Staff singers: Tenor soloist/section leader, Trumbull, CT (Trumbull, CT)

Date Posted: 
August 18, 2020
Organization Name: 
St. Theresa Church
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
$70-$100 per call
Job Description: 

Professional TENOR section leaders/soloist needed, Trumbull, CT

The section leader position is an independent contractor position, without benefits. Position is available as of September 1. 

St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull, CT, has an established traditional church music program. The choir is composed of around 35 singers, including four professional section leaders (SATB). The choir sings high quality literature ranging from Gregorian chant and polyphony through 21st century repertoire. Section leaders are expected to work well with volunteers, to sing solo and choral repertoire,  

be able to lead sectionals, and have evenness of tone, impeccable intonation and ability to sing straight tone when needed. Although most literature is available ahead of time, excellent sight-reading skills are a must. 

Section leaders are required to sing for the following:

·      Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.30pm (September through mid-June: Corpus Christi) THESE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DURING THE PANDEMIC

·      Sunday duties: 10.30am High Mass with 10:00am rehearsal. THE TIME of this Mass DURING THE PANDEMIC MIGHT CHANGE TO 9:00AM, WITH A CALL OF 8:15AM

·      Extra services: Thanksgiving Service (Tuesday before Thanksgiving), Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Confirmation Mass (usually on a Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm), Tenebrae Service (Wednesday of Holy Week), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Vespers on a Sat. afternoon at 4:00pm, and occasional Tridentine Masses during the year (Sundays at 2:30pm with a rehearsal at 1:00pm). 

·      Other opportunities for additional income: cantoring for funerals, weddings, and other weekend masses.

Compensation: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only 4 singers and an organist are allowed to sing at Masses. The professional SATB quartet will sing one Mass per Sunday. There will not be Wednesday rehearsals, thus the quartet is expected to show a high-level of self-preparation. The call for Sunday will include a short rehearsal before the Mass and the compensation for this call will be $100.

To apply please submit a resume, a brief cover letter, and two YouTube videos to Dr. Carolina Flores at:

St. Theresa Church

5301 Main Street, 06611, Trumbull, CT