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Singers Services / opportunities

Summit, NJ church seeks alto, tenor and bass staff singers
St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), Summit, NJ, has openings for alto, tenor and bass staff singers for the 2024-2025 program year. Regular call times are Sunday 10:00-11:45 AM and Wednesday 7:30-9:00 PM. $70/call ($140/week) on W2. In addition to Sunday morning, the Choir sings on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, during Holy Week and for occasional Sunday afternoon liturgies of Choral Vespers, etc. St. John’s is a warm and welcoming community, and the choir comprises about 25 talented and energetic volunteers. Singers who can sing straight-tone and who are excellent sight-readers are preferred. To schedule an audition, e-mail a recording link to charlowjennings@stjohnssummit.org.
Posted 6/18/2024. Expires 8/18/2024.
Join the West Village Chorale tour of Portugal and Spain in summer 2025
The West Village Chorale is planning a summer 2025 tour of Portugal and Spain and invites choral singers and their friends and loved ones to join in the voyage!

The 2025 tour dates, set for July 3 through July 14, mark the first time in years that the Manhattan-based chorus will travel to Europe as musical ambassadors, following successful forays to Greece in 2016, Croatia in 2014 and Italy in 2011. The program will include American classics as well as pieces in Spanish and Portuguese from the Old and New Worlds.

Founded in 1971, the West Village Chorale offers three or four concerts a year at its base in Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square, as well as community events such as its beloved Handel's Messiah Sing and Greenwich Village Caroling Walk in December and its well-attended Summer Sings series.

But the group welcomes some more voices to bolster its ranks for the Summer 2025 Iberian tour.

Leading the group in the tour will be Colin Britt, the Chorale's artistic director and conductor since 2016 and director of choral studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA since 2023. He'll bring to tour the same sensitive musicianship and thoughtful leadership he's shown directing the Chorale in performances of major works as the Bach B Minor Mass, the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil and the McMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross, as well as countless contemporary pieces.

The tentative itinerary, starting at a New York airport, includes concerts in Lisbon, the Portuguese coastal resort Vilamoura, Seville and Grenada, before the return to New York via Malaga airport. The total price includes airfare and air-conditioned motor coach transport, nine nights at superior tourist-class hotels, daily breakfast plus four group dinners, guided tours of Lisbon and Seville and paid admission to the Palace National and the Alhambra palace. The trip is coordinated by ACFEA Tour Consultants.

"Our European trips have meant so much to us as a way of spreading our joy with choral music and building a community around it, both here in New York and around the world," said Chorale President Katie FitzGerald. "We also have a lot of fun!"

Singers are welcome to join the Chorale for the tour -- and so are non-singers, as "auditors" along for the ride and the convivial company. To learn more about joining the tour or to sign up, contact Ed Shiner at emshiner411@gmail.com or 917-334-0711. The tentative itinerary and price quotes are available at westvillagechorale.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WVC-Spain-Portugal-Itinerary.pdf. Monthly payment schedules will be offered for the convenience of participants.
Posted 6/15/2024. Expires 10/15/2024.
Opportunities to make music at Bound Brook, NJ church
The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook, NJ has a vibrant music ministry, with an adult choir, a children's choir and an intergenerational bell choir that all rehearse once a week from September to June. The bells rehearse every Thursday at 6:30, the adult choir rehearses at 7:30 and our growing children's choir meets on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. During summer 2024, there are five opportunities to come as you are, in order to meet us and try us out. On July 7, 21, August 4 and 18, anybody is welcome to come at 9:00 AM to rehearse an easy two-part choral anthem and sing it with us during worship at 10:00. On July 28, newcomers may try out handbells in a brief rehearsal at 9 AM, to play at 10 AM. Reach out to Music Director Ben Berman at ben@bbpc.org for more information. BBPC is an open and affirming congregation, with a blend of traditional and progressive styles, and with an informal, inclusive and community-friendly spirit.
Posted 6/14/2024. Expires 8/31/2024.
Choral conductor sought for Heigen's Requiem
It's Bill Heigen, and I am seeking to hire a highly-skilled choral conductor for the rehearsals and live recording of my newly-composed Requiem, titled Heigen’s Requiem. This Requiem, written for a SATB choir and piano, spans 40 minutes across 14 movements and does not include soloists. A professional ensemble of 20 voices will be assembled specifically for this project.

