Trinity Episcopal seeks new organist/choirmaster

Organist/Choirmaster: Trinity Episcopal, Pawtuxet Village, RI

Trinity Episcopal Church, Pawtuxet Village-Cranston seeks an Organist/Choirmaster whom we hope to hire by Labor Day 2016. We are a small but vibrant and inclusive community of worshippers with an appreciation of diverse, fine music.

Our shared goal is that the choir will grow and realize its full potential under the inspiring and creative organist whom we hope to hire. We are located in historic Pawtuxet Village and our people participate actively in village activities and community events and worship services. See our presence on the web and on Facebook. (www.trinitypawtuxet.com and facebook.com/trinitypawtuxet ).

*Organ skills essential.
*Familiarity with the Episcopal liturgy desirable.
*Previous experience as choir director also desirable

Your work will include: collaborative music/liturgical planning, playing and conducting music for one Sunday service: a 10:00 a.m. Rite II choral liturgy which incorporates traditional and contemporary artistic expressions.

You will be responsible for directing our choir, arranging for weekly rehearsals (currently our Choir rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:00 am), and overseeing our organ, our electronic carillon (Verdin Co. 2016), and accompanying our occasional 5- person folk-band, the Trinity Troubadours. Our 1997 Schantz pipe organ beautifully supports the worship of the congregation. You will exercise the right of first refusal for funerals, weddings and special community events which occur throughout the year.

Salary is approximately $25,000/ yr. for this part-time position. Salary based on experience, training and hours.
Please contact / send resumes to:

The Rev. Mitch Lindeman, Priest in Charge
Trinity Episcopal Church
139 Ocean Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
401-941-4324
trinitypaw@gmail.com

April 25 deadline for RICCO Cocktail Party & Silent Auction

It’s not too late to RSVP for the Rhode Island Community Chorus & Orchestra‘s May 1st Board of Directors’ Cocktail Party & Silent Auction!

Our annual Board of Directors Cocktail Party & Silent Auction will take place on May 1st at 3:00pm at the picturesque Rhode Island Yacht Club.

RICCO is pleased to present the annual Cornerstone Award to Mr. Vlado Dukcevich of Daniele Foods, Inc., for his generous support of the Chorale.

Consuelo Sherba of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Aurea will be awarded the Founders Award for her leadership in the arts community.

Guests will enjoy an afternoon of delectable food, silent auction, and musical entertainment by soprano Diana McVey and pianist Michelle Beaton.

Donations: $60 per person. If you’re interested in attending, please email us at: info@ricco.org, or call 401-521-5670 by April 25th for more information.

Tufts Beelzebubs

Tufts BeelzebubsTufts’ oldest all-male a cappella group comes down from Boston to serenade Peace Dale, Rhode Island for one night only! The nationally recognized group recently won runner up on NBC’s “The Sing Off.” While touring the globe, the Bubs have been bringing their motto of Fun Through Song to the world since 1963.

The Tufts Beelzebubs will perform at the Unitarian Universal Congregations Church of South County at 7:00PM. Tickets are $12, available at http://bubsinri.brownpapertickets.com.

The UUCSC Choir will also perform under the direction of Music Director Michael Galib. All proceeds directly benefit the UUCSC Music Program.

Invite your friends to this fun-filled, family friendly event!

Newman Congregational Church presents choral works by John Rutter

The Newman Church will present a spring choral concert on Sunday, April 10 at 3PM featuring  John Rutter’s Requiem and The Spring of Thyme song cycle, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Geoffrey Greene, conducting.

Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds to benefit the music program of Newman Church.

Newman Congregational Church, UCC, 100 Newman Ave, Rumford, RI 02916.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets available at the Church Office or by calling 401-434-4742, X10

 

Harmony Heritage workshop tonight! March 30, 2016

Harmony Heritage Chorus, the Pawtucket, RI chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will lead a harmony performance and workshop at the Seekonk Library on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This free, participatory event will show how the four different voice parts – tenor, lead, baritone, and bass – work together, while showcasing the wide range of musical possibilities contained in this timeless style of a cappella singing. Female members of the audience will be invited to try out the parts and to sing with the chorus.

The Harmony Heritage chorus is an award-winning chapter of Harmony, Inc. that performs under the direction of Bob O’Connell, an accomplished director, performer and musician. “Participants don’t need to have a lot of musical experience, formal training, or even have the ability to read music,” says O’Connell, an accomplished director, performer and musician. “Just bring a passion for singing, and we’ll deliver the tools to take that passion to the next level.”
Harmony Heritage chorus primarily sings in the barbershop harmony style, which traces its musical roots back to the turn of the 20th century. Today, barbershop harmony singers not only celebrate the classics, but also put their own spin on contemporary songs as well.

For more information about Harmony Heritage chorus, visit www.harmonyheritage.org or call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or Mary Levasseur at 508-336-6956.

This program is free and open to the public through a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. For more information: www.seekonkpl.org or contact: library@seekonkpl.org.

About Harmony Heritage

Founded in 2001, the Southern New England chapter of Harmony, Inc., also known as the Harmony Heritage chorus, brings four-part a cappella harmony to the local community through regular performances and educational events. The chorus consists of women representing a wide range of musical backgrounds, from novice to trained professionals, and performs under the direction of Bob O’Connell. Harmony Heritage rehearses at 7:15 PM on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI. For more information, visit www.harmonyheritage.org.

 

Harmony Heritage Chorus

About Harmony, Incorporated:
Harmony, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Founded in Providence, RI in 1959, the organization has expanded from its Eastern roots to include more than 60 chapters in the United States and Canada, from California to Newfoundland, and from Manitoba to Florida. For more information, visit www.HarmonyInc.org .