British Choirs on the Net

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

Please forward any choral vacancies to Phillip Tolley

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



Conductors/Musical Directors

We are looking for a new tutor to lead our Tuesday evening (term time only) a cappella choir at a pleasant venue near Archway tube in north London. Our choir is a friendly but dedicated community group. We have some talented singers and musicians as well as some less confident but determined participants, and many in between. Most do not read music and we never hold auditions. Repertoire is ambitious and eclectic - anything from Frank Sinatra to Mozart motets, taking in pop, jazz, gospel, folk, early and world music along the way. A piano is available if you wish to use it. Applicants need experience of running a choir, a good understanding of the voice and the ability to be flexible with voice parts (the balance of men to women in the choir can fluctuate). The ability to work with a group of vulnerable participants is important, while keeping focus on the task, which is to sing. A warm, empathic disposition, patience and enthusiasm for supporting people is required, plus a sense of humour.  The award-winning STUART LOW TRUST supports people living with or recovering from mental illness or severe emotional distress. Many are also socially isolated. We host a wide variety of activities including a popular and inclusive small choir. SLT’s present choir tutor, after many years of dedication and commitment, is sadly leaving us.

HOURS are 5.30pm for a 6pm start - 7.30pm (2 hours) - Rate of Pay is £30 per hour. Interviews week commencing 20 June. Start date: 6 September (there is some flexibility on this) PLEASE CONTACT Hannah Kalmanowitz on 020 7713 9304 or Hannah@slt.org.uk

[Posted 23 May 2016 - Closing date 6 June 2016, 5pm] 


Music for Everyone - Principal Youth Music Animateur - Employer: Music for Everyone

Hours: 2.5 days per week (to include some evening and weekend work) - Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 subject to relevant skills and experience (pro rata)

Music for Everyone (registered charity no. 1153412) is a dynamic, independent, community based, arts organisation with over thirty years' experience in devising and running innovative music participation events across Nottingham and the East Midlands. The role of Principal Youth Music Animateur is an important new role at Music for Everyone. www.music-for-everyone.org

We are looking for an experienced, creative and inspirational music educator, with a commitment to oversee, support and enhance Music for Everyone’s existing youth programme and the passion to lead a step-change in our outreach development and schools engagement work in the East Midlands. There may also be opportunities to work with some of our adult groups. The successful candidate will be a music specialist with a proven professional track record of devising and running dynamic music projects for children of all ages, abilities and experience.  A particular interest in choral and string ensemble work would be an advantage.

Music for Everyone is pleased to consider applications on a salaried basis (2.5 day p/w) based at our Nottingham offices.  The post will include some evening and weekend work. The Nottingham Music Hub, with whom Music for Everyone works closely, is also advertising a part time post for a Singing Development Teacher (http://www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk/job-vacancies).  Interviews for both posts will be held on Friday June 17 2016.  Should the same candidate be successful in being appointed to both posts then Music for Everyone and the Nottingham Music Hub would ensure that there would be a close collaboration between the two organisations to enable the posts to work successfully alongside each other.

How to Apply - For further details and full job spec please contact Su Evans, General Manager, Music for Everyone su@music-for-everyone.org

[Posted 20 May 2016 - Closing date 10 June 2016 (Noon)]


Musical Director wanted for a small high quality chamber choir, The Brixi Singers. Honorarium of £1,000 per year.  The mixed voice choir of 22 was established in 1994,  and performs 5-6 concerts per year, in Bolton, and further afield. The choir has undertaken several European tours, the latest being in 2014, to the Rhine in Germany.  The choir's repertoire includes sacred and secular music, both acapella, and accompanied. The choir has a programme to the end of 2016, including Carmina Burana in October, and The Messiah in December.  The choir rehearses every Sunday night in Bolton, and usually has a pre-concert afternoon rehearsal.  If you would like to know more, please ring the Chairman, Richard Fairclough, on 01204 469091, for an informal chat. Or you can look at our website, brixisingers.com.   Application is by a letter expressing interest, plus a cv, to rmfairclough@btinternet.com.

[Posted 20 May 2016]


Didcot Community Gospel Choir seeks a dynamic conductor, after 6 very successful years under the baton of Sarah Tenant-Flowers. The choir has over 100 members, rehearses fortnightly, and performs 3 concerts per annum. Repertoire includes gospel, classical, folk and pop ballads. Further information can be found at www.didcot-gospel.co.uk. Applications by email should be sent to singscape@aol.com by 10 June. Auditions take place on 22nd June in Didcot.