Project details:
  • Rehearsals: 8 sessions from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Live recording sessions: 2 sessions, each lasting 4 hours, in Midtown Manhattan
  • Duration: September to November 2024 (exact schedule to be determined based on the conductor’s availability)
  • Total compensation: $2,000 (approximately $83 per hour)
To access the scores and mp3 samples of Heigen’s Requiem, please visit drive.google.com/file/d/1vGyU47cwdtSLmROMFNfjjFNkuspuIXK-/view?usp=sharing. You will need to request access, and I will grant it promptly upon receipt.

If, after reviewing Heigen’s Requiem, you are interested in applying, kindly submit your resume to info@bhconcertproductions.com. Additionally, if you currently work with a choir and would like to program Heigen’s Requiem, please feel free to send your choir’s materials for further discussion.
Posted 6/6/2024. Expires 8/6/2024.
Highland Park Community Chorus seeks music director
Highland Park Community Chorus is a vibrant and passionate auditioned amateur adult secular chorus of about 50 members that since 1987 has been dedicated to fostering a love for music and enriching the cultural landscape of central NJ. Comprised of enthusiastic singers from diverse backgrounds and skill levels, we come together to create beautiful harmonies and memorable performances that resonate with our audiences.

Our rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, and we have two nights of performances for each concert in December and May. We perform all types of music with an emphasis on classical -- both accompanied and a cappella -- in a variety of styles from traditional to modern. More information is available at our website: hpchorus.org.

We are seeking a talented and dynamic Music Director to lead our chorus in its artistic endeavors. The ideal candidate will possess a deep appreciation for choral music, strong ability to elevate the sound of the chorus from a variety of skill levels and a commitment to excellence in performance. As Music Director, you will be responsible for selecting repertoire, conducting rehearsals, and preparing the chorus for a December and a May performance (two nights each).

