British Choirs on the Net

This is a new free listing for choral vacancies and associated opportunities. These will be removed as they pass their closing date. Please mention 'British Choirs on the Net' when applying.

Please email details of any choral vacancies to Phillip Tolley

Please also remember to email me when you have filled these posts so that you do not continue to receive applications after the event.


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Conductors/Musical Directors

Nottingham Bach Choir is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director in succession to Paul Hale, starting in September 2019. Founded in 1954, we now have a strong reputation for accomplished performances in a region with a lively and competitive musical culture. We are a friendly auditioned choir of around 100 singers and give three or four concerts every season, for at least two of which we engage professional soloists. Our orchestral concerts are usually supported by the Nottingham Bach Players, professional and skilled amateur musicians, many of whom work with us on a regular basis.

The core of our repertoire draws on the major works in the classical canon, but we have also performed new work by national and local composers. In November 2018 we will perform Elgar’s The Apostles, followed in March 2019 by JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Southwell Minster. The choir, which is a registered charity, is managed by an active committee of elected trustees in close collaboration with the Musical Director. We rehearse in Nottingham on Tuesday evenings with a professional accompanist. Fuller details of the choir, including recent programmes and an archive of works performed since 2000 can be found on our website nottinghambachchoir.org.uk

An application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from the website. Auditions and interviews will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd 2018.

[Posted 13 June 2018 - Closing date 31 August 2018]


Musical Director for Community Choir- Carlisle Community Choir is looking to appoint a Musical Director from 23rd September 2018. The person we are looking for will be skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated and will encourage and challenge the choir in a positive and enjoyable way. Carlisle Community Choir was formed in 2012 and is open to everyone regardless of singing experience or ability to read music. This SATB choir numbers over 80 members and sings a wide variety of musical styles. We rehearse every Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Holy Trinity on Stanhope Road Carlisle, with a summer break mid June to September and shorter breaks over both Christmas and Easter. The choir gives annual concerts in December and June of each year and takes part in many other local events and performances by invitation. The choir strives to deliver performances of the highest standard we can achieve and has taken part with success in Choir of the Year, Manchester Amateur Choral Competition and the Carlisle Music Festival, where the choir won their class in 2018.

The person we are looking for will have -
1 Experience of working with a large choir of varying musical experiences, the ability to explain things in different ways and motivate a large group of people.

2 Wide knowledge of choral repertoire in a variety of styles and the ability to select an appropriate range of music for the choir to sing.

3 The ability to challenge and develop the choir and our performances in an enjoyable and productive way.

4 A firm commitment to the choir, our rehearsals and our performances.

5 Experience of working with a committee and the commitment to work together with our proactive committee to achieve the best for the choir.

6 The ability to conduct rehearsals and plan an effective rehearsal schedule over the season to deliver performances of a high standard.

7 The ability to work carefully with the choir’s professional accompanist and have connections with other professional musicians and singing teachers who might work with the choir.


Remuneration:

The role will attract an hourly rate of £40 and reasonable travel expenses will also be paid in addition to this fee. The successful candidate will have a probationary period of one year with the hope to extend this further.

To apply:

Applications should be sent to carlislecommunitychoir@hotmail.com by the closing date of 31st July 2018 at 5pm. The application email should include a current CV and a covering letter that outlines your vision for the choir and also how you meet the seven criteria outlined above. Any further information can be obtained by emailing the choir website.
Interviews will be held during the morning of 16th September 2018 at: Holy Trinity Church, Stanhope Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7BB. Successful applicants will be called back for audition with the choir on the same afternoon. The post will commence on 23rd September 2018.

[Posted 13 June 2018]


Job Title: Principal Vocal Animateur

Location:                             Nottingham City Centre
Salary range:                     £20,000 - £22,00 (pro-rata) per annum + freelance fees
Hours:                                   2 days (flexible hours)
Starting Date:                    1 September 2018 or at a date convenient to the successful candidate

The role of Principal Vocal Animateur is a vital post at Music for Everyone (www.music-for-everyone.org), a unique, dynamic and successful music participation organisation for people of all ages in the East Midlands. 
We are looking for an experienced vocal specialist with a commitment to support and enhance Music for Everyone’s existing youth and adult programme.
The post holder will have proven strengths in directing choral groups and have a wide knowledge of repertoire for both adults and youth.  The main responsibilities of the post include but are not limited to:

  • overseeing the running and development of our Vocal workshop events (3 per year) and also conducting some of the Vocals groups
  • overseeing the running and development of our regularly rehearsing youth choirs which meet on a Tuesday evening from 6.15 – 7.30pm (junior groups) and 7.30pm – 9pm (senior group)
  • developing a series of school workshops to raise the profile of MfE’s Vocal programme 
  • assisting in conducting MfE Daytime Voices groups
  • assisting in conducting MfE’s Nottingham Festival Chorus at workshops and weekend courses
  • exploring the possibility of, and devising new, music-making opportunities for singers, both adult and youth, across the region

For full job description and application details please contact Su Evans (General Manager), Email: su@music-for-everyone.org or tel: 0115 958 9312. The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 22 June 2018. Interviews will take place in Nottingham on Wednesday 11 July 2018.  Candidates called for interview will be required to take a rehearsal of one of the Tuesday evening youth choirs on Tuesday 26 June and of MfE’s chamber choir the East of England Singers on Wednesday 4 July.

[Posted 10 June 2018 - Closing dates 22 June 2018(noon)]


Musical Director required for The Orwell Singers, near Cambridge. We are a mixed choir with no audition - current numbers are 10 sopranos, 10 altos, 6 tenors and 4 basses. We have been in existence for almost 30 years and our members come from a fairly wide catchment area between Cambridge and Royston.  Our aim is to provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to sing a wide repertoire of music, both sacred and secular, for enjoyment and performance – we usually put on two concerts a year.

Our current conductor, Jacquie McBride, has been with us for nearly five years and during this time we have grown in numbers and confidence and our standard of singing has improved considerably. In addition to concerts in Orwell Village Hall the Singers have also recently performed in Trinity College Chapel and Emmanuel United Reform Church in Cambridge.

We are looking for a person to continue the traditions of the choir – someone who enjoys all kinds of music, who is good at encouraging people and has a sense of humour. We can offer a fee/expenses and we need someone from September 2018. We have an excellent accompanist who plays for the concerts but not for rehearsals, so keyboard skills are essential.

We meet on Mondays during school term times at the Methodist Schoolroom, Town Green Road, Orwell SG8 5QL from 7.30 – 9.30 pm and we would be very happy for anyone who might be interested to come along on a Monday evening to meet us. To find out more, take a look at our website - www.orwellsingers.co.uk - or come along to our summer concert on Saturday June 23rd from 7.00pm at St Andrew’s Church, Orwell. Contact: Katie Reid on 01223 207387 or katie.reid@talk21.com

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir is looking for an experienced, energetic new MD. We are a vibrant, mixed-ability SSA choir with over 60 registered members and perform around six concerts a year. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:45 – 9:45pm at Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall in the heart of the Peak District and enjoy singing a varied repertoire. The new MD will be supported by a fabulous accompanist and a strong and active committee. The role is paid a generous hourly rate (details on application) and is due to start in September 2018. For more information or to apply please contact Margaret Cooper: margaret.a.cooper16@outlook.com /

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Magic Voices Choir are looking for a great MD/ Choir Leader from or near to St. Albans to lead our brand new, musical theatre, contemporary choir. All our arrangements are original and exceptional quality and written for us exclusively by a West End Musical Director. Recommendations as well as applicants are gratefully received.
Please contact us at:   mike@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Magic Voices Choir are looking for a great MD/ Choir Leader from or near to York/ Harrogate to lead our brand new, musical theatre, contemporary choir. All our arrangements are original and exceptional quality and written for us exclusively by a West End Musical Director. Recommendations as well as applicants are gratefully received.
Please contact us at:   mike@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Woven Chords is a mixed-voice community choir of 23 years standing and, due to our present director moving from the area, is looking for a new musical director, preferably to start in September 2018.

Currently the choir has over 30 attending members and follows the “Natural Voice Practioners” ethos - no auditions, no music scores, “if you can speak you can sing:” with the emphasis on having fun through singing. Woven Chords sings in the a cappella (unaccompanied) style, in harmony, and has a repertoire of over 200 world music songs in various languages.

The choir has built up quite a substantial local following over the years for its energetic and enthusiastic concerts. It has also performed further afield when opportunities have presented themselves. Choir members range in age from 20s to 70s and form an incredibly friendly, supportive group who love singing together.

Woven Chords is supported by South Kesteven District Council and sessions take place on Thursdays, 7.30 to 9.30pm, at Stamford Arts Centre during school term times. Remuneration is paid through the Arts Centre and is at a very competitive rate. '

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to lead a lively, energetic, full-voiced, group of very lovely people. To have a look at some of our past and future events visit www.wovenchords.com

For further information please contact Hilary on 01778393429 or email: bloomerclan@aol.com

[Posted 3 June 2018]


Director of Children’s Choir, Our Lady of Grace and St Edward’s, Chiswick. To establish, direct and develop a Children’s Choir in rehearsing and performing at the 9.45am Family Mass each Sunday as well as Christmas, Holy Week and Easter liturgies.

Principal duties and responsibilities

1. To select appropriate choral and organ and piano music for the 9.45am Family Mass in consultation with the Parish Priest.

2. To rehearse the Children’s Choir for one and a half hours on one evening a week.

3. To direct the Children’s Choir at the 9.45am Sunday Mass.

4. To play the keyboard or direct the keyboard player as appropriate

5. To direct the Children’s Choir within the principal Christmas, Holy Week and Easter liturgies

Salary: £6,000 per annum Hours of work: Sunday mornings from approximately 9.15am to 10.45am (except in August) plus 1.5 hours on one evening per week (except in August), plus Christmas, Holy Week, Easter [and Holyday] liturgies. A flexible approach towards working hours will be required.

Experience required

1. Knowledge and appreciation of music in the Catholic liturgy (desirable)

2. Strong choral direction skills, preferably of both children’s and adult church choirs.

3. Keyboard skills sufficient to lead a choir rehearsal and performance.

4. Experience of playing the organ in a church setting (desirable but not essential)



N.B This is not intended to be a comprehensive description of the duties of the post. The post holder may be required to undertake other related duties as required.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) Interviews: w/c 25 June 2018 Please reply to: HR dept, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN Tel: 020 7798 9167 Fax: 020 7798 9012 Email:juliedauncey@rcdow.org.uk For a full job description and application form please see http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs

[Posted 3 June 2018- Closing date: Friday 22 June 2018]


Director of Music required by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Springfield Road Horsham, West Sussex. The Roman Catholic parish of St. John the Evangelist, Horsham wishes to appoint a Director of Music. The parish currently has no paid organists or formal choir: as such, the appointee will benefit from the opportunity to develop, initially, an entirely new junior choir and in due course, one or more adult choirs, recruited both from the parish (which is a thriving community with a large number of enthusiastic youth and two primary schools both with existing choirs) and the wider community. Horsham has a thriving musical scene, with a symphony orchestra and several secular choirs. The primary purpose of the new choirs will be to sing Chant and motets at the 9:15 Mass on Sundays, as well as on major feast days including Christmas and the Easter Triduum and special events, First Holy Communions, weddings, funerals etc. The job represents an exciting opportunity to establish and develop a choral tradition which it is hoped will last for generations to come.

The appointee will be expected to oversee attainment of RSCM affiliation for the junior choir, and to implement its “Voice for Life” training scheme for future choristers. The appointee will benefit from the full support of the Parish Priest, with whom they will work closely, and that of the whole congregation. The parish is also keen in due course to recruit a paid organist/organ scholar to work alongside the Director of Music.

The salary, broadly in line with current RSCM rates, will be determined on the basis of qualifications, experience, level of availability and by negotiation with the successful applicant, and will be payable either by hourly rate or annual salary. The church is willing to demonstrate flexibility in renegotiating the remuneration should the workload increase over time.

The successful applicant must have experience as a choral director and be sympathetic to traditional-style Roman Catholic liturgy, with a working knowledge of Gregorian plainchant and Renaissance polyphony. A competent organist would also be preferred. Applicants will be energetic, dynamic, innovative and able to establish a rapport with young singers: a full DBS check and references will therefore be required. The parish is open to considering younger candidates with a choral/organ scholar background keen to gain experience of building and directing a choir. Please apply by email to stjohnshorshamchoir@gmail.com or by letter marked “Director of Music Application” to The Parish Priest, The Presbytery, 3 Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 2PJ, with curriculum vitae.

[Posted 28 May 2018]


Musical Director wanted for Cambridge Chord Company. Do you have the skill, dedication and inspirational enthusiasm to direct a top ranking male barbershop chorus? Cambridge Chord Company  was established in 1990, since when we have been entertaining audiences at home and abroad as well as putting in consistently high-scoring performances in competition. We rehearse on Thursdays and you can find us at www.singccc.org
Our current Musical Director leaves at the end of May after a long and successful career with us. We are looking for an MD who can expand our musical development, improve our competitive success and keep our audiences clapping. If you think this is for you, then please email your CV or any questions to Alan Conochie, our Chairman, at alanconochie@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 22 May 2018]


The award winning Kinder Choirs (formerly the Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak) are seeking a new Children’s Musical Director from September/October 2018. The organisation has been one of the major success stories in the cultural life of Derbyshire since their formation in 1991 by their founder Joyce Ellis MBE. During this time the choirs have gained a national and international profile with successes in major competitions and festivals, including twice winners of the highly prestigious Llangollen International Eisteddfod, major concert engagements, and appearances on TV and radio, and in European tours. They perform regularly in a wide variety of venues including cathedrals and national concert halls, as well as all over Derbyshire.  We are a registered charity and have a Board of Trustees.
We hope to have someone in situ for the beginning of September or shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic professional musician with experience and understanding of young developing voices, vocal health and classical technique; someone with energy and enthusiasm, able to invigorate the organisation and inspire a high standard of performance.  The post involves liaising with the Founder Director, who is responsible for the overall running of the choir, and an ability to work collaboratively. An Enhanced DBS clearance, together with personal and professional references, will be required.

Children’s Musical Director Job Description.


The choir’s annual timetable runs from September to the end of August. The Children’s Musical Director will be expected to liaise with the Founder Director, the Trust of the organisation and the Administrator.  For children there is no audition necessary to join the choirs and no-one is precluded for reasons of cost, with bursaries being available on a confidential basis where there is need.  The choirs rehearse in Whaley Bridge weekly on Monday and Tuesday evenings for 4 hours each evening during the Derbyshire Schools’ term time. In November and May/June there are often Sunday afternoon rehearsals as the choirs prepare for their Christmas programme or their annual summer concert in Buxton Opera House.  Over the year the choirs take part in a variety of concerts (both self-promotions and outside invitations), occasional professional performances, occasional competitions, tours and residential events.  Choice of repertoire and concert programming is discussed with the Founder Director.  The choice of repertoire will reflect the skills and development of the individual choirs; it must aim to provide challenge, variety and enjoyment, and also consider the enjoyment of the audience. There will be a requirement for the successful candidate to be active within the High Peak community seeking exciting initiatives for recruitment and the overall development of the choirs.  There will be some related administration and communications needed as a part of the role.
The fee is negotiable and will reflect the experience and calibre of the candidate.  There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to develop their role within the organisation.

For a full specification of the position, more about the choirs and details of how to apply please contact joyce.ellis001@gmail.com

[Posted 22 May 2018]


New Musical Director for Community Choir -  Peterborough Take Note Community Choir is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Musical Director from September 2018.  The MD will encourage and challenge  the choir in an enjoyable, positive and supportive  way.  We are a  well established community choir of mixed ability where everyone is welcome regardless of their singing/music reading ability.  Our 60+ members are experienced in singing in three/ four part harmonies in a variety of music from pop to classical and beyond.   The choir produces a minimum of two concerts per year in addition to a number of smaller community based collaborations. Rehearsals are held weekly at St Oswald’s Church Hall, 933 Lincoln Road Peterborough PE4 6AE on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.45pm, we do not meet in August and generally have two weeks off over Easter and Christmas. The fee is to be discussed and is commensurate with experience.

Job Description:

  • Experience of conducting a large community choir or similar type of organisation.
  • Have extensive knowledge of choral music from a variety of genres
  • Demonstrable teaching ability encompassing a wide variety of students  would be a distinct advantage.
  • Select appropriate and balanced repertoire for concerts in liaison with the choir, choosing a wide and varied selection of music in order to challenge more able members without disadvantaging others.  (Members choose 50% of the music sung, the MD the other 50%)
  • Extend the choir’s repertoire, challenge and nurture each members’ skill set
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Work in unison with the choir committee and attend meetings when required
  • An ability to arrange/compose and teach by ear would be a distinct  advantage
  • Be able to make rehearsals enjoyable and relaxing and interact with members
  • Have the ability to make appropriate Learning Tracks for members to study in their own time
  • Be prepared to make a firm commitment to the choir
  • Conduct and direct rehearsals in liaison with the choir accompanist

The successful candidate will have a three month probationary period to be reviewed by both parties at that time. Expressions of interest should be sent together with a CV by email by 07/06/18 to Peter Ward, Chair PTNCC, email:  wards@petshe.plus.com.  Interviews and  auditions will be held from Tuesday 3rd July

[Posted 21 May 2018 - Closing date 7 June 2018]


Music for Everyone is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced conductor to lead their Junior Voices choir for children of ages 7-10.  The choir rehearses weekly during term-time on Tuesday evenings from 6:15-7:30pm at the Nottingham Emmanuel School (NG2 7YF). They work towards a concert performance at the end of each term.  The singers recently participated in the Music for Youth Festival and are currently preparing for a part in the Jonathan Dove opera, Tobias and the Angel at the Nottingham Cathedral Music Festival in June.

There is also the opportunity for other freelance work at our Vocals youth singing courses (http://www.music-for-everyone.org/whats-on/youth-music/vocals/) and possible schools workshops.

Rate of pay for rehearsals: £26 per hour: Start date: Tuesday 11th September 2018 - Shortlisted candidates will be asked to take part of a rehearsal with the Junior Voices on Tuesday 26th June

How to apply: by email to Su Evans, please attach a current CV: su@music-for-everyone.org

[Posted 21 May 2018 - Closing date 15 June 2018]


Caerphilly Community Chorus is seeking to form a children’s choir, comprising of local pupils from year 3-6. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated MD to encourage and challenge the choir in a positive, supportive and enjoyable way. We require someone with the skills to inspire, motivate and develop the singing voices of the children with an element of fun. The post is to commence in September 2018, allowing time to recruit choir members and build up the choir. The successful candidate will be a music educator with experience in conducting, who is able to work well with children. The goal is to perform 3 concerts annually, with a few performances at local events.

The choir will rehearse on Friday evenings, during term time, for 1 hour. Choir rehearsals will take place at the Vanguard Centre, United Reformed Church, Van Road, Caerphilly CF83 1JZ. Remuneration is based on a fee per rehearsal and per concert/event, to be discussed at interview. The candidate will be subject to clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Checks (DBS). The candidate is required to apply in writing, enclosing curriculum vitae. Please state clearly your skills and experience for the above role. Interviews will be held in early July 2018. For more information, a job description and person specification, please contact caerphillycommunitychorus@gmail.com

[Posted 16 May 2018 - Closing date 15 June 2018]


Musical Director required for the Mickleover Singers. The Mickleover Singers are a mixed ability SATB choir of around 30 voices who meet weekly on Mondays between 7.30 - 9.30 in St John's Church, Mickleover. Our current MD is taking a break from conducting to focus on performance and other projects, so the position will be vacant from September 2018.  The position is paid and the new MD will be ably supported by a highly competent accompanist and an active committee.  The choirs repertoire and ability has grown under our departing MD and we are seeking a similar enthusiastic musician with a good sense of humour who will continue to push and develop the choir. Recent performances have included Gilbert & Sullivan Pirates of Penzance, Faure Requiem, Poulenc Motets, a Les Miserables medley, excerpts from Handel Messiah, and Rutter Sprig of Thyme.
For more information please visit www.mickleoversingers.co.uk or email Gerry Bryant, Chair - gerry.bryanthome@btinternet.com

[Posted 16 May 2018]


The Love2sing Choir is looking for a vibrant, warm, fun, and patient personality to run an established 40 member daytime choir from September 4th 2018. The choir sings a variety of Pop, Rock, Big Band and traditional choral pieces. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys teaching adults and wants to have regular well paid work that is fun and rewarding.  Applicants must own their own PA and have a full UK drivers licence.

Rehearsals run in Ickenham, Hillingdon, Greater London on Tuesday afternoons 1-3pm. You must be able to commit to 35 scheduled term time rehearsals per year and 4 Concerts. The Autumn term 2018 will be a probationary term (13 weeks) with training at £85 per 2hr rehearsal. If successful you will then receive full pay from Spring 2019 £100 per 2hr rehearsal.

