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Organist/Accompanist/Pianist Position Opening

Rye Congregational Church is seeking an organist and accompanist to work with the music director and  choir for our traditional music services.  Choir rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM and 9:00 AM Sunday mornings.  Services are at 10:00 AM year round. The choir sings from September to mid-June.  Some additional services are required (choral workshops, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve).

The church has two keyboard instruments which include a mid-size functional pipe organ and a 7 foot Schimmel piano in excellent condition.

Applicant needs to be able to follow direction from the music director with the choir accompanying on the piano as well as play solo pieces from both the organ and piano.  This is a part-time position that is less than 15 hours a week.  Salary is $16,000.  Position begins on January 2, 2019 with choir rehearsal and first Sunday January 6.  Church will entertain hiring pianist as long as that hire is willing to learn to play the organ.

If interested, please contact Mindy McMahon at mindy.mcmahon@unh.edu. Please have resumé ready to send.

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Mindy McMahon

Mindy McMahon-smaller fileMelinda McMahon is a mezzo-soprano and an instrumental artist. She has a B.M.E. in choral studies with a minor in harp performance from the University of Kansas, and an M.A. in music history with vocal performance emphasis from UNH. She has appeared as a soloist in Europe and Turkey, and has performed throughout New England and the Midwest.

As a long-term member of the critically-acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival renaissance group, Capella Alamire, she has published 6 CD’s on the Titanic, Dorian Discovery, Naxos and Centaur labels. Partnering with soprano Angelynne Hinson in Sirens’ Song, a duo who is known for their unique blend and varied programming, she has produced two CD’sA Quiet Christmas and Mélange. The Sirens have appeared on numerous regional concert series as well as in London, England.

As an instrumentalist, her experiences cover a wide range of repertoire from early music to theatrical productions. She has performed regionally as well as in Carnegie Hall and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall. Melinda continues to teach harp and voice in her studio, as she has done for over 35 years.