British Choirs on the Net

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Conductors/Musical Directors

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

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

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

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

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

[Posted 14 February 2018]


Director required for University of St Andrews Renaissance Singers (Est. 1955) - The St Andrews Renaissance Singers (STARS) is a well-established, auditioned, town/gown choir of around 24 singers that sings European Renaissance music as well as music from other periods and regions. All members join the University Music Centre, which supports the choir and preserves our extensive library. The choir tours in Europe from time to time. We seek a new Director to work with the choir during semester times with weekly rehearsals in St Salvator’s Chapel (Tuesdays 5.30pm-7.30pm) and regular concerts and evensongs each semester. Auditions and interviews will take place in the late afternoon and evening on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Remuneration is in the region of £30 per hour, with some administration/preparation time included. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to Tom Wilkinson, at the email address above, by 5pm on Friday 16 March 2018. 

Please direct any questions to Tom Wilkinson (tom.wilkinson@st-andrews.ac.uk).

[Posted 12 February 2018 - Closing date 16 March 2018 (5pm)]


Bolton Chamber Choir seeks Musical Director. Bolton Chamber Choir was founded in 1961. The group sings a wide and challenging repertoire of music, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, some of which is sung a capella. A high standard of musicianship and commitment is demanded of the members, of whom there are currently 16. The choir performs three or more concerts per year, usually locally. The choir is keen to encourage and include local musicians, and often includes a guest soloist in its concert programmes.


We are seeking a Musical Director with experience of choirs singing a capella, ideally a singer, and who would be able to take the choir forward, building on the progress made with our current MD. We do not have a regular accompanist, so the MD must be able to rehearse the choir from the piano. The new director is needed from early September, and applications should be submitted by 31 March. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, 7.30 to 9.45 in Bolton For further information, please visit our website, http://boltonchamberchoir.btck.co.uk To apply or make enquiries, please email the chairman Glennis Aston glenjez12@gmail.com

[Posted 12 February 2018 - Closing date 31 March 2018]


Musical Director of a new, weekly evening choir in London. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to develop their career with a young, flourishing choral organisation. Real Voices is a thriving network of contemporary choirs in South London. We believe that you don’t have to have musical experience or training to be musical. Open to all adults, our choirs are all about pushing for the best possible standard whilst having a ridiculous amount of fun in the process (and in the pub afterwards...). We sing original, challenging covers of popular music from the 80’s to the current day, working towards uplifting gigs where the choir is joined by a professional band. We currently have three 50-strong choirs and are looking to expand further. That’s where you come in.


This role will suit an inspiring and dynamic Musical Director with a knack for getting the best out of a mixed ability group. Someone who has high musical standards and isn’t afraid to push for them. This is a unique opportunity to lead a choir right from the outset and create something special. You’ll be doing this with the support of a successful organisation behind you. For a detailed job description and more information about how to apply, please visit www.realvoices.co.uk/workwithus or email workwithus@realvoices.co.uk 

[Posted 12 February 2018 - Closing date 5pm 25th February 2018]


The Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir is seeking a Musical Director to take rehearsals, plan repertoire and to conduct on the concert stage. The choir has around 45 members and is still expanding. We perform in approximately 9 -12 concerts a year, sometimes with other choirs. We sing mainly non classical music, with a wide repertoire ranging from stage songs to spirituals and from nostalgic pop to folk songs. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm - 9.00pm in Worthing, West Sussex. The choir is very friendly and great fun, but is also dedicated to performing to a high standard. If you are an experienced choir leader or maybe inexperienced, but have the musical 'appetite' to develop your directing skills then we would love to hear from you. Please contact our secretary Bob Grange on 01903 203662 or leave a message via the contacts page of our web site www.sussexgruffsmvc.co.uk.

[Posted 12 February 2018]


Kaleidoscope Community Choir needs a new Musical Director from May 2018. We are a long-established, friendly, vibrant, mixed community Choir, which meets every Thursday evening in term time at the Voicebox, Derby DE1 1JQ from 8-10pm.  We sing 3/4-part harmony a cappella style and have built up a wide repertoire of world music. We wish to continue with this style of singing. If you are interested in applying, please email finance@kcm-music-derby.org.uk with a short CV and supporting statement by 23rd March. Auditions will be held during choir sessions on 26th April and 3rd May and the successful candidate is to take over from 10th May. See our website http://www.kcm-music-derby.org.uk/

[Posted 12 February 2018 - Closing date 23 March 2018]


Cantanti Camerati is an auditioned mixed voice chamber choir of up to 36 singers, specialising in all genres of the small choir repertoire, ranging from early music to the present day.  We are based in Richmond upon Thames in South West London. 
We have an interesting and varied annual concert programme commencing each year with a light-hearted, cabaret style concert at Teddington’s Normansfield Theatre, (a rare jewel of a Victorian Theatre).  In 2017 we were accompanied by The Guards Saxophone Quartet. The subsequent concerts included a joint venture with St Richard Reynolds school choir performing Britten’s St Nicholas and Chilcott’s Five Days that Changed the World, a choral tapestry concert comprising Tudor anthems, English partsongs, and American folksong settings, and a traditional carol concert at St Mary’s Twickenham, with brass band, handbells, pipe tabor and melodeon, accomplished choral singing and soaring descants, all preceded by a quarter peal from the tower. In 2018 we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary year with a similarly ambitious programme, and in addition a celebratory party in June. We have an established reputation, aspire to high musical standards, and are the lucky owners of an extensive music library.

We are now seeking a talented and enthusiastic Musical Director who will bring energy and enthusiasm to furthering our musical accomplishments and building strong membership of the choir.  Commencement date from April 2018. The ideal candidate will have excellent keyboard skills to accompany the choir during rehearsals, and in performance. They will also have the skills to conduct a choral group, both unaccompanied and with instrumental ensemble, or organ/piano accompaniment. The choir rehearses at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 2RE, between 7.30 and 9.30pm, each Thursday during three college terms from September to July, and gives 4 to 6 public performances each year. The job holder will be under contract to the college as a course tutor for 2 hours per week for rehearsals during term time. In addition, the choir will pay concert fees (normally £300 to £450 per concert, depending on work involved eg preparation of instrumentalists or arranging parts etc) plus 50% for a matinee on the same day. Please see more details at https://jobs.racc.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=RACC007-18 as all applications should be made through RHACC procedures, using their application form.  However, for any initial queries, please contact Anne Gooding (choir chairman) aegooding@ndirect.co.uk or choir secretary baker.eve@outlook.com Our website www.cantanticamerati.org.uk

[Posted 12 February 2018 - Closing date 28 February 2018]


Wokingham Choral Society, Berkshire, is looking to recruit a new Musical Director to succeed Patrick Allies. An ambitious choir of around 110 auditioned voices, we seek to appoint a dynamic new Musical Director commencing September 2018. Previous MDs include Edward Gardner OBE (President); Stephen Layton and Aidan Oliver (Vice Presidents). We perform two large concerts a year plus a lighter Christmas and Summer repertoire. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday evenings (near Wokingham and Twyford Stations). To apply, or for futher details, please see www.wokingham-choral-society.org.uk. Interviews: Tuesday 20 March 2018. Auditions for selected applicants will be held on the evening of Thursday 19 April 2018.

[Posted 5 February 2018 - Closing date 2 March 2018]


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

[Posted 5 February 2018]


Blackburn Music Society are seeking a Musical Director. Formed in 1933, Blackburn Music Society has a rich heritage of musical achievement and continues to the present day, to deliver quality performances of choral works.
The Society are seeking a charismatic, freelance Musical Director with strong leadership skills, who will lead them toward the next phase of development. Candidates must be available to deliver four concert performances per year, some of which will require direction of full orchestra. In addition, direction of occasional, less formal, community-related events will be expected. The season runs from September to June and the choir rehearse weekly on Monday evenings, though weekly rehearsal day may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate. Full details are available at blackburnmusicsociety.org.uk or email to bbmusicsoc@gmail.com Applications must be received by March 12th 2018 and the role will commence between September 2018 and January 2019 (actual start date would be negotiable within this time-frame). Rate of pay will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

[Posted 5 February 2018 - Closing date 12 March 2018]


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


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


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

[Posted 2 February 2018]


Grangemouth Choral Society, Falkirk, seeks Musical Director. Grangemouth Choral Society, a 45 strong well established mixed voice choir, is seeking a Musical Director. We enjoy performing 2 main concerts a year as well as several charity events. We sing music from shows and films, contemporary pop, traditional and classical music. Our members are a friendly and caring group and have an energetic and dedicated committee who look forward to working with the new MD. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30, starting in September and continuing until early May. The annual remuneration is £1800. For further details please contact Moira Nicol on moiranicol51@gmail.com.