[Posted 20 May 2016 - Closing date 10 June 2016]


St Andrew's Coulsdon (Church of England), located between Croydon and Gatwick,  is seeking to appoint an Organist and Director of Music for our robed choir (approx.. 12 members). 

The key role involves preparing, developing and leading the choir during the Sunday 9.45 am sung Eucharist. We are looking for someone who:

§  is an excellent organist and choral leader

§  has the vision and passion needed to develop a creative yet flexible approach to developing our SATB choir

§  is fluent in the traditional canon of liturgical music, with an interest in incorporating other styles

§  will encourage recruitment, particularly among younger choristers

Salary in line with RSCM rates for professional musicians plus occasional wedding and funeral fees. 

For more information please contact: Ms Audra Proctor at audraproctor@gmail.com, or Rev'd Esther Foss, Priest in charge at standrewsvicar@yahoo.co.uk, or 0203 620 1885. Please send latest CV to parishoffice@standrews.coulsdon.net

[Posted 16 May 2016 - Closing date 31 May 2016 (noon)]


Paragon Singers, one of Bath’s foremost chamber choirs, is seeking to appoint a new Music Director to commence in January 2017.  The choir, of around 25 singers, enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality of its performance and sound, particularly in music of the Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary periods. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings and the choir performs around 3 or 4 concerts each year in Bath and the surrounding area.

For further details please log on to: www.paragonsingers.co.uk

 

[Posted 16 May 2016 - Closing date 17 June 2016]


Experienced Musical Director is required by a choir in Brecon, South Wales. We are a keen and enthusiastic mixed choir of 60 voices, seeking to appoint a highly-committed and dynamic Musical Director. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings. The Choir performs a minimum of 3 concerts a year, occasionally in Brecon Cathedral, to a high musical standard and relishes the challenge of new pieces, as well as enjoying more familiar works. Salary to be negotiated.

The successful applicant will be responsible for

. taking weekly rehearsals

. conducting concerts

. planning the choir's repertoire in consultation with the choir committee

Applications to The Chair, Mrs Hazel Thomas, Neuadd, Cwmdu, Crickhowell NP8 1RY thomas@theneuadd.orangehome.co.uk

Please send a CV and covering letter to Mrs Thomas by Saturday 18th June. Interviews will be held early July.

[Posted 16 May 2016 - Closing date 18 June 2016]


Brackley Male Voice Choir require a Musical Director. After a number of years in the post, our present Musical Director has given notice of his retirement by the end of this year. We are therefore looking to appoint a new Director to this post, which is part time, with a commitment of one night per week (Mondays) and two main concerts per year in Brackley. We have occasional other events, if requested, mainly for charity. The choir has 30+ members singing for pleasure, with a wide range of music from traditional male voice choir pieces to modern four-part harmony. We would love to hear from you if you are interested or would like to receive further information. Please contact Ian Varty (Chairman) on Tel 01280 704072, or email ian@ivarty.fsnet.co.uk

 

[Posted 16 May 2016]:


Choir leader required - Leonard Cheshire Can Do project is  working with a group of young people with mental health illness, learning disability and physical disability to form a choir over 10 weeks to sing for their friends, families and the community at the end.  We are looking towards learning contemporary popular songs and novelty songs but we will be open to learn something new. Some will be able to sing from  printed lyrics and we have an accomplished pianist in the group. 

We are looking for an open-minded, communicative and patient  professional  who will be understanding of the needs and challenges of working with people with different needs. Yet I can promise that this group will give you a rewarding experience and with your help will show disability in a positive light.  Even though this is a 10 week job we will be working with other groups over the year so there is potential of lots more work. A suitable fee, to include travel costs, will be negotiated. If you’re interested in this position, please contact stacey.lewis@leonardcheshire.org by end of May with a phone contact and brief information of your experiences highlighting in particular if you have work or supported differently abled  people. Project starts mid June.

[Posted 14 May 2016]


Aylesbury Festival Choir is seeking a new Music Director to begin in January 2017. Our mixed-voice choir of about 45 singers rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings and sings a variety of music including modern and classical choral works. We are accompanied by a superb pianist and stage two public concerts per year in April and November. Although we do not audition our choir members, we aim for and achieve a high standard at our performances and relish the challenge of new pieces as well as enjoying familiar works.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, together with a wide experience of choral training and working with professional musicians. We pay fees within a range which is in line with those paid by similar amateur groups. Candidates should be willing to commit to at least two years with the choir.

For an application form, please e-mail us at enquiries@aylesburyfestivalchoir.net, or contact the Secretary, Lynda Phipps, on 01296 580599. Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 27th June 2016, and short-listed candidates will be invited to rehearse the choir in early September.

