... 2016 COA Nationals for Top Choirs.  If you're looking for the Event Application, click here...COA Event Application.  I sincerely hope we see (and hear) you in Carnegie Hall next spring...

Welcome to the Revolution!

Geoffrey McQueen,  Executive Director

Choirs of America

Open Rehearsals for Choral Art Society of the South Shore Fall 2015 Season Marie Schlag, %03 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%rd 20SepGMT+0000
 Choral Art Society of the South Shore, now in its 57th season, begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 15th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at the First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate. Prospective new -members are welcome at the first two "open" rehearsals of the season, September 15th and 22nd. 

We are a non-auditioned community chorus. Voices are needed for all parts -SATB.

We'll be preparing for a Christmas Pops concert to be held on Sunday, December 6th.
For more details on membership and joining us, call  781-925-3638 or go to our website
Looking for a recording of Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen arr. Poch Christopher McManus, %03 %b %2015 %21:%Sep:%rd 21SepGMT+0000'm looking for a recording of Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen arranged by Gail Poch.  I have the octavo, published by GIA.  Unfortunately, the recording on GIA's website does not match the Poch arrangement.  I found one recording on YouTube, but it was recorded live and didn't turn out very well.  Please let me know if you have any leads. ]]>Sing A cappella masterworks by Victoria, Rheinberger, and Pårt with Lacuna Arts Sven Edward Olbash, %03 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%rd 20SepGMT+0000 in SF, Monday September 14 6:30–9:30 pm. To sign up for an audition, please e-mail with your name and voice part.

Lacuna Arts Chorale

This a cappella chorus of 24–32 balanced voices is divided into two SATB choirs to tackle some of the more demanding 8-part choral literature. Repertoire for the 2015–2016 season includes Rheinberger’s Mass in E-flat for double choir and modern works by Pårt, Górecki, Howells, and Persichetti. Here's a recording from a recent rehearsal:

Magnificat (Stanford.MP3

Our smaller chamber group Ensemble encourages individual responsibility with as few as 3–4 voices per part. Repertoire for the 2015–2016 season includes Victoria’s Missa Ave maris stella, Poulenc motets, and secular part songs by Herzogenberg, Britten, Finzi, and Schoenberg.

Rehearsals are Monday evenings in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Our community audition for new members will be Monday, September 14th from 6:30–9:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to sing in small groups along with some of our current members. This gives you the chance to try us out, and helps us determine if you are a good fit. 

Seeking part time Organist/Pianist Sarah Price, %03 %b %2015 %19:%Sep:%rd 19SepGMT+0000
Part-time Organist/Pianist Job Opening
St. John United Church of Christ     St. Charles, Missouri
St. John United Church of Christ in St. Charles, Missouri is seeking a part-time Organist/Pianist.  Located in the heart of St. Charles, St. John is a vibrant and welcoming congregation with a rich history of excellence in music and a strong support for the Music Ministry, which consists of 6 choirs, 3 handbell ensembles, and 3 music staff members.
Position Summary:
St. John UCC is seeking an experienced, team oriented professional with a passion for sacred music and a heart for Christ.  This person will be responsible for playing both the organ and piano during all worship services, accompanying the adult, youth, and children's choirs during rehearsal and performance, and offering support to the rest of the music staff.  During the program year, our choirs rehearse weekly and perform regularly during Sunday morning services, annual Christmas and Good Friday Cantatas, and for other special events. 
Required Skills and Qualifications:
-A degree in music
-Minimum 5 years of experience in music ministry
-Advanced organ and piano skills
-Excellent sight reading skills
-The ability to read open score
-The ability to play from a lead sheet
-Comfort in a wide variety of musical genres
-Excellent communication skills 
-A willingness to participate in worship planning
-The ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team environment
Position Information:
20 hours per week.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:
Sarah Price, Director of Music and Worship Arts
St. John United Church of Christ
405 South Fifth St.
Saint Charles, MO 63303
NDSU Choral Symposium Featured Presenter: Steven Sametz Michael Weber, %03 %b %2015 %18:%Sep:%rd 18SepGMT+0000
The North Dakota State University Challey School of Music, the American Choral Directors Association, and the American Composers Forum proudly announce the "NDSU Choral Symposium: Contemporary Composition in America."
We would like to introduce one of our featured presenters: Steven Sametz

Steven Sametz has earned renown both as a conductor and composer. He is Artistic Director of the Princeton Singers and Ronald J. Ulrich Professor of Music at Lehigh University, where he directs Lehigh University Choral Arts.

Steven SametzSametz been hailed as “one of the most respected choral composers in America.” In 2013, hereceived the The Raymond and BeverlySackler Composition Prize. The press surrounding this award and the resulting new work, A Child’s Requiem, has included international coverage by the Associated Press and CBS Evening News. He serves as ACDA’s national advisor on choral composition was the recipient 2011 of ACDA’s 2011Raymond Brock Memorial Commission, composing Three Mystical Choruses for premiere by Chanticleer in Chicago’s Symphony Hall at the national convention. His choral symphony, Carmina amoris, was recently presented at Carnegie Hall under his direction. In 2013, Sametz was named to the Fulbright Specialist Program.

His works may be heard on four of The Princeton Singers CDs and six Chanticleer CDs, including Chanticleer’s Grammy Award-winning, “Colors of Love.” He has received commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Council on the Arts, and the Santa Fe music festival, creating new works for Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers, Philadelphia Singers, Pro Arte Chamber Choir, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Connecticut ChoralArtists, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Harvard University and the King of Thailand.

Dr. Sametz has appeared as guest conductor with the New York Chamber Symphony, the Taipei Philharmonic Foundation, theSanta Fe Desert Chorale, the Berkshire Music Festival, and the Netherlands Radio Choir appearing in such venues as Avery Fisher Hall, the Schubertsaal at the Vienna State Opera House, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Taipei) and Berlin Philharmonic Hall. Equally at home with orchestral and choral conducting, Dr. Sametz has led major works ranging from Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto to Lutosławski’s Trois poemes d’Henri Michaut and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloë. Sametz has conducted the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer in performances of Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine (1610) to critical acclaim in San Francisco and New York. In recent years, he has led the Pennsylvania and Delaware All-State Choruses.  He holds degrees from Yale University,
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Sametz has served as panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Chorus America, ASCAP, ACDA and the American Composers Alliance.  His compositions are published by ECS Publishing, Oxford University Press, Alliance Music, Walton Music, GIA and Steven Sametz Publications.

Noted composer, conductor, and lecturer Eric Whitacre will headline the three-day symposium, presenting sessions on his music and working with NDSU choral ensembles.

Composers, conductors, choral enthusiasts and music students are invited to attend and participate in sessions highlighting American choral music of both emerging and established composers.

Topics to include commissions, publishing, second-performances, composition competitions and programming. Guest presenters will include nationally and internationally known composers.

Information for registration and housing can be found at:

Join Westminster Chorale for 2015-2016 Season Jared Pugh, %03 %b %2015 %17:%Sep:%rd 17SepGMT+0000
The Westminster Chorale is seeking singers in all voice ranges for the upcoming 2015-16 performance season. We are a mixture of professional and amateur vocalists united by our desire to give back to our community through performing choral music. Our choir is committed to community outreach and performs at many local nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, civic functions as well as two formal concerts a year. 
The ensemble meets weekly on Monday evenings, 7:00pm–9:00pm at the Westminster City Hall 8200 Westminster Blvd. Westminster CA 92683.
We would love to see and hear you in the Chorale and will be starting our new season September 14th. For more information, email or call (559)783-3469. Visit us online at
Auditions for Chorus of Communities, NJ Richard Morgan, %03 %b %2015 %16:%Sep:%rd 16SepGMT+0000 Chorus of Communities will be holding audtions for the 2015 Fall Semester on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 PM prior to their first rehearsal.  Rehearsals are held at Grace Episcopal Church in Nutley, NJ each Monday from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.  The 26th Annual Christmas Concert will be held Saturday evening at 7:30, December 12th at St. Peter's Church, Belleville, NJ  The concert will include the Missa Pastoral by Klempter, Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams and carols by Archer, Rutter and Gounod.  For further information and live recordings visit our website at Richard Morgan, Artistic Director, Dr. David MacFarlane, Organist ]]>Auditions for Nashirah, The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia Toby Winter, %03 %b %2015 %16:%Sep:%rd 16SepGMT+0000
 Auditions for volunteer singers to join Nashirah, the only auditioned community-based chorale in the Greater Philadelphia area that performs exclusively Jewish and Jewish-themed music, will take place at Curtis Institute of Music on Sundays, September 20th and October 4th at 6 PM, Room 2 J. Persons from all faiths are welcome if they have an interest in performing Jewish music.
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust St., Philadelphia
For more information, please contact Toby Winter:
Drake University Tenure-Track Music Education Professor Aimee Beckmann-Collier, %03 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%rd 15SepGMT+0000 Department of Music seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Music Education beginning August 2016. Doctorate in music by start date; a minimum of 3 years of successful public school teaching experience; and a record of scholarship via publications, presentations, or other activities are required. College teaching experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will coordinate and oversee the Music Education program, serving as liaison between the Department of Music and the School of Education. Teaching responsibilities include an introduction to music education course, elementary and/or secondary choral or instrumental music education courses, a measurement and evaluation course, and student teacher supervision. The successful candidate will actively pursue scholarly activities (including writing, or professional presentations) and service opportunities in professional organizations. Other expectations include recruiting and advising music education students; developing, assessing, and revising the curriculum; building and maintaining positive relationships with area educators; participating in the statewide music education community; and may include administering the Summer Music Institute.

To apply, submit a letter of interest; CV; 3 letters of reference; transcripts; philosophy of music education; and a video of at least 15 minutes of class instruction, workshop, or other professional presentation. All materials must be received by September 30, 2015 for consideration. All applicants should apply at:

Drake is an equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Direct questions to

Ars Longa Ensemble (Austin, TX) Steven Brennfleck, %03 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%rd 15SepGMT+0000 Ars Longa Ensemble will present its first performance on Oct. 11, 2015. Rehearsals take place between Oct 4 - 10. All voice parts welcome! Please contact Steven Brennfleck, conductor, to set up an audition. All singers will be provided with compensation.
For more information contact  
Adjunct Faculty/Choral Accompanist - Roger Williams University Jonathan Richter, %03 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%rd 15SepGMT+0000 Description:

The Music Program at Roger Williams University is seeking part-time Adjunct Faculty in the following areas: Piano Accompanist for Chorus, Piano Lesson Teacher, and Voice Lesson Teacher.


The Piano Accompanist for Chorus must be available for weekly rehearsals Tuesday evenings from 6:45 - 9:30 and for end of semester concert(s) for a college/community choral group.  This position works closely with the Choral Conductor.  A Master's degree in Music with concentration in Piano is required as well as accompanist experience, preferably with choral groups.

The Piano Lesson and Voice Lesson Teachers teach one-on-one lessons with music majors, minors, and non-music students.  Candidates must be willing to work with beginners and maintain close communication with other Music Program Faculty.  A Master's degree in music is required; at least eight (8) years of experience with studio teaching is preferred.  The schedule is flexible and the number of students will fluctuate from semester to semester.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume/CV, letter of application that includes your area of expertise as well as your accompanist or performance experience and principle teachers with whom you have studied, and list of three (3) professional references.

About Roger Williams University:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, R.I., is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunity for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the three years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates, RWU is home to more than a dozen graduate programs, a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

For more information and application instructions please go to:


Unison and Two-part pieces for beginning Chinese choir Brandon Hall, %03 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%rd 15SepGMT+0000 year I will be teaching choir at an international private high school in China. It will be a group of a bout 15-20 Chinese students, 9-12th grade. Their program is only about a year old and my expectations are not high for their skill level, but they do have some experience with solfege. Can you recommend some good quality unison and two-part arrangements? Thanks.  ]]>JOIN US IN THESSALONIKI! 6th WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS. 6th - 8th May, 2016 THESSALONIKI, GREECE Stratos Tsichlas, %03 %b %2015 %16:%Sep:%rd 16SepGMT+0000
The “KORAIS” Choir invites you to participate in a Festival of Joy that will take place at Thessaloniki on May 6-8, 2016. This city of Northern Greece, well-known for its nice Mediterranean climate, open-hearted people and a long history that left behind a lot of its rich ancient monuments, can promise you an unforgettable stay, full of exciting experiences. On top of this, the love for Musicals of the thousands of people that follow the Festival and the warm atmosphere of enthusiasm and joy experienced during it, characterize the World Choir Festival on Musicals as a unique event all around the world and offer to all participants exceptional excitements.
  • The Festival is addressed to all types of choirs and vocal ensembles all over the world.
  • The Festival does not have a competitive character. However an Audience Prize will be awarded to the best choir, after a voting, at the end of each concert.
  • Each choir is invited to interpret five songs, at least three from Musicals while the remaining two offree choice, preferably songs from pop music, jazz or from film soundtracks.
  • The program of the first and the last day in the morning, will be open, allowing the participation to choirs that do not include Musicals in their repertoire.
  • The choirs may accompany their program with dancing performances and choreographies.
  • The Festival gives the opportunity for dancing schools or dancing groups to participate with choreographies related with international Musicals.
  • The Festival Opening Ceremony will take place at the Odeion of the Roman Agora, ancient monument of great value in Thessaloniki.
  • At the end of the Festival a great Greek feast will be given to all theparticipants.
  • The accommodation of the choirs will be at 3*, 4* and 5* hotels with a very attractive cost. Staying in Thessaloniki displays a special archeological and cultural interest. In this way, the choirs will combine their participation with the acquaintance of the rich historical monuments of the city as well as the ancient Greek cities located in the surrounding area. ( You can see all the sights  HERE ).    
For further information, please visit our website:  WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS              (
Come join us in a unique Festival of joy and in the Musicals’ Celebration!             
For the Choir “KORAIS”
Stratos Tsichlas                                                       Jasenka Ostojić
President of the Organizing Committee                            Artistic Director
Choir “KORAIS”,
53 Alkminis Str. 542 49 THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Tel.& Fax : 0030 2310 309900
Alto Section Leader/Choral Scholar Thomas Clark-Jones, %03 %b %2015 %13:%Sep:%rd 13SepGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois is seeking an alto section leader/choral scholar for the 2015-2016 season.  Rehearsal on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. and call at 9:15 a.m. for a 10:00 service on Sundays, September through May.  Choir sings challenging repertoire and presents two major choral events each season.  Pay is competetive for Central Illinois area. Please contact Thomas Clark-Jones, choirmaster. or 717.503.8929 ]]>Bass Section Leader-Monday evenings Robert Eaton, %03 %b %2015 %12:%Sep:%rd 12SepGMT+0000 chorus performing choral masterworks seeks a bass section leader for Monday evening rehearsals 7:30-9:45, and three concerts per season- November, March, and May.  Qualifications should include good reading skills, a vocal quality that blends in an ensemble and around which others voices may coalesce, and people skills that will be supportive and encouraging of others.  If interested send resume to rpesing (at) ]]>Mayo International Choral Festival, West of Ireland, 2016, 25th to 29th. May Edward Horkan, %03 %b %2015 %13:%Sep:%rd 13SepGMT+0000 International Choral Festival, 25th to 29th. May 2016. in the West of Ireland. 
We would like to invite Choirs to our  International Choral Festival next May 2016, details at <> , including  Choral Competitions, Concerts and performances for Non Competing Choirs over the few days.
Now that their are direct flights from most European Airports to Ireland West Airport Knock, in the center of our County Mayo in the West of Ireland and good connections via Gatwick, London and Dublin Airport also direct rail transport to Mayo from Dublin by Irish Rail.  <>
It makes it very convenient for choirs from different parts of the World. to come and enjoy a great few days at the Mayo International Choral Festival in the West of Ireland.
Alternative taking a Coach from Shannon or Dublin Airport direct to Mayo and spending a few days touring the West might be a more pleasurable experience for your Choir.
We have arranged special rates for accommodation on the list of Hotels on our Syllabus, when booking mention that your choir are coming for the Mayo International Choral Festival. 
We can also organize visits at Guinness in Dublin and some of the Distilleries on the way. 
If your choir want to extend their stay and take in most of the West of Ireland over a few extra days, we are happy to organize concerts for them in other places like Galway, Sligo & Mayo like historic Ballintubber Abbey and Knock Basilica..
For Choirs who are unable to come to Ireland during our Festival Period, we also organize concerts in the different West of Ireland locations like Galway & Sligo as well as Mayo, at any time of the year and meet up with other local choirs in the different locations along the Wild Alantic Way.,

If you require any further information please contact me  at <> or Declan Durcan our Festival Director  <>  and we will be delighted to respond.

Best Regards Edward Horkan, Chairman, Mayo International Choral Festival.

Details of Entry Forms for Competing Choirs, Non Competing Choirs & the Syllabus for the Festival, with answers to some questions asked by choirs, are on our web-site at <>.
Thursday Thoughts Lisa Billingham, %03 %b %2015 %01:%Sep:%rd 1SepGMT+0000

Hello choral friends! I must give a shout out to Dr. Scott Dorsey who invited me to be a weekly blogger this academic year for ChoralNet. I will do my best to write things that inspire, motivate, and reassure you that we are a part of the most honorable profession. I am a university choral music education professor and church musician. I have experience teaching in the public schools as well. Those days are in the past, but the lessons I learned about how to be a good life teacher, coach, and conductor still resonate within me from those early days. It is amazing to see that some of my public school students are now teachers and professors in music!

My plan for this blog is to give you something to think about for just a few minutes each Thursday. We are very busy individuals, but we hold a common thread as we love choral music. My husband, a computer geek, reminds me often how jealous he is of my love for my work and how lucky I am to have a career that is my passion. He often teases me in the summer months that he can tell when it is time to get back to school and begin making music... The love I have for my choir members and our collective process seems to grow each year.
As a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (more about that later in a series on Laban) I can see the joy in the faces and bodies as choir members come back to the rehearsal room. As many of you are greeting your choirs in the coming days remember to greet each member of the ensemble! I have a large university choir and I make it a goal in the first few weeks of school to greet everyone and check in as they are coming in to the rehearsal space. My section leaders take turns being a greeter as well, so that they are also learning names, majors, and can answer questions about procedures and campus life. I found the following article helpful in my search to be a creative greeter.
Auditions for Concordia Choral Arts Kate Mikijanic, %03 %b %2015 %02:%Sep:%rd 2SepGMT+0000 for new members of Concordia Voices, our mixed voice ensemble made up of 40-50 voices, will take place on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 from 7:30-9pm by appointment. Auditions consist of vocal exercises to assess range, tonal memory, and sight singing skills. All singers are asked to perform "America the Beautiful" in B-flat major, acappella, as well. No need to prepare anything additional.

Rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 13th and take place weekly on Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm with occasional weeknight rehearsals. 

Concerts are January 16th and 17th, 2016.

For more information or to schedule an audition appointment, please email us! ]]>
Join Karen Kennedy's Greece Choir Festival, Sing in Athens, Escape the winter, Celebrate New Year 2017 - It's affordable! Michael Clohesy, %02 %b %2015 %21:%Sep:%nd 21SepGMT+0000 Sing in the New Year 2016-2017, Athens, Greece with Karen Kennedy

Dear friends

Greece opens its hospitable arms and welcomes us to Athens for the 2016/17 New Year’s International Choral Festival.

Athens remains an ideal location for walking amongst the very foundations of our civilization, escaping the Northern Winter and being immersed in a Mediterranean culture of eating, performance and ancient traditions.

We will

  • tour the Acropolis,
  • visit the breathtaking new Acropolis Museum
  • have a day on the Greek Islands
  • immerse ourselves in the rhythms of Plaka
  • experience the wonder of Corinth and
  • explore the other remarkable features of Athens.

In between we will rehearse 30 minutes of combined repertoire and perform as individual choirs (for those who wish it) exchanging with local Greek performers before bringing this all together in a splendid gala festival concert.

We depart Monday, December 26, 2016 and return Monday, January 2, 2017 (with options for those who wish to stay longer).

KIconcerts: Sing in the New Year 2016-2017, Athens, Greece with Karen Kennedy

Join us as we celebrate the dawn of 2017 with our new Greek friends through the unique comradery singing offers us.

Karen Kennedy
KIconcerts: Sing in the New Year 2016-2017, Athens, Greece with Karen Kennedy
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Bass and Alto Section Leaders Juan Mesa, %02 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%nd 20SepGMT+0000 Mary's Church in Holliston, MA is looking to hire Bass and Alto Section Leaders for a weekly rehearsal and one Sunday Service, starting in September 2015. Rehearsals take place on Thursday 7:00-9:00pm, and the Sunday service is at 11:30 am (call at 10:45am)  The chosen candidate will join a team of 4 section leaders, who sing in a choir made up of accomplished volunteers. Excellent sight-reading skills are a must. Repertoire includes a variety of styles and genres, but is strongly focused on the traditional sacred music, including Gregorian Chant and 16th century polyphony. An ability to commit for at least one year is essential for consideration as a permanent candidate.  Pay per call is $60 ($120/week) with additional cantoring opportunities for weekly masses, weddings and funerals, which are compensated separately. If interested, please contact Juan A. Mesa, Director of Music, at mesaja (at) ]]>UK Organist wanting to work in the USA James Kealey, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%nd 15SepGMT+0000 all,
I wonder if you can help. I'm currently the Senior Organ Scholar of a prominant university in London, UK with a world class choir, hoping to work as a musician for the foreseable future in church music especially.
Although I would love to work in a large UK cathedral, I would like to work in the USA as a Director of Music at a good church (preferably NE America) and freelance as a conductor, recitalist, accompanist etc... around the NE.
How difficult are visa's to get for UK musicians in the USA, and what are the pro's and con's? I love the USA, and am not sure that I want to work in the UK for much longer.
Any and all help/advice greatly apprecitated!

All best,
Jubilee Chorus seeks singers! Bill Heigen, %02 %b %2015 %18:%Sep:%nd 18SepGMT+0000 ]]>Need to borrow or puchase JAMES BENNETT, %02 %b %2015 %18:%Sep:%nd 18SepGMT+0000 Chamber Orchestra Parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Benjamin Harlan "Gloria Deo: A Service of Lesson and Carols"
Starting: ASAP
For: Until 1/16
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
This is permanently out of print. Willing to pay all incurred costs in addition to price for music itself.
Catholic liturgy books Jura Litchfield, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Sep:%nd 17SepGMT+0000 will send these to you for the cost of media mail.  Please send your personal email address as well as the mailing address when you respond.
Alternative Futures for Worship, seven volumes in paperback.
Leaders of the LIturgical Movment,  ed. Tuzik
From Age to Age, Ed Foley
Experienced Bass-Baritone Sub available Roman Laba, %02 %b %2015 %17:%Sep:%nd 17SepGMT+0000
Hello there,
My name is Roman Laba. Having recently left my church section leader position and moved to NYC, I am now looking for work as a choral sub in and around NYC. My credentials are as followed:
  1. Masters of Music: Performance/Operatic Study, SUNY Purchase
  2. 10 years of section leading and cantor experience in both Catholic and Congregational Churches.
  3. Strong sight reader, know how to blend in groups (small and large) and perform as a soloist.
  4. Familiarity with multiple styles of music. Performance repertoire spans the early Renaissance (including polyphonic works and Gregorian chant) well through the 20th century. 
  5. Diction studied is Latin, Italian, German, French, and Ukrainian.  
  6. Oratorio soloist performances have included works by: Schubert, Faure, Handel, and Mozart to name a few.
My full Resume is available for request. Please email me at:
Thank you!
first steps into part singing for elementary choir? Joanie Calem, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%nd 15SepGMT+0000, probably a very dumb question, but I am starting a 4 - 5 - 6 choir and I need simple first steps into part singing for them.  They have great vocal technique for unison, but it's time to move onward!
Joanie Calem
Need Rutter Christmas pieces Don Cleary, %02 %b %2015 %14:%Sep:%nd 14SepGMT+0000 Rutter Christmas compositions and arrangements
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Rutter
Starting: ASAP
For: till Dec 5
Copies: 40
Willing to rent: No
I have Rutter's Angels' Carol, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, and What Sweeter Music.  I need a  4-5 more to round out the last half of a concert of works by Rutter.  
Tenor & Bass for Professional Church Choir (SUNDAYS ONLY) Tom Brand, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%nd 15SepGMT+0000
The Choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, currently has openings for two professional singers: one tenor and one bass.  These positions involve Sunday mornings only (rehearsal at 8:15am followed by one service at 10:00am) from October through May. There are no mid-week rehearsals. Excellent sight reading skills and the ability to sing straight-tone are required. The stipend is $100 per appearance.
The music program at St. John’s features an all-professional chamber choir (approximately 10 singers) plus a larger parish choir (approximately 20 voices), which includes all of the professional singers plus some volunteers from the congregation.  Repertoire includes an eclectic array of choral works (anthems, motets, spirituals, and masses of many different styles and periods), with an emphasis on Renaissance polyphony.  Some pieces are sung by the professional chamber choir alone, while other selections feature the full parish choir.
St. John’s is an extremely diverse, warm, and welcoming parish in the heart of Bridgeport.  The choir is dedicated to maintaining high musical standards in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.  For further information or to schedule an audition, please contact Tom Brand, Organist & Choirmaster at
Openings in all voice parts for early music ensemble, Eau Claire WI Jerry Hui, %02 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%nd 15SepGMT+0000 Cantorum of Eau Claire (Jerry Hui, director) is seeking singers in all voice parts! We currently have openings in all sections, with strong need for altos (or countertenors). Email for more information, and to schedule an audition.
Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire is a 12-voice choir in the Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley area dedicated to the a cappella vocal music of the medieval, renaissance, and baroque. There are two programs in our concert season, with two performances for each program; additional short performances or fundraising events may take place. Singers will be compensated on a profit-sharing model.
Audition will take roughly 15 minutes; no prior preparation required: vocalize, tonal memory, a cappella singing, and sight reading.
Repertoire help Robyn Edgar, %02 %b %2015 %11:%Sep:%nd 11SepGMT+0000 everyone in the choral world. I'm looking for an arrangement of a graduation song that is reflective of growing - like a tree, which is the theme for the year. At the induction ceremony of this current cohort of Year12 students (final year for Australian students), the choir sang 'Standing Tall' (can't remember composer as I write this). Now I'm looking for a song that is similar but perhaps something on the line of the students having achieved 'growth' and ready to spread their wings / branches! and be set off on their way of independancy. Hope you understand what I mean.
Thompson Testament of Freedom Henry Alviani, %02 %b %2015 %11:%Sep:%nd 11SepGMT+0000 SATB Testament of Freedom
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Randall Thompson SATB plus band accompaniment if available
Starting: Sept. 25
For: 2 months
Copies: 60
Willing to rent: No
Need to borrow SATB. I only have TTBB. Will be happy to have vocal scores even if you do not have band accompaniment.
soprano section leader Andrew Kilkenny, %02 %b %2015 %12:%Sep:%nd 12SepGMT+0000 for a Soprano section leader for Grace Episocpal Church located in plainfield, nj. $45 per call. rehearsals on wednesday at 7:30pm-9pm, and church services on sunday at 10:30am with call time of 9:45am. service typically lasts from 1 hr and 15 minutes to 1 hr and 30 mins. please email me at (preferred), or call at 732-991-6548. ]]>Accompanist John St. Marie, %02 %b %2015 %05:%Sep:%nd 5SepGMT+0000 an accomplished church pianst to lead hymns/service music in worship services and accompany the chancel choir on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings as well as weekly soloists who perform during worship services.  This position reports directly to the Director of Music Ministries.
The Chancel choir is 50+ member group whose members have varied musical training but who are committed to delivering a high level of artistry as they lead the congregation in worship.  We plan 2 concerts per year and are committed to high-quality music rooted in the classical tradition but also incorporating distinguished anthems from a variety of 20th century styles into our repertoire.  We are proud to have commissioned several works by local composers to support the development of high-quality new music for the church.  IUCC is a growing congregation with 2 services on Sunday.  The choir rehearses at 9am prior to the start of 1st service at 9:30am.  Accompanist call time is 8:45am in order to rehearsal with the soloist of the day.  
The services last approximately 1 hour and there is a 30 minute break between services.  The accompanist is generally paid for a block of 4 hours on Sundays.The position also has a call on Thursday evenings for choir rehearsal which begins at 7:15pm and concludes at 9pm.  The accompanist is paid for 2 hours of time (from 7:15-9:15) and rehearses at his/her discretion/scheduling with the upcoming soloists.  The accompanist is paid 1 hour of  personal rehearsal time each week (At the accompanist's discretion and scheduling this time may include working with upcoming soloists). There is an average weekly compensation of 7 hours at the negotiated rate.
There are a number of additional hours for occasions such as the bi-annual, all-day choir retreats, special services, and concerts during the course of the year all paid at the negotiated hourly rate. The number of weeks of paid vacation is negotiated by the administrative board (Typically 1 to 3 weeks).  This will be clarified and set forth in a job description to be provided to the candidate who is made an offer of employment.
Interested parties should inquire via email.
John St. Marie, Director of Music
Irvine Unted Congregational Church 
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604
Choral Potpourri: As Summer Winds Blow Marie Grass Amenta, %01 %b %2015 %01:%Sep:%st 1SepGMT+0000
       "No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." John Donne
I mentioned in my first blog post two weeks ago I have spent most of my summer vacation straightening up. My choir music is now so organized; I can put my hands on anything my chamber choir has ever sung. My desks are things of beauty, with silver cups filled with pens and pencils and the cutest desk blotters you’ve ever seen. My laptop fits so well on top of my desks, with no books or papers or stuff I have to shove aside, I no longer have to sit sidesaddle at my computer.
I am a voracious reader, and had to discipline myself when it came to organizing my professional library this summer. With every book I found, I wanted to sit down and read it. Most of the books I own are like old friends, calling to me and reminding me why I wanted or needed them in the first place. If I wanted to be finished with certain tasks by our agreed upon deadline, I had to have a system. I read biographies (and a novel-bio) at bedtime and sections of other books as a treat if I got a certain amount accomplished.
I reread a lovely biography of Amy Beach and one of Ruth Crawford Seeger as well. I have longed admired Mrs. Seeger for her wonderful children’s song collections, with their interesting accompaniments. I had almost forgotten she was a gifted composer in her own right, not just the wife of ethnomusicologist Charles Seeger and step-mom to Pete. I reread one of my favorite novel-bios, “Scarlet Music, Hildegard of Bingen, A Novel,by Joan Ohanneson and was transported to a medieval convent for a bit.
I had misplaced my copy of, “Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire, Vol. I: Sacred Latin Texts,by Ron Jeffers but found it in time to lend to my son, Ben, also a musician and ChoralNet User. When I came across my copy of the Elizabeth A.H. Green book (you know the one I’m talking about), I decided I wanted a refresher on fermatas, so I reread Chapter Six. I am still reading, “The Singer’s Ego: Finding Balance Between Music and Life,” by Lynn Eustis because it resonates with me on so many levels I felt I needed to reread it in its entirety.
I found several books destined to be my “treats” for this project and came across them as I sorted through, stacking them on the top of one of my empty office bookshelves. To keep myself on task, I read only a chapter or section that struck my fancy. From, “In Quest of Answers: Interviews with American Choral Conductors,editor and interviewer, Carole Glenn, I read the “Women Conductors” chapter. “Up Front: Becoming the Complete Choral Conductor,” editor Guy B. Webb, made me want to reread the whole thing but I limited myself to “Mastery of Choral Ensemble,” by Jameson Marvin, with Tim Sharp’s contribution to be read later this fall. How can you read only one portion of “The Robert Shaw Reader,” edited by Robert Blocker? I tried by sticking with “Part I: Organizing and Sustaining the Chorus.” The last book in my “treat” pile compelled me to read the whole thing. In fact, I am still reading as I go along and digest a bit, then I read a bit more, “Wisdom, Wit, and Will: Women Choral Conductors on Their Art,” compiled and edited by Joan Catoni Conlon.
The best part of the whole organizing ordeal has been finding items I didn’t remember I had.  There was a little china ‘choir angel’ the parent’s group for my children’s choir gave me for Christmas one year. And there was a wind chime a little girl gave me after her last concert with me. There were pictures of choirs I have conducted, both my church choirs and community children’s choirs, with singers I had forgotten about, jumping back into my memory from their photos. It’s been lovely to find all this bric-a-brac, if a bit jarring, and then realize I had it all hidden under piles of papers.  The papers are all shredded and recycled, the photos put in albums, the wind chime hung from a shelf above my home desk in the family room with the ‘choir angel’ on that same shelf.
The books are back on their shelves now. It was refreshing to reconnect with my old book friends and feel ready to begin my fall concert cycle. I do love autumn!
How to call Participation Grade by a new name Arielle Warshay, %02 %b %2015 %00:%Sep:%nd 0SepGMT+0000 am taking over a high school choir class and the past director told me the administration is trying to get away from using the "particiaption grade" label.  So basically, I can still grade the students based  on participation (which ends up being 50% of final grade) but I have to call it something else (silly, I know).  Anyone have any ideas??? ]]>Girlchoir Piano Accompanist Positions Available! Alysia Lee, %02 %b %2015 %01:%Sep:%nd 1SepGMT+0000


Sister Cities Girlchoir
PIANO ACCOMPANIST Positions Available



Sister Cities Girlchoir builds communities of music makers that empower girls in Philadelphia and Camden.

