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Soprano Section Leader – Commonwealth Chorale

Commonwealth Chorale seeks a soprano Section Leader for their 2022-2023 season. Rehearsals are most Tuesdays from 7:30pm-10:00pm at Eliot Church in Newton with some Monday evening rehearsals and Saturday morning retreats. Pay is $80 per call. Section Leaders have the opportunity to perform the solo portions of our November 2022 and March 2023 concerts and will receive additional compensation for any solo work.

2022-2023 season performance dates
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023

The 2022-2023 season, the inaugural season of new Artistic Director Dr. Michael Driscoll, begins with a program of familiar pieces by Mozart plus a major work by composer, pianist, and singer Marianna Martines, a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn. In March, we celebrate bluegrass and love with a unique and uplifting concert featuring Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. We will be joined by the nationally renowned bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing. This program also features Commonwealth Composer Kevin Siegfried’s arrangements of Shaker songs. For our final concert in May, we celebrate harmony with John Rutter’s Requiem and selections from Florence Price’s Communion Service in F and her setting of Psalm 117, Praise the Lord. Ms. Price was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer.

Additional details about the chorus and the season program can be found on Commonwealth Chorale’s website.

• Ability to sing both as an ensemble member and as a soloist.
• Strong reading skills.
• At rehearsals the Section Leader will be a musical leader for their section, providing support and instruction for section members, guiding the development of their section, and providing advice and instruction on vocal technique to the chorus generally.

Application Details
Applicants will be asked to audition for the Artistic Director, preferably in late August 2022. Applicants should prepare two short pieces in contrasting style that demonstrate the applicant’s voice at its best. A pianist will be provided. Applicants will be asked to sight-sing. Applicants may be asked to prepare one or two short excerpts from solos in the 2022-2023 season.

Commonwealth Chorale
Michael Driscoll

Posted 8/16/2022