For further information, please contact moiranicol51@gmail.com (Moira Nicol), or call 07754805340,

[Posted 1 February 2018 - Closing date 9 March 2018 at 22:00.]


Hutchesons' Choral Society Glasgow seeks new Musical Director. Hutchesons' Choral Society, based in Pollokshields in the south side of Glasgow, is a well-established local choral society which has performed two concerts per year for over 20 years. The choir is a mixed voice chorus of around 70 members.  They are a committed and experienced body of singers who really enjoy singing and respond well to new challenges and we are looking for a new Musical Director to inspire and lead the choir over the coming years. The choir rehearses weekly on Mondays from 7.30 to 9.30 pm during term-time in preparation for concerts which take place usually in late November and March. The choir has an excellent accompanist and performs a wide repertoire of classical music. In most concerts the choir is accompanied by an orchestra from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who also provide our soloists. Past concerts have also included a children’s chorus from Hutchesons' Grammar School. The school also provides us with rehearsal facilities and an excellent performance space in the Fotheringay Centre in Pollokshields.


We are a non-audition choir so we are seeking an enthusiastic and encouraging Musical Director who can work with choir members that have various levels of musical knowledge.
We are able to offer generous payment for rehearsals and performances. If you think you could be our new Musical Director or you would like further information please contact Margaret Morran (Secretary) by email at margaretmorran@hotmail.com or by telephone at 07742110977.

The recruitment process will consist of a short meeting with the committee and a trial session with the choir on Monday 19th March.

[Posted 1 February 2018 - Closing date 28 February 2018.


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

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


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

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

[Posted 29 January 2018].


King’s College, Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Director of Music from 1 October 2019, in succession to Stephen Cleobury CBE, who will retire on 30 September 2019 having held the post since 1982. The position of Director of Music is a College Office, entitling the holder to become a Fellow of the College, with all the usual rights and privileges. Fellows are elected for five years at a time, normally with reappointment for further periods of five years until the retiring age (currently 67 years). A highly competitive stipend will be offered.

Further particulars, including details of the application process, may be downloaded from: http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/about/job-vacancies.html

Applications should be emailed, by 9:00 am on Monday 12 March 2018, to Ms Bronach James, the Provost’s PA, at provosts-pa@kings.cam.ac.uk. Interviews for longlisted candidates will be held on 24 and 25 April. It is hoped to make a formal appointment to the position by early June 2018.

Appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance and, according to King’s College School’s Safeguarding Policy, two references that address the question of the candidate’s suitability for work with children. While the substantive position will commence on 1 October 2019 there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to take up office in a shadowing capacity from June 2019.

For further information or informal enquiries candidates should contact the Dean, the Revd Dr Stephen Cherry (dean@kings.cam.ac.uk, 01223 331419), or Ms James (01223 331253).

[Posted 27 January 2018 - Closing date 12 March 2018]


Christ Church Epsom Common (Diocese of Guildford) seeks to appoint a talented and versatile Music Director to lead and develop this lively Anglican parish further into an exciting and all-embracing musical ministry that encompasses both traditional and contemporary styles. We can offer competent and enthusiastic musicians, both vocal and instrumental, who are keen to advance the music of the church, and who sing and play a  wide range of music at differing styles of church service. The choir practises on a Thursday evening and it is also hoped to develop a children’s choir in due course.  We have a restored William Hill pipe organ, and a Yamaha Electric Clavinova piano CLP670 with amplified speakers. We are offering RSCM rates, plus fees where appropriate. An enhanced DBS is required. Do check out our website: www.christchurchepsom.org.uk and applications in the first instance should be addressed to vicar@christchurchepsom.org

[Posted 26 January 2018 - Closing date 28 February 2018.


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

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

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

[Posted 22 January 2018]


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

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

 

[Posted 22 January 2018]


Stafford Choral Society are inviting applications for the position of Music Director. We are seeking an outstanding choral musician with a proven track record of leading amateur choirs to succeed David Young, from September 2018. We are an accomplished, enthusiastic and well-established choir of around 100 members performing 3 or 4 concerts a year. Our repertoire includes choral classics and more modern pieces, often with professional orchestral accompaniment. We rehearse from 7.15-9.15pm on Monday evenings, in a purpose-built venue, with an outstanding professional accompanist. Remuneration is £130 per rehearsal (approx. 38 rehearsals between September and July) and £500-£1000 for each concert, depending on the scale of the project, and reasonable travel expenses are payable on top of this. Please also see our website (http://stafford-choral.org.uk) for further information on the choir.  For full details of how to apply please contact Beryl Whincup (Chair) at bhwhincup@hotmail.com or at bhwhincup@gmail.com

[Posted 19 January 2018 - Closing date 27 February 2018]


The Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers (EURS) are looking for a new director. We are a friendly choir, based within the University of Edinburgh and affiliated with the Edinburgh University Students’ Association, which has been performing the finest renaissance choral repertoire for fifty years. We perform regularly in Edinburgh and round about, and have toured annually in the UK or Europe. We are committed to achieving the highest standards possible, and are looking for someone to build on what we have achieved and take the choir forward.

The choir currently consists of 33 members, two thirds of whom are students of the University, while the others are alumni and friends. This provides a good mixture of freshness and experience and makes for a dynamic and interesting group of people. Our choir social life is almost as important as our choir musical life, and we are looking for someone who will enjoy being part of this eclectic, welcoming and inclusive group.

If you have an interest in renaissance choral music, and are interested in working with a choir which sight-reads well, enjoys learning music quickly and performing it to a high standard, we would like to hear from you. We’ll invite you to come to a rehearsal, meet the choir, and show us something of your rehearsal and conducting style.

A modest honorarium may be paid.

If you are interested in finding out more and possibly becoming our new director, please email the Choir President, Hannah Mayr (hannah.mrs@gmail.com) to tell us about your relevant interests and experience.

[Posted 19 January 2018 - Closing date14 February 2018]


The Edinburgh International Festival seeks expressions of interest from world class choral directors to succeed Christopher Bell as Chorus Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus from Autumn 2018. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus has been at the heart of the International Festival since its foundation in 1965 and performs a number of programmes each year with some of the finest international orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Filarmonica Della Scala and conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Valery Gergiev, Sir Antonio Pappano and Riccardo Chailly.

The current rehearsal schedule has regular weekly rehearsals held in Edinburgh during the winter (October – May), a shorter Spring augmenter group in Glasgow on a Thursday evening (January – April) plus additional intensive weekend rehearsals in the period immediately before the festival.  The position is offered for an initial 3 year term.

For an informal discussion about the position and more information please contact Andrew Moore, Head of Music – andrew.moore@eif.co.uk or +44 131 473 2043.   The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is Friday 2nd February.

[Posted 19 January 2018 - Closing date 2 February 2018]


Croydon Male Voice Choir is looking for a new Music Director from September 2018.  We are an established 60-strong choir who pride ourselves on the quality of our music, our progressive repertoire and a sense of fun.  Please send enquiries to Dave Bannister at bannisterdave@yahoo.co.uk.  You can find out more about us at our website: www.croydonmalevoicechoir.co.uk

[Posted 19 January 2018]


Musical Director sought for the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, Cardiff, Wales The Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society is one of the oldest choirs in Wales and celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It is a mixed voice, auditioned choir that currently comprises just over 100 members from all walks of life. The choir prides itself on a warm and welcoming ethos and believes strongly in inclusiveness and diversity. Following an extremely successful 10-year tenure Dominic Neville stood down as Musical Director earlier this year, and the society is now seeking to appoint a new, inspiring Musical Director to continue to develop the choir, its singing skills and repertoire.