Teaching Artists Responsibility

  • Accompany choir in rehearsal and performance.
  • Lead sectional rehearsals. 
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings.

Compensation is offered at competitive rates. 


Successful applicants will exhibit the following:

Experience accompanying singers

High Level of Musical Artistry

Passion for the Process of Music Making

College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply!


Application procedures and deadlines:

To be considered for the position, please submit the following by email to Alysia Lee, Artistic Director at by September 15, 2015:

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Resume including education/training, teaching experience, and performance experience
  3. Music Sample, Two selections on your primary instrument (attach an MP3 or send link)


If you have any questions about the Teaching Artists at SCG, please feel free to contact Alysia Lee, Artistic Director at or visit our website,


Sister Cities Girlchoir is committed to the principles of arts education, social justice and community reform, and builds programming to specifically address the needs of urban communities that are typically underrepresented because of race, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Accordingly, we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals. Sister Cities Girlchoir employs without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other attribute not related to superior performance. 

The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will hold auditions, by appointment only, for TENOR vocalists for the 2015 holiday season on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Branford United Methodist Church, located at 811 East Main Street in Branford, CT. To schedule an audition, contact Lori Cartwright at (203) 673-9485 or
The Carolers engage several Victorian a cappella quartets, costumed in Dickens-style costumes, to perform traditional and contemporary holiday carols at various holiday activities all around the state, including senior residences and centers, shopping centers, private functions, and public events. 
Must be able to read music; choral/theatre experience preferred.  Adults only. Paid engagements.  Major costume pieces provided by producer.  Must have your own transportation, although group does carpool when possible. 5 to 6 Sunday evening rehearsals to be held in Branford, but we are looking for singers from all areas of Connecticut. 
More information about the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers can be found at All soprano/alto/bass positions are filled for the 2015 season. To be notified when future auditions are held, please email
Cincinnati Camerata: Choral Composition Competition, Cash Prize & Performance Ellen Harrison, %02 %b %2015 %02:%Sep:%nd 2SepGMT+0000
Cincinnati Camerata announces its Thirteenth Annual Choral Composition Competition.
Score submission:  must be received by December 1, 2015
Announcement of winners on the website:  January 15, 2016.
Guidelines for 2015
  • One score per composer.
  • Anonymous submission.
  • Entry fee of $35.  The fee must be received by Dec. 1 for your work to be considered.
  • Mixed choir (SATB), maximum divisi SSAATTBB.
  • Unaccompanied.  Please provide a piano reduction.  Recordings or midi are welcome but not required.
  • Texts may be sacred or secular.  Letter of permission from copyright owner must accompany any submissions using texts not in the public domain.
  • Duration: no longer than 5 minutes.
            Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
            Pieces may have been previously performed, but not published.
$500 and a performance during the 2016-2017 season.
Submission Guidelines
Complete registration and submission instructions and forms are located on the Cincinnati Camerata website at:
Songs of Hope & Peace Allison Hickmann, %01 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%st 20SepGMT+0000! 
I am looking for suggestions for songs to fit my fall concert theme of songs of hope & peace. I am specifically looking for multicultural, SSA pieces at a high school medium level, but also have choirs of other demographics (a freshman mixed chorus, and an advanced SATB chorus) and would love any suggestions that come to mind. 
Thank you for the help-
Alto, Tenor and Bass Positions - Anglican Cathedral Choral Vincent Carr, %01 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%st 20SepGMT+0000
The Cathedral of the Incarnation, mother church for the Diocese of Long Island, seeks alto, tenor and bass choral scholars for both paid and volunteer positions. The Cathedral boasts one of the oldest and richest traditions of Anglican choral singing in New York and is modeled on the choral programs of the great Cathedrals in England. The Cathedral is easily accessed by the LIRR train and sits just 18 miles from Manhattan.
The Cathedral Choir of Men, Boys and Girls rehearse on Thursdays from 7:15pm – 9:15pm in the church. The choir sings for the 11:15am solemn liturgy on Sundays (call time 10:30am) as well as Evensongs on the first Sunday of the Month. Due to the high quantity of choral music presented each year, solid sight-reading skills and a quick learning ability are expected.
Compensation is $60 per call and all interested parties are invited to contact Vincent Carr, Associate Organist and Choirmaster at   
AUDITION for THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHORALE! Elisabeth Rose, %01 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%st 20SepGMT+0000
Come enjoy singing great choral masterpieces with The Fairfield County Chorale!  Under the direction of David Rosenmeyer (also Assistant Conductor of the Oratorio Society of New York), the Chorale is a large group of about 110 singers from all over Fairfield County now in its 54th year.

To audition, please call (203) 254-1333 or write to  For more information and to read about our 2015-2016 season, go to  Auditions are held on a rolling basis. Once you have an appointment, you can sit in on a rehearsal and audition afterwards, although other times may be arranged. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7:30 to 10 PM at Norwalk City/Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue in Norwalk.
Divisi Christmas octavo Jura Litchfield, %01 %b %2015 %19:%Sep:%st 19SepGMT+0000
For the cost of mailing media mail I will send you your choice of the following.  Please include your personal email address and mailing address when you reply.  You will send me a check for the postage once you receive the package.   All copies are in excellent condition.
Gastoldi   SSATB    Is it Far to Bethlehem City   Renaissance madrigal style   7 copies
Praetorius  SSATTB   A Child is Born in Bethlehem                          11 copies
Come Sing Vivaldi's "Gloria" at a September Sing! Elisabeth Rose, %01 %b %2015 %20:%Sep:%st 20SepGMT+0000 choral singers are welcome to sing Vivaldi's Gloria, led by Fairfield County Chorale's conductor, David Rosenmeyer (also the Assistant Conductor of the Oratorio Society of New York.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT
Admission: $10 (includes music rental)

For more info: 203-255-1333 or
To learn more about the Fairfield County Chorale and the upcoming 2015-2016 season, please go to
Seeking Director of Music at Methodist Church Craig Davis, %01 %b %2015 %18:%Sep:%st 18SepGMT+0000 Vision United Methodist Church is looking for an experienced music director.  The ideal candidate would be someone who has:
  • A Bachelor degree in music (Masters or higher preferred)
  • Experience directing church choirs
  • Experience working with a wide range of ages
  • Experience working with a wide range of talent level
  • Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse people
  • A passion for faith and spirituality
  • A desire to share that passion with the congregation
  • Ability to work in a wide variety of musical styles
New Vision is a small but vibrant and diverse worship community.  The service features a blended musical style with a lot of latitude for the music director.  There is a yearly operating budget for procurement of new music and hiring outside musicians to add to the worship service.
The Music Director has the following responsibilities:
  • Direct weekly choir rehearsals Thursday nights 7p-9p
  • Direct choir warm-up Sunday mornings 8:30am
  • Provide music and lead the choir for Sunday service from 9:30am until approximately 11am
  • Arrange for special music from within the church
  • Hire outside musicians as necessary
  • Attend staff meeting once per month
  • Arrange for extra rehearsals as necessary around holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.)
  • Select music appropriate for the choir and suggest appropriate music for solos and ensembles as desired
The Music Director is a part-time position (approximately 10-20 hours per week depending on the season).  Salary starts at 10,000 per year commensurate with experience.
Please email CV, recordings, videos, links and/or any other relevant materials to
Messiah Sing or Listen Performance Barry Asch, %01 %b %2015 %19:%Sep:%st 19SepGMT+0000

Seventh Annual MESSIAH Sing or Listen, sponsored by Cappella Cantorum, Sun., Dec. 20. Singers rehearse 3:30 pm in sections. 4:00 pm perform Christmas Section, in The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Art Center, 300 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT 06475. The Singalong is open to all, featuring professional soloists. Bring your Messiah Scores if you have them or they will be provided. Singers Call time is 3:30 pm. There is a $10 fee for Singers and Audience. The audience is invited to sit in the back, witness the short rehearsal and the Sing. Tickets available through the Box Office, 877-503-1286, or day of performance, no reserved seats. For information: Barry Asch at 860-388-2871.

Registration/Rehearsal for Holiday Festival with Chorus and Brass Barry Asch, %01 %b %2015 %19:%Sep:%st 19SepGMT+0000

Join Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus

      A Joyful Holiday Festival with Chorus and Brass

Cappella Cantorum’s Non-auditioned Registration/Rehearsal, Monday, Sept 14, 7 pm,  St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Rd., Old Saybrook, 06475.Rehearsals Mon. nights. The concert will feature Rutter’s “Gloria,” Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata,” Willcocks arr of “5 Christmas Carols,”  3 Jewish Selections, Song of Galilee, Hanerot Halalu, and an auditioned ensemble singing a cappella Poulenc’s “Hodie Christus natus est,” Lauridsen, “O Magnum Mysterium,”and Vangeloff’s, Go Tell it on the Mt.”. Register,pay & order music online at       or at registration. Use rear entrance.
The Concert is Dec. 6, John Winthrop Middle School,   3 pm.
Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert Barry Asch, %01 %b %2015 %19:%Sep:%st 19SepGMT+0000


The music of Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus will fill the First Congregaional Church of Old Lyme on Sunday, September 27th at 3:00 PM.  Music includes selections from The Marriage of Figaro, Faust, West Side Story, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Turandot.  The Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus will present an extraordinary afternoon of great male choral music under the direction of Barry B. Asch with accompanist Deborah Lyon, flutist Nancy skeele and saxophonist Dean Cloutier features Aura Lee, Elijah and Joshua, Fascinating Rhythm, Nessun Dorma, Pirates Selections, Standing on the Corner and the Hilltop Four, Barbershop Quartet. Tickets are $15 at by phone 860-577-2950, or $18 at the door, children under 12, free.

Barry Asch
Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Barry Asch, %01 %b %2015 %18:%Sep:%st 18SepGMT+0000
The music of Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus will fill the auditorium of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, September 20th at 3:00 PM.  The male chorus concert under the direction of Barry Asch, with accompanist Deborah Lyon, flutist Nancy skeele and saxophonist Dean Cloutier features Aura Lee, Elijah and Joshua, Fascinating Rhythm, Nessun Dorma, Pirates Selections, Standing on the Corner and the Hilltop Four, Barbershop Quartet.
Thank you, Barry Asch
Touch of Class Chorale Beth Duvall, %01 %b %2015 %16:%Sep:%st 16SepGMT+0000 of Class Chorale rehearses on Sunday evenings from 7-9PM at East Woods Presbyterian Church at 16210 NE 20th St, Vancouver. We have two concert seasons Fall/Winter: (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Jan-May). We sing a wide variety of music and we are always looking for new members to share their love of singing with us.
The Fall/Winter season begins September 13, 2015 at 7PM. We are currently accepting new members. If you are interested, please email us at ]]>
Seeking New Members, No Audition Required Donna Killingbeck, %01 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%st 15SepGMT+0000 Celebration of Life Singers is seeking new members.  You only need to meet one of the following requirements. 1.  a cancer survivor  2. a cancer caregiver 3. a family member or friend who has helped someone through their cancer. We meet at St. Olaf Lutheran Church,  12432 S 9th St, Garden Grove, CA 92840 on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.  First rehearsal for the year is September 15, 2015.  For more information please see our website. ]]>score & parts. to Twas the Night Before XMAS Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, %01 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%st 15SepGMT+0000 Orchestration of "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Harry Simeone/Shawnee Press
Starting: Nov. 11
For: until December 31st
Copies: complete score and parts
Willing to rent: No
Orchard Park Chorale will be perfroming the work on December 13th, 2015
We will have strings and perc at least, perhaps other instruments for the concert.
Somerset Hills Community Chorus Rehearsal Accompanist Stephen Sands, %01 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%st 15SepGMT+0000 in the Somserset Hills is seeking an accompanist for our Somerset Hills Community Chorus rehearsals on Monday evenings (7-9pm) from 9/21/15 to 11/9/15 and again from 1/4/16 to 3/7/16.  We rehearse in Basking Ridge, NJ near the NJ Trainsit stop.  Ability to play a range of music necessary.  Reading open score choral parts a must.  The fall concert is Bach's Magnificat and the winter concert is Music of the Movies.  See details and previous performances on our website:  Pay is negotiable upon sucessful audition.  Contact Artistic Director Stephen Sands to schedule an audition or to ask questions. ]]>Tenor and Bass section leaders needed Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, %01 %b %2015 %15:%Sep:%st 15SepGMT+0000

 Paid tenor and bass section leaders needed for Orchard Park Chorale - Monday night rehearsals, concert on December 13th in Orchard Park, NY

paid per service. Section leaders are responsible for Monday right rehearsals, dress rehearsal on Dec. 12th and Concert on Dec. 13th at 4 PM.

Starting September 14th at 7:30 PM at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo Rd, Orchard Park NT 14127

Concert includes Vivaldi Gloria, with orch. movement III of Chichester Psalms and seasonal favorites. with orch.


Artistic staff includes conductor, assistant conductor-soprano section leader, alto section leader.

Section leaders lead sectiopals, prepare solos and are considered for the solos.

A "small group" prepares for run-outs. Participation in "small group" is optional.


Vanguard Voices Open Rehearsal - Thursday, September 10 Nancy Scott, %01 %b %2015 %14:%Sep:%st 14SepGMT+0000
Vanguard Voices, directed by G. Kevin Dewey, will begin its 2015-2016 session with an open rehearsal on Thursday, September 10, 7-9:30 p.m. at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan. Any singers who are interested in joining this 75-voice auditioned mixed choir are invited to attend this rehearsal. The featured works for the December 12 holiday concert are Benjamin Britten's "A Boy Was Born" and "A Ceremony of Carols." Please visit our website or write to  for more information.
Join Z. Randall Stroope & Choirs of America in the Anaheim area for the 2016 COA Festival for Choirs Geoffrey McQueen, %01 %b %2015 %17:%Sep:%st 17SepGMT+0000

Choirs of America is pleased to announce the 2016 COA Festival for Choirs | West Division.  Taking place on Friday, April 8, 2016 on the beautiful campus of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (in stunning Newport Beach, California), the 2016 COA Festival for Choirs will engage, inspire and educate your choral ensembles.  The all-day event features:

  • Adjudicated Performances for each participating ensemble;
  • Observational Requirements (watch another choir perform);
  • Full one-hour Clinics for each group;
  • School Exchanges (sing for other choirs from across the country and vice versa); and
  • A massed choir rehearsal and recording session of a Newly Commissioned Piece from COA's Composer-in-Residence... Z. Randall Stroope.

The 2016 COA Festival for Choirs Teaching Faculty includes Dr. Stroope leading the massed choir rehearsal and recording session of his new piece... and world-class Clinicians and Adjudicators (including Jo-Michael Scheibe, Christopher Peterson, John Byun, Christopher Scott Olin, and more).  At $85.00 per Singer (Directors and Chaperones are free), the program is extremely cost-effective.  We would love for you and your choral program to join us!

For further information, please feel free to contact us at (800) 284-2177... or, to find additional information online, click here... 2016 COA Festival for Choirs | West Division.  If you're looking for the Event Application, click here... COA Event Application.  I sincerely hope we'll see (and hear) you in SoCal next spring...

Welcome to the Revolution!

Geoffrey McQueen,  Executive Director

Choirs of America

How much do you pay to have choir stoles dry cleaned? Priscilla Weaver, %01 %b %2015 %14:%Sep:%st 14SepGMT+0000 church choir has two color/reversible satin choir stoles that I took to the dry cleaners for the first time in years, I suspect. A lot of our  "dry cleaning recommended" items (robes and a different set of stoles) we are able to wash ourselves, but these are the exception. The cleaners intially quoted me $10 a piece, which really surprised me, but let me walk out the door paying $6 each instead. They justified it because they would hand clean/wash/press each one with a slow low-temperature process, in order to not have the color on one side bleed onto the other, and to protect the material. Even with the price reduction this still seemed very high to me, as I've known some "every garment $1.95 (or $2.25, or whatever)" dry cleaners in other cities.
If you've taken choir stoles to the dry cleaners, what did you pay?
Tenor and Bass section leaders needed, Lake Forest, Illinois Tom Tropp, %01 %b %2015 %14:%Sep:%st 14SepGMT+0000 have a last-minute need for new tenor and bass section leaders at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest. Wednesday evening rehearsals and two Sunday morning services, $60 per call.
Please contact Tom Tropp, Director of Music an Arts, at 224.544.1952 or ttropp at
Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida Trent Brown, %01 %b %2015 %09:%Sep:%st 9SepGMT+0000
The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida invites talented and dedicated singers to audition for positions in all voice types.  The Chorale is the Resident Chorus for the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra directed by Nir Kabaretti.  Works for this season include Carmina Burana, Fauré’s Requiem, Ramierez’s Misa Criolla and much more. 
Singers interested in performing with the Chorale (as volunteers or as Core singers) should contact Linda Tripp at or by phone at 239-560-5695.
Paid Core or Volunteer Singers Trent Brown, %01 %b %2015 %09:%Sep:%st 9SepGMT+0000
The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida invites enthusiastic singers to audition for positions in all voice types.  The Chorale has a limited number of paid Core spots available that augment a talented group of dedicated volunteers.  The Symphonic Chorale is the Resident Chorus for the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra directed by Nir Kabaretti.  Works for this season include Carmina Burana, Fauré’s Requiem, Ramierez’s Misa Criolla and much more. 
Singers interested in performing with the Chorale (as volunteers or as Core singers) should contact Linda Tripp at or by phone at 239-560-5695.
Cracovia Music Festival 2016 Gregor Laskowski, %01 %b %2015 %07:%Sep:%st 7SepGMT+0000
8th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Cracow (Poland)
29.09. - 03.10.2016
CRACOW – one of the twelve most important towns in the world
The former capital of Poland is one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe’s most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St. Mary’s Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In these historic surroundings, in the renowned churches of Krakow as well as in the concert hall with its appealing acoustics, the concerts of the Cracovia Music Festival take place.
Lago di Garda Music Festival 2016 Gregor Laskowski, %01 %b %2015 %07:%Sep:%st 7SepGMT+0000
10th International festival of choirs and orchestras on Lake Garda (Italy)
13.10. - 17.10.2016
LAKE GARDA (Italian: Lago di Garda) - the most Mediterranean lake of all Italian Alpine lakes.
To the alert eye the lake offers a spectacle of natural brightness and colours which makes this place a unique holiday destination for all seasons. Visitors are impressed by places like Riva del Garda or Limone sul Garda with historic buildings and ancient traces of old Roman settlements as well as by imposing palaces and patrician villas that create a fascinating surrounding area for the Lago di Garda Music Festival. This magnificent backdrop provides the opportunity for amateur choirs and orchestras to experience an unforgettable touristic-musical event.
Paid Section Leaders sought, Newport Rhode Island Peter Berton, %01 %b %2015 %04:%Sep:%st 4SepGMT+0000

12 month singing season, competitive rates including travel, two altos two tenors sought by St. John the Evangelist Church, Newport Rhode Island. Adults sing on their own SATB and ATB as part of professional choristers program of The Choir School of Newport County. Also: Bass/baritone leader sought by Emmanuel Church, Newport. For rates, schedule details, sample contract, please email

New and Returning Bloggers for Fall 2015 philip copeland, %01 %b %2015 %12:%Sep:%st 12SepGMT+0000'm so pleased to announce the people submitting blog posts for ChoralNet this fall!  
Tim Sharp is back on the blogging roster with a first post yesterday.  I'm thrilled to see what Tim will be sharing.  As the Executive Director for ACDA, he has incredible insights into the world of choral music and the direction for our national organization.  Tim will be blogging on Monday of each week.
On Tuesday, we will hear from Julie Parsons, who Julie Parsons is the conductor of the Snoqualmie Valley Girls' Choir, the musical director and worship coordinator for Maplewood Presbyterian Church, and the organizer of the Rain City (Seattle) chapter of Beer Choir. She is a founding member of the Mägi Ensemble (a professional choir specializing in music from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). She also works with the ACDA Educational Technology Committee and is an active musical director at local community theaters. Julie was recently elected as ACDA President for the state of Washington.  
It looks as though Julie and I will be sharing the Tuesday slot.
On Wednesday, Marie Grass Amenta will again share her insights. After a twenty year career teaching, conducting a community children's chorus and a rather substantial church position, Marie Grass Amenta chucked it all to found a semi-professional chamber choir , the Midwest Motet Society, based in the southern suburbs of Chicago. This has left her time to freelance, both as a soprano soloist and conductor, with a private voice studio in addition to her chamber choir. She writes the occasional program notes for various music organizations, lectures on music inclusion and mentors special interest/special needs choirs. She has written articles for parent support groups about raising a child with special needs. Her series here on ChoralNet on "Choral Ethics" will be the basis of a book on the subject. Marie has been a ChoralNet Moderator since 2011. Married to the long-suffering Dr. Charles Amenta, an ENT physician, for over thirty years, they are the parents of three sons.  
Thursday brings Lisa Billingham., an Associate Professor at George Mason University where she teaches courses in Choral Music Education and Conducting. She is the Director of Graduate Studies for the School of Music and the Past-President of Virginia ACDA. Dr. Billingham, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst is active as a clinician and specializes in pedagogy and research related to Laban. She resides in Centreville, Virginia with her husband Jay and Bogart the cat.
On Friday, Josh Bronfman will take the lead. Joshua Bronfman is Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Dakota, President of North Dakota ACDA, and Artistic Director of the Grand Forks Chorales, where he conducts the professional arm of that organization, the Grand Forks Master Chorale. In 2014, Josh's Concert Choir won the American Prize in Choral Performance, and in September he will conduct and study in Sweden as part of ACDA's International Conductors' Exchange Program. In addition, Josh is creator and host of Choral History, a podcast dedicated to conversations with choral conductors from around the world.
Jack Senzig continues his Sunday series of featuring new choral music called the Composer's Spotlight. He is the owner/editor of the Composers of Choral Music Community on ChoralNet and he created and administers the Composition Showcase and has authored the Composer of the Month blog series.
Middle School Choral Accompanist wanted in Palo Alto, CA Monica Covitt, %01 %b %2015 %02:%Sep:%st 2SepGMT+0000
The Palo Alto Unified School District choral department seeks an accomplished pianist and accompanist for a full-time middle school choral program. High quality sight-reading skills, accompanying experience, and a love of middle school aged-students and choral music desired.
  • Proven record of experience accompanying at a high artistic level
  • Excellent piano, accompanying and sight-reading skills required
  • Expertise playing a wide variety of musical styles imperative
  • Experience working in an Orff or Kodaly-based environment a plus
  • Accompany the choir for all concerts and performances in addition to rehearsals
  • Willingness to travel for performance tours
  • Work includes some evenings and some weekends
  • Willingness to be 100% focused during rehearsals (no phone use)
  • Availability to chat with directors before and after class to collaborate and plan
  • Ability to work as a team player 
  • Must work well with children
  • Kind and nurturing disposition (a sense of humor is a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Frequent communication with director is essential (in person; via email)
This position is approximately 10 hours/week + concerts and prep time. It is a great school with loveable, talented kids and we are looking for an accompanist for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond.
For more info on the position and the choral program, please contact Monica Covitt, Choral Director, at

Thank you!
Score Marking for the Conductor Alan Davis, %31 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%st 23AugGMT+0000 Fellow Choral Artists - 
I have been reading a lot of articles and books that talk about "score marking," especially for analysis and conducting. Therefore, I am wondering what methods/techniques do you use when score studying a piece: do you use red, blue, green, purple, a highlighter, and pencil; or do you use some other combinations for example -
Circle all Forte's - Red
Circle all piano's - Blue
Thank you in advance, 
Alan Davis
Preschool and Church Children's Choir Director Jessica Whitlatch, %01 %b %2015 %01:%Sep:%st 1SepGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church is seeking a dynamic children's choir director for our Sunbeams choir, ages 3-5. 
This choir meets Friday mornings from 8:30-9am, and Sunday's from 10:00-10:45am, October-May. Rehearsals will prepare students for occasional performances in church services, as well as introduce them to vocal singing techniques, experience rhythm, and creatively express themselves in song. Must be available Friday mornings 8:20-9:10am, Sunday mornings 10-11am, and be available to work on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.
Formal music education training (including Orff/Kodaly) would be most welcome; although choral experience plus experience in instructing young children in any subject matter can also be a successful combination. Demonstrated experience working with this age group and knowledge of developmentally appropriate pedagogy is required. 
Stipend of $65/rehearsal/week plus paid prep time. 
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to
Open until filled. 
Children's Choir Director Lisa Billingham, %01 %b %2015 %01:%Sep:%st 1SepGMT+0000
Falls Church Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia seeks a Children’s Choir Director as part of the vibrant choral music program. The position is a seven month contract (September-April) each year. The Director of Children’s Choirs will manage current musical activities and develop others to grow the music program.
General duties will include:
·        Actively recruit and/or encourage recruitment of new participants for children’s choirs;
·        Plan and select music to be learned and presented by the children’s choirs, in coordination with the Director of Music;
·        Plan, organize and execute weekly rehearsals for Cherub, Primary and Carol Choirs; and
·        Maintain weekly communications with parents as to schedules for rehearsals.
The Director of Children’s Choirs shall perform other functions as required in support of the FCPC Music Program under the guidance of the Director of Music, Worship Committee, and Head of Staff.
The salary for this contracted professional part time position is commensurate with training and experience.
To apply for or for more information regarding this position please email a current resume, along with contact information for three references. Please send your email with the subject line: FCPC Children’s Choir Search.
Beekman Chorale Bernadette Hoke, %01 %b %2015 %01:%Sep:%st 1SepGMT+0000 needed for the Beekman Chorale, a newly formed ensemble that is based at Saint Albans Church in New York City.  Membership will consist of 16-20 singers.  Some self-preparation is required since rehearsals will not be on a weekly basis, but will take place shortly before concerts and events.  The first event is participating in a benefit concert for the Saint Albans School and will take place on October 16.  Rehearsals will be on October 7 and 14 at 7 pm.  To schedule an audition, or for more information, please contact Bernadette Hoke at ]]>Bass Staff Singer Ruaraidh Sutherland, %31 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%st 23AugGMT+0000
Christ's Church (Episcopal), Rye, has an opening for a bass staff singer to join the inter-generational choir of boy & girl choristers, and adults. The typical schedule includes Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, and there are regular extra events throughout the year. Pay is per call. The ideal candidate will be an excellent sight-reader with a straight-toned voice capable of blending easily. For further information please contact the Organist & Director of Music, Ruaraidh Sutherland, on (914) 967-1749 ext. 229 or at
Music and Worship for Today's Church Kirk Averitt, %01 %b %2015 %00:%Sep:%st 0SepGMT+0000
Music and Worship for Today's Church
September 26, 2015, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church
34 Dix Street, Winchester, MA
This workshop for church directors and singers will present high-quality, accessible literature for use in worship. Sessions will include: Warm-Ups for All Ages, Using CPDL for the Church Year, Recent Church Music of Alice Parker, Selecting Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs to Tell God's Story, and a reading session including excellent literature to use throughout the liturgical year. Come join us for an enriching, rejuvenating afternoon as we explore ways to use music to enhance worship in our churches. 
Cost: $10 for Directors who are ACDA members ($15 for non-members); $5 for participating choir members. Please visit the link above to register, or e-mail Sean Landers, R&S Chair for Music and Worship at for further information.
Please visit our website at for information concerning future events.
Singing Men! Vocal Workshop with William Hite Kirk Averitt, %01 %b %2015 %00:%Sep:%st 0SepGMT+0000 
Singing Men! Vocal Workshop with William Hite
September 19, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
First Parish Church in Weston
349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 
Lead by distinguished tenor, William Hite, this workshop will provide amateur male choral singers with an opportunity to build specific vocal skills for the beginning of a new singing season. The day will focus on comprehensive singing techniques useful for all genres. The workshop is open to male choral ensemble members age 16-adult as well as choral conductors, and cost $20 to enroll. Please visit the link above or contact Tom Berryman at for further information.
Gender-Neutral Choir Attire - What Companies do You Recommend? C. Paul Heins, %31 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%st 22AugGMT+0000 have the opportunity to suggest changing my school's choir attire from tuxes and dresses to a gender-neutral costume.  I do want my students to have a uniform look, so sending them out in search of "all black" will not be the answer (i.e., too many variations from student to student and from year to year).  What companies do you recommend (akin to Stage Accents) who supply gender-neutral attire options? ]]>Voices of Gotham Men's A Cappella Chorus' Guest Night Ariel Estrada, %31 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%st 22AugGMT+0000
Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 7:15PM
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Metro Baptist Church
410 West 40th Street
Hell’s Kitchen, NY
Auditions are on-going throughout the year, but our Guest Night is a great place to start!
Looking for a choral ensemble to join? Miss those good old college a cappella days? Do you just want to sing amazing arrangements at a high level of excellence?

Join one of NYC's premier male a cappella ensembles, Voices of Gotham, on September 10th for our semi-annual Guest Night!

Wondering what sort of music we perform? We sing a wide variety of songs across multiple genres, from Broadway showtunes to bar songs, pop classics to songs straight from NYC's very own Tin Pan Alley.

We also compete in an annual worldwide a cappella chorus contest. Check out our past performance on the International competition stage here:

Immediately after the September 10th event at 10:30pm, we invite you to join us at our "afterglow" (celebration!) to eat, drink, and sing at our favorite local bar, joined by our sister chorus Sirens of Gotham. Don't drink alcohol? There will still be great food and singing!

But wait-- joining the Facebook event is not enough! Please register so that we can prepare rehearsal materials for you in advance. 

Please plan to arrive at 7:15pm, as we'd like to have a chance to get to know each other before rehearsal begins at 7:30!


About Voices of Gotham

Voices of Gotham is an award-winning chorus specializing in the rich musical tradition of barbershop harmony. The membership is comprised of current and former college a cappella singers, professional actors and musicians, and men who simply enjoy raising their voices in song. Currently ranked 6th in the world by the Barbershop Harmony Society, VoG is recognized as one of the leading show choruses in the world.

The chorus is dedicated to constant improvement and regularly invites highly-respected professional music and presentation coaches to refine and elevate their performances. Above all, however, VoG's members sing for the absolute joy of it; members can be found before and after rehearsal singing in informal quartets, reveling in the tightly-locked and ringing chords you can only find in barbershop harmony.

Learn more at ]]>
Need a simple song in an Endangered Language Pat Perez, %31 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%st 21AugGMT+0000 -
I'm in search of a simple song - for non-singers - that's in an Endangered Language. It could be a round, or a kid's song, or a call & response thing - as long as it's relatively short & not too complicated. The complexity of the language itself isn't a problem because it's for a bunch of linguists who should be able to pronounce all sorts of things.
The only other restriction is that it can't be in Hawaiian or any other Polynesian language - I have a lot of those already. I've been looking around the net but haven't had any luck lately, so I figured I'd crowdsource it here. Any suggestions will be appreciated! :-)
Mahalo nui loa,
Pat Perez, Ph. D.
Accompanist Available Adriel Algiene, %31 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%st 20AugGMT+0000 accompanist available for choirs of all types. I've been accompanying different types of choirs for the past 20 years. Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance.  New to Portland area and looking for accompanist jobs. I'm pretty good at sightreading, following conductors and/or soloists. Resume avaialable.  ]]>Music Director/accompanist Jim Mitulski, %31 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%st 20AugGMT+0000

Music Director/accompanist wanted for Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies in Central Denver, to play electronic Kurzweil keyboard for "blended worship" in a variety of styles: Contemporary Christian, gospel, jazz, world/ folk music, and traditional hymnody. Will plan worship with pastor and committee, and assist in producing weekly worship materials, including print bulletin and slides.  Keyboard skills essential.  We want to develop our small praise band and to to improve our congregational singing $800/month.  Send resume to No phone calls please.

