Career Opportunities

Alto and Tenor Section Leaders

Central Presbyterian Church, a progressive and inclusive downtown congregation, seeks alto and tenor section leaders for its Chancel Choir to lead during Wednesday Night rehearsals and Sunday Morning services. The choir sings in services from September through May.

Responsibilities

  • Provide singing leadership at all Wednesday Night (7:00-9:00) rehearsals, Sunday morning Services (9:30-11:45), and occasional Saturday rehearsals.
  • Perform solo pieces through the season as asked.
  • Perform solos as part of larger works with choir, including for the 2019-2020 season Bach’s cantata “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” BWV 106 (sung in German), and Duruflé’s Requiem.
  • Occasionally sing as part of a quartet or other small ensemble.
  • Lead regular sectional rehearsals.
  • Take attendance of section at all rehearsals and services and follow up with members with an unexpected absence in coordination with the music director.
  • Take detailed notes on music during rehearsal, and communicate those to any absent member in the section.
  • Occasionally lead full-choir warm-ups and/or rehearsals in absence of director.
  • Occasionally create rehearsal tracks for home-rehearsal of members of the section.
  • If absent from a rehearsal or service, coordinate a competent substitute.

Requirements:

  • Excellent sight reading skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Comfortable singing in a wide variety of styles and languages.
  • Familiarity with vocal pedagogy and diagnosing and correcting common issues.
  • Will not miss more than 3 Sunday Services and 3 rehearsals per 4-month season.
  • Must be available: 9/21, 10-4 (choir retreat); 11/3, morning (Bach Cantata); 12/24 5:30pm-8:30 (Christmas Eve service); 3/8, morning (Duruflé Requiem); 4/12, morning (Easter Service).

Compensation:

  • $60 per call
  • Additional pay for choir retreat, Christmas Eve, Easter, and for major works with solos.

Please send resume and any recordings or other media to Wil Smith, director of music at wil@centraldenver.com by 8/15/19.

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