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Director del Coro Catedral (Director of Cathedral Spanish Choir)

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles)

Posted

07/01/2022

Expires

08/15/2022

Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Directs the Coro Catedral (Spanish Cathedral Choir), under the supervision of the Cathedral Director of Music.  promoting a high quality sacred music program that leads Cathedral congregations “to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations” (Sacrosanctum Concilium #14), and embodies the Cathedral mission statement to be “a welcoming community of prayer, worship and service.” This position is part-time.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Job duties include, but are not limited to

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Cathedral mission, values, policies and procedures.
  • Directs the Spanish Choir at the weekly Sunday 12:00 pm Mass.
  • Leads one weekly rehearsal.
  • Directs the choir at other major liturgies throughout the year, including but not limited to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday.
  • Develops a choir that is capable of singing classical, traditional and contemporary Spanish-language sacred music.
  • Educates the choir in the role of music in the liturgy.
  • Recruits new choir members.
  • Provides information to Director of Music on all musical selections for each week.
  • Works with Director of Music to encourage collaborative relationships between choirs.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to read music and to use and teach a variety of vocal techniques to choir members.
  • Fluency in Spanish, as well as English.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgies and liturgical celebrations.
  • Experience and understanding of the diverse Spanish speaking communities.
  • Ability to motivate choir members.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Ability to accompany on piano or organ highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications and availability for this position at the Cathedral. Applicants may submit a video clip of choral conducting performance.  Please keep videos to no more than 5 minutes in length. Links to YouTube clips are acceptable. Please send your materials to ebonaduce@olacathedral.org and write “Director del Coro Catedral” in the subject line of your email.

Information/Application Contact

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles)

555 W Temple St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

ebonaduce@olacathedral.org