Gospel Concert Honoring Terrance Kelly Farley Walker, %31 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%st 21AugGMT+0000 Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Interfaith Community Choir, Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir and many more will perform at this tribute to the one-and-only Terrance Kelly!

St. Paul AME Church
2024 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, California 94703
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Free admission
Find out more about Terrance Kelly and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir at
Welcome basket for new teacher Garrett Lathe, %31 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000 have many new choral directors in our area, and are looking to put together a "welcome" basket for them. We plan to include:
  • A nice thermal mug 
  • Good pencils 
  • Post-it flags (for marking music on the go)
  • A couple of nice recordings
  • Coffee gift card
  • Breath mints
Would you have any other great (and reasonably priced) selections that might be great to include?
I look forward to your creative ideas!
Suggestions needed for a SATB beginner's HS choir. Alex Probst, %31 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000 all!
As many of us are getting ready to head back in to the school year, and some cases are already doing such, I am looking for suggestions for a few choir pieces.  I have a single, non select choir of 9-12th graders, predominately female, who have varying degrees of choral singing background.
I am looking for pieces that are readable, relatable, and rehearsable!  I am not a strong pianist, and prefer to do most of my songs a'capella, but that will not preclude me from accompanied songs.  I do appreciate your time in helping me with this matter, and wish you all wonderful school years, and choral sounds!
-Alex Probst
Benediction for Men's Chorus James Brodeur, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%st 18AugGMT+0000 Chorus will be singing a benediction the conclusion of an upcoming reception for our school's donors and benefactors. At our graduation Mass this past year, we sang Katie Moran Bart's "Blessing," which worked out very nicely. Does anyone have any suggestions as to other forms of a benediction that we can sing arranged for men's choir?  ]]>Compensating paid performers for sale of Nonprofit's performance CDs Essie Dubé, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%st 18AugGMT+0000 am treasurer of the board of a nonprofit choral group. When our performances entail soloists and additional instrumentalists, they are paid by us. We've recently crafted a website and would like to sell our performance CDs online. I am currently working with a licensing company to cover the copyright situation, but do we need to compensate the soloists and instrumentalists per CD sold?

Would appreciate information on this as soon as anyone can provide it, as it came up at our recent board meeting and we are holding off publishing our website until we resolve it.
Much appreciated!
Gently used SA, SSA, SAB for pennies on the dollar--lots still available! Nancy Nole, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%st 18AugGMT+0000 have many titles left--please send your e-mail for a copy of our spreadsheet.  Thanks! ]]>Lutheran Choir of Chicago Wilbert O. Watkins, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000
Auditioning for tenors and basses until 9/11/15, for our upcoming season. See our website for more details, and schedule a time at 
Auditions will be held at 460 Lake St in Oak Park, IL.
Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars Jay Lindsay, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wallingford, CT is currently seeking Tenor and Bass choral scholars to join our adult choir. The choir sings from September to June, and breaks for the summer. Responsibilities will include attending weekly rehearsals on Thursday from 7 – 9 pm and Sunday morning worship which starts at 9:30 am. Compensation is $25 per appearance, more for Holy Days.  The position is open to any high school or college age student. Opportunities for solos throughout the season will be available. This is an excellent opportunity for student singers to gain professional singing experience.
For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Jay Lindsay, Director of Music at For more information about St. Paul’s please visit
Choral CD collection $1. each disc plus media mail Jura Litchfield, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000
Send me your personal email address and mailing address.  I will send you your choice of these cd's for $1. each disc plus cost of media mail.   Good condition.
Britten            Ceremony of Carols              Kings College Choir                    
Haydn             Lord Nelson Mass                  Kings College Choir
Haydn             Neslon Mass/Te Deum         English Concert CHoir
Miscellaneous  InternationalFolk songs      Vienna Choir Boys
Miscellaneous  cabaret songs                      Comedian Harmonists
Orff                 Carmina Burana                    Leonard Slatkin
Prokofiev        Aleksander Nevsky               St Petersburg Philharmonic
Vivaldi            Gloria                                      David WIllcocks
Recording: A Candlelight Christmas - Benjamin Harlan Logan Cartwright, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000 for a good choral recording of the above cantata so that I can have my choir members listen and practice at home. If someone has the full performance cassette or a cd copy of it that would be much appreciated. Compensation can be arranged.  ]]>Soprano Section Leader David Lincoln, %31 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000
First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Illinois is looking for a soprano section leader (occasional soloist) with strong reading abilities. Must be open to team attitude and spirit. Thursday 7:30-9:00 pm rehearsal call ($35); and Sunday 8:05 am rehearsal call and service at 8:45 am ($50). You will join a talented volunteer choral ensemble.
September - December, 2015 (possible extended to 2016)
Contact: David Lincoln
Announcing The Westfair Singers’ Judith Hahnssen-Schwab Founder’s Scholarship Competition: Rebecca Ayars, %31 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000
An Exciting, New Program to Support Talented, Female Musicians in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT 
Application Deadline: October 16, 2015
The Judith Hahnssen-Schwab Founder’s Scholarship Competition, honoring the legacy of the Westfair Singers’  founder, was established in 2015 to identify and support talented, young female vocalists and instrumentalists from Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT.  The program - which recognizes “female musicians from the region who demonstrate exceptional musical talent,” awards the winning student a $500 Scholarship Prize.  The competition is administered by Westfair's Board of Directors, who hold auditions in the fall for musically gifted high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university or conservatory upon graduation.  Westfair will determine both a winner and a runner-up, who receives a $250 Scholarship Prize.  In addition, the competition winners will showcase their artistry by preparing special performances for Westfair’s popular December Concert.
Founded in 1987, the Westfair Singers are an accomplished women’s choral ensemble of Westchester and Fairfield county voices.
Visit for more information, deadlines and application materials for the 2015-2016 school year.
Check out Paraclete's New Sheet Music Website! Use code 'SMnewweb' for 20% off your order! Amanda Schuman, %31 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%st 18AugGMT+0000 ]]>New novelty Xmas "conga" SATB, (Malucelli) Ken Malucelli, %31 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000 looking for a fun addition to your Christmas concert repertoire?  Try "Xmas Xonga!"  Running a zippy 1:46, the melody and lyric run through each vocal section (SATB) while the three other sections "Bmp,bmp,bmp,bmp...Bmp! Bmp!" the rhythm and harmonies in continually shifting keys.  Ideal for adding fun choreo and noisemakers (tambourine, kazoo, sleigh bells, etc.).  May be heard on my site, bottom of Holiday & Seasonal page,  To view sample pages (piece runs 6 pages), please inquire via personal e-mail.  Thanks for your consideration.  Ken Malucelli. ]]>Organist/Accompanist Baton Rouge Louisiana Stephen Rushing, %31 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000

First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge is seeking an individual to serve as organist/accompanist.  Responsibilities include playing two services on Sunday, one rehearsal during the week with the chancel choir, occasional accompanying for the children’s chorus, weddings, funerals and guest events.  This individual will also conduct semi-annual inventory and supervise regular maintenance of all pianos and organs.  Twenty hours of work per week on the average.  Salary with benefits will be commensurate with experience and education. We seek an individual who understands and appreciates performance as worship and who shares in the love of Christ.

First Presbyterian Church has 2 pipe organs. The smaller instrument which serves the Dunham Chapel is a 2 manual, 2 1/2 rank modified portatif built by the Wicks Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois, Opus 5344. The sanctuary organ is a 3 manual instrument in 4 divisions with 40 stops, 50 ranks, built by W. Zimmer & Sons in 1985, Opus 331. It is unique in having a floating 8 ft. trompette harmonique under expression. 

The deadline for applications is October 2.  Please send a cover letter, resume and the names of three references to Jaci Gaspard at  

Paid Bass Section Leader - One World Singers Keith Arnold, %31 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000 One World Singers of Denver, Colorado, a chorus devoted to promoting understanding of our common humanity through performance of music from many cultures and traditions, is seeking to hire a paid Bass Section Leader for the 2015 - 2016 season.  Compensation is $90 per month.
The chorus seeks to reflect the diversity of the Denver community; singers of all identities are encouraged to apply by contacting Music Director Keith Arnold at
Seeking New Members! All Voice Parts, no audition required Scott Mullner, %31 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%st 14AugGMT+0000 Valley Forge Chorale is seeking new members to join us for our 2015-2016 season. The inspiration of The Valley Forge Chorale has come from many years of singing, directing choirs, and making music and many friends.  The dream has been to create a community choir dedicated to the love and enjoyment of choral music.
We practice Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM at Valley Forge Presbyterian Church in King of Prussia, PA. We are looking for all voice parts, especially Tenor and Bass members. Please email Scott at for more information if interested. 
Hope to see you there!
High School Version of Rent David Douglas, %31 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%st 13AugGMT+0000 new musical director ( a former student of mine) wants to make her directoral debut with the high school version of Rent.  A look at the vocal ranges on the web site show several male leads requiring an A flat.  It's not clear whether these are occasional climactic notes that could be revised or whether these parts require extended singing up in that range.
Would any of you who have worked with high school singers on this musical please advise? This has the makings of a disaster.  I am very good with the extremely difficult but do not have such a good track record with the impossible.
Bass-Baritone Staff Singer Mari Reive, %31 %b %2015 %12:%Aug:%st 12AugGMT+0000 am looking to hire one bass for the coming choir season beginning September 16th and finishing on Pentecost. Singer must be an able reader, have a good work ethic, work well with other singers both volunteer and paid, and have a pleasant choral voice. A liturgical background is helpful but not essential. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings and there is one Sunday service at 10am preceded by a short warm-up. Other rehearsals and services will be required as liturgically appropriate. 
For or more info or to set up an interview/audition, please email me at
Tim Sharp: The Priority of Innovation philip copeland, %30 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 returns this week on ChoralNet.  First up is Timothy Sharp, the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association.  
This week I return to blogging regularly on ChoralNet, and will be working through my thoughts related to innovation, particularly as the topic relates to our choral mission with the American Choral Directors Association. In my outlook related to our work as choral directors, there are three areas I consider priorities for our time and attention in the 21st century. These areas are mentoring, collaboration, and innovation. I have explored mentoring and collaboration in past blogs, so now I would like to turn my attention to innovation and thinking outside the music box. Our new strength of membership offers ACDA the opportunity to move fast-forward into our choral mission, guided by the promise of innovation.
Before exploring the specific work of innovation, I would like to address the ethics of innovation. I define innovation as the ability to sustain a creative solution to a challenge or problem. I use the word “ethic” because I believe innovation is about the business of doing good. In the realm of technology, innovations come from the pursuit of a better, more effective, or more efficient way of doing something. As I project the innovative work of our professional association, I offer the following framework that guides my thinking and method of evaluation for innovative pursuits. I offer them as consideration to you, as well, as you think about innovation in your own work and pursuits:
 Innovation is Collaborative: transformational ideas work across various lines of engagement and benefit from the collaborative power resulting from working through tension and diversity;
 Innovation is Sustainable: creativity is fun and interesting, but innovation is sustainable. Sustainability reflects the best use of our resources in the long term;
 Innovation is Democratic: sustainable creative ideas come as a result of real people working with real people, not someone engineering something for someone else;
 Innovation is Humanistic: addressing challenges through human ingenuity, imagination and entrepreneurialism that can come from anywhere;  Innovation is Non-Elitist: ACDA draws ideas from many different sources and will incubate those ideas toward scalable innovation.
Looking to borrow Norm Te Slaa, %31 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%st 5AugGMT+0000 The Lamb
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Tavener
Starting: ASAP
For: October 31, 2015
Copies: 15
Willing to rent: Yes
SINGERS Chamber Choir in Denver would like to perform this mid October.  Please call 303.980.9184.
Wander the World with Warmups (18 copies) Jennifer Olson, %31 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%st 3AugGMT+0000 ordered too many, I have 18 brand new never used copies of Wander the World with Warmups. Retail $15 a copy. Will charge $11.50 plus shipping.;. Please email me ]]>Good Singers - who can can sing in-tune - wanted for ALL voice parts Michael Kevane, %31 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%st 3AugGMT+0000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Lambertville NJ (Near New Hope, PA and Princeton, NJ is currently seeking all parts - Sop I & II, Falsettists, Alto, Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone and Bass.  At the moment the choir is perfectly balanced so we are open to all voice parts.
- Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings 7:45pm to 9:45pm.
- Sunday Services: 9am rehearsal, 9:30 service (only 1 service)
- One choral evensong per month on Sunday afternoon (most months, on the first Sunday of the month)
The choir sings serious, high quality, art literature with an anglican bias. Prospective members are expected to have excellent intonation, be able to sing straight tone, and either be excellent sight singers or work ahead on literature so as to be prepared for rehearsal (all literature will be available ahead of time). This is a great opportunity for gifted, hard working, choristers.
The choir is at once serious about their task and very friendly (and a tad naughty).
Please contact:
Michael Kevane - Organist/Choirmaster
cell phone: 215-605-4730
“That Time Of Year” (SAB) by Michael A. Gray Michael A. Gray, %31 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%st 3AugGMT+0000 sparse setting (a cappella) of Shakespeare’s beautiful sonnet on old age and love. 
This is the latest in the series “Book of Sonnets” and available for free download at
Michael A. Gray
Soprano/Alto Section Leader wanted Michael Kevane, %31 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%st 3AugGMT+0000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Lambertville NJ (Near New Hope, PA, Princeton, NJ and Doylestown, PA) is seeking a Soprano/Alto section leader beginning ASAP. The person we are looking for is versatile enough to sing Alto but can also cover Soprano on an "as needed" basis. A good range is very desirable for this position.
- Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings 7:45pm to 9:45pm, plus various extra paid rehearsals thru the year.
- Sunday Services: 9am rehearsal, 9:30 service (only 1 service)
- Christmas Eve and Holy Week services required (incl Easter)
- One choral evensong per month on Sunday afternoon (most months)
- One service off per month (for your weekend getaways!)
The stipend is paid once per month.
The choir sings serious, high quality literature with a strong traditional Anglican bias. Section leaders are expected to have excellent intonation and have excellent sight reading skills (all literature will be available ahead of time). This would be a great opportunity for gifted, hard workers who enjoy the challenge of singing different parts.
The choir is at once serious about their task and very friendly (and a tad bit naughty).
Opportunities will exist for qualified candidates for vocal coaching among the volunteer singers. Teaching privileges at the church are gratis.
Please contact:
Julia Barringer – Assistant to the Organist/Choirmaster
Phone:  609-397-4474
Better yet:
Sing Fauré Requiem with Nashua Choral Society! Kathy Andrle, %31 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%st 1AugGMT+0000 come join the Nashua Choral Society as they continue their 2015-2016 season by performing the Fauré Requiem on November 7th and 8th with Nashua Chamber Orchestra, as well as a Christmas/Holiday concert to be held on December 6th. The Requiem will feature Baritone, Mr. Mark Cleveland.
The chorus is led this 51st Season by Artistic Director, Mr. Philip Lauriat and accompanist, Mr. R. Scott White.
Starting September 14th, the chorus rehearses every Monday evening at Nashua Community College on 505 Amherst Street at 7:00-9:00 PM. Any interested singers are encouraged to attend any rehearsals starting in Sepetmber. For more information please email or visit;
Part Time Choir Director Bonnie Norwood, %30 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000
Position:  Choral Director
Location:  Canoga Park California
Small Unitarian Universalist Church in Canoga Park, California needs a Choir Director to work as part of team to provide choral music for worship services on two Sunday mornings each month and one Christmas Eve service each year.  Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings.  These services are needed over a ten month period (September through June) each year. 
General Responsibilities:
  • Meets periodically with minister and/or lay worship leaders to coordinate appropriate choral selections for worship services;
  • Confers with Special Music Committee about possible music and/or guest musicians and occasionally coaches guest musicians;
  • Recruits and coaches new choir members;
  • Encourages a diversity of musical styles, arrangements; formats;
  • Timely arranges for a substitute conductor for any absences (rehearsal or performance);
    Work hours are expected to average about 20 per month over a 10 month period, including weekly 1.5 hour rehearsals on Thursday evenings; two Sunday morning worship services; and one Christmas Eve evening service (each including a 45 minute rehearsal followed by a worship service of about one hour); preparation time including researching and ordering music to complement the service topic, conferring with Minister, Lay Worship Leaders, and Special Music Committee; recruiting and coaching new Choir members; and maintaining the sheet music library.
    Starting salary:  $25.00 per hour.
Come sing Handel's Messiah with the Holy Names University Chorus and Orchestra Anne Hege, %30 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 fall the Holy Names University Chorus will be performing excerpts of Handel's Messiah with the HNU Orchestra. This is a non-auditioned volunteer chorus and we welcome members from the larger bay area community. We rehearse Monday evenings from 7-9pm in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts building room 539. Rehearsals begin August 31st and continue through November 23rd with no rehearsal on Sept. 7th (labor day). Our dress rehearsal is Nov. 14th 10am-12pm with the HNU Orchestra and our concerts are Nov. 15th at 7:30pm (call 6:15pm) and Nov. 21st at 7:30pm (call 6:15pm). We are hoping to build a strong community chorus in the Oakland Hills area as a part of the HNU musical community and in conjunction with the HNU Orchestra. If you have any questions please email director Dr. Anne K. Hege at or just come to a rehearsal. ]]>Tyger! Gordon Thornett, %30 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 available through Swirly Music.  This is an a cappella setting of William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’ for mixed choir (SATB) with some divisions. It may be performed on its own, or preferably as a companion piece to my setting of ‘Little Lamb, who made thee?’, also obtainable through Swirly Music. It is suggested that ‘Little Lamb’ be performed first, as there is a thematic reference to it towards the end of ‘Tyger!’ ]]>Chorosynthesis Singers seeks singers interested in NEW MUSIC Wendy Moy, %30 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 is looking for singers who possess extensive solo and ensemble experience, excellent musicianship skills, familiarity with early and contemporary vocal styles, and a desire to sing at the highest level of vocal ensemble performance. Chorosynthesis contracts singers on a per-project basis and programs vary vastly from project to project. Chorosynthesis not only pays it singers, but also provides a new model for performing with a professional ensemble with two co-artistic directors and the unique application of its four pillar values: collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and excellence. 
The next project for Chorosynthesis Singers will include a performance of a program of high-quality modern music in Seattle's Good Shepherd Chapel on March 19, 2016 as part of the Wayward Music Series. This concert will focus on high-quality works whose themes are primarily oriented toward social justice and which demonstrate Chorosynthesis' vision, mission, and values. Much of this music will come from our recent call for scores.
If you are interested in auditioning to become a paid singer with Chorosynthesis Singers, please visit our website at
Need to borrow/rent-Hallelujah Arr. Johansen Jacob Stensberg, %30 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 Hallelujah
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Jens Johansen
Starting: ASAP
For: Through December
Copies: 30
Willing to rent: No
Hello!  I'm looking to rent 30 copies of Jens Johansen's Hallelujah.  The international shipping is upwards of $50 and we are trying to avoid that additional cost.  Willing to pay a "wear and tear" fee of $1.50/copy+shipping.  (But not international shipping) :)
PAID Tenor Sought for Brooklyn Church, Fall 2015 Benjamin Niemczyk, %30 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
A paid TENOR is needed for the professional/volunteer choir at the Oratory Church of Saint Boniface on Willoughby Street in Brooklyn for Fall, 2015.
Members of this mixed professional/volunteer chorus are responsible for learning their parts in advance of the Sunday morning rehearsal.  There is no midweek rehearsal. Repertoire consists of traditional music ranging from the 16th-21st centuries. 
Excellence is expected at all times. Christmas and Holy Week are mandatory.
The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Solid vocal technique
  • Excellent sight-reading ability
  • The ability to sing with straight-tone and blend
  • Church choral experience
  • Knowledge /experience of Plainsong and Gregorian Chant
The season begins in September and runs thru June. Select Cantor work is available during the season and summer months.
Pay is $95 per appearance.
The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:00AM sharp, with the service at 11:15AM. Absences and substitutes are arranged in consultation with the Music Director.
Please submit a note of interest, with a resume and optional video by email to Benjamin Niemczyk at only. No phone calls.
Benjamin Niemczyk
Music Director
Oratory Church of Saint Boniface
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Choir Website:
Church website:
Variety of major works, $1–5 each Chris McGinley, %30 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000'm moving for a grad program and just can't take everything with me! I'm selling a large pile of major works for $1–5 each (depending on the length and condition of the score). Bulk pricing is also in effect. The more you're buying, the cheaper I'm selling!
I also have a large collection of octavos and choral CDs that I'm giving away for free!
Contact me by email (using the contact form) or shoot me a text at 484-883-9005 to let me know you're coming and set up a time. The addres is 744 Christian Street, 19147. 
Free octavos and CDs on curb in Philly Chris McGinley, %30 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 all! I'm moving to a land far, far away for a grad program and I just can't take everything with me. There will be a box out in front of my apartment on Monday with free octavos and choral CDs. 
I also have a great collection of larger works that will be on sale for $1–5 each.
Just drop by or shoot me a text at 484-993-9005 to let me know you're coming, especially if you're interested in the larger works. 
The apartment is on Christian Street near the corner of 8th Street. Address is 744 Christian Street, 19147.
Classical vocal artiists CD collection $1. each Jura Litchfield, %30 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
Classical vocal soloists CD collection
Please select a minimum of 5 discs.  I will bill you for media mail postage plus $1 per disc.  Please include your personal email address as well as the mailing address.   All are in good condition and not copies.
Alvarez, Freni, Keenlyside, Schafer  Berlin Gala   misc, arias, duets, quartets
Bartoli, Cecilia            Mozart portraits
Battle Kathleen and Jessye Norman:   Spirituals in Concert
Callas                          La Divina     famous arias
Dessay, Natalie          Mozart Heroines
Dessay, Natalie          Delirio             Handel arias
Fleming, Renee          Visions of Love  Mozart arias
Fleming, Renee          Handel            arias
Fleming, Renee          Four Last Songs   Strauss
Fleming and Domingo  Star Crossed Lovers,  duets and arias  misc.
Florez, Juan Diego     Rossini Arias
Florez and Kasarova  Rossini Arias and Duets
Groop, Monica            Arie Amoroso   Baroque arias
Kirkby,Emma             the Emma Kirkby collection   misc. Renaissance and Baroque
Misc. artists                The Voice of Mozart   excerpts of major choral and operatic                                           works  2 cd’s
McNair, Sylvia            Love’s Sweet Surrender   Mozart arias
Pavarotti, Luciano       Greatest Hits  2 cd’s
Ramey, Samuel          Copland: Old American Songs,  Ives: songs
 Terfel,  Bryn              Opera Arias
Upshaw, Dawn          Songs of the Auvergne
Upshaw, Dawn          Girl with Orange Lips,  misc. Ravel, Stravinsky, De Falla etc.
Von Otter, Sofie         Grieg Lieder
Audition for American University's Choral Ensembles Casey Cook, %30 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 choral ensembles of American University welcomes students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members to audition for the 2015-2016 season.  No advance preparation is required.  The audition will consist of vocalizing, pitch matching exercises, scale singing, sight reading, and a conversation with the director.
For more information, or to schedule an audition, email: chorus[at]american[dot]edu or call (202) 885-3425

Review Your Notes Away From the Piano! The CyberBass Project is going to MP3 and iTunes Theo van Joolen, %30 %b %2015 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 with Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah, the CyberBass Project is releasing its learning files in MP3 and iTunes format. Check out our growing page on CDBaby (for now).  Bach and Schubert are next!!
The CyberBass Project on Facebook
CyberBass Website

Contact us at:
What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, August 30, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+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 - August 30, 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.
Claudio Monteverdi: Christe, adoramus te
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
Samuel Wesley: In exitu Israel
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Andrew Lucas, organ
Georg Bohm: Chorale prelude: Vater unser im Himmelreich
Ulrich Knorr, organ
1968 Rieger organ in St. Jakob Kirche, Rothenburg
Harry Christophers founded The Sixteen in 1975. To date they have recorded
over 90 CDs. Engish composer Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) scored his setting
of In Exitu Israel for double choir a capella. German organist Ulrich Knorr is organist
and director of music at St. Jakob Kirche, Rothenburg.
Lowell Mason: Nearer My God to Thee
Members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis
Anton Arensky: Otche Nash (The Lord's Prayer)
Lane Justus Chorale, Lane Justus
American choral conductor Margaret Hillis (1921-1998) founded the Chicago Symphony
Chorus. Russian composer Anton Arensky composed his setting of the Our Father prayer in 1897.
Christopher Tye: Christ rising
Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell
Ronald Arnatt: Festival Psalm
Choir of Riverside Church, New York, Dr. John Walker
J. David Williams, organ
Johannes Brahms: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, Op. 122 No. 5
Todd Wilson, organ
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
Before taking up the post of Master of the Quire at Westminster Abbey,
James O'Donnell was Director of Music at London's Westminster Cathedral.
English-American composer Dr. Ronald Arnatt (1930-) has been active for many
years in the St. Louis area. Brahms wrote the eleven chorale preludes of Opus 122
the year before he died.
Frank La Rocca: Credo
Artists Vocal Ensemble
Jonathan Dimmock
Anonymous: Magnificat in the 6th Tone
Rejean Poirier, organ
American composer Frank La Rocca (1951-) wrote his setting of the
Credo in 2002 for SATB choir. The anonymous Magnificat played by
French-Canadian organist Rejean Poirier  was discovered in Le Livre
d'orgue de Montreal which is an 18th manuscript brought over from France
to Montreal in 1724 by Jean Girard, a Sulpician monk.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 33, "Alein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto; 
Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
Cantata 33 (Alone towards you, Lord Jesus Christ) was first performed in
Leipzig on September 3, 1724, some 291 years ago. Of particular interest
is the opening chorus which is about as brilliant a piece of writing as Bach
ever penned.
Robert Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50
Monteverdi Choir; Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Alexandra Coku, soprano;
Bernarda Fink, contralto; Christoph Pregardien, tenor;
Neill Archer, tenor; Gerald Finley, bass; Cornelius Hauptmann, bass
German composer Robert Schumann completed his oratorio Paradise and the Peri
in 1843. It is based loosely on the oriental tale Lalla-Rookh. It recounts the story
of how the mythological peri regains entrance to paradise after having been expelled.
No less a composer than Richard Wagner thought very highly of Schumann's composition
which is infrequently performed these days. The work is scored for choir and orchestra with
two soprano soloists, contralto, two tenor and two bass soloists.
Join VOSV for glorious Handel and exciting musical exploration! Cyril Deaconoff, %29 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000
Voices of Silicon Valley 2015-2016 Season Auditions
Wednesday, September 2nd , 2015, 7-9:30 pm, at our regular rehearsal location at First United Methodist church in downtown San Jose, 24 North 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112. Individual auditions on other dates/times can be arranged with the director.  
All voice parts will be considered. Successful applicants will have a strong background in choral singing, good sight-reading skills, and a sincere interest in a wide range of music from chant to contemporary. An interest in exploring combinations of singing and technology and vocal theater would also make you a good fit for Voices!
Visit us at
2015-2016 CONCERT YEAR
This year we'll be working on 3 concert programs:

1. On Saturday December 19, 2015 we'll present a program with music by Handel, Poulenc, as well as vocal jazz and spiritual arrangements

2. In March of 2016 we'll present an all-Handel program with Coronation Anthem My Heart is Inditing and the Easter portion of Messiah

3. We'll finish our concert year in May of 2016 with an all-French program with
music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary, from Sermisy and Mauchaut to a US premiere of a new work by one of the leading contemporary French composers, Philippe Leroux which combines singing and electronic music. 

For further information, or to sign up for an audition, please email director Dr. Cyril Deaconoff at or call 812-369-5225
VOSV rehearse every Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 at First UMC downtown San Jose, 
corner of 5th and Santa Clara:
Parking: The City Employees Parking lot at 75 North 5th street (also half a block from First UMC front door) is free and available in the evenings. 

Voices of Silicon Valley is a new choral group specializing in combining vocal sound and video technology. We  have two main artistic goals:
1) to find new ways of performing traditional choral music by
combining it with visual and multimedia technology so as to find connection with modern audiences
2) to introduce new works and commissions so as to give a voice to
contemporary composers especially in the Bay Area.
Investigation of Musical Knowledge & Skills In The Middle-School Choir Harriet Jarmon, %26 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 just published my first book and would really appreciate the feedback from anybody who purchases the book. Please note that my research and findings are from the perspective of an educator who was not a vocal major in college, nor had any professional vocal training. Although I've taught choir for several years, I've relied on the mentoring and professional development from educators such as yourselves. I welcome any and all comments!
Seeking tenor and bass section leaders in the Chicago area James Collins, %29 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, IL is seeking an excellent tenor and bass for our fabulous paid quartet. All obligations are on Sunday morning. There is no requirement for a weekly rehearsal.
This is one of the best paying church gigs in the Chicago area. $102/Sunday, on Christmas Day, double on Christmas Eve and extra for the occasional wedding or funeral service.
For more information and to set up an audition please contact Jim Collins, Director of Music Ministries, at 773-286-4311.
Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria with Sheepscot Chorus! Sean Fleming, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 is the perfect time to join Sheepscot Valley Chorus, as we continue our 35th Season celebration with Vivaldi’s joyful Gloria. A favorite of audiences and performers alike, this time-honored masterpiece will be performed with professional soloists and instrumentalists. Don’t miss this chance to be part of our special celebration! For more information, call Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768.

For two centuries after Vivaldi’s death, the Gloria lay undiscovered until the late 1920s, when it was found buried among a pile of forgotten Vivaldi manuscripts. It was not performed until September 1939, and found instant popularity.

Sheepscot Valley Chorus is led by Artistic Director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. Starting on September 8th, the Chorus rehearses every Tuesday night at 7:00-9:00, the Wiscasset Congregational Church. Recent concerts for the group include last season’s highly acclaimed performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, presented in collaboration with St. Cecilia Chamber Choir. For more information about the Sheepscot Chorus, please visit our website at
St. Cecilia Auditions for Handel "Messiah" Performance Sean Fleming, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 is the perfect time to join St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, as we continue our 20th Season celebration with Handel’s Messiah, Part I. A favorite of audiences and performers alike, this time-honored masterpiece will be performed with professional soloists and orchestra. Also on the program is the premiere of new music by Maine composer Richard Francis, commissioned for the occasion. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this special celebration! 

Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email

Rehearsals are in Newcastle on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta.

