Section Leader/Cantor position
San Francisco, CA
Section Leader/Cantor Position
St Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco is opening a search for a singer to be cantor and a member of the Schola Cantorum, singing 2nd tenor or baritone. This is a well-known liturgical choir in the Bay Area that sings year round. The choir consists of 36 members, 10 of whom are professional musicians with an organ scholar.
The repertoire is 65% Renaissance and recently included The Strathclyde Motets of James MacMillan and commissioned works David Conte, Robert Chastain, Joseph Stillwell and William Hawley. Concerts, recordings and occasional tours are important to the group.
The Masses involved each Sunday of the year. are:
Saturday, 5:30 pm Vigil Mass (rehearsal at 5:00 pm);
Sunday, 9:30 am Mass (rehearsal 8:45 am),
Sunday, 11:30 am Choral Mass (rehearsal 10:30 am),
Sunday, 9 pm Mass (rehearsal 8:30 pm)
Plus a weekly choir rehearsal on Thursday, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
Plus Holy days (Advent Lessons & Carols, Christmas Masses, Ash Wednesday Masses, Holy Week, All Souls’ Requiem, other Solemnities, Novenas)
In addition numerous weddings and funerals. Around 25-40 each per year, depending on what resources families request.
Earning potential is c+$30,000/year
Excellent vocal control,. sight-singing ability and freedom to commit to this calendar are essential. Familiarity with Catholic Liturgy is very desirable.
Singers are free-lance workers, paid ‘per call’. No benefits are included.
Auditions will be held by arrangement.
Start date would be June 1, 2017.
Contact Simon Berry, Director of Music & Liturgy at 415-674-0430 Simon@stdominics.org. Please attach your resumé.