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The Parish Church
Waltham St Lawrence
Waltham St Lawrence Parish Church is looking for a competent organist, with capabilities / experience equivalent to ABRSM grade 7+ or thereabouts.
To play for one 10am Common Worship service per week, monthly 6pm Choral Evensong, and occasional seasonal offices; plus weddings and funerals (for additional fees).
To work with the existing Choirmaster, accompanying the small SATB choir at Thurs rehearsals and services.
To record organ accompaniments for 'Virtual Voices' extended choir, and hymns/voluntaries for online services when necessary e.g. due to Covid restrictions.
Might also suit an intermediate organ student - assistance with tuition available subject to negotiation.
Full information pack available on enquiry with service / music lists and local profile.
Pleasant and friendly church in small village with central churchmanship; music is mainly traditional, with some more contemporary.
Strong choral tradition in the parish. Separately-run Junior Choir for ages 5-10.
Father Willis 2-manual and pedal organ (c 1860) in a good state of repair.
Attend Choir practice on Thursday evening to accompany.
Collaborate / assist the Choirmaster on the general organisation of music in church, and be prepared to deputise when he is on holiday.
Opportunity to get involved in arranging concerts in church, our annual choral festival, and other musical events.
Contact address - Simon Shaw, W St L Choirmaster, Barn Cottage, West Drive, Hurst, Reading RG10 0ST
Do call for an exploratory chat.