St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at
CyberBass - HANDEL'S MESSIAH - Choral Learning Files in MP3 Available Now! Theo van Joolen, %29 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Dear Singers,
The CyberBass Project is happy to announce that we will be selling our audio learning files in MP3 and iTunes formats.  They will be available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.  Free yourself from the need to be online while learning your notes for your next concert!  Buy one track at a time, or all movements for your parts.  
In addition to Mozart's Requiem (Suss.), we have just released Handel's Messiah on CDBaby! Hopefully, these will be available on iTunes soon. Handel's Messiah will also become available this week.  We will sell audio files for 10 major works for our initial launch.  Up next in MP3 format: BACH - Christmas Oratorio and an album of classic Christmas Songs.
Happy Rehearsing!
CyberBass - HANDEL's MESSIAH - MP3 Learning Files Available Now! Theo van Joolen, %29 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Dear Singers,
The CyberBass Project is happy to announce that we will be selling our audio learning files in MP3 and iTunes formats.  They will be available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.  Free yourself from the need to be online while learning your notes for your next concert!  Buy one track at a time, or all movements for your parts.  
In addition to Mozart's Requiem (Suss.), we have just released Handel's Messiah on CDBaby! Hopefully, these will be available on iTunes soon. Handel's Messiah will also become available this week.  We will sell audio files for 10 major works for our initial launch.  Up next in MP3 format: BACH - Christmas Oratorio and an album of classic Christmas Songs.
Happy Rehearsing!
Tenor Section Leader - Gladwyne, PA Scott Drackley, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 Section Leader needed for St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Gladwyne, PA. Rehearsals are Thursday evening from 7:30-9:00 and services at 10:00 Sunday with a 9:15 call. Occasional Evensong services, plus Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Payment is $50 for rehearsal and $80 for service call. Please contact Scott Drackley, Organist/Choirmaster by emailing resume to:
Position is open immediately.
Rent/Borrow Achy Breaky Heart.....don't judge :-) Jeffrey Shoemaker, %29 %b %2015 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 Achy Breaky Heart
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Any
Starting: Asap
For: 5 weeks
Copies: 10 and up
Willing to rent: Yes
Hi there! I need to find a copy of Achy Breaky Heart for my Men's Choir. There was a version,  but it is out of print now. 
Barrow Henry Tena, %29 %b %2015 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000 Inglay
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Normita “Bing" Rio- Pablico
Starting: If Available
For: 2 Weeks
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Try To Hear It From Youtube
Stellar Choir ivo antognini, %29 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000 friends,
I had the great chance to write a piece on the occasion of the 1500th (!!!) anniversary 
of the Saint-Maurice Abbey in Switzerland.
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, under the magic baton of Stephen Layton premiered
AGAUNENSIS CANTUS (based on the Canticle of Zechariah, divided in two movements:
I.  Benedictus
II. Et tu, puer
In the following video you can listen to some audio samples from the first movement:
I. Benedictus
If you are interested in receiving a perusal you can contact me directly. The piece is not published, yet.
Enjoy :-)
SSA setting Marilyn Brown, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 have a setting of Isaiah 12 for 5-part women. Send me your email if you would like a copy for review.
Susan Brown note-able(a)
Showcase Dare August 2015 Winners Announced Jack Senzig, %30 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%th 3AugGMT+0000
Announcing the winners of the Showcase Dare August 2015.  I would like to thank all composers who participated and the conductors and composers who helped vote for the pieces started for the dare.  All pieces are available to view here:
Overall winners received a score of at least 4.0 in Spark and had the highest overall score.
Gold: Paolo La Rosa
Silver: John Cavallaro
Bronze: Robert Adams 
There were five judging categories. The top three average scores in each category are our winners.
Gold: Paolo La Rosa
Silver: Robert Adams 
Bronze: John Cavallaro
Gold: Paolo La Rosa  (tie)
Gold: Braeden Ayres (tie)
Bronze: Pamela J. Marshall
Gold: Paolo La Rosa
Silver: Robert Ross
Bronze: Braeden Ayres
Gold: Pamela J. Marshall
Silver: Braeden Ayres
Bronze: Robert Ross
Gold: Braeden Ayres
Silver: Travis Ramsey
Bronze: Robert Ross
Please consider checking out the pieces started for the dare and contacting the composer about performing them.  All works were created as part of this event to honor our founder James Feiszli.  Consider dedicating your performance to him. 
San Francisco Youth Chorus seeks Weekly Accompanist Katie Gerber, %28 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 San Francisco Youth Chorus seeks an excellent pianist for our 2015-16 season, and beyond. This includes accompanying our weekly rehearsals from 5:15-7:30 on Wednesdays, a Saturday retreat in late-October,  playing for our December 13th concert, and our May concert (Date TBD). Rehearsals start very soon, on September 9th. Sight-singing skills and a love for working with kids of all ages is very important, as we want musical excellence in a fun, family-like atmosphere. Our rehearsals and performances are located at Grace Lutheran Church at 3201 Ulloa Street. Salary is comensurate with experience. To apply, please send a resume and any other materials to  ]]>Need to borrow/rent Carol Kozak Ward, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 Best Of All Possible Worlds (from "Candide")
Composer/Arranger/Edition: arr. SATB, piano-Robert Page
Starting: Sept. 2015
For: mid-Nov. 2015
Copies: 20
Willing to rent: Yes
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale would like to rent or borrow 20 copies of Best of All Possible Worlds (from "Candide"), arr. SATB and piano by Robert Page. If your chorus would like to sell used copies, we can be persuaded to buy them. Please contact Carol Kozak Ward, Music Director, Colorado Hebrew Chorale either by email or phone: (303)355-0232
Tenor position open Paul Fleckenstein, %28 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 soloist/section leader needed for 2015-16 season for large, active congregation in Wilmington, Delaware - 25 miles south of Philadelphia.
  • Sing exciting repertoire with strong 50-voice semi-professional choir; fairly frequent solo opportunities as well.
  • Wednesday evening rehearsals, 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/section leaders.
Paul Fleckenstein, Organist/Director of Music
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1502 W. 13th St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
(302) 654-5214 ext. 121
New Board Chair Melanie Ercoli Holds Strong Vision for Bay Area Choral Group Schola Cantorum Diane Holcomb, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 
Expansion is the word you’ll hear often when Melanie Ercoli, Schola Cantorum’s newly-elected board chair, speaks of the non-profit organization, now entering its 52nd season. By expanding their repertoire, their audiences, their financial base and their reach into the community, she envisions the choral group sharing their music for another fifty-plus years, ninety voices strong.
Her vision includes ongoing auditions for new and returning members, more joint work with rising stars and possibly children’s choirs, volunteer activities in elementary schools, mentorship programs in high schools and junior colleges, and a subscription series capability for residents of retirement communities.
Melanie’s music training began early, studying piano at the age of four, and taking up singing in her early teens. Her parents, Juilliard-trained piano and vocal teachers, made it clear there were easier ways to make a living than music, so at the age of eighteen, Melanie attended Southern Methodist University on scholarship in the computer science department. “I had never seen a computer,” she admits. She evolved with the industry to the point where her primary focus is now in data analytics, business intelligence, and project management for HP Inc.
“I was a bit driven then,” she recalls, finishing up a Bachelors and Master in Computer Science in four years, followed by marriage, children, and an MBA from the University of Denver. She now has three children and seven grandkids, which “keep me busy.”
Still, she found time to sing with the Houston Symphony Chorus and local church choirs as her children grew up, and later the San Jose State Chorus and the Los Altos United Methodist Church Chancel Choir after she moved to the Bay Area in 1989.  She also found time to branch into opera and musical theater with Opera San Jose, Lyric Theater of San Jose, Mission City Opera, and several Foothill College summer musicals. In 1990 she auditioned for and joined Schola Cantorum, impressed by their diversity of literature, their talent as a group, and the musicianship of their music director, Gregory Wait.
With a view of retirement in the not too distant future, Melanie thought it was time to give back, and welcomed the challenge to lead Schola into the future as board chair, applying her skills in project management and sales.
“Through its long history, the organization has learned to evolve and stay current,” she says. And Melanie is dedicated to making sure that success continues.
Schola Cantorum, based in Mountain View, is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and transforming audiences through the wonders of choral music. For season tickets and information, and to find out about auditioning, visit, or call 650-254-1700.
Manhattan Youth Chorale Fall Auditions! Brian Clissold, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 all-new Manhattan Youth Chorale will hold auditions during the month of September, with rehearsals beginning later in the month. Students in grades 4-9 can register for an audition appointment online. Performances this year will include collaborations with the Manhattan Chorale and a performance at Carnegie Hall. Visit our website for details or call 917.790.1288. ]]>Bass and Tenor Section Leaders Dan Clark, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church in SE Bucks County is seeking a bass and tenor section leader for our choir.  We offer $75 per call which will be $150 per week as we have a Thursday rehearsal, 7:00-9:00 PM, and Sunday warmup from 9:00-9:30 am. Worship is at 9:30 AM and usually concludes by 10:30 AM.  We are on the Warminster SEPTA line(last stop) and candidates will be picked up at the station.  Please calll Rev. Dan Clark to arrange an audtion at 215-675-0801(office), cell 818-468-8127(cell) or email at  Our first fall choir Sunday will be September 10.   ]]>Pärt Magnificat SATB needed Daniel Farris, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 Magnificat SATB (1989) UE19350
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Pärt/UE19350
Starting: ASAP
For: Fall semester and returned January 2016
Copies: 40
Willing to rent: Yes
I need 40 copies of Pärt's Magnificat SATB (1989) UE19350.
Thank you in advance!  Contact me at the following info:

Daniel Farris, D. M. A.

Associate professor of music

Vocal area coordinator

Advisor for graduate vocal studies


Southwestern Oklahoma State University

580.774.3208 (office)

817.694.5036 (mobile)

Sing Respighi with Concord Chorale Kristofer Johnson, %28 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 the Concord Chorale in their 47th season as they perform Respighi's Laud to the Nativity plus seasonal music by Schütz, Palestrina, Ramsey, Trotta, Hogan and more.  The Chorale will be singing Mozart's Requiem with professional orchestra and soloists in the spring semester as well as our annual Singing Valentine's fundraiser.  There is strong potential for performance travel in summer 2016.
All are welcome at Open Sing held at Concord High School on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:15 pm.  Interested singers then schedule an audition for the season.

ARTIVA - Cultural Management & Advertising
Asklipiou and Agapitou St., 21100 Nafplio, GREECE
tel. +30 2752400488 - +30 6936774018
ARTIVA Cultural Management & Advertising under the support of Nafplio City Council organises the second International Choral Festival that will take place in Nafplio 13-15 and 20-22 November 2015.
Nafplion, the first capital of Greece, a city of historical and cultural heritage has always held a prominent position in culture and by extension in tourism. Again this year in November, Nafplio will honour renowned choirs from Greece and abroad, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy melodies and listen to voices from beyond the borders of Greece. Through this great cultural choral festival choirs, everyone who attends will experience different cultures, meet a diverse group of people and join their voice in singing melodies from all over the world; and what’s more, one will be able to rejoice the enchanting, historic town of Nafplion, built between the medieval castles of Palamidi and Akronafplia, opposite the historic Bourtzi fortress, take a romantic walk by the sea and explore the narrow, paved streets of the Old Town.
The Festival
During the festival, choir concerts will take place in Vouleftiko (1st Hellenic Parliament) and Trianon. Both buildings are located in the center of the old town of Nafplio, in the historic Syntagmatos Square. Choirs are encouraged to participate in a non-competitive way. Qualifying choirs: vocal ensembles and mixed choirs, such as voices, mono, youth and children from Greece and abroad. The choirs are entitled to
ARTIVA - Cultural Management & Advertising
Asklipiou and Agapitou St., 21100 Nafplio, GREECE
tel. +30 2752400488 - +30 6936774018
perform a program of their own choice from Greek and/or international repertoire. The program execution can be “a capella” or with musical accompaniment.
Parallel Actions and ... Getaways
During the Festival, choirs will have the opportunity to choose optional tours to historical monuments of the city and the wider region (Palamidi castle, Bourtzi island, Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus), visits to museums (Archaeological, Folklore, War n . LP), follow the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox churches of Nafplio.
If you wish to participate in the Festival, please return the following documents up to and including October 1st:
COMPLETED FORM (attached) to the address:
Cultural Management & Advertising
Asklipiou & Agapitou, 21100 Nafplion, GREECE
Tel. / Fax. +30 2752 400488, Mob. +30 693 6774018 or send by e-mail to :
1. RESUME and PHOTO of the CHOIR
3. A FEE of €8,00 from each chorister for participating in Nafplio - ARTIVA 2nd International Choral Festival. After you return the entry form, we will inform you of the bank account number where the money can be transferred. All choirs will enjoy a light buffet after their performance kindly offered by the organizers. Also , a big party will take place during the festival where participation from the choirs is optional. If the choirs are willing to participate there is a fee of €10,00 per chorister.
ARTIVA - Cultural Management & Advertising
Asklipiou and Agapitou St., 21100 Nafplio, GREECE
tel. +30 2752400488 - +30 6936774018
Kindly respect the deadlines above as this greatly facilitates the festival organisation and printing of timetables.
Further information:
Costs of travel and accommodation in Nafplio will be covered by the choirs themselves. The choir must make the hotel reservations exclusively through ARTIVA
at selected quality hotels with special discounts offered to participating choirs. The reservation of rooms and full payment will be made through the selected hotels.
The choir conductors will enjoy complimentary accommodation throughout their stay.
Once the choirs register and confirm their attendance, they will be sent a list of selected hotels and discount coupons for meals at local restaurants and tavernas.
The organisers reserve the exclusive rights to radio and television broadcasts and for any recording, filming, photography contest without any royalties owed to participants (choirs, conductors and choristers).
There will always be an ARTIVA representative available to assist choirs with anything they need throughout the Festival.
All choirs taking part in Nafplio - ARTIVA 2nd International Choral Festival will be honoured with a commemorative plaque. All conductors will also be honoured accordingly.
In case of cancellation of participation after October 1st there will be no cash refund.
Should you require any further information before sending the entry form, please contact Mrs Marilena Κotti, PR and Communications Manager-ARTIVA by phone at +30 2752 400488, +30 6936 774018.
The cultural heritage of the county is amazing.
For the Municipality of Nafplio browse page
ARTIVA - Cultural Management & Advertising
Asklipiou and Agapitou St., 21100 Nafplio, GREECE
tel. +30 2752400488 - +30 6936774018
to see archaeological sites and attractions that you can visit during your stay in Nafplio.
Throughout Argolida, there are officially recognised 110 archaeological sites and monuments of great interest.
Across the county, there are three world-renowned theatres (Epidaurus, small ancient theatre of Epidaurus, Ancient Theatre of Argos), two museums (Nafplio and
Argos), high profile archaeological sites (Mycenae - Tiryns) and smaller ones (eg Ancient Iraio - Trees - Castle Midea - Greek Pyramid - Ancient bridge Arcadian - Prosimni etc) and Byzantine monuments (Agia Triada - New Ireo - Anyfi - Holy Monastery - Lygourio - Adami - Single Egg etc) and much more.
With honor
Artistic Director of "Nafplio-ARTIVA 2nd International Choir Festival": Conductor Theodosis Antoniadis, tel. +30 6944577258
PR and Communications Manager: Marilena Kotti, tel. +30 6936774018
ARTIVA, Cultural Management & Advertising, Asklipiou and Agapitou 9, 21100 Nafplion, GREECE
ARTIVA - Cultural Management & Advertising
Asklipiou and Agapitou St., 21100 Nafplio, GREECE
tel. +30 2752400488 - +30 6936774018
Dear Artiva,
After reading your invitation, we are interested to take part in Nafplio - ARTIVA 2nd INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL to be held in Nafplio from November 13-15 and 20-22, 2015.
CHOIR NAME: ........................................................................………………..........
DATE OF PERFORMANCE:.................................................................................
No OF CHOIR MEMBERS: .................................................................................
HEADQUARTERS ADDRESS:…………………………………………………………………………..
TEL - FAX: ...............................................……………………………………………………….
CONUCTOR’S NAME: ........................................................................................
CONDUCTOR’S TEL:.……………………………………………………………………………...........
Date ...............................................
For the Choir.. .................................
(name and signature of representative)
Star Wars - HS Coronation Emily Ayres, %28 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000! I am a first year teacher looking for a Star Wars song to sing for our High School Coronation. In the past, the choir always sings a song related to the Homecoming theme, and this year our theme is Star Wars. I'm having trouble finding music online, so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas? It needs to be learned fairly quickly because our concert is in less than a month! Thank you! 

Emily Ayres
6-12 Vocal Music
Philly POPS Holds Auditions for Festival Chorus Sarah Maiellano, %28 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 Philly POPS Festival Chorus is holding auditions for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Festival Chorus, a 125-voice ensemble, will be performing with the Philly POPS Orchestra in two series: the popular Christmas Spectacular series, December 4-22, under the direction of David Charles Abell, and Broadway’s Greatest Hits, April 15-17, under the direction of Music Director Michael Krajewski in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Merriam Building, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia in Room 506.

Anyone wishing to audition should prepare 16 measures of a song in any style. Each singer should bring along sheet music for the accompanist. In addition, sight singing will be part of the audition. A basic level of music reading and choral experience is required. Current members of the Philly POPS Festival Chorus need not audition.

Rehearsals for the Festival Chorus will be held on Tuesday evenings in St. Luke and the Epiphany Church at 330 South 13th Street beginning on October 13 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

To schedule an audition, please call 215-875-8004. ]]>
Sight Reading Online James Brodeur, %28 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 morning, I just did a Google search of online resources for sight reading. There are LOADS of different websites. Has anyone had success with these websites? Is there one you would recommend, if at all? ]]>Director of Children's Music Joel Biggers, %28 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 opeing for Director of Children's Music for Brookside Community Church outside of Morristown, NJ. This is a part-time position requiring from 3-5 hours a week, mostly Sundays, from September through mid June. The DCM will teach music and lead choirs for our youngest members, pre-K through youth. Accompanying skills a plus. The position will remain open until filled. For an in depth job description, send cover letter, resume, and salary request to: ]]>Go tell it on the Mountain Gordon Thornett, %28 %b %2015 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 SATB arrangement of the well-known American spiritual has just become available via the Swirly Music website.  It's light and slightly jazzy in style, with accompaniment for piano, violin and string bass - with the option of adding some drum kit if desired.  It would suit a good school, college or community choir. See the score at where you can either buy printed copies or get a license to print as many copies as you need via a digital download.  (Running tome is about 2' 30") ]]>Summer Singspiration Benefit Concert 2015 Rolf Moan, %28 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%th 9AugGMT+0000 Sunday, August 30, 2015  3 p.m.
Where: Faith United Methodist Church
Address: 15101 W. 80th Ave, Orland Park, Illinois
What for: Funds raised from a free will offering will benefit
My Joyful Heart Foundation, Lockport, Illinois.
Go to to see the great work being done
for disadvantaged children, and if you can't make it to the concert
you can donate on line. 
Easter Music Women's High school choir Stephanie Dick, %28 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%th 9AugGMT+0000'm looking for music for the Easter Friday Mass at my Catholic high school.

I have recently come across Colin Brumby's setting of 7 words of Christ on the Cross - Seven 4-part canons - And I'm wondering if there is anything else on this text (or otherwise suitable) for SSA or SSAA.

Choir is 40-60 voices, a cappella or piano accompaniment, female, Ages 12 -17.
The choir easily sings in 2 and 3 parts. Almost no experience in 4 part harmony outside of rounds, but I'm looking for a challenge that will give them a sense of acheivement and something to commit to and be proud of.

Would love to hear your ideas!

Stephanie Dick
Brisbane, Australia ]]>
Vocal Nodule Ben Hanson, %27 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 just got back from a visit with an ear, nose and throat specialist. THANK GOD there are doctors out there for us, who understand us choir people. She said I have a small nodule on the left vocal cord. And obviously school starts soon and I'm at a new school. Vocal rest is very important, but anything else you suggest? ]]>TB, TTB, or TBB piece for "concert closer" Joel Singleton, %27 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000'm conducting a middle school boys "honor choir" later this school year.  I need 3 pieces for the program.  I'm settled on 2, but I'd like some input on a good closing number to do.  Maybe a spiritual or a "humor" type piece.  Something the boys will really dig into and enjoy.
Boomwhackers in "Gnothi Safton" by Papoulis Wyant Morton, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000
I’m planning on programming "Gnothi Safton" by Papoulis this Fall and need advice on buying the boomwhakers.  There are lots of options on-line.  Can anyone suggest something that has worked for you? Did you use an “upper octave set”?  The piece calls for C, Eb, F, G, Ab and Bb.  Thanks for any advise.
Wyant Morton
Tour companies for a performance tour in New Zealand/Australia Rosemary Olas, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 are trying to determine which tour company to use for an adult acappella vocal ensemble tour in New Zealand and Australia.  Has anyone used Music Celebrations or Tour Resource Consultants during the period 2013 - 2015? We find comments from 2011, but would like to hear about more recent experiences with these or other good tour consulting companies. ]]>Choir dresses for sale Craig Bader, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 black Stage Accent "Parisian" long dresses.  Wide variety of sizes.  Good to excellent condition.  Used by high school girls.  We are getting new dresses and would love to find these dresses a new home.  The girls liked them and they are flattering to all different body types.  $800 OBO.  Shipping included.
Send me a message via choralnet if interested.
Piece for choir and band or brass Adam Kluck, %27 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 conduct at a community college, and I'm looking for a Christmas piece for choir and brass or choir and band. I can't do the Rutter Gloria, it was done 2 years ago. I'd like to program Gabrieli's Jubilate Deo, but I'd like to do a larger work. Ideally it would be accessible to high school singers, as I'd like to have some area high schools join us for this piece as well. 
Many thanks!
Bass Soloist-Section Leader Laura Potratz, %27 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000

University Baptist Church - A Welcoming and Affirming Church

1219 University Avenue SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(adjacent to the University of Minnesota campus)


is seeking a Bass Soloist-Section Leader for the UBC Chorale, an SATB choir of 20-25 people with four professional section leaders.

Primary responsibilities include regular and on-time (early) attendance that sets a professional example for our volunteers at

  • Wednesday evening rehearsals from 5:45 to 7:15, September 20 through May 22

  • on average three Sunday mornings per month for one 10 a.m. service

  • Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Easter, and special event the morning of Sunday, April 17

Successful candidates will be interested in using the voice flexibly and appropriately to the great variety of music this choir sings, vocally blending into a choir setting, and also being a confident soloist.

$40 per call

Keyboard skills and/or conducting interest a big plus.
Ability to play other instruments a plus.
Ability to impart vocal pedagogy to the choir a plus.
Bringing your own solo repertoire (whether sacred or secular) into church services a plus.


Email resume to by September 9 to schedule an audition.

Seeking full time Administrative Professional at large church Karen Nelson, %27 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
Description: Provide administrative support to the Music and Worship Ministry of Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Implement and maintain administrative systems, utilize high-level skills in the performance of administrative support and operational support functions. Organize department work flow and provide guidance to part-time clerical volunteers. This position is integral in the successful ministry of this department, is responsible for supervising filing systems and preparing and recording accurate reports, summaries and data.
Full time, M-F; starting October 2015.

Full job description available on request.

Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
inquiries to:
SAB repertoire for novice conductor John Kennedy, %27 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 folks! So I've been searching the repertoire lists, and while it's dead handy having them sorted by voice type, one thing I'd love to see is the music being sorted by the capability of conductor! I'm a final year music student who has been inadvertantly handed a good secondary school auditioned choir, three part. I have plenty of modern music by the likes of Huff, Emerson and Brymer that we'll be doing, but I'm looking for old music. Classical and Baroque is good, Renaissance even better. But the music I'm finding is all a bit too much for my mediocre conducting skills, which are mostly self taught.
Any language, genre, style, any composer, all suggestions welcome.

What's meaty enough for a good choir, but easy enough for a beginner conductor? Seems contradictory I know, but I'm hoping ye have some song choices in mind that can help.

Many thanks,
Basement Dwellers Annelies Harmon, %27 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 My Choral Coworkers!
I just started teaching elementary choir this week and am already hearing several 4th-6th grade boys sing an octave below everyone else. We do not exceed a "d" in our current repertoire. We warm up with sirens and several head voice activities which they are able to achieve. Do you have suggestions/talking points to get them to sing up with everyone else? 
High School Music History! April Hodge, %27 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 was asked to teach a "Music Appreciation" Class to our High School students. The description is mostly Music History but I will add elements of General Music knowledge. This class will be taken by non-music students mostly...but not exclusively...anyone can take the class. I would love to find a text book or workbook or some guide to help me with this class. It is a 2 Semester Course and they want me to cover Blues, Jazz and Popular Music by the end of the year. Please help me out with any ideas. ]]>Auditions for Cantemus Chamber Chorus on Sept. 8 Gary Lubarsky, %27 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 you're interested in performing with Cantemus Chamber Chorus for their upcoming 2015-2016 concerts, Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank will be hearing auditions on Tuesday evening, September 8, prior to the season's first rehearsal.  Frank welcomes all voice parts to audition, with a particular interest in hearing tenors and basses.  To schedule an audition, please call 888-CHORUS1.
This year's programs will include Francesco Durante's Magnificat, Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs, Arvo Pärt's Cantate Dominum, Canticum Novum, and Libby Larsen's Love Songs, plus pieces by Harold Darke, Helmut Bornefeld, Ola Gjeilo and more.
Director of Music/Organist Tasha Blackburn, %27 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 of Music/Organist
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith, Arkansas, is seeking a full-time director of music/organist to lead a music ministry within the congregation as well as outward for the broader region. This work will involve specific duties but it also calls for specific strengths.
Strengths Needed:
The candidate we seek is musically gifted, able to work with many types of people, organized, committed to the work of God’s Church, and is a visionary with follow-through.
Specific Duties:
*Develops, organizes, recruits and oversees all of the church’s vocal and instrumental ensembles including the adult choir, the DayOne worship band (a casual, blended service), the hand bell choir, as well as special music guest artists. Other ensembles may be formed which would also be under the director’s care such as a children or youth choir.
*Assists the pastors in planning and coordinating music for all worship services, leading ensembles/soloists, and performing/accompanying on organ, piano, or keyboard as needed or required.
*Plays the organ for the traditional worship service and for weddings and funerals that take place in the sanctuary. Director oversees all that is needed for the maintenance and care of the organ.            
*Oversees and directs the McDonald Music Series for the community of Fort Smith: obtaining guest artists; scheduling hotels, travel and meals; maintaining an up-to-date mailing list; advertising performances. Director seeks further opportunities to create a vision for a music ministry in the larger community.
*Institutes a weekly music experience for the church’s preschool classes and lead a biannual preschool program for parents. Director will also help with the music portion of children’s programming including events such as Vacation Bible School.
Starting salary is negotiable with 401K and benefits; four weeks vacation and two weeks continuing education annually.
New York Choral Society 2015-16 Season Auditions Grace Lee, %27 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000
Auditions for the New York Choral Society's 2015-16 season will be held August 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 ]]>
Need to Borrow/Rent Carus-Verlag Orchestral Parts: Beethoven Mass in C Mark Nabholz, %27 %b %2015 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 Mass in C
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Beethoven
Starting: November 1, 2015
For: 3 weeks
Copies: full set
Willing to rent: Yes
The Jackson Choral Society needs to borrow or rent a full set of orchestral parts for the Carus-Verlag edition of Beethoven's "Mass in C." If you can help, please contact:
Mark Nabholz, artistic director
manabholz (at)
Director of Music / Pianist or Organist Dana Alexander, %27 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000
First Congregational United Church of Christ of Santa Rosa seeks a part-time Director of Music. We hope to have someone in place by Fall 2015. 
The First Congregational United Church of Christ of Santa Rosa is a progressive, open and affirming church, welcoming everyone regardless of age, race, education, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation or special needs.  A varied music program is an integral part of our weekly worship service.  If you want to learn more about our church, please browse our website.
The ideal candidate for our Director of Music/Keyboardist will have a foundation in traditional choral music and its role in worship, yet be ready and willing to blend in a wide range of musical styles.  The ideal candidate will also possess strong keyboard skills in order to lead weekly evening choir practices and Sunday morning rehearsals as well as provide service music during Sunday services.
Job Summary/Responsibilities
The Director of Music shall:
  • work with the Minister, staff and Worship Team to enrich the ministry of our church;
  •  provide musical leadership to the choir and the congregation;
  • expand upon our church’s musical heritage so that it evolves with vision, energy and diversity;
  • incorporate choral, global and contemporary music into worship services;
  • direct weekly choir rehearsals and Sunday morning pre-service rehearsals.
  • play keyboard (piano and/or organ) for congregational hymns, prelude, offertory and postlude in Sunday services;
  • provide music for special annual services such as Christmas and Lent;
  • take one Sunday a month as Sabbath, having coordinated music for that Sunday ahead of time.
  • View and download the full job description here.
The salary for this contracted professional part time position is commensurate with training and experience.
To apply or for more information about this opportunity
  1. Please email a current resume, along with the names and contact information (phone and email) of 3 references.  Indicate your connection to each reference.  Send your information ATTN: Chair, Director of Music Search Committee,
  2. Email a statement (no more than 100 words) in answer to this question:  What is your background with and feeling about using different musical styles in worship?
ABCD Convention: Swirly Music Gordon Thornett, %27 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%th 9AugGMT+0000 coming Saturday, 29th August, I will be representing Swirly Music at the Annual ABCD Convention at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.  If you are attending this conference, please stop by and say hello.  There will be a selection of choral pieces to look at from self-publishing composers, and you will also be able to check out the dynamic Swirly Music website, which enables you to thumb through scores, hear live recordings of the music, and place orders for choral pieces in printed or digital form.
(Even if you're not attending the convention, you can still check out Swirly Music at
Three Flower Songs (Herrick) for women's voices (SSA) a cappella Gordon Thornett, %27 %b %2015 %09:%Aug:%th 9AugGMT+0000 To Blossoms;  2. To Daffodils; 3. Gather ye Rosebuds.   These three a cappella pieces share the theme of time, and the fragility of life - although the last one has a touch of humour at the end. I wrote "Gather ye Rosebuds" for the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club a year or two ago, and have recently added the two other short piece to make up a set.  They should be well within the capabilities of a good SSA choir. The running time for all three is approximately 6' 30".
To look through the music, go to  where you will also have the opportunity to purchase printed copies or a license to download digitally.
New Haven Oratorio Choir Auditions & Open Rehearsal Mary Clark, %27 %b %2015 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000

Fall 2015 Auditions & Open Rehearsal

New Haven Oratorio Choir invites auditions by CHORAL SINGERS – all parts. Our 2015-16 season will include works by Tavener, Gardiner and Brahms. An audition consists of meeting with Artistic Director Daniel Shaw, doing some general vocalizing and performing a 1-2 minute unaccompanied selection chosen by the singer. 

Open Rehearsal: 

Wednesday September 16th

8:00 PM @ Church of the Redeemer

Address: 185 Cold Spring Street, New Haven CT, 06511

An audition may be scheduled (by appointment) at the following dates:

1) Saturday August 29th - 2- 4 PM

2) Wednesday September 2nd - 8-9:30PM

3) Saturday September 5th -  11-1 PM

4) Wednesday September 16th (schedule after attending open rehearsal)   

If you are interested in auditioning and/or attending the open rehearsal, please contact our membership coordinator Gretchen Pritchard at 203-624-2520 or

Hackensack/Bergen County Singers Rasaan Bourke, %27 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000
Our Section Leaders
Baritone Staff Singer audition HyeHyun Sung, %27 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Houston is looking for a Bass/Baritone staff singer for the 2015-16 season, September 2015 through May 2016. The schedule includes Thursday rehearsals 7pm-9pm and Sunday services at 8:30am and 10:30am, as well as services during Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, and other services as announced.

Compensation is $50.00 per call (3 calls per week).  All calls outside of the times outlined above carry additional compensation (e.g. weddings and funerals). To schedule an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact HyeHyun Sung, Director of Music (

CHOIR OF MEN & WOMEN Andrew Kilkenny, %26 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000
Grace Episcopal Church located in the heart of Plainfield, New Jersey has openings for new members to join our semi-professional Choir of Men and Women. Our season begins with our first rehearsal on Wednesday September 2nd at 7:30pm! We have Four Professional Section Leaders, and other musicians that also sing in the choir. Instrumentalists are also encouraged to join. We sing a vast repertoire that spans five centuries (Baroque-Contemporary), and several languages! We currently sing a variety of services which would also include Evensong & Vespers. Grace is built in the Gothic Revival style, and seats about 500. The Church boasts a 40 rank organ, Harpsichord, and has 6 pianos. Our Church is easily accessible by bus (NJT 65, 66, 114, 113, 819, 822), or train (NJT Raritan Valley Line) and is a 45 minute train ride from New York. For more information, please contact me, or see our website for more information. Performance & Rehearsal Schedule available. My Email is:, and my Phone is: (732)991-6548. I look forward to making great music with you!
Marin Baroque announces its 2015-16 season! Linda Price, %27 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%th 3AugGMT+0000
Marin Baroque, an emerging professional chamber choir and period instrument orchestra led by Music Director Daniel Canosa, is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season. Our fall concert will include both choral and instrumental works by Handel, including the lovely Utrecht Jubilate HWV 279. In February 2016, we welcome a special performance by Premiere Saxophone Quartet of Baroque and jazz music. In spring, we will present cantatas from the hauntingly beautiful Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV75 by Buxtehude and the well-known and exquisite Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4 by J.S. Bach. In June, stay tuned! We are planning something new!
November 21, 2015
“And all in Friendly Consort meet….”
Celebratory music for the Utrecht Peace Treaties, 1713, works by Handel
  Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 75
  Utrecht Jubilate Deo HWV 279
February 13, 2016
Marin Baroque presents
  Premiere Saxophone Quartet
    “Love and Sax, Music of the Baroque and Jazz”
March 12, 2016
“The Body Sacred”
  Buxtehude, Cantatas from Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV 75
  Bach, Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4
June, TBD
All concerts will take place at First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Rd, 94960, at 8 PM.
Tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.
For more information, call Betsy Levine-Proctor at 415-497-6634, or email
Please visit our YouTube channel!
Two SATB Choral Blessings for church choir conductors Michael Sandvik, %27 %b %2015 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 you are looking for or are interested in "fresh" choral blessings for your church service, have a look at my two blessings, "The Lord Bless You," and "The Lord Shall Bless You Out Of Zion."
They are both accessible, compelling, lovely, and interesting (though very different from each other).
Full perusal scores are available on my website, and feel free to print a complimentary score for further examination.
View and Purchase here.
"The Lord Bless You":
"The Lord Shall Bless You Out Of Zion":
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Mass for Double Choir - Terry Schlenker Kurt Knecht, %27 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 may be an overlooked masterpiece of the modern era. It is a truly amazing work.
The Crossing - Bonhoeffer - Philadelphia Kevin Krasinski, %26 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000

Bonhoeffer of Thomas Lloyd

Saturday September 12, 2015, 8 pm @ Union Seminary, New York City
Sunday September 13, 2015, two performances at 2 pm and 5 pm @ Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

The Philadelphia Inquirer said of our premiere of Lloyd's work, "Sometimes you just don't see a significant piece coming...While it effectively airs many philosophical questions that keep your mind busy long after the performance, it is never weighed down by them, and is rich in musical substance."

