Soprano Staff Singer

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The First Congregational Church of St. Louis seeks a soprano staff singer for its Chancel Choir. The Chancel Choir includes 7 staff singers, as well as volunteers, and sings a diverse range of music, prioritizing contemporary classical music and music by women composers.

The First Congregational Church of St. Louis is a member of the United Church of Christ and is an Open and Affirming congregation. Qualified vocalists are hired regardless of religious affiliation.

To apply, please contact First Congregational’s Minister of Music, Sarah Bereza, at sbereza@firstcongregational.org

Expectations:

  • Excellent sight-singing and vocal technique
    Confident leadership of volunteer vocalists by learning music in advance
    Occasional leadership of sectional rehearsal with advance notice
    Occasional solos with advance notice
    Collegial approach to singing with fellow staff singers and with volunteers

Schedule:

  • The Chancel Choir season is from September through May (with a brief break after Christmas), with opportunities to sing in summer services.
    Weekly rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00
    Weekly Sunday rehearsals and services from 9:30 to approximately 11:45
    Special services including Christmas Eve and Good Friday
    Annual choral concert

Compensation:

  • $42 per call, typically 2 per week
    Paid monthly
    A background check is conducted upon initial employment and biannually thereafter