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Music

Our parish has a long and rich musical tradition. We have been blessed with many gifted musicians and vocalists who add to the richness and diversity of our worship.

The first Rector of St. Andrew’s was an accomplished organist and musician, and from those early years the bar for musical excellence was set high.

Our music ministry is currently overseen by two accomplished organists, Chris Bramble and James Weber. St. Andrew’s is currently in the process of searching for a new musician/choir director. (See details below.)

New members are always welcome in the choir. All that is required is a love of singing. Choir practice is Thursday, at 7:00 p.m., and the Choir sings at the main 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Sundays, and on other major feasts of the Church year


SEEKING A MUSIC DIRECTOR

Job Posting St. Andrews Memorial Anglican Church, Kitchener

 St. Andrew’s Memorial Anglican Church, Kitchener is seeking a director of music.

Under the general direction of the Incumbent Priest of the parish, and responsible to the Incumbent and Churchwardens, duties include:

  • Providing music for Sunday and occasional other services related to holidays and other special occasions.
  • Coordinating the church’s small choir, which may include a weekly evening practice (day/time is flexible).
  • Selecting music, in partnership with the church’s Incumbent, for services. This includes hymns, primarily from The Anglican Church of Canada’s Common Praise hymnal, and liturgical music appropriate to the season of the church year.

This position is part-time (approx. 7-8 hours per week), comprised of Sunday playing, choir practice (when applicable), personal practice, planning, and occasional other related tasks.

About St. Andrews Memorial Anglican Church

A medium-sized congregation near downtown Kitchener, in a neighbourhood experiencing change and revitalization related to the upcoming light rail transit line and the construction of several nearby housing developments, and a growing sense of connection and mission to the surrounding community. The church is seeking a music director who can work well with a small choir, and if possible, work to add voices, or support congregational singing without a traditional choir. Competency with organ and piano are required, though academic credentials are not mandatory. The church is looking for a candidate who appreciates how the words and music of hymnody can undergird the themes of the Sunday readings. The envisioned candidate will be someone who can select and play music that helps to bring out St. Andrew’s natural and particular voice as we remain connected to our mainstream Anglican heritage, while being open to a diversity of resources and traditions.

Interested persons are invited to submit a résumé, with cover letter, to standrewskitchener@gmail.com, or to 275 Mill Street, Kitchener, ON, N2M 3R4. Deadline for reception of applications is December 15, 2018. The job description is available upon request.

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