The Princeton (NJ) Festival (princetonfestival.org) seeks choral and solo singers to fill paid positions in its professional Baroque chorus. The chorus will perform works of George Frideric Handel with the festival Baroque orchestra on Friday, June 26, 2020. All singers must be available for rehearsals and coachings during the prior week.
St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, Southborough, MA is seeking a cantor. The Mass schedule is 9am and 11am on Sundays. Additional singing responsibilities also include Holy Days of Obligation, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, weddings and funerals.
Applicants must be familiar with the Catholic Rite, knowledgeable in chant and traditional hymnody of the Catholic Church. There are no weekly rehearsals. Cantors are expected to arrive for mass warm-up already prepared with in a binder.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, New York, is looking for a pro Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass to augment our small choir on Palm Sunday. You must be able to sing straight tone. Rehearsal and service at 8:45 and 10:00 AM, respectively; compensation is $100. Ardsley is 20 miles from Manhattan, an easy drive or trip on Metro North. Contact Larry Wolf at 914-450-8467 or .
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts send bravos and hearty congratulations to The American Prize laureates, the HOUSTON CHAMBER CHOIR and music director ROBERT SIMPSON on winning a Grammy Award last evening (January 26, 2020) for Best Choral Performance: “Durufle: Complete Choral Works.”
In 2015, the Houston Chamber Choir received The American Prize for Choral Performance and Robert Simpson received the Prize in the Choral Conducting category.
As we have written previously about Roomful of Teeth and other TAP laureate Grammy Award winners and nominations: “but first they won The American Prize…”
So proud of you all!
RE: SECTION LEADER POSITIONS
Openings are currently available for:
The Music Ministry at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC offers a vibrant, diverse musical experience to its members. Section leaders are contracted to serve as soloists as needed, and in ensemble with our 80-voice Chancel Choir, 24-voice a cappella Chamber Singers, and as needed in our other six adult vocal ensembles. Regular attendance at weekly rehearsals, as well as two to three Sunday worship services each week, is expected. These positions are open to college undergraduates as well as seasoned professionals. Competitive pay rates are offered.
Highlights of our Chancel Choir’s activities have included leading worship at Duke Chapel, Wesley Chapel (London), and Evensong at Bristol Cathedral (UK). Making their European debut in the summer of 2013, followed by a second tour in 2015, the Chancel Choir presented full concerts at Christ Church (Oxford), Bristol Cathedral, and Bath Abbey in the United Kingdom, Salzburg Cathedral and St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Vienna) in Austria, and St. Giles Church (Nymburk) and The Church of the Holy Savior (Prague) in the Czech Republic. In 2016, the choir performed Haydn’s Creation, which included the commissioning of seven new pieces of art, representing the seven days of creation, in support of UMAR, a United Methodist organization which works with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2017, the choir mounted a production of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass of Peace, with chamber orchestra and lighting effects, which they took on the road to The Riverside Church of the City of New York. Most recently, the choir completed a nine day tour of Scotland, with performances at Iona Abbey and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. A trip to Italy is planned for May 2021. The Music Ministry has released a professional quality CD and has other CD releases planned. Each year our ministry offers free Christmas Concerts with a 100+ voice choir and full symphony orchestra for an audience of over 1500.
Formal vocal training
Strong sight-singing skills
A collaborative spirit
Formal diction training
a cappella choral experience
For more information, or to submit a resumé and references, please contact:
For an example of our Chamber Singers performances, view this YouTube video.