This breakthrough work for sixteen men, three women, and chamber ensemble probes the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer through a series of scenes from his physical and spiritual lives; it is among our most requested works and we happily reprise it to launch the anniversary season.

There will be a post-concert talk-back with the composer after each performance.

For tickets, click here.

The Crossing - Bonhoeffer - New York Kevin Krasinski, %26 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000

Bonhoeffer of Thomas Lloyd

Saturday September 12, 2015, 8 pm @ Union Seminary, New York City
Sunday September 13, 2015, two performances at 2 pm and 5 pm @ Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

The Philadelphia Inquirer said of our premiere of Lloyd's work, "Sometimes you just don't see a significant piece coming...While it effectively airs many philosophical questions that keep your mind busy long after the performance, it is never weighed down by them, and is rich in musical substance."

This breakthrough work for sixteen men, three women, and chamber ensemble probes the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer through a series of scenes from his physical and spiritual lives; it is among our most requested works and we happily reprise it to launch the anniversary season.

There will be a post-concert talk-back with the composer after each performance.

MESSIAH...REFRESHED! Andrea Macy, %26 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
Sunday, Nov 29, 2015
2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Tickets On Sale Now:
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Handel: Messiah
Thomas Beecham/ Eugene Goossens' 1959 Re-Orchestration for full symphony orchestra
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Christopher Job, Bass Baritone Soloist
John McVeigh, Tenor Solosist
Claudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano Soloist
Penelope Shumate, Soprano Soloist
DCINY proudly ushers in the holiday season at Carnegie Hall with the fifth annual performance of Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens' 1959 re-orchestration for full symphony orchestra of Handel's Messiah. Called a “radical rescoring” by the New York Times, this revamped version will fill the concert hall with the gloriously festive sounds of the beloved holiday masterpiece.
“It has become an annual tradition for the Distinguished Concerts International organization to present a version of Handel's “Messiah” far outside the historically informed mainstream. As usual Jonathan Griffith will conduct a large group of players and singers in the delicious symphony-orchestra arrangement that Eugene Goossens prepared for Thomas Beecham's 1959 RCA recording of the work, which has about the same relationship to other “Messiahs” that chocolate layer cake has to a Ritz Cracker.” – The New York Times
Tickets On Sale Now!
Call CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh
Senior and Student Discounts Available at the Box Office with ID
Andrea Macy, Associate Director of Marketing, Box Office & Promotions
Distinguished Concerts International, New York
“Changing Lives Through the Power of Performance”
Paid Section Leader Charles Grove, %26 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, has openings beginning September 2015 for TENOR and BASS section leaders. Ideal candidates will have trained voices, strong musicianship skills, and prior knowledge of or interest in learning about the Anglican choral tradition. Regular calls are Sunday mornings at 8:45 am for 10:00 am mass. Compensation is $80 per call. Please contact for an audition. ]]>Section leaders Edmund Murray, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church, Houston, TX announces immediate openings for Alto, Tenor and Bass section leaders.  As the Principal Church for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Our Lady of Walsingham possesses the equivalent status of a cathedral and thus an important emphasis is placed on sacred music which reflects only the highest quality.  Repertoire spans a wide range of historical periods with a focus on Renaissance polyphony and music of the English cathedral tradition. Candidates should possess excellent skills in sight-reading, vocal production, choral blend and general musicianship. Understanding and appreciation for Catholic liturgy as well as familiarity with Anglican and Gregorian chant is expected.  Must be able to work well in collaboration with both professional and volunteer singers. Regular schedule includes Wednesday evening rehearsals and two Sunday Masses. Competitive compensation with opportunities for additional remuneration for extra services.
For more information, contact:
Edmund G. Murray  
Organist and Choirmaster
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
7809 Shadyvilla Lane
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 683-9407
Join René Clausen & Choirs of America in Chicago for the 2016 COA Festival for Choirs Geoffrey McQueen, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000

Choirs of America is pleased to announce the 2016 COA Festival for Choirs | Midwest Division.  Taking place on Friday, April 15, 2016 on the beautiful campus of the grand old Fourth Presbyterian Church (across the street from the John Hancock Tower in downtown Chicago), the 2016 COA Festival for Choirs will engage, inspire and educate your choral ensembles.  The all-day event features:

  • Adjudicated Performances for each participating ensemble;
  • Observational Requirements (watch another choir perform);
  • Full one-hour Clinics for each group;
  • School Exchanges (sing for other choirs from across the country and vice versa); and
  • A massed choir rehearsal and recording session of a Newly Commissioned Piece from COA's Composer-in-Residence... René Clausen.

The 2016 COA Festival for Choirs Teaching Faculty includes Dr. Clausen leading the massed choir rehearsal and recording session of his new piece... and world-class Clinicians and Adjudicators (including Cheryl Frazes-Hill, Doreen Rao, and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu).  At $85.00 per Singer (Directors and Chaperones are free), the program is extremely cost-effective.  We would love for you and your choral program to join us!

For further information, please feel free to contact us at (800) 284-2177... or, to find additional information online, click here... 2016 COA Festival for Choirs | Midwest Division.  If you're looking for the Event Application, click here... COA Event Application.  I sincerely hope we'll see (and hear) you in Chicago next spring...

Welcome to the Revolution!

Geoffrey McQueen, Executive Director

Choirs of America

Elusive Ravel Recording Micah Hunter, %26 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 am in search of a recording(s), in any format, of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe orchestral suites (Suites 1 and 2, not the entire ballet), which include the wordless chorus.  So far, all I can find is recordings which substitute the orchestrations for the choral parts.  I have found some reference to historic recordings which include the chorus, but when I search for those specific recordings, I find nothing.  If anyone is aware of such a recording, please reply with the discographic information so I can locate and purchase it.  Thank you!   ]]>Judas Maccabeus needed borrow/rent/purchase! Lesley Leighton, %26 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Judas Maccabeus
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Handel/Novello preferred/Schirmer acceptable
Starting: asap
For: until Jan 2016
Copies: 110
Willing to rent: Yes
Looking to borrow/rent (purchase is last resort due to cost and lack of availability!) 110 piano/vocal scores of Handel's Judas Maccabeus for UCLA performance in December 2015, with score return in January 2016. If anyone has this can you contact me? I am willing to obtain scores from multipe institutions, so even if you have a lower number of copies, that's okay!  Thanks in advance!!
Choral Accompanist - Worthington Kilbourne High School Matthew Zabiegala, %26 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000
Seeking part-time pianist/choral accompanist at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Columbus, Ohio to accompany and collaborate with four choirs; two single gender beginning choirs, one intermediate female chorus, and the advanced mixed ensemble, Kilbourne Singers.
-Sept. 2015-May 2016
-8:30am-1:15pm, 2-3 days per week on average, with one hour break. (Days are very flexible)
-Department Concerts (4 per year) 10/19, 12/8, 3/15, 5/17
-Winter Concert Tour with Kilbourne Singers (up to 6 additional performance on weekends between Jan-Apr)
-Retreats with Kilbourne Singers (4 per year) 10/3, 11/21, 1/9, 1/19.
-WKHS Graduation, 5/29
-8th Grade Festival (optional commitment)
-Cabaret in May ( optional commitment, individual student performances)
-A desire to work with students.
-Hold at least a BM, BME or equivalent in piano performance, music education.
-Have experience in working with high school voices.
-Collaborative skills with a conductor.
-Improvising skills as needed.
-Enjoying the rigor and comfortable in energized rehearsals and performances.
-Roughly $15.00 per hour. 
Please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to Matthew Zabiegala, Director of Choral Activities, at Qualified candidates should plan on an interview with a brief audition of sight-reading in open score, and a prepared choral accompaniment of the director’s choosing.
Upon selection, the candidate must pass an FBI/BCI screening with the District Office.
For more information about the Choral Program at WKHS, visit
Audition for Greater South Jersey Chorus Margaret Van Meter, %26 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 with us!  Auditions for Greater South Jersey Chorus are scheduled for September 13 from 12-4PM.   
Led by our fantastic artistic director, D. Jason Bishop, GSJC is an 80-voice SATB choir that sings major works with orchestra as well as shorter pieces.  We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 10 at Grace Church in Haddonfield, NJ, conveniently located next to the PATCO station.  
For audition information, please go to our website: or email for further information.  
Powerful, strong, declarative songs for SSA/SSAA a cap or pno accompanied Susan Nace, %26 %b %2015 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000, I am looking for some big, powerful songs for high school young women to sing that aren't necessarily gospel/spirituals.  Looking for pieces along the lines of Matsushita's "Dona Nobis Pacem," Alice Parker's "Punching the Dough," Stephen Leek's "Kungala," Nick Page's "Niksa Banja," or "Ad Amore" by Kesselman.  Difficulty level 3 (out of 1 - 5).  Divisi is fine.  Any languages,  Accompanied or A cappella. Size of group around 40. Pieces between 3 - 5 minutes.  Any texts, sacred is okay. 
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
Susan Nace
The Harker School
San Jose, CA
Music sequencer programs Chris Stanley, %26 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000 anyone know of a good music sequencer that will allow you to change time signatures?  I have used Mastertracks Pro in the past but I am looking for something more up to date to use as a practice program for my choirs.  I use Garageband for the most part but it doesn't allow for time signature changes within pieces. ]]>Auditions - South Bend Chamber Singers Nancy Menk, %26 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000


27th Concert Season, 2015-2016
Nancy Menk, conductor
David Eicher, accompanist
The South Bend Chamber Singers, Michiana’s premier vocal chamber ensemble, announce auditions for experienced singers.
Concerts for the coming year include Christmas at Loretto on December 20th, showcasing new music for the season performed in a great acoustical space and featuring the world premiere of a new work by American composer Daniel Knaggs for chorus and strings, along with Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax, and favorite carols in new arrangements. On March 20th we will join with the Saint Mary’s College Women’s Choir to premiere a new Stabat Mater setting by South Bend composer Jorge Muñiz in New Beginnings: A Mother’s Journey, a concert focusing on the theme of Motherhood and benefiting Hannah’s House. On May 22nd we will perform Choral Creatures--Music Devoted to All Animals, Great and Small.  Joining us will be the Notre Dame Children’s Choir for the premiere of a new work by Chicago composer Paul Carey.  This concert will be repeated in August at the Potawatomi Zoo.
Auditions will be held August 30-September 4 in Room 309 Moreau Center for the Arts on the Saint Mary's College campus. Singers should bring a prepared solo, and sight-reading and aural abilities will be tested.  An accompanist is provided.
Please call 284-4632 or 233-6927 to schedule an audition time.
For more information please visit our web site at
BEL CANTO SINGERS OF DAYTONA tenor positions David Redman, %26 %b %2015 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000 Canto Singers of Daytona, Daytona, FL, is advertising for two paid tenors for rehearsals and performances. The applicants should posses excellent sight-reading skills, vocal ability and able to serve as section leaders.
Bel Canto Singers of Daytona will present five concerts this season, including: October 18, 2015, "Dvorak, Mass in D Major" and Vaughan Williams, "In Windsor Forrest"; December 6, 2015, Christmas with Bel Canto Singers (seasonal favorites); February 28 and March 6, 2016, Songs of Love featuring the works of Stroope, Dickau and Lauridsen; May 15, 2016, Salute to Armed Forces Day, featuring Randall Thompson's "Testament of Freedom".
If you are interested in knowing more about these positions, please contact David Redman, artistic director at or visit our website at
Auditions for Valley Concert Chorale’s 2015-2016 Season heidi massie, %26 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%th 5AugGMT+0000
Auditions for Valley Concert Chorale’s 2015-2016 Season
The Valley Concert Chorale, the Tri-Valley’s premier chorus, is now scheduling appointments for auditions for singers who would like to be a part of the Chorale’s 2015-2016 season.  Auditions will be held on the following dates:
  • Mondays, September 14, 21 and 28
Auditions and rehearsals are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore. The church is located at 2020 Fifth Street.
The Chorale is seeking experienced singers with sight-reading skills who enjoy singing exciting and challenging music. The Chorale performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical to contemporary, and folk to jazz. To schedule an appointment, call (925) 462-4205.
The Chorale’s 52nd concert season will feature the following performances and events:
  • Bach's Christmas Oratorio; music of Eric Whitacre - December
  • John Rutter’s Requiem and Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms – March
  • Salute to America’s musical greats, with songs by Aaron Copland, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw and others.
More information about the Valley Concert Chorale is available at or by calling the general information line at (925) 866-4003.
About Valley Concert Chorale
For over 50 years, the Valley Concert Chorale is the Tri-Valley’s premier chorus. Under the direction of John Emory Bush, the Chorale has offered a variety of musical performances to serve the diverse musical tastes of its audiences.
Valley Concert Chorale’s mission is to engage audiences in the transforming power of music by sharing their passion and joy in live performance. They are dedicated to excellence in singing choral music of all genres, nurturing the next generation of singers, and supporting musical endeavors in the Tri-Valley community.
The all-volunteer, non-profit chorale receives financial support from grants, ticket sales, membership dues, fundraisers and donations.
About the Director
John Emory Bush has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Valley Concert Chorale since 1998.  He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is also trained as a pianist, organist and harpist. He was Music Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Concert Chorale for eighteen seasons and Director of Music and Organist at St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral in Dallas from 2000-2010.  Mr. Bush is Music Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, McKinney, Texas.  For the past fifteen years, Mr. Bush has divided his time between the Bay Area and Dallas, contributing to both musical communities.
Open rehearsals for chamber choir Carolyn Eynon Singers carolyn Eynon, %26 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%th 3AugGMT+0000 Sept 15 at 6;45 - 9;00pm, we invite interested choral singers to sit in or sing with our 24 adults of the Carolyn Eynon Singers. Our 9th year is entitled, "A YEAR OF REFLECTION" and we perform 6 concerts a year. Our opening concert is "You are the Light", featuring all Northamerican choral artists such as; Laurisden, Whitacre, Forrest, Clausen, Hughes, Hampton, Nunez, Helvey,Hayes and Courtney in fresh arrangements of holiday season music; sung in English, Hebrew, and Spanish. All parts are welcome; rehearsals are EACH Tues at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church on Scottsdale Rd at Cactus. for further info; ]]>Percussionist needed for youth choir performance in December. Jennifer Baker, %26 %b %2015 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000 am the director of a high school age choir which will be performing several pieces this December requiring percussion.  One piece, a Negro Spiritual, calls for conga drums; the others are Pentatonix pieces sung by my chamber group which does not have a "beat boxer."  I would prefer to have an experienced percussionist over the beat boxer, anyhow -- We are an Attleboro, Massachusett's choir but will be performing in North Providence, RI.  Thank you for any help you can offer.  I had hoped to have found someone by now -- perhaps a college student -- but I am still empty handed. 
We would need the percussionist for one or two practices, a dress rehearsal, and one formal performance.  Specifics will be given to serious inquiries.
Thank you!
Choral Potpourri: Not Going Down With the Ship Marie Grass Amenta, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
                                          “Don’t be the dance band on the Titanic.” Harry Chapin
At the beginning of the summer, I attended the national conference of Americans for the Arts, an arts advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. I was sent by a new local arts organization I work with, a consortium of arts organizations and businesses trying to form an arts/business umbrella group called SAMBA (Southland Arts Management and Business Alliance). We hope to become an arts advocacy group and more for our community, the southern suburbs of Chicago, an underappreciated region which has a wealth of culture.
The goal for my attending was to learn something to help our group’s formation or bring back an inspiration to move us along. Big Wigs were at the conference, from Chicago’s own former ballet dancing mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, to Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. I attended several inspiring workshops; met and networked with some wonderful people and listened to the above mentioned Big Wigs and others speak passionately about the arts. I attended a concert of high school kids playing the Blues and was amazed and moved by a Native American welcome dance and drum circle. I was surrounded by art and artists, not necessarily what I was used to and not necessarily in my comfort zone, and had an experience I won’t soon forget.
What really inspired me and caused me to think, and think hard about my own choir and SAMBA, was a simple speech given to Newbies at the beginning of the conference by Robert L. Lynch, the CEO and President of Americans for the Arts. Bob, as he asked us to call him, talked about one of the first times he attended a national conference. The late Harry Chapin was a speaker and spoke about how arts organizations should try not to be the dance band on the Titanic. Now Harry, you may or may not remember, wrote a song about the dance band on the Titanic. The band kept playing, watching the icebergs, as the Morse Code guy kept tapping away. They kept playing “Nearer My God to Thee” to keep everyone calm and comfort those not able to get on a lifeboat. Bob hinted it was a pivotal moment in his career, and it struck me as a wholy profound statement.
I gave my report to SAMBA several weeks later, speaking first of an inspirational artist who created public art in New Orleans after Katrina. I also spoke about a useful (to us) workshop given by the cultural director of Boise, Idaho. Finally, I spoke of that Harry Chapin quote. Many of my fellow SAMBA-ers were as struck as I was. What should not being the dance band on the Titanic mean to arts groups?  And what should it mean to choral groups (no matter the level) in particular?
I am sure the Titanic was a super-luxury liner carrying the crème de la crème of passengers (and others not so hoity-toity), and the dance band had to be pretty wonderful. I am also sure one of the Titanic’s touted features was advanced safety measures, such as watertight cabins.  But I am also reasonably certain more than half of the passengers lost their lives due to someone’s lack of planning. They did not have enough lifeboats for the number of passengers they had on board. The Titanic carried 2,224 passengers and crew on her maiden voyage yet only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people. Wow.
We artists and musicians—no matter the level or where we live—plan. We plan our next concert or gallery show.  We choral conductors work on rehearsal plans and strategies and repertoire. Our concerts or paintings or sculptures turn out to be pretty great and we think that should keep us from sinking. But what about whatever and whomever is holding us up? If they are not doing well and we haven’t helped or planned with them, who’s to say when they go down they won’t take us with them?
Arts advocacy—all the arts—should be important to us. If our group does well, all of us will do well. It’s important to support other arts organizations; even other choruses and choral programs…..there could be icebergs ahead!
Choral Literature/Warmups Shawn Lopez, %25 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000 Everyone,
I am a brand new teacher at a K-8th Public Charter school and I have one beginning choir class (6th through 8th grade).  Can you reccomend some choral literature for brand new beginning singers who are not used to singing with others in an ensemble.  Also, any fun type warm ups building good vocal habits etc.  I also wanted to just get used to them singing together for a while and if you could reccomend some music books on the market that have an array of short familiar songs they could sing that I could draw upon in rehearsal without buying too many music books.  (I will have to build up that repetoir later).  
I realize there is alot of good material out there but any suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated.  
Right now I am just focused on getting them on the right track and to start enjoying learning how to sing together as an ensemble this year and mabye a few months down the road could even start to think about SAB pieces.  
Thanks for your help.
Szymko's Vivos Voco Karyn Silva, %25 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 high school girls will be performing "Vivos Voco" by Joan Szymko this Winter for our holiday concert.  We don't have the stage space or the musicians to play the big bell part written in the score. (It calls for three octaves of handbells). I'm wondering if anyone has done this successfully with a simplified handbell part. Many thanks for your help! ]]>Bach BWV 118 O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht Wyant Morton, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 would be a good modern instrument to substitute for the 2 Litui (Lituo) parts in Bach BWV 118 O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht?
Sincere thanks in advance,
Wyant Morton
Director of Music/Organist Eric Strader, %25 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000 Church United Methodist is seeking a Director of Music to oversee the music program with the purpose of leading the congregation to an encounter with the Spirit of God.  The ideal candidate will honor the traditions of church music while reinterpreting for a 21st century world.  Our approach to ministry is a co-creation process with staff and laity, so all applicants should be team players.  In 2013, Christ Church refurbished its two-manual, 22 rank Reuter pipe organ and we are seeking an individual who has organ and piano skill sets. 

Christ Church is an inclusive community seeking to follow God’s call to be REAL.  We do this by offering an authentic welcome, asking questions about our doubts, endeavoring to give and receive unconditional love, and working for tangible justice in the world. Visit for more info. 

Compensation is commensurate with experience. For questions, a detailed job description, or to submit resumes please contact Rev. Eric Strader,

Musical Director, West Point Alumni Glee Club Denise Goff, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000
The West Point Alumni Glee Club (WPAGC) seeks a talented Musical Director to lead a senior group of singers in Washington DC Metro area. 
The WPAGC was formed after a group of 156 West Point alumni from across the country gathered together in 2007 to produce the first, and hugely successful Glee Club Reunion Concert at Trophy Point with the USMA Band.  With a large number of members located in the DC area, a founding group decided to use the momentum to continue the camaraderie, launching the WPAGC in the DC area in the fall of 2007.
Today, the core group of 60 members, all alumni of West Point that sang with one or more musical groups while cadets, is represented by graduates from the years 1959 through 2009.  Members include those on active duty, working in industry, and retired.  The membership of the club averages almost 20 years of active duty service to our nation.  Over 75% have served one or more combat tours.
The primary purpose of the WPAGC is to sing for veterans, service members, their families, and the great American public, spreading the love of music, and to provide additional support to the Cadet Glee Club that will enable them to travel further and perform more as ambassadors of West Point and the Army. As a group, we are dedicated singers and to our motto, "No music without fun; no fun without music."
Our musical genre is best described as patriotic and inspirational.  The WPAGC has performed nearly fifty times per year for the past two years, and has traveled to Atlanta, New York, and Music Mountain, Connecticut as invited guests for concerts.  We have performed locally in concert with the Loudoun and Piedmont Symphony Orchestras, the Virginia Grand Military Band, the US Army Band and often sing in joint concerts with the West Point Cadet Glee Club and Band, last year here in the DC area, and the year before, at West Point.  
The Director we seek should be an experienced musician who has worked with vocal groups such as ours, with strong conducting skills. It would be helpful if the candidate is a capable pianist.  Our primary goal is to continue to improve our singing and entertaining.  The best candidate will be someone who is used to working with adults, understands our genre of music, and can bring out the best in us, and ascribes to our motto above.
The approximate time commitment of the Musical Director is two rehearsals a month (two hours each), quarterly workshops (four hours each), one recording session per year (four hours), two 90 minute concerts per year and 5 to 6 (30 to 45 minute) concerts on average.  Our Leadership Group handles all the booking, administration and programming so the Musical Director can concentrate on our musical delivery, and our Director is not required for our many smaller performances.  We are a not for profit corporation in the State of Virginia, in the process of achieving IRS exemption.  We provide a small annual stipend, and we pay all concert related expenses.
For more information, please contact our VP, Dr. Terry Ryan at or via phone at 703-973-8731.  A resume/bio/curriculum vitae is appreciated.
H.S. Chapel Choir Director Vacancy - FUMC of Downers Grove Robert Goad, %25 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000

Chapel Choir Director

Downers Grove First United Methodist Church

1032 Maple Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515 Part-time Position Description


The Chapel Choir Director is responsible for all activities associated with the Chapel Choir and its High School members which includes rehearsals and performances during worship services and the annual Concerts and Chapel Choir Tour.

Accountable to: The Director of Youth Ministries, the Senior Pastor(s) and the Staff Parish Relations Committee

Position Objective:
To organize and manage all aspects of DGFUMC’s Chapel Choir (high school choir program). This includes but is not limited to conducting rehearsals, the Worship Service, Christmas Concert and the Spring Break Choir tour.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

  1. Coordinates with pastors and other music staff and participates in general planning of the Chapel Choir

    program that enhances the themes of the church year

    1. Attends Tuesday morning Worship Staff meeting when possible

    2. Works with Chancel Choir Director and Music Coordinator to:

      1. 1)  Establish a yearly worship schedule that reflects balanced coverage of all 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday services and Christmas Eve, Easter, and extra Worship Services throughout the year.

      2. 2)  Works with the music staff to plan Choir Dedication anthems when Chancel and Chapel Choirs lead worship together

  2. Arranges with Youth Pastor and Connection Choir Director to meet with, invite, and encourage youth participants in confirmation and the Connection Choir to join the Chapel Choir.

  3. Organizes and leads weekly choir rehearsals for the Chapel Choir (Wednesday evenings)

    1. Works with the Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to ensure appropriate behavior and attendance

    2. Works with the accompanist(s) to ensure effective rehearsals

    3. Maintains communication with the pastors to coordinate choir participation in the Sunday service

  4. Manages all aspects of the Chapel Choir’s participation in the Sunday Worship Service, usually the 9:30 a.m. Worship Service (September through May/early June)


a. Selects appropriate music which excites the interest of the youth and unfolds the liturgical year

5. Leads

and coordinates all aspects of the Chapel Choir’s Christmas Concert

  1. Notifies the Office Administrator each week, in a timely manner, the music choices to be included in the Sunday Worship service bulletin

  2. Introduces all Worship Service music to choir members including hymns

  3. Works with the Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to ensure appropriate Worship Service behavior and to meet regular attendance expectations.

  4. Works with the accompanist(s) to ensure excellent choir performance

  5. Conducts the Chapel Choir worship performances.

  6. Provides support for the Worship Band at least once a month

  1. Works with Youth Pastor, church staff and adult leaders to: establish the concert date, publicize the event, prepare the printed program and tickets, organize ticket sales, and submit Sanctuary reservations and set-up requirements.

  2. Selects appropriate music

  3. Works with the Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to ensure appropriate Worship Service behavior and attendance

  4. Works with the accompanist(s) to ensure excellent choir performance

6. Coordinates all aspects of the Chapel Choir’s Spring Break Choir tour

  1. Conducts Spring Break Choir tour performances (the last week of March, 2016)

  2. Supports Youth Pastor in identifying and coordinating fundraising efforts for Choir Tour participation throughout the year.

  3. Selects appropriate music

  4. Schedules and conducts rehearsals and communication with parents

  5. Supports Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to ensure that a feasible and interesting itinerary is selected, planned and implemented and to manage the budget.

  6. Schedules a date and place for and conducts the pre-tour concert

  7. Schedules a date for and conducts the home concert following tour

  8. Works with Youth Pastor, church staff and other adult leaders to coordinate publicity, sanctuary reservations and set-up requirements, and program and t-shirt designing and printing

  9. Works with the Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to ensure appropriate behavior and attendance during the tour

  10. Works with the accompanist(s) to ensure excellent choir performance

7. Collaborates with Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to ensure that the Chapel Choir is a strong supportive group, providing guidance in all the areas that need support

  1. Delegates duties to the adult leaders to elicit their active support in non musical areas, e.g. administrative and logistics matters.

  2. Works with Youth Pastor and other adult leaders to make the Chapel Choir an effective outreach to the community.

Note: All of the policies of the local church as found in the Employee Handbook also apply to the condi:ons of this posi:on.


Required: Professional training in music/music education
Preferred qualifications: Experience in choral conducting; experience in working with high school age youth; experience in conducting/familiarity with a broad range of religious music.

Updated August 16, 2015 


R. Brett Goad -

Pennie Crinion -


Singing Men Vocal Workshop Thomas Berryman, %25 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000
SINGING MEN! Vocal Workshop
Saturday, September 19, 2015   9 am - Noon
sponsored by
Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus
Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association
First Parish Church of Weston  
349 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA 02493
Fee: $20 per person limited enrollment
Send your men for this opportunity to build specific vocal skills in a training session with a skilled voice teacher.  The training is not style specific and would be useful for traditional, gospel and pop.  This September workshop will reinforce good vocal habits at the beginning of the choral singing season.
Tenor William Hite is Senior Lecturer in Voice and coordinator of the voice area at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   His reputation as an engaging and expressive artist has led to appearances spanning three decades with noted ensembles and conductors.
Tenor Soloist-Section Leader Laura Potratz, %25 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000

University Baptist Church - A Welcoming and Affirming Church

1219 University Avenue SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(adjacent to the University of Minnesota campus)


is seeking a Tenor Soloist-Section Leader for the UBC Chorale, an SATB choir of 20-25 people with four professional section leaders.

Primary responsibilities include regular and on-time (early) attendance that sets a professional example for our volunteers at

  • Wednesday evening rehearsals from 5:45 to 7:15, September 20 through May 22

  • on average three Sunday mornings per month for one 10 a.m. service

  • Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Easter, and special event the morning of Sunday, April 17

Successful candidates will be interested in using the voice flexibly and appropriately to the great variety of music this choir sings, vocally blending into a choir setting, and also being a confident soloist.

$40 per call

Keyboard skills and/or conducting interest a big plus.
Ability to play other instruments a plus.
Ability to impart vocal pedagogy to the choir a plus.
Bringing your own solo repertoire (whether sacred or secular) into church services a plus.


Email resume to by September 9 to schedule an audition.


Highland Park Comunity Chorus Melanie Mostrowski, %25 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 all singers: The Highland Park Community Chorus is welcoming new members for the 2015-2016 season! Please see the attachments for more information.

Looking for all voice parts, especially tenors and basses. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7:30-9:30pm. We have two concerts per year - one in December, the other in May. Our first rehearsal is at 7:30pm at the Reformed Church in Highland Park onSeptember 14th, 19-21 S. Second Ave. Auditions will take place at 7pm before the first few rehearsals in September. Please contact to audition.

Past repertoire includes Haydn's Seasons, Brahms' German Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Durufle's Requiem, Bach cantatas, Mozart masses, madrigals, folk songs, opera choruses, contemporary pieces, jazz, baroque, classical, you-name-it. We are very proud of our community group and the diversity of styles and languages we sing in.