Love2sing is currently expanding. If you are successful you may have the opportunity to run additional choirs in the London and Greater London area. 
For the full job spec please send a statement of interest and current CV to admin@love2sing.co.uk.

[Posted 14 May 2018 - Closing date 1 July 2018]


Southampton University Chamber Choir are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to lead the choir as musical director! They should have experience in choral conducting and be a well-rounded musician who can challenge young and inspired students with strong choral abilities. Management and organisation of the choir is the role of the committee, who will work closely with the musical director in decisions regarding repertoire, concerts, and future visions. 

Southampton University Chamber Choir is an award-winning choir made up of 20-30 singers across the university, ranging in age, background and degrees. Established in 2004, SUCC is the only auditioned choir at the university and has a reputation for fine singing and a close community spirit. We are a young, upcoming choir who attract a large pool of students to audition each year. Being a dynamic choir, we are able to adapt and develop our sound to aim to perform to the highest standard across the local area and further afield. We sing a variety of genres, but our focus is unaccompanied contemporary classical repertoire with aspects of sacred music. Find out more about us! https://www.chamber-choir.com/

Job Terms:

  • Weekly Tuesday evening rehearsals
  • A series of concerts throughout the year
  • Annual tour

Start date: 09/10/18 - One year rolling contract; Salary: open for discussion depending on experience; Location: Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Please email Claire Bruton at suchamberchoir@gmail.com with a current CV and cover letter. There will be a short interview in September and a 15 minute audition during the first rehearsal of the 2018/19 academic year.

[Posted 11 May 2018 - Closing date 31 August 2018]


The City of York Council Staff Choir are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and capable choral leader who can take this workplace choir forward. The post requires a candidate who can lead and accompany the group in rehearsal, with accompanists being brought in for performance, when necessary. Imagination and enthusiasm are a pre-requisite for the role of Musical Director. Salary will be negotiable dependent upon experience. Rehearsal times will be 12.30 pm. to 1.30 pm. every Thursday in term time.
All rehearsals will be in central York. Applications are to be in the form of a CV and covering letter and e-mailed to cansingchoir@gmail.com. Auditions with the choir will be held on Thursday, 7th and Thursday 14th June 2018.

More information can be found below and  on The Choir’s website www.cansingyork.org.uk

[Posted 10 May 2018 - Closing date 30 May 2018]


Musical Director required, commencing Aug/Sep 2018, for the Inverness Singers, a long-established choir with a varied repertoire. An honorarium will be paid, or a negotiable fee in the case of a professional musician.
For further details, please contact Ken or Margaret Young on kenmag20@btinternet.com or 01463 232835.

[Posted 10 May 2018]


Music Director St. James’ Church West End Southampton. We seek a music director to lead our RSCM affiliated choir, play organ, develop our choral worship, and be responsible for overseeing the exciting musical opportunities in our vibrant parish church. Remuneration: £4,968 per annum. Download Profile, Role description and Application form at: www.st.jameswestend.org.uk Contact: Revd Thomas Wharton 07796 104800 rev.thomaswharton@gamil.com Applications to be returned by 31st May at midday.

[Posted 09 May 2018 - Closing date 31 May 2018]


The New Tottenham Singers, a non-audition amateur choir based in Tottenham, North London, is seeking an Assistant Musical Director to provide maternity cover for initially one term.  This is a particularly exciting time for the choir in terms of projects and programmes, and the AMD role is crucial to the success of the performances.

The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings with additional Saturday rehearsals in preparation for performances.  The Autumn Term runs from Tuesday 4th September to Tuesday 11th December, with concert dates booked on Saturday 10th November and Saturday 15th December alongside additional Saturday rehearsals, some still TBC.  Tuesday rehearsals are remunerated at £50 and Saturday rehearsals and concert days at £100 unless stated otherwise.  

Key roles, responsibilities and dates are as follows:

  • To provide accompaniment and/or lead sectionals on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm - 9.30pm as required at £50 per rehearsal (Autumn Term: 15 Tuesdays x £50 = £750);
  • To play the keyboard part in the orchestra for a Concert of Remembrance on Saturday 10th November with a rehearsal from 2pm on the day and an orchestra rehearsal on Saturday 13th October from 10.30am - 5pm (£200 flat fee for both);
  • To attend a rehearsal on Saturday 27th October with choir, soloists and orchestra from 11.30am - 6pm (£100);
  • To play in the Christmas Concert with rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (£100).

There will also be at least one (probably two) more Saturday rehearsal(s) during the Autumn Term which are not yet fixed in the choir diary and are therefore open to negotiation which would be remunerated at £100 each.

We are therefore looking for an extremely competent pianist, accompanist and well-rounded musician in terms of musical genres with strong sight-reading skills who is able to direct sectional rehearsals and, if necessary, direct the whole choir.  Competence as an organist is desirable, but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain further experience of choral accompaniment and leadership with a friendly, sociable choir that enjoys a diverse range of ages and abilities within its membership.

Interviews and primary auditions are provisionally scheduled for Saturday 16th June with short-listed candidates being invited to attend a mutually convenient subsequent Tuesday rehearsal in July.  Please therefore indicate in your application if you are unavailable on Saturday 16th June, which will not present a barrier to your application.

Applicants should write to the Musical Director, Tom Fowkes, at director@tottenhamsingers.com with a covering letter/email outlining your skills, experience and reasons for interest in the position alongside a CV and any footage and/or recordings of your work that may be available by the closing date of Saturday 2nd June 2018.

Further information regarding The New Tottenham Singers is available at www.tottenhamsingers.com and www.youtube.com/user/atubec

[Posted 09 May 2018 - Closing date 2 June 2018]


Choir Director, University of Greenwich. The University of Greenwich is seeking a talented, enthusiastic and committed individual to lead and manage the University Choir, following Nicholas Jenkins’ (previous role holder) appointment as Glyndebourne Chorus Master. The University of Greenwich Choir is a non-auditioning, community choir open to all staff and students of the University of Greenwich, as well as alumni and friends. The average membership of the Choir in 2018 is currently around 55-60 singers, with membership consistently on the increase. The choir performs a very wide range of music, from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man to Skyfall (Adele). Recent performances have included Mozart Great Mass in C minor, Janacek Our Father, Elgar The Snow, pop songs and songs from musicals and films. The choir is keen to develop and grow and the Choir Director will need to engage with Choir members to gain feedback, ideas, guide them with knowledge of the wider music world and ensure the Choir is relevant and modern.

The role also involves administering the David Fussey Choral Exhibition scheme. The scheme is open to any new or existing student at the University of Greenwich who becomes a member of the University of Greenwich Choir, subject to a vocal audition, and involves a cash bursary being awarded to the student in return for participation and help in running the choir see https://www.gre.ac.uk/about-us/music/choir/choral_exhibition
The role will commence in August 2018 and comes with a £6,500 annual fee. The contract is for one year, which may be renewed, and is based on the need for approximately 32 sessions with 4 performances. These are in October (a short informal concert), early December (University Carol Services in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel on December 4th 2018), March (Classical with orchestra.) and May (a mixture of pop, film, musicals, shows and light classical). Further sessions may be discussed with the successful candidate if they feel they are warranted. Rehearsals take place on Mondays in term time from 6.30-8.30pm. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and a 30 minute rehearsal with the choir on June 18th 2018. Applications should be made in writing with an appropriate CV and statement of interest of no more than 1000 words, and sent to choir@greenwich.ac.uk by 5:00pm on 25th May 2018. For further details please email choir@greenwich.ac.uk

[Posted 07 May 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


The People’s Choir, Yeovil is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Musical Director from September 2018 to challenge and encourage the choir in a positive, supportive and enjoyable way. We are a non auditioned, well established community choir of mixed ability with about 50 members, where everyone is welcome whether or not they have experience of singing or of reading music. The choir gives two concerts per year - in the Summer and at Christmas. These take place at St John’s Church, Yeovil. In addition there are occasional performances within the local community and at the Octagon Theatre where we join forces with larger choral societies. Rehearsals are held at St John’s Church Schoolrooms Yeovil BA20 1HE, on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9pm in term time. Expressions of interest together with a CV should be emailed to: The People's Choir Chairman richardmdobbs@yahoo.com by Friday 25th May, 2018. Interviews/auditions will be held on Tuesday 5th June from 6pm. Remuneration The fee is to be discussed, based on experience
Job Description and necessary requirements for the post • Experience of conducting a large choir together with relevant training • Have a wide knowledge of choral music from a variety of genre • Demonstrate good organisational skills • The ability to arrange/compose and teach by ear would be an advantage • Have the ability to make rehearsals enjoyable and to interact positively with the choir • Select an appropriate and balanced repertoire for concerts, liaising with the Librarian and Treasurer • Extend the choir’s repertoire; challenge and nurture all members of the choir whatever their ability • Conduct and direct rehearsals, liaising with the choir accompanist • Work with the choir committee and attend its meetings when required • Be prepared to make a firm commitment to the choir The successful candidate will have a three month probationary period to be reviewed by both parties at that time.

[Posted 07 May 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


Musical Director required. We are an enthusiatic established Ladies choir of some 7 years based on the Fylde Coast in Cleveleys, Lancashire, small in number but not in quality. We have 18 members currently but are looking to grow with the right person at the helm. Our founding MD is retiring at the end of May as he will celebrate his 89th birthday this year. We currently rehearse on a Thursday evening in Cleveleys 7.30pm-9.30pm and perform for worthy causes throughout the year. Our main genre is Musicals but we are an experienced group and are willing to try anything new.

Further information can be obtained by emailing julieh@btinternet.com or by ringing 01253 860887 or 01253 273275

[Posted 03 May 2018]


Magic Voices Choir are looking for a new Musical Director to lead our Harrogate/ York contemporary choir. We are looking for someone with a bright, warm, friendly personality and their own musical equipment (keyboard and amplifier). We rehearse weekly during one evening per week (Monday-Thursday can be negotiated). This is a well paid post and very rewarding! Please contact mike@magicvoices.co.uk for more information.

[Posted 03 May 2018]


Warwick based contemporary choir are seeking a new Musical Director to lead our rehearsals and concerts. We are looking for someone with a bright, warm, friendly personality and their own musical equipment (keyboard and amplifier). We rehearse every Tuesday evening. This is a well paid post and very rewarding! Please contact mike@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 03 May 2018]


Sawtry Chorale, based in Sawtry near Huntingdon, Cambs, is looking for a new musical director from September 2018. We are an amateur community choir of mixed voices (SATB), established in 1986. There are currently 30 members of all ages and varying musical experience. We enjoy singing a wide range of music; sacred and secular, traditional and modern, and usually perform 4 concerts a year in aid of good causes. Rehearsals take place in Sawtry from 7.45 - 9.45pm on Wednesdays with breaks for summer, Christmas and a week at Easter. The position is paid on a sessional, self-employed basis. Expressions of interest with a CV can be sent via email to joyceday1930@hotmail.com

[Posted 28 April 2018]


St Mark’s Church, Parish of Swindon New Town, seek to appoint a new Director of Music and Organist at our Traditional Anglican Church. We seek someone to direct the choir for Sunday sung Mass, lead weekly or monthly choir practices and play up to 12 other services in the year. The Parish is a member of Forward in Faith, with episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Ebbsfleet. Salary will be in line with RSCM rates.

Please contact the Parish Office on 01793 538220 Email: swindonnewtown@btinternet.com

[Posted 27 April 2018]


Haslemere Musical Society seeks a new Chorus Master/Mistress. Well-versed in the classical choral repertoire to train its chorus of 60-70 voices, starting December 2018 or January 2019. We will welcome a leader who brings enthusiasm and enjoyment, able to give constructive help and support to our singers at Monday evening rehearsals. Our symphony orchestra and chorus together perform three concerts per year, conducted by Dr James Ross, Music Director. Founded in 1923, we draw members and audiences from Surrey and neighbouring West Sussex and Hampshire. For further information and full guidance on how to apply please go to www.hmsoc.org.uk  

[Posted 27 April 2018 - Closing date 27 May 2018]


The A Cappella Singers is looking for a new Director of Music! Start date: Sept 5th 2018. We are the A Cappella Singers, an accomplished amateur choir of 23 years, rehearsing and performing in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. We are currently under the direction of Rory Johnston who is standing down at the end of the summer season. We are looking for a dynamic and inspiring Director to continue with, and improve, the choir’s repertoire and high standard of vocal production and performance. A new Director would ideally be interested in overseeing new performance opportunities, the choir’s 25th anniversary, and be looking for at least a two-year position or long-term.


The choir does not just sing a cappella, and performs a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, achieving the larger liturgical and light classical works. We usually perform three concerts a year in venues around the area, and have done several short performances for Radio Lancashire in Blackburn. We rehearse in Wilpshire near Blackburn on Wednesday evenings during term-time.  For more general information please see our Facebook page, the A Cappella Singers Wilpshire, and website:  www.acappellasingers.co.uk  Interested applicants should contact the Chairperson, elainejohnson13@gmail.com with a CV and covering letter by May 25th. There will be an audition process on either June 13th or 20th evening for successful candidates.

[Posted 27 April 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


Worship and Community Choir Master, Shawlands Trinity Church, Glasgow. We are looking for someone enhance our worship and engage with the local community through music. You will work closely with the minister in the preparation of a balance of traditional and modern worship.  Direct and lead our choir and develop our Praise Band. You will also use your enthusiasm and skills to develop initiatives that use music to engage with the local community. Organist skills would be helpful but not essential.

This post is part time totalling 16 hours per week (flexibility can be negotiated) for a fixed-term of one year, with a possibility of continuation subject of funding. More information, including job description can be obtained from Liz Osborne, Session Clerk  lizjosborne1@gmail.com - 0141 637 1363.

[Posted 26 April 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


Pitlochry Choral (Pitlochry & District Choral Society) is now seeking a new Music Director to start in September 2018, to replace the current MD who is relocating. We are an amateur choir of 50+ members based in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire. As a Registered Charity (SC0 40555) we aim to bring music appreciation and enjoyment to our members and to the Community. We aim to reach out to include the old, young and disadvantaged, and we also support other hard-pressed charitable causes. We rehearse weekly, September-April to give two main concerts each December & April, as well as other events. Our recent repertoire ranges from the big classical choral works (old & new) to madrigals, and favourite arias & choruses from operas & musicals. We seek candidates who have: Experience & empathy with traditional & mainstream choral music; Experience in directing & conducting adult choirs, musicians & soloists; Experience in composing & arranging music; piano/keyboard skills would be a bonus. Due to restricted timescale we would ask any interested candidates to please contact Graham Hunter, PDCS Chair, at: grahamhunter24@gmail.com

[Posted 26 April 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


The Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus (MLGC) is seeking a new Musical Director from July 2018. The Chorus is a non-auditioning a cappella SATB choir currently with around 90 members. We meet on Mondays from 7 to 9.30pm in Hallé St. Michael’s in Ancoats, Manchester and sing a wide range of music. The MLGC exists to give people from the LGBT+ community in and around Greater Manchester the opportunity to make music in a friendly, safe environment.  We meet to rehearse, socialise, to give concerts and to perform at a range of events, including weddings and civil partnerships, as well as events promoted by other LGBT+ community groups and affiliated organisations. The trustees are keen to hear from anyone with suitable choral experience who would be interested in leading a group of enthusiastic amateurs with a love of singing. Applicants for this post which is remunerated should contact secretary@mlgc.org.uk for an Application Pack.

[Posted 25 April 2018 - Closing date 31 May 2018]


Manchester Glee is looking for a new Musical Director to start in July 2018. Manchester Glee is a fun, amateur, non-audition choir with around 50 members who have been singing together since 2010. We sing in four part harmonies. We are looking for a Musical Director who is fun, creative and passionate and will help the group indulge in their love of pop and musical theatre songs, with a few cheesy numbers thrown in! The MD would be responsible for the majority of song selections and would be required to arrange all songs. They must be fun, upbeat and enthusiastic. We do one main show per year, in November/ December time with 3-4 other performances throughout the year. Rehearsals take place at South West Manchester Cricket Club every Tuesday evening between 7:30 and 9pm.
If you would be interest in this exciting opportunity please send details of your experience and skills to info@manchesterglee.co.uk.

[Posted 25 April 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


Hallam Choral Society, Sheffield is seeking a Musical Director to succeed Ellie Slorach, starting 3rd September 2018. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated MD to encourage and challenge the choir in a positive, supportive and enjoyable way. We are looking for someone with the confidence to inspire, motivate and interact with the choir members and with the musical ability to continue to develop our singing and sight-reading skills. Hallam Choral Society is an established, mix-voiced, non-auditioned choir of approximately 80 singers. The choir performs 3 or 4 concerts a year, featuring a mix of musical styles, including major choral works both traditional and modern, opera choruses, folk songs and secular works. The choir aims to perform with professional soloists and orchestra for at least two of its annual concerts. For this reason it is important that the MD will have experience directing an orchestra as well as the choir. Our concert in December will be Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Mozart’s Requiem with orchestral accompaniment and in March 2019 we will be part of the Classical Sheffield Festival, performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Hallam Sinfonia. We rehearse on a Monday evening 7.45 - 9.45 pm at Hallam Community Centre S10 4BD.


Hallam Choral Society is a self-financing Registered Charity and is managed by an elected body of trustees, with the general running of the choir being by an elected committee. A high level of musical ability and a commitment to plan a schedule of music are a pre-requisite along with knowledge of the choral repertoire. The M.D. will work closely with the committee regarding music selection and concerts and would be required to attend some committee meetings. One of our aims is to encourage and attract young members who are supported by our Young Singers’ Policy. Remuneration is based on a fee per rehearsal and per concert/ event, negotiable with the trustees and discussed at interview. As part of the application process, candidates will be required to work for one half of a rehearsal with the choir on either 18th or 25th June 2018. Please apply by email including your CV outlining your suitability for this role to hallamchoralsociety@gmail.com. The closing date for applications is 7th May 2018. Further information about the choir and the position of M.D. can be found via our website, www.hallamchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 18 April 2018 - Closing date 7 May 2018]


Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir seek a conductor to assist, as a member of the music team, with the training and directing of the choirs of Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir. To be the conductor of a Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Training Choir and an ambassador for Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir within the local and wider community.

The ideal candidate would be experienced in leading choirs and working with early years age children. The candidate would have strong musicianship skills and be confident in developing positive relationships with both children and parents. The candidate would need to be willing to undertake (funded) training where necessary to gain the necessary skills for the role.

Contract Rehearsals take place every Friday evening, during term time and will be paid at an hourly rate of between £25 - £33 per hour (depending on skills & experience). Performance expenses will also be offered at a rate to be agreed. Start date – September 2018, with possible handover in July 2018.

Application Process • Closing date for applications – 21st May • Selection of candidates for interview – 25th May • Interviews (practical task and formal interview) – 8th or 15th June • Decision to be made by 18th June • The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) For more details and an application pack, please email scjc2008@live.co.uk

[Posted 16 April 2018 - Closing date 21 May 2018]


New Didcot choir ‘Vocalize’ is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic musician to lead the choir whilst their current musical director is on maternity leave. Rehearsals are Wednesdays during term time from 7.15pm – 8.45pm at the UTC in Didcot (by Great Western Park). Approximate length of cover: September 2018 – March 2019. This maternity job has the potential to continue after (starting up another branch of the choir/covering sessions when needed). Pay is £50 per session. It is preferred (not essential) that applicants have experience in the following: Choral conducting, piano playing, singing, teaching singing, leading adult groups, arranging music for choirs
Please send CV and covering letter explaining why you’d be suitable for the job to Sarah via this advert. The website for my choir is:www.vocalizechoir.co.uk

Applications need to be in by 1st June with successful applicants being invited to an interview and to take a short choir session one Wednesday evening in June. To apply, please email sarahlouisechitty@hotmail.com

[Posted 7 April 2018 - Closing date 1 June 2018]


Stirling City Choir are now seeking applicants for the post of Musical Director/Conductor to start in September 2018. We are a mixed voice, non-auditioned choir of approx. 60 members with a long tradition of performing classical choral music. Rehearsals are on a Tuesday evening in Stirling and two concerts are performed locally each year.

For further information and a job description, please contact the Chairman, Stefan Clarke at spc1904@aol.com or visit www.stirlingcitychoir.org.uk .  The choir also has a Facebook page. Letters of application, including a CV, should be sent to the Secretary, Norma Wales at normawales@btinternet.com by 29 June 2018. 