For further information, please visit our website at www.aylesburyfestivalchoir.net

[Posted 14 May 2016 - Closing date 6 June 2016]


Vacancy for Musical Director based at Haddo House, Tarves, Aberdeenshire Our present Musical Director will be retiring in April 2017 and we are now looking for her successor. This would be an exciting position for either an experienced, or novice, choir-master with a passion for choral work and opera, who has the drive to continue to take our musical programmes forward with an ever-respectful eye to the strong traditions HHCOS has built up over the years. HHCOS was established some 70 years ago, and currently has some 110 singing voices, spread over three separate choirs, and over an age range from 5 to 85 years. All choirs are non-auditioned and are a blend of trained and untrained voices. The last few years have seen us perform opera and operetta at the theatre at Haddo House, perform choral works both there and in the Music Hall in Aberdeen and take part in choral competitions.

Our current 2016/17 season comprises a performance of the Mozart Requiem this October, a series of carol concerts in December and a production of La Traviata in April 2017.   We will require our new Musical Director to be responsible for the December 2016 carol concerts before beginning his or her first full season in April 2017, immediately following the opera. Our aspirations are ambitious, and we look to be led by a Musical Director who can bring the very best out of us, and who has the skills to work with singers of mixed abilities. We would look to him or her to develop our musical programme for each year, and take weekly rehearsals with our principal choir during school term-times, with additional rehearsals required in the lead-up to concerts and productions.  

We invite applications for this position, and ask that, together with a brief CV, applicants also enclose their suggestions for a musical programme covering the next two seasons. Whilst we acknowledge that you do not know us, or our capabilities as a choir, it will none-the-less give us an idea of where your own vision and ambitions may lie. Remuneration for the post will be by negotiation. Applications should be submitted electronically to our Secretary, Kirsty Henderson-Young, at k.henderson.08@aberdeen.ac.uk

[Posted 14 May 2016]


Choral Conductor required. We are a keen and enthusiastic community choir of 80 adults (25 men, 55 women), and are looking for a new leader, as our current one sadly has to move to a new job. This is an inclusive choir which doesn't hold auditions, but when inspired by a good conductor we make a very good sound - and we are a lot of fun to work with. We meet on Saturday mornings (during term-times) in Cranbrook, Kent between 9.30 and 11.00.

We currently sing a wide variety of music, both a cappella and accompanied, including African songs, folk music, arrangements of popular songs, spirituals, world music, Christmas songs, novelty songs, &c., and are always keen to learn something new. We sing from music notation or from printed lyrics - some read music, others not. Currently we give a summer concert and a Christmas concert with occasional performances for local events. 

We are looking for an open-minded, communicative, young-at-heart, professional male or female leader. He or she will have good keyboard skills, wide choral knowledge and experience, with a good understanding of vocal technique. We envisage a one-term trial period (September to December) to make sure we like each other! A suitable fee, to include travel costs, will be negotiated. If you’re interested in this position, please send a brief CV before the end of May, to johntdear@gmail.com and include a contact telephone number in your reply. Interviews will be completed by the end of June.

[Posted 7 May 2016 - Closing date 30 May 2016]


Sheffield Cathedral seek a Director of Music £32,000-£40,000 depending on experience Sheffield Cathedral sits at the heart of a diverse and confident City and Church of England diocese, some 70,000 people visit each year, and the Cathedral is well used by the whole community: whenever you come into the Cathedral, you will find people praying. In recent years we have worked hard to develop new links with the wider community, from senior leaders in local government to artists and students.

We believe that the whole community is gradually coming to own the Cathedral as their space, and this is important to us. The Cathedral also cares for the poor and vulnerable by offering food, health-care, education and other services through our Cathedral Archer Project. This is an integral part of our mission to some of the most socially disadvantaged and excluded people in Sheffield. We are looking for an outstanding musician with a love of the English choral tradition and the ability to move the choir and musicians through a changing and challenging repertoire of cathedral music to develop a distinct ethos and choral sound as well as the capacity and enthusiasm to deliver high quality music from a range of genres in support of our worship and mission. You will have an outstanding record as a performer, based on exceptional musical training combined with the experience of leading and developing a choir. You will have leadership skills to inspire adults and young people towards a compelling vision for the future of church music and can inspire loyalty and commitment from our choirs and their families. We are seeking somebody who will also contribute to the leadership of the Cathedral team and who can embrace the liturgical and missional opportunities for music making both within the Cathedral and through creative partnerships in the City. For further information and an application pack please contact our retained consultant Bryan McPaul, quoting bml 717 at Brophy McPaul Ltd by email at bmcpaul@brophy-mcpaul.com or by telephone on 01244 675 132  Interviews Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July 2016