This is a chance to sing great music, make new friends, and connect to the Highland Park community through events such as the Highland Park Thanksgiving Service, or through fundraisers such as our hysterical and fun Valentine's Day Song Grams. For any questions please send an email to ]]>
Office Manager Sara Casar, %25 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000
Leading concert touring company is looking for an Office Manager to organize and coordinate office operations and procedures, in order to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency and safety.  Classical Movements is a premier concert touring company for the world's great professional orchestras and choruses, as well as youth orchestras and choirs. Experts in the needs of music performance groups for concert tours. In addition, Classical Movements owns and operates four International Choral Festivals as well as an Opera Festival and regularly Commissions New Music for our clients.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.  Responsibilities include:  Serve as the point person for maintenance, mailing, shopping, supplies, equipment, bills, and errands, organize and schedule meetings and appointments, maintain office policies as necessary, organize office operations and procedures, coordinate with IT department and other vendors on all equipment, provide general support to visitors, assist with sales proposals, budgets and airline ticketing as needed, and other tasks.  Requirements include:  Proven office management, administrative or assistant experience, knowledge of office management and procedures, excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work, attention to detail and problem solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and planning skills, proficiency in MS Office.  College degree required.  Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Director, at  Please include salary requirements.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan with company match.
Weinachtslieder (Buchenberg) and Sieben Zaubersprüche (Buchenberg) Daniel Farris, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Weinachtslieder (Buchenberg) and Sieben Zaubersprüche (Buchenberg)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Wolfram Buchenberg
Starting: ASAP
For: This fall 2015
Copies: 40 of Weinachtslieder and 30 of Sieben Zaubersprüche
Willing to rent: No
Looking for 40 of Weinachtslieder and 30 of Sieben Zaubersprüche, both by W. Buchenberg.
Contact me at the below information. Thanks in advance!  Go crowd sourcing!
Daniel Farris, D. M. A.
Vocal area coordinator
Advisor for graduate vocal studies
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
580.774.3208 (office)
817.694.5036 (mobile)
Mozart's 'Grand' Mass in C Minor Barbara Mouk, %25 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Clarion Celebrates Nostra Aetate and the Visit of Pope Francis
with Mozart’s ‘Grand’ Mass in C Minor and Copland’s In The Beginning
Clarion opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert celebrating the pope’s historic first visit to the United States, and the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the groundbreaking Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions from the Second Vatican Council, which transformed Catholic-Jewish relations.
The evening expresses themes of restoration and peace with two works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, Elohim Hashivenu (Psalm 80) and Kaddish; In The Beginning, Aaron Copland’s magnificent and virtuosic depiction of the creation of the world, and Mozart’s masterful 'Grand' Mass in C Minor, a particular favorite of Pope Francis.
Date:                Thursday, September 17th, 7.30pm
Location:         Church of St. Jean Baptiste, Lexington at 76th Street
Program:          Salamone Rossi (1570-1630)           Elohim Hashivenu
                         A. Copland (1900-1990)                   In the Beginning
                         W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)               ‘Grand’ Mass in C Minor, K.427
Performers:     Lauren Snouffer and Anna Dennis, sopranos
                        Lawrence Jones, tenor
                        Philip Cutlip, bass
                        Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano (Copland)
                        The Clarion Orchestra
                        The Clarion Choir
                        Steven Fox, conductor
Tickets:           $35/$50/$75 at
Web site:
Information:     212.580.5700
Presented by Ayesha Bulchandani-Mathrani & Sandeep Mathrani,
and AJC, American Jewish Committee
ORATORIO SOCIETY CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF SUCCESS alex amalfi, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000
The Rochester Oratorio Society makes a joyful sound to celebrate seven decades of great singing in CELEBRATING 70, Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 P.M., at the Hochstein Performance Hall.  Alumni from across the country return to honor the occasion with longtime friends. Eric Townell leads the ROS and a professional brass ensemble in familiar festive music by Brahms, Handel, Haydn, John Rutter and Norman Dello Joio. ROS Emeritus Director Roger Wilhelm shares the podium.  Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 by advance purchase through the ROS office (585) 473-2234, the ROS web site, or Brown Paper Tickets,
The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, is the leading choral/orchestral ensemble in Rochester, New York, and the surrounding seven-county region. The ROS has performed concert tours to Eastern Europe, Italy, Scandinavia and China; performed a live, one-hour televised concert for WXXI's "Voices" series; collaborated with the region's finest vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and artists in other disciplines, including numerous appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; commissioned and premiered major works; and initiated a solo vocal competition of national stature which continues to this day (Classical Idol). Information about ROS events is available through or the ROS Office, 585.473.2234.        
“THROWBACK TO THE 70'S” WITH ORATORIO SOCIETY Fund raiser to benefit educational programs alex amalfi, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000
The decade of bell bottoms, leisure suits and Harvey Wallbangers reigns again as the Rochester Oratorio Society [ROS] celebrates its 70th anniversary season with “Throwback to the 70's” benefit event on Thursday, November 12, 7:00 P.M at ARTISANworks 565 Blossom Road in Rochester. 
The ROS invites all to enjoy premium wines and beers, entertainment, dancing, and the opportunity to view and purchase splendid artworks and to bid on Albert Paley collectibles and entertainment packages. Prizes will be awarded for Best 70's-era Apparel.
“We’re going to party in the spirit of the decade, with all its colorful appeal,” says event organizer Beth Camann, noting that many who attend will be too young to have experienced the era personally. “The point is to have great fun with friends and benefit a great cause.”
Proceeds support the Society’s new partnership with the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School, providing choral education and performance experience to urban students during an intensive six-week session. Music education is widely recognized as a factor in students’ continuing academic success and development.
The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, has performed concert tours to Eastern Europe, Italy, Scandinavia and China; performed a live, one-hour televised concert for WXXI's "Voices" series; collaborated with the region's finest vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and artists in other disciplines, including numerous appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; commissioned and premiered major works; and initiated an annual, nationally-known solo vocal competition (Classical Idol). Tickets ($19.70) to THROWBACK TO THE 70's are available through,, or the ROS Office, 585.473.2234.                
“THROWBACK TO THE 70'S” WITH ORATORIO SOCIETY Fund raiser to benefit educational programs alex amalfi, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000
In a repeat of its successful holiday celebration of last December, the Rochester Oratorio Society [ROS] again presents its popular holiday benefit concert, A CITY SINGS FOR THE SEASON, on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 3:00 P.M., free of charge and open to the public, in the Atrium of the historic Sibley Building, 228 East Main Street. One hundred voices sing seasonal music of many cultures, including works by Dave Brubeck, John Rutter and Gian Carlo Menotti, alongside music by African-American composer William Grant Still.
Special guests include the Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir, Paul Boutté, director; and the Hochstein Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese. 
Co-sponsors include The City of Rochester, Volunteers of America Upstate New York and the Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality. WinnDevelopment has graciously donated use of the space for this event. Information on the Sibley Building may be found at
Donations of clothing and personal care items accepted at the door benefit the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network.
The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, is the leading choral/orchestral ensemble in Rochester, New York, and the surrounding seven-county region. The ROS has performed concert tours to Eastern Europe, Italy, Scandinavia and China; performed a live, one-hour televised concert for WXXI's "Voices" series; collaborated with the region's finest vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and artists in other disciplines, including numerous appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; commissioned and premiered major works; and initiated a solo vocal competition of national stature which continues to this day (Classical Idol). Information about ROS events is available through or the ROS Office, 585.473.2234.        
ORATORIO SOCIETY PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN’S “ELIJAH” alex amalfi, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000
The Rochester Oratorio Society celebrates its 70th season of concerts with a grand production of the most famous piece of choral music after Messiah: the oratorio ELIJAH by German Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn, on Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 P.M. at the Hochstein Performance Hall. Tickets ($25 general admission, $20 in advance) are available through, Brown Paper Tickets or the ROS Office, 585.473.2234.        
Singing the title role is world-renowned bass baritone, Eastman School of Music faculty member, JAN OPALACH, leading a cast of professional soloists with strong Rochester ties, including soprano ELENA O’CONNOR; KATIE HANNIGAN, mezzo-soprano, GRANT KNOX, tenor. ERIC TOWNELL conducts the fully-professional ROS Orchestra. 
The project marks a first-ever collaboration with the newly-formed Humanities Center at the University of Rochester. Entitled “Mendelssohn and his world,” the month-long festival explores the music, the life and times of composer Felix Mendelssohn. Guest scholars and local experts present panel discussions, museum visits and a chat with the artists preceding the ROS performance of his majestic oratorio ELIJAH on Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 P.M., at the Hochstein Performance Hall. 
Details of the presentations, which are free and open to the public, may be found at the ROS web site, and at
The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, is the leading choral/orchestral ensemble in Rochester, New York, and the surrounding seven-county region. The ROS has performed concert tours to Eastern Europe, Italy, Scandinavia and China; performed a live, one-hour televised concert for WXXI's "Voices" series; collaborated with the region's finest vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and artists in other disciplines, including numerous appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; commissioned and premiered major works; and initiated a solo vocal competition of national stature which continues to this day (Classical Idol). Information on all Oratorio Society events is at
AH! SUN-FLOWER by Michael Austin Miller Michael Miller, %25 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000
This festival-quality piece for SATB (div.) is appropriate for High School, Community, and Professional Vocal Ensembles. 
With an introduction, coda, and two interludes that sonically represent the growth and lifecyle of the sunflower, the piece captures the reaching, the struggle, the loss, the death, and the hope that is inherent to life whether that be of humankind or that of the beautiful sun-flower.  
The piece begins in D-Major and without much effort temporarlily visits the other 7 keys in diatonic order only to end where it began: D-Major.  Even after their journey is done, there is still hope, for the dying sunflower releases seed that will arise from their graves and aspire once again the following spring.  
This piece was premiered by the Charlotte Chorale on June 14, 2014, under the direction of James Kevin Gray.  Special thanks to “reSound - a Northwest Chamber Ensemble” - under the Direction of Dr. Stephen Marshall-Ward and In-Residence at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, Washington.  Their assistance in helping bring this piece to completion was not only been memorable and a joy to experience, butw was  also been a valuable experience I will treasure.
To see a perusal score and hear the Charlotte Chorale's premiere of the piece, click visit:
Many thanks to those who have visited my website, and who have purchased my music. 


Sagra Musicale Umbra International Competition for a composition of sacred music

«FRANCESCO SICILIANI» PRIZE Third edition - 2016

Competition regulations

Art. 1

The Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica – Sagra Musicale Umbra – announces the Third Edition of the International Competition for a Composition of sacred music, the «Francesco Siciliani» Prize. The Competition takes place with the patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Art. 2

The Competition has as its object a composition on a set text for unaccompanied choir, or choir with organ accompaniment, for a duration between five (5) and fifteen (15) minutes.

Art. 3

The following text must be set in its entirety:


Kyrie eleison Christe eleison Kyrie eleison

Art. 4

The Competition is open to participants of any nationality, without any age limit. Participants may submit more than one composition.

Art. 5

In order to participate, it is necessary to follow one of the following procedures:

a) Send by post a package containing two separate sealed envelo- pes marked with the same anonymous motto.



The first envelope should contain six (6) copies of the score (which will not be returned) in a perfectly legible state and with no signs or marks that could lead in any way to the identification of the partici- pant. The score may be accompanied by an explanatory comment in Italian or in English.

It would be appreciated if, in the same envelope, the participant encloses a USB drive or a CD containing the score in a digital format (only PDF files will be accepted).

The second envelope should contain the following material and information:
- Name and surname
- Date and place of birth

- Nationality
- Two recent photographs
- Residential address, together with telephone number(s) and e-mail address
- Curriculum vitae in Italian or in English
- Statement declaring that the composition is original and that it has never been published, performed or recorded
- Authorization for the work’s performance, publication, recording and circulation (in Italian or in English)
- Receipt of payment for the application fee to be made by bank transfer to:

Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica Onlus (account name)

IBAN: IT 14 W 02008 03027 000029488794 SWIFT/ BIC: UNCRITM1J01

Applications must be received by June 1st 2016 (last acceptable posting date) at the following address:

FONDAZIONE PERUGIA MUSICA CLASSICA Onlus Concorso Internazionale “Francesco Siciliani” Piazza del Circo, 6 - 06121 - PERUGIA - ITALIA

b) Link up to the website and proceed to upload, according to the instructions, the following material:

- the score of the composition in PDF format in a perfectly legible-


state and with no signs or marks that could lead in any way to the identification of the participant. The score may be accompanied by an explanatory comment in Italian or in English.
- Curriculum vitae in Italian or in English

- Statement declaring that the composition is original and that it has never been published, performed or recorded
- Authorization for the work's performance, publication, recording and circulation (in Italian or in English)

- Two recent photographs
- Receipt of payment for the application fee to be made by bank transfer to:

Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica Onlus (account name)

IBAN: IT 14 W 02008 03027 000029488794 SWIFT/ BIC: UNCRITM1J01

The participant must also fill in the form requiring the following information:
- Name and surname
- Date and place of birth

- Nationality
- Residential address, together with telephone number(s) and e-mail address

The upload must be carried out no later than the deadline of June 1st 2016.
Once the procedure has been effected, the participant will receive a personal code, which, besides constituting a receipt, will guarantee anonymity, security and the date on which the upload was carried out.

Art. 6

The application fee is Euro forty (€40,00) for the first score and Euro twenty (€20,00) for any further score submitted by the same participant. The payment of the fee(s), net of bank charges, must be made by bank transfer to the account indicated in point 5. The application fee is not refundable, unless for any reason the Competi- tion should not take place.


Art. 7

The adjudicating Jury is made up of five (5) members:

Chairman: Helmuth Rilling – Choral conductor
Vice Chairman: Arvo Pärt – Composer
Jury member: Gary Graden – Music Director of Stockholm Cathe- dral and the St Jacob’s Chamber Choir
Jury member: Piero Caraba – Director of the Conservatorio “Fran- cesco Morlacchi” in Perugia, Sovrintendente and Artistic Director of the Fondazione “Guido d’Arezzo”
Jury member: Alberto Batisti – Artistic Director of the Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica Onlus, Sagra Musicale Umbra
Artistic secretary: Marcello Filotei – Composer and music critic

The Jury will convene before 10 June 2016 to examine the works submitted and choose the three works admitted to the Finals, which will be performed on 19 September 2016 in the Basilica Supe- riore di San Francesco in Assisi by the St Jacob’s Chamber Choir of Stockholm conducted by Gary Graden.

The composer of the winning work agrees to the work’s recording (television, radio and audio) and to its posting on internet websites without any extra cost to the organizers.
The First Prize will be awarded after the performance of the three works admitted to the Finals. It is envisaged to award two further Prizes of a symbolic nature, one assigned by the public, the other by the music critics. The conferment of the winning Prize will take place during the course of the same evening. For the three compo- sers of the works admitted to the Finals, accommodation costs will be met by the organizers for the rehearsal period and the day of the Finals.

Art. 8

The composer of the winning work will be awarded a Prize of Euro five thousand (€5.000), gross of taxes.
The Prize may be divided between more than one participant. The decision of the Jury is final and unappealable.

The Jury reserves the right not to award a First Prize.

Art. 9

By requesting to participate in the Competition, the candidate accepts thereby all the present regulations. In the event of any


specific complaints, the Italian text of the regulations is to be considered legally binding.
Any dispute is to be referred to the Court of Perugia.


The transforming and ameliorative power of music Joseph Gregorio, %25 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000, folks -- I'm doing an SATB program focused on the transforming and ameliorative power of music. I am looking at pieces like Schubert's "An die Musik" (to be sung in unison in the middle-voice key), Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music," and Lasso's "Musica dei donum optimi." I'm looking for a few more pieces to round out the program. Any ideas you'd care to share?  Thank you! ]]>Looking for a particular Magnificat Rhonda Bauer, %25 %b %2015 %06:%Aug:%th 6AugGMT+0000, I am looking for a setting of Magnificat that I am not sure who the composer is. It may not even be titled Magnificat.  I believe it is a cappella (not sure though) It begins with Treble voices in unison and the first two- three words are Magnificat. The second repeat of the word the lower voice splits in a descending line as the word repeats.  I'm sorry I dont have more to go on.  I know its not Arvo Part's setting. (if that helps)  I believe it is more modern, but not sure. 
Rhonda Bauer
Fun, upbeat unison songs for middle school Joseph Cook, %25 %b %2015 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000 Valley Mastersingers- Open Rehearsals Robert Eaton, %25 %b %2015 %11:%Aug:%th 11AugGMT+0000 Assabet Valley Mastersingers' 2015/2016 season includes Mozart- Requiem, Handel- Alexander's Feast, Forrest- Requiem for the Living, Mollicone- Mass for the Homeless.  Open rehearsals will be held Mon, August 31st, Tues, September 8th, Mon, September 14th.
Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:45 pm at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. Northborough, MA 01532. 
Interested singers are invited to attend an open rehearsal. An audition is required to join, but vocal training is not essential. Basic musicianship, a good musical ear, and a dedication and love for the choral classics is a must, however. For more information visit
Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street Caroline Knaggs, %25 %b %2015 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000
Welcome Ministry, a communal response to poverty,
presents the California premieres of
Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street
by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch AM
with additional orchestrations by Steven Couch
Saturday, Aug 29 - 7pm
Old First Presbyterian Church
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Sunday, Aug 30 – 2pm
Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
Dr Kathleen McGuire, conductor
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Soloists: Ilyas Iliya, Mark Jackson, Blake Quin, Frederica von Stade,
Mass community chorus plus members of: Chancel Choir - Congregational Church of San Mateo, Singers of the Street directed by Ashley Wai'olu Moore, The Choral Project, CREDO Choir (Dallas TX) and will be conducted by Kathleen McGuire.
If you live in California don't miss out on this moving work. Book tickets through
$15 Students/Seniors, $25 General, $50 VIP, $60 Family.
All proceeds from the California premieres of STREET REQUIEM will benefit Singers of the Street (a project of Welcome) and celebrate the five year anniversary of the choir. 
1. Limburger Male Choir Festival (Germany) Hans Joachim Schupp, %25 %b %2015 %08:%Aug:%th 8AugGMT+0000
Dear friends of choral singing,
Dear choir leaders, distinguished choirmasters,
from 10 to 12 June 2016 the “Male Choir Cäcilia Lindenholzhausen” will be holding the 1st Limburger Male Choir Festival that includes an International Male Choir Competition in the Josef-Kohlmaier Hall (Stadthalle Limburg) on Sunday, 12 June 2016. Limburg on the Lahn, which is conveniently situated between Frankfurt and Cologne, is rightly considered to be the heartland of male choral singing. The male voice choirs from Lindenholzhausen and the Limburg area are regular prize winners at national and international choir competitions. So what would be more obvious than to launch the 1st Limburger Male Choir Festival?
Limburg on the Lahn is known nationwide thanks to the diocese with its well-known Romanesque cathedral of St. George, its historic old town and the ICE (high speed train) station Limburg-Süd on the ICE route Cologne-Rhine/Main. Our judges Jürgen Fassbender, Jan Schumacher, Michael Blume and Dion Ritten (NL) have set new standards with their famous male choirs "Cantabile Limburg", "Camerata Musica Limburg" “Siegerländer Vocal Ensemble” and the “Mannenkoor Beeker Liedertafel”, and are guarantors for a sound and competent rating. The differentiated competition design as well as money prizes and special awards provide further incentive to participate in the 1st Limburger Male Choir Festival.
We would be delighted to welcome your Male Choir to Limburg.
Hans Joachim Schupp
1st Chairman
Cäcilia Choirs Lindenholzhausen
+49(0)6433 943840
+49(0)172 6724922
Soprano, Alto, & Bass/Baritone Section Leaders - Trinity Episcopal, Newtown, CT Fiona Sutherland, %25 %b %2015 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000
Trinity Newtown is seeking Soprano, Alto, and Bass/Baritone Section Leaders for its Choir of Men & Women.  The candidates should have strong sight-reading skills, ability to blend, along with embracing solo opportunities, and a team attitude and spirit.   The choir sings an eclectic selection of repertoire, with its roots in the Anglican tradition.  Thursday evening rehearsal and one Sunday morning service, commencing Fall of 2015.  $50 per call/average of two calls per week from October through May.  
Please contact Director of Music Ministries, Fiona Smith Sutherland:  or 203-426-9070 x.11 to arrange an audition. 
Manhattan Transfer's Snowfall - Borrow or Purchase Lauren Estes, %25 %b %2015 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 Manhattan Transfer's "Snowfall"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Thornhill (composer)/Emerson (arranger)
Starting: now through January 2016
For: 5 months
Copies: 22
Willing to rent: No
Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble would like to borrow or purchase the following:
Arranger: EMERSON, R.
Voicing: SATB
Publisher: HL
Catalog#: 08200242
This version is out of print, apparently! I'd love to have it for the choir's cold/cozy concert in January 2016.
We'd need 22 copies from now through the end of January.
Thanks for any and all help!
“Not From The Stars” (SAB, piano) by Michael A. Gray Michael A. Gray, %25 %b %2015 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000
“Not from the Stars” is a musically spirited proclamation of Shakespeare’s predictions of a reluctant lover’s fate.   The latest of an ongoing project, “Book of Sonnets,” this SAB work is available for free download from
Michael A. Gray
Choral composition competition for chamber choir Hilary Apfelstadt, %25 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000
Exultate Chamber Singers Choral Competition 2015- 2016:
We are seeking works by emerging Canadian composers ages 35 and under.  The music must use a text on a theme related to peace and justice.  The poet must also be Canadian, and preferably one from Ontario, although that is not essential. 
Parameters:  The work should be 3 – 4 minutes in duration, and either a cappella or accompanied by piano.    There can be some divisi.  Ranges should be as follows: low F for basses to top A or B flat for sopranos, but keep the tessitura inside that.  Tenor top is around G and alto bottom a G.
Deadline:   Please submit a pdf of the score electronically to Elana Harte, Manager, no later than December 1.   (
Prize:  $1000 and a premiere performance by Exultate Chamber Singers at our final season concert on Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Toronto.
The panel reserves the right not to name a winner, if a suitable work is not found.
About the choir
Exultate Chamber Singers is a semi-professional chamber choir of 28 singers in Toronto, Ontario, whose members are committed and passionate musicians.  The season’s repertoire includes Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, the Magnificat by Imant Raminsh,  Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, and a range of shorter works by various composers.
New Video of Kirke Michem's Island in Space from Leg Lamp Producions Mike O'Donoghue, %25 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 former astronauts and cosmonauts have written about their viscerally emotional reactions to flying, and in many cases, floating in space. Each one of them has been overwhelmingly touched by the entire experience.   Astronaut Rusty Schweickart eventually penned his own thoughts after undergoing a spacewalk during the flight of Apollo 9 in March of 1969.  In time, and with the help of poet Archibald MacLeish and arranger Kirke Michem, Schweickart’s poem became the musical piece, “Island in Space”.
This work was performed by The City of Angels Community Choirs on May 17, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills in Granada Hills, CA.  The piece was conducted by Richard Medrano, the choir’s musical director. Recorded in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Stereo, this video also features HD film footage shot from space by NASA and ESA astronauts. Interspersed is footage showing the Earth’s natural beauty and man’s ordinary activities on planet Earth.

Special features also include embedded audio effects of rocket engines, quindar tones, and audio recordings of Schweickart’s own space walk.  There is also creative use of video editing to provide an additional emotional effect for the viewer.  The film is dedicated to the late test pilot, Fitz Fulton, one of NASA’s men who had “The Right Stuff” to make flying in space possible.  The film was produced by Leg Lamp Productions.
The film can be found at the following locations:
1. Vimeo:
2. Youtube:
Gospel style Christmas music for Men's Chorus Doug O'Neal, %25 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 am looking for some gospel style Christmas music ideas for an adult TTBB Men's Chorus.  The piece needs to be sacred.  Any suggestions? ]]>Join the Colburn Community Chorale Mikhail Shtangrud, %24 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000 Colburn Community Chorale seeks the finest volunteer classical singers in greater Los Angeles, interested in performing the greatest choral repertoire in the best performance spaces. The ensemble is committed to the training of vocal technique and expressive sound through study and performance of sophisticated choral music.
The ensemble meets weekly on Thursday evenings, 7:00pm–9:30pm on the Colburn School’s state-of-the-art campus, located in Downtown LA, diagonally across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
We would love to see and hear you in the Chorale and will be hearing new singers by appointment. To set up an audition, email or call (213)621-4548. For more information visit 
The Colburn School's mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment.
Traditional Worship Leader Liz Turner, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 Lutheran Church - Traditional Music Leader (full time)
Salary - commensurate with experience
Calvary Lutheran Church, a vibrant congregation with a rich history of worship, is seeking a church musician to provide musical leadership for our traditional worship services. Responsibilities include leading and planning traditional worship services in collaboration with pastors and other music staff, developing ministry teams and discipling participants, managing and directing the Calvary Choir, overseeing organists, ensembles and musicians for traditional worship. A full job description and application can be found at Applications or questions may be submitted to or via U.S. mail to Calvary Lutheran Church, Liz Turner, 7520 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55427.
Church music sub: Conductor/Pianist/Bass available in North Texas Joshua Nannestad, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000 a year's break from music ministry, I am prepared to start working on Sunday mornings again. I am available to sub in most any facet of your church music program. I have worked for a variety of denominations and I am a quick study. I can conduct the choir, play piano, sing bass, even fake it as an organist (no Widor, please). Also available is my wife, a stellar alto section leader/soloist/flutist.  We are available in southern Oklahoma or North Texas, including the north DFW area.  (OKC possible with some notice).
Please call if you need someone.  I am glad to help!
RTB: Canamus, amici, canamus by Henk Badings Brian Lanier, %24 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000 choral scores for Canamus, amici, canamus
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Henk Badings
Starting: now
For: Fall term
Copies: 40
Willing to rent: No
Wish to borrow 40 copies of Canamus, amici, canamus by Henk Badings.
Brian Lanier
Northwest Missouri State University
Organist/choirmaster Jana Ballard, %24 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%th 18AugGMT+0000

Position:Interim Choir Director/Organist

Christ Church New Brighton – Episcopal Diocese of New YorkStaten Island, NY

Christ Church is seeking an interim music director/organist beginning January 2016 of one year with the possibility of a long term contract once a permanent rector is in place. The Choir Director/Organist will provide musical leadership and coordinate the music at our regular 10 AM Sunday services of the Parish and additional services that are a part of the Parish’s liturgical calendar and custom. The candidate must be comfortable on an aging pipe organ and a Steinway grand piano. 

Responsibilities include:

• Participate in planning services in conjunction with the Rector and the Worship & Liturgy Committee
• Administer the music budget and provide regular short written reports of expenditures to the Rector and Vestry
• Provide or arrange for the provision of music at weddings and funerals upon request
• Recruit, train and rehearse choirs, ensembles and singers for Sunday services
• Maintain the Church’s music libraries and archives
• Accompany the Youth Choir during regular Sunday service eight times each year

We are a medium sized, healthy, diverse congregation that values the place music has in our regular services. Musicianship and interpersonal skills are equally important attributes in a successful position candidate. This position historically requires about eight to twelve hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience and AGO Guidelines and a full benefit package is offered.

Please forward your letters, performance videos and/or resume (CV) to:

Christ Church New Brighton

Attn: Interim Choir Director/Organist Position

76 Franklin Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301




Position:Interim Choir Director/Organist

Christ Church New Brighton – Episcopal Diocese of New York, Staten Island, NY

Christ Church is seeking an interim music director/organist beginning January 2016 of one year with the possibility of a long term contract once a permanent rector is in place. The Choir Director/Organist will provide musical leadership and coordinate the music at our regular 10 AM Sunday services of the Parish and additional services that are a part of the Parish’s liturgical calendar and custom. The candidate must be comfortable on an aging pipe organ and a Steinway grand piano. This position historically requires about eight to twelve hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience and AGO Guidelines and a full benefit package is offered.

Jauchzet Gott alle Lande Kurt Thomas Mary Eubank, %24 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Jauchzet Gott alle Lande
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Kurt Thomas
Starting: Immediately
For: 2 months
Copies: 60 or any number you may have available
Willing to rent: Yes
Concord Women's Chorus 2015-2016 season auditions Jane Ring Frank, %24 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Concord Women's Chorus (CWC) is holding open rehearsals to begin its 2015-2016 season. CWC is a 60-voice, auditioned ensemble and draws members from twenty Boston-area communities. The chorus is conducted by Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank with Scott Nicholas, pianist.
Regular rehearsals are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA. The 2015-2016 season begins with open rehearsals on September 8th and September 15th at 9:15 a.m. Auditions for all voice parts will be held at the conclusion of rehearsal on Tuesday, September 15th. The audition consists of scales, ear and pitch memory exercises, and sight-reading in order to evaluate musical skills and abilities. A prepared piece is not required,but prior musical experience is expected.
While rooted in classical choral music, we explore a diverse body of repertoire, writen expressly for women's voices. We perform two concerts a year: December 19, 2015, 3:00 p.m., featuring Porpora's "Magnificat" with string ensemble and Saturday, May 7, 2016, featuring Chilcott's jazz mass -- both concerts presented at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord.
CWC is a welcoming group of women who enjoy singing and learning excellent, challenging repertoire and performing at the highest level. More information on the chorus can be found at Interested singers should contact StephanieSmith, Chorus Manager, at
]]>Audtions for the Jameson Singer, Sept 12, Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA Jameson (Jim) Marvin, %24 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000     Jameson Singers announces their fall auditions: Saturday, September 12, from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Payson Park Church, Belmont, Mass.  Please see our website, and sign up for an audition time!  We seek singers of all parts with choral (or solo) experience, who possess good pitch, sight-reading, and musicality.
     Jameson Marvin formed the Jameson Singers in the fall of 2010, shortly after he retired as Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University. The Jameson Singers numbers 64 singers, is well-balanced, and performs a rich and diverse repertoire from the Recent to the Romantic to the Renaissance, as well as choral-orchestral masterpieces. 
     We have just concluded our 5th season singing in June for the Chorus America National Conference in Boston. This season we perform two Concerts in the fall and two in the spring at First Church Cambridge and Hancock Church Lexington, and in February we perform at the ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Boston.
     Rehearsals are Tuesday nights in Belmont from 7:15-9:45. Repertoire for our 2015 Holiday Concerts includes sacred works by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Bruckner, Sweelinck, Palestrina, Ockeghem, and Hildegard, and congregtional carol singing with the Jameson Singers.
Immature high school choir members Sarah Timothy, %24 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 let me say I know that every high school kid is immature.  But I have an Intermediate class of 25 who act more like a begginer choir (my beginners are actually more mature than they are).  Almost half of the group only desire to sing Gospel songs and other pop songs and grow weary during our warm up time, etc.  Their tone is all over the map and intonation mostly flat.  It's a young program and they are considered intermediate becasue they have had choir before, but this combo of students is a tough one - and obviously they are still beginners.  I feel I have to keep my hand heavy on them because they like to talk out and get off task.  But if I demand what they aren't willing to give they give it half heartedly and perhaps that's why they're flat so much of the time.  We ARE doing a variety of music - including a Gospel song and a Spiritual.  I don't need to cater to their whims but I need to know how to balance getting them interested and getting them to commit to excellence.  Any ideas on this?  Ideas on good warm ups to work on intonation? ]]>What goes with THE SOUND OF MUSIC Rob Gerlach, %24 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 middle school (grades 7-8) is doing the R & H Junior version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC this fall.  Since we have a large cast and there aren't too many big chorus numbers,  I need a few SSA, or SA, and SAB (maybe easy SATB) titles to supplement.  Right now I am thinking about something Austrian... or songs about singing.  Your suggestions?  Rob ]]>San Gabriel Valley Choral Company in Monrovia, CA Kristina Valcarce, %24 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000
AUDITIONS! – All Voice Parts
Zanaida Robles, artistic director
Audition dates: 
8/24, 9/1, 9/8
After 6pm by Appointment – contact
Who should audition?
Adults with classical choral experience and sight-reading skills 
How to prepare:
Singers should bring a bio and a short classical solo to sing a cappella. Be prepared for a brief (and friendly) musicianship assessment. Auditions last for about 10 minutes
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Monrovia – 122 S. California Ave., Monrovia 91016 
Details about membership fees, concert attire, performances and outreach activities will be available at the time of the audition. All singers who audition are considered for solo and small ensemble opportunities, as well.
Founded in 1995, the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) is a non-profit choir based in Monrovia, CA. SGVCC performs three to four concerts 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. 
Rehearsals for the October 24 performance of our “Night Sleep Death and the Stars” concert will begin on Tuesday, September 22; Tour to perform Schubert’s Mass in G at Carnegie Hall in 2017. SGVCC performs 4-5 concerts per year and rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:15-9:30pm at St. Luke’s Monrovia. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Zanaida Robles at
Zanaida Robles, DMA
Singer | Conductor | Composer | Instructor
Artistic DIrector
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company
Young People's Chorus of Erie Assistant Conductor Gabrielle Dietrich, %24 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%th 15AugGMT+0000 Young People's Chorus of Erie, an outreach of the Penn State Behrend School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is seeking a dynamic and excellent musician to serve as their Assistant Conductor. This position is full-time with benefits and is for the 2015-16 program year. Perks of the position include flexible schedule, experience with a variety of youth populations, a fun & supportive work environment, mentorship, and opportunities for musical collaboration with community, collegiate, and professional arts organizations.  
For more information, or to apply online, follow this link:
Hanover Chorus Seeks Accompanist David Williams, %24 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
The Hanover Chorus in Hanover MA seeks an accompanist for rehearsals/performances for the 2015-16 concert season and beyond.  Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7pm-9:15pm, with two Saturday rehearsals in the fall and two in the winter. The Hanover Chorus is a 28 voice community chorus that runs from September to May with concerts in December and May.  The program for December is Vivaldi Gloria, Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Susa A Christmas Garland and carols for the season. Rehearsals and performances are at St. Andrew's Episcopal in Hanover.
Recent concerts have included Handel’s Jubilate Deo, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, and Te Deum Laudamus, Requiem settings of Mozart, Rutter and Faure.  For Christmas the chorus has performed works of Britten, Vaughan Williams,  Holst, Thompson, Nestor, Rutter, Sowerby, Dirksen, Willan, Dello Joio, and many others.
General Requirements
  • Excellent piano, accompanying and sight-reading skills required
  • The ability to read from open vocal score essential
  • Expertise playing a wide variety of musical styles imperative
  • Accompany the choir for rehearsals (Monday evenings + 4 Sat mornings Sept-May )
  • Accompany the choir for all concerts and performances (2-3 per season)
Preferred qualifications (but not a requirement):
  • Ability as an organist.
  • Improvisational skills are desirable, particularly in hymn playing (alt harm, interludes, etc.).  This will be helpful at the Christmas concert.
  • Thorough attention to registration with firm understanding of performance practice 
To be considered, please send the following: 
  • An email with the subject heading “Hanover Chorus Accompanist” that includes a cover letter and CV with three references. 
  • Links to video/audio of past performances that demonstrate diverse musical styles should be included if available (if available).
 A phone interview will be scheduled with the director and qualified candidates will be invited to audition with the choir in September. The audition will consist of a rehearsal portion (35 minutes and a solo demonstration of up to three pieces that show contrasting style (5 -10 minutes) and an informal interview (15 minutes).
Pianist/organists will have an opportunity to demonstrate skills on both instruments and access to the organ prior to the audition date can be arranged.
Interested applicants should submit resumes to and for further clarification, please call David Williams, music director, at 410.212.4656.   ]]>
Alto Section Leader Robert Eaton, %24 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%th 13AugGMT+0000
Alto Section Leader- Lexington MA First Baptist Church,Lexington, MA seeks an Alto section leader for Thursday evening
rehearsal and Sunday morning service commencing Sept. 2015.  $100 perweek.  Small but talented choir with paid quartet. There are solo opportunities but good reading ability and ensemble experience are important.  If interested submit letter of interest and resume to


