Collaborative Pianist Job Description 

The San Francisco Bach Choir, a 70-voice community choir, is seeking an experienced collaborative pianist to join our musical staff.  Core repertoire is centered around Renaissance and Baroque music but includes choral music of all periods.  

Duties

  • Accompanying rehearsal on grand piano (playing keyboard parts, orchestral reductions, and open choral score as needed)
  • Possibly playing the Choir’s 4-rank positive organ in dress rehearsals and concerts
  • Playing from figured bass is not required, but welcomed.
  • Depending upon the repertoire, the pianist may or may not be required to participate in dress rehearsals and concerts. 
  • There may be an opportunity to play a short solo work within a concert set.

Schedule

  • The seasons generally run from late August to mid-May.
  • Weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7-10pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, at Fillmore & Jackson in San Francisco.  
  • 4 Saturday rehearsals (10am-3pm):   9/10, 10/1; 11/5, 11/12
  • Possible additional concert week rehearsals, depending on repertoire (Wed & Fri 7-10pm):  11/30, 12/2; concerts: Sat 12/3 7:30pm & Sun 12/4 4pm   

For the 2022-2023 season, pianist will initially be hired for a trial period (Aug 31-Oct 16, 2022; Oct 18-Dec 4, 2022; Jan 17-Mar 7, 2023; Mar 14-May 9, 2023) before being offered a permanent position.

Rate to be negotiated upon offer of position. Some benefits available.

To apply, please send a brief resume, including references and complete contact information, to positions@sfbach.org.