The choir performs three major concerts a year at Llandaff Cathedral, usually with professional orchestra and soloists, and a Christmas Carol Service. The Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society is seeking a Musical Director with suitable choral experience, who can motivate members to achieve the high standards of performance expected by its audiences in an engaging and enthusiastic manner. The new Director will need to be available to rehearse the choir at Llandaff City Church in Wales Primary School in Cardiff on Monday evenings, between 7.30pm-9.30pm during the school academic year. They will also be required to rehearse the choir on Thursdays immediately prior to concerts, which are performed on Saturdays, and to rehearse the concert orchestra and soloists on the day of the concert.


If you believe you have the vision and ability to lead this flourishing choir, please submit your application by email to the Secretary at secretary@llandaffcathedralchoralsociety.org.uk Applications must include a CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the post and outlining what you believe you can bring to the choir. In addition you should submit a suggested programme for 6 concerts, comprising 4 major concerts with orchestra and 2 concerts with small ensemble, organ or piano. Please include a budget for soloists and musicians to a maximum total of £24,000 for the full programme.


The successful candidate would be self-employed with a Contract for Services. Fees would be agreed by negotiation. Please indicate in your application the level of fees you would expect.
For more information about the choir please visit the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society website www.llandaffcathedralchoralsociety.org.uk.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Saturday 10 March 2018 and selected candidates will be asked to proceed to take part of a choir rehearsal on either Monday 19th or Monday 26th March 2018. Rehearsals are 7.30pm  to 9.30pm  with a short mid-rehearsal  break.

[Posted 19 January 2018 - Closing date 15 February 2018]


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

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

[Posted 17 January 2018]


The Lincoln Chorale is an auditioned amateur chamber choir of around 40 voices. We are looking for an experienced choral director to rehearse and conduct the group, ideally starting after Easter 2018. We usually perform 3 concerts a year, one in each academic term. We rehearse in central Lincoln on Tuesday evenings during the academic term. The choir is run by a committee, but we usually rely on the MD to work in conjunction with the committee for concert repertoire. We like to perform a varied selection of music; recent performances have included the Rachmaninov Vespers in the Cathedral Chapter House, Dido and Aeneas in an outdoor Glyndebourne style venue and concerts which have included Carmina Burana, Monteverdi Madrigals and Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces. Concerts are usually in local venues in and around Lincoln, often with organ accompaniment, but occasionally with orchestral groups.
The position is remunerated, both for rehearsals and concerts. If you are interested and would like further information, please take a look at our website www.lincoln-chorale.org and contact us at admin@lincoln-chorale.org. Applications should be sent to admin@lincoln-chorale.org, including a CV. Note that the successful applicant would be required to provide relevant references and to undergo a DBS check in accordance with Making Music guidance.

[Posted 12 January 2018 - Closing date 12 February 2018]


Choir Leader required for ‘Everyman, male voice choir’. Run by Oakleaf-Enterprise, a mental health charity local to Guildford, the aim of the new choir is to engage with men in Surrey who suffer with their mental health, giving them a creative outlet and to enjoy the benefit of group singing. At the moment this is a completely open project and an opportunity for a choir leader to create something from scratch. The position is paid, rate negotiable. Applicants should contact Paul Osbiston on 01483 303649 or email paulosbiston@oakleaf-enterprise.org

[Posted 8 January 2018 - Closing date 5 February 2018]


The Ulster Youth Choir wishes to appoint an Artistic Director to lead the artistic planning and activity of the organisation through the next three years. Ulster Youth Choir (UYC) is Northern Ireland’s National Youth Choir and provides young singers aged 11-24 with the unique opportunity to train with leading vocal and choral practitioners from throughout the UK and Ireland through a series of school workshops, residential music courses, concerts and master classes.

For a full role description and to request an application form please contact Shane Farren via manager@uyc.org.uk.Interviews will be held in Belfast on the week beginning 12 March 2018. The successful candidate will commence in September 2018.

[Posted 8 January 2018 - Closing date 5 February 2018]


Fulham Camerata (London SW6) is seeking a new conductor from September 2018.  Fulham Camerata is a distinctive, well-respected and financially viable amateur chamber choir which sings to a high standard.  Founded in 2007 with a remit to the development of both amateur and professional singing in the local community, Fulham Camerata works with professional singers, soloists and orchestras, typically in the early stages of their careers, and currently employs 3 choral scholars and an accompanist. We have Ralph Allwood as patron and our current Composer in Residence is Ben Rowarth. The choir, with 30-50 singers, has grown and developed over the past three years under the inspired directorship of James Day. Our recent concert, Handel's Messiah performed by candlelight and with orchestra, attracted an audience of 400.  We explore highly varied repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, the well-known to the obscure. We typically perform one concert per term with additional Christmas concerts. We have also sung in music festivals including the Brandenburg and Barnes festivals.

We are now recruiting a Musical Director for September 2018. The candidate must be enthusiastic about working with and encouraging keen amateurs, to help them develop their singin skills and musicianship with confidence.  You should be able to inspire the choir, be approachable, have a sense of joy and fun but also have clarity and authority. You should also have the patience and skills required to deal with mixed abilities, helping develop the less experienced while maintaining the interest of the more accomplished.  You must have experience in training choirs and working with soloists, and have a good knowledge of classical choral repertoire. you should be reliable and organized, willing to work closely with the committee, be able to plan suitable programmes (planning 3 concerts in advance), select soloists and professional instrumentalists, contribute programme notes, and have a wish to work with the choir for several years. You should be committed to making rehearsals enjoyable whilst inspiring members to achieve the highest standards and performance.


Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pm at Holy Cross Church, Fulham SW6.  A fee of £80 per rehearsal will be paid, with additional concert fees. We are looking to recruit someone based in the greater London area, ideally within an hour's travel time from Fulham.  For more information on the choir please visit https://fulhamcamerata.com or contact Judith Nugée at judithnugee@gmail.com Applications: please email your CV and covering letter to judithnugee@gmail.com by the 19th February Deadline Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview on Saturday 10th March and selected candidates will audition during our rehearsal on Tuesday 20th March 

[Posted 7 January 2018 - Closing date 19 February 2018]


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

[Posted 7 January 2018]


The Occasional Singers have a vacancy for a Musical Director, starting in September 2018. We are a well established a cappella chamber choir, of some 30 singers, based in Dorchester.  We do not hold weekly rehearsals, but normally have two Saturday singing days, and about five rehearsals for each concert.  We usually perform 2 concerts per year, Advent and Summer, with a wide ranging secular and sacred repertoire.

Please see our website: <www.occasionalsingersdorset.wordpress.com> for further information and details of our repertoire. We do not have an accompanist for rehearsals, so good keyboard skills are essential.

Please send enquiries / CV to <occasionalsingersdorset~at~outlook.com>. We plan to invite short-listed candidates to our Sing Day on 17 February 2018.

[Posted 3 January 2018 - Closing date 31 January 2018]


The Ripieno Choir, of Thames Ditton Esher (near Hampton Court), is seeking a new conductor from Sept 2018. We are a well-regarded, financially viable choir of 30 experienced amateur singers with a particular, though not exclusive, fondness for exploring newly discovered or little-known works from the Baroque and Renaissance periods.  Our current conductor, who is now retiring after 22 years, has greatly developed the choir’s expertise and musical ambition. In consequence we have grown a loyal and enthusiastic audience whose support enables us to intertwine our a cappella concerts with performances of major works alongside renowned professional soloists, and accompanied by period instrument ensembles. Every few years we tour abroad – most recently to Barcelona and Venice – to enjoy singing in the fabulous venues and acoustics for which our core repertoire was crafted.