[Posted 7 May 2016 - Closing date 23rd May 2016 (12.00 midday)]


Eltham Choral Society is seeking a Musical Director. Eltham Choral Society is a 100 strong choir which has been performing for more than a hundred years in south east London. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. Our current Musical Director is leaving to take up a new appointment and we are seeking a new MD to start in September 2016. Further information can be downloaded from the ECS website: www.elthamchoral.org.uk

[Posted 6 May 2016 - Closing date 6 June 2016]


Musical Director required by Mickleover Singers, East Midlands – Derby. In our 75th year, after 5 successful years our current Musical Director is off to pastures new. We are a SATB Choir comprising of 35 members. We rehearse on a Monday evening 7.30pm to 9.15pm (September-July) in St John’s Church Mickleover Derby. The Choir performs a minimum of 3 concerts per year in the local area, December, March/April and July. We have a wide repertoire of musical styles from Sacred through to music from T.V. and the shows. The Choir are looking for an inspiring, enthusiastic and musically accomplished leader to carry on the good work of our outgoing Musical Director. The successful candidate will be in place for September 2016.

The successful applicant would be responsible for the selection of music to be performed ably supported by an experienced Committee. Interviews will be held prior to our summer break (May to July) short listed candidates will be invited to work with the Choir for part of a rehearsal followed by an informal interview with the Choir Committee. This is a paid position, based on a fee per rehearsal. If you have the experience, vision and personality to lead this Choir please contact us with your C.V. in the first instance to chtennant@ntlworld.com. If you have any questions regarding this position please use the contact email address.

[Posted 30 April 2016]


The Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir are seeking a new Musical Director We are a vibrant and friendly group who meet every Tuesday in Worthing, to sing a wide range of music from Mozart to folk songs, Show Tunes to traditional Sussex Songs. Over 40 strong, (and still recruiting) with ages ranging from 20 to over 80, (although predominantly our members ten to be aged 45+).We sing in harmony with a real sense of fun, and love to entertain audiences all around Sussex and beyond. In addition to our public concerts, we also sing for a number of different charities. Earlier in May 2015 we sang at the International Male Voice Choir Festival in Cornwall - A five day event where we sang at the Eden Project, Trebah Gardens, Truro Cathedral plus other  prestigious venues. A compilation of photos and video is now available on the Gallery and on our Performances page. For more details of the post visit http://www.sussexgruffsmvc.co.uk/seeking-a-musical-director/

[Posted 26 April 2016]


Uttoxeter Choral Society, Staffordshire are seeking a new Musical Director from September 2016.  We are a mixed, non-auditioned, SATB choir of about 40 voices.  We have been established since 1881 and are seeking someone enthusiastic with a reasonably long commitment.  We rehearse every Thursday in Uttoxeter Guildhall from 7.30-9.30pm and have a varied repertoire of traditional and light music.  This is a remunerated position and we would like to hold auditions on 16th June  with a view to the applicant starting 8th September 2016.  Interested parties please contact Secretary Mary Pollard kmary.pollard@btinternet.com in the first instance.

[Posted 24 April 2016 - Closing date 28 May 2016]


Reading Phoenix Choir (RPC) is looking for a dynamic and experienced music director to replace David Crown, who is leaving after six very successful years with the choir to succeed Nicholas Cleobury as music director of Oxford Bach Choir. The new conductor will ideally be able to start in September 2016. The choir sings to a very high standard – it is widely considered to be one of the best amateur choirs in the country – and is now seeking a committed and inspiring MD to continue its development and maintain excellence. We are looking for an experienced conductor with a solid understanding of vocal technique to direct and excite our music making. Established in 1969, RPC is a mixed-voice choir of around 40 auditioned singers which performs a wide range of music, from the Renaissance to the present day, sacred to popular. The majority of the choir’s repertory is a cappella and performed from memory. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings (and some Thursday evenings too) during term-time. RPC has a busy concert diary giving around 12 concerts each year in addition to regular short tours around the UK.