[Posted 3 April 2018 - Closing date 29 June 2018]


Brent Singers offers an exciting opportunity for a musician with good professional and interpersonal skills to direct a well established mixed choir numbering around 70 singers, based in the lively community of South Brent near Totnes, from September 2018. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 and performs at least three classical concerts a year. Our Spring concert is traditionally in Buckfast Abbey, usually with an orchestra and professional soloists.  Past works performed include "The Seven Last Words of Christ "(Haydn), " Messe de Minuit pour Noël"  (Charpentier), "HMS Pinafore" (Gilbert and Sullivan) and "Dido and Aeneas" (Purcell). The choir will perform Mozart´s "Requiem" at Buckfast Abbey on April 22 this year as part of the celebrations of the Abbey's 1000th anniversary.  The choir participates every other year in an exchange visit, including a shorter performance, with a choral group based in South Brent's twinned community in Brittany.

For further information and details of how to apply contact the Secretary, Barbara Wintersgill email: barwintersgill@gmail.com

[Posted 27 March 2018]


Musical Director required for Songbirds in Harmony, a ladies choir based in Hednesford, Staffordshire, with effect from September 2018. More information about the choir can be found at www.songbirdsinharmony.co.uk. We are a modern choir, with piano accompanist and small band who perform mostly three part arrangements of pop music. The existing Musical Director, Annette Scott, is leaving at the end of 2018 to concentrate her efforts on her song-writing and teaching career.The new musical director will receive a nominal fee. Performances take place in Spring, Autumn and Christmas. For more information please contact Annette Scott on 07557 052711.

[Posted 19 March 2018]


Bedworth Singers is looking for a new Musical Director to start in September 2018. The choir has been in existence for over 40 years and currently has around 35 members  with a mixture of musical ability who are used to singing regularly in three and four-part harmony.  We sing a wide variety of music from shows and films, contemporary pop, traditional and classical music and currently perform three concerts a year. Our members are a friendly and caring group and are looking forward to welcoming an inspiring, dedicated and friendly new leader who will continue to challenge, excite and educate the choir. The post carries a modest honorarium. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 at Bedworth Methodist Church.  If you are interested in applying please contact Jenny Marshall via email:  alanmarshall2@hotmail.com supplying a CV detailing your musical qualifications/experience. More information can be found on our website:  www.bedworthsingers.co.uk

[Posted 12 March 2018]


Carillon, an established leading Hertfordshire chamber choir based in St Albans, is looking for a Musical Director to start at a mutually agreeable time in 2019. We are a friendly choir consisting of experienced and accomplished singers who like to perform a varied repertoire of music to a high standard. You can find out more about us and download an information pack from our website: http://www.carillonchamberchoir.org/vacancies/

[Posted 10 March 2018]


A Handful of Singers, one of Bath’s most respected choral ensembles, is seeking to appoint a new Music Director, appointment to commence in September 2018.

The choir has an enviable reputation as a high quality, versatile choir of 20–25 auditioned singers. Founded in 2002 by a small group of experienced musicians, the choir has grown in size and stature under the direction of award-winning conductor, Christopher Finch (since 2005). Performances range from a cappella concerts to larger-scale works with chamber orchestra, and repertoire from the 16th to the 21st Century: sacred and secular, serious and light. The choir collaborates with some of the region’s best instrumentalists and singers, and has also toured abroad, recently to Ireland and Italy.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in Bath, and the choir normally performs 4 or 5 concerts each season. Auditions/interviews will be held in Bath on Saturday 12 May.

For further information including full job description and details on how to apply, please go to www.ahandfulofsingers.org Website www.ahandfulofsingers.org

[Posted 28 February 2018]


 

Raised Voices choir seek Musical Leader. Raised Voices is a London-based choir in the tradition of political street singing, one of a country-wide movement of campaigning choirs that meet in an annual festival. We sing at demonstrations, enjoy busking on the street, and perform at events, putting our ideas across and raising money for campaigns and charities. Founded thirty years ago, numbers fluctuate and at present we have 20 members.

We welcome people of any gender, age, ethnicity and sexual identity. We aim to run the choir as a collective, in a non-oppressive, responsible and co-operative manner and, importantly, to have fun and develop our individual musical abilities. We sing a continually developing repertoire of anti-war, environmental, left, internationalist, anti-racist and feminist songs, including songs from other countries and languages.

We meet throughout the year, taking a month’s break in the summer and a short break at Christmas/New Year. We rehearse from 7.30 to 9.30 pm on a Thursday evening at a small hall in Chenies Place, London NW1 1UG, very near to St.Pancras rail station, to rehearse for coming events, learn new songs and enjoy singing old ones together. Please visit our website, www.raised-voices.org.uk, to learn more about us.

Raised Voices choir is seeking a new ‘musical leader’ to work with us. This paid role principally involves preparing and leading a two-hour session every Thursday evening, to teach and revise songs, and to develop our individual and collective singing ability. Occasionally additional paid hours are required, to attend meetings or conduct the choir at performances, as detailed below. We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic person, who shares our political ideas, is an experienced musician, a good communicator and able to work encouragingly with a mixed-ability choir.  A draft job description is attached which can be ‘tailored’ to suit the experience, availability and enthusiasms of a successful applicant

Please send a CV and covering letter to info@raised-voices.org.uk.   Please use the title Attn. Morag Carmichael – Musical Leader in your email.  If you would like more information please email at the same address. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to lead a choir rehearsal, and then to an interview. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references. The musical leader will be self-employed and therefore responsible for paying his/her own income tax and National Insurance contributions. Payment will be made at the end of each month, on the basis of the number of regular rehearsals attended, together with any additional hours worked, and travel expenses for any events outside London. Raised Voices Steering Group will supervise and support this role, and manage the contract.

[Posted 14 February 2018]


Director of Music, St Nicholas Church, Shepperton. St Nicholas Church Shepperton (stnicholaschurch-shepperton.org) seeks a Director of Music, with organist skills, able to lead Christian worship sympathetically and with a familiarity with Anglican traditions. He or she will be overall responsible for the musical life in the Church. This entails conducting Sunday services of a weekly Sung Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong (or playing organ in the absence of our principal organist), and Piano/Keyboard  at the 11.15 am Alternative Worship service, which takes place weekly on Sundays in term time. The role includes leading and developing our robed SATB choir (10-15 members) and supporting other musicians.  We are located to the west of London (Kensington Episcopal Area of the London Diocese) and have a rich musical tradition. There are exciting opportunities for development and outreach, including with the local Church of England Primary School.  The full job description can be found on our website: http://www.stnicholaschurch-shepperton.org For more details, email chris_swift@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 5 February 2018]


Key Voices Community Choir, Keynsham is seeking to employ a new Musical Director to take up the post in September 2018. Key Voices Choir has been in existence for over 15 years. It currently has around 40 members and is based in Keynsham, just outside Bristol in the South West of England. Choir members have a mixture of musical ability but are used to singing regularly in three and four-part harmony. Key Voices sings a wide variety of music ranging from early renaissance to contemporary pop, international and British folk to songs from musicals. Recent repertoire has included large scale works, such as Karl Jenkins The Armed Man and Bob Chilcott’s Christmas Cantata And Peace On Earth. The choir is ably supported by an excellent piano accompanist.


Typically the choir performs three concerts a year, as well as taking part in a number of local festivals and choral conventions. The choir is governed by a constitution and rehearses on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Keynsham. In succession to our current Musical Director Ben Collings, the choir is seeking to appoint an inspiring, dedicated and friendly new leader who will continue to challenge, excite and educate the choir, as well as assisting in the recruitment of new members.


More information can be found on our website www.keyvoices.jimdo.com. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Secretary, Karen Caisley via kcaisley@googlemail.com supplying a CV detailing your musical qualifications and experience.

[Posted 2 February 2018]


The Heptons Singers are looking for a new Musical Director to start after our current MD leaves in July. We are a long-established choir of 30-35, SATB, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.  We sing a varied, exciting a cappella repertoire of mostly classical music from the Renaissance to the 20th and 21st centuries.  We have also commissioned work.

We are experienced singers and sing to a high standard.  We do not have a formal audition process and the choir is composed of people with a variety of musical skills, capabilities and approaches to learning; e.g. many of us are not sight-singers and appreciate advance notice of rehearsal plans.


As a rule, we perform two programmes a year, the ‘St. Cecilia concert’ in late November, and the Summer concert in early July. Both are performed in the wonderful acoustic of Heptonstall Church to regular audiences of 75+. Additional charity concerts of the same programme are typically given one or two weeks prior to the Heptonstall dates at venues further afield, e.g. Manchester.
We like to offer opportunities to choir members.  We use soloists from within our own ranks, and we often include pieces sung by smaller groups from within the choir in our concerts.  We also have choir members who can help in rehearsing small groups.

We have enjoyed a number of exchanges with European choirs over the years. See our website for more details and to download a PDF of the job description.

[Posted 29 January 2018].


Christ Church Epsom Common (Diocese of Guildford) is looking for a talented and versatile Choir Director/Choir Leader with vision and energy to extend the ministry of this lively Anglican church in both traditional and contemporary styles of music worship. The successful applicant would direct a choir of competent and enthusiastic  musicians, both vocal and instrumental (mostly music readers), whose repertoire covers a wide range of music, and who can adapt to different styles of service. and it is also hoped to develop a children’s choir in due course. The choir practises on a Thursday evening, and again briefly before the Sunday services. The successful applicant would also be expected to assist with planning the music ahead of time, and introducing and teaching new music where appropriate. We have a restored William Hill pipe organ, and a Yamaha Electric Clavinova piano CLP670 with amplified speakers. An ability to play both instruments would be preferred, but not essential. We are offering RSCM rates, plus fees where appropriate. An enhanced DBS check  is required. Do check out our website: www.christchurchepsom.org.uk and applications in the first instance should be addressed to vicar@christchurchepsom.org.uk

[Posted 26 January 2018].


Musical Director required for the Fellowship Singers of Shirley to take up post in September 2018. The Fellowship Singers of Shirley has been in existence for over 60 years.  It currently has around 40 members and is based in Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands. Choir members have a mixture of musical ability but are used to singing in four-part harmony.  The choir sings a wide variety of music including classical, pop, folk and songs from musicals, and enjoys the support of a skilled piano accompanist.

Typically the choir performs three concerts a year, in a variety of local venues, in support of local and national charitable causes.  The choir itself is a registered charity and rehearses on Sunday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in St James' Church House in Shirley. The Choir is seeking a friendly, supportive Musical Director who will continue to provide musical direction and creative energy to this long established choir and to help in the recruitment of new members.

More information can be found on our website www.fellowshipsingersshirley.org.uk or through me via this email address

[Posted 22 January 2018]


The Tudor Roses Ladies’ Barbershop Chorus are seeking a new Musical Director. Now in our 23rd year, The Tudor Roses is seeking a charismatic new Musical Director. The chorus, of around 35 singers, is a member of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers. We compete at Annual Convention and Music Festivals, and sing at local community and fund-raising events. We can offer a partnership of enthusiasm, experience and humour.

We are seeking an inspirational Musical Director with the skills and knowledge to motivate our fun-loving chorus. Experience of barbershop is most desirable and a previous position as a director or assistant director would be a strong recommendation. Ideally, you will have craft and musicality, and be able to arrange music. If you think you could take up this opportunity then we would be delighted to hear from you.
We rehearse on Monday evenings at All Saints Church Hall, Winchester, Hampshire, from 7.30pm to 10 pm. Look us up on www.tudorroses.co.uk For more details and to apply please contact Liz at: chair@tudorroses.co.uk

 

[Posted 22 January 2018]


Marsh Green Melody Makers are seeking a new Musical Director. We are a small choir formed six years ago in the village of Marsh Green for people who enjoy singing but have not necessarily experienced any choir work. Around thirty members ,male and female , from Marsh Green and surrounds meet on Monday evenings in the village hall to enjoy the singing and the fellowship. Our musical director ,who has been with us from the beginning in 2012,  is retiring in March this year. To mark the event we are singing in Exeter Cathedral in March ,together with the two other choirs founded by our director. We would like to continue our musical journey under a new leader and are seeking someone who is enthusiastic and willing to continue the teaching methods familiar to those we use at present  at our rehearsals  --- reading words projected onto a wall, learning the separate voice harmonies sung first by the leader with keyboard accompaniment and then using a backing track.

We sing in one of the two local churches each Christmas time and present an annual summer concert  raising funds to support local charities in East Devon. Marsh Green is close to Ottery St Mary just off the A30 in East Devon about 7miles east of Exeter. Any one who would like to find out more about the group please contact Angela Wells on 01404 823421

[Posted 17 January 2018]


We are looking for a Musical Director/ Choir Leader for a  new 30 + voice SAB choir based in Woking Surrey. We have enjoyed learning and performing pop songs from the 60’s to the present day and we are keen to explore other choral genres. We meet on Thursdays from 7.30 - 9.30pm on a ten week term basis. Please help we are desperate to keep our friendships going through a shared love of singing ! Please email revampedchoir@gmail.com

[Posted 7 January 2018]


Choirs Beating Time, a charity that runs Choirs in prisons, has a vacancy for a Music Director for a prison in Nottingham. You will co-run the choir, with another of our Directors (all our Choirs have 2 people – to enable us to cope with any unforeseen issues...and give the men lots of time and attention). You will be an excellent musician – capable of teaching by ear, arranging, play the piano or (preferably) the guitar. You will be warm, with GSOH, empathetic with people who are vulnerable. Our mission is to maintain peoples mental health, create a sense of social inclusion and develop “soft” employability skills – using group singing. The successful candidate will be required to come to 4 sessions in another prison, to experience how prison choirs vary from choirs on the outside, understand the environment and get to know the MD they will be working with. You will need to be fully security cleared (a lengthy process) and be prepared to be key trained – so you can let yourself in and out. We pay £125 for a two hour session. Please contact Heather Phillips 0208 858 8080: heatherphillips@singingworks.co.uk. Website: www.choirsbeatingtime.org

[Posted 16 November 2017]


Organist and Director of Music required.We are the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bletchingley and we are looking for an enthusiastic musician with a gift for teaching and inspiring our choir and congregation. We have a robed choir which is described by a visiting organist as “small, ambitious and very accomplished” but we have a vision of it growing and becoming a centre of musical excellence and development for the people of Bletchingley.  We also would like our Director of Music to work with the young people of the village to encourage their participation and to offer them the best possible musical education. Employment contract and DBS checks. £7,000 per annum; house available for rent. Further information including the closing date can be found: http://www.bletchingleyparishchurch.org.uk/positionoforganistanddirectorofmusic.htm Contact:Rev’d Phaedra Pamphilon-Green, Email: pamphilon@gmail.com

[Posted 14 November 2017]


The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain is looking for a Musical Director from October 2018. The choir, founded in 1998, has grown to a membership of 250+ singers aged 9–19, who meet for residential courses twice a year, at Easter and in the Summer. We are looking for a dynamic music professional with extensive experience conducting choirs of talented younger singers. The successful candidate will be a creative and confident leader who is able to inspire a high standard of performance He/she will attend both courses as well as auditions and concerts. The post involves liaising with the General Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the choir. For more details, including a job description and person specification, please go to http://www.nccgb.com/people/working-with-nccgb/.

The remuneration package includes a monthly consultancy fee and a daily rate for all other activities. Both these will reflect the experience of the candidate. An Enhanced DBS clearance, together with relevant references, will be required.

The closing date for applications is 5th January 2018
Selected candidates will be interviewed 20th & 21st February 2018
Shortlisted candidates will be auditioned during the week
commencing 12th March 2018
An appointment will be made by 1st April 2018

info@nccgb.com
Tel: 07894021279


Choir leader needed in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Global Harmony is a well established and popular mixed voice a cappella world music community choir.  It is looking for for a new Musical Director.   www.globalharmony.org.uk Global Harmony is a self-supporting choir with a management committee and currently has 60 - 65 attending members, ranging in age from 30 to 80.  It has been run on NVN lines – no auditions, everything learnt by ear with the emphasis on having fun through singing.The choir has a repertoire of over 200 world music songs and high standards of performance and presentation built up over 19 years by its three musical directors; Sally Brown,Chris Rowbury and,for the last 12 years, Liz Underhill. Choir sessions take place on Mondays 7.30 to 9.30pm during school term times. There are three scheduled concerts per year. The choir has travelled to the Loire Valley for exchange visits with its French sister, Canta Koume.
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to take over a lively, energetic, full-voiced group of very friendly people.  The opportunity arises due to Liz’s planned retirement in July 2018.
For further information please contact Duncan Manderson 07714292322 email: duncanmanderson@hotmail.com 

[Posted 1 November 2017]


The long established Warley Male Choir are looking to appoint a new Music Director, to build on the work already started by our existing team, in coaching and rehearsing an enthusiastic mix of age and ability singers to perform traditional and modern music on the concert platform.  The successful applicant would initially work alongside our temporary MD and be supported to eventually take over full responsibility for all aspects of choir music.  Ideally the successful candidate would have experience in coaching and conducting choirs in concert performance, but the committee would consider an applicant with less experience, who wishes to work hard to gain the knowledge and skill to build on their existing talent. A negotiated fee is applicable.  The choir meets each Thursday evening in Birmingham B67 5LS, throughout the year, with a break in July and August. For more information please contact : Brian Randle (Choir secretary): tel 0121 422 5348, or email: brianrandle@blueyonder.co.uk

[Posted 1 November 2017]


St Mary-at-Latton, Harlow, is an inclusive Anglo-Catholic church. We are looking for an organist/choir director to play on Sundays at our 9.45am Sung Eucharist and also to practice with our small, but committed choir at 9am prior to the service beginning. Plus special services at Holy Week and Christmas. Our worship includes a choir anthem, and a balance of traditional hymns and modern  worship songs.

Renumeration within RSCM guidelines plus fees from occasional services.

Contact Reverend Lynn Hurry
01279 424 005
revlynn@btinternet.com

[Posted 29 October 2017]


Note-Orious Choir are looking for a Musical Director to take weekly rehearsals starting January 2018. We are a thriving well established non-audition adult community choir with over 40 members based in East Dulwich South East London. We rehearse 8-10 on Monday nights during school term times in East Dulwich, London SE22.
We perform at least 6 times a year. Our repertoire is Pop, Indie and Musical Theatre. If you would like to be considered for the position please email us for a job description on info@note-orious.co.uk

[Posted 22 October 2017]


The Essex Chordsmen are looking for a creative and talented Musical Director to follow in the footsteps of our beloved current MD who is retiring. The Chorus numbers 26 and has been in existence  for 30+ years, based in Chelmsford, Essex and meet on Monday evenings from 7:45pm until 10pm (check out our website at www.essexchordsmen.co.uk)

Our barbershop chorus performs between 12 to 15 singouts per year and also competes at various national and local competitions, winning the National Barbershop Convention as Highest Placed Small Chorus Award in 2012.
If you are an established or budding musical director, and would like to work with a dedicated and happy band of barbershoppers, we would be delighted to hear from you
Please contact: Doug Carrington (Hon Sec) phone - 07889 414578 or email - essexchordsmense@aol.com

[Posted 20 October 2017]


The Swale Singers in North Yorkshire is seeking a new Musical Director to replace our current incumbent who is planning to retire after our Swale Festival concert in June 2018. The post will take effect from September 2018. However it is anticipated that the new Musical Director will take a lead in planning the new season's concert before September 2018. The Swale Singers is a choir of some forty members primarily, but not exclusively, from Swaledale and Wensleydale. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons in Low Row in the heart of Swaledale and we meet from September through to June each year with a break in January. We usually sing three to four concerts each year. We sing a mix of musical styles, including major choral works, folk songs, opera choruses and secular works from leading composers. We give concerts in churches, chapels and village halls throughout Swaledale and Wensleydale and we have sung in the Swaledale Festival since 1994.
Job Specification.

The Musical Director will be responsible for:

1. Selecting the music to be sung, extending and broadening the choir's repertoire and discussing choice of music with the Swale Singers' Committee.

2. Conducting and directing rehearsals which are usually held from September through to June.

3 . Developing the choral singing skills of the choir.

4. Working closely with the rehearsal accompanist. (We anticipate that in future we will have a regular accompanist although not necessarily every week.)

5. Selection of accompanist.

6. Selecting and hiring soloists and other musicians for concerts.

7. Directing three or four concerts each year.

8. Attending Swale Singers' committee as an ex officio member.

9. There will be an honorarium for this post.

Person Specification

1. Must have experience of choral conducting.

2. Ability to direct a choir and develop their choral skills.

3. Must have a wide knowledge of choral music both sacred and secular.

4. Must be able to select an appropriate balanced repertoire for concerts.

5. Be an able rehearsal pianist.

6. Must have a tactful and diplomatic personality able to maintain control and correct errors. Being able to interact well with the choir in an enthusiastic manner. Rehearsals must be enjoyable.

