St. Paul’s has a rich tradition of choral excellence. The choir leads our congregational singing and performs an anthem every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. In addition, music for special services is also led by the choir. Rehearsals occur on Wednesday evenings and membership is open for those who want to contribute to making ‘a joyful noise’ to the Lord. Contact: Carla Bowers, Choir Director
The choir and congregation are blessed with a skilled organist and several members who also play piano and other instruments such as piano and flute. If you have experience and skill as a musician and would like to explore offering that gift to the church Contact: Carla Bowers, Choir Director
Scope: To provide weekly accompaniment on organ, piano, and other instruments for worship and choir rehearsals.
Responsible to: Rector (or Senior Warden in the absence of same)
Provide accompaniment during weekly rehearsal and one weekly service. Other services may be scheduled at the Rector’s discretion.
Provide accompaniment at services for Major Feast Days including, but not limited to: Epiphany (Jan. 6), Maundy Thursday, Easter Vigil and the main service on Easter Sunday, and All Soul’s Day (Nov. 2), and 3 services on Christmas Eve. Organist will be compensated for additional services at the agreed upon rate.
Determine the competency of anyone wishing to use parish instruments and will have final discretion in this matter.
Assist in hiring substitute when not available for services.
Be available for pastoral services (weddings and funerals) of the church and have refusal rights for these services. Organist will set their own fee for wedding services and funerals are at an agreed upon rate established in funeral guidelines.
All pastoral information is considered confidential and is to be shared only with the Rector.
Work collaboratively with the Choir Director to insure high quality of worship music.
Select prelude and postlude for each weekly service and submit to Administrative Assistant to meet printing deadline for bulletin.
Meet regularly with the Rector to facilitate collegiality in the music ministry.
Attend worship committee meetings or send a representative.
Report to the appropriate committee on the condition and needs for the maintenance of musical instruments, and insure that instruments are tuned at regularly scheduled intervals.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Rector.
Organist may use church instruments for lessons without charge. The parish commits itself to a formal annual review.
St. Paul’s provides provision for substitute organist for 2 weeks leave (after 1 year, prorated for partial year service) and up to 2 weeks sick leave.
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Rev. Ann Dieterle by email at email@example.com or by mail at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 95, Wilkesboro, NC, 28697.