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1 week 5 days ago #80 by cbaker
Faith United Methodist Church, in North Canton, Ohio, is seeking a permanent part time organist. Responsibilities include providing music for traditional services on Sunday morning and accompanying the Chancel Choir. The church has two traditional services on Sunday morning and the Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evening. Additional duties include services during Lent and Advent as well as accompanying other musicians as needed. See the Organist Job Description for more details. The church has a 31 rank Schantz organ and Boston Grand Piano. Please go to www.faithumchurch.org/job-opportunities.html to see the complete job description and application forms.

For your own information, here is a brief summary of our Worship Arts Program. Faith UMC has a dynamic worship arts program incorporating choral, instrumental, and visual arts. The Praise Band provides music for the Modern Worship service each week. The Chancel Choir typically has 25-30 singers per Sunday with additional voices for special works. The choir has performed large works such as the Faure Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Ralph Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs. The choir has also done works by traditional and contemporary composers such as Moses Hogan, Robert Ray, Ola Gjeilo, and Keith Hampton. The Chamber Choir, Schola Cantorum, consists of 8-15 singers providing music at services and additional concerts. The group sings many a cappella works but has combined with instrumentalists for various Bach Cantatas, Haydn Little Organ Mass, and Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs. The women of this group performed Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols. Members of the church play a variety of musical instruments including guitar, flute, oboe, violin, hammered dulcimer, and brass. The church has a Brass Choir and a Handbell Choir that takes part in services throughout the year. Faith UMC has a concert series called Celebrate Arts offering 4-6 events throughout the year. The church offers Choral Scholar positions to local college students. Several professional orchestra groups are nearby, as well as, semi-professional vocal groups. There are 5 universities in the surrounding area.
Please feel free to contact me should you require additional information.

Thank you,

Dorothy Leeson
Faith United Methodist Church
Organist Search Team

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