WHAT WE ARE AFTER:
We are looking to fund an undergraduate or post-graduate organist able to accompany the choirs of Chingford Parish Church in Sunday morning and evening choral services and to take choir practices.
MUSIC IN CHINGFORD
At Chingford there is a Boys’ Choir, Girls’ Choir, Men’s Choir and the Chingford Singers (a choir of Sopranos and Altos). The men sing with all of the choirs on different occasions. Also, on one or two occasions each year a Chamber Choir is formed from ex girl choristers who have gone on to University. There is also an additional Community Choir based at our sister church.
This Parish Church maintains a full musical tradition such as one might find in a Cathedral and it regularly sings in Cathedrals throughout England and Wales. There is an annual Cathedral Week in England and occasional visits to sing in European churches, such as Notre Dame, Paris, as well as venues in Rome, Venice Belgium and elsewhere. There has also been a USA tour to New York and Washington DC.
Music is a much appreciated part of the life of the Chingford Parish and thus Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday. It is a tradition that the congregation sits and listens to the voluntary before exiting the church.
More information about the choirs and music can be found on the Parish website HERE
This is a new position being offered for the first time. The appointed Organ Scholar would be in a position to influence the way the duties of the post are shaped in future years.
The Post of Organ Scholar would initially be offered for one year but it could be extended annually thereafter.
The Organ Scholar would be expected to be in attendance at one or more weekly rehearsals and on most Sundays, at least for one of the services. However, we can be flexible in the detailed arrangements as there is an Organist Emeritus and other organists who can on occasions accompany choral services and practices.