Key responsibilities:
  • Selecting diverse and engaging repertoire and concert theme that showcases the talents of our chorus members and appeals to our audiences.
  • Planning and conducting weekly rehearsals with a focus on vocal technique, musicality and ensemble performance.
  • Providing leadership and direction to chorus members, fostering a supportive and inclusive rehearsal environment.
  • Collaborating with accompanists, soloists and guest musicians as needed for performances.
  • Auditioning new members and very long ago returning members to check for tonal ability and overall blend with the chorus.
  • Writing program notes for performances.
  • Working closely with the Board of Directors to develop artistic goals and strategies for the chorus and attending two board meetings per year.
  • Assisting in hiring pianist and in selecting and hiring section leaders and instrumentalists for each concert.
  • Representing Highland Park Community Chorus within the local arts community.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Music, Choral Conducting, or a related field.
  • Previous experience conducting choral ensembles, preferably in a community or educational setting.
  • Strong knowledge of vocal technique, music theory and choral repertoire across various styles and periods.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate chorus members.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and a collaborative approach to music-making.
  • Availability to conduct weekly rehearsals and occasional performances, including evenings and weekends.
If you are passionate about choral music and dedicated to inspiring singers of all levels, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of repertoire you have conducted or programmed to hpcchor@aol.com. Deadline for applications: July 1, 2024.
Posted 5/31/2024. Expires 7/1/2024.
Gladstone, NJ church seeks bass section leader
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Gladstone, NJ seeks a bass section leader for the 2024-2025 season, September through June. The right candidate will be a dedicated choral singer with excellent sight-reading skills and sensitivity to choral blend. Experience with plainsong and Anglican chant psalms is an asset. Our choir is musically sophisticated and enjoys a variety of repertoire. We meet Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 and Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 10:45. Average weekly pay, paid monthly is $130; extra compensation is provided for additional services. The church is located near the intersection of routes 78 and 287. Please contact Brian Harlow with a resume and sample recording at brianprestonharlow@gmail.com or 203-500-3443.
Posted 5/21/2024. Expires 8/21/2024.
Choral Scholar Program for high school students at Gladstone, NJ church
The High School Choral Scholar Program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 182 Main Street, Gladstone, NJ is an excellent opportunity for rising high school students to gain experience by providing vocal leadership within a fine semi-professional choir during the academic year. Choral Scholars will learn a lot of music, improve sight-reading, have solo opportunities and develop choral leadership skills. A love of music, a conscientious attitude and the ability to pick up music quickly are desired traits. Our repertoire is traditional yet stylistically diverse. Required rehearsals are Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Sunday morning we meet at 8:30 AM for a 9:30 AM service finishing at 10:45. Choral Scholars receive a stipend of $50 per week, paid monthly. There is additional compensation for occasional special services. To set up an audition, please contact Brian Harlow at brianprestonharlow@gmail.com or 203-500-3443.
Posted 5/21/2024. Expires 8/21/2024.
St. Michael's seeks alto II and bass II section leaders
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (at the corner of 99th and Amsterdam), a warm, welcoming, diverse community, seeks a skilled alto II and a skilled bass II soloist/section leader/ensemble singer to join the professional octet that forms the core of the St. Michael’s Choir. The professional octet sings on its own at times but mostly serves to provide a solid foundation and sectional leadership for the 20-voice volunteer members of the choir. The combined professional and volunteer forces operate in an amiable atmosphere to deliver high-quality choral presentations that are appreciated by the congregation and the clergy—and are very satisfying for the singers. The choir sings a diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary works. In the summer of 2025, we will tour internationally.

This is a part-time position, approximately 5-7 hours a week.
  • Wednesday evening rehearsals 7-9 PM.
  • Sunday morning Mass: 9 AM warm-up, 10 AM service, usually finished by 11:15.
  • Additional holiday services: Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, two Good Friday services, Holy Saturday and Easter (all are compensated).
  • Occasional events such as Evensong or choral concerts.
Audition requirements:
  • Please bring at least two contrasting works. I am happy to accompany the audition. As we sing many different styles of music, I ask my singers to adapt their sound to fit the needs of the music, e.g. vibrato for Romantic works, straighter tone for Renaissance, a blend of both for jazz, etc.
  • Sight-reading: I will provide at least three pieces representing different time periods for sight-reading. We’ll do several excerpt read-throughs. I’m interested in how you adapt with each read-through. Because rehearsal time is limited (especially for pieces that the octet sings on its own), strong sight-reading, ensemble awareness and flexibility are vitally important—more so than solo skills. If you love ensemble singing in a warm, supportive environment, St. Michael’s Episcopal is the place!
Compensation: The current rate is $80 for Wednesday evening rehearsals, and $120 for Sunday morning services.

To schedule an audition, e-mail choirmaster/organist John Cantrell at jcantrell@saintmichaelschurch.org or call/text 646-725-5000.
Posted 5/15/2024. Expires 7/15/2024.
Choral workshop at the Amherst Early Music Festival July 7-14
Come sing at "Victoria and Steffani -- the Spanish Golden Age meets Italian Splendor", a choral workshop at the Amherst Early Music Festival, directed by Kent Tritle, July 7-14, 2024 at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Spend a week with highly-acclaimed conductor Kent Tritle and experience the joy of choral singing. The Choral Workshop is designed to give the serious amateur choral singer an opportunity to learn and perform masterworks of the Renaissance and Baroque, within the context of the largest early music festival in the United States. Tuition $710. Auditions are accepted on a rolling basis. See www.amherstearlymusic.org/festival/program/choral-workshop for details on how to audition, room & board options and to register!
Posted 4/5/2024. Expires 7/7/2024.
Assistant conductor, Concord Singers (NJ) September 2024-May 2025

Concord Singers is looking for an assistant conductor for our performance year running from September 2024 through May 2025.