Our new conductor will build on this base and further develop the choir’s repertoire, musicianship and vocal technique.  You will be an enthusiastic singer with experience of conducting a small choir to a high standard, sound knowledge of and pleasure in the early music repertoire, and a willingness to explore beyond it. You will have experience of selecting and conducting professional orchestras and soloists, and be able to provide keyboard accompaniment during rehearsals where necessary to supplement the choir’s reasonable sight-singing competence.  You will be committed to the choir’s sustainability and financial success, proposing attractive programmes for our 3-4 concerts a year and contributing to our production cycle of publicity materials, blogs and programme notes, with planning starting 3 concerts in advance.  Most importantly, you will be committed to promoting members’ enjoyment of rehearsals and pleasure in performance.

Rehearsals are held in Thames Ditton, on Sunday evenings (19.45-21.45) during term time, with approximately 10 rehearsals per term. For more information on the choir, including past performances, and the complete job specification, please visit http://ripienochoir.org.uk

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to vox@ripienochoir.org.uk

[Posted 29 December 2017 - Closing date Friday 11 February 2018 -. Suitable candidates will be invited for interview over the weekends of 24-25th Feb and 3rd March 2018, with a final short list of candidates invited to audition at our Sunday rehearsal on 18th March 2018]


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

[Posted 16 November 2017]


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

[Posted 14 November 2017]

 


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

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

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

info@nccgb.com
Tel: 07894021279


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

[Posted 1 November 2017]


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

[Posted 1 November 2017]


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

Renumeration within RSCM guidelines plus fees from occasional services.

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

[Posted 29 October 2017]


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

[Posted 22 October 2017]


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

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

[Posted 20 October 2017]


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

The Musical Director will be responsible for:

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

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

3 . Developing the choral singing skills of the choir.

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

5. Selection of accompanist.

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

7. Directing three or four concerts each year.

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

9. There will be an honorarium for this post.

Person Specification

1. Must have experience of choral conducting.

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

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

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

5. Be an able rehearsal pianist.

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

7. Able to work with a committee.

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

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

Applications to lauragerlis@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

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

[Posted 24 September 2017]


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



[Posted 11 September 2017]


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

[Posted 11 September 2017]


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

[Posted 4 September 2017]


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

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

[Posted 23 August 2017]


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

[Posted 23 August 2017]


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

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

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Brampton Chamber Choir is seeking a Musical Director from January 2018. The choir numbers around 25 and rehearses on a Sunday evening in Brampton Methodist Church.

The Choir performs three main concerts a year – generally Christmas, Easter and Summer – as well as a patrons’ concert (in either early summer or autumn) to which patrons of the Choir are admitted free, and others can attend for a small charge. The Choir’s Easter and Summer concerts are often repeated in another venue. This summer, for instance, we performed in Kirkhaugh near Alston and in Brampton and at Easter in Brampton and Carlisle.

The Choir’s main musical focus is early Renaissance polyphony with the balance of programmes leaning towards this period. The Choir wishes this to continue to be the case as, we have found, do our audiences. In recent years, however, the Choir has performed music from other periods alongside our more familiar repertoire and is happy to continue so doing. Programmes have included works by Seiber, Pärt, Vaughan-Williams, Gjeilo, Fauré, Elgar and Lauridsen as well as compositions by Jerry King, our outgoing Musical Director, and Martin Johnson, one of our tenors.

After seven years, during which he has achieved a great deal with the Choir, Jerry King is moving to pastures new and the Choir is seeking a highly competent musician, preferably with proven experience of conducting, to lead and develop the Choir.

The Musical Director is responsible for programming and conducting concerts, producing programme notes, and all matters pertaining to the musical direction of the choir, for rehearsing the choir and leading it in the exploration and interpretation of the music to be sung. The Choir does not employ an accompanist, so some measure of keyboard skills would be required for rehearsal purposes. The Musical Director would also be required to liaise with the Brampton Consort (a group of five Choir members which undertakes its own performances in addition to contributing to the Choir’s concert programmes).

The Choir is administered by a Committee of which the Musical Director is an ex officio member. Much business is conducted by email but the Committee generally meets at least once per term; the Musical Director would be required to attend all Committee meetings. The Committee is comprised of a Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Consort Representative, Choir Representative and two other members whose responsibilities include publicity and programme production.

Further details and information can be obtained from Janet Davies by email (jdaviesdomi@talktalk.net ) or telephone (01434 321063). Additional information about the Choir can be found at http://www.bramptonchamberchoir.org.uk 

The appointment will commence in January 2018 although decisions on music for the Easter concert would need to be made prior to that date.

Terms: £100 per term to cover the devising of the programme, and arrangements for the concert(s) in conjunction with committee members, plus £35 per two-hour rehearsal

[Posted 24 July 2017]


The Knights of Harmony a men’s’ a cappella chorus are seeking a new chorus director to lead us further on our musical journey. The Knights regularly compete at national competition and have never been out of the top 15 in the country; we are the current top barbershop chorus in Bucks. We meet in Chesham each week on a Thursday night.

Our new director will ideally have experience in directing, but not necessarily in the barbershop style. Further information, or for an informal chat, please contact the chairman (chairman@knightsofharmony.org.uk) or call 07866 685424

[Posted 21 July 2017]


AFO Choir East Yorks and Lincs are looking for a leader for our existing Grimsby/Cleethorpes choir on a Monday evening starting September. Run your own choir as part of an expanding network of choirs, using our tried and tested teaching methods. Part time 2/3 hours a week. Run around your existing job, fit in with family life and rewarding pay structure that can grows with you.

We also offer further opportunities for expansion into further areas should you wish to increase your income and passion for singing.

All your resources provided, everything you need week on week to be an adored choir leader. You will need your own transport, keyboard, Small AMP/PA and head Mic. Purchase Assistance/Plan offered.

Join an organisation that empowers choir members to really sing loud and proud in our non audition choirs that offer fun friendship joy and belonging. We actively support well being through our weekly singing workshop style sessions. Mums take note, No sessions during school holidays. Share your gifts with us and your choir members. Apply now and tell us why you want to join our team.

SKILLS - We are looking for, sight reading or ear trained Singer/Keyboard musicians with performance experience. We provide a paid training package and once your up and running, we take the load of running your own choir away from you, in providing full background admin support and everything you need to be able to run your own All For One Choir and all with a minimum excellent guaranteed salary. Your members become part of a network of choirs running under our umbrella ethos and guidance.

Get in touch with your CV to music@allforonechoir.com or call 01469 208406 for a chat at Head Office.

[Posted 21 July 2017]


Nidderdale Community Choir are looking for a new Musical Director from September 2017.  As well as good all round musical skills, The candidate should have good communication skills, enthusiasm and patience.  We are a mixed ability choir with 20+ regular attendees meeting every Thursday evening in term time from 7-9pm in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Our repertoire includes an eclectic mix of popular music, folk, gospel and show tunes, usually in three parts. Playing the piano would be an advantage as we currently do not have a regular accompanist. Interested parties should contact the secretary on 07866 266585 or email carrollc@btinternet.com.

[Posted 17 July 2017]


Macclesfield Mydel Ladies Choir has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and committed Musical Director. We are a ladies choir who meet once per week on a Tuesday night at the Broken Cross Methodist Church.  We are a lively choir of around 25 or so members who rehearse once a week in Macclesfield from early September to late June.  We currently perform between 3 and 5 concerts a year and have a very varied repertoire including swing, jazz, popular, classical and traditional songs.  This year is our 70th birthday.  We are looking for someone who will continue the Mydel tradition but also to bring new ideas & enthusiasm to reinvigorate the choir. If someone is interested in the role I would like to invite them to send their CV to contact@mydelchoir.co.ukWe are planning to conduct an interview and mini rehearsal so they can get a feel about us and we can meet them.

[Posted 27 June 2017]


Musical Director, Worle Community Choir, Weston Super Mare, are looking for a reliable and skilled MD to take over the musical leadership of our amazing community choir of 65 members, commencing September 2017. Passion and enthusiasm are more important to us than extensive experience of choral conducting. If you are right for us we will work around your skills. We have a very talented piano accompanist.  Based in Weston Super Mare, rehearsals take place between 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm on Thursday nights throughout the year. We pay £50 for each 2 hour rehearsal and £100 per concert. We pay a negotiated fee for any musical arrangements. Ability to do musical arrangements is not, however, a necessary prerequisite of this post.

