St. Peter’s Church, London Docks, seeks to engage with immediate effect a tenor choral scholar, who will play a vital part in the rapidly-developing musical life of the church.
We aim to attract somebody who will enjoy helping an East End church to punch above its weight musically, and who sees the value of quality Parish music-making. The post might suit an able Year 11-13 pupil, somebody with aspirations to University Choral Scholarships, a University student or a recent graduate.
The scholar will support our main adult choir in providing motets, hymns, psalms, congregational and choral mass settings as part of our worship.
This will involve singing at 36 services per year, as set by the Director of Music, with negotiation for academic commitments and holidays. These services will usually be Sunday morning masses, with preceding rehearsal, but occasional weekday evenings will also feature. You may be asked to attend rehearsals on a Thursday evening, depending on your sight-reading proficiency.
We seek somebody:
- Reliable, punctual, well-presented and up-to-date with email contact
- Confident to sing one-per-part with accuracy, either through developed reading skills or good preparation
- Confident to sing unaccompanied and willing to cantor as required
- Able to blend well, with a clean, choral voice
- Relaxed and friendly, with the right temperament to support an un-auditioned Parish choir
- With some experience in choral singing, ideally in church music
- An honorarium in the region of £1,000 p/a will be set
- You will benefit from the chance to explore a wide range of church music under the guidance of an experienced choir leader
- For the right person, the opportunity may arise to sing in a selective chamber choir on occasion, with an emphasis on unaccompanied choral mass settings. This would be excellent preparation for University choral scholarships or similar.
Candidates with organ or keyboard ability will also have the opportunity to develop these, should they wish, but this is by no means essential.
Applicants should email a statement of 250-350 words outlining their suitability to Jonathan Pease (email@example.com). Any applicant aged 18 or under should provide a brief statement of permission from a parent or legal guardian. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an audition and/or a trial service.