AUDITIONS - Paid
SOPRANO and TENOR section leaders needed
The section leader position is an independent contractor position, without benefits. Both positions are available as of August 15.
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull, CT, has an established traditional church music program. The choir is composed of around 35 singers, including four professional section leaders (SATB). The choir sings high quality literature ranging from Gregorian chant and polyphony through 21st century repertoire. Section leaders are expected to work well with volunteers, be able to lead sectionals, and have evenness of tone, impeccable intonation and ability to sing straight tone when needed. Although most literature is available ahead of time, excellent sight-reading skills are a must.
Section leaders are required to sing for the following:
• Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.30pm (September through mid-June: Corpus Christi)
• Sunday duties: 10.30am High Mass with 10:00am rehearsal.
• Extra services: Thanksgiving Service (Tuesday before Thanksgiving), Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Confirmation Mass (usually on a Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm), Tenebrae Service (Wednesday of Holy Week), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Vespers on a Sat. afternoon at 4:00pm, and occasional Tridentine Masses during the year (Sundays at 2:30pm with a rehearsal at 1:00pm).
• Other opportunities for additional income: cantoring for funerals, weddings, and other weekend masses.
Compensation: negotiable/based on experience (some services pay more than others)
Minimum required education: BM (Vocal Performance. Choral conducting experience is a plus)
Preferable: MM in Vocal Performance
The Cathedral of St. Patrick, located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, is currently seeking a bass/baritone section leader. Under normal procedures, Cathedral Choir sings on Sundays at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. There are additional liturgies at Christmas, during the Easter Triduum (Holy Week), and other times as announced. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm-9:15pm from September until mid-June. Sunday morning call time is 10am. Extra rehearsals may be called occasionally. The stipend would be $45 per call. Requirements would include good sight singing skills, excellent intonation, an ability to sing in Latin and English, good leadership and pastoral sensitivity skills, and willingness to informally coach/advise volunteer section members. Singers with an interest in Gregorian chant and polyphony are especially encouraged to apply.
Currently the Cathedral Choir is following special protocols due to the ongoing health crisis. After a two month hiatus in the spring of 2020, the choir resumed singing with cautionary steps in place: singing in small groups of no more than 6, spaced 10-ft apart and with face coverings. The choral groups are currently singing alternately for the 5:30pm Saturday evening Mass and 9am Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s. We are hoping to resume a normal schedule as soon as possible.
The Ember ensemble has immediate openings for one high soprano, one low bass, and one tenor for our May concert called “Voices of the Earth,” featuring the commissioned premiere of Eric Banks’ Famous Last Words, based on the award-winning book by Jared Diamond, Collapse. Singers interested in auditioning for these chairs are invited to reach out asap here.
Ember is an 8-part SATB ensemble for experienced singers who read music well. The ensemble stands out for its programming, which focuses on telling a meaningful story over the course of a full concert season. Artistic Director Deborah Simpkin King is well known for her new music advocacy and extensive collaboration with living composers.
Ember is now celebrating its 25th anniversary season with the theme of “Listening” — listening to each other with civility; listening to our own internal voices, and those often considered to be “on the fringe;” listening to the earth and to the universe; considering what lessons we can learn as we heighten our awareness and ability to listen on multiple levels. Remaining concerts of the season will be on May 16/17. To learn more about us, please visit our website, EmberEnsemble.org.
Searching for a Bass section leader for a volunteer choir (Roman Catholic) of 30 in Westfield, New Jersey. Weekly Rehearsal commitment is Wednesday from 7-9pm, Service each Sunday at 11am (10:20am call). Lead sectional rehearsals as needed.
Compensation commensurate with experience. Stipend per rehearsal and service.
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The Pocono Concert Chorale seeks qualified tenor and alto section leaders for a performance of Brahms Requiem (in English) on Sunday afternoon, April 26 in Stroudsburg, PA, as well as 3-4 prior rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm. Each section leader is expected to be already thoroughly familiar with the Requiem, and to provide a solid vocal presence and musical leadership. Pay is competitive, determined by qualifications and availability. For further information or to arrange an appointment, please contact Dr. James Maroney at .