Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking to expand its roster of available Tenor Substitutes for the coming 2017-2018 Season - both guest soloists and stand-in section leaders. Stipends range from $75-$125 per call depending on the event. Please read more about the WCUCC Music Program below:

Regular opportunities include:
-Weekly Thursday evening rehearsals: 8:00 – 10:00pm
-Weekly Sunday Service at 10:00am, with 9:00am rehearsal
-Several larger performances throughout the year for which ringers are hired

If you are interested, please send an email with resume and at least one recording to Alec Davis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you prefer, live auditions can also be scheduled and accompaniment provided if necessary.

The music program at Westmoreland is expansive, diverse, and of high quality, and is part of an open and affirming congregation.  

The core of the program is made up of two choirs: one that prepares music for Sunday Services, and an add-on community chorus which prepares 4 public concerts per year to raise money for charity. The latter group performs large-scale works (recently: Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, Kodály Missa Brevis, Cerrone The Branch Will Not Break) many times collaborating with local music ensembles (recently: Eya, The Apollo Symphony, Beau Soir Ensemble, and the Great Noise Ensemble) and fantastic guest soloists (recently: Lena Seikaly, Laura Choi Stuart, George Singleton, and organist Christopher Betts).

If you enjoy an expansive idea of what can be an effective part of Sacred Music (Standards, Spirituals, Jazz, Music Theatre, Avant-garde, etc) the opportunity to collaborate on bigger projects, and work with a motivated mix of amateur and professional musicians, please apply!

As a guest soloist, please be able to demonstrate stylistic versatility and professional demeanor.  As a substitute section leader, it can be expected that you:
-Are an advocate for your section before you are a performer in your own sense
-Have the requisite sight-reading skills to help lead your section
-Help your section based on notes provided by the regular section leader, and take additional notes where appropriate

Concert Excerpts:
Pärt: Da Pacem Domine
Kodály: Missa Brevis – Gloria (excerpt)
Dawson: Ezekial Saw de Wheel

Service Excerpts:
Durufle: Ubi Caritas
Spiritual: Woke up This Morning
Davis: Revelation Introit II (premiere)