Main duties include:

• Taking rehearsals on Monday evenings during term-time at Southlake Primary School in Woodley, Reading (7.45-9.55pm) and on some Thursday evenings too

• Directing the choir in all concerts

• Leading other events such as educational workshops, recordings, and the annual ‘come and sing’ and carol service

• Planning the choir’s rolling repertoire to ensure that it is balanced and varied at all times

• Liaising with the choir’s accompanist

• Auditioning prospective members

• Attending regular meetings to work with the choir’s committee

• Recommending and/or booking additional musicians when needed, such as soloists or organists

You will be:

• An accomplished musician with a good track record in directing adult mixed-voice choirs

• An inspiring leader who will choose music which is both challenging and engaging

• Passionate about making music at the highest possible standard

• An established conductor who is able to create new opportunities for the choir

• Knowledgeable about vocal technique and able to communicate this to the singers

• Engaging and energetic, visionary and committed

If you would like to be considered for this post, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you would bring to the role, by email to RPCapplications@gmail.com. If you are shortlisted, we will contact you on Monday 6 June to invite you to interview and to audition by taking a 30-minute rehearsal with the choir. The auditions and interviews will take place on the following dates at 7.45pm: Monday 27 June, Thursday 30 June, Monday 4 July and Thursday 7 July. Please indicate on your application letter if you are unavailable on any of these dates.

[Posted 21 April 2016 - Closing date 23 May 2016]


Ember Choral Society is looking to appoint a new Musical Director from January 2017 to replace our current MD who has been with us since 1978. We are a mixed, non-auditioning choir of 75+ singers based in Thames Ditton, Surrey. We present two concerts a year and perform a wide repertoire of mainly classical music. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from September to early June, and follow academic term dates and holidays.

The Musical Director will be responsible for taking weekly rehearsals, conducting concerts, planning the choir’s repertoire along with the music committee, and engaging soloists and an orchestra when relevant. We are looking for a music graduate or similar with experience of choral and orchestral conducting, who will work with amateur singers with diplomacy and understanding to produce high quality performances. He or she will have a wide knowledge of the choral repertoire in order to advise on programmes that will appeal to our audience. Also some singing experience and knowledge of vocal technique is required in order to help our members to improve their singing. The successful applicant will have a sense of humour and engaging manner.

Further details of the choir can be found at www.emberchoral.org.uk, where you can also find the full job description. To express an interest in this post, please send a CV and covering letter to Valerie Thompson at valerie.thompson@btinternet.com.  Interviews will be held in June and, if shortlisted, you will be asked to take a rehearsal in September.

[Posted 9 April 2016]


Hunsbury Harmonettes, a ladies choir based in East Hunsbury, Northampton wishes to appoint a new Musical Director to commence in September 2016.  We are a non-auditioning all female Choir which was founded in 2009, with around 30 members, many of whom can sight read. We can sing in SSAA and often perform as soloists, duets and small groups. We have a comprehensive music repertoire and sing a range of styles to suit all audiences from performing choral classics such as Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Benjamim Britten to current John Rutter compositions, as well as well-known musical theatre sound tracks to current popular music. We meet on Tuesday evenings in East Hunsbury between 7.30pm and 9pm for a fun and friendly rehearsal. As a non-profit making choir we aim to perform summer and Christmas concerts on request in support of local Northampton based churches or charities such as EVE Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge and Cynthia Spencer Cancer Hospice. We have also been invited to support couples in their marriage celebrations.

Our current MD and accompanist, Helen Thorman, will be leaving us in June 2016 to enjoy her retirement. Helen has challenged and developed our vocal skills and repertoire with great humour and determination; we are looking for someone who can continue to build on the excellent foundations she has laid. Anyone interested would be supported in administrative tasks to support the running of the choir. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, information can be obtained from Sue Biggin ( chair of Hunsbury Harmonettes ) by contacting Hunsburycommunitychoir@outlook.com

[Posted 8 April 2016]


The Ilkley Choral Society (est. 1949) and the Otley Choral Society (est. 1943) wish to appoint a new Director of Music, commencing September 2017 . These two well established, autonomous choirs sing together for the majority of their concerts but rehearse separately under the same MD. Usually 2 concerts are given in Ilkley and 2 in Otley each season. Current choir strengths are Ilkley c95, Otley c70.

Ilkley rehearse on Monday (Christchurch, Ilkley) 7.30-9.30 pm; Otley rehearse on Tuesday (Newall Church Hall, Otley) 7.30-9.30pm.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic MD to develop and nurture these two choirs into the future.

