Boston Secular Chorus: Statement of Purpose and a Call for Leadership
Updated: May 17
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.
This nascent organization requires a committed group of experts to bring it into being. The following talented individuals are actively being sought.
· Director of Operations/Secretary (for board meetings only)
· Director of Finances and Grants/Treasurer
· Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Development
· Pianist (for rehearsals and performances)
· Graphic Designer
· Legal Assistant/Copyright Law
A nonprofit business plan exists as do some other cornerstone documents.
Please send your CV to email@example.com. 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