The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

            THIS WEEK

Sunday 21st April

11:00am Sung Eucharist –

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Philip Moore - Missa in

Tempore Paschalis

C.V.Stanford - Ye choirs

of new Jerusalem

C.V.Stanford - Prelude

on Gartan  Op. 101no.51

 

Tuesday 23rd April 

9.00am Morning Prayer

12.30pm Said Eucharist

1.10pm Mayfair Organ Concert

at St George's Hanover Square

Simon Williams 

(Cheltenham Ladies College)

Bryan Kelly - Gott sei gelobet

und gebenedeiet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Sonata in D minor op. 65 no. 6  

Bryan Kelly - Easter Music

Louis Vierne - Andante;

Final (from Symphony 1 op. 14)

 

Wednesday 24th April 

7.30am Morning Prayer 

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9.00am Morning Prayer

 

Thursday 25th April 

9.00am Morning Prayer

 

Friday 26th April

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Act of Collective Worship St George’s School (parents and carers only) 

 

Sunday 28th April

11:00am Sung Eucharist –

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Orindio Bartolini -

Mass for Five Voices

William Byrd - Cibavit eos

Girolamo Frescobaldi -

Ricercare Dopo il Credo

 

Applications are invited for the position of Organ Scholar at Grosvenor Chapel from September 2024 -

August 2025.  

Details on the music pages.

 

CHAPEL OPENING TIMES

The Chapel is usually open to visitors Monday - Friday during office hours.

The Chapel is also open on

Saturdays for Occasional Offices, and

Sundays for the 11am Sung Eucharist.

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 £3,000 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, Fr Stephen Coleman.  Applications are invited from organists over 18 of at least grade 8 ABRSM standard, with some experience of service playing.  The next appointment will be made for September 2024.

 

Duties

The organ scholar will be expected to attend all Sunday services at 11.00 when the choir sings and to share the playing of the 6 or 7 non choir Sundays per year. On Sundays the rehearsal begins at 9.45 for the 11.00 service.  Occasional weekday services are at 6.30pm except for Good Friday when it is at midday.

 

Additional duties might also include playing for a monthly family service and for one or two school services per term.  These could be shared with the Director of Music, or time off on Sunday mornings arranged in lieu.

 

The organ scholar will also be the accompanist for the Mayfair Community Choir for which a small additional payment might be made.  He/she will assist the conductor of the choir, playing 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.

 

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 his or her skills are of an appropriate standard, will be offered any additional services (weddings, funerals, memorial 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 Organ was installed in 1991.  The organ scholar will be offered the opportunity to perform in this series, and it is hoped that he/she will assist in the organising and running of these concerts. 

 

Payment and Fees

The Scholarship payment will usually be made termly in equal instalments, other fees for playing or directing at weddings, funerals, memorial services and carol services, should he or she be required, are paid in arrears.

 

The organ scholar will have access to the chapel organ 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. 

 

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.  The Champniss Foundation is also able to make additional grants for organ study.

 

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. 

 

Applications for September each year should be made by the end of March, though inquiries are welcome at any time.

 

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