We perform two major concerts per year and many other community events. We also perform at Grove Park as part of the Weston Sunday afternoon concert programme. We achieved a Distinction at the Highbridge Music Festival. We are a registered charity. We are an established choir with a mixture of less experienced and more seasoned singers who enjoy working in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our genre is primarily contemporary and modern music. A joint concert with Weston Brass Band is planned for December 2nd 2017. To find out more details – please contact the secretary on raysaunders51@gmail.com or phone 07972909939. We would like to appoint by the end of July.

[Posted 27 June 2017]


Nelson Ladies Choir in Caerphilly County Borough will be seeking a Musical Director in the near future probably between September and December 2017. We are a small choir with 5 years experience. We have wide repertoire including modern, pop, classic and songs from the musicals. Mixed age group. Please apply to Secretary on e mail.  hazel.preestdavies@homecall.co.uk

[Posted 27 June 2017]


Musical Director for new SATB Performance Choir, London - Tongue & Groove is a new vocal group based in SE London. We, the founders, have all run successful local choirs and participated in theatrical performances for companies such as The Young Vic, The National Theatre, VoiceLab and Spitalfields Music Festival. We want to bring together the best bits of community singing and theatre to create a group that loves to sing, move and perform. Basically an adult Glee Club.  

We are looking for a Musical Director to take weekly rehearsals beginning in September. Tuesday nights (TBC) from 7pm to 9pm in East Dulwich, London SE22. Ideally you would have Musical Theatre experience and be able to MD an amateur, but talented, SATB choir with varying musical skills. Movement/choreography will to be an intrinsic part of Tongue & Groove, but it’s possible the MD could work with a choreographer if necessary.  

Please email us for a Job Description info@tongueandgroove.london  

[Posted 19 June 2017]


Kidwelly Festival Choir is seeking a new Musical Director. The successful applicant will be required to direct a Ladies Choir of 20+ members. The Choir first formed as a mixed choir some 35 years ago, and has only this year become a ladies choir. You would be able to take us forward on our new venture as a Ladies Choir. Our repertoire ranges from classical to modern pieces. Rehearsals will require the director to play the piano as we currently only has a pianist to play at events and concerts. We hope to remedy this soon. We meet at Siloam Chapel Kidwelly on Wednesday evenings.

The post carries a modest honorarium. Initial enquiries, please email wendy.signature1@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 7 June 2017]


The Liss Community Choir, founded in 2011, is looking for a new conductor from September, on the retirement of Margaret Gussman who has run it since it began. The successful applicant will need experience of singing, energy, imagination and a good sense of humour. The post carries a modest honorarium.

The Choir, with currently 50 members, meets on Wednesday evenings in Liss Infant School, by kind permission of the Head teacher. We have three terms of ten sessions each year. We have a good piano accompanist. It is an non-auditioned mixed choir, and performs two or three times a year, with the major concert in the summer that raises funds for local causes.

Repertoire has included songs from the shows, songs by the Beatles, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, as well as an occasional classical pieces. For further details, see the choir’s website: www.lisscommunitychoir.org.uk All interested in applying, please contact mhumphreyclark@hotmail.co.uk

 

[Posted 23 May 2017]


Wisborough Glee Singers need a Musical Director. We are a women’s choir of 28 singers based in Wisborough Green, West Sussex and we are in need of a new MD from September 2017. We love to sing popular music of different genres and eras to the best of our ability, while having fun! We fundraise for local charities and are especially keen to perform in support of local people and events. We meet on Tuesdays in term time 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Some of us read music and our MD provides audio tracks of our parts to help us practice between rehearsals. We sing music in two and three parts and use backing tracks for our accompaniment.

We would like a new MD who is friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging, who is skilled at selecting, and sometimes arranging, repertoire for us and who will conduct our local performances 3-4 times per year. This is a paid position.  If you are interested in the position please call 01403 585410 and ask for Hayley or Sarah.

[Posted 19 May 2017]


St Mary’s Parish Church Tetbury, Gloucestershire are urgently seeking a choirmaster/director of music. Essentially we require someone who can lead the choir for choir practice on Friday evenings and for Sunday morning services, monthly evensong and occasional mid week services,  choosing the music (in collaboration with the rector). A bonus would be if that person had the time and skills to be able to build up the choir (both in number and quality) and to develop a junior choir. There is an honorarium attached to this post.

For further information please contact Rev. Poppy Hughes on 01666 502333 email: poppy_hughes@hotmail.co.uk or Sue Thomas email s.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 11 May 2017]


Music Leadership, St. Mary's Plaistow (Bromley), Diocese of Rochester. St. Mary are looking for leadership across the range of traditional and contemporary opportunities in the life of its music. This is to develop the role of music in our mission to be at the heart of our community. The tradition is broadly central, but a range of styles of worship are used. We are looking for either:

A Director of Music - This will be a person who has the breadth to work across both the traditional expressions of organ and choir along with a less formal group of singers and instrumentalists.

or Choir Director and Contemporary Music Leader - We realise that our ambition may require a very rare set of gifts and instead seek to cover the work with two people who work closely together.

There are two Sunday services, a Thursday evening choir practice plus occasional midweek services. The leadership will cherish and develop the English choral tradition, which is much valued here, be able to recruit and train children and adults and widen our musical horizons, keeping abreast of more contemporary worship styles.

We have an experienced choir, an assistant organist and a very effective three manual pipeorgan originally built by William Hill. Remuneration: Director of Music £6,000 p.a., Choir Director £4,000 p.a., Contemporary Music Leader £2,000 p.a. Further details www.stmarys-bromley.org.uk/current-news/vacancy-director-of-music

[Posted 11 May 2017]


Magic Voices is looking for choir directors throughout the UK. Initially, we would ask you to cover at our existing choirs  as you learn our way of doing things (http://www.magicvoices.co.uk/locations.html)). You will need good piano/keyboard skills, your own equipment and a driving licence. But most importantly, you need great people skills and an ability to teach reasonably advanced arrangements to beginners and experienced members alike. Should you want to go on to running your own choirs, we will set those up for you once you (and us) are happy with our methods. Please note we have no choirs in London and no plans to open there. Please email andy@magicvoices.co.uk for more information.

[Posted 4 May 2017]


Briantspuddle Singers based in Dorset is a four part 45-50 mixed voice choir and we are seeking a musical director from September 2017 to replace Robert Dishington after four successful and interesting years.  We are a keen, energetic and unauditioned choir and enjoy singing a varied repertoire from Byrd to Bernstein and beyond.  We are looking for an imaginative individual with the following qualities:  Musical competence including keyboard skills and conducting ability, patience and a sense of humour, excellent communication skills and an interest in extending the repertoire.   For further details please contact: the Chairman, Nigel Webb at nigel.r.webb@btopenworld.com or The Secretary, Mrs Andrea Smith at allanandrea.smith@googlemail.com

The Richard Hart Singers are looking to recruit a new Musical Director starting in September as our present incumbent is leaving us to take up a permanent position. We area small four part harmony choir based in Southport, Merseyside.  We are probably one of the oldest established choirs in the town and still have a couple of the original members singing with us.  We are a non-audition choir and enjoy singing a wide variety of music.  Our new MD must be able to accompany us on keyboard during rehearsals.  As we are completely self-funding, we can only offer a modest remuneration to the successful candidate.We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.45p.m. to 9.30p.m. during term times.  Please contact either Anne Hanley (Chairman) on anne.hanley89@gmail.com or Chris Theckston (Secretary) on ctheckston@btinternet.com  You can also find us on our Facebook page.

 

[Posted 30 March 2017]


YMCA Surbiton Community Choir is looking for a new instructor. Do you have experience of leading a community choir? Our fantastic YMCA Community Choir is made up of 25 people and meets on a Wednesday evening at YMCA Surbiton, 7pm-8.30pm. Please contact Katy Treharne either by email at katy.treharne@hotmail.co.uk or call 07976 869765 for more details.