7. Able to work with a committee.

Application - We hope to shortlist the appointment early in 2018, when shortlisted candidates will be asked to meet the choir and direct a short rehearsal. To discuss the post Chairman of the Swale Singers, David Swann tel: 01765 600068 - Applications to Secretary Andrew.horn127@btinternet.com

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Bisley Ladies Choir is a small choir of 20 enthusiastic ladies who are eager to improve - and have fun! We are looking for a new musical director to start in January 2018. We meet on Tuesday evenings in term time from 7 45pm to 9 45pm in the Methodist church Knaphill Woking. We perform a summer and Christmas concert and sing at the Woking Remembrance service, also at the Christmas Carol service for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
We have come second in our class at the Godalming Music Festival for 2 years running. We have a varied repertoire including Faure's requiem, folk songs and songs from the musicals.
For more information please email Brenda Frost (chairperson) at brenda.frost@btopenworld.com or Sylvia Hunt at thehunites@virginmedia.com

[Posted 12 October 2017]


We are urgently looking for a musical director/conductor to lead our small, local, friendly choir which meets weekly on Thursday evenings at a venue in Finchley, North London. Must be willing and able to teach the songs (mostly show songs and popular modern) to what is mostly a non-sight reading group of people and to conduct from the front.  We would also welcome a friendly accompanist if you know someone who might be interested.  Any applicant must be willing to take charge, decide on repertoire and do their homework. 

Applications to lauragerlis@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Castleford Choral Society (West Yorkshire) are seeking the right candidate to conduct their friendly, amateur choir commencing January 2018 as our current musical director is leaving at Christmas. We currently have 35 members and rehearse every Wednesday evening 7-9pm in Castleford. We sing a variety of music, from Abba to Zadok and welcome new challenges. We usually have 3 concerts a year and have the luxury of a fantastic accompanist. Please visit our website to find out more about us castlefordchoralsociety.co.uk

If you are then interested in the conductors post then please contact our Chair, Anne, on the following email address: alan.godridge138@btinternet.com

[Posted 24 September 2017]


Carers Lewisham is a registered charity that support unpaid carers in the London Borough of Lewisham aged 5 upwards. We provide a range of services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, opportunities to meet other carers, time out from caring activities such as relaxation days and well being sessions. We currently support over 6000 carers over 500 of whom are children. We are now looking for a talented Choir Master to lead a choir of young carers. The right candidate will have experience in leading choirs or will be in possess of a relevant music degree or in the process of obtaining one. The candidate will prepare the choir for live performances that will take place in the month of December. We only require a commitment of 2/3 hours per week as rehearsals will take place once a week after school (5pm onwards) in our centre in Forest Hill. We just thought to get in touch and see if you could help us find a suitable person? Please note this is a volunteer role but we will pay for travel expenses. Contact : Luisa Depaoli Tel 0208 699 8686 or Mob: 07393232530 email: luisa@carerslewisham.org.uk



[Posted 11 September 2017]


New Musical Director for Noteworthy Voices. Noteworthy Voices is a is a small choir of 21 members, currently singing solely acapella Music. We are looking for a new musical director with effect from February 2018. Noteworthy meets on a Monday night in Eastbourne, East Sussex from 7-9pm and sings on average 3/4 concerts per year; rehearsing on average 8/9 times for each concert. Fees are 55 per rehearsal, plus additional fees for concerts. Further details upon application. Closing date for applications is 30/09/2017. Those applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to attend a formal interview and then invited to direct part of a choir rehearsal.
Please email Zoe Harris at noteworthyvoiceseastbourne@gmail.com for further information or, if you wish to make an application, please forward your CV and a covering letter. More information about the choir can be found the website www.noteworthyvoices.co.uk

[Posted 11 September 2017]


Southend Festival Chorus is a large, well-established, mixed-voice choir based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We are looking for a Musical Director from January 2018. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:45pm at St Peter’s Church, Eastbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, SSO OQF, for approximately 33 weeks per year, to prepare for 3 or 4 concerts. Remuneration is in the region of 5 000 per annum. Those applicants shortlisted will be asked to attend an interview and, if successful, to direct part of a choir rehearsal. Interview dates will be 16th & 17th October 2017 and the auditions will be 1st & 8th November 2017.
Please contact the secretary, Jess Ellis, at jess_ellis@btinternet.com For more information about the choir, please visit our website at www.southendfestivalchorus.org.uk or our Facebook page.

[Posted 4 September 2017]


Thameside Harmony Chorus - A small group of 18 committed and enthusiastic Barbershop Singers invites you to be our Musical Director. Rehearsing on Wednesday evenings in Hampton (London TW12), 2016 was our 30th Anniversary year. We offer you the opportunity to bring us your insights and inspiration and join us as we further develop our musical potential together.

For an informal chat contact our Chair person, Christine Cannon:Email: cm04cannon@yahoo.co,ukLandline: 0208 979 6233

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Halstead and District Choral Society in North Essex are looking for a Musical Director to lead our choir which has just celebrated its 60th anniversary.  We meet on a Monday evening 7.30p.m. to 9.30 p.m. from September to June. We perform four concerts each year in the local area. More information about the choir and an application pack is available on our website halsteadchoral.co.uk  or from Sue Bennett on s.bennett123.bennett@btinternet.com.

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Parnham Voices, a 20-strong amateur a cappella chamber choir based in Beaminster, West Dorset, invite applications for the post of Music Director.  The choir has been established for almost 15 years and sings sacred and secular repertoire from the 16th to the 21st century, in venues across Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.  Our MD has retired after five years and we are seeking a replacement to begin in September.

Choir rehearsals take place in Beaminster on Monday evenings (7.30-9.30pm) from January to May and September to early December, and we are able to offer an honorarium. Please send CVs to pvc@alfx.com.  Our website www.parnhamvoices.org.uk has details of recent performances and repertoire, as well as recordings

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

 

James Lloyd Thomas MA FRCO FTCL GTCL LRAM recently moved back to the UK after being DoM at Harrow International School Hong Kong and then Organist/Choirmaster at Nelson Cathedral NZ, seeks conducing and choral directing work in the Midlands area. Huge amount of experience with choirs of every shape and size, and in depth knowledge of the repertoire for youth, chamber and larger choirs and choral societies; also an experienced orchestral conductor. Has performed on radio and TV in three continents. Relaxed but purposeful approach and a sense of humour often apparent!

Also works as an accompanist - organ, piano and harpsichord (has own instrument) For more details email James Thomas <jlt0031@gmail.com>


Robert Mingay-Smith began his musical career as an organist at the age of 14 and completed the ABRSM Organ Diploma for performance at the age of 19. In 1998 he became Director of Music at St Peter’s Church in Brandon, Suffolk after which he commenced his studies in organ, voice and bassoon at Trinity College of Music, London. Robert graduated with a BMUS (Hons) in 2005. During his career, Robert has held choral scholarships at both St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-fields, and posts as Assistant Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, and St. Michael’s Cornhill, London.

From 2009 to 2013 Robert was a member of the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 with whom he toured world-wide. During his time with the ensemble they recorded six CDs including the Bach Motets and Aces High. Robert performs regularly as an organ soloist in the UK and at many of London’s churches and cathedrals. He has performed all over America and in concerts improvising alongside Naji Hakim. He is a founder member of the flute & organ duo INVERSION, alongside the award-winning flautist Ruth Stockdale with whom he tours internationally.

Robert is the director of various ensembles based in London including the Marble Hill Singers and Landmark Sound. Robert founded the Square Mile Music Series and is artist director of the new ensemble Seraphim (www.seraphimconsort.co.uk); both of which are based at St Mary-at-Hill Church, London where Robert is the Director of Music, a post he has held since 2007. Please contact Robert Mingay-Smith, Musical Director/Conductor/accompanist, London based. Visit www.robertmingay-smith.com or email director@seraphimconsort.co.uk


Elaine Cox gained a Diploma in Choral Direction and is seeking more experience conducting and rehearsing any type of music. Versatile and happy to take rehearsals to performance, or to conduct the musical instructions of other directors. Preferred area of operation is Reading / West Berkshire / South Oxfordshire. Accompanist needed where required. Voluntary considered. Please contact: Elaine Cox Email: siccarpt@gmail.com Phone: 07766 780549.



Christopher Ebbern DipABRSM, ATCL (Distinction) Pianist, Organist & Baritone is searching for a Director of Music/Organist and Choir Master/Organist position in the East Midlands area. Happy playing for both traditional and contemporary services. Can lead and accompany choir practices and music group practices. Currently works as a music teacher in schools, privately and conducts and accompanies choirs. For more information contact Chris Ebbern: <tr> <td align="left" height="26" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr>

Mob: 07792089104 Web: www.pianovoce.co.uk Email: chris_ebbern@yahoo.co.uk


Julian Whittaker is an experienced choral conductor and has recently moved to Gloucester, to take up the post of Director of Music at the Crypt School, which is a boys’ grammar school. He runs  a flourishing choir and is experienced in working with young voices-particularly boys. He has also conducted two choral societies and conducted all the key large choral works including Faure Requiem, Britten St Nicolas, Armed man, Nelson mass, Pergolesi Magnificat and many others. He has conducted two chamber choirs and worked on the key British part songs, madrigal and unaccompanied repertoire. He was also been assistant conductor, accompanist and voice trainer for the Cheshire Youth Choir. I now sing with both the Gloucester Choral Society and St Cecilia Singers. He is now looking to take on an established chamber choir or choral society within around 30 miles radius of Gloucester. Email Julian Whittaker jwhittaker@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk


David Fawcett is an enthusiastic and inspiring professional choir trainer, musical director, conductor and choral composer. Recently relocated to Swanage, Dorset after 26 years leading one of London's largest and most adventurous choral societies. Now looking for new opportunities to work with choirs, both church and secular, in Dorset and the southwest. Available for workshops (including those featuring his own compositions), come and sing / other one-off choral events, and deputising, as well as permanent engagements. Also an organist and accompanist (ARCO). email: david.fawcett@rocketmail.com / website: www.davidfawcettcomposer.com


Paul Wardell, BMus(Hons), MEd, PGCE, ARCO, NPQH, Fellow of the ISM. Experienced conductor and musical director with over 40 years working with choirs, choral societies, musical theatre and G & S groups (including children's choirs and youth theatre). Available for freelance work in the mid/north Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire region. Telephone 07867 943810 / 01686 628803. Email p.wardell1@btinternet.com


Prof. Andrew M.Williamson BA FCII FCIPD Dip C Mus.  An appropriately experienced and qualified amateur musician, recently retired to the Thanet Area, is offering his non-stipendiary services to help local churches develop their music in worship, especially those wishing to combine the best of traditional and modern compositions. For further details, and to contact, please visit: http://minimconsulting.branded.me


Sarit Aloni  is a trained conductor as well as a qualified soprano and a pianist. Earned her Master in Choral Conducting from the School of Music of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2015) and her Bachelor in voice performance in the Academy of Music in Tel - Aviv, Israel (1998). Sarit also studied voice in Italy in the Conservatory of Perugia, where she worked also as a professional piano accompanist. She was the founder of four choirs in Italy and in Vancouver and was selected to lead Vivaldi Chamber Choir, an auditioned choir in Vancouver, Canada. Sarit is planning to move to London, UK at July 2015 and will be available to overtake new positions as a choral/artistic Director. Please contact Sarit at alonisarit@gmail.com for resume and references, or visit her website at www.saritaloni.com


David Simmonds an experienced choral director and Member of the Association of British Choral Directors, living near Bath. I am also a choral singer, singing the RSCM Voices West and New Bristol Voices and a composer.  I would like to direct an SATB choir to perform music from the past 500 years.   I have a particular interest in British music of the Tudor period and of the 20th & 21st Centuries, with a special love of the music of Herbert Howells.

My approach to choral direction is to work as a team of equals, to enable singing to be an enjoyable, rewarding and pleasurable experience for all; no choir sings well under a tyrannical and bad tempered director. I am not a pianist or an organist so I would require an experienced accompanist to work with me.  Email: david@davidsimmondsassociates.co.uk or phone 07802 873567


Robert Bunting, An an experienced choral conductor who has recently moved to the Cambridge area and looking for a directorship with an SATB choir.  My approach would be to sing everything from William Byrd to George Gershwin and find innovative ways of reaching out into the community through workshops, collaborations and creative programming. Email burnside79@virginmedia.com


Charlie Swift is a determined and highly organised individual, with a strong work ethic, and proven ability to manage projects, strict budgets and time scales and a Musical Director with experience delivering high profile projects. www.charlieswift.com


My name is Alan Herbert I have recently moved into the Garstang area I would like to get involved as a Musical director of either a mixed or a male voice choir. I have a long and vast experience conducting most of the classics SATB and for the past 7 years was MD to Haydock MVC taking them and winning the Isle of Man music festival in 2009 and 2013. I conducted 2000 male voices at the MEN arena in 2000. Contact tel 07799 904185.


Dr. Timothy Mount is professor emeritus at Stony Brook University, one of the leading music schools in the U.S., where he conducted and taught masters and doctoral choral conducting.  He is also on the roster of the Fulbright Specialist program in choral music and choral conducting.

The Specialist program places senior scholars in positions at overseas universities for residencies of 2-6 weeks.  Fulbright pays the specialist a stipend and travel expenses.  The host institution pays living expenses while in residence.  The program is a wonderful opportunity for colleges and universities to sponsor a guest choral conductor/teacher at very little cost.

More about the program can be seen at: http://www.cies.org/programs-us-scholars-specialist/program-information

Please contact Dr. Mount at timmount@gmail.com for resume, biography, repertoire list, discography, and further information. Dr Mount is also available for guest conducting and sabbatical leave positions


Elizabeth Edwards Dip Mus Ed RSAMD, LRAM ( Pfte T) LTCL (PfteT) LGSM ( Singing T) LLCM ( Singing P) PGCE  FISM. Would love to lead a small/medium sized choir in the Thirsk/Northallerton/Darlington area – ladies, male, SATB . From beginners to advanced in standard.  Experienced teacher, conductor, accompanist, performer. See my website www.E-for-Entertainment.co.uk or phone 07502221887 for more information.

With a high-pedigree choral background (King's College, Cambridge) and now working as a professional musical director, vocal coach and singer (English National Opera), I am interested in opportunities for choral conducting, chorus mastering and vocal coaching. Currently working with choral societies Jubilate and Songbyrds, I bring a dynamic and knowledgeable approach to all my work, using aspects of vocal technique, movement, the Alexander Technique and humour to instruct and inspire my fellow musicians. My experience of choral music, art song and opera is particularly wide-ranging. I am London-based and am interested in remunerated positions only, except in exceptional circumstances. Contact Ed Bonner email: ejbonner@googlemail.com


A young conductor with experience with both choral and instrument conducting. I am about to commence my third of training at a conservatoire and currently study conducting with Danielle Rosina. I have over 5 years of teaching experience, with much success with both adults and children. I can conduct any genre required although i do have a particular interest in both light music and musical theatre. I am, as you would assume, very much at the beginning of my career and am under no illusion that i am the worlds best conductor! I do, however, put my self fully into everything i do and have very high musical standards and feel i can bring freshness to any ensemble or musical theatre company who wants me. Fees are very much negotiable, so please contact me with any enquiries you may have. Stephen Partridge  email: sppartridge355@btinternet.com or Tel: 0796 3894 282


Qualified and experienced choir master based in Hertford is looking for a choir. I moved last year from The Netherlands to the UK for love and I miss the music. I left a beautiful Roman Catholic choir and a funeral choir in Holland. Since 1992 I conducted a varied numbers of choirs: Protestant, Greek orthodox, chamber music, a-cappella, world music, Taize. I have a lot of experience with vocal training and I am very creative and an enthusiastic choir builder, using theatre techniques. I am based in Hertford. You can contact me via facebook. https://www.facebook.com/rinsche.huizing

 


Lorraine Cowburn MD for Leeds People's choir. Energetic and experienced leader and music educator. 20 years experience in community music and 4 years experience leading choirs. Happy to run regular groups or one off workshops in a range of settings. Also available for commission of original works and new arrangements for existing pieces. Based in Headingley Leeds West Yorkshire. Please email joylorrainecowburn@gmail.com

 


Experienced professional choir trainer and RSCM examiner (RCO qualified) available for choir training/choral conducting work. Based in Woking area of Surrey. davidoldfield678@btinternet.com  Tel 01932 874664.

 


Professional, dynamic choir director and pianist with several years of experience in different European countries, recently relocated in the UK, is looking for work in London area (only paid positions). Ideally looking for a choir with varied repertoire (e.g. not only "strictly classical"), which is open to new challenges, which enjoys singing and wants to get professional performing standards in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere: all levels are welcome, small or big ensembles, young or experienced, amateurs or professionals, theatre or church choirs. In exchange I'll bring you professional musical experience in conducting, playing, arranging and performing, vocal and stage training, I'll help you to develop the sound, the singing skills and the repertoire, teach you how to sing with music copy or by ear, I'll bring you experience in working with groups of singers and managing group dynamics, the ability to develop individuals, communication skills, energy, enthusiasm, passion for music and commitment.  Fell free to contact me for further information. Paolo Buttaboni Contact:  paolobuttaboni@yahoo.co.uk mobile: 07826.43.90.43

 


Trevor Jones seeks a conducting position in Gloucestershire or Bristol with a choir and/or orchestra. He trained at Dartington where he sang in a couple of staged works, sang as a choral concert soloist in Mozart, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel and Gabrielli and conducted student groups. He has worked with Devon Baroque on 'Messiah' and has conducted works by Buxtehude, Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, Schubert and others. He is currently forming an opera company where he will direct performances of his own opera 'Maria Marten', Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' and is aiming to commission new operas.  Trevor can be contacted on 01453 764749 or emailed at musical_notes12@yahoo.co.uk.

 


Ben Pinnow is a  South Wales based choral conductor, accompanist and musical educator, Ben graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a Masters in Choral Conducting where he received the Busenhart-Morgan-Evans Choral Conducting Bursary – awarded by the Worshipful Company of Singers. Ben is currently the musical director for newly formed professional choir, Seren Singers as well as City Voices Bristol, Roath Community Chorus and Opera in Situ which aims to bring opera into the community. As well as this, Ben is assistant musical director for Cwmbach Male Choir and Canton Chorus. He is also available to run choral workshops and 'Come and Sing' days and is much in demand as an accompanist. He can be reached by telephone on 07843669457 or email: benjapin@gmail.com

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

The CUBE choir is a vibrant, over 50s community choir with over 65 registered members. We rehearse at the fabulous Square Chapel in the centre of Halifax on Tuesday evenings between 6:45 – 8:45. We are looking for a new accompanist to start in September 2018. The choir sings a varied repertoire of pop music, songs from the shows and world music and we perform 3 – 4 concerts a year. The post is paid (details on application). For further details about the choir please visit: www.cubechoir.com To apply, please send an up-to-date / relevant CV to current MD Dorian Kelly – dorian.kelly@btinternet.com

[Posted 14 June 2018]


Horsforth Choral Society, a registered charity, is a growing, 90-member, non-auditioned, enthusiastic and friendly mixed-age choir. We perform classical concerts twice a year, a Christmas concert and a Summer Concert of lighter music and at other occasional events. We rehearse on Monday evenings in Horsforth, Leeds.
For further details about the choir please visit our website and read our blog, www.horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk/contact.html

We seek an accompanist to work with our Music Director, Matthew Lazenby, and Committee, to provide piano accompaniment for rehearsals and some concerts. Ability to also offer organ accompaniment and willingness to assist with sectional rehearsals would be advantageous and offer additional experience to the post holder. Further particulars, including job description, person specification and details of how to apply are available from the Secretary horsforthchoralsoc@gmail.com

[Posted 10 June 2018 - Closing date 24 June 2018]


Chipping Norton Choral Society is seeking an outstanding rehearsal accompanist and assistant conductor to take over from Bernard West who has been with us for fifteen years. The post is available from November 2018 and earlier if possible and interested candidates will be asked to work with us at a rehearsal during September or October.

CNCS is in its 70th year and is one of the most adventurous and dynamic choral societies in the Cotswold region and has been trained and conducted by Peter Hunt for twenty years. Anyone is welcome to join and there are no auditions as the choir’s strongest belief is that everyone can sing and should be given the opportunity. There are 120 subscribing members and the choir meets every Wednesday during term time from 19.30-21.30 in the Music Room at Chipping Norton School.

What will the new Assistant Conductor gain from being involved with CNCS?

  • The opportunity to work with the largest and best non-auditioned choral society in the region
  • To contribute to achieving its high standards and help shape its future
  • To work with Peter Hunt - one of the country's most experienced amateur choir trainers and vocal leaders 
  • To play a major and much valued role in preparing exciting and ambitious choral programmes
  • The opportunity to work with some of the country's best instrumentalists and singers

CNCS considers the role of Accompanist and Assistant Conductor as vital and important, not just a pianists for rehearsals, and will welcome the post holder as a full member of the team.