 

For further details, please contact:

Liz Franks

The Cairn

Lower Constable Road

Ilkley, LS29 8RD

Tel: 01943 602724 Email: liz.franks@btinternet.com

 

[Posted 6 April 2016 - Closing date 1 September 2016]


New Musical Director required for Froxfield Choir. Froxfield Choir is based just outside Petersfield in Hampshire. We have about fifty auditioned members, and our annual season runs from September until the summer. The choir rehearses weekly during the season. During that time we put on three concerts, a choral evensong and another event. We employ professional soloists and instrumentalists to take part in our concerts. In the last few years, our concerts have included performances of:

  • Christmas Oratorio J S Bach

  • African Sanctus David Fanshawe

  • Vespers of 1610 Claudio Monteverdi

  • Messiah G F Handel

  • Missa Laetatus Sum T L Victoria

We are looking for a new Musical Director to start working with the choir in September 2016. The new MD will be expected:

  • To recommend a musical programme for each season, and to cost the programme as regards the engagement of any soloists and other performers required to perform the programme, and agree the programme with the choir’s management committee

  • To train rehearse the choir for the programme chosen.

  • To conduct the choir and other performers at concerts

  • To ensure that the highest possible musical standards are achieved both at rehearsals and concerts, consistent with the Group’s musical and financial resources

  • To audition prospective Group members, to re-audition existing members, and to make recommendations to the Committee in the light of such auditions

  • To make recommendations to the Committee for the engagement of soloists and other performers needed for concerts, and to audition them if necessary

  • To advise and assist the Committee in the management of the Group's affairs

The new musical director is likely to be a music graduate or hold a similar level qualification. He or she should have professional experience of conducting a choir both with and without orchestral and other instrumental accompaniment. The choir would like to have an MD with an interest in producing a good choral sound as well as a high artistic standard of performance. We would like our new conductor to be inspiring, supportive of the choir’s efforts and engaging. We believe that our singing is good for our level of resources and we would like to improve it further. We would like to continue to perform a varied programme of major works and some lesser known repertoire. We expect to pay a good market rate for rehearsal and performance.

Applicants should send a musical CV, including details of the works previously conducted to committee member Michael Orchard at orchard.michael@btinternet.com. We are hoping that you might be interested in applying, or if you are not that you might be able to recommend another candidate. It is our intention to interview a shortlist of about five candidates before the end of May 2016 and to hold "audition rehearsals" in June.

[Posted 6 April 2016 - Closing date 15 May 2016]


The highly-acclaimed and multi award-winning Wessex Male Choir is seeking a new MD from September 2016The Swindon-based 55-strong choir is one of the UK’s top male choirs, was best male choir at the 2011 International Eisteddfod, and regularly wins choral competitions.  We are seeking an inspirational director who can work with the Choir’s management group to build on our hard-won reputation and help us achieve our vision of being one of the most accomplished, best-presented, professional and sought-after amateur male choirs in the UK.   Please visit our website at www.wessexmalechoir.co.uk/home/MDVacancy for full details. 

[Posted April 2016 - Closing date 1 June 2016]


Calling all choir leaders! Following on from the huge success of the Nottingham Tuneless Choir, as seen extensively in the media: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35634595, we are now seeking choir leaders to set up Tuneless Choirs throughout the UK. If you think a Tuneless Choir would work in your city, town or village, we would love to hear from you. We already have tuneless singers around the country, waiting for your help.  In the following areas there are also people who are keen to help organise a choir:

Bury, Coventry, Fareham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Leicester, Long Eaton, Mansfield, Oxford, Southampton, Sutton Coldfield.

So, if you have the musical background, the enthusiasm, and are passionate about the benefits of singing for all - get in touch now through our website: http://www.tunelesschoir.com/starting-a-tuneless-choir-for-choir-leaders/

[Posted 29 March 2016]


Musical Director Required for Tidworth Military Wives Choir. We are a mixed musical ability, non-audition SSA choir with approximately 35 members and are growing due to expansion in the area. This fun and friendly choir has been together for two years, it is part of the Military Wives Foundation and we undertake various public performances as well as providing a support network to women in the local military community.  Meeting on a Thursday evening 7.30-9.30pm the suitable applicant should be an energetic and enthusiastic communicator with excellent organisational skills ideally but not essentially from a choral/singing teacher background who is willing to work to develop our abilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody to continue to develop this well organised and committed choir and become part of the Military Wives brand. This is a paid position. Please forward your CV in the first instance to Tidworth@militarywiveschoirs.org

[Posted 26 March 2016]


Cambridge Chorale is seeking to appoint a new Music Director (MD) from September 2016 to succeed Julian Wilkins, who is stepping down after 11 years as MD. Cambridge Chorale is an award-winning, dynamic ensemble of 40 voices committed to performing music at the highest level. Formed in 1994, the choir has established itself as one of the most accomplished adult chamber choirs in the region, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire. We rehearse in Cambridge on Thursday evenings, 7.30-10pm, during term time and perform around 5 concerts per year. 

Full details are available on the choir website www.cambridgechorale.org.uk.

