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.


 
 

Conductors/Musical Directors
 

St Mary’s Woodford (London E18) wishes to appoint a Director of Music to play our much-admired tracker-action organ (by Grant, Degens and Bradbeer) and lead our excellent SATB choir and junior choir, in a range of styles. Starting salary at least £5400, depending on experience, and subject to review. Full details from rector@stmaryswoodford.org.uk Applications by 28th Jan; interviews etc Sat 8th Feb. Starting date to be agreed.

[Posted 22 January 2020 - Closing date 28 January 2020]


Penshurst Choral Society, based in Kent, is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director.  We are looking for a dynamic director of music with previous experience of conducting choirs and excellent communication skills, patience, a sense of humour and an interest in extending and developing our repertoire to lead us from September 2020. We are looking for someone who can inspire and engage the choir with their passion for choral singing, along with a clear directing style and a sense of fun.

We are a keen, un-auditioned choir, 60 + strong.  We sing a wide repertoire from early music to modern.  We perform three concerts a year at Christmas, February and in June.  We meet for rehearsals in Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells every Tuesday evening 8 pm to 9.50 pm during September to mid-June with breaks for Christmas and Easter. 

We pay an honorarium per rehearsal and a fee for conducting concerts.  We would expect candidates to be prepared to work alongside the committee in determining programmes, concert dates and so forth.

Further information about the choir can be found at www.penshurstchoralsociety.co.uk or via Facebook. For further information please contact the chairman Mary Symes at maryesymes@gmail.com or 07776 188194

[Posted 22 January 2020 - Closing date 24 February 2020]


Gotherington Singers, a well-established choir of female singers from the Cheltenham area, is seeking to appoint a Musical Director to start in Spring 2020. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and inspiring leader to take this friendly choir forward.
Please contact The Chairman for further information and job description. Tel: 01242 317276 or email sall.newbury@gmail.com
You can check us out on our website www.gotheringtonsingers.co.uk . Interviews will be held during the week commencing 24 February.

[Posted 20 January 2020 - Closing date 17 February 2020]


Musyck Anon, a small a cappella madrigal based choir are looking for a Conductor / Musical Director from September 2020 due to the retirement of our current conductor. The choir, which rehearses weekly in Evesham, Worcestershireconsists of four sopranos, four altos, three tenors and four basses. Our repertoire is mostly madrigals, part songs and glees. We take part in five to six concerts a year and wear 17th century costume at these events. We can be seen (and heard) on musyckanon.com. (We also have a Facebook page). A temporary or short term appointment would be considered. Please contact hazel.woodhead@icloud.com(Secretary) if interested in this post.

[Posted 17 January 2020]


Wired for Sound Community Choir are seeking an enthusiastic and inspirational Musical Director to lead the choir from February/March 2020. We are an established community choir (non auditioned) of about 30 singers of mixed ability based in Warrington. We would like to increase our membership and raise the standard of the choir whilst maintaining the inclusive nature of the choir.

We have a wide repertoire of songs including musicals, jazz classics, soul, pop and indie pop which we generally learn by ear. We usually sing in 3 part harmony but have had a six part harmony in the past! We sing both a capella and to backing tracks with an approximate 60/40 split. We range in age from 20s to beyond retirement age! Our MD should be a good communicator with a sense of humour and have a wide knowledge of a range of singing styles. The MD would be selfemployed and paid a fee on a basis and level to be agreed. We are looking for someone who will:

Suggest repertoire but be open to suggestions from the choir

Arrange and/or adapt songs to suit the choir

Produce guide tracks for learning and rehearsal purposes where necessary

Source and lead the group at gigs, booked events, concerts etc

Enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere at our weekly rehearsals

We enjoy performing and have entered the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition several times in the past. We also sing at local events and hold a Family & Friends night a couple of times each year. For further information and expressions of interest please contact Eleanor Haines at eleanor.haines@ntlworld.com

[Posted 17 January 2020]


The Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir is seeking to appoint a new MD. The Choir is one of the south’s leading Male Voice Choirs and this year celebrates its 80th Anniversary. We are a choir of some 60 members consisting of both serving police staff, retired police officers and members of the local community and represent the Constabulary within Hampshire and beyond. We rehearse every Wednesday evening in Sarisbury Green and perform up to 12 concerts a year. Candidates should share our passion for male voice singing and have the enthusiasm and ambition to take the choir forward this decade. Previous experience in this field is desirable although not essential. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate an appreciation of the traditions of male voice choirs as well as having the innovation and ability to inspire the choir to sing more contemporary songs, so building upon its established good reputation. If interested, please submit your CV detailing any previous experience together with a personal statement of not more than 200 words to support your application.All applications to: the Secretary at choir@cjholland.plus.com

[Posted 13 January 2020 - Closing date 23 February 2020]


Clevedon Choral is seeking a Musical Director. Clevedon Choral is a non-auditioned, mixed-ability SATB choir with a membership currently fluctuating between 40 and 50. We were established just over 30 years ago, are friendly, welcome new members and fresh challenges, and enjoy our music.  We want to continue to improve and work hard, as we have done under our retiring Musical Director Elinor Cooper, whilst having fun and enjoying ourselves. We are seeking an experienced, gifted, enthusiastic and creative musical director who, with the help of our talented accompanist Richard Lennox, will enable us to improve our performance, grow our numbers, and build on singing opportunities. 

We rehearse on Monday evenings at Kenn Road Methodist Church, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, from the beginning of September until April. During June and July we have an informal summer choir for around six weeks, culminating in an outdoor performance in a local park or on the pier.  We perform two main concerts each year, and for the past four years have been part of Christmas at Tyntesfield. We have sung a mixture of traditional and modern choral works and are open to a wide variety of music. In October we hosted, co-organised, and formed the major part of the community choir that performed, with North Somerset Music Service and local young musicians and singers, Mark Lawrence’s ‘Time and Tide’ community opera.

For details about this post, including the job description and recruitment process, please email: clevedonchoral@gmail.com 

The remuneration for this post is negotiable and will be based on the usual industry rates. The appointment starts in September 2020. www.clevedonchoralsociety.org.uk      https://www.facebook.com/clevedonchoral

[Posted 13 January 2020 - Closing date 28 February 2020]


Horsham Chamber Choir is looking for a new Musical Director with effect from September 2020, as Jenny Hansell is retiring after 10 very successful years with the choir. HCC is a mixed choir of about 30 members with a good balance between SATB. The choir performs a very wide-ranging repertoire including a cappella and early music.

Our new Musical Director will share our ambition and enthusiasm, develop our musicianship, and build on the high standards that underpin the choir’s reputation for excellence.

Weekly rehearsals are held in St Leonard’s Church, Horsham on Thursday evenings in term time from 8:00 pm to 10:00pm between September and June.

The concert programme consists of one performance each term and a Christmas Concert together with occasional tours, cathedral weekends and ‘one-off’ events.  The current practice for remuneration is based on an annual retainer, fixed concert fees, and travel expenses where appropriate.

If you are interested in this rewarding role we will forward an information pack which will include details of how to apply.  Please contact us on choirc649@gmail.com

[Posted 8 January 2020 - Closing date 27 January 2020]


Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir is looking for an experienced Music Director to take over in September 2020 when the current Director is retiring. Established in 1986,  the choir of 30 amateur singers, drawn from around the Diocese, meet weekly and sing 30-40 services in Wells Cathedral throughout the year when we deputize for the Cathedral Choir. In addition we sing at weddings, memorial services and occasional services/concerts elsewhere. Details about the choir can be found at https://www.wellscvc.org.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and skill to build on our reputation and develop the choir as part of the musical life in Wells. The successful candidate will need to be an experienced Choir Director, an accomplished keyboard player and be familiar with the music of the Anglican Church. Fee payments relate to weekly rehearsals and the number of services - annual remuneration is around £5,000 pa. with additional fees from weddings and other special services. For further information and a detailed job description please contact Philip Bevan at prbevan@btinternet.com

Applications will close at the end of February 2020 and successful applicants will be interviewed and auditioned in the spring.

[Posted 31 December 2019 - Closing date 29 February 2020.]


Vacancy for Musical Director – The Chippendale Singers We are a Chamber Choir about 28 – 30 strong meeting in Otley, West Yorkshire on a Wednesday evening for about 38 weeks of the year, roughly coinciding with school terms. We aim to perform concerts three or four times a year and are also available for weddings and other private functions. Founded in 1990 we have had only four Musical Directors in all that time. After being with us for the last 3 years we are very sad to lose our current MD Lee Wiltamuth due to a relocation to Tewkesbury.

Our repertoire is wide-ranging in period and style; we are equally happy with sacred and secular music, a capella or accompanied. We sing everything from Madrigals to (songs from) Musicals, from Les Mis to Zadok the Priest. We tend not to tackle larger works, though we have sung pieces like the Vivaldi Gloria and The Duruflé Requiem with all the soloists drawn from our membership. We have also held Come and Sing events to encourage local interest in the choir. This coming year we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary and are planning a concert featuring items from our beginnings to the present day.

