Statement of Purpose
Boston’s busy choral music scene is one dominated by liturgical choral music. The Boston Secular Chorus (“BSC”) will be a stand-out organization. The BSC will only perform secular choral masterworks; no liturgical music will ever be programmed. The repertoire will include works from ancient to modern times. The Boston musical scene is all but devoid of this type of programming, let alone this being the case on a regional or even a national level. The goal is for the chorus to start small—sixteen+ excellent singers—but to think large. The eventual goal is for the chorus to have enough members to perform large ensemble secular masterworks with area orchestras. However, if its fate is to remain a smaller, more select group of singers, then that would be an equally good outcome; so much good and often neglected music exists for such ensembles. Hybrid performances will be the norm. Choral music concerts will eventually include both conventional concert presentations and ones which will include interdisciplinary efforts by dancers, actors, and cutting-edge audiovisual experts, taking their involvement to the next level, one in which genre boundaries are blurred.
The nascent BSC requires a committed group of experts to bring it into being. The BSC seeks to form two governing bodies immediately.
Board of Advisors
• Dr. Chrisopher Clark
• Maria Jane Loizou
• YOUR NAME HERE
• Board of Directors
• (John) Emmanuel Godoy
• Dr. Stanley M. Hoffman
• Thomas Bold
• YOUR NAME HERE
Meetings will be hybrid.
The following talented individuals are actively being sought, first on a volunteer basis, and then on a paying basis once funding is in place.
Staff - Full Time (FT) or Part Time (PT) - LOCAL
· Director of Operations/Secretary (for board meetings only) - FT - LOCAL ONLY
· Director of Finances and Grants/Treasurer - FT - HYBRID OKAY
· Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Development - FT - HYBRID OKAY
· Pianist (for rehearsals and performances) - PT contractor - (LOCAL)
· Graphic Designer - PT contractor - REMOTE OKAY
· Webmaster - PT contractor - REMOTE OKAY
· Legal Assistant/Copyright Law - PT contractor - REMOTE/ HYBRID OKAY
A nonprofit business plan exists as do some other cornerstone documents; others are works in progress.
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remote work will always be fine for as much of each job as one can reasonably achieve that way.
Serious inquiries only, please. Thank you for your consideration.
Stanley M. Hoffman, PhD
Founding Music Director
(CV available upon request)