[Posted 23 March 2016]


Côr Bro Ogwr, a Bridgend based mixed choir of 90 voices and in its 18th year is seeking to appoint a highly committed, enthusiastic and suitably qualified Musical Director to maintain and further its development.It is looking for someone with suitable choral and orchestral experience, strong communication skills, an ability to motivate and inspire and a good sense of humour!  An interest in Welsh music and the Welsh choral tradition would be welcome.

The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and performs three concerts a year as well as touring every two to three years. Recent tours have included Russia and America. It is currently rehearsing Mozart`s Requiem for our next concert.

Selection for the post will probably take place in May/June in order that the new MD can start rehearsals in September for our December concert. If you are interested please contact John Trotter on 01446 775356 or Jan Bolland on 01656 784180. For more information about the choir please visit www.cor-bro-ogwr.com

[Posted 17 March 2016]


Durham Music Service requires a Peripatetic Vocal Teacher and Musical Director for Durham County Youth Choir. Durham Music Service is the lead partner in the Music Education Hub for County Durham and Darlington.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Durham Music Service for a peripatetic vocal teacher. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, experienced, committed, motivated, hard-working, organised and enthusiastic colleague to achieve the highest standards for our music students. As part of the post the successful candidate will lead and direct Durham County Youth Choir. This is one of Durham Music Service’s flagship senior ensembles and performs in high profile events within Durham and Darlington and beyond. The choir rehearses weekly during term time (Friday 5 – 7pm) and would be expected to be involved in additional weekend/evening concerts during term time.

Applicants must have a recognised vocal music performance qualification (Grade 8 or equivalent) and either a teaching qualification or previous teaching experience. They must also be able to demonstrate a high standard of choral conducting. More details from https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Peripatetic_Vocal_Teacher_and_Musical_Director_of_Durham_County_Council_Youth_Choir/148070

[Posted 15 March 2016]


All Saints’ Parish Church, Banstead, Surrey seeks an experienced Choir Director/Organist. We have weekly Parish Communion (sung), monthly BCP Choral Evensong, and special services for Festivals. We have an enthusiastic, loyal all-age robed choir (Friday evening practices) and a 3-manual Norwich electronic organ. Salary £7250 plus wedding and funeral fees (c. £1800 in 2015). Further details from Parish Office churchallsaints@tiscali.co.uk or tel. 01737 379289.

[Posted 2 March 2016]


"A Choir Named Dave" based in South Harting, is seeking a new Choral Conductor from September 2016.  We are a community choir, but in the most light-hearted sense. With 50 singers we sing popular repertoire ranging from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Jackson Five through to songs and medleys from musicals such as Les Mis, Andrew Lloyd Webber productions and the Lion King. We have done three fundraising concerts for charities, raising over £6000 in total for Crohns and Colitis & PAPYRUS UK. The choir is absolutely non-selective and non-auditioned, so accessibility is incredibly important. Members include au-pairs, teachers, widows, ex-professionals from the West End, retired personnel and business men. The current Musical Director has gained a place on a the Guildhall Artist Masters programme in the vocal studies department. We are looking for someone, either male or female, who is driven by getting extraordinary results from a fairly ordinary bunch of people.   We don't take ourselves very seriously and we have a terrific laugh and are a great group of friends.  The current  conductor will be remaining Director of the choir and will still be making decisions regarding repertoire etc but she is looking for someone to be able to care-take the choir for her.  The ideal 'candidate' should be competent at the piano, to be able to provide a basic accompaniment and note-bash parts. The members currently pay £3 per session and we run a loyalty scheme that they attend and pay for 9 sessions, then their 10th session is free. We accrue around £100 per week so pay would depend on attendance per week and we could look at providing an incentive scheme that the more people the new conductor recruits, they could earn 'bonuses'. The choir meet on a Tuesday evening from 7.30-9.15 and tend to meet in the pub for a drink afterwards. More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/A-Choir-Named-Dave-612938712162576/timeline

If you are interested please email Ella De Jongh elladejongh@googlemail.com

[Posted 16 February 2016]


New Harmony Ladies Choir of Bristol are looking for a new Musical Director. We are looking for someone to succeed our current MD, who is moving on in June 2016. Our friendly SSA choir was formed 21 years ago, and currently consists of about 32 ladies. We rehearse weekly throughout the year on Wednesdays in Horfield, Bristol, between 7.30 and 9.30pm. We perform approximately three concerts a year, often joining with a male voice choir, soloists or instrumental groups, and also usually perform for charity at Christmas in a variety of venues. Concerts are generally within the Bristol area, but the choir is widely travelled and there are always possibilities for travelling further afield through links with many other choirs. Our current accompanist is a superb pianist and accompanist. Our repertoire and library holds a wide variety of styles, from classical to show songs to popular, sacred and secular. The choir performs from memory as much as possible, and we are seeking an MD who will continue to both sustain and build the choir, expand our repertoire, and bring their own style to the choir.