Our ideal candidate for the post will be an experienced Choral Director who is happy to conduct and develop a choir of reasonable, but varied, abilities – some of us are music readers, some are not. We range in age from early 30’s to mid 80’s! He or she should be a good communicator with a sense of humour and have a wide knowledge of a range of choral styles. We would hope that the successful candidate, if both sides are happy after the first year, would be able to remain with us for at least 5 years for the sake of stability. The MD would be self-employed and paid a fee on a basis and level to be agreed. The position will be available from 17th June 2020

We have an extremely able accompanist who has been with us for over 12 years who is also a very experienced and accomplished church organist, and a deputy MD who is a singing member of the choir. The final selection process for shortlisted candidates would include at least 2 interviews and the opportunity to rehearse the choir for about twenty minutes. You can see more details of the choir on our web site www.chippendalesingers.co.uk. and for further details please contact our Secretary, Pauline Walker, by email newmd@chippendalesingers.co.uk. Should you wish to apply for the position please do so by emailing your CV to Pauline, indicating your availability for interview during February or March 2020.

[Posted 23 December 2019 - Closing date 31 January 2020.]


Manchester Chamber Choir is looking for an inspiring Principal Conductor, who shares our passion for exploring choral music, to take up post in Autumn 2020. Founded in a front room by friends 17 years ago, MCC continues to recruit some of the North West’s best choral singers and enjoys performing a wide range of music from the Renaissance through to living composers, often performing a cappella.
MCC performs four core concerts per year and the Principal Conductor, together with the committee, will be responsible for artistic planning and programming of these events to create a varied and enjoyable core to the season. The Principal Conductor will rehearse and conduct at least three concerts per annual season; a guest conductor is often invited to conduct the fourth concert. Additional responsibilities of the Principal Conductor include contributing towards the development of the choir through attendance and participation at committee meetings, and through auditioning singers.
In addition to our season of concerts, MCC regularly collaborates with a variety of organisations, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Buxton Festival, The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society, Manchester International Festival, the BBC Proms, English Touring Opera and BBC Radio. In recent years MCC has performed with the BBC Phil for the World Premiere of James MacMillan’s Credo under Juanjo Mena at the Proms, and the Good Friday broadcast on Radio 3 of Bach’s St Matthew Passion under Nicholas Kraemar. MCC has also appeared at the Proms with the Hallé Orchestra and Choir under Gianandrea Noseda.
Comfortable working outside the choral repertoire, MCC has provided backing singing for Andrea Bocelli, Jarvis Cocker and The Pet Shop Boys, and recently appeared on Channel 4’s drama Ackley Bridge.
Duties
The duties of the Principal Conductor include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Preparing suitable and varied programmes and conducting the Choir for three self-promoted concerts during each season.
  • Preparing and conducting such rehearsals as may reasonably be required for the above concerts. Five rehearsals are typical, with rehearsals on varying weekday evenings in the few weeks before the concert.
  • Subject to the Principal Conductor’s availability, acting as conductor or chorus master for any external engagements.   This duty will normally be remunerated separately.    
  • Serving ex officio as a member of the MCC Committee, and attending meetings on dates and times to be agreed.
  • Making repertoire proposals to the Committee.
  • Making proposals to the Committee regarding new opportunities for concerts, workshops and other events for the Choir.
  • Providing the Committee with expert advice regarding artistic planning in respect of all engagements of whatever nature, whether or not directly involving the Principal Conductor.
  • Assessing all candidates applying for membership and auditioning them, with the assistance of members of the choir as required.
  • Encouraging individual singers to sing well and accurately, including any reauditions which are agreed with the committee.
  • Participating in the choir’s overall improvement and development.
  • Undertaking any other duties which may be agreed with the Committee from time to time.

Remuneration
Remuneration is negotiable and competitive. The Principal Conductor would be given first refusal for events outside of our season and remuneration for these events would usually be in addition to the agreed yearly package.

Applications

Letters of application, accompanied by a CV and the names of two referees, should be submitted to info.mcrchamberchoir@gmail.com.

[Posted 20 December 2019 - Closing date 31 January 2020.]


Stockport Choral Society (est. 1973) are looking for a new Conductor/Musical Director to commence January 2020 to conduct our choir. We rehearse Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30 at Christ With All Saints Hall, Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport. We have produced secular and non secular music over the years to audiences and any new applicants should be able to play the piano for rehearsals. Weekly fee can be discussed. If you are interested please phone Pat Whittaker (choir secretary) on 0161 442 6206 or email treesh2006@gmail.com

[Posted 20 December 2019]


St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, East Surrey seek a Choral Director, from early 2020. Upon retirement of the present post-holder at Christmas, we are looking for someone to take over leading our choir and rehearsals and who will help shape the next phase of St Peter’s musical life. This is an exciting and fresh opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and skill to work closely with our other leading musicians to inspire our worship and to

  • lead our newly-formed St Peter’s Singers (building on our present choirs)
  • build on our lively present, and significant musical heritage (Delius, Beecham, Beatrice Harrison and friends all buried in the churchyard)
  • shape and grow our future singing for all ages, including opportunities for choral scholarships and community engagement
  • continue to develop and transform St Peter’s as a place of choral excellence

St Peter’s is an Anglican Eucharistic parish church in a vibrant village, offering:

  • Fine organ with excellent organist in post, and concert piano
  • Strong English choral tradition, and enjoyment of a variety of other styles
  • Good transport links by road and rail (lifts available from / to Oxted station if required)
  • One Sunday morning service with rehearsal every week, and occasional Choral Evensong
  • Remuneration of £75 per Sunday service, including rehearsal (equivalent to £3,150 / year), plus special services, expenses and warm support.

For more information about St Peter’s, please visit our website: www.stpeterslimpsfield.org
For an informal conversation, please contact the Team Rector, Rev. James Percival, on 01883 722351, or james.lttm@gmail.com
The closing date for applications is Friday 17 January 2020. To apply, please send covering letter and CV to Caroline Campbell, Church Coordinator: stpeterschurch.lttm@gmail.com

[Posted 12 December 2019 - Closing date 17 January 2020]


VACANCY – MUSICAL DIRECTOR (Start date September 2020. Annual fee £3000)                          

Do you have what it takes to lead an enthusiastic group of amateur singers and help us make amazing music in the spectacular setting of Glasgow Cathedral? If your answer is a resounding “Yes!” then we’d love to hear from you!

Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society has around 40 members and performs a minimum of 2 concerts each season in Glasgow Cathedral. We are a separate organisation from the Cathedral Choir.

The repertoire includes both large and small scale works, mostly, but not exclusively, sacred pieces, with organ or orchestral accompaniment, and often à capella.

Our season runs from September to June, with weekly Thursday evening rehearsals in Glasgow’s West End/ Woodlands area.

Choral conducting experience is essential and shortlisted candidates may be required to audition by leading a short choir rehearsal.

For further information including job description please email Kathleen O’Reilly, Honorary Secretary (secretary@gccs.org.uk).
Applications with CV should be submitted to the secretary by the 31st January 2020.

[Posted 11 December 2019 - Closing date 31 January 2020]


Imari Ladies Chorus is looking for an enthusiastic Musical Director to take up the post in February 2020. Founded in August 1995, this is a well-established A Capella ladies chorus of approx 40 members, singing a variety of songs usually in four part harmony.  We sing for fun and to raise funds for charity, and we have been particularly successful at this. We are looking for someone who is keen to promote enjoyment of singing through positive, friendly encouragement in rehearsals.
The Musical Director will:


*procure and teach new material

*Plan the musical programme of any performances

* Take weekly rehearsals

* Direct performances

Rehearsals take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Victoria Road, Draycott, DE72 3PS on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Fee: to be negotiated. For further information or to express your interest please contact: Chris Jackson (Secretary)   farndalers@gmail.com Linda Gourlay (Musical Director) pollyteal@msn.com  , or telephone 0115 932 5855 - Or drop in at a rehearsal.

[Posted 9 December 2019]


Arun Choral Society is looking for an Assistant Conductor to join our musical team and work under our MD Joe Paxton. We are a 100 strong mixed choir with a long tradition in choral singing. The position is currently vacant, and we are looking to fill it as soon as possible. The new Assistant would sing in the choir (Monday evening rehearsal) and be available to take occasional rehearsal as required or assist the MD and choir when learning new repertoire by leading sectional rehearsals.
As such, interest from people of all levels of experience in choral direction will be considered. This position could be an internship for students who want to enhance their experience in choral conducting.

Ideally, you will possess or be developing conducting, keyboard and score-reading skills, and a good knowledge of choral repertoire, and you will have a generous attitude towards working with an amateur group that wants to be challenged and inspired. He or she would be a confident musician and can play his / her part in helping the choir to maintain high standards in all its performances. The Assistant Conductor will be employed by the choir at the rate of £2500 p.a. For more information or to express your interest, please contact Hedda Wells at concertsec@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 28 November 2019]


Bricket Wood Community Choir is looking for an enthusiastic Musical Director/Conductor to take over the choir from September 2020. The choir is around 55 strong, with very mixed abilities.. sopranos, altos and male voices. We sing a very wide range of music including musicals, songs from films, Gospel songs, popular songs and even a bit of classical music.
The current MD also acts as accompanist, though there has been a separate accompanist in the past, so either an MD who can also accompany or who can bring in a separate accompanist would be considered. A salary will be offered commensurate on experience.