The Role:

  • To accompany weekly rehearsals – mostly term-time - with occasional extra days to help prepare choir for three concerts per year plus the C N Music Festival and occasional Singing Days
  • To take sectional rehearsals as required
  • To deputise for Conductor at full rehearsals as required and by prior arrangement
  • Be prepared to contribute to programme planning and choir development in general through discussion with conductor and committee 
  • To perform in concerts if required (e.g. Continuo, piano). Separate fee available. 
  • Annual Fee: £1900

The Person:

Essential

Desirable

  • Outstanding pianist
  • Excellent rehearsal accompanying skills, alert to the requirements of the conductor and choir
  • Confident with basic vocal leadership and helping singers to learn the music and becoming musical
  • Clear and effective conductor
  • Open-minded and enthusiastic musician who believes that everyone has the potential to sing well and is prepared to support that ambition
  • Sense of humour

 

  • Organist
  • Experience as a singer, able to help choir members develop sound skills
  • Some experience of choral training
  • Confident to conduct the choir in concerts if required

 

 

If you are interested in applying then please send a CV to the Society’s Musical Director, Peter Hunt, at peterpiper55@outlook.com. We intend to shortlist to 2-3 candidates who will be invited to join us for a rehearsal in September or October as described above.

[Posted 24 May 2018 - Closing date 31 August 2018]


Guilsfield Singers (Mid Wales) seek accompanist for rehearsals and concerts. Guilsfield Singers are a friendly, mixed choir of some 40 – 50 people who meets Thursday evenings at the Old School in Guilsfield, a large village between Welshpool and Oswestry. Our previous accompanist, Paul Wardell, is now the choir’s Musical Director, hence the vacancy. The choir usually gives 4 – 6 performances a year, in Welshpool, Guilsfield, and the surrounding area. Concerts in 2017  included Stainer’s Daughter of Jairus,– one of a handful of performances since 1912 – a supper concert in July at Guilsfield Community Centre, a concert at Montgomery in October, a slot at the Llanwddyn Folk Festival, and finishing off with a carol concert at Guilsfield. This year’s spring concert includes Rutter’s Magnificat. The choir’s repertoire includes music from the 16th to 21st centuries, sacred and secular, serious and lighthearted;  folk songs and spirituals, cantatas and carols, requiems, and medleys from musicals.

Please contact the Choir’s Chairman, Diana Gerrett, email b.gerrett@gmail.com for more information or to express an interest.

[Posted 16 May 2018]


Dorking Choral Society is recruiting an Accompanist to join them from September 2018. DCS is an established Choral Society with a history going back to the 1920s, and currently comprises around 85 members, under the direction of our MD and Conductor David Young. We sing a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, from major choral works to madrigals and part-songs. We are a long-standing participant in the Leith Hill Musical Festival, and our Spring term (January to April) is geared around the Festival competition and performance in April. We generally undertake 3 other concerts through the year (November, December and June), and occasionally organise a short summer tour.


We are based in Dorking, a small town in Surrey within easy reach of London. We rehearse weekly, on Wednesday evenings, in central Dorking, and our 2018/19 season runs from 5th September to 19th June.
We are looking for a professional accompanist to provide support for the choir and the conductor over approximately 38 weekly rehearsals though the year. There is also the possibility of playing in our concerts on invitation, for which a separate fee is payable. More information about DCS is available on our website www.dorkingchoralsociety.org.uk Please send any applications (letter and short CV) by email to the DCS Chairman, Nick Wright, at wright.nick@btconnect.com  

[Posted 9 May 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


Accompanist - Marlow Gospel Choir (Buckinghamshire). Marlow Gospel Choir is a new community choir led by Caroline Slade, based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. We are seeking an accompanist for a June workshop, and for weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from September. The right person would be skilled at improvisation and have some knowledge or interest in gospel music, and a love for making music with the local community. Fees will be discussed but are unlikely to include travel expenses.

For further information please see 'Marlow Gospel Choir' on Facebook or contact cjmc.slade@gmail.com

[Posted 9 May 2018]


Peterborough Sings! seek a pianist to provide professional standard accompaniment to their two adult choirs, Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices. The vacancy arises as the previous post holder, Alessandro Viale, will be leaving the UK at the conclusion of his Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban. Rehearsals take place in Peterborough on Mondays (PMVC) and Tuesdays (PV) from 7.00pm – 9.45pm. Scheduled performances, competitions and tours are available on request. Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices are ambitious auditioned ensembles. In recent years they have performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Brass Bands. They have an impressive record of competition success and have toured extensively, both in the UK and overseas. Further details of our organisation and activities can be found at www.peterboroughsings.org.uk.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
·        Attend year-round Monday and Tuesday evening rehearsals and accompany the chorus as requested by the director.
·        Accompany the choirs in concerts, competitions and on tour.
·        Contribute to the continuing development of members through regular sectional rehearsals.
ACCOMPANIST SPECIFICATION:
·        A skilled pianist; a sensitive accompanist with good sight-reading and score-reading skills, willing to prepare each work(s) in advance, and a strong empathy toward choral rehearsal technique and confidence building for singers
·        Fluent in reading short score and open score.
·        Able to work well as part of a team, being willing to collaborate with and support the director in developing the choirs.
·        Have good social skills and a willingness to interact with choir members.


The position is paid on a sessional, self-employed basis. Fees in 2017 amounted to c. £9k. Interviews will be held in July 2018. Accompanist auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals at the end of July / beginning of August 2018 . Ideally the accompanist will commence work on 3rd September. To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email: Jo Royle, Administrator, Peterborough Sings! jo.royle@peterboroughsings.org.uk, who is also able to answer informal enquiries. Potential candidates are warmly invited to discuss the role informally with the current postholder, Alessandro Viale (viale.alessandro@gmail.com) and/or the director, William Prideaux (will.prideaux@peterboroughsings.org.uk / 01733 425194).

[Posted 7 May 2018]


Pitlochry Choral (Pitlochry & District Choral Society) is seeking a new Piano Accompanist to start in September 2018, to replace the current incumbent who is no longer available. We are an amateur choir of 50+ members based in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire. As a Registered Charity (SC0 40555) we aim to bring music appreciation and enjoyment to our members and to the Community. We aim to reach out to include the old, young and disadvantaged, and we also support other hard-pressed charitable causes.

We rehearse weekly, September-April to give two main concerts each December & April, as well as other events. Our recent repertoire ranges from the big classical choral works (old & new) to madrigals, and favourite arias & choruses from operas & musicals.

We seek suitably qualified candidates experienced in playing and accompanying choirs on piano and who is familiar with the types of music exampled in the above repertoire.

Due to restricted timescale we would ask any interested candidates to please contact Graham Hunter, PDCS Chair, at:  grahamhunter24@gmail.com

[Posted 26 April 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


Sawtry Chorale, based in Sawtry near Huntingdon, Cambs, are looking for a pianist for rehearsals and concerts from September 2018. We are an amateur SATB community choir of 30 un-auditioned members who enjoy singing a wide range of music. Our ideal pianist will have strong keyboard and sight-reading skills, plenty of patience and be flexible and sensitive in supporting the M.D and choir members. We will, however, consider all applicants (including talented and enthusiastic young people aged 13+) who have achieved good piano grades. It could be that you are now looking to gain that experience as an rehearsal pianist but don't yet feel ready to accompany at concerts. Rehearsals take place in Sawtry from 7.45 - 9.45pm on Wednesdays with breaks for summer, Christmas and a week at Easter. Remuneration is paid for each rehearsal in attendance with additional fees for concerts (usually 4 a year). Fees dependent on experience/ qualifications. Expressions of interest with a CV can be sent via email to joyceday1930@hotmail.com

[Posted 25 April 2018]


Rehearsal accompanist vacancy - South Somerset Choral Society. The South Somerset Choral Society is an established (we have just celebrated out 50th anniversary) and successful choir with some 80 unauditioned and very friendly  members from Chard, Crewkerne, Iliminster and surrounding areas. We put on concerts of predominantly classical music from all eras, usually with orchestra, under our Musical Director Tim Donaldson, and we are looking for a new professional rehearsal accompanist to start in September 2018. The rehearsal period for our two main concerts (Autumn and Spring) and Christmas events runs from September to March, with some additional rehearsals for a less formal event in the summer. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm (sometimes a little over) in Barrington Village Hall, near Ilminster, Somerset, or occasionally elsewhere if that is not available.

This role is likely to suit someone qualified to a high standard or with suitable equivalent experience. A fee is payable on a per rehearsal basis.If you would like further details, have any queries, or are just interested in applying please send your CV or any queries to Tim by email in the first instance: conductor@southsomersetchoralsociety.org.uk More information can be found on our website: http://www.southsomersetchoralsociety.org.uk/index.html

[Posted 27 March 2018 - Closing date: June 27th 2018]


St. Mary Bromley wish to engage an organist to play for two, preferably three Sunday mornings a month at our 10.30 a.m. services. The fee paid is £50 per service. We have an able and enthusiastic choir that practice on a Thursday evening and sing at the morning services of Holy Communion and evening services. We are seeking an organist who will be familiar with church choral music.

The music of St. Mary’s includes a broad range of anthems in line with RSCM suggestions. St. Mary’s has a website that will give you a flavour of our life http://www.stmarys-bromley.org.uk/ Please reply to the Vicar, Revd Alan Keeler agkeeler@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 22 March 2018]


Bedworth Singers is looking for a new piano accompanist to start in September 2018. The choir has been in existence for over 40 years and currently has around 35 members with a mixture of musical ability who are used to singing regularly in three and four-part harmony. We sing a wide variety of music from shows and films, contemporary pop, traditional and classical music and currently perform three concerts a year. Our members are a friendly and caring group and are looking forward to welcoming a new pianist. We currently pay £25 per session but this fee could be negotiable. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 at Bedworth Methodist Church. If you are interested in applying please contact Jenny Marshall via email: alanmarshall2@hotmail.com supplying a CV detailing your musical qualifications/experience.

[Posted 19 March 2018]


Saint Aldhelm's Parish Church, is seeking a new organist/accompanist to organise and play the music for our 10am Sunday Eucharist. You would also be required to play at special celebrations specified in the Church calendar (Maundy Thursday, Easter Saturday Vigil, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Christmas Day). You would also get first refusal on any other services; weddings or funerals. You would also be required to work with and develop our music life with choir/band practice on a Saturday morning: 10am to 12noon. We use Common Worship Liturgy accompanied by a combination of traditional hymns and more contemporary worship songs, and worship is in a modern catholic tradition. We have a small but enthusiastic choir, and have recently been working on developing a worship band with bass guitar and drums. We are offering fees of £40 for the Saturday practice session and £70 for Sunday and special services. Saint Aldhelm's is on Silver Street, upper Edmonton, N18 1PA, very close to the Great Cambridge Roundabout. Please send application and CV to our email address; vicar@aldhelms.co.uk

[Posted 12 February 2018]


The Pewsey Belles Ladies Choir based in Pewsey, Wiltshire is seeking to appoint a piano accompanist from February 2018.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 1930 – 2100 in The Wesley Hall, behind the Methodist Church, Goddard Road, Pewsey, Wiltshire.  We do not meet during school holidays and are willing to be flexible with regard to holidays or any other commitments applicants may have.  The pianist would accompany rehearsals, concerts and events.  This is a friendly and welcoming unauditioned community choir whose main aim is to have fun.  We sing various styles of music (pop, sacred, musicals).  You can contact us via the website: pewseybelles.org.uk or via email to the choir secretary: jean.mcguigan@totalise.co.uk.

[Posted 12 February 2018]


Peterborough Take Note Community Choir is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic accompanist/assistant MD who can work with our MD to create a supportive, positive environment for our mixed voice choir. Our current accompanist, who is leaving for career reasons, has worked with us for more than 18 months. We are a sixty-plus strong choir with a philosophy of being open to all and we hold no auditions. We perform a minimum of two concerts each year and last year we entered, and won an award at, Peterborough Music Festival. We have an excellent MD and explore a diverse range of repertoire from polyphony to pop and everything in between.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 (includes coffee break). The accompanist will sometimes be expected to work with particular voice parts while the MD is working with the remainder of the choir. Fees are commensurate with experience and can be negotiated. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed. Initial enquiries to Peter Ward, Chair PTNCC, further details will be sent by return.  Email: wards@petshe.plus.com Choir Site:  www.peterboroughtakenote.com

[Posted 22 January 2018]


The Phoenix Choir – A mixed voice choir based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, are seeking to appoint a piano accompanist from January 2018.  Rehearsals are on a Thursday evening 1900-2100 at All Saints Parish Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. The post-holder would be expected to accompany rehearsals, concerts, competitions and events.  The ideal person for the role would be someone who enjoys having fun and has a good sense of humour, is sociable and experienced. You would need to be able to sight read, and feel comfortable playing a variety of different styles of music (pop, gospel, sacred, musicals). 18 Years + and paid expenses. Please visit our Facebook page to get in contact with us: https://www.facebook.com/thephoenixchoirkett

[Posted 23 December 2017]


Chorus of our Lady of Lourdes, Lee seeks a new accompanist to take over next term. We are a community choir based in Lee in South East London. Our accompanist is sadly moving on so we are seeking a talented and friendly individual to take over. We are very much a mixed ability choir so we will need someone with a good stock of patience but we're a very friendly group and cover some interesting repertoire. For more information, including remuneration, please contact our Musical Director, George Salmon:
george_salmon@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 5 December 2017]


Coro Nuovo are looking for an accompanist to start February 2018.  The choir is semi pro and typically perform 2 or 3 concerts a year with only 3 or 4 rehearsals.  It is intensive but fun!  We are based in Mid Sussex and our Music Director is the international tenor, Andrew Rees.   Please contact us through the website for further information https://coronuovo.org.uk/contact/

[Posted 5 December 2017]


Halstead and District Choral Society are looking for a rehearsal  accompanist to start on 8th January 2018. We are a friendly non audition choir who rehearse from September to June on Monday evenings from 7.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. We have four concerts a year for which the accompanist may be asked to play. We are looking for an experienced pianist of at least Grade 8 standard. The ability to play the organ to a similar standard would also be desirable, but is not essential. For more information about the choir and how to  apply please go to our website halsteadchoral.co.uk  

[Posted 13 November 2017]


Worcester Male Voice Choir are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Accompanist who can support the MD & choir and continue to pursue excellence in male voice choral singing when our present MD retires at the end of September 2018 and our present Accompanist takes over his role. We are a progressive and exciting Midlands based choir performing twelve or more concerts a year along with UK and continental tours, singing from a repertoire of over 150 pieces. In 2011 we achieved charitable status enabling the choir to support other charities both local and national including St Richards, Midlands AirAmbulance and Cancer Research, raising over 200,000 since formed in 1987.

We rehearse at the Angel Centre Worcester on Mondays and Wednesdays and currently have over 70 choristers. To assist the MD the choir's administration is carried out by a Main Committee, supported by a Music Sub Committee. Remuneration is paid and would reflect experience, qualifications and availability.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and enthusiasm in the first instance email Mr Mark Membery (Chairman Music Committee) at markmembery@hotmail.co.uk or mobile 07484 621261

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Crowborough Choral Society (http://www.crowboroughchoral.com) is looking for an experienced rehearsal accompanist for our sessions at 7:45-9:45 on Wednesdays mainly in term time in Crowborough East Sussex.

We are a friendly non audition choir with 50-60 members performing mainly classical repertoire under our new MD Mark Beesley.  We have some interesting repertoire programmed for the coming years, and want an accompanist to become part of the team to help the choir achieve their full potential. 

The ability to play choral parts accurately in rehearsal, and to play the accompaniment well following the conductor is essential.  We rehearse September to the end of June, and give 3 concerts a year plus a carol concert at Christmas.

A good fee is available by negotiation, and there is opportunity for extra fees for performing in concerts playing continuo for suitable candidates.

Many thanks.

Mark Beesley

MD Crowborough Choral Society

T     01825 733052
M    07581 066435

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Framlingham Earl Singers, Norfolk, need to replace our accompanist who will retire at the end of this year. Our MD has been very ambitious for our 50 member community choir. We have benefited by singing a wide range of music and enjoyed the exciting experience of working with an orchestra at one of our concerts each year.
We are looking for 2 people who are able to offer continued progress with this enthusiastic and happy choir from a firm foundation laid by our MD. Please ask for details from:- Amanda Lockett; e-mail amandalockett@btinternet.com; Mob: 07775777404 or Melanie Belmont; e-mail jimbelmont@outlook.com; Tel: 01603 622199

Please look on our website www.framinghamearlsingers.co.uk

[Posted 4 September 2017]


Arun Choral Society seeks a new rehearsal accompanist from October 2017. The society is seeking a talented rehearsal accompanist to take over from our current accompanist, Julie Mackrill, who is retiring after just over 20 years with the choir. The role offers the opportunity to help to prepare the choir for a stimulating repertoire of concerts, and the possibility of playing organ, piano or harpsichord in performances. The post will involve workin...g with our newly appointed Musical Director Joe Paxton and Assistant Musical Director Ian Stearn.

Arun Choral Society was founded in 1912 as a charitable trust and has currently 90 members. Throughout the year we perform 2 major concerts, one in the spring term and one in autumn. In June or July we try to be part of a charity concert to raise funds for local and national charities. At Christmas we hold 2 carol concerts on consecutive Saturdays in December. Joining the society for each concert are 150 children from local Primary Schools. We also support local businesses in their fundraising efforts with a group of carol singers.

Our 2 main concerts and the 2 carol concerts are usually held in Arundel Cathedral with the support and co-operation of the Cathedral Administration. We are accompanied by the Sinfonia of Arun which was set up 26 years ago with funding from Arun Choral Society. For more than 10 years we have been lucky to have young singers from the Royal Academy of Music join us as our soloists. They are supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.

We rehearse in the hall of a Primary School in Arundel on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm mainly during term time. A couple of weeks before our major concerts we hold an additional Saturday morning rehearsal. The successful applicant will be an experienced pianist, with excellent sight and score reading ability, good interpersonal skills, flexibility, enthusiasm and solid musicianship. Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by professional recommendations. There will be the opportunity to perform in some concerts and a concert fee will be paid. Further information about the society is available on our website http://www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk or contact our Vice Chairman Hedda Wells on librarian@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 25 August 2017]


The Bath City Singers community choir are seeking a regular rehearsal pianist for their rehearsals in Bath. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, at St. Michael's Church on Broad Street in the city centre, from 7-8.30pm. Rehearsals run throughout the year with a few weeks off at Easter, Christmas, and a slightly longer period during the summer holidays. We also host a Christmas and Summer Concert at which the repetiteur will be required (and paid for their time). The choir is a member of the Singers family (see Edinburgh City Singers, Oxford City Singers, and West Wiltshire Singers) and is a very relaxed, informal group - it is open to absolutely anyone, regardless of ability or experience, and offers a no-pressure approach for anyone to get involved in singing. We may be relaxed, but we still need to secure a capable pianist, with the ability to sight read (although you will always be provided with the music in advance) and the enthusiasm to be involved in a project like this. The sort of music we do is varied, ranging from pop songs and musicals to folk tunes and the odd classical choral piece at Christmas (Rutter etc...) - nothing too difficult!

The pianists that have been secured for the aforementioned choirs became integral parts of those groups and fell in love with the choirs - it became so much more for them than just an hour and a half of playing a piano for some singers each week. The choirs always have a great social side and all pianists have so far been active participants in these events. It is regrettable that we are losing our current repetiteur for work and relocation reasons. We need to find someone for whom this will be an enjoyable hobby, rather than a paid position of employment, as the pay will be just 25 for the rehearsal each week.

Get in touch - let us know if you'd be interested in helping out with this project. Ask any questions you may have. We are currently on a break for summer but rehearsals resume on Tuesday 29th August.

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Notorious - Birmingham's Choir with a difference are looking for a new piano accompanist to join their weekly rehearsals. We are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and so it is an exciting time to join the team. Notorious was formed in 1997 by Musical Director Clare Edwards to make high-quality choral music that is accessible and can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of background or previous experience. Since 1997 the choir, based in Birmingham, has grown from aroun...d 14 rather nervous singers to the 35-strong, confident choir that you hear today. Good score reading and sight reading skills essential - as is a good sense of humour! We are a friendly bunch of singers who sing and socialise together making music of the highest quality and our accompanist is a big part of that. We don't rehearse on the same night each week - but instead set a schedule of rehearsals for the term for singers to follow. We rehearse in the Kings Heath Area of Birmingham each week and our next concert is at Town Hall on Saturday 25th November. To apply email your CV and a covering email outlining your previous experience accompanying choirs or other performers to md@notoriouschoir.org

[Posted 18 August 2017]


Dorset based "Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir is seeking a Deputy / Relief Pianist to deputise for and support our resident Accompanist. Duties will include playing on Monday rehearsal evenings and also playing at Concerts as and when necessary. Applicants should possess first class sight reading, keyboard, piano and accompanying skills. Remuneration will be agreed accordingly. Candidates are requested to send a C.V. covering their musical background and experience to our Mus...ical Director via e-mail, alan.beach@hotmail.co.uk Our Website, www.bourne2singchoir.uk, provides a wealth of information about “Bourne2Sing”.

