King’s Chapel Choir: Section Lead Positions
King’s Chapel Choir: Section Lead (Lay Clerk) Positions
The King’s Chapel Choir, directed by Dr Neil Cockburn, is celebrated throughout the Maritimes, and known across Canada for its professional-level choral singing in services and concerts. It maintains one of the most prestigious college liturgical choral programs in Canada – on a par with the chapel choirs of Oxford and Cambridge. The regular weekly schedule includes rehearsals on Tuesday evenings (7-9pm), Choral Evensong on Wednesdays (4-6pm), and Sung Eucharist on Thursdays (4-6.30pm). There is no regular Sunday commitment. Additional services, concerts, and tours are scheduled each semester. The choral season runs during the full academic year from September to mid-April.
Section Lead (Lay Clerk) positions are awarded to professional singers in an annual application and audition process: one each of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. We also maintain a substitute paid singer list to cover absences, and to enlarge the group for specific performances.To apply as a Section Lead or substitute singer for the 2023/24 season, please send a musical resumé, specifying your choral voice part, to the Chapel Music Administrative Assistant, to whom questions about the position may also be directed:
A review of applications and scheduling of auditions will begin on Friday August 25, 2023. Applications will remain open until all positions are filled.