Director of Music, Portsmouth Catholic, Portsmouth OH
  • Portsmouth Catholic, the two historic churches of Holy Redeemer and St Mary’s in Portsmouth Ohio, is seeking a new Music Director.

    The music repertoire consists of a mix of the Great Western Hymn Canon, Ordinary settings for voice and organ, choral music either A Capella or with organ accompaniment, some latin chant, and Psallite and Kelly (St Meinrad) settings of the Psalms, entrance and communion chants. Both churches have west end choir lofts, well maintained pipe organs, and established choirs. Each liturgical space is a visual and acoustic masterpiece. Sitting on the Holy Redeemer site is Notre Dame Elementary School, serving the catholic community of the entire county. The new director would also serve as choir director for the elementary liturgical choir which sings school Mass weekly and joins the adult choirs on Sunday about 6 times a year and for some special programs. Familiarity with the RSCM Voice for Life program would be an advantage.

    The new director would have a degree in music with organ and choral emphasis. Organ improvisatory skills, spirited and creative musical leadership from the bench, a good understanding of the magisterial documents related to music including Tra le Sollecitudini, Musica Sacrae and Sacrosanctum Concilium, good people and organizational skills, the ability to work closely with the Pastor and the ability to produce weekly worship aids in a timely manner are essential. The ability to cantor as well as interpret and accompany chant notation are advantages. The Music Director would be responsible for 4 weekend Masses, the weekly school mass and all weddings and funerals, as well as other services that occur throughout the year.

    A competitive remuneration package with full benefits is available for this full time position. Please email Letter of Interest and Resume to jwebber@cdeducation.org by Friday 22nd September, 2017.
    Thanked by 1M. Jackson Osborn
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