[Posted 28 March 2017]


Lemon Tuesday is an all female choir, based in Rickmansworth. We are looking for a new Musical Director (paid role), as our current MD is having to leave for unexpected personal reasons. We are a committed and supportive group with a varied repertoire and a real love of singing. We rehearse on Tuesdays, 8pm - 10pm. Further details are on our website, https://lemontuesday.wildapricot.org/New-MD.

[Posted 27 March 2017]


Cockermouth Harmonic Society is seeking a Music Director from September 2017. Our current Music Director, Ian Thompson has taken us from strength to strength and the Choir now numbers around 70 members who rehearse on Monday evenings in Cockermouth United Reformed Church during term times.  In addition to the post of Music Director, the Choir also retains the services of a regular Accompanist and an Assistant Music Director. We aim to perform two major concerts within the local area with an additional performance on a smaller scale, possibly supporting a local community event. The Choir is a registered charity and is run by an enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable committee who prefer to allow the repertoire and musical direction of the Choir to be led by the Music Director. Presently we sing mostly sacred choral works but also some secular pieces. Over the years the Choir has performed a wide range of musical styles from early music to contemporary and we are open to new directions and challenges. 

The Choir was founded in 1867 and is currently celebrating its 150th birthday and will commence its 150th season in September 2017. The Choir aims for professional standards of performance using the highest quality of professional players and soloists that it can afford. We now seek an outstanding musician, preferably with proven experience of conducting, and with sufficient stature and connections in the musical world to attract professional soloists and instrumentalists; who will engage creatively and positively with the committee to propose and plan future programmes, to rehearse and prepare the Choir for performance, and to lead and conduct our concerts. Choral singing is a social experience and members’ enjoyment is paramount – it is therefore essential that the Music Director has the personality and presence to achieve this without compromising the standards we seek. The right candidate will preferably be a singer themselves, with experience of working with choral groups and a diverse repertoire, and the ability to share expertise, demonstrate technique and maintain good ensemble together with sufficient keyboard skills.


This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and engaging professional to work with a willing and committed group of singers and our excellent accompanist on the next chapter in the Choir’s history. ‪Further details and information can be obtained from the Chairman Elect for 2017-18, Diana Tillman, by email at
cockermouthharmonics@yahoo.co.uk or by telephone on 07715 104746. Additional information about the Choir can be found at www.cockermouthharmonic.org.uk and a taster of the Choir’s recent performance can be found here:  You Tube - June 2013  The appointment will commence in September 2017, although discussions to plan future concerts will need to take place prior to that date. The post offers competitive remuneration to be negotiated with the successful applicant; the appointment will be on a contract-for-services basis.

[Posted 20 March 2017]


The Hastings Philharmonic are looking for an assistant conductor to Marcio da Silva. The post is directed at young conductors looking for experience with choral, orchestral conducting and opera. Remuneration is according to the project and experience. The roles of the assistant conductor would be:

 

  • Taking on ocasional rehearsals with the Hastings Philharmonic Choir (Wednesday evenings) or Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir (Friday evenings).
  • Assisting for all major concerts for the 2017/2018 season. 

 

For more information please send a cv and possibly a video link to info@hastingsphilharmonic.com

[Posted 20 March 2017]


Rock Up and Sing is a successful and vibrant family of community choirs in Harrogate and Skipton. We are looking for an assistant musical director to join our team. The right candidate needs to have a good singing voice and piano skills, a large personalty also helps as all four adult choirs have around 100 members each. At present, the main musical director works with three of the four choirs with an additional conductor working with the fourth. We are looking for someone to move between the choirs when needed, take additional sectional rehearsals and possibly develop a male choir within the group. It is a paid position based on an hourly rate. Contact info@rockupandsing.com for further details.

[Posted 19 March 2017]


Parnham Voices, a 20-strong amateur a cappella chamber choir based in Beaminster, West Dorset, invite applications for the post of Music Director.  The choir has been established for 14 years and sings sacred and secular repertoire from the 16th to the 21st century, in venues across Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.  Our present MD is leaving us in May after five years and we are seeking a replacement to begin in September. Choir rehearsals take place in Beaminster on Monday evenings (7.30-9.30pm) from January to May and September to early December, and we are able to offer an honorarium.

Please send CVs to pvc@alfx.com.  Our website www.parnhamvoices.org.uk has details of recent performances and repertoire, as well as recordings – please use the email contact address if there is any further information you would like.

[Posted 14 March 2017]


Tamworth Ladies’ Choir will be losing their Musical Director, Gail Brindley due to her work commitments in June 2017. They are seeking a replacement to maybe work with Gail during transition and take over the post of Musical Director in early July 2017. The choir meet for rehearsals weekly on a Monday evening in the Central Methodist Church in Tamworth, but is non-denominational.

 

Formed in 1990 by Margaret Locke who was the Choir’s Musical Director from that date until her retirement in 2014. During that time the choir gained the excellent reputation for fine singing it enjoys today. Under the direction of Margaret’s successor Gail the choir has continued to flourish and expand its repertoire. The choir’s aims are to foster and promote ladies choral singing, raise funds for local and national charities and good causes, foster and promote young local singers and performers and to promote the image of Tamworth for the benefit of the local economy through their concert performances. Together of course with providing a convivial atmosphere for all members to enjoy as a stimulating and enjoyable hobby. Since its formation the choir has sung at many concerts and functions in the Tamworth and West Midlands area and in doing so has built a well-deserved reputation for a high quality and varied light programme of classic and contemporary songs. This means that the choir are in great demand and many charities and worthy causes have benefited from concerts in which the choir have performed. To date the choir has helped to raise many thousands of pounds for charities.

The choir has toured Germany and Holland, incorporating singing in Tamworth’s Twin Town of Bad Laasphe and at the Lorelei Rock on the River Rhine. Nearer to home they have established long lasting associations with Neath Male Voice Choir, Shifnal Male Voice Choir and more recently Treverva Male Voice Choir based in Falmouth. In 2016 they sang with the Military Wives Choir in a memorable joint concert in Helston . Exchange visits with these choirs are always entertaining and enjoyed by all participants providing a personal as well as a choral link. Concerts average at one per month but fewer concerts during the winter months except at Christmas when the choir is in great demand. Whilst the serious side of music is never forgotten, variety is a strong factor in any performance. Individual talented choir members provide the scope and range to include solo items and amusing monologues. With a busy schedule ahead, the future looks bright for Tamworth Ladies’ Choir, the choir that sings with "Tender Loving Care" and believes in members "Finding their Voice".

 

If you feel that you could form an integral part of the choir and be committed  to take them forward as Musical Director please contact the Choir Chairman Judith Bowen. judithbowen@tinyworld.co.uk  Potential candidates would be more than welcome to attend a concert or a practice session. For more detailed information about the choir go to www.tamworthladieschoir.com and see them on YouTube.

 

[Posted 12 March 2017]


The Melody Choir of Kettering, Northamptonshire, are currently looking for a new Musical Director for our 3 year old choir. We are an over 16's SATB choir with 25 members of all abilities. Growing at a steady pace our main priority of this choir is to have fun as a musical family and to raise money for our chosen charity (this is voted for annually). We rehearse at the Masque Theatre in Barton Seagrave Monday evenings and are well known within the community as regular performers in concerts and locally. The Melody Choir sing an array of music from show songs of which we have the punch and enthusiasm for and also A Capella pieces for which we have an breath taking blend. We are open to all suggestions music-wise and are fully committed to our passion for music.  

We are however an award winning  Choir at the Kettering Eisteddfod last year and are taking part within both Eisteddfod (18th of March) and the Oundle Festival of Music and Drama (1st of April) this year. Unfortunately due to current circumstances, we do not have musical directors for either of which I am having to step in using only experience within choirs. As a result these is both an immediate temporary post available and/or a permanent position available. 

