Trinity, Bethlehem Spring Artist-in-Residence Organ Concert March 18

[From Trinity, Bethlehem]

ARAM BASMADJIAN, Artist-in-Residence at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem, will herald both spring and Trinity’s newly refurbished Aeolian-Skinner organ on March 18. His recital at 3 P.M. will feature music by the best known composers of music for the “king of instruments,” including Handel, Bach, Bingham, Schumann, Vierne, and Widor.

Mr. Basmadjian has released three solo recordings, including the first classical recording on the world's largest Wurlitzer pipe organ in Barrington, Illinois. He toured for six years with Community Concerts, with performances in over fifty cities each year.

A reception will follow the recital at the church at 44 E. Market Street, Bethlehem. There is a suggested donation of $15; children under 12 are admitted free.   Tickets are available at the door.

For more information: info@trinitybeth.org, 610-867-4741.


St. Anne's Trexlertown seeks part time director of music

St. Anne's Episcopal Church, a warm and welcoming medium-sized parish, seeks a part time Director of Music.  Responsibilities include: directing junior and senior choirs, choosing and providing both traditional and contemporary music for worship, and attending staff meetings.  Must be proficient on piano.  Familiarity with organ necessary, proficiency on organ a plus.  Must be willing to work with musicians of all levels of ability.  Interested applicants should send resume and salary requirements to: Rev. Canon Michael Piovane, P.O. Box 368, Trexlertown, PA 18087


Grace Kingston seeks full-time Minister of Music

[Received from Grace Kingston]

Grace Episcopal Church in Kingston, Pennsylvania is looking for a full-time Minister of Music committed to enhancing and developing the musical programs at the parish. This person should be an accomplished organist and choir director, and open to various musical styles and settings. Familiarity with the Episcopal liturgy and seasons of the Christian year is a plus but not required. The candidate should have the ability to communicate and work well with a volunteer adult choir, paid soloists, other musicians, children and youth, and clergy and staff in a team environment.

In preparation for one to two services on Sunday, the Minister of Music will plan and coordinate service music with the rector, the parish administrator, and work with a volunteer choir. Other significant liturgical occasions –Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, Funerals and Weddings – will require extra planning and rehearsals.

The annual salary is commensurate with the abilities and experience of the candidate. The position is available May 16, 2011.

Please contact
The Reverend John Hartman
Rector Grace Episcopal Church
30 Butler Street
Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
Office: 570-287-8440
Rector’s Study: 570-714-2622
Rector’s Email: j.franklin.hartman@gmail.com