Soprano Section Leader: Chantilly, VA
  • JonLaird
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    Position Title: Soprano Section Leader

    Location: St. Timothy Catholic Church ✠ 13807 Poplar Tree Rd.. ✠ Chantilly, VA 20151
    Typical weekly commitment: Thursday evening, 7:30-9 PM; Sunday morning, 10-11:45 AM
    Payment: Please contact for details.
    Applications accepted through: August 14, 2022

    St. Timothy parish is seeking a soprano section leader for an adult choir which sings at the weekly 10:45AM Mass on Sundays, as well as for other select liturgies throughout the liturgical year, to include a monthly sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The section leader will act both as a leader within and an advocate for the soprano section, will act as soloist for choral and service music, and will also be part of a smaller group within the choir which will prepare more difficult choral music.

    The bulk of the repertoire is Latin Gregorian chant, so candidates must either be familiar with Gregorian chant notation or demonstrate aptitude and willingness to learn it. Other repertoire includes traditional hymns and service music (both metric and plainsong), English chant, and sacred polyphony from all periods in Latin and English.

    The soprano section leader must be willing to sing for Christmas Eve Masses, for several liturgies during Holy Week up to and including Easter Sunday, and for special rehearsals (besides the regular Thursday rehearsals) leading up to these. She may also be called upon as a solo cantor for other parish Masses or for weddings and funerals, as opportunities arise.

    For an audition, candidates must prepare a sacred aria of their choice as well as a few items provided in advance by the church.

    Candidates, if hired, will become employees of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and must be willing to undergo a background check and child protection training mandated by the Diocese. Interested candidates should send a resume or CV along with at least two professional references to:

    Jon Laird
    Director of Music
    St. Timothy Catholic Church
    13807 Poplar Tree Rd.
    Chantilly, VA 20151

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