Bricket Wood Community Choir is a well-established Community Choir based in Bricket Wood, a large village west of St Albans. The choir meets on Tuesdays in term-time in the local church, from 7.30 – 9.15pm. It has become a very important part of village life and has an ethos of inclusivity and fun above all. The choir like to raise money for charity at their annual summer concert and enjoy occasional social events throughout the year. Music sung is very varied, including Gospel songs, medleys of show tunes, popular songs and even a bit of classical, usually in three parts, occasionally in four. More information about the choir can be found at https://www.bwcommunitychoir.com or by emailing info@bwcommunitychoir.com

[Posted 19 November 2019 - Closing date 1 June 2020]


Musica Vera, a mixed voice chamber choir of currently 20 voices, founded in 1964, is seeking a new Music Director to start in early 2020, preferably somebody who lives in the Cheltenham/Gloucester area. The position arises following notice of the resignation of our current Music Director due to pressure of other commitments. We are looking for somebody to consolidate and further develop the choir’s music making skills within the varied repertoire of music which we perform.  An Honorarium is payable. For further details please contact the Secretary:  secretary@musicavera.eu

[Posted 18 November 2019]


The J Singers choir in Bridgwater, Somerset, are looking for a new Director of Music to take over in early 2020 - preferably someone living in the area. Regular rehearsals are on a Tuesday evening and modest remuneration is available.

Founded in 1966, we currently have about 20 members and sing a varied mix of music, normally in 3 or 4 parts, ranging from traditional ballads, songs from the West End shows and film themes, through to world music, works by modern choral composers such as John Rutter and Paul Mealor, as well as popular songs from groups such as Abba and The Beatles. Although reading music isn't a membership requirement, recruits do undergo a voice test.

In addition to enjoying ourselves, part of our ethos is to benefit others through performing concerts to air charities and other good causes - typically around 10 per year. We're looking to continue to improve our performances, while maintaining our variety and our enjoyment of singing. We're also keen to expand our membership.

For further information or to express your interest, please contact David or Tim via our website http://www.jsingers.org/ (which also includes further information about us, our repertoire and our activities), or email md@jsingers.org.

[Posted 13 November 2019]


Musical Director for Cherwell Choral Society. Cherwell Choral Society (previously known as Warriner Choral Society) is a long established non auditioned choral society based in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, currently with around 90 members, rehearsing on Tuesday evenings.  It has acquired a reputation for producing high quality performances, with three or four concerts a year supported by professional musical director, accompanist, orchestra and soloists.  

Our current MD is moving on after 15 very successful years, and we are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic replacement, to start in January 2021. This is a great opportunity for a new MD to work with us in our ambition to advance even further the reputation of the choir, to achieve outstanding concert performances of a varied repertoire, and to provide an enjoyable and stimulating experience for choir members both at rehearsal and concert. It is a particularly exciting time for the choir, as we have just changed our name to Cherwell Choral Society to better represent the geographical spread of our members and our audiences. We expect that the successful candidate will have a music degree, several years experience conducting mixed voice choirs,  a good knowledge of the classical choral repertoire, and the ability to achieve rapport and generate enthusiasm in our choir. Competitive remuneration based on skills and experience. For further information and details of the application process, visit https://cherwellchoral.org/md-vacancy or email recruitment@cherwellchoral.org

[Posted 11 November 2019 - Closing date 31 December 2020]


Assistant Music Director – Creative Director – Scriptwriter Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are the largest gay men’s chorus outside London, with a membership of around 100. Our repertoire is broad, ranging from current and historic pop to the occasional classical and folk numbers. Our arrangements are mainly written by our music professionals and often offer an interesting twist to a well-known number. Our shows are loved by our regular audience and local critics alike, and we are regularly seen performing in and around Brighton and Hove, as well as travelling further afield to perform in chorus festivals and competitions.

We are recruiting an Assistant Music Director to support our talented Chorus Director, Joe Paxton, and Music Director and Accompanist, Tim Nail.  This is an ideal role for a professional musician who wants to develop skills in leading choruses. It is a developmental remunerated role with a package of support from the Chorus Director and Music Director. Applicants should be eager to learn and develop.
 The role includes:

  • Attending rehearsals and tours
  • Assisting the Chorus Director in rehearsing and conducting the Chorus
  • Supporting and running workshops and sectional practices
  • Supporting the running of the Chorus Ensemble
  • Creating and developing arrangements and backing tracks
  • Recording music resources
  • Helping members develop their musical knowledge and singing techniques
  • Engaging in all aspect of Chorus activity, including non-music aspects

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Play piano to ABRSM Grade 8 as minimum
  • Sing, with experience of performing in or leading choirs
  • Music degree or similar qualification
  • LGBTQ+ community member or ally
  • Ability to lead rehearsals
  • Experience of teaching and coaching groups in music and singing to a wide range of levels and ability

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of accompanying choirs or choruses
  • Experience of arranging music pieces
  • Experience of leading large choruses
  • Experience in stage direction and choreography

In addition, we are also looking to recruit Creative Director and Scriptwriting support, so if you have any of these skills to that will be a bonus. If you are interested please send a résumé of your career and a statement outlining why you would be ideal for the job to chairman@brightongmc.org and chorusdirector@brightongmc.org Further information about the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus can be found at www.brightongmc.org

[Posted 2 November 2019]


Guest Director (Maternity Cover) Great Yorkshire Chorus. The Great Yorkshire Chorus is a large non-auditioned choir for adults based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. The choir sings mainly pop, folk and world music and has a strong ethos of creativity, excellence and fun. Founded only in September 2018, the choir has quickly grown to over 100 members and has already undertaken many performances including BBC Music Day, TEDx Bradford and a number of charity and community events. The choir is currently working towards a large Christmas concert in St Georges Hall, Bradford. More details about us can be found at www.greatyorkshirechorusco.uk and www.facebook.com/greatyorkshirechorus

Our founder and director will be taking maternity leave from choir rehearsals between March and July 2020. We are seeking to appoint a Guest Director to work with the choir during this period. 

Our ideal candidate is an excellent musician with good previous experience leading this type of choir. They must be someone who will value and maintain the positive and inclusive culture of the choir, as well as seeking to attain high musical standards.

The role will include the following:

- Lead choir rehearsals in Saltaire on Tuesday evenings during term time, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
- Teach music by ear to the choir, using lyric sheets (not sheet music)
- Set up and pack up rehearsal PA equipment (if you have your own this is useful, but not essential)
- Responsibility for basic admin at rehearsals (eg attendance registers), with the assistance of volunteers from the choir
- Prepare the choir well for all forthcoming performances
- Direct the choir in performances (usually about one per month, dates to be discussed)

The ideal candidate will:

- Be an experienced choir director with a positive personality
- Have sufficient keyboard skills to teach and provide basic accompaniment in rehearsals 
- Have the confidence and presence to engage well with a large group of singers
- Be able to offer expertise that will continue to challenge and develop the choir in this period

This is a paid position, on a self-employed basis. Full details are available on request. To express an interest in the role, please email office@greatyorkshirechorus.co.uk

[Posted 17 October 2019]


Lacuna Upper Voice Choir seeks a new Musical Director. We are a women’s voice choir who meet on  Monday nights in Milnthorpe, south Cumbria.  We sing a wide range of music (from the Renaissance to modern), mainly a capella, in 3/4 parts (occasionally 6) and have challenged ourselves by singing in French and Finnish!  Our present membership is just under 20 women of varying musical experience.  In 2017 we were delighted to win the small group category in the local Mary Wakefield Festival.  We welcome new members and currently do not audition. Our current director of 5 years is re-locating for family reasons.  We are now looking for someone with good choral expertise who can work with amateur singers to develop our skills and further enhance our enjoyment of singing. For further information and/or an informal chat please contact Sarah Jackson on 07929031466 or sbjacksn@yahoo.com

[Posted 14 October 2019]


Musical Director Needed for City of Coventry Male Voice Choir. The Choir is a 40 strong high quality non-profit making choir, based in Coventry, who perform a wide and dynamic repertoire, developing our skills as singers and giving back to the community. City of Coventry Male Voice Choir has been in existence for 72 years. Our Current MD, will be leaving us at the end of 2019 and so CCMVC seeks an experienced and energetic Director to lead the choir from 2020. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at Woodside Avenue Methodist Church, Coventry from 7.45 -9.45pm. The successful Musical Director will work with the CCMVC Committee to ensure the functioning of the choir and ability to perform at a range of events, under their direction, throughout the year.
Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and/or arranging the music CCMVC will perform;
  • Managing all choir rehearsals Developing and inspiring the choir with a mix of songs from warmups and simple arrangements to more complex pieces. Teaching new pieces in a supportive way, to both sight and non sight readers,
  • mentoring choir sections through rhythmically challenging parts, so that the choir is performance ready;
  • Maintaining the standard CCMVC sets for itself articulated in its vision
  • Supporting the choir's development in e.g. their tuning, listening, blending, breathing, care of the voice etc.

