Some questions…. Do you think the beauty and quality of music in the church is important? Is it something you want to see continue? So do we!
At last- St Brigid’s choir is recruiting new singers in the new year:
4 part harmony- bass, tenor, alto, soprano. You’ll need to be able to hold a tune. An ability to read music and to sight read is certainly helpful. However, you may have a quick ear to pick up music aurally (we have a couple of members who are able to learn this way) If you’re not sure of your ability, come and have a go ‘risk-free’!
The choir has been characterised in 3 ways: a youth choir, a family choir, and a unique choir. For 12 years, it’s been predominantly a youth choir. We’ve also had whole families come through the choir, and the bass line has had many Dads whose children have been in the choir! Younger non-chorister children and babies are very welcome in the loft. We’ve built up a strong choir community.
We have been compared with Cathedral choirs- and while our intent in offering quality music of a similar style is serious, we ourselves are not always- we can be more relaxed up in ‘the loft’, and there’s a lot of laughter during rehearsals. We are somewhat unique among Catholic parish churches in Brisbane- a harmony choir that draws on the rich musical tradition of the church from 9th century Gregorian chant up to 21st century works. A number of people have come into the choir because of their music preference.
Likewise, many people in the congregation come to St Brigid’s because of the music. We are certainly made to feel appreciated!
The choir sings at all services .This full participation gives the choir a significant role in public worship and the musicians can find personal value in ministry that is both valuable to and valued by others. We believe that people are called to a deeper spirituality and relationship with God through music. In fact I know of many who have come into Christianity through sacred music.
Expressions of interest and details: Tricia or Roland – 3367 1098 / 0400 336 756 / firstname.lastname@example.org
And keep an eye out in the Jubilee Catholic Parish website for forthcoming details.
The Choir of St Peters Lutheran Church, Indooroopilly welcomes visitors to our third annual Bach Cantata Service at 9am on Sunday October 30th.
At fifteen minutes in length, this year’s Cantata BWV 37 Wer da gläubet und getauft wird for choir, soloists and instrumentalists, is a masterwork in miniature.
The hymns are ‘gems of the Reformation’, including Martin Luther’s translations of Psalm 46 and The Lord’s Prayer and the beautiful How brightly shines the Morning Star.
An exciting opportunity is available for a highly dedicated Choir Director to enhance Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) musical tradition. One position is currently available on the Brisbane Campus.
The Choir Director will facilitate high quality and professional choral performances at significant ACU events, and will be responsible for both the conducting and administration of the campus choir. The choir director will conduct the choir; select and source repertoire in consultation with other choral directors and institutional stakeholders; audition and select choristers; plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, and contribute to local, national and international choral activities.
The successful Choir Director will demonstrate musical competence at an advanced level, particularly in the field of choral conducting and performance, and have strong leadership abilities. Experience in managing choirs in an educational setting and familiarity with Catholic liturgical traditions would be an advantage.
Please send a brief 2 page overview of your experience and expertise with your CV to Mary Roche, Associate Director, Student Programs at Mary.Roche@acu.edu.au
For further information please contact Mary Roche, Associate Director, Student Programs on (02) 94659154 or Mary.Roche@acu.edu.au.
Please note that this is a contractor arrangement and all interested candidates will be required to produce their ABN.
Expressions of interest close: 3rd June, 2016
Ann St Presbyterian in the Brisbane CBD is looking to hire a Director of Music. The position would likely begin part-time and increase to full-time by the end of 2016.
The church has a 2 manual, 1903 Richardson organ, which was completely restored in 2004. More information can be found on the OHTA website. A recording of some hymns being played on the organ can be found here.