Job Opportunity: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose, PA is looking for an organist for weekly Eucharist, major Holy Days, and extra services when required as available. The incumbent will play a prelude and postlude, hymns as well as service music. We use hymnals approved by General Convention for services. Music is selected by the Priest in Charge. We have interest in reinstituting our choir when our numbers increase. Organist has access to church for practice purposes. Standard compensation rate. Start date September 4, 2022. Please send cover letter and resume to Mother Liz Grohowski at erdaliz@hotmail.com.

Celebrate America: Music for Independence Day

First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, 97 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter, American Guild of Organists, will present Celebrate America: Music for Independence Day on Sunday, July 3 at 3:00 p.m.

The program will feature organ music performed by Canon Mark Laubach in addition to prayers, readings, congregational hymns, music for brass and percussion, and a combined choir under the direction of John Vaida and accompanied by organist Carl Ruck. Repertoire will include Mack Wilberg’s stirring “Anthem of Peace” and Ron Jeffer’s setting of a Native American text by Chief Seattle titled “This We Know.”

“Celebrate America” is presented as part of the 250th anniversary celebration of The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Raphael Micca at rdmicca@agopane.org or 570-301-9253.

Organists are acknowledged by John Vaida at the 2019 “Celebrate America” concert. From left: Canon Mark Laubach, Carl Ruck, Mark Pall, and Michael Sowa.