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Choral Scholar Positions for Singers and Instrumentalists Position description

The Board of Worship of Lutheran Church of the Cross is seeking two Choral Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Choral Scholars play a valuable role in the musical life of the church. Choral Scholars will assist the Cantor, provide vocal leadership for the congregation and church choir through solo and ensemble singing. There are many opportunities for a choral scholar to develop musical and leadership skills such as sight-reading and conducting.

Choral Scholars will have access to rehearsal space at the church.

Both singers and instrumentalists, with vocal experience, are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Applicants should be an experienced singer or instrumentalist studying at a post-secondary institution. Strong sight-reading skills and experience in liturgical music is an asset.

The position includes participating in weekly worship services and choir rehearsals, providing support for the choir and serving as a soloist as required.

Choral Scholars will be expected to attend church services on Sundays, from 9am-11:30am, and for other occasional services.

The stipend is $250 per month and the start date is TBD in September of 2020.

COVID-19

During COVID-19 the church is taking all necessary precautions, as recommended by the BC Government, to ensure the safety of everyone involved at the church. Currently, all church services are live-streamed with a limited number of in-person congregation members in attendance. During this time Choral Scholars are leading music in the live-streamed services through singing. Weekly choir rehearsals are suspended until further notice. When choir rehearsals resume, they will be scheduled in consultation with the Choral Scholars.

Contact

For more information or to apply for the position with a brief letter of interest and resume please email [email protected], by September 11th 2020.

On the territory of the Lekwungen people, including the Songees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ nations. Lutheran Church of the Cross is a queer-affirming community.