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Organ Scholarship: St John the Evangelist, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4DA

St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green are looking for a talented and enthusiastic organist seeking to develop their church musicianship and liturgical awareness in a supportive and challenging environment. Working alongside our RSCM-affiliated robed choir under the patient direction of our Director of Music, the Scholar will develop the full range of skills of a church organist from hymn, plainchant and anthem accompaniment through to improvising, conducting, giving recitals and arranging music as the Scholar so wishes. We are a friendly liberal Anglican church worshipping in the catholic tradition with a lively and innovative music department. We are sure that the successful applicant will find their time at St Johnís richly rewarding, and support will be given if the Scholar decides to pursue further professional opportunities within church music. Our inaugural scholar (2017-18) is currently organ scholar at Robinson College, Cambridge. Applicants should have a passion for sacred choral and organ music, and be of ABRSM Grade 5 standard on the organ (or equivalent ability) and possess a good memory for music and moderate sight-reading ability.
For further information please contact Robert Hainault at roberthainault@gmail.com .
Applications will be accepted until Sunday 31st March. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview and audition.

St Benet's, Ospringe Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2JB

St Benet's, Kentish Town, wishes to appoint a new Director of Music. The principal duty of the Director of Music is to accompany our 11.00 am Sunday Parish Mass. Our Church of England parish is within the Catholic tradition, using the modern rite, but with an eastward facing celebration of the Mass at the high altar each week. The liturgy is usually based on parochial hymnody, but on several occasions through the year the liturgy involves a richer choral and musical offering, with hired schola and participation by our parish music group. These occasions include, amongst others, Advent and Christmas Carol Services, the keeping of the Easter Triduum, and our patronal festival on St Benedict's Day in July each year. Our parish has a large Sunday school, so the Director of Music also needs to be at ease in music making for children when we have children's Masses on 5-6 Sundays through the year. Other details: For further details, job description, person specification, and application form please contact: The Revd Dr Peter Anthony at peterbanthony@hotmail.com .
Closing date for applications: Monday 18th March 2019
Proposed interview dates: 28th or 29th March 2019
We would hope the new Director of Music could begin some time after Easter.

Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans

Marlborough Road Methodist Church in St Albans, Hertfordshire is looking for an organist to take up post as soon as possible, following the retirement of our present organist who has been with us for ten years. Currently the organist plays for Sunday morning worship, and on other occasions such as our annual Carol Service and Wesley Day Celebration in May. Throughout the year there may be opportunities to play for weddings and funerals. Historically MRMC has a traditional musical style but would be open to new ideas and initiatives from the successful candidate, in consultation with the minister. The organ itself has been well maintained and is one of the three in St. Albans used for practice during the biennial International Organ Festival. Payment would be in line with the current guidance from RSCM and take into account the experience of the successful candidate. For more information you are welcome to contact the minister Reverend Rosemary Fletcher rosemary.fletcher@methodist.org.uk enclosing a CV.

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Image: St Paul, Harringay, by Richard Bower (1993). Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Img: The organ in the Greig Academy (formerly the School of St David and St Katherine), Hornsey, built by Hill, Norman and Beard (1976/1993) . Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Image: St Benet Fink, Tottenham, by Abraham Jordan (1714), rebuilt by Henry Willis (1884). Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Image: St Andrew, Enfield, by Richard Bridge (1752), rebuilt by Hill, Norman and Beard (1965/1972). Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Some organs in Enfield and district ... click on the images for more information

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