Applications:
A copy of your Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to: CCMVCSecretary@gmail.com ,There is no set date for applications but we are looking to appoint a new Choir Director to start in January 2020, so if this sounds like the role for you, please email the CCMVC Committee as soon as possible. All applications received will be acknowledged.

Interview and Rehearsal:
Short-listed applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Committee on a Wednesday prior to rehearsal. Following interview, you will be asked to conduct the choir in rehearsal with items from the current repertoire as well as your own song choices/arrangements.

[Posted 14 October 2019]


 

Vacancy – Choir Leader/Trainer - Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. The Parish of St James’s is a thriving Catholic parish within the Church of England serving the people of Clacton-on-Sea. We are looking for a suitably qualified person to help us realise our plans for our choir and work alongside our organist. Our existing choir is voluntary, rehearses on Friday evenings and sings for our Sunday morning service, major festivals and the occasional evensong. We are looking to develop the RSCM Voice for Life scheme and move towards providing musical scholarships for young people in this deprived area through a newly established youth choir. Applicants will need to undergo safeguarding checks and be prepared to respect the values and ethos of our worshiping community. Please contact frjustin@stjamesclacton.org.uk to express and interest or our organist/music director pauls@essex.ac.uk, apply for the position, or to find out more. This is a self-employed position with renumeration in line with RSCM guidelines at around £3,500 per annum, dependent on the the candidate.

[Posted 28 September 2019]


Sing While You Work are now looking to appoint a Choir Director who will lead the choir for future performances and concerts. Set up in 2013, Birmingham City Council choir has become one of the country’s best workplace choirs that has performed to audiences nationwide, and for Heads of State and Royalty.  Birmingham City Council wishes to maintain the Workplace choir as an employee engagement and wellbeing tool, to attend events, generate positive publicity and meet the various charity and public performance requests we regularly receive.

Birmingham City Council has given the choir a clear remit to strive for excellence in performance.  Current membership of the choir is approximately 40 people (4 part) who have all been through an audition process. This choir rehearses once a week for approx. 2 hours continuing to build a repertoire in preparation for any performances they have agreed to undertake.

In terms of performance opportunities, we receive a wide variety of requests ranging from small local charity events, city, regional and national events.  We also regularly perform at civic events for the Lord Mayor and other visiting dignitaries.   Going forward we would take advice from the choir director about the frequency of performances and which of the performance requests made we should accept, but would seek opportunities to represent Birmingham City Council on a local, national and possibly international stage. For informal enquiries please email:  bhamccchoir@gmail.com To download the details of the position and how to apply please click here

[Posted 24 September 2019]


WOMEN OF NOTE, a Cambridge-based a cappella group, is looking for a new Musical Director and would like to hear from women with musical experience, teaching and leadership skills who may be interested in this rewarding role.

Formed in 1995, Women of Note has 27 members.  The origins of the group are grounded on ‘natural voice’ principles and the celebration of shared song. As well as enjoying the pleasure of singing together, Women of Note performs regularly in concert, at community events and private celebrations, often raising funds for local charities.  In 2018 we were honoured to be part of Cambridge's centenary celebrations of women’s right to vote, when we sang feminist songs at the Guildhall to a standing ovation.

We sing a wide range of unaccompanied music, from world music to blues, pop and occasional newly commissioned works.  New members are not required to audition when joining the group and almost all learning is by ear, although some members can read music.  We have been described as 'more than just a choir' and enjoy a variety of social activities together.

The new musical director’s role will include introducing new work to the group, preparing the group for, and leading them in, performances.  We currently work with a self-employed musical director for 22 weeks a year.  The group meets weekly in Cambridge, between 7.45pm and 9.45pm on Tuesday evenings during school term time.  Practical organisation – marketing, finance and communications – is handled by small committees and individuals within the choir.

If you would like to discuss this role, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Sally Fenn at sallyfenn1@googlemail.com or tel: 01223 350269

[Posted 16 September 2019]


New Musical Director required for January 2020. We are Gillingham Singers, a well- established non-auditioned SATB choir of 40 voices based in North Dorset. This position requires an enthusiastic, energetic and inspirational individual who will support the choir’s development.

We rehearse on Monday evenings in the local school preparing for 2 or 3 concerts a year. For more information e-mail hilarydrake@outlook.com

[Posted 26 August 2019]


Musical Director Needed for Luton Male Voice Choir. The Luton Male Voice Choir is a 24 strong high quality non-profit making choir, based in Luton, who perform a wide and dynamic repertoire, developing our skills as singers and giving back to the community. Luton Male Voice Choir Has been in existence for 27 years and has sung to international audiences in prestigious surroundings including The Royal Albert Hall, The Natural History Museum, The Grosvenor and Park Lane Hotels in London and also with various other choirs throughout the country. Our Current MD, John Alexander, will be leaving us at the end of 2019 and so LMVC seeks an experienced and energetic Director to lead the choir from 2020. LMVC seeks an experienced and energetic choir director to lead the choir from 2020. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at Our Lady Help of Christians Church Community Hall from 7.30 -9.30pm. The working hours are two hours of rehearsal each week and the time needed to be ready for rehearsals and performances. The successful Musical Director will work with the LMVC Committee to ensure the functioning of the choir and ability to perform at a range of events, under their direction, throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and/or arranging the music LMVC will perform;
  • Managing all choir rehearsals Developing and inspiring the choir with a mix of songs from warmups and simple arrangements to more complex pieces. Teaching new pieces in a supportive way, to both sight and non sight readers,
  • mentoring choir members through rhythmically challenging parts, so that the choir is performance ready;
  • Maintaining the standard LMVC sets for itself articulated in its vision
  • Supporting the choir's development in e.g. their tuning, listening, blending, breathing, care of the voice etc.

Applications:

A copy of your Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to: chairman@lutonmvc.com,There is no set date for applications but we are looking to appoint a new Choir Director to start in January 2020, so if this sounds like the role for you, please email the LMVC Committee as soon as possible. All applications received will be acknowledged.

Interview and Rehearsal:

Short-listed applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Committee on a Wednesday prior to rehearsal. Following interview, you will be asked to conduct the choir in rehearsal with items from the current repertoire as well as your own song choices/arrangements

[Posted 2 August 2019]


Whitsand Harmony, based in Downderry, South East Cornwall, require a conductor/musical director.  The choir is looking for an enthusiastic, committed person with a sense of humour and patience, ready to take a choir of approximately thirty members (SATB), of mixed ability onto the next stage of a 30+ year history.  The choir has grown progressively in ability.  Just three conductors have been responsible for the progress and so the choir is ideally looking for someone with a long term commitment, but not essential. Are you thinking of moving to the area?  If you are, the area has many attractions and is often called the Forgotten Corner of Cornwall. Please see our website https://www.whitsandharmony.com/

[Posted 29 July 2019]


Magna Carta Chorus - Vacancy for a Musical Director We are an acapella male chorus based in Hampton, Middlesex currently consisting of 15 singers and an on-going recruitment programme for more members. We sing in the barbershop style of 4-part harmony and have a varied repertoire.  We now have a vacancy for a new Musical Director (male or female) to progress the chorus. The position requires someone with a firm understanding of harmony singing and an enthusiastic approach.  We rehearse each Thursday at the White House Community Centre in Hampton TW12 3RN between 7.30pm -10pm.  Apart from rehearsals attendance at our sing out performances would also be required.  These vary between 7 - 10 during the year and are mostly within 10 miles of Hampton and occasionally a little further out. It is a paid position. If you would like to discuss and find out more please contact: Richard Hudspith (Chairman) richard_hudspith@hotmail.com or Telephone 07305541370

[Posted 12 July 2019]


Toccata Ladies Choir is looking for a new Musical Director. We are an award winning ladies choir based in Livingston, West Lothian. The choir consists of over 50 members of all ages and musical abilities, brought together by their love and passion for singing and performing.
We perform our annual concert over two nights in Howden Park Centre, Livingston.  We also perform at various smaller concerts throughout our choir year as well as taking part in any choral festivals or competitions that we can (having previously won the Glasgow Orpheus Trophy on two occasions).
We sing a wide variety of choral music, from classical to popular; religious to secular; straightforward to very challenging. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening during school term time in Livingston United Parish Church from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

We are seeking a new energetic and inspiring Musical Director who will be an accomplished choral conductor with a wide knowledge of repertoire, and someone who will share our ambition to further develop our singing and performance skills.   Our current MD will be stepping down in May 2020 therefore the position will be available from August 2020 however, we would like to invite the new MD to work alongside our current MD for a period during the 2019 term. We also would warmly welcome anyone interested in applying to come and listen in on a Tuesday night when we start the new session in August 2019.