As the new Musical Director you will be as driven for getting the best our of our choir as we are whilst still enjoying the family ethos that we have. We have a committee and a Financial Manager who will take part of the finances side of things, we simply as for you musical experience and dedication to the choir. We can even take care of the music library should you wish (with suggestions on your behalf). We are driven by the motive of the whole choir and not a select few and I hope you can respect this. For more information or to enquire about the role, please contact myself (Michelle Cade, Choir Manager) on michelle.cade@hotmail.co.uk. We all look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 9 March 2017]


Musical Director required for new South London SATB Show Choir. DanceSingLive is a new South East London venture. We want to bring together the best bits of community singing and Theatre to create a group that loves to sing, move and perform. A sort of Adult Glee Club. We, the founders, have all run successful local choirs and have participated in theatrical performances for companies such as The Young Vic, The National Theatre, VoiceLab and Spitalfield’s Music Festival. Initially setting up as an Easter workshop we plan to hold seven workshop rehearsals between 1st and 20th April, mostly weekday evenings with one Saturday. We are looking for a Musical Director to guide us through the workshop stage and perhaps to permanent weekly rehearsals from the summer. 

Ideally you would have Musical Theatre experience and be able to MD an amateur, but talented, SATB choir with varying musical skills. Please email us for a full Job Description. Interviews w/c 13th March. Appointment made w/c 20th March 2017. Email: DanceSingLive@hotmail.com

[Posted 6 March 2017]


Bourne Choral is seeking a new Musical Director. Mixed-voice choir with about 45 adult singers of varying experience, who meet on Monday evenings in Bourne Abbey and stage at least two concerts per year - in December and in the Spring.  Our repertoire has included both church music and secular, ranging from medieval to 21st-century compositions.  Recently our dedicated director of music decided to retire after 10 years in the job, and since then we have been looking for a permanent replacement. If you feel you can take on this position, you will find a choir with great potential and a willingness to sing both familiar and new music, and will have the assistance of a versatile and reliable accompanist.  Singers of all ages are welcome to join our friendly group - all that is required is a commitment to attend most rehearsals, and to respect the ethos of Bourne Choral. 

The new musical director will also find a hard-working standing committee, all of whom make a vital contribution to the running of the group.  Their work includes maintaining the music library, looking after the finances, producing programmes and other publicity materials, and making sure the membership is kept informed of arrangements.  Since our musical director retired she has stayed with the choir as a singer, and shared the responsibilities of leading the group with a few of the other experienced members; however, this meant that during our last concert we did not have the full complement of singers available all the time, as one of them was always on the podium! Ideally, our new musical director will live within about 20 miles of Bourne, and must be able to commit to weekly Monday evening (7:30 to 9pm) rehearsals in Bourne Abbey from early September to early summer.  You can find more information, and get a feeling for the group, by visiting our website  www.bournechoralsociety.weebly.com and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BourneChoralTo express an interest in this position, please contact us through Facebook, or e-mail the Chairman on john.riley29@btopenworld.com

[Posted 6 March 2017]


Cantar Community Choir, York, is seeking an enthusiastic Musical Director following two happy years under the direction of Craig Perkinton. We are a none auditioning, non-profit making, well balanced, mixed voice choir of around 60 singers. We enjoy rehearsing and performing a range of musical styles to audiences around our beautiful city. We ask our new Musical Director to be committed, supportive and friendly. The post becomes available in late April 2017. Contact Ken Beech via email if you would like to apply or for more information:  ken@beeches13.freeserve.co.uk See website : www.cantarchoir.org.uk

[Posted 15 February 2017]


The Folkestone Mission Gospel Choir seek Musical Director  The Mission Gospel Choir is based in Sandgate, near Folkestone in Kent and is looking for a new Musical Director. The choir was started about 11 years ago and grew into a popular community choir with approximately 60 regular members, singing soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We held regular concerts where we raised money for local charities and the community. We also sang at weddings, funerals and other events on request. We sing gospel music and some secular songs too. We meet every Tuesday (except Christmas and Easter holidays) in the Reading Room, above the Old Fire Station in High Street, Sandgate.

In 2014 the choir were runners up at the ‘Top Choir in Kent’ competition held at King’s College Canterbury. In 2015, the founding Musical Director moved on and for the past year the choir have operated under a different MD, who must now move on too. Choir numbers have reduced largely due to the change of original MD with many choosing to join his other choirs. Those people who have stayed with the choir and those who have joined this year are very committed and want to continue singing mainly gospel. We have listened to our members and put things in place in order to grow and aspire to the choir we once were. We have full support from our existing committee and choir members now for this to happen.

What we are looking for in a new musical director - Someone who is friendly, welcoming and tolerant of a little humour whilst ensuring we do pay attention and learn. Select, arrange and teach us new music to extend our repertoire and keep us vibrant. Someone who encourages all the different harmony parts to ensure they give their best and are not drowned out by others and also encourages those brave enough to take on solo or small group parts. Has their own keyboard, backing tracks, etc. and encourages questions and then answers in a way that everyone understands. Someone who does not require people to audition to join the choir

Audition Process - Come and hear us sing. We will then give you a list of all the music we have learned. We will ask you to arrange a new piece of music you think would suit the choir and then return at an agreed date to teach the choir your pre-arranged music. You will have a 2 hour slot to do this. The choir and committee will then make a decision within one week and will contact you to inform you of it. If you are successful, a mutually agreed date will be arranged to start as our new musical director. Terms and conditions will also be mutually agreed. Please contact Carole Block about this vacancy via email: mgchoir@aol.com.

[Posted 6 February 2017]


The Brize Singers are looking to recruit a new Musical Director to start from Easter 2017, as we look towards our 50th anniversary in 2019. We are a friendly, mixed-voice group of about 50 members who rehearse on Monday evenings in Witney, Oxfordshire.  We have three main concerts a year, with our annual concert in September and two Christmas concerts in December, but also perform on other occasions through the year, usually for charity.  If you would be interested in leading this enthusiastic and welcoming group, or would like more information, please contact Sally Craig, our secretary, at sallypcraig@btinternet.com, or telephone her on 01993 772722.

[Posted 27 January 2017]


Ilkley Moornotes Community Choir is looking for a new Musical Director. We are an established 50-strong mixed community choir based in Ilkley, with a passion for singing and a joy in performing. We are quick learners, who love a challenge, with an eclectic repertoire, primarily a capella, ranging from Mozart to modern pop. We are looking for a new MD, starting in September 2017 to lead us in the next stage of our development.

You will need to be an experienced, versatile, creative and supportive MD who can help us learn and grow, and also possess vitality and humour. We rehearse in Ilkley on Monday evenings during term-time. Short-listed candidates will be invited to run a trial session with the choir in Spring 2017. For further details - please email md@moornotes.org.uk

[Posted 27 January 2017]


Basingstoke Male Voice Choir, seek a Musical Director to start immediately, following a sudden resignation.The choir has been in existence for over 50 years and has established an excellent reputation on the choral scene.  The choir has a current membership of some 30 voices, covering a range of ages and vocals abilities. We are actively recruiting to increase this number.  We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the United Reformed Church in Basingstoke which is also our home venue.  Our repertoire is 'typical male voice' covering a wide range from religious, folk songs, popular music and songs from the shows and should attract applicants of all age ranges. We are always open to extending the repertoire and our new MD will be expected to take us in new directions. We will be looking to appoint a new MD with immediate effect. Our website is Basingstoke Male Voice Choir The choir also has a Facebook page BMVC Facebook Whilst an established male voice choir conductor would be preferable, age is not an issue and the position might be suitable for someone committed to the genre of male voice singing and also seeking to develop their conducting skills and help the choir achieve their optimum potential. Whilst local candidates would be ideal it is considered most important to attract the right person who can work with the choir to harness existing abilities and to develop new.   It is important that the successful candidate can develop a sound working relationship with the choir and for him/her to develop and grow with the choir to achieve their potential. Enquiries are welcome from both ladies and gentlemen. We value our Musical Director highly and will pay appropriate remuneration. Applications should include a current CV and sent to the Chairman (Malcolm Gallani) at Basingstokemvc@outlook.com.  

