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 .
AUDITIONS - Paid
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is holding auditions FOR ALL VOICEPARTS on Thursday, Mar. 19 from 7-10PM, location TBA. The audition will consist of vocalizing for range and timbre, a prepared piece which will be e-mailed one week beforehand, rhythmic and melodic sight singing, a blending exercise, and a mini-interview if time allows.
C4 is a semi-professional choir that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning both as a presenting ensemble and an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. It is one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last 25 years. The repertoire is challenging and requires members to have excellent musicianship skills and sight reading ability. Singers should have choral experience and a strong interest in contemporary music.
The group performs three concert cycles per season, and a small honorarium is paid to members for each cycle. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 PM with few exceptions. In addition to the Thursday rehearsals, the group will also rehearse approximately two Saturdays each cycle.
Those interested in setting up an audition, please e-mail by Mar. 8, with a copy of your resume and a short statement describing why you are interested in performing in a contemporary choral collective. Initiating contact after Mar. 8 will reduce the chance of your being given a slot. Visit www.c4ensemble.org/ for more information about the group and audio samples.
The Princeton Festival: Baroque Chorus Auditions in Boston
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 .
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.