Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Choral Scholarship - St Mary's Church, Chelsea

St Mary's Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea
St Mary’s Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 is seeking to appoint a SOPRANO CHORAL SCHOLAR from September 2018 to support the current voluntary choir, director of music Jack Thompson, which sings each Sunday at the 11.30am Solemn Mass.

The parish of St Mary’s Cadogan Street is one of the oldest Roman Catholic parishes in Central London. Priests and people have met and offered Mass in various buildings around the parish since 1794. The current church was built between 1877 and 1879 by John Francis Bentley, the architect of Westminster Cathedral. The church is a four minute walk from Sloane Square (District/Circle line) and a 20 minute walk from London Victoria .

The current choir of volunteers is made up a number of singers, drawn from all over London, who have made St Mary’s their place of worship (I have sung in the choir for over 20 years). Repertoire consists of music from a variety of styles including eight-part polyphonic motets by Palestrina and Victoria, accompanied masses by Mozart and Haydn, and contemporary works by Philip Stopford and Ola Gjeilo.

The Soprano Choral Scholarship was introduced at St Mary’s in January 2017. It has proved to be a highly successful initiative that has helped to enhance the choir and support its members. The scholarship also provides opportunities for solo work – in addition to weddings and funerals, there are a number of services throughout the year that require a soloist or cantor.

Full details from the St Mary's Latin Mass Choir website (PDF).

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