[Posted 25 January 2017]


The Iceni Choir wish to appoint a Musical Director at the earliest opportunity, following the recent move of their existing Musical Director to complete his professional studies. The Iceni Choir is a SATB with a membership of about 40 members. We are based near Reepham in Norfolk. Many enthusiastic members have limited sight reading skills and little or no prior choral experience and develop their skills through experience in the choir and through the teaching they receive during rehearsals. The Choir believes the Musical Direct must ideally fulfil the following criteria;
  • A musician with experience and/or training with choral music
  • Keyboard player
  • Knowledge of vocal techniques and teaching
  • Experience of conducting
  • Good relevant musical contacts
  • Willingness to work on a wide-ranging repertoire

Applications by letter or email to Committee Chairman, James Lilwall with brief CV and outline of how you consider you might fit the requirement, your ability etc. The final appointment will be made by the Committee on behalf of the choir. Send letter to Mr James Lilwall, Church View, Bawdeswell, Norfolk NR20 4RT or email pjilwall@hotmail.com or telephone 01362 688499

[Posted 18 January 2017]


Choirmaster Needed For New Beginners Choir. We are looking for an energetic, friendly choirmaster for our new non-audition contemporary choir in Kings Cross, London.  Rehearsals will be held on Thursday nights.  You will be required to work with beginners on song arrangements. The first rehearsal will be held in January 2017.  Please forward your C.V. to matt@singtheeasyway.com.

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

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

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


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

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

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


Elaine Cox gained a Diploma in Choral Direction and is seeking more experience conducting and rehearsing any type of music. Versatile and happy to take rehearsals to performance, or to conduct the musical instructions of other directors. Preferred area of operation is Reading / West Berkshire / South Oxfordshire. Accompanist needed where required. Honorarium or expenses only 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:

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

 

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

[Posted 12 February 2018]


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

[Posted 12 February 2018]


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

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

[Posted 22 January 2018]


St Mary's Church, Storrington has a long tradition of music as part of worship. We are looking for an enthusiastic organist to plan and lead music from early 2018. The clergy and congregation are very supportive and enjoy a wide range of styles of music. The adult choir (up to 16 people) is made up of competent singers - most sing in local choral societies. We have a Johannes 3503 manual organ with full English specification, installed in 2013.

If you:

  •  are an experienced and competent organist
  • have experience of working with a similar choir
  • have knowledge of music suitable for church services

we would like to meet you.

For more information about the church and parish, visit our website www.storringtonparishchurch.org.uk

If you want full details of the vacancy and recruitment process, please email storringtonorganist@talktalk.net

[Posted 19 January 2018 - Closing date 9 February 2018


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

[Posted 23 December 2017]


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

[Posted 5 December 2017]


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

[Posted 5 December 2017]


Harlow Chorus are seeking an accompanist to provide professional standard piano accompaniment at all term time Monday evening rehearsals of Harlow Chorus under the leadership of the Music Director. The role may also include accompanying the chorus (on piano or organ) at some concerts, workshops or other pre-aranged events.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
·        Attend all term time Monday evening rehearsals (+ occasional extra rehearsals on Wednesday/Thursday evenings and workshop days or other  pre-arranged events) and accompany the chorus as requested by the Music Director.
·        The provision of accompaniment or keyboard parts at some concerts and occasional events.
·        Promote the good name and reputation of Harlow Chorus.
DESIRABLE:
·        It would be an advantage to have experience of taking rehearsals (eg in the absence of the Musical Director) and occasional sectionals.
ACCOMPANIST SPECIFICATION:
·        A skilled pianist and/or organist; a sensitive accompanist with good sight-reading and score-reading skills, willing to prepare each work(s) in advance, and a strong empathy toward choral rehearsal technique and confidence building for singers
·        Fluent in reading short score and open score, SATB.
·        Able to work well as part of a team, being willing to collaborate with the Music Director & Committee, and providing support to the choir.
·        Have good social skills and a willingness to interact with choir members.


Interviews will be held in February 2018. Accompanist auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals at the end of February / beginning of March 2018 . Ideally the Accompanist will commence work on 9th April. To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email or post to: Vicky Calver, Committee Secretary. Email: harlowchorus03@gmail.com Post: 75 Guilfords, Harlow, Essex. CM17 0HX

[Posted 9 December 2017 - Closing date 31 December 2017]


United Singers (based in Hornchurch, Essex) are looking to recruit a new accompanist in January 2018. This community choir has been formed since 2015 and performs twice a year in local churches. We meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:30pm during term-time at the Hornchurch Methodist Church. We pay a reasonable rate for every rehearsal and have set concert fees.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.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. If you are interested in filling this post please email Tom Rodgers, our Musical Director: unitedsingerschoir@gmail.com with your CV and a covering letter.  Auditions will be in January 2018. Candidates will be notified of the date(s) by email.

[Posted 2 December - Closing date 31 December 2017]


The English Arts Chorale (conductor Leslie Olive), an ambitious voluntary choir based in Reigate, Surrey, with Monday evening rehearsals, seeks a regular accompanist from January 2018 who is also an organist of professional calibre capable of accompanying performances in major venues from time to time. Applications to Mandy Begg at mandychoir@gmail.com 

[Posted 28 November 2017 - Closing date 31 December 2017]


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

[Posted 13 November 2017]


 

 

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

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

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

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

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

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

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

Many thanks.

Mark Beesley

MD Crowborough Choral Society

T     01825 733052
M    07581 066435

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

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

[Posted 4 September 2017]


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

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

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

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

[Posted 25 August 2017]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 August 2017]


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

[Posted 18 August 2017]


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

[Posted 18 August 2017]


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted

 

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

 


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

 
 

Choirs seeking Singers

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

[Posted 17 february 2018]


 

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

[Posted 5 February 2018]


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

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


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

[Posted 11 January 2018]


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

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

[Posted 9 January 2018]


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

 

[Posted 23 December 2017]


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

[Posted 23 December 2017]


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

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

[Posted 23 December 2017]


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

[Posted 14 December 2017]


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

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


The Esterhazy Singers of London Choral Scholarship for young singers 2018

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

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

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


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

[Posted 13 November 2017]


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

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

[Posted 30 August]


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

[Posted 6 June 2017]


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

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

[Posted 6 May 2017]


 

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

[Posted 3 May 2017]


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

[Posted 20 April 2017]


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

 

[Posted 19 April 2017]


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

[Posted 13 April 2017]


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

[Posted 12 April 2017]


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

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

[Posted 7 April 2017]


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

[Posted 22 March 2017]


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

[Posted 13 March 2017]


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

[Posted 8 March 2017]


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

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

[Posted 8 February 2017]


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

[Posted 11 January 2017]


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

Typical Commitment

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

12.30 – 13.30    service

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

[Posted 10 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 6 June 2017]


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

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

[Posted 6 May 2017]


 

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

[Posted 3 May 2017]


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

[Posted 20 April 2017]


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

 

[Posted 19 April 2017]


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

[Posted 13 April 2017]


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

[Posted 12 April 2017]


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

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

[Posted 7 April 2017]


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

[Posted 22 March 2017]


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

[Posted 13 March 2017]


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

[Posted 8 March 2017]


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

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

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

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


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

[Posted 8 February 2017]


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

[Posted 11 January 2017]


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

Typical Commitment

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

12.30 – 13.30    service

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

[Posted 10 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 3 January 2017]


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

[Posted 12 December 2016]


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

[Posted 17 October 2016]


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

[Posted 31 October 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

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

[Posted 19 September 2016]


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

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

[Posted 16 September 2016]


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

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

[Posted 6 September 2016]


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

[Posted 28 August 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 8 August 2016]


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

[Posted 5 August 2016]


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

[Posted 2 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 1 August 2016]


 

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

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

[Posted 21 July 2016]


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

[Posted 19 July 2016]


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

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

[Posted 1 June 2016]


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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 26 April 2016]


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

[Posted 22 April 2016]


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

[Posted 7 April 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 March 2016]


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

[Posted 4 March 2016]


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

 

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

 

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


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

[Posted 16 February 2016]   


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

[Posted 7 February 2016]


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

[Posted 5 February 2016]


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

[Posted 24 January 2016]


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

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

[Posted 19 January 2016]


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

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


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

[Posted 9 January 2016]


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

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

[Posted 7 January 2016]


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

[Posted 7 January 2016]


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