The Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral wishes to appoint an Organ Scholar for the academic year commencing September 2022. This role offers an exciting opportunity to experience the musical and liturgical life of St Paul’s and professional music-making in London.
The scholarship presents an exciting opportunity for a post-graduate, or exceptional final year undergraduate student, who wishes to become an exceptional performer on the organ, both as soloist and accompanist. The role of Organ Scholar will work alongside leading musicians in the high profile Cathedral Music Department and will be expected to play a full part in the musical life of the Cathedral. The main duties are to accompany the Cathedral Choir at Evensong at least once a week, provide pre-service music before some services and assist in the training of probationary and other choristers.
The role of Organ Scholar at St Paul's Cathedral provides an opportunity to work alongside leading musicians in a high profile Cathedral Music Department.
The Organ Scholar
The Organ Scholar will be expected to undertake the following duties:
Additional work opportunities, which are separately remunerated, are as follows:
The Organ Scholar is responsible for:
The Cathedral Chapter are committed to finding an Organ Scholar who:
The successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Introduction to working at St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s is an equal opportunities employer and draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a commercial enterprise.
The application should consist of –
Please provide within your application contact details of two referees. We will take up references for applicants who are being considered for the shortlist.
We will not consider any audio or video files or other documents or information uploaded to your Portfolio.
Enquiries: Angela Palotai, Music Department Administrator
telephone 020 7236 6883
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on Monday 31st January 2022.
All applications will be acknowledged on receipt.
Short-listed candidates will be notified by Wednesday 2nd February. Auditions/interviews will take place on Tuesday 8th February 2022 in the evening.