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St Alban's Anglican Church, Epping
Choir Director Position Description
Role: Choir Director
Worship at St Alban's is very traditional Anglican with the clergy, servers, assistants, and choir in robes. The choir plays a big part in the sung liturgy. We follow the second order in the 1995 Prayer Book for Australia with the choir singing the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, and Agnus Dei. We sing a setting called the Riddlesdown service. We also chant the psalm, sing a gospel acclamation, the Sursum Corda, an anthem during communion and the four hymns with the congregation. The choir has a complement of volunteer amateur singers all of whom read music.
The Choir attends Choral Eucharist at 10am on the first, third and fifth Sundays, also a Common Prayerbook Evensong on the fourth Sunday of the month.
The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7.45 pm.
• Direct and conduct choir for Services
• Lead weekly and pre-service rehearsal of choir
• Compile a Music List of hymns, choral motets, anthems and postludes for each month in conjunction with the Organist
• Assist in the preparation of Occasional Service when the choir is requested
• Attend Liturgy Committee meetings
• Mature and deepening Christian faith
• An understanding of SATB choral singing.
• An appreciation of traditional Choral Anglican Worship.
• Participation in wider church life
• Membership of Small Group/Life Group
• Ability to feel comfortable in front of a choir varying in number between 10 and 18 (approx) and organist accompanist.
• Exhibit skills in building positive personal relationships across generations
• A willingness and ability to work within the ethos and culture of St Alban's
• Commitment to Child Safe Ministry and 'Faithfulness in Service' of the Anglican Church
Enquiries to the rector, Rev. Ross Nicholson email@example.com