POSITION AVAILABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
The William Baker Choral Foundation announces an employment opening for the position of Music Director & Conductor of the ensemble known since 1998 as the William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta. It was created in 1985 as the Gwinnett Festival Singers. Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2014, with the goal of an appointment by January 1, 2015. The position will begin June 1, 2015, for the 31st concert season of the ensemble in 2015-2016. Compensation will include base salary and performance incentives.
Responsibilities will include all phases of building and leading a major semi-professional choral ensemble. The successful candidate will possess appropriate education in choral leadership, and will have demonstrated proven success with professional, community, church and/or school choral programs.
Inquiries may be made by email to Search@FestivalSingers.org or by phone
to the Atlanta Office of the William Baker Choral Foundation, 404-909-8357.
Formal applications must be submitted by postal mail only, and must include a Curriculum Vitae, a sample of programs performed within the past five years, and audio and/or video samples of performances conducted within the past five years. Materials may be sent to:
Music Director Search Committee
William Baker Choral Foundation, Inc.
5450 Buena Vista Street, Suite 100
Roeland Park, KS 66205
Submitted materials will not be returned.
The William Baker Choral Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation of the State of Kansas, licensed for business in Georgia and Missouri. The William Baker Choral Foundation of Georgia, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the William Baker Choral Foundation, Inc.
The William Baker Choral Foundation is an equal opportunity organization in its membership and employment policies.
The William Baker Choral Foundation
5450 Buena Vista Street, Suite 100
Roeland Park, KS 66205 913.403.9223
The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will have their annual Piccolo Spoleto Performance on Monday, May 26th at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held in Charleston, South Carolina at the Circular Congregational Church.
The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will hold a season finale concert on Sunday, May 18th at 3 pm. This Piccolo Spoleto Bon Voyage Concert will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, located at 550 Mount Paran Road in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free.
The concert is on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Order tickets here. The concert will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and 65+, and children under 12 are free.
THE FEAST OF ABSALOM JONES will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 10 am. The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers and The William Baker Festival Singers will be performing. The event is at The Cathedral of St. Philip on Peachtree St. in Atlanta. It is free and open to the public.
Both of our Atlanta-based Festival Singers join in performing traditional classics and the most beloved carols of the season in two of Atlanta’s most beautiful churches. The performances will be Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 pm (Grace United Methodist Church in Midtown, GA) and Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 pm (St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna, GA). The gala concert features the uplifted voices of choirs and audiences, along with organ, harp, oboe, cello and flute in a spiritual and tender celebration of the season. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and children under 12 are free.
The William Baker Festival Singers open their 29th concert season in Atlanta performing three diverse settings of the Mass. William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices is one of the most beautiful settings of the English Renaissance. Franz Schubert’s tender setting called Mass in G for chorus and string orchestra was written when the composer was 17 years old, and has been beloved for two centuries. Igor Stravinsky’s Mass was a rare statement of personal piety by the composer. The concert will be Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 pm. This Andrew Cain Memorial Masterworks Concert will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, located 550 Mount Paran Road NW in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free. Purchase tickets here.
The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will have their first rehearsal on Sunday, August 25th. Registration will start at 5 pm, and rehearsal will be from 6 -8:30 pm. Rehearsals are held at Grace United Methodist Church in midtown, Atlanta. If you would like to audition, or need more information, please call the Atlanta Office of the Choral Foundation at 404-909-8357 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org.
The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will be having their annual performance at Piccolo Spoleto on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held at Circular Congregational Church located at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC. No tickets are required.