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Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church - Seeking Professional Soprano and Bass Choristers

Location: New York, New York, USA

The Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is currently accepting applications for two vacant positions in the professional choir: one soprano and one bass (baritone or bass-baritone).

The music program at FAPC employs eighteen outstanding professional singers who provide leadership for the mixed voice volunteer choir, and also sing concerts and services separately as the FAPC Chamber Choir. We are seeking exceptional ensemble singers who are excellent sight readers, have superb pitch, and demonstrate the flexibility to perform in a variety of styles, both within the ensemble and as soloists. The ability to sing comfortably without vibrato is essential.

The choir rehearses regularly on Wednesday evenings, sings services on Sunday mornings and other special occasions (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc.), and performs several concerts throughout the year. The choral season runs from September through early June.  Professional choristers take turns serving as soloists during the summer months.

Compensation for these positions is very competitive. Successful candidates will begin rehearsing with the choir the first week of September.

To be considered for a live audition, please submit a letter of interest to FAPC's Director of Music, Ryan Jackson, via email: rjackson@fapc.org. Please include a current resume and at least one sound file.  The closing date for applications is Monday, August 25, 2014.

Recent live recordings of the choir:

"In te, Domine, speravi" from Lux Aeterna - Morten Lauridsen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjwhsQYd_AI

The Dying Soldier - Traditional, arranged by Mack Wilberg & Nigel Short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jRubvZG1NE

A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28 - Benjamin Britten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh_VxzmWYH4