Sing with the Jackson Choral Society Mark Nabholz, %24 %b %2015 %10:%Aug:%th 10AugGMT+0000 in all sections are invited to join the Jackson (MS) Choral Society in preparation of a program including  Beethoven's "Mass in C." 
Rehearsals, beginning August 25, are Tuesdays 7–9 p.m. in the choir room of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5301 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 39211.
DRESS REHEARSAL: Monday, November 16, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCE: Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Dr. Mark Nabholz, Artistic Director,
Repertoire search Robyn Edgar, %24 %b %2015 %03:%Aug:%th 3AugGMT+0000 am looking for a piece of choral music in SA or SSA setting which tells the story of Calming of the Storm where Jesus is asleep in the boat with disciples during a storm. We have a new chapel at our school and one wall is a stain glass window depicting this scene. For the mass where the building will be blessed, I have been asked to find a piece that one of my singing groups could sing. 
Thank you
part time paid choral marketing assistant carolyn Eynon, %24 %b %2015 %04:%Aug:%th 4AugGMT+0000 Bill at and discuss the job opportunity for website facebook and constant contact social media assistance. Experience required.
starting now; 480-529-2630 10 hours minimum a month
An SATB Call To Prayer or Benediction for Church Choir Conductors Michael Sandvik, %24 %b %2015 %02:%Aug:%th 2AugGMT+0000 call to prayer, "A Choral Prayer," SATB accompanied, is available on my website. It is beautiful, accessible, and fresh for conductors needing such a piece for a church service. "A Choral Prayer" is also suitable for use as a choral benediction to end a service.
A full perusal score is availabe on my website also.
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Monteverdi Vespers in Stow, MA Christina Kennedy, %24 %b %2015 %01:%Aug:%th 1AugGMT+0000 of Stow, under the artistic direction of Barbara Jones, begins their 37th season with a return to an early masterwork: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.  Rehearsals begin Monday, August 31st at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Church (353 Great Road) in Stow.  The performance (with full orchestra and Boston soloists) is November 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at 55 Hartley Road in Stow, MA.
The first three rehearsals of the fall season are open rehearsals, and you may attend, borrow music, and see if we are a good fit for you.  Our members come from all over -- from the North Shore and Boston to the Metrowest and beyond! Our group is helpful and friendly, and we love to see new faces  We are a dues-based chorus, with financial aid available for those in need.  Please email with inquiries.
CyberBass Learning Files now available in MP3 and iTunes formats. Theo van Joolen, %23 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%rd 23AugGMT+0000
Dear Singers,
The CyberBass Project is happy to announce that we will be selling our audio learning files in MP3 and iTunes formats.  They will be available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.  Free yourself from the need to be online while learning your notes for your next concert! Buy one track at a time, or all movements for your parts.  Mozart's Requiem (Suss.) is available now on CDBaby, and should be available on iTunes soon.  Handel's Messiah will also become available this week.  We will sell audio files for 10 major works for our initial launch.
CyberBass Learning Files: Mozart's Requiem (Sussmayr) MP3's Available Now! Theo van Joolen, %23 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%rd 23AugGMT+0000 Singers,
The CyberBass Project is happy to announce that we will be selling our audio learning files in MP3 and iTunes formats.  They will be available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.  Free yourself from the need to be online while learning your notes for your next concert!  Buy one track at a time, or all movements for your parts.  Mozart's Requiem (Suss.) is available now on CDBaby, and should be available on iTunes soon.  Handel's Messiah will also become available this week.  We will sell audio files for 10 major works for our initial launch.


Director of Music Ministry Justin Sisul, %24 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000
Director of Music Ministry
The Director of Music Ministry for St. Cletus Parish is a person of faith. This professional holds specialized credentials in music and has a thorough understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy. Responsible for the effective planning, coordination and execution of music within the liturgical celebrations of the parish, the Director of Music Ministry at St. Cletus is part time (30 hours per week) benefits eligible paid position.
St Cletus Parish is a 3000 family, suburban parish, located in LaGrange, Illinois. While the parish demographic is primarily English speaking, there is a very active Hispanic community and one of the six weekend masses is celebrated in Spanish. There are five musical ensembles which assist at weekend liturgies. The Chancel Choir (who sing at a weekly Sunday liturgy) and the Contemporary Ensemble (who sing bi-weekly at Saturday evening liturgy) are under the direction of the Director of Music. The two children’s choirs and the Hispanic choir are under separate direction; however their directors are supervised by the Director of Music. A choir accompanist and the Good Shepherd Funeral Choir are also under the supervision of the Director of Music.  In addition to Gather Comprehensive, the parish also utilizes the bi-lingual, Today’s Missal as its two, in-pew resources.
Competencies and Skills
  • Is knowledgeable of and comfortable with Catholic Church music literature in all forms and styles for the congregation, choirs (adult, children/teen, Hispanic), vocalists, and instrumentalists.
  • Demonstrates competency as a vocalist, keyboardist, and choral conductor
  • Has proficient computer skills and competency in at least one publications program.
Formation, Training, and Criteria for Readiness
This ministry demands professional training in music and liturgy. Minimally, a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required, though a more professional qualification, such as the equivalent of a Master’s Degree in music and liturgy, is preferred. All candidates must pass a criminal background check and become VIRTUS certified.
Contract for musical staff Barbara Prowse, %24 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%th 0AugGMT+0000 organization would like to formalize our relationship with our musical staff. Does anyone have any links to sample contracts?    Do people pay a yearly salary or do they pay per performance and per rehearsal?   
What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, August 23, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %23 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%rd 22AugGMT+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 - August 23, 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.
Gregorian chant: Alleluia, Confitemini
Monks of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Sir Michael Tippett: Plebs Angelica
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
George Frideric Handel: Largo ~ Xerxes
John Longhurst, organ
1948 Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Benedictine Monks of the Desert live in Abiquiu, New Mexico in a
monastery which was founded in 1964. The music which they will sing for us
is taken from their album Blessings, Peace and Harmony on the Sony
Masterworks label. Sir Michael Tippett dedicated his motet Plebs Angelica to
the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral, January 1944. The Aeolian-Skinner organ in
the Mormon Tabernacle is one of the finest examples of that builder's work.
Jean-Baptiste Faure, arr. Helmuth Froschauer: Le Crucifix (Vous qui pleurez)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Boys' Choir, Helmuth Froschauer
Placido Domingo, tenor
Henry Purcell: Lord, how long wilt thou be angry
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Orlando Gibbons: Fantasia in A minor
Simon Preston, organ
French composer and baritone Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914) collected impressionist
art. At his death he owned 67 paintings by Manet and 62 paintings by Monet. English
composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) tips his hat to his predecessors Orlando Gibbons
and William Byrd in his grand anthem Lord, how long wilt thou be angry which dates
from the 1680s. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) was a chorister in King's College Choir
from 1596-1598.
Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Stephen Cleobury
Andrew Wright, organ
Sir Hubert Parry: O praise ye the Lord!
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Daniel E. Gawthrop: Exultate
Mary Mozelle, organ
The Mander organ in the Princeton University Chapel
Stephen Cleobury (1948-) was Organist and Director of Music at London's Westminster Cathedral
from 1979-1982 when he was appointed Director of Music at King' College, Cambridge.
English organist and choir trainer Malcolm Archer (1952-) is currently Director of Chapel
Music at Winchester College. Mary Mozelle is the Assistant Director of Music and Associate
Organist at The Falls Church in Falls Church, Virginia.
Giuseppe Verdi: Te Deum ~ Four Sacred Pieces
Ernst Senff Choir/Berlin Philharmonic, Carlo Maria Giulini
Sharon Sweet, soprano
Italian opera composer Guiseppe Verdi wrote his setting of the Latin hymn of praise Te
Deum Laudamus
towards the end of his life in 1895-1896.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 35, "Geist und Seele wird verwirret"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Robin Blaze, alto
The opening movement of this cantata is a virtuoso tour de force for the organist
playing the portatif organ in the ensemble.
Ethel Smyth: Short Choral Preludes
Christa Rakich, organ
Kilgen organ in St. Justin's Church, Hartford, Connecticut
British composer Ethyl Smyth (1858-1944) was jailed for a time for her role in the women's
suffrage movement in England.
Josef Haydn: The Seasons - Spring and Summer
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anthony Rolfe
Johnson, tenor; Andreas Schmidt, baritone
Austrian composer Josef Haydn was encouraged to write his oratorio The Seasons because his
previous oratorio The Creation enjoyed immense popularity. The libretto by Baron Gottfried van
Swieten is based on a 1730 poem by James Thomson.
Looking for full 6-8 curriculum including lesson plans Daniel Wright, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%rd 21AugGMT+0000,
I just started a new job at a charter school teaching 6-8 general music. The school has had a lot of music teachers all teaching different things and I'd love to really solidify the curriculum for the school. I would love to include some singing in the curriculum. This is my first job out of college and I'm afraid that I would just plan a bunch of disjunct and/or subpar lessons since I don't have much experience with lesson planning. Can anyone suggest a curriculum?
Thank you!
Join the Stamford Chorale Carol Bakinowski, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%rd 21AugGMT+0000
      The Stamford Chorale invites everyone who loves to sing to rehearsals for its fall season beginning Sept. 8.   The community chorus will present Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat in G Minor and the Gloria in D Major in concert on Sunday, Dec. 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford.  David Gomez is the director and Eric Trudel is the accompanist.
       The chorale rehearses at Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday September to May.  No auditions are required.  Rehearsals are open to new members through September.  Dues of $150 a semester include the cost of music.
       The Stamford Chorale began as the New Canaan Community Glee Club in 1949 and later became The MasterSingers of Greater Stamford.  In 2002, the group was reincorporated as a non-profit 501c3 organization.  The chorale gives two concerts a year and performs at other community functions. Members come from Fairfield and Westchester counties.
       For more information, email, call 203-359-0659 or visit  The group’s website is
Organist Needed, St. Mark's United Methodist Church Rocky Tejada, %23 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%rd 20AugGMT+0000 Mark's United Methodist Church of Wilmington, Delaware is seeking a part-time organist for its Sunday morning traditional service and other special services. The Sunday morning traditional service is held at 11:00 a.m. throughout the year with choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings during the school year. St. mark's is a very active church family with approximately 550 members. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume no later than September 10, 2015. Email submissions are preferred (

Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church

Job Description and Specifications


Position (Part Time):                            Organist


Primary Position Objective:  To provide organ/piano music for the traditional services, including special events, while working with the staff to promote the vision and mission of the church.



Key Areas of Responsibility/General Duties:

• Provide organ/piano music during the traditional service, including choir accompaniment, on Sundays throughout the year

• Rehearse with Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings from Labor Day through mid-June

• Rehearse and accompany soloists and small groups that provide special music for the traditional service during the summer months

• Provide music for special services (e.g., seasonal programs and additional services during Lent, Holy Week and Christmas)

• Direct Chancel Choir in the event that the Music Director is absent

• Work with the Sr. Pastor and Music Director to coordinate music

• Attend monthly staff meetings




• Formal training in organ and piano through private study or higher education
• Experience in choir accompaniment and working with a conductor in a choral setting
• Knowledge of a varied repertoire of sacred literature
• Church organ experience preferred
• A background check will be required for this position since we are a Safe Sanctuary establishment



Contact Information:

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Attn: SPRC Committee

1700 Limestone Road

Wilmington, DE 19804






Revised: 8/22/2015

Music for "Traditions" concert Stephanie Helleckson, %23 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%rd 17AugGMT+0000 year, my community choir is doing a November concert due to scheduling conflicts every weekend in December. Instead of a Christmas theme, we're doing "Traditions," both international and choral. In the past, the choir has performed the Christmas and Easter Messiahs regularly, so we will likely be performing at least the Hallelujah Chorus as the tradition for our own choir. Other than that, however, we're trying to avoid Christmas music. 
What are your favorite "traditional" pieces, from around the world or within your own choir? I'm lookin for a variety of ideas, everything from Concordia's Beautiful Savior to a choral arrangement of a Native American 49er tune. And if you have a story for why the tradition is important, please share!
Repertoire and Conductors -- Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop Brian O'Connell, %23 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%rd 18AugGMT+0000
Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop with Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O’Connell
Con il patrocinio dell’Amministrazione
Comunale di Sarteano
This summer marked our twelfth year! There were two eight-day sessions - sacred music (July 19-26) and mixed repertoire (July 29-Aug. 5). Conductors, music educators and singers joined us from eighteen countries. A wonderful collaboration!
Best wishes for a great year,
The repertoire and conductors were as follows:
Musica Sacra
Caritas abundat                                               Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
In Manus Tuas                                                 John Sheppard (1515-1558)
                                                                                    Terry Alvord, USA
Unser Wandel ist im Himmel                                    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
                                                                                    Stelios Chatzikitoris, Germania
Ave Virgo gloriosa                                                Richard Dering (1580-1630)
                                                                                    Jim Millar, USA
Ave, Virgo sanctissima                                    Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
                                                                                    Jurica Petar Petrač, Croazia
Gaude Virgo, Mater Christi                                    Josquin des Prez (1450-1521)
                                                                                    Gabrielle Gaudreault, Canada           
Ave Verum                                                            Philip Stopford (b. 1977)
                                                                                    Matthew Guard, USA
Wenn ein starker Gewappneter                        Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
                                                                                    Chuck Woodward, USA
O Vos Omnes                                                            Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
                                                                                    Maria Abeshouse, USA
Ave Maria                                                            Daniel Elder (b. 1986)
                                                                                    Visa Yrjölä, Finland
Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist                        Johann Walter (1496-1570)
                                                                                    Jack Apperley, UK
O lux beata Trinitas                                               Ko Matsushita (b. 1962)
                                                                                    Sasho Tatarchevski, Macedonia
Ave, dulcissima Maria                                    Carlo Gesualdo (1561-1613)
                                                                                    Lauren Fowler-Calisto, USA
Howl Ye                                                            Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
                                                                                    Simon Carrington, Francia
Iesu dulcis memoria                                                Anon. (Sec. XI)
Baci soavi e cari                                                            Paolo Masnelli (1578-1613)
                                                                                                Mike Bunting, USA
Agneau de Dieu                                                            Rupert Lang (b. 1948)
                                                                                                John Guzik, Canada
(Quartetto: Gabrielle Gaudreault, MaryAnn Lasorsa,
Westin Sorrel, Ciprian Țuțu)
Hence stars, too dim of light                                                Michael East (1580-1618)
                                                                                                Jenna Havelin, USA
Light of my Soul                                                            Robert Pearsall (1795-1856)
                                                                                                Merrin Guice, USA
Die mit Tränen saën                                                            Johann Schein (1586-1630)
                                                                                                Caron Daley, Canada
Northern Lights                                                            Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
                                                                                                Heather Fetrow, USA
Kung Liljekonvalje                                                            David Wikander (1884-1955)
                                                                                                Ciprian Țuțu, Romania
Bogoroditse Devo                                                            Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
                                                                                                Westin Sorrel, USA
Das Mädchen                                                                        Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
                                                                                                Lorissa Mason, USA
                           (Solo: Clare Lawrence-Wills)
Forward (Mae-e)                                                            Kentaro Sato (b. 1981)
                                                                                                Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh, Irlanda
              (To the Victims of the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.)
Serenade                                                                        Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
                                                                                                Christian Jeub, Germania
Ecco mormorar l’onde                                                            Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
                                                                                                Jack Apperley, UK
Virga Jesse                                                                        Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
                                                                                                Simon Carrington, Francia
Director of Music Ministry Doris McNamara, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%rd 16AugGMT+0000 of Life Lutheran Church Director of Music Ministry (15-20 hours per week) 
Salary Range $20-25,000 (based on experience). 
Lord of Life, serving Farmington/Lakeville/Apple Valley/Rosemount in MInnesota, is seeking a church musician to provide musical leadership and enhance our worship experience.  Responsibilities include collaborating with the Pastor on the selection of music for worship; recruiting, organizing and supervising worship leaders and instrumentalists; overseeing and enhancing adult and children's music programs and playing for worship services.  Schedule of church services includes Sunday morning, midweek Lenten services and other festival services throughout the year.  We offer a competitive compensation and right of first refusal for weddings and funerals.  This position is targeted to begin late October.  A full job description and application can be found at  Applications will be accepted until Sept. 4, 2015 and should be forwarded to or via regular mail to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Pastor Jamie Thompson, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville, MN  55044.  Please call the church office at 952.953.4484 with any questions.
Belles Voix Studio Recording Stuart Scott, %23 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%rd 15AugGMT+0000 Voix releases a studio recording of A Contemporary Mass.
Sanctus/Agnus Dei
A Capella piece for festival vicki bosarge, %23 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%rd 13AugGMT+0000 am considering Hush somebody's calling my name for festival this year SAB. I would like to stay A Capella.  I need suggestions for a second piece for high school with mixed ability levels beginners to 4th year seniors. This is my first year with HS so I would like to be cautious and comfortable this year.   ]]>Accompanist - part-time Jennifer Dunn, %23 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%rd 15AugGMT+0000 Community United Methodist Church, a progressive Protestant Church ( seeks accompanist to practic and perform piano and/or organ music for Sunday worship and 4 special services.  Accompaniment includes, but is not limited to prelude, postlude and offeratory from classic and contemporary composers.  Provide accompaniment for congregational hymns and special services (Christmas Eve, December Cantata, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday).  Perform weekly choir and special guest accompanist duties including rehearsal and performance.  Experience with different musical styles desired.  Approximately 4-6 hr/week.  Salary negotiable based on experience, education and length of service.  Employment to begin next month. Please send inquiries to and ]]>Composition Spotlight - Power of nature Jack Senzig, %22 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%nd 5AugGMT+0000
(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.)  
Power of nature by Alwin Michael Schronen for SATB divisi a cappella (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
Level: Advanced High School or Higher
Uses: Winter Concert
Program Themes: Cold, Winter, Mountains, Snow, Overcoming Adversity
This Piece Would Program Well With: No Mark by Cecil Effinger available from JWPepper and Sheet Music Plus.
The word painting in this work is as clear as if scribed on canvas.  The distant and cold sound of the first few perfect intervals will give you a chill.  If I was rehearsing Power of nature I would have someone draw a pitch graph of the soprano line at “how faint the mountains” for the choir to get the feel for bringing out the nuance of such evocative lyrics. 
Power of nature is available here:
A note from the Composers of Choral Music Community:
Today, August 23, is the last day for you to vote on the works created in the Showcase Dare August 2015.   Winners will be announced next week. Vote here:
Loyola Marymount University Holds Choral Auditions Mary Breden, %23 %b %2015 %04:%Aug:%rd 4AugGMT+0000
Auditions for the 2015-2016 Loyola Marymount University Concert Choir will take place August 29-31 by appointment only in the university's music department.  An auditioned choral ensemble, the Concert Choir is open to members of the community as well as Loyola Marymount University students.  Prior choral experience is required.  
The Concert Choir offers singers instruction in a variety of choral repertoire (both shorter works and extended works with instrumental ensemble) with the focus on artistic and expressive singing in both rehearsal and performance settings. 
The seventy-voice ensemble meets from 7:10 to 10:10 p.m. Tuesdays in Murphy Recital Hall of the Fritz B. Burns Fine Arts Center at Loyola Marymount.  Rehearsals begin on September 1.  LMU Extension credit is available to singers.
For further information or to arrange an audition time, contact Dr. Mary Breden, Director of Choral Activities, at
Tenor Auditions - Constellation Men's Ensemble Lennie Cottrell, %23 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%rd 0AugGMT+0000 Men's Ensemble, a men's chamber choir based in Chicago, is holding tenor auditons over the next few weeks for our upcoming season!

Auditions for tenors will be held on Friday, August 28th from 6-9 PMSunday September 6th from 6-9 PM, and Friday September 11 from 6-9 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. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition time and to get any further information, please email

'Autumn' by Sherelle Eyles - Sherelle Eyles, %22 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%nd 23AugGMT+0000

New in 2015, this piece is a celebration of a Queensland Autumn in Australia.

Composed for SSA & Piano for Advanced Primary to Secondary School students, and suitable for Assemblies and Parades,

Eisteddfods and Choral Festivals. It teaches harmonic blending, question and answer techniques and contains some unison singing.

"Autumn, at sunrise, and the skies are so blue every day.

Hear the magpie call, butterflies like crystals in the sunlight,

Golden Autumn leaves are falling from the trees, currawongs at play

Wattles, dancing, swaying in the sunshine,

awakening the day’s menagerie* of life.

Days are getting colder and trees lose their leaves in the swift, cool winds,

The menagerie in my garden awaits the dawn.

It’s Autumn, feel the sunshine

And the skies are an amazing shade of blue, every day."  … Sherelle Eyles 

(*menagerie – a collection of animals or a zoological garden)

  • Duration – 3’37”
  • Tempo – Moderate and sweetly flowing
  • Key – Eb major
  • Range – Bb to high Eb
PAID Alto Sought for Brooklyn Church, Fall 2015 Benjamin Niemczyk, %22 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%nd 18AugGMT+0000 paid ALTO is needed for the professional/volunteer choir at the Oratory Church of Saint Boniface on Willoughby Street in Brooklyn for Fall, 2015.
Members of this mixed professional/volunteer chorus are responsible for learning their parts in advance of the Sunday morning rehearsal.  There is no midweek rehearsal. Repertoire consists of traditional music ranging from the 16th-21st centuries. 
Excellence is expected at all times. Christmas and Holy Week are mandatory.
The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Solid vocal technique
  • Excellent sight-reading ability
  • The ability to sing with straight-tone and blend
  • Church choral experience
  • Knowledge /experience of Plainsong and Gregorian Chant
Borrow or rent William Brakemeyer, %22 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%nd 17AugGMT+0000 Gloria and Te Deum vocal score
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Vivaldi and Mozart SATB ed. Martens published by Walton
Starting: September
For: Nine weeks
Copies: 30
Willing to rent: No
Adding additional singers and need more music
eVoco Voice Collective announces open Auditions for 2015-16 season David Fryling, %22 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%nd 15AugGMT+0000
The eVoco Voice Collective of Long Island has limited Tenor and Bass openings in the Mixed ensemble, and Soprano and Alto openings in the Women's Ensemble for the 2015-16 season.
Project info, rehearsal schedule, past concert excerpst, audition sign-up, and more available at
Accompanist, American Boychoir Myles Glancy, %22 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%nd 15AugGMT+0000



Title: The American Boychoir seeks a full-time accompanist.  




  • Qualified applicants will have a proven record of experience accompanying at the highest artistic level

  • Excellent piano, accompanying and sight-reading skills are required

  • Expertise playing a wide variety of musical styles is imperative

  • Proficiency with various keyboard instruments (continuo/organ) is a plus

  • The ability to read from open vocal scores is essential

  • Experience working in a Koday-based environment is a plus



  • National facility for working with young people in an educational environment



  • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment

  • Accompany the choir for all rehearsals (10+ hours per week)

  • Accompany the choir for all concerts and performances (75+ per year)

  • A minimum of 9 weeks travel per year

  • Work frequently includes nights and weekends

  • Regular national and international travel

  • Other duties as specified by the Artistic Director or General Manager according to the applicant’s strengths.  



  • Must work well with young children

  • Ability to work as a team player harmoniously with many departments

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Kind and nurturing disposition. A sense of humor is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Highly collaborative creatively


Additional needs:

  • May perform small administrative tasks in preparation for rehearsals and tours

  • Will oversee the 5 pianos on campus and coordinate regular tunings

  • Assist Tour Manager with general coordination of performances


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary plus benefits


Application Procedure:

Please send an email with the subject “Accompanist” including a cover letter and CV with three references. Links to video(s) of teaching and/or performances should be included, if available. Qualified candidates will be invited to audition with the choir during fall music camp at the start of the 2015-16 Season.  Interested applicants should submit resumes to by August 31, 2015. For more information, visit

Accompanist, American Boychoir Myles Glancy, %22 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%nd 15AugGMT+0000



Title: The American Boychoir seeks a full-time accompanist.  




  • Qualified applicants will have a proven record of experience accompanying at the highest artistic level

  • Excellent piano, accompanying and sight-reading skills are required

  • Expertise playing a wide variety of musical styles is imperative

  • Proficiency with various keyboard instruments (continuo/organ) is a plus

  • The ability to read from open vocal scores is essential

  • Experience working in a Koday-based environment is a plus



  • National facility for working with young people in an educational environment



  • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment

  • Accompany the choir for all rehearsals (10+ hours per week)

  • Accompany the choir for all concerts and performances (75+ per year)

  • A minimum of 9 weeks travel per year

  • Work frequently includes nights and weekends

  • Regular national and international travel

  • Other duties as specified by the Artistic Director or General Manager according to the applicant’s strengths.



  • Must work well with young children

  • Ability to work as a team player harmoniously with many departments

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Kind and nurturing disposition. A sense of humor is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Highly collaborative creatively


Additional needs:

  • May perform small administrative tasks in preparation for rehearsals and tours

  • Will oversee the 5 pianos on campus and coordinate regular tunings

  • Assist Tour Manager with general coordination of performances


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary plus benefits


Application Procedure:

Please send an email with the subject “Accompanist” including a cover letter and CV with three references. Links to video(s) of teaching and/or performances should be included, if available. Qualified candidates will be invited to audition with the choir during fall music camp at the start of the 2015-16 Season.  Interested applicants should submit resumes to by September 4, 2015. For more information, visit

Tour Manager, American Boychoir Myles Glancy, %22 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%nd 14AugGMT+0000



  • Coordinates all logistics for four major domestic/international tours and over 100 individual concerts every year:

    • Works closely with the Bookings Manager and General Manager after contractual details have been solidified

    • Communicates detailed preliminary budget information for all run-outs and tours to the Business Manager and President, outlining estimated costs and revenue for each engagement

    • Communicates closely with each concert presenter, ironing out all details regarding scheduling, needs of the Boychoir, meals, and host family coordination

    • Works closely with the Tour Tutor in solidifying a pre-tour education plan for all teachers and deciding on proper educational activities for members of the choir while on tour

    • Provides all tour staff, members of the music staff, and department heads with a minute-by-minute itinerary in a timely manner, outlining all academic and musical events, meals, hotel information, travel information, and host family information

    • Coordinates tour preparation and supervises members of the touring staff before and during tour

    • Interacts closely and communicates regularly with ABS parents, providing them with all necessary information regarding run-outs and tours

    • Books all travel arrangements for members of the touring staff and touring choir

    • Acts as the face of the American Boychoir while on the road, presenting the school in a professional, friendly, dedicated manner

    • Supervises 30-40 middle school boys over the course of 2-3 weeks at a time, serving as authority figure and supportive member of the touring staff

    • Assists other members of the touring staff, including the Music Director, Tour Tutor, and Proctor with various other jobs while on the road

    • Keeps detailed record of audience numbers for each engagement

    • Continuously updates various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) while on the road, keeping our online audience engaged throughout our touring process

  • Serves as constant liaison between the music department and the parent body, relaying any important scheduling and noteworthy information from the members of the department

  • Keeps strict inventory of recordings, income from recordings sales, and record of sales from the online store and from third party vendors

  • Handles the copyright process for all new recorded albums and keeps record of all rights obtained for previous recordings

  • Presents the American Boychoir to high-profile artists and musicians with a professional, engaging demeanor

  • Keeps record of membership dues and renewals to various choral arts organizations

  • Supervises the school's bus driver and handles correspondence with transportation agencies regarding registration, inspection, and proper upkeep of the bus

  • Engages fans of the American Boychoir through social media campaigns, keeping track of our presence on various social media outlets



  • FLEXIBILITY: ability to think fast and stay calm when the unexpected occurs

  • ENDURANCE: ability to remain consistent, strong, and enthusiastic over the course of a long, demanding tour

  • ENERGY: ability to present him/herself as calm, cool, and collected while displaying energy and enthusiasm amidst members of the choir, parents, presenters, and staff members

  • WELL-ROUNDEDNESS: ability and willingness to multitask and wear many hats

  • PASSION FOR THE ARTS AND THE MISSION: ability to see the magic in helping these boys build character through music-making and traveling

  • ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE SITUATIONS: problem-solving in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

  • TEAM PLAYER: Ability to work harmoniously with many departments

  • Must work well with young children

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Kind and nurturing disposition. A sense of humor is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Highly collaborative creatively


Application Procedure:

Please send an email with the subject “Tour Manager application” including a cover letter and CV with three references.  Interested applicants should submit resumes to by August 31, 2015. For more information, visit

Orchestration for Christmas choral Thomas H. Shellenberger, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%nd 13AugGMT+0000
I am looking for an orchestration for Christmas Calypso, the classic holiday choral by Gordon Krunnfusz. I am certain that I heard a choral/orchestral version years ago. If you have information about an orchestration  would you kindly contact me?  Thank you.
ALTO SOLOIST/SECTION LEADER Leon Reid, %22 %b %2015 %12:%Aug:%nd 12AugGMT+0000
Volunteer church choir with paid section leaders.
LOCATION: Stanwich Congregational Church, 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich, CT 06831
  • Thursday evenings, 90 minute rehearsal (7:00-8:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday mornings, pre-service rehearsal and service (8:00-10:30 a.m.)
  • Christmas Concert (December 5); Two Christmas Eve services (December 24); Spring Concert (TBA)
  • Prior vocal training
  • Strong sight-reading ability/skills
  • Congenial demeanor
  • Ability to blend vocally
For more information, contact Leon Reid at 917-608-4293 or email
Annual Youth Choral Festival Pam Tricamo, %19 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%th 23AugGMT+0000
The national award-winning Susquehanna Chorale will celebrate the transformative power of song at all ages in life as it presents this year’s annual Youth Choral Festival on Sunday, Nov. 22nd, at 4 p.m. at Messiah College’s High Center.
The concert will include performances by the Susquehanna the Youth Chorale, the Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale, and the Susquehanna Children’s Chorale.  It is a joy to see children of all ages sharing the love of singing. When children sing together, they draw a sense of power from the experience. This program provides a positive and nurturing environment in which all children can reach their full potential as choral singers … it is our hope that this experience will lead the children to enjoy a lifetime of singing. 
For more information visit:
Request to borrow/rent Carol Kozak Ward, %21 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%st 23AugGMT+0000 The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter
Starting: now
For: through mid-November 2015
Copies: 30
Willing to rent: No
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is interested in borrowing or renting 30 copies of Rutter's "The Lord Bless You and Keep You." If you have 30 copies available, please let me know via phone or email. Many thanks-
Carol Kozak Ward, Colorado Hebrew Chorale, (303)355-0232,
Need to borrow/rent Carol Kozak Ward, %21 %b %2015 %23:%Aug:%st 23AugGMT+0000 Best Of All Possible Worlds (from "Candide")
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Leonard Bernstein, arr. Robert Page
Starting: now
For: mid-November 2015
Copies: 30
Willing to rent: Yes
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale would like to borrow/rent 30 copies of "Best Of All Possible Worlds" (Bernstein, arr. R. Page) in conjunction with a collaborative performance being done in mid-November 2015. If you are able to loan these scores or interested in renting them, please be in touch via phone or email. Many thanks-
Carol Kozak Ward, Colorado Hebrew Chorale
High School Choral Position Michael Sanflippo, %21 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000 this for a friend, so please use this link if you are interested in applying or if you need more information:
Baritone section leader/soloist Rick Tripodi, %21 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000's Farms Congregational Church; Westport CT.  Professional quartet, mostly traditional music.  Volunteer choir of 15.  Require good sight reading capabilities, personable and able to interact with volunteer choir, musically flexible voice from Baroque to operatic character.  Thursday rehearsal (7:45 - 9:15PM); Sunday rehearsal at 9AM; service at 10AM.  Stipend: $75/event ($225 per week).  Additional services paid separately.  Convenient to train station. 
Please contact Rick Tripodi at
Development Director--The Crossing Steven Gearhart, %21 %b %2015 %18:%Aug:%st 18AugGMT+0000
The Crossing—a professional choir in Philadelphia, specializing in contemporary music—is seeking an experienced and highly motivated part-time Development Director to manage and grow a strong and sustainable program for institutional support. Reporting to The Crossing's Managing Director, and responsible for managing a small team of professional staff and volunteers, the Director will maintain and continue to cultivate existing relationships while forging new partnerships—from high-level individual donors, to foundations and institutions across the corporate sector—for the purpose of supporting our season. The Director will serve as the primary liaison to key leadership donors, as well as to foundation, community, and corporate leaders within the Philadelphia area and beyond, participating in executive-level cultivation of these constituents, and is responsible for keeping the institution’s name and achievements alive in the their minds.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in fundraising, communications or management strongly desired. A minimum of five years of experience in high-level fundraising, with demonstrated success in the cultivation, solicitation, and securing of major gifts. Must possess an understanding of the current philanthropic and public relations interests of individuals, foundations, and corporations, acquired through regular contact with those individuals and organizations. Leadership ability, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities, and to relate effectively to a wide range of constituencies and individuals.
In the 2015-16 season, The Crossing celebrates ten years of professional music-making dedicated to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commission, collaboration, community, and performances, including reprises of many commissions; performances in Philadelphia and New York City; collaborations with the International Contemporary Ensemble and the American Composers Orchestra; and over twenty-five world premieres.  
To apply, please submit your letter of interest and resumé to Steven Gearhart,
Boys & Girls Choir Director Jeff Kempskie, %21 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%st 17AugGMT+0000
Boys & Girls Choir Director (part-time)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill
Overview of the Position:
To provide leadership for the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Boys & Girls Choir (open to children in grades 1-8)
and to prepare them for participation in Sunday morning services 1-2 times per month.  This position begins
September 2015 and ends in December 2015, with a possible extension through early June 2016.