Further information about Toccata can be found on our website:  http://www.toccataladieschoir.co.uk under the heading “about us” or by emailing Nicola Starkey (President) -  nikis21@btinternet.com

[Posted 27 June 2019]


Songbirds in Harmony, a ladies choir based in Cannock, Staffordshire, is seeking an experienced MD to take the reins from 2020. We are an established choir of 9 years, and have almost 40 members, and sing modern pop music arrangements, mostly three part harmonies. Weekly rehearsals are at a school hall in Hednesford, Staffordshire,every Monday evening, and we rehearse throughout the year. We currently perform 4 concerts per year. The role of MD is a paid position. More information about the choir can be found at www.songbirdsinharmony.co.uk and you can contact us on info@songbirdsinharmony.co.uk or call Annette on 07557052711

[Posted 12 June 2019]


West London’s Capital Chorus seeks a musical director to lead it to new performance heights. We’re a men’s a cappella chorus, members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers, and we’re seeking a new director with a vision to continue the chorus’s growth and development. We’re an enthusiastic and diverse group of 30 men, hardworking, quick to learn, receptive to new ideas and with a keen sense of fun. We have a rigorous audition process and use riser recordings to review individual progress. In 2018 we won the most entertaining chorus award at BABS Convention. Our new MD will be energetic and inspiring. They’ll share our ambition and offer a strategy to further develop our singing and performance skills. Rehearsals are on Monday evening in West Ealing. For further information please contact Paul Gordon (Chairman) paulandsue@ic24.net  07747 641802 website www.capitalchorus.co.uk

[Posted 4 June 2019]


Magic Voices seek a Choir Leaders to start September/October 2019. Magic Voices Choir are looking for an exceptional Musical Director/ Choir Leader in the following areas: Sheffield, Barnsley and Lancaster. Applicants must have strong leadership, good keyboard skills and experience of leading vocal ensembles. Our repertoire is largely musical theatre and light contemporary pop. Our extensive library of musical arrangements are our own, written by West End Musical Director, Andy Rumble. This is a term time only position and a weekly, evening committent. Days of the week are negotiable and will start in September/ October 2019. All enquiries and for more information: info@magicvoices.co.uk Website: https://www.magicvoices.co.uk/

[Posted 3 June 2019]


Singspiration Choir – Halifax, West Yorkshire. We require a Musical Director. We are a small community choir of about 25 people. We are used to singing in three part harmony. We started approximately 7 years ago, 3years with our latest Director. Singspiration believe in singing for our wellbeing. It is important to us that choir is accessible for all. So we don't have music, we learn by repetition. We sing for well being and fun. A sense of humour is a must! We are a very friendly choir and aim to welcome everyone. Ideally we require someone who can read music and arrange songs in three part harmony (or buy in arrangements) and then teach them to us in a fun and relaxed way. We currently sing accompanied but have sung acapella. We look forward to receiving applications as soon as possible so we can appointment in time for our new term in September. My contact details are Linda Haggas, lindalou5995@hotmail.com 07739397892.

[Posted 23 May 2019]


Sale Male Voice Choir would like to invite the interest of a local musician to take the role of Musical Director from September 2019. As the only traditional Male Voice Choir based in the Borough of Trafford,  the Choir has a stable membership of around 22, singing a typical MVC repertoire (musicals, folk songs, hymns, opera and film music- mostly in four part harmony TTBB and occasionally a Capella).  Members have a range of previous musical experience, and give a good commitment to both rehearsals and concerts.  The ethos of the Choir is to enjoy singing and fellowship, to entertain audiences and do good in the community. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays (7.30 pm- 9.30 pm) at the Congregational Church, Heyes Lane, Timperley WA 15 6 EA.

Apart from 3 or 4 normal concert performances per year, the Choir aims to take music to as wide an audience as possible. Venues have ranged from the sublime Manchester Cathedral to other churches, residential and care homes, hospitals, supermarkets and even some outdoor appearances.  Recognising the health benefits derived from singing, the Choir encourages audience participation, especially in the sessions it provides for dementia patients and their careers.  The Choir also offers to sing without fee for charity-organised events.

People have tended to join the Choir as their family commitments relax, retirement beckons, or on moving to a new area.  The same might also be applicable for the  Musical Director role.  Particular expertise or experience is less important than an ability to encourage and develop the Choir to our mutual satisfaction and enjoyment.  While the the position is not remunerated, reasonable expenses would be paid, as occurs with our regular accompanist.

If you would like to consider offering your services in the first instance please contact  Bob Davies, the Choir Chairman by telephone 0161 962 4239 or by e-mail when you could attach a musical c. v. rad76dazzle@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 17 May 2019 ]


Coastline Harmony is looking for a new MD as we sadly bid farewell this summer to our encouraging, funny and patient Miguel. We’re an award-winning, friendly, female voice groupof around 30 members who share a love of a cappella singing. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Southwick from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm.

The successful applicant will be able to generate enthusiasm, fun and a positive attitude towards learning, as our members are mostly non-music reading and we learn our songs by ear. In return, we offer commitment, a joy of singing and friendship. We pay expenses and a modest fee.

Want to know more? Visit our website http://coastlineharmony.co.uk/ or emailcoastlineharmony@outlook.com for full details.

[Posted 26 April 2019]

 

 

Magic Voices are looking for an excellent Musical Director in Lancaster and Morecambe as we are opening new contemporary choirs in these areas. Our repertoire is largely Musical Theatre/ contemporary, original musical arrangements by a West End Musical Director. This will be a large choir and we are looking for someone with a warm, friendly, engaging personality. Keyboard skills are essential. If you wish to apply for this position or have any immediate questions, Please send a C.V to info@magicvoices.co.uk.

[Posted 19 April 2019]

 

Musical Director required for Od Dalby Singers. The Old Dalby Singers are a 30-strong SATB community choir based in the well-known Vale of Belvoir village. The non-auditioning choir consists of both readers and non-readers and has grown in ability and reputation since its establishment in 2003. We are seeking to appoint a highly committed, enthusiastic and suitably qualified Musical Director to maintain and further its development as our present MD is relocating in July 2019. We are looking for someone with some suitable conducting experience, strong communication skills, an ability to motivate and inspire and a good sense of humour! We rehearse each Tuesday evening, 7.30 til 9.00pm, in Old Dalby Village Hall and produce two concerts a year, one around June and the other at Christmas. The singers try to use fresh and greatly varied material for each term as learning is a major part of our ethos as is enjoyment. New music selection is a democratic process in which we would wish the MD to be involved. The post comes with a fee paid for each rehearsal and concerts, dependent on the experience and qualifications.  Applicants should contact our chair, Russ Hamer for further details via our website at http://www.olddalbysingers.site/

[Posted 3 April 2019]


St Nicholas Church Shepperton seeks a Director of Music and Organist, able to lead Christian worship sensitively, with a familiarity with Anglican traditions and a willingness to experiment. He or she will have overall responsibility for the musical life in the Church. This entails directing Sunday services consisting of a weekly Sung Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong, and also playing 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 (12-16 members) and supporting other musicians. On occasions it will be possible to have the assistance of a visiting organist. We are located to the west of London (Kensington Episcopal Area of the London Diocese) and have a rich and enthusiastic musical tradition. There are exciting opportunities for development and outreach, including with the local Church of England Primary School and in taking visiting choirs to cathedrals. Remuneration would be according to RSCM rates, based on experience and ability. For more details, email chris_swift@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 2 April 2019]


The parish of Boughton under Blean with Dunkirk, near Faversham in Kent, is seeking a Choir Director for our small church choir.The choir sings every Sunday at either 10am or 10.30am at one of the village churches within our benefice, as well as at other occasional special services throughout the year.   You would be required to attend rehearsals for these services in Boughton on a Wednesday evening. We have a very experienced and talented organist who accompanies both the rehearsals and services.

There is lots of potential to grow the choir and expand our repertoire of worship music. We are happy to pay any reasonable expenses.If you are interested in this position, please contact Revd Jean Burrows for further information, by email to jeanburrows@jeanius.me.uk 

[Posted 6 March 2019]


West Hill PCC are seeking a Choir Director and an organist. On the west side of the Otter Valley, West Hill is a woodland village of some 2,000 residents. St Michael’s Church is an early Victorian building [centrally heated] seating 120 with an integrated church hall with a full kitchen and a disabled lavatory. The church has recently been equipped with a full AV and sound system. West Hill is in the Exeter Diocese and part of the Otter Vale Mission Community. The regular congregation is around 50 increasing to over 200 for the main Christian festivals.

Choir Director
There are currently six Sunday services each month, four with music [two Holy Communion] and two said HC services. There is a robed choir of about a dozen singers who accompany three of the services. The choir leads the congregation and occasionally sings an anthem but with greater contributions for special services. Services at the principal festivals are naturally fuller. Currently the choir practise once a week.

Organist
The organ is an Allen, 2 manual, digital organ with 42 stops. It is maintained in excellent order. The organist generally plays four Sundays a month but a relief arrangement is possible. Weddings and funerals will be by separate arrangement.
A rota of organists is possible if there is an interest from two or three people in committing to less than four Sundays a month.

