Organ and Choral Scholarships Available at St Paul’s Parish Glenageary
St Paul’s Parish, Glenageary, will be offering one organ scholarship and five choral scholarships for the coming academic year.
Organ Scholarship at St Paul’s Parish Church
Applications are invited for the post of organ scholar at St Paul’s Parish Church, for the academic year 2017/18.
St Paul’s has a long tradition of choral music and has a thriving SATB choir and one of the largest two manual organs in South Dublin.
The organ scholar shall support the Director of Music in the running of an effective music department and in the production of high quality music at all services and special events.
The choir undertake at least one tour a year, as well as singing at various external engagements and neighbouring churches throughout Ireland.
Contact the Director of Music, Nathan Barrett, for further details and application pack.
Choral Scholarships at St Paul’s Parish Church
Applications are invited for 5 choral scholarships at St Paul’s Parish Church, for the academic year 2017/18.
The Choir exists primarily to sing regular choral services in St Paul’s Parish Church, and also to lead worship in the church. The choir is invited to sing at many diocesan events, and has sung in cathedrals throughout the Church of Ireland.
Choral Scholars are required to sing in the choir of St Paul’s Parish Church, attending rehearsals and services. We expect Choral Scholars to play an active role in Church music–making in general.
Thorough research into the commitments and expectations should be carried out when you are considering your application. You should consider how many hours a week you are willing and able to devote to your singing, and how that fits around outside activities
Choral Scholars are expected to participate fully in the choir’s activities, but the schedule of rehearsals and services shown below nevertheless enables individuals to take part in other pursuits.
The weekly choir schedule is as follows:
7.15pm–8.30pm rehearsal (Extra rehearsals may be required at busy times)
10.15am–11.30am (Service begins at 10.30am)
7.00pm (Monthly Evensong)
Attendance at various other feast days will be obligatory too e.g. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Benefits of a scholarship at St Paul’s
In addition to the wealth of experience and opportunities offered throughout the year of scholarship, scholars will receive regular feedback and coaching with the Director of Music. Choral Scholars receive a remuneration of €1,000 per annum which is intended primarily to be put towards the scholar’s musical development. Scholars will be expected to attend all scheduled services, rehearsals and concerts each term. Absences from rehearsals or services can be arranged in consultation with the Director of Music, with dates to be agreed as far ahead as possible.