The Church of Saint Agnes, New York City | Tenor and Bass choral positions
  • graduale
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    The Church of Saint Agnes in New York City is hiring singers to begin in February.

    Tenors and Basses are invited to audition for permanent positions in the Schola Cantorum. This group is a professional quartet that specializes in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony whose eclectic repertoire spans a millennium. The choir sings at the 9:00am Tridentine Mass (in Latin) and the 11:00am High Mass (in English) every Sunday from the beginning of the Fall to the end of the Spring. Choir members also have the opportunity to sing as the Cantor at four other Sunday Masses for additional income. The choir also performs several times beyond the usual schedule (including Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas and Spring concerts, and fundraising events) for additional income.


    Position Details
    Services
    1) Sunday 9:00am Tridentine Mass (in Latin), 2) Sunday 11:00am High Mass (in English)

    Rehearsals
    1) before Sunday Masses (usually beginning 8:00am-8:15am), 2) Thursday evenings at 6:15pm

    Fees
    $210 per week (two Masses: $160, and rehearsal: $50), paid monthly; extra compensation for Cantor work ($100 per Mass), Weddings, Funerals, Feast Day Masses, concerts, and other special events

    Repertoire
    Each Sunday: 1) A polyphonic or chanted setting of the Mass Ordinary, 2) Two or three motets, usually in Latin or English, 3) The Gregorian Chant propers

    Skills required
    1) Advanced sight-reading of both Gregorian and modern notation in both English and Latin, 2) Willingness to work together to sing with accuracy and achieve a refined musical result, 3) Ability to understand and implement instruction, 4) Comfort singing different styles a cappella and ‘one-on-a-part’, 5) Punctuality



    To inquire or to schedule an audition, please send a choral resumé to Alexander Pattavina, the Director of Music, at apattavina@stagneschurchnyc.org.
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