For further information please contact either:

Revd. Mac Dick T – 01404 371064
Richard Bonnie T – 01404 812 370
E-mail stmichaelatwesthill@gmail.com

[Posted 4 March 2019]


Dynamic Edinburgh Choir- Audacity- Seek Choir Director Audacity is a high quality non-profit performance choir, based in Edinburgh, who specialise in close harmony a capella using beautiful arrangements. Established in 2017, our goal is to perform a wide and dynamic repertoire, developing our skills as singers and giving back to the community. Audacity seeks an experienced and energetic choir director to lead the choir in 2019. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at Bruntsfield Evangelical Church from 7-9pm. The working hours are two hours of rehearsal each week and the time needed to be ready for rehearsals and performances. The successful Choir Director will work with the Audacity committee to ensure the functioning of the choir and ability to perform at a range of events, under their direction, throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and/or arranging the music Audacity will perform;
  • Managing all choir rehearsals;
  • Developing and inspiring the choir with a mix of songs from warmups and simple arrangements to more complex pieces.
  • Teaching new pieces in a supportive way, mentoring choir members through rhythmically challenging parts, so that the choir is performance ready;
  • Auditioning potential choir members;
  • Maintaining the standard Audacity sets for itself articulated in its vision
  • Supporting  the choir's development in e.g. their tuning, listening, blending, breathing, care of the voice.

Applications:
A copy of your Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to: Audacity Committee, using the Subject Header: Audacity Choir Director Application, at: admin@audacitychoir.co.uk  
There is no set date for applications but we are looking to appoint a new Choir Director to start in April, so if this sounds like to role for you, please email the Audacity Committee as soon as possible. All applications received will be acknowledged.

Interview and Rehearsal:
Short-listed applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Audacity Committee on a Wednesday prior to rehearsal. Following interview, you will be asked to conduct the choir in rehearsal with items from the current repertoire as well as your own song choices/arrangements.  

[Posted 1 March 2019]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

 
Shari-Ann Bolton is an experienced Organist and Director of Music looking for a suitable position willing to relocate please contact me either shariann.bolton@gmail.com or Tel 07595484821

Tobias Patrick Wolf FRSA is an award-winning German conductor, composer, and educator. As Music Director of The King’s Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and a number of choirs in the North East of Scotland, he brings with his explosive energy the challenging repertoire to be performed at the highest level – here in the UK, but also as Guest Conductor on the European mainland and around the world. Tobias conducts at the University of Aberdeen and has taken part in a top 3 UK chart album with Royal wedding composer Professor Paul Mealor. He has appeared on Classic FM and on German radio and television. Only in his late twenties, he has performed around the globe, several times for the Royal family, including HM The Queen and HRH Prince Charles. Tobias is offering his services as Conductor or Music Director for both choirs and instrumental ensembles of any kind. Based in Aberdeen, enquiries welcome from all over Scotland. More information and contact: www.tpwolf.com


Daniel Collins is a professional singer and conductor, based between London and Milton Keynes, who is looking for conducting and choral directing work. He runs his own concert series in North London (http://www.musicfor.co.uk) and deps as a conductor in and around London alongside his busy schedule with The Sixteen. He is trained in choral and orchestral conducting, and is a conductor, singer, pianist and organist. Short term, flexible concert work/church work ideal to fit with work schedule: very happy to dep at the last minute. He has sung in cathedrals and London churches since he was a chorister, so is familiar with all types of liturgy. email: decmusic@gmail.com phone: 07880 705909


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

 

Bestwood Male Voice Choir (based in Bestwood Village, Nottingham) are looking to recruit a new accompanist from March 2020. Formed in 1952, it is a well-respected choir in the East Midlands. The successful candidate will work closely with our Musical Director, Mirek Rus, and will be required to take sectional rehearsals from time to time, as well as to run occasional rehearsals, where necessary. The choir meets every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm - 9.30pm in Bestwood Village Social Club, Bestwood Village, Nottingham. The choir performs approximately 12-15 concerts per year, including an annual charity gala concert.

The successful candidate should play the piano to at least Grade 8 standard or equivalent; have excellent sight-reading skills; have an understanding of music that allows them to be flexible in the way they accompany the choir. Previous experience as a choir accompanist is highly desirable and would be a significant advantage. This is a paid position (on a self-employed basis).

Please apply with details of your experience to the Musical Director of Bestwood MVC at musical_director@bestwoodmvc.org.uk

[Posted 22 January 2020 - Closing date 31 January 2020]


United Singers (based in Hornchurch, Essex) are looking to recruit a new accompanist from March 2020 (or before if the right candidate is selected by then). This community choir formed in 2015 and performs twice a year in local churches.We meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, during term-time, at the Hornchurch Methodist Church. We pay a reasonable rate for every rehearsal and have set concert fees. Travelling expenses to/from rehearsals might be considered.

The choir sings a wide variety of music that ranges from classical to popular, jazz and gospel and, often, new pieces composed by our Musical Director and other composers. Our summer concert of 2020 will feature pop music of the 1950s and 1960s.The ideal candidate will have excellent keyboard and sight-reading skills and have an understanding of music that allows them to be flexible in the way by which they accompany the choir; but any competent player will be considered. The successful candidate will be required to sign an agreement that protects both themselves and the ensemble and they will be expected to work with the Musical Director, as part of the “team”, to create high quality performances and dynamic, fun, rehearsals.

If you are interested in filling this post please email our Chair, Joan Ellis  (unitedsingerschoir@gmail.com) with your CV and a covering letter. Auditions will be in February 2020. Candidates will be notified of the date(s) by email by the end of January 2020.

[Posted 20 December 2019 - Closing date 25 January 2020]


From January 2020 The Triple H Community Choir seek a professional Accompanist. We are a 35 strong SATB Community Choir serving the three neighbouring South Essex villages of Hockley, Hawkwell and Hullbridge. The choir was founded in 2012 by Ashley Thompson BA ALCM, who continues to be our Director of Music and maintains a light hearted but creative and thorough artistic control of all aspects of choir life. We sing the broadest range of styles possible, and at present we perform two full length concert programmes per year, usually in July and December. We have competed twice in the Leigh Music Festival and were awarded the Silver Medal in 2018 and the Gold Medal in 2019. We rehearse at Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church, Main Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4QY between 7.30pm and 9.15pm on Monday evenings during term time.
The successful candidate will:

  • Be a confident accompanist and sight-reader, of at least Grade 8 standard, ideally higher;
  • Have a positive, no-fuss, flexible and professional manner, and be able to work well as part of the team including the Director of Music, Choir and Committee;
  • Be prepared to take sectional rehearsals as an integral part of the role;
  • Give as much notice as possible of any occasional absences, and provide a competent deputy when unable to attend.

Interested applicants should send their CV to thetriplehcommunitychoir@hotmail.co.uk and be prepared to attend an interview and audition on a Monday evening (exact date and time to be confirmed) in early 2020.


The Dunsford Singers are seeking an Accompanist. We are a really friendly, enthusiastic, 40-50 strong SATB choir, serving the whole Teign Valley community. Our MD is the wonderful Tim Pithers, a dynamic, experienced, good-humoured and utterly professional conductor. Ideally, we're looking for mature, experienced choral accompanist with a professional approach, who can work closely with Tim to challenge and bring out the best in us. There's always the opportunity to play for our concerts, too. We meet on Monday evenings, 7.30pm -9.00pm in Dunsford, which is about 6 miles south of Exeter. We sing a wide range of classical and modern music, with concerts in June and December. Next term's music includes famous Opera Choruses, a few G and S choruses, Phantom of the Opera Medley and Bohemian Rhapsody. Start date 20 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Current rates of pay: £45 per rehearsal session and £110 on concert days. www.dunsfordsingers.co.uk Please feel free to contact janmiddleton29@gmail.com( Chairman) 01647 252368 trpithers@googlemail.com( MD )for any further information/discussion.

[Posted 2 November 2019]


Cirencester Male Voice Choir Are Looking For A New Accompanist to start in January 2020 or earlier, if possible. The successful candidate will work closely with our Musical Director, Jules Addison, and may also be required to take sectional rehearsals from time to time as well as stepping in to run rehearsals if required. The choir meets weekly to rehearse every Monday evening (7.30pm - 9.15pm) in the Parish Church of St John Baptist, Cirencester. The church has a new and very well maintained Yamaha Concert Grand Piano which is used for rehearsals. Cirencester MVC is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary and has a busy programme of concerts and events already planned for 2020. These include concerts at the Parish Church in Cirencester & venues in Gloucestershire / Wiltshire as well as a tour to Nottingham in June 2020. The choir aims to put on 4 main concerts a year plus approx half a dozen less formal events at different venues around Cirencester and the locality.