[Posted 18 August 2017]


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted

 

Anthony Merryweather, an experienced and reliable accompanist is available for concerts, exams, choral society rehearsals, music festivals and recordings. Piano and Organ. London and Home Counties. Sometimes available at short notice.  More info at www.mraccompanist.co.uk 07712 833705

 


Experienced lady accompanist and organist seeks position accompanying Choral Society. Surrey/ W .Sussex area. Fluent sightreader with excellent keyboard skills. Available Monday/Tuesday evenings.
Gina Eason email: keyboardistic@aol.com Tel: 01306611404

 
 

Choirs seeking Singers
The Selebian Singers are a Community Choir who rehearse weekly on Monday evenings during term time between 7.30 and 9pm at Barlby Parish Church (on the outskirts of Selby, Yorkshire) The Choir performs at several events/services each year and we always strive to present high quality performances. Our repertoire includes everything from Religious Oratorios to Musicals and recent venues have included Selby Abbey, York St John University and Doncaster Minster. There are many exciting events being planned for the 2018-2019 season. The Choir always welcome new members regardless of previous choral experience. The joining process is very relaxed, you just simply turn up to a rehearsal and we will determine which vocal section is best suited to your voice. The ability to read music to a basic level is desirable but not essential. A termly membership fee of £25 is applicable but a couple of weeks free trial period is offered to each new member. Any people interested in joint should contact the Musical Director via email (Adam.parrish2@aol.com) or phone (07858025527).

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Leading Surrey choir seek 2nd bass for trip to the European Choir Games Surrey Hills Chamber Choir is looking for a 2nd bass to join us for the European Choir Games in Gothenburg Weds 7th-Sun 11th August 2019.
This is an exciting project where there are opportunities to: 

  • Sing inspiring repertoire with an excellent choir
  • Enjoy singing with a group where every voice counts
  • Improve your performance skills, singing without scores
  • Work with visiting choral experts as part of preparation
  • Compete in classes and perform in friendship concerts
  • Improve choral skills with a leading international expert
  • Participate in the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Win individual and choir medals
    Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7.30 - 10pm at Guildford United Reformed Church, Guildford, with summer holiday breaks in July - August 2018 and mid May - end June 2019.  Call Debbie Walton on 01483 276281for more information.

Chiswick Choir invites singers to apply for one of four choral scholarships. Successful candidates are expected to attend weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8-10pm in term time, in addition to around three performances a year. The scholarships are open to singers aged 18-30, or students in full or part time music education.

Our choral scholarships are ideal for aspiring professional singers wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading, or in preparation for university choral scholarships, and as a means of broadening repertoire knowledge. Scholarships are worth £750. There will be occasional solo/quartet/semi chorus opportunities, and also a chance for the scholars to receive coaching from the choir’s Musical Director. It is expected that choral scholars will take an active role with social media for the ensemble, and generally support the endeavours of Chiswick Choir.

Scholarships run for a year from the beginning of January, and applications are invited during the preceding Autumn Term when the application form will be posted here. In the mean time if you wish to make further general enquiries about scholarships or the choir, please visit http://chiswickchoir.org.uk/scholarships/

 


St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond, seeks to appoint three Choral Scholars for the academic year 2018-19 (September till end of July). One scholar per part (STB) will be appointed and the scholarships are open to both male and female candidates. Countertenors are most welcome to apply. Scholars are paid an annual honorarium of £1,000 plus extra fees for any weddings/funerals as available through the year.
www.stmarymagdalenechoir.co.uk/join/organscholars

St Mary Magdalene Choir is made up of voluntary members, 4 Choral Scholars, a Junior Choir and two Organ Scholars, and is run by a professional Director of Music. The choir sings in the Anglican tradition two services every Sunday (Morning Eucharist and Choral Evensong), and sing Choral Matins every 3rd Sunday of the month. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. The website is www.stmarymagdalenechoir.co.uk

This position is open to all ages and stages of career (undergraduate, postgraduate, etc.) and provides an excellent training to those who are looking to support their music studies and improve their abilities as a choral singer and/or soloist. Applicants should have some experience of choral and/or solo singing and have secure sight-reading skills. Previous experience of church music is highly desirable but not essential. Good self-management and time keeping are necessary. Above all, a passion for high standards of music making and choral singing is crucial. It is also expected that scholars will take part in some wider aspects of the church’s life, being good team-players willing to work well with others.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 13 May 2018. To apply, candidates are asked to submit a complete CV along with a letter of application by email (preferable) or post to the Director of Music, Alexander Knight.alexk9@me.com Informal enquiries and visits to the church are most welcome.

[Posted 26 April 2018 - Closing date 12.00noon, Friday 4 May 2018]


Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir currently have a vacancy for a soprano. We deputise for the Cathedral Choir when it is on holiday or performing elsewhere and sing between 40 and 50 regular services a year in Wells Cathedral. An amateur auditioned choir of 32, we strive for a high standard and rehearse weekly under a professional Music Director. Our repertoire of canticles, masses and anthems is varied in style and period. As well as Cathedral services we sing for weddings, memorial services and occasional charity concerts throughout the Diocese of Bath and Wells and every summer we spend a week in residence at another cathedral.
We are a friendly, sociable group and have the occasional party while a visit to the pub in Wells after rehearsal is not unknown! More information and details about how to apply at http://www.wellscvc.org.uk/en/joining-us.html

 


St Cecilia Chorus seeks to appoint Choral Scholars to sing with us between September 2018 and July 2019. These opportunities are ideal for anyone aged eighteen or over in September 2018 aspiring to be a professional singer or wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading in preparation for a choral/musical scholarship.  St Cecilia Chorus is a friendly amateur SATB choir with about 65 members based in Banstead, Surrey. Judith McEwan sang with us for @30 years and was our Secretary until February 2018. For further details visit www.stceciliachorus.org.uk 


The Choral Scholars will help to enhance the choir and will receive benefits including
·         Excellent training under the direction of James Dixon, Music Director and accompanist Ian le Grice
·         Opportunities for solo performances
·         The opportunity to join our overseas concert tour to Tuscany in June 2019
·         An honorarium of £100 per term plus extra fees for other relevant events


To apply, please tell us why you are interested in becoming a Choral Scholar with St Cecilia Chorus and what you will bring to the role (maximum 300 words) and send it to chair@stceciliachorus.org.uk by 31 May 2018. We welcome applications from anyone, particularly from tenor or bass voices as we are currently under-represented in these parts. Any questions? Call 07796 348226 or email chair@stceciliachorus.org.uk for more details.


Teesdale Ladies Choir [TLC], a newly formed ladies a cappella choir based in Mickleton [Teesdale], are looking for new members of all voice ranges. We sing a variety of music to include Motown, Jazz, Soul and Barbershop in close harmony. We learn from TeacherTrax so the ability to read sheet music is not necessary. We practice each Tuesday evening 7-9pm at the village hall

Contact Barbara on 07979265279 or at terry.babs@yahoo.com for further details.


 

THE NEW TOTTENHAM SINGERS – JOJO SAGOE SCHOLARSHIPS

The New Tottenham Singers was established in November 2010 with the purpose of making high level choral singing available to all. Our membership includes experienced, musically literate choral singers alongside those who are accessing ensemble vocal music for the first time. The choir boasts an eclectic repertoire and performs in a variety of musical styles.

The Jojo Sagoe Scholarships are named for a former chorister, to commemorate his life and pay tribute to his proud contribution towards the choir until his untimely passing. They are open to people of any voice type (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) between the ages of 16 and 30.

The scholarships are usually offered for one season (September to July) and the choir is in a position to offer up to four scholarships each year. However, due to the choir’s projects and programming, the scholarships being offered this season will run from April/May 2018 to July 2019 (4 terms in total).

Existing scholars are welcome to reapply, and the three choir terms per season are roughly in line with local school terms.

Further information can be found at www.tottenhamsingers.com/jojo-sagoe-scholarships or by contacting Gemma Waring, at scholarships@tottenhamsingers.com. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th March 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an audition and, if appropriate, be invited to a rehearsal with the choir before a scholarship offer is made.


Viva La Musica is a Loughborough-based mixed choir and numbers 18 singers. With a member recently moving away, we have found ourselves in urgent need of a replacement tenor, preferably with a genuine tenor voice.
Our current Music Director, Simon Lumby, is extracting increasingly exciting performances from the group, performances that are gaining many plaudits across the East Midlands and beyond. Viva’s repertoire, much of which is a capella, extends from the Renaissance to the present day and encompasses both sacred and secular music. We generally rehearse on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month and sing three concerts annually. We also occasionally sing cathedral services, including a very successful week-end in residence at Worcester Cathedral in 2016 (to considerable acclaim) and the most recent, February 2018, at Southwell.  Please have a look at our website http://www.vivalamusica.org.uk/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vivalamusicachoir/..   Applicants should have reasonable sight-reading skills, voices with good tone that blend easily and a keen ear for tuning. We invite singers who are interested in Viva to join us for three rehearsals and then ask them to audition by singing a piece of their choice to the Music Director and committee members. If you are interested in joining Viva contact us by e-mail via the contact form on our website or, for a chat about joining Viva, contact John on 0779 568 5056. We look forward to hearing from you!

[Posted 21 February 2018]


Do you enjoy singing and entertaining? Are you an experienced singer looking for something different? Are you a team player? YesterYear are looking to enhance our successful 12 - man A Cappella harmony group. We are all from a barbershop background but sing in various styles and have fun! We perform regularly at private and public functions. We rehearse on Thursdays in Derby and Loscoe. Interested? Contact.... Chris Nixon     cccnixon@aol.com website: www.yesteryearlive.com

[Posted 17 February 2018]


 

Aylesbury Festival Choir. Under the baton of  Music Director Nick Austin and with accompanist Rowena Gibbons, Aylesbury Festival Choir continues to diversify and expand its repertoire.  This term the programme is Opera Choruses; Brahms’ German Requiem (in English) is to be performed next Autumn while in Spring 2019 we will be singing some Broadway Classics in Songs from the Shows.  If this varied programme appeals, come along to Bedgrove Junior School  (Aylesbury) on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm.  You will be very welcome, especially if you are a tenor or a bass! For membership enquiries only, please contact our membership secretary Moira on 01296 748131, email: moira.membership@gmail.com. Best of all, just pop into a rehearsal on a Tuesday evening at Fairford Leys Church.... you will always be made welcome! 

[Posted 5 February 2018]


MUSICALITY: We are a small, Northamptonshire based group, of versatile close harmony singers, and we are looking to expand!   We have gained an excellent reputation over the last 20 years, performing a wide range music at concerts and events throughout the year and are currently looking for an additional bass, tenor and alto to complete our new line up. If you would like to be part of this renowned group and would like more some information please contact us on 01604 752771 or email l.lantsbery@sky.com Please note: Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings in Northampton.

[Posted 22 January 2018 = Closing date 28 February 2018]


Wessex Cantabile - a new SATB choir based in the Newbury area - is seeking competent singers.  Six rehearsals per term, Mixed repertoire of sacred and secular works, Concerts, Cathedral services, Weddings and funerals, Solo opportunities, Some fee-earning work.  Some proficiency in reading music is assumed but the ability to sing at sight is not a requirement.  Please email wessexcantabile@gmail.com for further information and to apply.

[Posted 11 January 2018]


Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell. RG12 1HD. We are a small, friendly choir that sings for our weekly 11am communion service. We rehearse from 10am each Sunday and sing a wide variety of music from across the Anglican choral tradition. We are led by an enthusiastic former Oxbridge Organ Scholar called Tim, who is happy to answer any questions you might have about joining.

We are looking for new members in all parts, particularly Tenors and Basses and we will be hosting a 'Come and Sing' rehearsal and service on Sunday 11th February, 9am rehearsal for 10am service which we warmly invite you to attend. The service will be followed by Coffee and Croissants! Please email Tim at timothymuggeridge@gmail.com for more information

[Posted 9 January 2018]


Cantrices - A new choir is being formed in Bedford which will perform a broad range of repertoire from a variety of styles and periods. It will comprise between eight and sixteen female singers who will meet three or four times a year for a limited number of rehearsals and a performance. Singers will be asked to specify the dates for which they will be available once a programme has been agreed and a balanced ensemble will then be selected from those available. A reasonable standard of sight singing and a willingness to prepare new repertoire before the first rehearsal of each session will be expected. The Musical Director will be the award winning choral conductor Sarah Aylen who has a broad experience of directing a variety of choirs and choral societies. An initial meeting to discuss the aims of the group and to sing through some possible repertoire will be held on Tuesday, 20th February. Please email sarahaylen@aol.com for further details.

 

[Posted 23 December 2017]


Renaissance, a chamber choir of 16 voices based in North Suffolk requires a tenor and bass from January 2018. Rehearsals are in Earsham on Thursday evenings during term between 7 and 9. Repertoire includes choral music from 1450. Please contact the choir's director, William Drew-Batty, william.songschool@gmail.com or 07503993235>

[Posted 23 December 2017]


United Singers, based in Hornchurch, would love to welcome new singers into our fold when our new term starts in January 2018. No audition necessary; as a community choir we welcome anyone who likes, or wants to, sing. All voices welcome though, of course, male voices are particularly needed. We sing a wide range of music from classical sacred to gospel to musical theatre to new choral compositions. We have two concerts a year (one often accompanied by a live ensemble). We meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons in the Hornchurch Methodist Church. More details on our website: www.unitedsingers.co.uk or email us: unitedsingerschoir@gmail.com

The United Singers are also forming a Youth Choir in Hornchurch in the New Year. Children aged 7 - 16 welcome. First rehearsal 14th January at 3.30pm in the Hornchurch Methodist Church. Visit our website for more info or email us on the address given

[Posted 23 December 2017]


Commotio, an Oxford based chamber choir is looking for new singers, particularly a tenor and low bass. Specialising in contemporary repertoire, Commotio perform three concerts per year in Oxford, plus additional concerts or evensongs at prestigious venues such as St Paul's Cathedral, Douai Abbey and Westminster. Our recordings have been received by listeners and critics: our two most recent CDs (Rose in the Middle of Winter by Bob Chilcott and All Good Things by Bob Chilcott) performed well in the Classical and Jazz charts respectively. Projects for 2018 include performing Macmillan's 'Miserere', a concert highlighting the works of women composers, and a special performance for composer Francis Pott. Commotio rehearses from 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings during term-time. If you are looking for a fun choir, with different and interesting repertoire, and a great social aspect, email info@commotio.org for details. Auditions will be held in Oxford, no prepared piece required.www.commotio.org
https://youtu.be/DcHINdkSyxo

[Posted 14 December 2017]


N10 Choir, North London seeking Altos and possibly one Soprano. Female choir of about twenty members of mixed ages, background, nationalities and levels of prior musical experience.  The choir rehearses weekly during term-time on Mondays from 7.30 to 9.30pm at St Peter-le-Poer Church, Muswell HIll. Rehearsals begin with work on improving sight-singing and musicianship skills using the Kodály method, and some basic vocal technique. The remainder of the rehearsal is spent working on repertoire.
The choir perform concerts open to the public at St Peter-le-Poer church as well as regular concerts in local homes for the elderly and disabled.  Repertoire is varied and has so far included music by Britten, Rutter, Vivaldi and Jenkins, traditional Irish, African and Hebrew music, Christmas carols and Light Music. 

[Posted 14 December 2017 - Closing date 20 February 2018]


The Esterhazy Singers of London Choral Scholarship for young singers 2018

Building on their successful choral scholarship scheme for young singers, the Esterhazy Singers are pleased to invite Alto and Bass applications for their 2018 awards.  Applicants should be between 18 and 25 years old and ideally should  be considering a career in solo and ensemble singing.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain invaluable experience in choral singing, both as ensemble member and soloist, under the choir’s inspirational musical director, Andrea Brown.   Successful applicants will receive £750 per annum, paid in 3 equal parts after each term (2018 calendar year).  There are normally 4 or 5 public performances a year.  Choral scholars will be expected to attend regular rehearsals, usually on Tuesdays at 19:00 at St. Magnus the Martyr Church on Lower Thames Street, and to sing at all performances including solo opportunities.  For example the current choral scholars were recently soloists for Haydn Paukenmesse and Mozart Vespers with orchestra.  There will also be opportunities for further development of skills in choral leadership and conducting specific to each candidate’s experience.

Those interested should apply by email to Jane Coupe at treasurer@esterhazysingers.com, who will provide further details about how to apply.   Completed applications should be received no later than Friday 15th December 2017.


Atherstone Choral Society (North Warwickshire) has been performing a wide range of choral music for more than forty years since its inaugural Messiah performance in 1973. We are always looking for new talent, and men singers are particularly welcome. If you'd like to join, just come along any practice night, which is every Monday during school term-time, 19:30 - 21:30.  We meet at Racemeadow Primary Academy, Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire  CV9 1LT The usual cost is £35/term. Your first term will be free and all music will also be provided. It helps if you can read music but that is not essential. Just sing! Come along, meet some new people, and enjoy the buzz of presenting great live music. Email: acscio2015@gmail.com

[Posted 13 November 2017]


East London Evensong Choir is currently looking for basses. We are a semi-professional choir specialising in sacred music. We sing six or seven times a year, meeting to rehearse only on the day, and for that reason look for singers with excellent sight-reading skills. We present ambitious and exciting services of Choral Evensong, primarily in East London churches but occasionally further afield, and also undertake regular cathedral visits. For more information, please see www.eastlondonevensongchoir.com. Email our Musical Director Jonathan at jonathan.e.pease@gmail.com

[Posted 12 October 2017]


The Friends` Musick chamber choir is looking for a strong Bass singer (amateur); must be able to read music. The choir currently has 10 voices, all parts, and rehearses regularly on Tuesday evenings in south-east London. Repertoire spans 500 years, though the choir is best-known for 16th & early 17th century madrigals, part-songs and sacred music, and many of their performances are in period costume. For further details please visit www.thefriendsmusick.co.uk or contact the administrator Annie Bright: brightannie2@gmail.com

[Posted 30 August]


Southern Acappella is 25-strong, a high quality mixed vocal group with a broad repertoire of unaccompanied music from showtunes, to sacred songs, to jazz.   We are a warm and friendly group, yet have a strong drive for excellence in singing, music and performance. Following high accolades in our first year - in both national and international competition, we are now planning to grow in size.   We have vacancies for  male voices (particularly basses) and for lower ladies voices. If you fit into one of these categories, we'd love to hear from you. We rehearse every Wednesday in Guildford, Surrey and warmly welcome visitors at any time. Get in touch via website (www.southernacappella.org) or email (southern.acappella2016@gmail.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 6 June 2017]


The Circle Singers (www.circlesingers.co.uk ) are currently recruiting tenors and basses to join this thriving a cappella choir. We rehearse every Monday at Radford Road Church in Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1NF, starting at 7:45pm, finishing at 9.30pm, and after which there is always a well-earned cup of coffee!

If you can read music or have any musical experience that will always be an advantage, but it’s not a deal breaker as we always spend time carefully learning the music anyway. To arrange to join us at a rehearsal, please call our MD, Peter Sheppard, on 01788 542133, or leave a message on our Facebook page.

[Posted 6 May 2017]


 

The Aire Valley Singers  are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place in Shipley, Bradford , West Yorks on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Baroque to The Beatles, and much more.  All singers are expected to be able to sight sing and auditions are held by arrangement with our musical director.  If you are interested in joining our choir and or would like further details please contact Judith Martin on 07738709188 or at jammyjude@hotmail.com. You can also visit our website airevalleysingers.wordpress.com

[Posted 3 May 2017]


The Wallace Singers of Brentwood Essex are on a manhunt! we are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place at Becket Keys School in Brentwood on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Mozart to John Rutter to The Beatles, Abba and much more.  Our Musical Director Richard Harker makes each rehearsal fun and rewarding, combined with social events throughout the year we very much live up to our motto. "Making Friends, Making Music" So if you are interested in joining our choir and have some previous experience please contact Rosemary Lancaster-Clark 01277 657623 alternatively moclarky@btinternet.com or visit www.thewallacesingers.com 

[Posted 20 April 2017]


The Sitwell Singers, an accomplished Derby based chamber choir, has a vacancy for a tenor. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary with the premiere of Bob Chilcott's Two Friends commissioned to mark the occasion and collaborated with a string quartet and trombones to give only the second UK performance of Tavener's Requiem Fragments. You can listen to the choir performing Two Friends on our You Tube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gajDUskXHE If you would enjoy performing anything from Renaissance masses to arrangements of folk songs to a high standard with a group of friendly people please send us a message via our website www.sitwellsingers.org.uk or email secretary@sitwellsingers.org.uk.  You are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two before deciding if you'd like to audition.

