Position Announcement for Organist/Choirmaster at Saint Luke's
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jackson, TN, seeks a part‐time organist/choirmaster to further develop our already strong music program. The organist/choirmaster serves at the pleasure of the rector and is the central figure ensuring the quality, substance and appropriateness of the music that serves an integral part in the rector’s and the parish’s vision of ministry, to include maintaining our strong Anglican & classical musical tradition while recognizing the opportunity to introduce less traditional musical offerings in certain services or settings. The candidate for this position should demonstrate an ability to have a good working relationship with the rector and choir, have proven experience in choral directing and organ performance, and preferably experience in the Anglican tradition.
Saint Luke’s organ was originally built and installed in 1969 by the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois. It was twelve ranks of pipes with a 2 manual stop‐key console. When the church was damaged by a tornado in 2003, all of the pipework and most of the chests were salvaged, but the console and combination action were total losses. After working with the architect, it was decided that the renovated organ would be placed in a balcony at the back of the nave. A new console, relay system, and combination action were built, and a few additional pipes were added, bringing the present instrument to 13 ranks. The organ is prepared for a number of additions. Re‐installation by R. G. Capra Organs was completed in 2006.
For more information, please contact the Reverend Sean Ferrell, Rector at 731-424-0556