The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

             This Week

Our Sunday Club is run by a trained minister

 

Palm Sunday - 14th April

10.45 am Liturgy of the Palms

in Mount Street

Gardens followed by

Sung Eucharist in

Grosvenor Chapel

 

Holy Monday - 15th April

8.30 am Morning Prayer

6.00 pm Said Eucharist

 

Holy Tuesday - 16th April

8.30 am Morning Prayer

12.30 pm Said Eucharist

7.00 pm Stations of the Cross

starting at Farm Street RC

Church and ending at

Grosvenor Chapel followed

by refreshments

 

Holy Wednesday -

17th April

8.00 am Said Eucharist

 

Maundy Thursday -

18th April

8.30 am Morning Prayer

7.00 pm Solemn Mass of the

Last Supper and Watch

 

Good Friday - 19th April

8.30 am Morning Prayer

12.00 noon The Liturgy of

our Lord's Passion

 

Holy Saturday - 20th April

10.00 am Morning Prayer

 

Easter Sunday - 21st April

5.30 am Dawn Mass followed bybreakfast in the Garden Room

11.00 am Sung Eucharist for

Easter Day with orchestra

 

Thursday 25th April

8.00 am Said Eucharist

 

Friday 26th April

8.30 am Said Eucharist

11.00 am Funeral

 

Sunday 28th April

11.00 am Sung Eucharist on the Second Sunday of Easter

with Holy Baptism

 

Grosvenor Chapel Organ Scholarship

The Scholarship

The Grosvenor Chapel Champniss Organ Scholarship runs from September 1st to August 31st each year and attracts a payment of £2,500 per year generously donated by the Champniss Foundation. The organ scholar will be under the direction of the Director of Music, Richard Hobson, and the Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Dr Richard Fermer.  Worship at the Chapel is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, and the scholarship gives the opportunity to work with the small professional choir in a wide repertoire of mass settings and motets, as well as leading congregational singing.  Please see the published music list on this website for examples of the repertoire.

 

Duties

The organ scholar should attend all services when the choir sings and will also share the playing of the 6 or 7 non choir Sundays per year. On Sundays the Sung Eucharist is at 11.00, preceded by a rehearsal at 9.45.  These timings may change according to circumstances if a different pattern of services is agreed with the Priest-in-Charge, and occasional additional services may be added.

 

The organ scholar will also be the accompanist for the Mayfair Community Choir for which a small additional payment may be made.  He/she will assist Richard Hobson, the conductor of the choir, playing piano or organ for rehearsals and performances, taking sectional rehearsals, and perhaps deputising when necessary.  The choir meets, usually at Grosvenor Chapel, on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 – 8.00.

 

Depending on the skills of the person appointed, the organ scholar will be given the opportunity to accompany all or part of services, to play voluntaries, and to direct the choir.  The Director of Music will assist in the preparation of music to be accompanied or conducted.  The organ scholar might be asked to deputise for the Director of Music occasionally, and assuming their skills are of an appropriate standard, will be offered any additional services (weddings, funerals, memorial services, carol services) for which the Director of Music is unable to be present.  The Organ Scholar might also be asked to accompany the choir on such occasions, should the music chosen require it.  Additional fees will be paid on these occasions.

 

Recitals

Mayfair Organ Concerts was established jointly with St George’s, Hanover Square in January 2013 to continue and expand the Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals begun when the Grosvenor Chapel's William Drake organ was installed in 1991.  The organ scholar will be offered the opportunity to perform in this series if appropriate, and it is hoped that he/she will assist in the organising and running of these concerts and attend each week if possible.

 

Payment and Fees

The Scholarship payment will usually be made termly in equal instalments, other fees for playing or directing are usually paid at the time.

 

The organ scholar will have access to the William Drake organ in the Chapel for personal study and practice by arrangement with the Director of Music and the Administrator, and will have keys for access when the Chapel is closed.  Use of the Richards and Fowkes organ at St George's, Hanover Square is also possible.

 

Richard Hobson has wide experience as an organ teacher, and, should this be appropriate, he will be happy to teach and/or coach the Organ Scholar, including preparation for the RCO diplomas (playing and paperwork), and university organ awards, as part of the organ scholarship.

 

Application should be made to Richard Hobson (hbsrnh@aol.com) with a CV and the names of two referees (one of whom will usually be the applicant’s organ teacher).  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to visit Grosvenor Chapel to meet the Priest-in-Charge and the Director of Music, to play an organ solo of their choice and demonstrate their keyboard skills.  They may then be asked to attend on a Sunday morning to play and accompany the choir if appropriate.

 

Applications for September 2019 are welcome at any time.

 

 

 

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