 

[Posted 19 April 2017]


Coro Nuovo based in Haywards Heath, Sussex are seeking experiences basses and tenors to join our choir. We are led by the international tenor, Andrew Rees who is based at the ROH and most of our singers are professional in their own right. We do not rehearse weekly but only about 4 times before our concerts – 2 or 3 a year.  We do not audition but get referrals or recommendations and invite to join. You must be able to sight read and learn at home in between rehearsal.  Contact kate.kent@coronuovo.org.uk for more details.

[Posted 13 April 2017]


The Ionian Singers, conducted by Timothy Salter are looking for an extra tenor to join them in a concert in the Danish Church in London (near Regent’s Park) on 24 June 2017. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-10.00pm in Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road, SE1 7DQ and will start on 25 April. The concert will include Scandinavian music by Grieg, Alfvn and Lange-Mller together with music by Finzi, Rubbra and Barber. Arrangements by Salter of popular English, Danish and Swedish folk songs, and madrigals by Byrd, Tomkins and Greaves. Please contact Ulla Gray on info@ioniansingers.co.uk or ring 07950 143 916.
www.ioniansingers.co.uk

[Posted 12 April 2017]


The Orlando Singers (Dorset) is looking for a few new members to underpin its position as a leading chamber choir in the Wessex region and support its development. Based in Dorset but drawing members from across the southwest, it is relaunching in 2017 under the direction of David Fawcett, and aims to provide attractive, varied and engaging programmes of sacred and secular music from six centuries, performed to a high standard in various venues in Dorset and beyond. 

Rehearsal are on a full Saturday (10.30am to 4.30pm) roughly once a month, plus around five concert days per year. Rehearsals are usually held in Pimperne, just outside Blandford Forum. The priority is to recruit a few more tenors and basses, but other voices are also welcome to apply. Strong candidates will be invited to attend a rehearsal to demonstrate their contribution and undertake a voice test. Singers of high musicianship, excellent sightreaders with strong, clear voices that can blend in a small ensemble, are invited to apply by sending a resume of their experience to David Fawcett at david.fawcett@rocketmail.com 

[Posted 7 April 2017]


Eastbourne Parish Church, St Mary the Virgin, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex customarily appoints four Choral Scholars per annum to sing respectively Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. Choral Scholars receive remuneration of up to 1000 per annum for taking a full part in sung services and rehearsals during term time and at the usual Major Festivals. In return they have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of repertoire and technique. Assistance can be given to those wishing to prepare for university and other choral scholarships. Applications are now sought for the academic year 2017/18. Full details of the Choral Scholarships and how to apply are available at www.music.stmaryseastbourne.com. Please telephone the Organist and Director of Music, Victor Potter on 01323 643097 for an informal chat if you require further information.

[Posted 22 March 2017]


Parnham Voices is a well-established a cappella chamber choir based in Beaminster, Dorset, singing both sacred and secular music covering seven centuries. Concerts take place in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire. We are seeking two new male voices - a 1st Bass and a 2nd Tenor -  to replace recent retirees, to join the choir in September. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Beaminster. There would be an initial voice test, followed by a three week probationary period. If you are interested in either of these vacancies please contact us by email to pve@alfx.com before 31st March with details of your singing career to date and a contact phone number.  www.parnhamvoices.org.uk

[Posted 13 March 2017]


Mosaic Chamber Choir, Woking (Surrey) is a friendly, auditioned, SATB chamber choir approaching 30 in number. We rehearse in Woking on Monday evenings during term time from 7.30 until 9. Mosaic is seeking tenors to improve our balance after a recent influx of Soprano and Alto members. Although our audition isn't too taxing, the choir performs to a good standard so some previous choral and sight reading experience would be beneficial.  Mosaic are a sociable bunch and put on 3-4 main concerts a year in a variety of venues. Our recent performances include the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London (in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Clement Danes and St Sepulchre's), the national Choir of the Year competition, concerts in Vilnius and Kaunas as part of a short tour to Lithuania, as well as local concerts in Horsell and Lightwater.

[Posted 8 March 2017]


Singers (all parts) required for DanceSingLive, a new South London Adult Show Choir. Come and join DanceSingLive as we launch evening workshops in East Dulwich this Easter – culminating in a performance to friends and family. Born from a love of the limelight, DanceSingLive is a new South East London venture. We, the founders, have all run successful local choirs and have participated in theatrical performances for companies such as The Young Vic, The National Theatre, VoiceLab and Spitalfield’s Music Festival. We want to bring together the best bits of community singing and Theatre to create a group that loves to sing, move and perform. Initially setting up as an Easter workshop, we plan to begin weekly rehearsals later this Summer. 

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

LIVE: Enjoy the buzz of performing with others who share your passion.

Email Vicky, Caroline and Robin on DanceSingLive@hotmail.com for more information

[Posted 6 March 2017]


Bass Vacancy -  Lumen, a mixed SATB amateur chamber choir based in London is looking for a bass to join its ranks. With 16 members rehearsing weekly on Wednesday evenings in Bethnal Green, the choir is built by those with an absolute passion for choral music, focused on delivering stunning modern and ancient choral polyphony. All levels of experience welcome and you are not expected to sight-read, although some experience in acapella harmony singing is of an advantage. To find our more and register your interest to audition, email us at lumenchoirlondon@gmail.com or contact us through twitter @lumenchoir

[Posted 8 February 2017]


The Imperial War Museum Singers are seeking singers to join their growing choir. They rehearse and perform in St. George’s Cathedral, opposite the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth. The choir is made up of staff and friends of the museum, and is open to membership from the general public. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 6:00-7:30pm - 3 terms per year. A welcome workshop is being held on Wednesday the 18th of January, Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral. No audition. Previous a capella repertoire includes Palestrina 'Missa Aeterna Christi Munera’, English Romantic Songs and New Music. For more details -  https://www.facebook.com/events/1838188629762320/

[Posted 11 January 2017]


Holy Cross Priory, Leicester, seeks all voice parts to join a new Schola to sing at the Sunday Latin Mass at 12.30pm. Holy Cross is the main Catholic parish in the city centre and is served by the Dominicans.

Typical Commitment

11.45 – 12.20    rehearsal (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays of the month), followed by

12.30 – 13.30    service

The core repertoire is firmly based around the plainchant for the day which comes from the Domincan Graduale, with motets and masses being drawn from the past five hundred years of western music. Members of the Schola will be given first refusal on weddings and carols services etc., for which fees are payable. For more information, please email info@holycrossmusic.co.uk

[Posted 10 January 2017]


SOPRANOS WANTED for high-achieving classical choir The English Arts Chorale. We have plenty of tenors. Enough basses. Altos welcome. But sopranos WANTED!! Sing in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Snape Maltings. Winchester Cathedral. Tewkesbury Abbey. May 2017 tour to the Languedoc. Monday evening rehearsals in Reigate, Surrey. Criteria: Youthful, blendable voice. Good sight-reading.

Open rehearsal on MONDAY 15th JANUARY ay 7.44pm in Redhill-Reigate borders (walkable from Redhill station)  (Open rehearsal repertoire is Bach St John Passion and music of living composers as prep for forthcoming singing day with Ralph Allwood) To apply or learn more, send an email NOW to conductor Leslie Olive at  leslie.olive@englisharts.org

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Southern Acappella is 25-strong, a high quality mixed vocal group with a broad repertoire of unaccompanied music from showtunes, to sacred songs, to jazz.   We are a warm and friendly group, yet have a strong drive for excellence in singing, music and performance. Following high accolades in our first year - in both national and international competition, we are now planning to grow in size.   We have vacancies for  male voices (particularly basses) and for lower ladies voices. If you fit into one of these categories, we'd love to hear from you. We rehearse every Wednesday in Guildford, Surrey and warmly welcome visitors at any time. Get in touch via website (www.southernacappella.org) or email (southern.acappella2016@gmail.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 6 June 2017]


The Circle Singers (www.circlesingers.co.uk ) are currently recruiting tenors and basses to join this thriving a cappella choir. We rehearse every Monday at Radford Road Church in Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1NF, starting at 7:45pm, finishing at 9.30pm, and after which there is always a well-earned cup of coffee!

If you can read music or have any musical experience that will always be an advantage, but it’s not a deal breaker as we always spend time carefully learning the music anyway. To arrange to join us at a rehearsal, please call our MD, Peter Sheppard, on 01788 542133, or leave a message on our Facebook page.

[Posted 6 May 2017]


 

The Aire Valley Singers  are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place in Shipley, Bradford , West Yorks on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Baroque to The Beatles, and much more.  All singers are expected to be able to sight sing and auditions are held by arrangement with our musical director.  If you are interested in joining our choir and or would like further details please contact Judith Martin on 07738709188 or at jammyjude@hotmail.com. You can also visit our website airevalleysingers.wordpress.com

[Posted 3 May 2017]


The Wallace Singers of Brentwood Essex are on a manhunt! we are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place at Becket Keys School in Brentwood on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Mozart to John Rutter to The Beatles, Abba and much more.  Our Musical Director Richard Harker makes each rehearsal fun and rewarding, combined with social events throughout the year we very much live up to our motto. "Making Friends, Making Music" So if you are interested in joining our choir and have some previous experience please contact Rosemary Lancaster-Clark 01277 657623 alternatively moclarky@btinternet.com or visit www.thewallacesingers.com 

[Posted 20 April 2017]


The Sitwell Singers, an accomplished Derby based chamber choir, has a vacancy for a tenor. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary with the premiere of Bob Chilcott's Two Friends commissioned to mark the occasion and collaborated with a string quartet and trombones to give only the second UK performance of Tavener's Requiem Fragments. You can listen to the choir performing Two Friends on our You Tube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gajDUskXHE If you would enjoy performing anything from Renaissance masses to arrangements of folk songs to a high standard with a group of friendly people please send us a message via our website www.sitwellsingers.org.uk or email secretary@sitwellsingers.org.uk.  You are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two before deciding if you'd like to audition.

 

[Posted 19 April 2017]


Coro Nuovo based in Haywards Heath, Sussex are seeking experiences basses and tenors to join our choir. We are led by the international tenor, Andrew Rees who is based at the ROH and most of our singers are professional in their own right. We do not rehearse weekly but only about 4 times before our concerts – 2 or 3 a year.  We do not audition but get referrals or recommendations and invite to join. You must be able to sight read and learn at home in between rehearsal.  Contact kate.kent@coronuovo.org.uk for more details.

[Posted 13 April 2017]


The Ionian Singers, conducted by Timothy Salter are looking for an extra tenor to join them in a concert in the Danish Church in London (near Regent’s Park) on 24 June 2017. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-10.00pm in Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road, SE1 7DQ and will start on 25 April. The concert will include Scandinavian music by Grieg, Alfvn and Lange-Mller together with music by Finzi, Rubbra and Barber. Arrangements by Salter of popular English, Danish and Swedish folk songs, and madrigals by Byrd, Tomkins and Greaves. Please contact Ulla Gray on info@ioniansingers.co.uk or ring 07950 143 916.
www.ioniansingers.co.uk

[Posted 12 April 2017]


The Orlando Singers (Dorset) is looking for a few new members to underpin its position as a leading chamber choir in the Wessex region and support its development. Based in Dorset but drawing members from across the southwest, it is relaunching in 2017 under the direction of David Fawcett, and aims to provide attractive, varied and engaging programmes of sacred and secular music from six centuries, performed to a high standard in various venues in Dorset and beyond. 

Rehearsal are on a full Saturday (10.30am to 4.30pm) roughly once a month, plus around five concert days per year. Rehearsals are usually held in Pimperne, just outside Blandford Forum. The priority is to recruit a few more tenors and basses, but other voices are also welcome to apply. Strong candidates will be invited to attend a rehearsal to demonstrate their contribution and undertake a voice test. Singers of high musicianship, excellent sightreaders with strong, clear voices that can blend in a small ensemble, are invited to apply by sending a resume of their experience to David Fawcett at david.fawcett@rocketmail.com 

[Posted 7 April 2017]


Eastbourne Parish Church, St Mary the Virgin, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex customarily appoints four Choral Scholars per annum to sing respectively Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. Choral Scholars receive remuneration of up to 1000 per annum for taking a full part in sung services and rehearsals during term time and at the usual Major Festivals. In return they have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of repertoire and technique. Assistance can be given to those wishing to prepare for university and other choral scholarships. Applications are now sought for the academic year 2017/18. Full details of the Choral Scholarships and how to apply are available at www.music.stmaryseastbourne.com. Please telephone the Organist and Director of Music, Victor Potter on 01323 643097 for an informal chat if you require further information.

[Posted 22 March 2017]


Parnham Voices is a well-established a cappella chamber choir based in Beaminster, Dorset, singing both sacred and secular music covering seven centuries. Concerts take place in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire. We are seeking two new male voices - a 1st Bass and a 2nd Tenor -  to replace recent retirees, to join the choir in September. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Beaminster. There would be an initial voice test, followed by a three week probationary period. If you are interested in either of these vacancies please contact us by email to pve@alfx.com before 31st March with details of your singing career to date and a contact phone number.  www.parnhamvoices.org.uk

[Posted 13 March 2017]


Mosaic Chamber Choir, Woking (Surrey) is a friendly, auditioned, SATB chamber choir approaching 30 in number. We rehearse in Woking on Monday evenings during term time from 7.30 until 9. Mosaic is seeking tenors to improve our balance after a recent influx of Soprano and Alto members. Although our audition isn't too taxing, the choir performs to a good standard so some previous choral and sight reading experience would be beneficial.  Mosaic are a sociable bunch and put on 3-4 main concerts a year in a variety of venues. Our recent performances include the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London (in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Clement Danes and St Sepulchre's), the national Choir of the Year competition, concerts in Vilnius and Kaunas as part of a short tour to Lithuania, as well as local concerts in Horsell and Lightwater.

[Posted 8 March 2017]


Singers (all parts) required for DanceSingLive, a new South London Adult Show Choir. Come and join DanceSingLive as we launch evening workshops in East Dulwich this Easter – culminating in a performance to friends and family. Born from a love of the limelight, DanceSingLive is a new South East London venture. We, the founders, have all run successful local choirs and have participated in theatrical performances for companies such as The Young Vic, The National Theatre, VoiceLab and Spitalfield’s Music Festival. We want to bring together the best bits of community singing and Theatre to create a group that loves to sing, move and perform. Initially setting up as an Easter workshop, we plan to begin weekly rehearsals later this Summer. 

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

LIVE: Enjoy the buzz of performing with others who share your passion.

Email Vicky, Caroline and Robin on DanceSingLive@hotmail.com for more information

[Posted 6 March 2017]


Vivace! now wishes to build on its success as a friendly and lively choir that mostly offers its services to charitable and good causes, and is currently looking for additional members - especially tenors. No formal auditions are required but the ability to read music at some level is a must.

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Ditchling, East Sussex and perform up a dozen concerts a year. Please see our website at www.vivacechoirsussex.org.uk for more information on concerts, and contact us on info@vivacechoirsussex.org.uk if interested.

[Posted 20 February 2017 - Closing date 31 August 2017]


Bass Vacancy -  Lumen, a mixed SATB amateur chamber choir based in London is looking for a bass to join its ranks. With 16 members rehearsing weekly on Wednesday evenings in Bethnal Green, the choir is built by those with an absolute passion for choral music, focused on delivering stunning modern and ancient choral polyphony. All levels of experience welcome and you are not expected to sight-read, although some experience in acapella harmony singing is of an advantage. To find our more and register your interest to audition, email us at lumenchoirlondon@gmail.com or contact us through twitter @lumenchoir

[Posted 8 February 2017]


The Imperial War Museum Singers are seeking singers to join their growing choir. They rehearse and perform in St. George’s Cathedral, opposite the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth. The choir is made up of staff and friends of the museum, and is open to membership from the general public. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 6:00-7:30pm - 3 terms per year. A welcome workshop is being held on Wednesday the 18th of January, Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral. No audition. Previous a capella repertoire includes Palestrina 'Missa Aeterna Christi Munera’, English Romantic Songs and New Music. For more details -  https://www.facebook.com/events/1838188629762320/

[Posted 11 January 2017]


Holy Cross Priory, Leicester, seeks all voice parts to join a new Schola to sing at the Sunday Latin Mass at 12.30pm. Holy Cross is the main Catholic parish in the city centre and is served by the Dominicans.

Typical Commitment

11.45 – 12.20    rehearsal (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays of the month), followed by

12.30 – 13.30    service

The core repertoire is firmly based around the plainchant for the day which comes from the Domincan Graduale, with motets and masses being drawn from the past five hundred years of western music. Members of the Schola will be given first refusal on weddings and carols services etc., for which fees are payable. For more information, please email info@holycrossmusic.co.uk

[Posted 10 January 2017]


SOPRANOS WANTED for high-achieving classical choir The English Arts Chorale. We have plenty of tenors. Enough basses. Altos welcome. But sopranos WANTED!! Sing in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Snape Maltings. Winchester Cathedral. Tewkesbury Abbey. May 2017 tour to the Languedoc. Monday evening rehearsals in Reigate, Surrey. Criteria: Youthful, blendable voice. Good sight-reading.

Open rehearsal on MONDAY 15th JANUARY ay 7.44pm in Redhill-Reigate borders (walkable from Redhill station)  (Open rehearsal repertoire is Bach St John Passion and music of living composers as prep for forthcoming singing day with Ralph Allwood) To apply or learn more, send an email NOW to conductor Leslie Olive at  leslie.olive@englisharts.org

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Petros Singers (London) are recruiting Petros Singers is an auditioned, amateur chamber choir with a reputation for high-quality singing and innovative programmes. We’re a small friendly group of about 35 voices and are looking to recruit new members; we would particularly welcome altos, tenors and basses. Under new Musical Director Richard Bannan, we have a host of ambitious plans for the coming season, including a performance of Handel’s Belshazzar starring Emma Kirkby, and a collaboration with Rory McCleery and The Marian Consort. We’re based in Hammersmith, W6 and rehearse every Tuesday in term-time from 8.00-9.45pm. New members aged 27 and under are invited to join the choir free of charge under our bursary scheme, subject to audition. You’ll find plenty of information about the choir and how to join on our website www.petrossingers.org

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Wall of Sound Choirs in Vauxhall and Rye are keen to welcome new singers to our friendly and very social clan. The choirs are both in Rye and Vauxhall and are back rehearsing next week 10th January for an amazing 2017, Our musical director is the esteemed and very energetic Royal Academy of Music trained singing coach Sandra Scott who composes all the arrangements in relation to the unique members of the choirs. We are very social choirs sounding amazing, singing a wide range of music from Irish Trad, Rock Reinvented. Klezmer, Gospel to Classical. Already in 2017 we are performances planned with the award winning classical crossover trio Blake, performing at the Cork Festival, performing our usual St Patrick's bashes and a big Sussex charity concert Oakfest. Do come and have a TASTER SESSION with us, only a little experience is valued but if you are very new to singing, do contact and we can have a chat. YOur life will never be quite the same again...in a good way! Please do contact Sandra  on 07533 207003 or on www.wallofsoundchoir.com

[Posted 8 January 2017]


The Fellowship Singers of Shirley are urgently seeking 4-5 sopranos (first and second voice) to join and sing with them.  No auditions and no urgent need to be able to read music.  They are a 4 part 50-strong choir which sings a variety of contemporary pieces at their 4 concerts held in Solihull, West Midlands.  Rehearsals are on a Sunday evening 7:45-10:00 in Shirley Solihull.  Directions on website (www.fellowshipsingersshirley.org.uk)

[Posted 3 January 2017]


The Broadstone Choir, one of Dorset’s best Choral Societies, is currently recruiting new members, especially tenors and basses. The Choir, which is a very friendly group, rehearses every Tuesday evening, during term time, at Broadstone Methodist Church 7.30-9.30 pm. The choir regularly performs concerts in Broadstone, Wareham and Poole. Two visits have been made to perform in Normandy and a further visit is planned. Occasional social events are regularly organised for choir members and partners. A variety of traditional and new choral works are performed and concerts are given in spring and summer, at Remembrance weekend and Christmas. The next concert planned is Mozart’s Requiem to be performed in April 2017. For further information and enquiries: www.bcc.webs.com or phone 01202 603 553

[Posted 12 December 2016]


Adoramus is seeking more tenors and basses to enhance the balance of this highly acclaimed Christian choir.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays in term time at Christ Church House Chalk Lane Cockfosters  EN4 9JQ from 8.00 -10.00 and we perform 4 concerts a year.  For further information go to our website www.adoramus.com or email Jo Cropp at choir@adoramus.com

[Posted 17 October 2016]


The Collati Singers is looking to expand their soprano and bass sections, with vacancies for at least one more soprano and two basses. Please see www.collatisingers.co.uk for more details about the choir and contact collatisingers@gmail.com if interested.