The successful candidate should play the piano to at least Grade 8 standard or equivalent. Previous experience as a choir accompanist would be a significant advantage. This is a paid position (on a self employed basis).
In the first instance please apply with details of your experience to the secretary of CMVC at secretary@cirencestermvc.co.uk 

[Posted 14 October 2019]


The Macclesfield Oriana Choir, a mixed voice choir of approximately 60 members is seeking to appoint a new accompanist. The Choir’s repertoire ranges from major sacred works to smaller secular pieces. It performs three public concerts per year and rehearsals are held in Macclesfield from 8pm to 9.30pm each Friday evening from September to June during term time, with short breaks at Christmas and Easter The key responsibilities of the accompanist are to:-
  • Provide piano accompaniment at all rehearsals under the direction of the Conductor
  • Accompany the Choir at concerts
If you are interested in this position further information can be obtained from:- Anthea Wilkinson – Chair (anthea.wilkinson2@btopenworld.com) or Keith Yearsley – Musical Director (yearsley4@virginmedia.com)

Wareham Choral Society is looking to appoint an accompanist to succeed our current accompanist John Radford, who is leaving to take up another appointment. The successful candidate will work closely with our Music Director Hazel Ricketts. WCS is a progressive SATB choir of approximately 40 singers.  During the past 5 years we have expanded our annual programme of Christmas and Spring concerts  in Lady St Mary Church, Wareham, to include a summer concert of secular music in exciting new venues in Purbeck, including the Barn in Tyneham Village and the Etches museum at Kimmeridge. WCS, formed 70 years ago, is the only choral society serving the community of Wareham.  The choir has a strong identity within the town but also attracts members from the wider community and further afield.  The choir season runs from September until the date of the summer concert in July. We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30pm till 9:30pm in Wareham. Currently we have the following dates booked: - Christmas Concert  on Dec 7th 2019. The remuneration for this post is to be negotiated, depending on experience. To apply, email your CV to warehamchoral@gmail.com.

[Posted 2 August 2019]


Arun Choral Society seeks a new rehearsal accompanist from November 2019. The society is seeking a experienced rehearsal accompanist to take over from our incumbent, Sue Graham-Smith who will be leaving us in the Autumn Term. We rehearse in the hall of a Primary School in Arundel on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm mainly during term time. We perform two orchestral concerts each year in the Cathedral, as well as carol services with local primary schools and a summer concert of lighter music.

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 working with our Musical Director Joe Paxton. This is a permanent post (subject to a three month probationary period) Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise and guided by professional recommendations.
For more information visit www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk or contact Hedda Wells librarian@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 19 June 2019]


Salisbury Community Choir (SCC) seeks a musician to provide professional standard accompaniment, under the direction of the Musical Director. SCC is a non-auditioned, friendly choir of around 160 members. It sings a wide range of music from choral classics to classic pop and newly commissioned music. Visit our website www.salisburycommunitychoir.org for more about us.

Rehearsal: Thursdays 7.15pm - 9.15pm in Salisbury
Terms: self-employed, fee per rehearsal to be agreed

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attend Thursday evening rehearsals and accompany the choir as requested by the director. There are around 40-42 rehearsals a year.
  2. To accompany the choir on piano, organ or other appropriate instruments in concerts (a minimum of 3 concerts a year) and on tour. Concerts may include opportunities for playing solo on organ or piano.
  3. Under the direction of the Director, assist in the musical training of SCC.
  4. If unable to attend any given rehearsal or concert, to be responsible to book a replacement of at least equal standing and ability

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  1. A highly skilled pianist and organist
  2. A sensitive and imaginative accompanist with outstanding sight-reading and score-reading skills, and a strongly supportive of the singers through their way of playing
  3. Able to work as part of a team, collaborating with and supporting the director in developing the choir

Interviews will be held in July 2019. Auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals in July. Ideally the accompanist will start work in September 2019.
To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email to: Susan Mawer, Chair, SCC chairman@salisburycommunitychoir.org who is also able to answer informal enquiries.

[Posted 21 April 2019]]


An Established Community Choir, The Braughing Sing, are looking for a new piano accompanist to work closely with our Musical Director.  Based in the village of Braughing, in North East Hertfordshire, we are a mixed ability, friendly and welcoming non-auditioned community choir of about 40+ members.  We rehearse on Tuesday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.00pm, during school term.  We have a repertoire ranging from choral to modern pop and perform two or three concerts a year. We are looking for an accompanist with good keyboard and sight-reading skills who will accompany the choir both at rehearsals and at concerts. The post is remunerated and will start as soon as possible. Additional information can be provided on request. Visit our Facebook Page - The Braughing Sing. Please send your application and CV (with an indication of your expected rate of remuneration) to mike@dasselshouse.co.uk 

[Posted 07 February 2019]


A vacancy exists for a pianist/accompanist/teacher for The CHEPSTOW U3A CHOIR.The role which whilst challenging with a small "c" ,is musically a very fulfilling and satisfying one, as one would be working with many trained choristers, and alongside Ted Darling as Choir Director who, in his day, was one of The UK's leading tenors. If such a person was additionally, also interested in assisting dementia patients though song, then this would be "right up their street"as we perform in many local care homes and are very well regarded. The position is a voluntary one, although The Choir could pay travel expenses if required. For further info visit https://www.u3asites.org.uk/chepstow/page/3379 and send a message to the Convenor, Anne Davies, via the online form.

[Posted 03 February 2019]


Garden City Singers, Letchworth Herts - are seeking an Accompanist to support rehearsals and performances, working closely with the Musical Director as the Choir continues to build on its existing reputation as a good amateur choir. You will be a skilled pianist and have excellent sight-reading skills with a willingness to prepare in advance of rehearsal. You will accompany the Choir at weekly rehearsals, held on Wednesday nights between 7:45 and 10pm with a break for a cup of tea and chat at The Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way, Letchworth. In addition you will be requested to accompany us at major concerts, in 2019 this will be in June, September and December.

Our members are a friendly and caring group and are looking forward to welcoming a new pianist. Initially the appointment will be from May 2019 but with a hand over period possible. Our existing accompanist wishes to step down by July 2019. The position attracts expenses on a sessional, self-employed basis with the suitably qualified, successful candidate receiving the sum agreed per calendar month. We do not meet in August and holidays can be accommodated subject to notification.

If you would like to apply for the above post, please send your CV, including contact details for a musical reference, to The Secretary at members@gardencitysingers.co.uk.
Interviews, including the chance to accompany 45 mins of a rehearsal, will take place in March/April 2019

[Posted 24 January 2019]


 
Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted
 

Jason Hawkins ALCM LRSM MusB(Hons) PGCE is a full time Pianist, Organist and Musical Director that has recently relocated to Yorkshire and has worked for the UK’s leading arts organisations including The Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Singers, The Armonico Consort, The Exon Singers and The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). As a Pianist and Organist, Jason’s performances have been broadcast on ITV, Irish TV, BBC TV and on BBC Radio. Jason has performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe. This has included performances at major venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham, The Sage Gateshead, Mechalan Cathedral, The American Cathedral (Paris) and Disneyland (Paris). 

Initially, Jason studied with support from a scholarship at Chetham's School of Music receiving the Michael Abraham Piano Prize for Piano Sightreading and continued his musical studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. During this time Jason also became a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM). Following the RNCM, Jason graduated from The University of Manchester in 2014 with a first-class honours degree in Music, specialising in Piano and Composition.

Jason is actively looking for Choirs and Choral Societies to Musically Direct and Accompany within Yorkshire or further afield. Rehearsals are importantly enjoyable (and with buckets of humour!) but attain high musical standards. Recently, Jason was appointed the Musical Director for Morley Music Society with a recent performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in South Leeds. For more information visit www.jasonhawkinsmusic.com, email jasonhawkinsmusic@gmail.com or phone 07776325725.


John Eagles. Well-qualified and experienced organist and choirmaster (M.Mus, FRCO (DipCHD)) seeks position of Director of Music (or equivalent) at an Anglican church with potential for maintaining or developing a high standard of liturgical performance within the framework of a supportive and collaborative ministry. Preferred locations: north-west London, Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire borders. Please contact John EaglesTel: 01895 753271. Email: johnr.eagles@yahoo.co.uk


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

Gina Eason - Enthusiastic and capable lady organist and choir director with many years experience seeks both permanent position and opportunity to become a member of a team and church family  at church near her home in Dorking/Reigate area. Gina Eason email: keyboardistic@aol.com Tel: 01306611404

 

 
 

 
Choirs seeking Singers
 
North8 welcome applications for the permanent role of TENOR and for deputy singers of all voice types. We are a young, experienced vocal octet based in Leeds. Formed in 2018 by professional, postgraduate and undergraduate singers, our aim is to create a space where we can develop our ensemble choral skills by exploring a broad range of choral repertoire and performing together in a semi-professional capacity, with voices either one or two to a part. Our singers attend fun, challenging monthly rehearsals and perform our concerts simply because it is our passion to sing together. However there are ever-growing opportunities for our singers to perform at additional paid events, such as weddings (ranging from £70-£120 per musician, depending on event).
A number of our singers have experience in choral conducting, so we often work collaboratively to suggest new repertoire to sing. North8 are regularly asked to provide vocal leaders to run singing workshops throughout the year; this work is advertised internally to our North8 singers and ranges from £70-£100 per rehearsal/workshop. As such, singers with an interest in choral leadership would have an advantage during the audition process. There is also the opportunity to arrange or compose music for the ensemble, if you are interested in doing so. If you are keen to develop as an ensemble singer and would like to meet others from in and around Leeds with a similar passion, we would love to hear from you! Details of all auditions here: www.north8choir.com/auditions

NB: The website says deadline is next week but we are constantly recruiting deputy singers at the moment so would love to hear from anyone in the next 6 months

[Posted 13 January 2020]


Schola Anselmi - St. Anselm and St. Caecilia Church, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3JA The church of St. Anselm and St. Caecilia is located just minutes away from Holborn station (Central & Piccadilly Lines) very close to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. St. Anselm and St. Caecilia has had a strong musical tradition for many years; indeed Thomas Arne was the Director of Music at the Sardinian Chapel, which preceded the current building. We have a thriving junior choir, but are seeking new members from excellent amateur choirs in the London area, or people who are willing to travel to London. 

