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Organist and Keyboard Accompanist, Clarendon Hills, IL

Community Presbyterian Church in Clarendon Hills, IL is looking for an Organist and Keyboard Accompanist. This is a part-time, salaried position (8–12 hours per week).
 
Duties

  • Provide service music in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries/Choirs for regular and special worship services.
    • Service music includes preludes, offertories, postludes, music for Communion, and other music as needed.
    • Regular Sunday worship is at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., September through May and at 9:30 a.m. only from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
    • Seasonal services are:
      • Ash Wednesday
      • Midweek Lenten worship
      • Maundy Thursday
      • Good Friday
      • Midweek Advent worship
      • Christmas Eve
      • Other services as determined by pastoral staff
  • Lead congregational singing from the organ and/or piano.
  • Accompany the Chancel Choir, and other ensembles as needed, at rehearsals and worship services. The Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday, 7:30–9:00 p.m., September through May.
  • Work with pastoral, youth, and children’s ministers to support the music needs of their ministries.
  • Report to the Director of Music Ministries/Choirs.
  • Provide music for weddings and funerals or secure a substitute organist if not available.

Expectations

  • Show prior experience as a church organist.
  • Provide music for organ and piano drawn from a variety of genres and periods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to improvise in various styles of music and to create hymn harmonizations.
  • Be sensitive to the appropriate tone and mood of services throughout the liturgical year.
  • Be comfortable with various styles of worship music, from contemporary to liturgical.
  • Value sacred music as an important element of worship rather than an opportunity to perform.

Instrument

  • Martin Ott, builder, Opus 93.
  • 22 stops
  • 26 ranks
  • 1 extension
  • Mechanical suspended key action
  • Electric stop action
  • Visit http://www.martinottpipeorgan.com/opus-93 for more detailed information.

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