Concord Singers is a non-auditioned women's community chorus in Summit, NJ with a forty-year history offering high quality music through dedication and hard work. We offer a friendly musical home to both novice and experienced singers. We perform two main concerts each year, a winter concert in December and a spring concert in May. Our repertoire includes both sacred and secular music, classical to contemporary.

  • Monday rehearsals 7:15-9:15 PM, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, NJ.
  • Occasional chamber group rehearsals on Mondays 6:30-7:15 PM.
Concert dates:
  • Winter concert: Sunday, December 8, 2024, 3 PM
  • Spring concert: Saturday, May 10, 2025, 7 PM

This is a collaborative position designed to offer experience to a rising artist with a community ensemble.

Benefits:
  • Ample conducting experience, podium time and performances of a variety of choral repertoire.
  • Collaborative and encouraging environment and networking opportunities.

Stipend: $2000 for 2024-2025 season (September-May).

Responsibilities:
  1. Collaborate with the artistic team (artistic director, collaborative pianist) during weekly rehearsals and sectionals (September-December and January-May).
  2. Rehearse and conduct 1-2 pieces on each concert.
  3. Sing soprano or alto with the group on the full concert program.
  4. Assist in planning and offer insight into future artistic programming and initiatives.
  5. Lead full rehearsals/conduct in the absence of the artistic director.
  6. Facilitate and lead sectional rehearsals on occasion.
  7. Lead vocal warm-ups as appropriate.
Requirements:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in Choral Conducting or Music Education, or commensurate experience.
  2. Desire for working with community musicians and possess a belief in a collaborative and encouraging musical culture.
  3. Strong knowledge of vocal production, choral technique, rehearsal strategies, performance practice and refining musical nuance.
  4. Be able to reliably travel to Summit, NJ and surrounding areas for rehearsals and performances.
  5. Be able to sing soprano or alto in the choir.
Application process:
Please submit CV/resume and relevant media containing conducting experience or rehearsal footage to Artistic Director Matthew Zabiegala via concordsingerssummit@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed by the AD and applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview with the artistic director. Finalists will meet with the Concord Singers Executive Board and may be called in for an audition in front of the choir. For more information, please visit concordsingers.org, contact Artistic Director Matthew Zabiegala or e-mail concordsingerssummit@gmail.com.
Posted 3/23/2024. Expires 6/23/2024.
New Amsterdam Singers seeks music director (part-time)
New Amsterdam Singers seeks a music director to start in July 2025. One of New York City’s premier avocational choruses for more than 50 years, we are recognized for our innovative programming, fine musicianship, camaraderie and collaborative spirit. The ideal candidate is an inspiring and personable leader who is passionate about the growth of choral music, committed to cultivating diverse communities of singers and audiences, and able to develop and execute compelling concert programs. The Music Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the chorus’s musical and creative vision. The successful candidate will work closely with our part-time Manager to coordinate concert logistics, recruitment and auditions, and communications related to fundraising and marketing, and will partner with the Board and its committees to build relationships with donors, raise NAS’s profile in the NYC choral arts community, and ensure the chorus’s long-term success.

Interested candidates can find the full position description and application procedures at www.nasingers.org/music-director-position/. Salary: $25-$30K. More information about New Amsterdam Singers can be found on our website at www.nasingers.org.
Posted 3/19/2024. Expires 6/19/2024.
Short-run choral events in NYC/Westchester and surrounding areas
Sign up at forms.gle/1MVHGBDqRZfHCPDm7 to be informed of short-run events (workshops and choirs looking for extra singers) in NYC/Westchester and surrounding areas. Service provided by Vocal Ensemble Laboratory.
Posted 2/12/2024. Expires 8/12/2024.