[Posted 31 October 2016]


Winchester Music Club is recruiting tenors. WMC is a 100 strong choir which performs 2 major concerts each year. In November we sing in Winchester Cathedral with Winchester College Quiristers and Glee Club and in March we sing in Winchester College New Hall. Our conductor, David Thomas is Master of Music at Winchester College and we engage the services of many of the excellent music staff for both performances and rehearsals, which take place on Friday evenings in Winchester College Music School. Established singers who join us will find an environment which allows them to participate at a high level in choral music - with at least one performance every year in Winchester Cathedral. We normally engage young professional soloists, but on occasion concerts have included household names such as Kiri Te Kanawa and Bryn Terfel. Meanwhile our collegiate support means that less-practised or aspiring singers who have only sung irregularly but want to improve, can find our choir an ideal opportunity to realise their ambitions. A good ear, a good voice, and enthusiasm, are often all that is needed to open the door to a fulfilling and sociable leisure activity.

Come and sing with us for a couple of rehearsals and then take a short audition to become a member.

For more information please see http://www.winchestermusicclub.org.uk/join-us/ or contact auditions@winchestermusicclub.org.uk.

[Posted 7 October 2016]


Wooburn Singers is a friendly auditioned chamber choir, rehearsing on Wednesday evenings in Beaconsfield School & performing in various churches in South Buckinghamshire.  We start rehearsals on Oct 26th for a concert of a capella Christmas music (Dec 17th).  Also next term will be performing Bruckner Motets with Onyx Brass (March 11th). New singers always welcome. Contact via our website at www.wooburnsingers.org.uk

[Posted 7 October 2016]


The Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral seek to appoint an Alto (countertenor) Lay Vicar and Tenor Lay Vicar from January 2017. We are looking for versatile singers with excellent sight-singing skills who are sympathetic to the liturgical life of the Cathedral.
    
We can offer an attractive salary and accommodation package and a flexible start date for successful candidates. More details can be found on our web site
http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

[Posted 7 October 2016]


Petros Singers, based in West London, is recruiting new singers. We are an auditioned, amateur chamber choir of around 30 voices with a reputation for high-quality singing and innovative programmes. Under new Musical Director Richard Bannan, we have a host of ambitious plans for the coming season, including a performance of Handel’s Belshazzar starring Dame Emma Kirkby, and a collaboration with Rory McCleery and The Marian Consort.

We’re based in Hammersmith, W6 and rehearse every Tuesday in term-time from 8.00-9.45pm. New members aged 27 and under are invited to join the choir free of charge as part of our bursary scheme, subject to audition. You’ll find plenty of information about the choir at www.petrossingers.org. Please do get in touch if you’re interested in joining us enquiry@petrossingers.org

[Posted 19 September 2016]


St Peter’s Church, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey is seeking to appoint 4 Choral Scholars  (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass). St. Peter’s is a Church of England parish church. We use the liturgy of Common Worship, together with monthly Choral Evensong using the Book of Common Prayer. Music is provided by an SATB robed choir and 3 manual pipe organ.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to The Director of Music, Dr Jenifer Fraser music.stainesparish@yahoo.co.uk or by post to The Director of Music, Staines Parish, Laleham Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 2DX. For an informal discussion before applying feel free to contact the Director of Music either on the above addresses or 07968 836286.

[Posted 16 September 2016]


Harrow Choral Society based in St Alban’s church hall, North Harrow extends a warm welcome to new members in all voice parts.This September sees the start of a very special year for the choir: not only is the 100-strong choir marking the 80th anniversary of its foundation in 1937, but also 25 successful years under its Music Director, Simon Williams. A highlight of the season will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah in the historic and highly atmospheric setting of Harrow School Speech Room on 1 April 2017. Harrow Choral Society aims to perform major choral works to the highest possible standard and each year its 3 concerts attract an enthusiastic and loyal audience, while regular ‘Away Days’ and tours allow the choir to perform to audiences elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Completing a ‘hat-trick’ of anniversaries, 2017 also marks 20 years since the foundation of Harrow Choral Society’s award-winning training choir Singing for Starters. Established by Simon Williams, Singing for Starters offers a supportive introduction for new singers and a confidence-boosting refresher course for ‘returners’. Members follow a year-long course of tuition designed to develop their skills in music-reading, vocal technique and the other basics of singing with a classical choir.

Rehearsals for both the main choir and Singing for Starters are held on Monday evenings at St Alban’s Church, The Ridgeway, North Harrow from 7.45pm and the new term started on 5 September. Alternatively, join them on Saturday 1st October for a special Messiah workshop. Further details are available from their Membership Secretary Jill Mans on 0208 248 7625 or membership@harrowchoral.org.uk or visit the choir’s website at www.harrowchoral.org.uk

[Posted 6 September 2016]


St John's Choir, Epping is looking for new singers, in particular basses.  The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings and sings at the weekly Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong.  In addition, the choir has sung at a number of cathedrals and gives the occasional concert.  For more information, please contact the Director of Music, Simon Winters: swintersmusic@aol.com

[Posted 28 August 2016]


Vox Chamber Choir, based in Farnham, Surrey, is looking for new members to join our 20-strong group.  We are particularly keen to hear from tenors, but welcome interest from sopranos, altos and basses as well.  We perform a range of music, from sacred to swing, with everything in-between.  For example, recent concerts have included Tallis’s ‘Salvator Mundi’, James Whitbourn’s ‘Son of God’ Mass, Parry’s ‘Songs of Farewell’ and arrangements of ‘Over the Rainbow’ ‘The Bare Necessities’ and ‘Is you Is or is You Ain’t my Baby?’! Concert photos are available on our Facebook page.  Just search for ‘Vox Chamber Choir Farnham’

We are conducted by Rob Lewis, a singer, pianist and music graduate of New College, Oxford, who also conducts the well-known church choirs at St Thomas-on-The Bourne church in Farnham. We work on a concert programme each term, including carol singing at Christmas. Entrance is by informal audition and potential members should be experienced choral singers with a clear tone, who are comfortable singing 2 to a part when required.  Rehearsals are Thursday nights 8pm - 10pm during term time at St Thomas-on-The Bourne church.  Our first rehearsal for the Autumn term is 15th September, but we can still accept new members after that point if you can catch up with note-learning at home.

If you are interested in joining us, or want to see programmes for our recent concerts, please phone our Chairman, Robert Taylor, on 07764 664306 or email voxchamberchoir@outlook.com

[Posted 23 August 2016]


Serenata Women’s Choir are looking for women who love singing and are willing to work with others to help this new choir grow and develop. Rehearsals: Thursdays 7.30 – 9.30 pm starting 1 September 2016. Venue: The Kirkbank Centre, Newbattle Church, Newbattle Road, Dalkeith EH22 3LQ

The choir will sing mainly in three parts - soprano, mezzo-soprano and alto, both accompanied and unaccompanied.  Repertoire will be chosen from a range of musical genres and will include music from the classical choral tradition, spirituals, arrangements of folk songs and popular favourites.  We will also explore the work of women composers. Once the choir is established we will work towards performances at Christmas and in the spring.  There will be a simple audition after you have been to a few rehearsals.  For further information please email morag.sherriffs@gmail.com

[Posted 8 August 2016]


The choir of St Mary's, Cadogan Street, Chelsea is looking for new members in all voice parts from September 2016. The choir sings at Solemn Mass at 11.30 every Sunday, with music typically consisting of a polyphonic mass (Byrd, Palestrina, Victoria, Lassus etc.) plus two complimentary or contrasting motets. We rehearse from 10.30 each Sunday morning, with an additional non-compulsory rehearsal on Thursday evenings. More information about the choir, including past service schemes and repertoire lists, can be found at http://www.smlmc.org.uk/ If you’re interested or would like more information about the choir, please feel free to contact the Director of Music, Jack Thompson, at jackthompson93@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 5 August 2016]


Breakthrough Community Choir in Bethnal Green, London meets Monday evenings 7.30 - 9.00 pm. It will be at Oxford House , Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG. It is for any voice experienced or not and will be quite lively possibly with drums too. We will sing songs in part harmony from all around the world that reflect the diverse nature of the community. Cost 7/5 conc.  For more details contact Wendy Morrow <wendyfriendy@icloud.com>

[Posted 2 August 2016]


Stanmore Choral Society - This versatile and friendly non-auditioned choir is currently recruiting Tenors and Basses, although singers for all sections are always welcome. We have a very exciting season ahead including a Come & Sing Messiah (with professional orchestra & soloists), our ever popular Carol Concert, a concert of modern works by living British composers, and a concert with songs by Gershwin plus a ‘reduced’ Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan.

For further details please visit stanmore-choral.org.uk

[Posted 1 August 2016]


 

Thames Chamber Choir are currently (as of July 2016) looking for new basses, a new tenor and potentially one new alto. Singers need to be confident, able to hold a line on their own, good sight-readers, and have a voice quality that blends with the rest of the group. We are a fun, sociable choir which rehearses in Stepney in East London on Fridays and Sundays on a project basis, with around six weeks’ rehearsal for each concert.  We perform around 5 concerts a year, but there are often additional singing opportunities throughout the year, such as singing liturgically, or taking part in collaborations and projects. We usually have at least one ‘away’ concert per year and have recently performed in St. Leonards, Ramsgate, and Harlech. The choir also occasionally travels abroad and will be going to Germany in 2017.

We will hold auditions (date TBA) but please do contact either of our conductors on a.campling@btopenworld.com or christian@thameschamberchoir.eu if you are interested! Please go to www.thameschamberchoir.eu for more information or email contact@thameschamberchoir.eu to arrange an audition

[Posted 21 July 2016]


Tenor Vacancy -  Lumen, a mixed SATB amateur chamber choir based in London is looking for two tenors to join its ranks. With 16 members rehearsing weekly on Wednesday evenings in Bethnal Green, the choir is built by those with an absolute passion for choral music, focused on delivering stunning modern and ancient choral polyphony. All levels of experience welcome and you are not expected to sight-read, although some experience in acapella harmony singing is of an advantage. To find our more and register your interest to audition, email us at lumenchoirlondon@gmail.com or contact us through twitter @lumenchoir. For more details visit :  http://www.lumenchoir.co.uk/

[Posted 19 July 2016]


Concordia Voices, a chamber choir of about 30 singers, is looking for tenors and basses to supplement their numbers. We rehearse on Sunday evenings, in Hampton Hill, West London and perform a diverse repertoire, sometimes ‘a cappella’, to a high standard, conducted and accompanied by professional musicians. We normally perform three concerts a year locally, and have seven rehearsals per concert.

Singers should have appropriate choral experience and possess music reading skills. A short informal audition/voice assessment is required but don’t let this put you off! For more details about the choir and its repertoire visit www.concordiavoices.org or contact secretary@concordiavoices.org

[Posted 1 June 2016]


The Choir of St John at Hackney Church, East London, is recruiting singers of all voice parts to sing for our weekly Formal Eucharist services, which take place at 9:30am on Sunday mornings, with rehearsal beforehand at 9am. The choir sings a broad range of repertoire from Gregorian Chant to Gospel music, leading the congregation through hymns, mass settings, and singing standalone anthems and psalms. Opportunities for solo singing, assistant conducting and organ playing can also be made available upon request. The choir is non-auditioned, but the ability to read music is required. Please contact Jonathan on musicaldirector@stjohnathackney.org.uk to find out more or to express an interest.

[Posted 30 April 2016]


St Andrew’s, Totteridge (London N20) is seeking new members of any voice part for its RSCM affiliated choir.  The choir sings at the Sung Eucharist each Sunday morning, and for Choral Evensong on the Second Sunday of each month.  We rehearse on Friday evenings, with a brief run-through before each service.  For further details please see the choir section of the church website   http://www.totteridgechurch.org.uk/#!choir/cvfj

[Posted 30 April 2016]


Japonica Singers is a London-based chamber choir for female voices, and is seeking members. Our wide-ranging repertoire includes classical, gospel, sacred, madrigals, folk songs and more. The Music Director is Mikiko Ridd, originally from Japan, and Japonica Singers includes Japanese songs in its repertoire. If singing is your passion, please come and join us! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30p.m. five minutes walk from Camden Town Underground Station. Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday 6th April 2016. For more details, please contact Mikiko by email japonicasingers@gmail.com or by calling mobile 07717 120 338

[Posted 26 April 2016]


St. Barnabas Church, Ealing is seeking to recruit two choral singers (Alto and Tenor) to lead on these parts for the Sunday Eucharist, supplementing the established voluntary choir (Soprano and Bass singer already in post).  Sunday services are at 10.30am, with a rehearsal beforehand at 9.40am. The fee is 50 per Sunday service, with additional fees for festivals and occasional rehearsals in busy seasons.  Applications in the form of a CV should be sent to the Director of Music, Paul Jeanes at p.jeanes@nhehs.gdst.net, from whom further details are available

[Posted 22 April 2016]


Thames Chamber Choir are currently (as of April 2016) looking for two new singers: a soprano and a solid 2nd bass. Singers need to be confident, able to hold a line on their own, good sight-readers, and have a voice quality that blends with the rest of the group. We will hold auditions (date TBA) but please do contact either of our conductors on a.campling@btopenworld.com or christian@thameschamberchoir.eu if you are interested! We are a fun, sociable choir which rehearses in Stepney in East London on Fridays and Sundays on a project basis, with around six weeks’ rehearsal for each concert.  We perform around 4 concerts a year, but there are often additional singing opportunities throughout the year, such as singing liturgically, or taking part in collaborations and projects. We usually have at least one ‘away’ concert per year and have recently performed in St. Leonards, Ramsgate, and Harlech. The choir also occasionally travels abroad. Please go to www.thameschamberchoir.eu for more information

[Posted 7 April 2016]


West London Choir welcomes new singers for prestigious concert! The Addison Singers Oratorio Choir invites new members in all voices to join them for their summer term. Recent successful concerts have included the Verdi ‘Requiem’ and Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in London, as well as a memorable performance of the Mozart ‘Requiem’ in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. The choir’s summer concert on July 9th is a particularly prestigious event, that sees the choir not only sing at the famous Cadogan Hall, but also perform with the East London Brass Band, one of the best bands of their kind in London.

The band will perform works from their own repertoire in the first half of the concert and in the second will be joined by the choir in two contrasting works. The distinguished Austrian-English composer Joseph Horovitz celebrates his 90th birthday in 2016 – his music ranges from award-winning scores for film and TV (perhaps the best known being his theme for ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’), to many works for brass/wind band, orchestra and chamber music. His Oratorio ‘Samson’ is a rare example of a work for chorus and brass band and tells the well-known Bible story, in vivid, tuneful, rhythmic and dramatic music  - a piece that thanks to its unusual scoring has been rarely performed since its first performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1977. One of the most popular items at the Last Night of the Proms are the ‘Sea Songs’ by Prom founder Sir Henry Wood – the final work in the programme will be Gordon Jacob’s arrangement for chorus & brass of this collection of well-known tunes, which should provide a rousing finale. 

Do come and join the Addison Singers for this unique and memorable concert in one of London’s most important music venues.  Rehearsals start on Wednesday April 27th at POSK, 238-246 King St, London, W6 0RF, 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Nearest tubes Ravenscourt Park or Hammersmith. To apply, or for more info see http://www.addison-singers.org.uk or contact Julie on addisonadmin@gmail.com 

[Posted 23 March 2016]


Redenhall Parish Church, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border just on the edge of Harleston, is forming a new choir to sing a monthly Choral Evensong. Singers of all parts, particularly tenors and bases, are sought to join the medium-sized choir which has been formed. No previous singing experience or music reading ability is required. Weekly rehearsals take place in the church on Wednesdays at 7:15PM, with the choir singing at the monthly Evening Prayer every 3rd Sunday of the month. If you would be interested in joining the choir and being a part of the incredible sound of Choral Evensong, please contact Organist and Choir Leader Jonathan Palman by emailing redenhallchoir@yahoo.com

[Posted 4 March 2016]


NEW West Yorkshire Choir for Gareth Malone series. Experienced choir director seeking exceptional singers to form new mini contemporary choir to enter Gareth Malone’s latest BBC TV choir contest. Must be highly skilled vocalist with strong sight reading and harmonising ability. Flexibility to sing in a wide range of styles, good team player, ability to bring creativity and excitement to performance. Must be able to rehearse in West Yorkshire.

 

To apply please email yorkshirechoir@gmail.com including audio / video clips where possible and a summary of your musical and vocal background. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to audition.

 

[Posted 29 February 2016 - Closing date 14 March 2016]


Harborough Singers. Want to sing great choral music in the Market Harborough, Leicestershire area? The Harborough Singers is a mixed voice chamber choir. We’re friendly, love cake and try to sing to the highest standard we can possibly manage. We’re looking for sopranos and basses. Rehearsals are monthly and intensive. Friday night and all day Saturday, in Market Harborough. Our next weekend is 4th/5th March. Our next gig is Mozart Requiem on 17th April. For further information check out www.harboroughsingers.com 

[Posted 16 February 2016]   


Felicitas, a chamber choir of just over 20 voices with a reputation for being one of the best in the East London/Essex area, is seeking two new (high) sopranos and a tenor to increase its size and versatility.  The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings in Woodford Green (very near to the Central Line) and gives three concerts each year as well as undertaking the occasional foreign tour, festival and CD recording.  Those interested would be invited to attend a rehearsal and an audition with the choir's director, Simon Winters. For more information, please visit www.felicitas.org.uk or email director@felicitas.org.uk.

[Posted 7 February 2016]


The Phoenix Singers [Taunton, Somerset] wish to recruit one tenor and one bass for this 28 mixed-voice choir. The singers will join established and highly capable sections. The choir normally performs on five occasions during a year at various locations. Five weekly rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings before each event. All enquiries will be treated with respect, but singers should have appropriate choral experience and possess music reading skills. For more details about the choir, its repertoire and to listen to recorded excerpts, go to www.thephoenixsingers.co.uk and you can contact the Music Director, Andrew Maddocks, via a.maddocks@icloud.com 

[Posted 5 February 2016]


Semper Singers is a non-auditioned mixed choir in Leicester seeking singers of all voice parts, all ages and all abilities. We are a friendly, welcoming choir who meet on Mondays 7-8.45pm during term time at Samworth Enterprise Academy. Please visit our website for more information www.sempersingers.co.uk or email us at info@sempersingers.co.uk

[Posted 24 January 2016]


Japonica Singers is a London-based chamber choir for female voices, and is seeking members. Our wide-ranging repertoire includes classical, gospel, sacred, madrigals, folk songs and more. The Music Director is Mikiko Ridd, originally from Japan, and Japonica Singers includes Japanese songs in its repertoire. If singing is your passion, please come and join us! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. five minutes walk from Camden Town Underground Station. Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday 6th April 2016. For more details, please contact Mikiko by email

japonicasingers@gmail.com or by calling mobile 07717 120 338

[Posted 19 January 2016]


The iconic Anglo-Catholic church of S. Barnabas, Oxford wishes to recruit a new SATB choir to sing at the Parish Mass on Sundays at 10.30am. Rehearsals will be on Fridays 7.15 until 8.45pm. Repertoire will include masses, motets and plainsong and will be drawn from the finest music of the last two thousand years. For further information please contact the Director of Music Dr Tom Edwards at music@sbarnabas.org.uk

[Posted 19 January 2016 - Closing date 29 February 2016]


New Sussex Singers is seeking singers for all parts to join this highly-regarded chamber choir. Our repertoire is totally eclectic with programmes this year ranging through Handels’ “Messiah” to folksongs, madrigals, motets, jazz and more. Rehearsals on Thursday evenings alternate between Lewes and Haywards Heath, reflecting the geographical spread of our membership. For more information see www.newsussexsingers.org.uk or contact info@newsussexsingers.org.uk

[Posted 9 January 2016]


London Estonian Society Mixed Choir is pleased to welcome new members to join the choir.  Previous choral singing experience is not required – as long as you can hold a tune and are happy to participate, you will fit right in! Our choir is currently made up of approximately 14 singers and are now looking to expand that numbers by including singers of any nationality and from every corner of the British Isles. Our rehearsals take place in the Estonian House in Notting Hill, London. We meet twice a month on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm. Our first rehearsal with tea and cake will take place this Sunday, 10th January 2016 from 11am – 3pm. 

If you would like to come along – either to sing or to find out more, please contact Kristi for details at kjagodin@hotmail.com by 9th January 2015.

[Posted 7 January 2016]


The Larkhill Choral Society, based in Amesbury, Wiltshire is welcoming new singers! If singing is your passion, this may be the choir for you! - for experienced and non experienced singers who like a wide range of music; gospel, classical, world, pop and enjoy interesting rhythms. We are friendly, SATB welcoming choir, about 35 - 40 singers who practice on Tuesdays' evenings. Opportunities for solos/ensembles. For more info check out our website http://larkhillchoralsociety.org.uk or contact Mr Peter Sturt at pgs.42@me.com

[Posted 7 January 2016]