Jun 30, 2022

Covenant United Methodist Church in Lancaster is seeking an Organist/Accompanist to inspire worship through music on Sunday mornings and for special services throughout the year. Formal music education and strong skills in playing the organ as well as the piano are desired along with experience in accompanying choral groups and also vocal and instrumental soloists. The musician should be a committed Christian who is accomplished in playing hymns and has a repertoire of sacred music for preludes and postludes. The Organist/Accompanist will work with the Director of Music to coordinate music appropriate for each service and to rehearse weekly on the piano with the Chancel Choir and/or soloists or ensembles. Currently the Sunday morning service is at 10:30 A.M. and is blended in nature with the organ and choir offering the more traditional music.

Covenant Church has a tradition of excellence in organ music. The church’s 1926 Casavant pipe organ is one of a handful of historically significant and tonally unaltered instruments in Central Pennsylvania. It contains over 2500 original and 600 tastefully augmented pipes playable from 5 divisions (one floating) on a 3-manual and pedal draw knob console. The tonal resources in the acoustically friendly sanctuary are ideally suited to not only solo performance but also inspired congregational singing.

This position is part-time with the salary being somewhat negotiable depending upon the credentials of the candidate. A full job description can be found on the church’s website: http://www.covenant-umc.com. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume along with references to office@covenant-umc.com.