I am looking for new choir members (all voice parts, but particularly sopranos and altos!) who would be interested in joining the 'Schola Anselmi'  from January 2020 - the adult choir who sing for the Latin Mass at 12pm. Our repertoire is ambitious; we sing a different acapella mass setting each week, e.g. Byrd/Palestrina, Victoria etc). The choir is mostly one or two per part - and so there will likely be scope for solo(s) - either during a mass setting or motet. The main aim is that we have as much fun as possible, exploring as wide a range of acapella mass settings as possible. The commitment is fairly light: rehearsal from 11am on Sunday(s), with mass finished shortly after 1pm. The only pre-requisite is excellent sight-reading; there is no requirement to be Catholic! 

We are holding an 'open rehearsals' day on Sunday, 15th December when we will sing the Imgoen Holst 'Mass in A minor' before retreating to the Seven Stars for a Christmas drink. Should you be interested in trying us out, please do not hesitate to email me: adamoliverbalkwill@gmail.com or via WhatsApp: 07793 451 473.

[Posted 3 November 2019]


£800 CHAMBER CHOIR SCHOLARSHIPS - SATB. One of North London’s finest chamber choirs, Hampstead Chamber Choir is offering four scholarships of £800, one for each voice part (SATB), for the 2019/2020 season. Hampstead Chamber Choir has been a key fixture of the musical scene in North London for forty years, performing works from across the spectrum of the choral canon to a high standard. Meeting every Wednesday evening in term time, the choir puts on four concerts a season and for the 2019/2020 season is offering a scholarship in each part, worth £800 a season. Scholars will be a key part of the choir as it enters the next phase of its development, providing key support in each voice part and helping the choir meet its ambitious musical aims for the season ahead. Repertoire for this term includes French repertoire with orchestra (Langlais, Faure, Villette, Poulenc). Interested applicants should contact dominic.brennan@me.com with a brief outline of their experience. The scholarships would be ideal for accomplished singers that are at the beginning of their choral careers or experienced choral singers on the London scene. Do please get in touch if you have any questions!

[Posted 3 October 2019]


Cardiff Bach Choir now has vacancies for Altos, tenors and basses. Cardiff Bach Choir is one of Wales foremost amateur choirs with a membership of around 65. We usually give three main concerts a year featuring the great choral classics but also more unusual works

For more information visit our website www.cardiffbachoir.org.uk Or email Secretary@cardiffbachoir.org. To arrange an informal chat

[Posted 28 September 2019]


The Fortune Green Choir welcomes new members for the 2019/20 season, including our annual Spring Singfest choral event. No auditions are necessary and the choir sings a wide variety of repertoire including classical, pop, sacred, folk and music theatre. Our first rehearsal of the term is on Tuesday 17th September, 7-8.30pm at Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead. More information can be found at www.sing-for-fun-in-fortune-green.webeden.co.uk/

[Posted 14 September 2019]


Bondington Voices is a group of up to 18 singers, singing mainly unaccompanied sacred music, largely from the pre-Classical period, but also from the 20th C and later.  We are based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, sing evensongs in local churches and take part in concerts.  We require an alto – male or female – with reasonable sight-reading, ideally.  We rehearse fortnightly, on Sunday afternoons, in a central Berwick location.  Please contact stephenblock33@gmail.com

[Posted 27 August 2019]


The Hurst Singers (central Berkshire) is looking for singers (especially men!) to join our four-part choir of around 30. We have an ever-expanding repertoire from all parts of the musical spectrum - jazz, musicals, madrigals, the classics, secular and sacred. We hold about three concerts a year, plus other events, and a small group from the choir takes on additional repertoire. We are open to new ideas and singing formats. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm, at St. Johns Village Hall, Mortimer, Berkshire. For details contact Mari Fleming on 01189 332805; mariatseasons@aol.com or Elaine Cox (MD) at siccarpt@gmail.com

[Posted 14 August 2019]


The Bridgewater Singers is a well-established amateur group of 18 mixed voices (SATB) which meets to rehearse on Monday evenings in Stockton Heath for approx. 40 weeks of the year. We regularly give 3 or more concerts per year and sing a wide variety of music from Renaissance to modern day.
Currently we are looking to expand our numbers in all sections. If you have a love of singing and are looking to give voice to that love in a friendly and supportive group, more general information can be found via https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/group/bridgewater-singers  and on our own website www.bridgewatersingers.org  where there is more specific detail about the requirements/expectations.

[Posted 12 July 2019]


Mosaic Chamber Choir, Woking, Surrey looking for tenors to sing in our 25 strong choir. Based in Woking, Surrey; we are an auditioned choir and rehearse on Monday evenings - 7:30 - 9:30 pm. We sing a varied repertoire of old to modern music (Brueckner, Durufle, Whitacre, Gjeilo). Our next concert will be Mozart Requiem by Candlelight in Sept 2019 which will be very exciting for a small choir.  Please contact Sara Davies saradavies631@btinternet.com or info@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk  Information about our choir:  www.mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 6 July 2019]


The Harmonium Singers are seeking singers. We are Andover’s Chamber Choir with a membership around the mid 20s and committed to performing to a high standard.  We are currently seeking an alto, a tenor and a bass.  Please take a look at our website www.harmoniumsingers.org.uk where you can also hear us!  If you think you might be interested please contact our Co-ordinator Penny Wood on 01264 351942 or email enquiries@harmoniumsingers.org.uk

[Posted 3 June 2019]


Phoenix Choir of Crawley are looking for Sopranos, Tenors and Basses. We are a friendly and supportive mixed voice choir that hold 3 concerts a year and perform within the community. Rehearsals are held most Thursday evenings in the school calendar at St Mary's Church RH10 6DL from 7.45pm-9.45pm. Our singers come from North Surrey and around Sussex. See phoenixchoircrawley.org for more information and contact.

[Posted 17 May 2019]


Colla Voce Chamber Choir (www.collavocechoir.co.uk) is looking for skilled bass singers in particular, but also is interested in hearing from tenors as well.  Based in Cradley Heath in the Black Country, Colla Voce are a group of 25 experienced singers, singing a variety of choral classical music.  An ability to sight read music is desired and some experience in singing in a chamber choir would be an advantage.  Contact collavoceinfo@gmail.com for more information, and visit our website to hear sound clips and to see our recent repertoire.

[Posted 17 May 2019]


Coro Nuovo is looking for strong experienced altos and tenors.  We are based in Sussex and led by international opera singer Andrew Rees.  We have limited rehearsal (about 4) on Saturday mornings before a concert.  We are based in Haywards Heath but attract singers from Sussex and Surrey.  We do not note bash – singers work hard in between rehearsal and concerts are well attended.   We also support young musicians with a bursary each year.  It’s an exciting new choir with a wide repertoire.   Please contact www.coronuovo.org.uk

[Posted 3 April 2019]


Experienced sight singers, and those willing to improve sight singing skills, are invited to join The Severn Ensemble, an octet of sopranos, altos, tenors, baritone and bass. The ensemble is based at the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Stroud, and performs concerts and occasional liturgies. The ensemble will rehearse and perform English Tudor anthems and motets, European sacred choral music and some contemporary work for concerts and liturgical singing in Stroud, other parts of Gloucestershire and further afield. Please contact the founder Director at: 11tgjones@gmail.com with details of experience and your home location.

[Posted 12 February 2019]


The Choir of St Ambrose, Bristol is looking for fine-voiced tenors and basses. We are a small, high standard choir comprising choral scholars and experienced singers, some professional. Strong sight-reading required. We meet once monthly for an early morning rehearsal before the morning eucharist at St Ambrose church, Bristol (BS5), and are building repertoire for a tour of concerts. There is no payment, so everybody comes for the pleasure of singing together to an excellent standard. For more details and to trial with us, please email the director, Jonathan James, on hello@jonathanjamesmusic.com.

[Posted 20 December 2018]


St John’s Chamber Choir (Bury St Edmunds) needs good readers in all voice parts.  Based in Bury St Edmunds, StJCC is a new choir that is affiliated to St John’s Church. We aim to sing lots and rehearse little so strong reading skills are essential. The choir sings at a service on the first Sunday morning of each month and at Anglican Evensongs four times a year. We intend to build in other engagements, including concerts and services, often at seasonal events such as Easter, Summer and Christmas.  Enquiries from any voice part will be welcome. For more information, please contact the director: andrew_watts@lineone.net

[Posted 07 February 2019]