Dear Brian: Thank you for your interest in the organist/choir director position at St. Sebastian's. Over the past several weeks we have received a remarkable number of strong resumes. Unfortunately, the Search Committee can audition only a smaller subset of the total applicants, and yours was not a chosen resume.
Thank you again for your kind interest, and best of luck in all future musical endeavors.
Story of my life. I suppose the other Providence church I applied to last month is next.
You would think with two very strong recommendation letters, one from a 40-year experienced organist, and one from a former pastor, would prove fruitful. On the other hand, I have a gut feeling that at least one priest of recent (and once happy) memory is badmouthing the shit out of me. In the words of Jesus, "Better for him that he had never been born!"