Required Competencies:
• Bachelor’s degree in Music (or in-progress)
• Demonstrated musical ability on a primary instrument or voice
• Basic keyboard proficiency and sight-reading skills
• Interest in teaching children music
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
• Interest working in an open, questioning, and progressive faith community.  While it is not necessary
  for applicants to be Christian, it is important that they respect the traditions of the Episcopal Church.
Specific Duties:
Each Sunday from early September through December (possibly extending to early June):
• Lead the weekly Boys & Girls Choir rehearsal (approximately 10:45am-11:45am
• Treat children with kindness and respect while remaining firm regarding behavioral issues
• Foster a positive relationship with parents
• Regularly communicate with the Director of Music (DOM) and volunteers regarding attendance,
  progress, issues with parents, etc.
• Help manage organization of choral music and folders as necessary
Additionally, 1-2 Times Per Month:
• Arrive prior to 8:30am to warm up and rehearse children in preparation for the 9:00 service
• Attend 9:00 service and conduct the Boys & Girls Choir anthem
• Attend part a Sunday School class to lead children in song and identify potential recruits
Other responsibilities:
• Attend one Safeguarding God’s Children class (Child Abuse Prevention training).
• Attend the annual September Boys & Girls Choir retreat (a one day event), collaborating with the
  DOM in rehearsing the choir and leading them in fun activities
• Supervise children during Advent Lessons & Carols and Evensong services (approx. 2-3 per year)
• Attend occasional meetings with DOM, Christian Education staff, Youth Director, and
  others as needed
Reports to: The Director of Music
Church Mission Statement: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is an open community, welcoming people
wherever they are on their faith journey. We celebrate the gifts of God that empower us to engage
boldly in the struggles of life and care for others with love, justice, and compassion.
Salary: $100 per week, paid bi-weekly. 
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume, via e-mail, to the Director of Music,
Jeff Kempskie, at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions?  Contact: Jeff Kempskie
• Email:
• Phone: 202.543.0053 x303
St. Mark’s is located at 301 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003.  The church is about a 9-minute walk
northeast of the Capitol South Metro station and a 15-minute walk south of Union Station.
Organist/Accompanist - Keene Unitarian Universalist Church Esther Rhoades, %21 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000
Organist/Accompanist—Keene Unitarian Universalist Church
The Keene Unitarian Universalist Church of Keene, NH is seeking an Organist/Accompanist to join our staff for the 2015-2016 church year. This is a 10 hour per week position from August 30, 2015 through June 19, 2016, with an additional four hour preparation time in August. Responsibilities include choosing and playing instrumental music at Sunday services and assisting the Choir Director by accompanying the choir at their weekly, Thursday evening rehearsals and the two services in which they sing each month. For more details, please see attached job description.
We are a growing (180 members) congregation that loves and appreciates its music. The Minister and Choir Director are enthusiastic and creative, the choir is committed and everyone is motivated to build the best possible program. Interested applicants should contact Music Committee Chair Matt Aversa at and provide a resume, references and any materials that would forward your candidacy.
Job Description
Major Function
The Organist/Accompanist is responsible for choosing appropriate music (excluding hymns) for the service in consultation with the Minister. This may include but is not limited to prelude, offertory, postlude, and other music for the service as requested. The Organist/Accompanist also will accompany the Adult Choir in rehearsals, services, and occasional musical events.
·       Accompany weekly Adult Choir rehearsals
·       Work with the Music Committee, the Choir Director and the Minister to obtain coverage when absent
·       Choose and prepare appropriate organ or piano music for Sunday services
·       Accompany the Adult Choir/Vocal Ensemble when they sing in Sunday services and at the Christmas Eve service
·       The Organist/Accompanist has the right of first refusal to perform, for an additional fee as accompanist at weddings, funerals, and memorial services where the need of an organist or pianist has been expressed. He/she will help suggest qualified substitutes if necessary.
·       Work closely with the Choir Director, Music Committee and Minister to promote a vibrant music program that serves the church community
·       Provide the Office Administrator with appropriate information for service music to include in the Order of Service
·       Report maintenance needs of the organ and piano to the Minister and/or Music Committee as needed
·       Attend Music Committee meetings upon request of the Music Committee Chair
·       Attend Staff Meetings and regularly scheduled meeting with supervisor
Reporting Relationship
The Organist/Accompanist reports to the Minister, who has overall responsibility for church worship services and health of the congregation, and collaborates with the Music Committee, who oversee and support the music program.
Performance Assessment
An annual evaluation and mid-year review, (or introductory review in the case of a new employee), will be conducted by the Minister using the review process developed by the Personnel Committee.
•                Strong organ/piano and accompanying skills required, choral background preferred
•                Strong communication and interpersonal skills
•                Ability to choose appropriate service music
•                Ability to establish a rapport with staff and volunteers involved in musical events and performances

O Fortuna - SATB, stringorchestra, percussion (piano) kirsten holwerda, %21 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%st 20AugGMT+0000 partiture, parts, pianoreduction
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Orff
Starting: as soon as possible
For: until january
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Can anybody help me finding a partiture, parts and pianoreduction of Carl Orffs 'O fortuna' from the Carmina Burana? 
I'm looking for an arangment for SATB chorus, stringorchestra, percussion (and piano)
Can anybody help me? 
Looking for Shout for Joy spiritual a cappella Ray Fahrner, %21 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000'm looking for an SATB (or div.) a cappella of the spiritual Shout for Joy, as in "Mary had a baby, shout for joy, born on a Chrisamas, shout for joy..."  I've checked cpdl and the usual sheet music online sites, to no avail.  Does anyone know of such an arrangement?  I wouldn't think this would be a challenge, but it is. 
Ray Fahrner
Sing with Z. Randall Stroope in Chicago's Historic Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center - April 2016 Bill Bergeman, %21 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%st 19AugGMT+0000 City Choral Festival
Z. Randall Stroope returns as Artistic Director for one of the great annual choral events in Chicago, the Windy City Choral Festival.  The ninth-annual festival will take April 14-16, 2016, and will feature choirs from across the United States joining together to sing en masse.  In addition to being part of the Windy City Festival Chorus, four choirs will be selected by audition to conduct stand-alone performances on stage during the finale concert.
Visit the festival website for repertoire, registration, schedule, and other participation information.
Z. Randall StroopeWindy City Choral Festival Concert
Sing with the Wellington Chorale Edward Palmer, %21 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%st 16AugGMT+0000 singers get Dr. Ed Palmer to tell you  all about this new quality group.
The Wellington Chorale
Rehearsal site is easily accessible from all directions; what you learn and enjoy
is worth the trip. " No one is too good for this experience," a tenor said..
Check Dr. Palmer's work on YouTube ; tag      Rossini   Palmer  1/2 and 2/2
Ed Palmer  561 659 3641    or send your resume to    
Clausen "Salutation to the Dawn" Mary Root, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000 anyone performed this piece?  I cannot find any recordings of it.  I am contemplating programming this work, and I have a score; I would like feedback on the work and any links to recordings.
SAB warm-up chorales vicki bosarge, %21 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%st 14AugGMT+0000 is my first year with high school choir and I would love some wonderful SAB chorales to warm up my group with and to also work with intonation.. Any suggestions that would accomodate 9-12 mixed ability groups? ]]>Hands of God ny Michael Austin Miller Michael Miller, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000

I composed Hands of God in honor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s 25th Anniversary as a denomination and dedicated it to Wm. Chris Boerger for his service to the NW Washington Synod as the former Bishop and former member of my congregation.  He is now the ELCA Church-wide Secretary.  It is appropriate for many Lutheran Festivals, Hymn Festivals, "Kick-Off Sunday," and especially  Reformation Sunday.

More recently, I created an orchestrated edition for the Installation of Timothy M. Smith, Bishop of the North Carolina ELCA Synod held September 12, 2015 at  Christ Lutheran   Church, Charlotte, NC.

The Verse and Chorus are singable, memorable, and the accompaniment is exciting and very doable.  Singers can usually sing it after one or two rehearsals.

For more information:

Cerddorion Announces Auditions for 2015-2016 Concert Season James John, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000

The Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble seeks exceptional singers of all voice parts for its 2015-2016 concert season. Now in its twenty-first year, Cerddorion is a highly selective chamber choir dedicated to adventurous programs that span the breadth of the choral repertoire, from medieval polyphony to newly commissioned works.

Cerddorion’s 2015-2016 repertoire will include music by Gesualdo and Tomkins, Janequin’s La Guerre, and Jeffrey Van’s setting of four Civil War poems by Walt Whitman for chorus and guitar (Fitful Flame:  Music of Love and War); an all-Josquin program (Josquin des Prez: Master of the Notes); works by Wilbye and Brahms, a world premiere by Los Angeles composer David Stern, and the winner(s) of Cerddorion’s fourth annual Emerging Composers Competition (Draw On, Sweet Night).

Artistic Director James John will hear prospective members at St. Ignatius of Antioch from 6 to 8:30 PM on Tuesdays, August 25 and September 1. If you would like to audition, please contact him by e-mail at Please be prepared to vocalize, sight-sing, and perform a solo piece of your choice. For more information, visit

Baritone Section Leader Andrew Monticello, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Aug:%st 15AugGMT+0000
Lead the Bass/Baritone section of Guardian Angel Church's Adult Choir. Practices are held on Thursday nights from 7:30pm - 9:00pm, warm-ups on Sunday mornings from 9:30am - 9:50am, and Masses on Sunday mornings from 10am - 11am. Pay is $30 per rehearsal, and $50 per mass ($80 per week). Section leaders must also be present at all Holy Day masses that the choir is scheduled to sing at (i.e. Christmas, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, etc.). Additional rehearsals before these major Holy Days are occasionally scheduled. If interested, please email with a copy of your resume and (if available) a YouTube link to you performing.
Cantores seeking a few good men! Carol Grey, %21 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%st 13AugGMT+0000 
Cantores, a small vocal ensemble (12-15 singers) performing primarily a cappella choral music from the 15th through 21st centuries, is looking for one or two Tenors and Basses/Baritones to round out the roster.  
Cantores is made up of a group of friends who love to sing – choral musicians all.   We are committed to excellence through choral performance.  Our members have a great deal of choral singing experience, are familiar with singing in various languages, have the ability to sight-read, learn music fairly quickly (we work on parts as needed), possess good vocal quality, and have the ability to adjust their sound as styles dictate. 
We rehearse weekly from 7:30-9:15 on Monday nights. We meet in the homes of some of our members (as well as other locations) on Philadelphia’s Main Line, making about equal amounts of music and fun.    
Our repertoire is drawn from madrigals, anthems, love songs, folk songs, spirituals, octavos,  jazz arrangements and occasional popular music in settings for two to eight voice parts.  We prepare one or two programs a year and give most of our concerts in area churches and retirement communities. 
The current program is called Music that’s truly for the Birds.  It is a varied program from Renaissance madrigals to vocal jazz covering all sorts of pieces that include or describe birds.  Included will be music of Orlando di Lasso, Orlando Gibbons, Clement Janequin, John Bartlet, Felix Mendelssohn, Maurice Ravel, and Lennon and McCartney, plus others. 
Previous programs have included Heart & Soul: Songs Sacred, Sentimental, and Silly including sacred and secular pieces from the 15th - 17th, and 20th centuries; Comings and Goings, music describing the comings and goings of our lives; A Grand Night for Singing; Music of the Four Seasons; A Celebration of Love, madrigals to vocal jazz; A Celebration of Psalms, psalm settings from Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the Americas; and From Dusk to Dawn, with selections describing things that transpire during the night.   
For additional information, please see our website ( and/or contact the director, Carol Grey, at or 267-847-4314. 
Choral Accompanist Dawn Coker, %21 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%st 13AugGMT+0000
LaGrange College is seeking a part-time choral accompanist to support 3 rehearsals per week, totaling 3.5 hours and to accompany approximately 3-4 choral performances per semester, with some performances on Sunday mornings.  A schedule of performances will be available at the beginning of each semester.  The successful candidate should be able to play the piano with professional quality; support rehearsals by playing both choral parts and accompaniments; play in a variety of musical styles and lead sectionals during rehearsals when needed.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, visit
LaGrange College is a private comprehensive college located about one hour southwest of Atlanta. For more information about the college, visit our Web site at
LaGrange College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Opening for 1 tenor and 1 bass. Joseph Ripka, %21 %b %2015 %13:%Aug:%st 13AugGMT+0000 Calvary Choir School currently has 2 open positions. (tenor & bass) The School inlcudes adults (men & women) and children and youth (age 5-18) and is affilated with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and operates as a semi-professional choir.  The choir rehearses once per week on Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and sings approximately two Sunday morning services per month, and 1-2 evening services per month.  The successful candidates will have a love of choral music, particularily in the Anglican tradition, good sightreading skills, fine quality of tone, and the ability to blend well.  The candidates will be joining a group of 10 schola members (ATB) which includes paid professionals and very good volunteer singers.  Please contact Joseph Ripka for an audition/interview.  More information about the choir can be found at and at ]]>Sing with Raincross Chorale in Riverside William Brakemeyer, %21 %b %2015 %05:%Aug:%st 5AugGMT+0000 Chorale begins its seventeenth season on September 1 and holds "open seating" at the first two rehearsals for any singers who are strong in music reading and would like to join the chorale.  Raincross sings three terms during the year. Term one concludes with an internationall broadcast service in Loma Linda and a concert with orchestra in Riverside.  Term two includes presentation of an Anglican Evensong as part of the Dickens Festival in Riverside.  Term three concludes with participation in the Temecula Valley Choral Festival and a concert of Songs from Broadway with presentation of vocal scholarship recipients.  Raincross Chorale will be joined by members of Riverside Master Chorale this year and is particularly interested in adding men.  Rehearsals are held Tuesday eveings 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Victoria Presbyterian Church in Riverside. Further information is available from the president Mary Ellen Gruendyke 951-640-3935 or membership chairperson Sandy Tarmo at 951 688-8150 or 951-836-0760. ]]>Chicago Women's Choir Seeks Singers! Melissa Grant, %21 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%st 0AugGMT+0000 Voices of Chicago (no Nordic heritage is required!!!) is seeking singers for the 2015/2016 season.  We rehearse in Logan Square on Wednesday nights and perform in the city and Evanston.  We're specifically in need of altos and second sopranos, but any singer is welcome to message me.  We're a group of fun, smart women who love to sing together!  ]]>The Silver Stars are in the Sky - Score request Hector Mayo, %21 %b %2015 %00:%Aug:%st 0AugGMT+0000
Hi, I'm looking for the score of this piece. Does anyone can tell me were can
i get it?  Thanks in advance for your answer.
ReSounding Ryerson - featuring Elektra Women's Choir, EnChor, Ryerson Church Choir, Vancouver Bach Children's Chorus Bruce Hoffman, %20 %b %2015 %22:%Aug:%th 22AugGMT+0000’s classical music ensembles have been in love with the acoustics at Ryerson United Church for 80 years. Did you know the CBC Vancouver Orchestra used to record in this heritage stone church?  Ryerson is now home to some of Vancouver’s leading choirs and the venue for dozens of public performances each year, from Chor Leoni, Elektra Women’s Choir, EnChor, the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus, and the Vancouver Chamber Choir to the bands and choirs of Magee Secondary School and international touring ensembles. 


Plans are afoot to make Ryerson an even better facility for community-based performers and audiences for generations to come.  Show your support by attending ReSounding Ryerson, a fundraising concert directly benefiting a new umbrella choral society and in support of Ryerson’s mission of Enriching Lives Through Faith, Community, and the Arts. Hear Elektra Women’s Choir, EnChor, the Ryerson Church Choir, and the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus in this superb acoustic as they sing in celebration of Ryerson’s bright future.


Tickets $35 available through TicketsTonight 604.684.2787 ext 2

SING!!! With the Hudson Valley Chorale (Rockland County, NY) Regina Faraldo, %20 %b %2015 %21:%Aug:%th 21AugGMT+0000
The Hudson Valley Chorale is recruiting singers for our 2015-16 season. We will be preparing for two concerts this season – a Winter Concert in January featuring LOVE in its varied forms, typified by the Bridal Chorus from Wagner’s Lohengrin, Vaughn Williams’ In Windsor Forest, The Humming Chorus from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and capping off with medleys from Lerner & Lowe’s My Fair Lady, and Show Boat by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein.
The Spring Concert in May will showcase Faure’s much-loved Requiem as well as Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of Brother James’ Air, and culminate with Vaughn Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region.
Our first rehearsal will be on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. Our rehearsal space is also our concert venue – the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary at the Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY.
If you love singing and wish to try a varied repertoire, come join us.
If you would like more information, please call:
(845) 598-6749 or email
Please visit our website at
Now accepting singers of all ages! Juan Mesa, %20 %b %2015 %20:%Aug:%th 20AugGMT+0000 Mary's Church in Holliston MA (Boston MetroWest) is calling singers of all ages to come join our fantastic program! We are affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music in America, and our Children and Youth Choirs are fully participant in the "Voices for Life" curriculum. Our Children's Choir consists of children grades 4-7, our Youth Choir of youth grades 7-12, and our Adult Choir accepts members of all ages. Our repertoire consists of mostly traditional music, our Children and Youth choirs sing weekly unison and SA anthems, while our Adult Choir sings SATB anthems. All choirs meet September - June. For more information, please contact music dicrector Juan A. mesa at mesaja (at) gmail (dot) com. Check us out at  ]]>Music Director, Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, NY David Aja-Sigmon, %20 %b %2015 %19:%Aug:%th 19AugGMT+0000
General Responsibilities: A collaborative leader and gifted musician is desired to lead our diverse church.
Principal duties:
  1. Direct the choirs (2), soloists, and congregation during the 11 a.m. Sunday service.
  2. Practice with the chamber choir once during the week and also on Sunday morning at 9am.  Practice with the chancel choir on Sundays at 10am.
  3. Collaborate with both the pastor and leaders within the choirs in musical selection and vision.
  4. Play holiday non-Sunday services: Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, and Good Friday.
  1. Ability to lead a choir.
  2. Play organ and piano.
  3. Church experience preferred.
  4. Openness to different types of music
Salary $16,000 (negotiable based on Church and/or Choral experience)
2 weeks of paid vacation
Please send resumes to or
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church
6753 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
You can also contact us with questions: 718-836-0681.
TUMBALALAYKA - SATB a cappella setting of the popular Yiddish folkson Michael Kaulkin, %20 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 choral setting of the popular Yiddish folksong employs the use of instrument-like sounds imitating the strumming of the balalayka, a Russian folk instrument similar to a guitar, and contrasts the upbeat “Tumbalalayka” refrain with dark harmonic colors and occasional smooth polyphonic textures.
SATB, medium difficulty, about 2'30"
Music is available for perusal and purchase via Swirly Music
Kirkland Choral Society - Operations Manager Glenn R. Gregg, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000

Kirkland Choral Society is seeking an Operations Manager. This is a contract position (20-25 hours/month) with a flexible schedule and real potential for growth and impact. KCS, a 90-voice community chorus near Seattle, WA, has been steadily growing in numerical and artistic strength over the past decade, and the contributions from the person in this role will hopefully facilitate our continued growth and evolution.


The job description is available upon request; if you or someone you know is interested or has questions, please feel free to contact our Board President, Stuart Jennings at

Elijah Oratorio - 10 vocal scores for $10ppd Paul Husby, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000, An Oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn: 10 well-worn vocal scores (7" x 10", G Schirmer);  spines are taped, two are missing covers, but all are usable.  $10 includes postage USA.
Also, check my spreadsheet for a wide variety of sacred, pop, Broadway and classical choral music at:
​SATB, SSA, TTBB and more - click on the tabs at the bottom (sometimes at top) for the various types
Kirkland Choral Society auditions Glenn R. Gregg, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Kirkland Choral Society Announces Open Auditions for the 2015-16 Season
Kirkland Choral Society is seeking experienced singers in all voice ranges for the upcoming 2015-16 performance season. Considered one of the Seattle area's premier symphonic choirs, KCS performs a wide variety of genres with emphasis on large-scale choral masterworks and significant works by contemporary composers.
                Currently numbering 90+ singers, the choir is looking to expand membership to over 100 voices. Our 2015 - 2016 season, announced below, will include KCS’s fourth annual collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest orchestra for Beethoven’s 9th symphony at Benaroya Hall, as well as an exciting concert in May featuring a newly commissioned masterwork by superstar choral composer Ola Gjeilo.
                KCS is committed to creating a quality experience not only for our audiences but also for our singers, providing opportunities to socialize and enjoy the process of creating music together. Join a great group of people and a terrific maestro for our exciting set of concerts for the 2015-2016 season. KCS rehearses Wednesday evenings in Kirkland, September through May.
                Please email to arrange an evening audition appointment. Auditions times are available August 25 & 26 or by appointment.
Kirkland Choral Society’s 2015-16 Concert Season
October 2015: Greater Seattle Choral Consortium Festival at St. Mark’s Cathedral
December 2015: Bach at Bastyr -- Bach Magnificat and Songs for the Holidays
February 2016: Love Songs -- A Valentine’s weekend program on the theme of love
March 2016: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony -- with Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra at Meany Hall
May 2016: Luminous: The Music of Ola Gjeilo -- including a commissioned world-premiere
High School Choral Accompanist Aleks Zivanovic, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000 North High School is looking to hire a part-time choral accompanist.  Schedule can be flexible in the equivalent of 3 days per week and 5 concerts per school year.  Experience accompanying is preferred.  Extra opportunities to accompany chamber ensembles, musical, etc are available.  
For questions or more information please contact Aleks Zivanovic at
Director of Music Glenna Shepherd, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
JOB TITLE:   Director of Music Ministries (Part-time)
                      Pleasant Hill Community Church United Church of Christ
                      Pleasant Hill, TN
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Start Date:     September 2015 or ASAP
Contact:         Rev. Glenna Shepherd, Minister (
Pleasant Hill Community Church - an Open and Affirming, Whole Earth, Just Peace, Global Mission congregation of the United Church of Christ - seeks a part-time Director of Music Ministries to lead our vibrant music program.
Pleasant Hill Community Church is located on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, about an hour west of Knoxville, TN.  The village of Pleasant Hill is also the site of Uplands Village, a UCC-affiliated continuing care retirement community.
This is a part-time, salaried position.
Salary range (for fifteen to twenty hours per week) is from $15,000 - $20,000, based on education, skills, and experience.  Amount of vacation, health insurance stipend, and relocation reimbursement are negotiable.
PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:  The Director of Music Ministries works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Minister to develop, create, and sustain the music and worship programs of the church.
Direct the Sanctuary Choir, including weekly rehearsals, rehearsals for special events, and Sunday morning worship.
Encourage the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of music ministry participants.
Recruit and encourage new participants from the congregation and the larger community.
Play for Sunday morning worship and for special services.
Serve as a vital part of the Worship Team, including weekly creative and fun planning sessions and long-range planning.
With the Worship Team, plan, coordinate, and organize music for special occasions, such as Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, weddings, funerals and other special services.
Work with the Senior Minister to plan and implement monthly Taizé services, weekly Thursday morning communion services, and other occasional alternative worship experiences.
Recruit, schedule and rehearse with soloists and ensembles.
Interface with the Uplands Community Ensemble and encourage their occasional participation in worship.
Direct the adult Handbell Choir, including weekly rehearsals, rehearsals for special events, and monthly participation in Sunday morning worship.
In consultation with the Senior Minister and the Worship Team, prepare and administer the annual music budget (salaries, choir and handbell music, music for worship, repairs and maintenance of instruments).
Oversee maintenance of the music library, instruments, equipment, and supplies.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in music, Master’s preferred.
Strong conducting skills.
Excellent keyboard skills - piano and organ.
Knowledge of and experience in sacred choral music.
Experience in planning traditional and/or blended worship.
Skills in motivating and inspiring music participants.
A commitment to the progressive church, including an understanding of and commitment to the use of inclusive language and progressive/liberal theology.
Please send letter of interest, resume, and references to Rev. Glenna Shepherd:
Philomusica Concert Choir Auditions Faith Knabe, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Aug:%th 17AugGMT+0000
Philomusica Concert Choir Auditions
Philomusica Concert Choir is holding auditions on Monday nights August 31, September 14, 21, 28, and October 5 and 12, 2015 for its December 2015 concerts.  Auditions will be held after rehearsals at The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ.  
We welcome good singers in all parts, especially tenors and basses.  Please go to the “auditions” tab at for additional information about setting up an audition and what you can expect at the audition.  Prospective auditioners should come to a rehearsal at 7:30 pm and either sing in or listen.  If you would like to audition, speak to the President about setting up an audition either that night at 10 pm, or on a different Monday night listed above.  You may also email Philomusica or call to set up an audition.  
The 2015 December 5th and 6th concerts Christmas Garlands will include William Mathias’ “Ave Rex”, several different arrangements of “Ave Maria” and “O Magnum Mysterium”, several familiar carols and Conrad Susa’s “A Christmas Garland” with audience participation.
For further information call 888.744.5668, email, or visit   Like us on Facebook.
RTB: 50 copies of Gorecki "Amen" Timothy Newton, %20 %b %2015 %16:%Aug:%th 16AugGMT+0000 Gorecki "Amen" SATB divisi
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Henryk Gorecki
Starting: September 1, 2015
For: December 20, 2015
Copies: 50-60
Willing to rent: No
Does anyone have roughly 50 copies of Henryk Gorecki's "Amen"? The ten-page acap octavo is over $7 per copy and makes purchasing it prohibitive on a state school budget. I am willing to pay all shipping costs.Thanks for any help you might help directing me toward someone who already has it in their library.
Tim Newton
Director of Choral Activities
SUNY Oneonta
Pedagogy for the 8-13 year old girl Samantha O'Brien, %20 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000!
I am just starting to teach private voice lessons, and would like some advice. So far I have two students - one is 11 and the other about 8 years old. They are both girls who have interest in pop music but would like a classical foundation. I am classically trained but began singing in college... I am a little unsure as to how detailed I should be when it comes to all of the basic concepts - posture, breath, diction, etc. I already had my first lesson with the 11 year old and feel that I probably overwhelmed her. Any tips for making things seem easier than the actually are, or just keeping things simple?
Thanks so much,
5th year Music Education major
Holst Christmas Day- Options for Orch Lauren Peithmann, %20 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 anyone performed the Holst "Christmas Day" with orchestra? We have the option to perform this work with instrumentalists, and can't decide what would be better:
1. Perform with string orchestra only
2. Perform with string orchestra, add percussion from full score
3. Perform with string orchestra, add percussion from full score, and have organist play reduction from choral score
4. Or just hire full orchestra (don't really have the funds for this...would be a stretch) 
Thanks in advance!
Staff Singer positions, Immanuel on the Green Jack Burnam, %20 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000
Staff Singer positions are open for one alto and one soprano with the Choir of Immanuel Church on the Green, New Castle, Delaware. Seeking musicians with strong reading skills, vocal versatility, and excellent ensemble instincts; our choir is strongly committed to Anglican choral tradition, in a parish with high expectations in liturgy and music. Thursday 7 pm rehearsal, Sunday 10 am Mass (9:15 call), plus a number of Evensongs and feastdays as scheduled; $50/call. Contact choirmaster Jack Burnam: or 302-559-9696.
Accompanist - Cecil Township, PA Gary Chorpenning, %20 %b %2015 %14:%Aug:%th 14AugGMT+0000 time Accompanist (Pianist/Organist) needed to accompany congregational singing and to provide service music for worship.

Primary responsibilities:
1. Select, plan, and play service music (prelude, offertory, and postlude) for the second Sunday morning worship service as well as hymns selected by the Pastor.
2. Prepare and accompany occasional special services - Lent, Thanksgiving Eve, and Christmas Eve as well as others agreed upon in consultation with the Pastor.
3. Consult with the Music Director.
4. Communicate regularly with the Pastor and Church Staff.
Those interested should please contact Pastor Gary at 
Baritone section leader/soloist Rick Tripodi, %20 %b %2015 %12:%Aug:%th 12AugGMT+0000's Farms Congregational Church; 71 Hillandale Road; Westport, CT
Professional quartet and volunteer choir of 15. Great classical music tradition with accompanying extra musicians (string quartet, harp, brass, etc.) on special occasions.  Must have great sight reading skills and vocal qualities that can blend but can also be 'operatic' when required.  Friendly, welcoming church congregation who really do appreciate great music.
Job requirements: Thursday rehearsal 7:30 - 9PM; Sunday rehearsal 9AM; Service 10AM.  Stipend: $75 per 'event' -- $225 per week. Extra services Christmas Eve, no Christmas day services. Must provide a substitute if not available for a rehearsal or Sunday service.
Please contact RIck Tripodi: to arrange an audition.