More information about the choir can be found on our website: www.nhlcbristol.co.uk To apply, please send a covering letter/email with your CV and details of two referees to: Angela Peacock, Secretary NHLC  nhlc@talktalk.net

[Posted 16 February 2016]


Darwen Ladies Choir are looking for a new musical director/Conductor following the ill health of our previous lady.   We are a long established choir of 33 members who sing mainly SSAA and we have a fully qualified accompanist already with us.   We meet on a Thursday evening in St Peter’s Church Darwen Lancashire BB3 3HE and we sing a varied range of ladies choir music both traditional and some well known modern pieces.  For further information please contact Mildred Riley 01254 702534 or mwmriley@ntlworld.com

[Posted 13 February 2016]


Ignite UK, a newly formed female barbershop chorus in Derbyshire are looking for an experienced, dynamic Musical Director to lead and develop this 40 strong group of experienced singers in performances and competitions. Experience of the barbershop style is desirable but not essential, along with being a strong performer in your own right. Ignite UK rehearse each Thursday in Belper, Derbyshire 7.30-10.30pm (please don't be put off you are not able to attend every Thursday rehearsal). Short listed candidates will be invited to work with the chorus for a part of a rehearsal. This is a paid position, based on a fee per rehearsal.

If you have the experience, vision and personality to lead this new chorus of experienced singers please contact us including your CV in the first instance leonardsivy@googlemail.com

[Posted 11 February 2016] 


Musical Director required for small amateur a capella group, focusing mainly on folk music from around the world. We are based in Emsworth, on the border between Hampshire and West Sussex – PO10 7EG.  We meet once a week, currently on Monday evenings from 17.00 to 18.15 but can negotiate the day and time if the right person comes forward. The applicant should be able to lead musical scores on a keyboard or guitar and the ability to transpose four part music would be an advantage. Please contact the secretary , John Auric at john.auric@btinternet.com or telephone 01243-379018 to discuss

[Posted 9 February 2016]


Got 2 Sing Contemporary Choirs are expanding and looking for charismatic singers to become Choir Leaders in the West Midlands/Worcestershire areas. You need to love people, be lively, warm and inspirational and most importantly have a great voice! You must also be able to read music and play piano/keyboard. If you think this is you and would like to be a part of our fabulous, friendly, family run community of choirs then why not get in touch! E: sing@got2sing.co.uk or 03330 146 164 Full training, resources and on going support provided. www.got2sing.co.uk

Got 2 Sing's Musical Director started a choir in Stourbridge in 2011. There are now 10 Got 2 Sing choirs, 5 Got 2 Sing choir leaders and over 500 Got 2 Sing choir members across the Midlands. As a Got 2 Sing Choir Leader you will run your own local choir/choirs, put on your own local shows and also have the opportunity to join the other Got 2 Sing choirs and Leaders at joint concerts in venues such as the amazing Birmingham Symphony Hall! "We have the best job in the world, spreading the joy of music to many!" Come and join our small but mighty team. We would love to hear from you. www.got2sing.co.uk

[Posted 5 February 2016]


Musical Director required in the Bedfordshire area. We are The Moonlighters, a small, friendly vocal ensemble (SATB) that sings mainly a cappella music. Our professional Musical Director is retiring in the summer, so we are looking for someone who is familiar with the kind of repertoire that we are currently singing.  This is swing and blues numbers from the ‘30s to the ‘50s,  traditional folk songs and spirituals and arrangements of various popular songs. We would of course welcome the opportunity to try different music. This is a paid post based on a per rehearsal and per concert basis. We rehearse each Monday between 8 and 10 pm. in term time, in Tempsford which is just off the A1 north of Sandy, Bedfordshire.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Liz on 01234 358100 or 01767 313742 or email eacal@tiscali.co.uk You may also like to look at our website -  www.moonlighters.org The post is available from September 2016 although a new MD could join us in June.  We would like to appoint by the end of April if possible.

[Posted 30 January 2016]


The Rolling Hills Chorus has been singing and entertaining audiences in Edinburgh and Central Scotland for over 20 years and our current Music Director is retiring in 2016.  The Chorus is seeking an inspiring and motivating Musical Director, who can further develop the chorus to a high standard of performance, in an engaging and enthusiastic manner.

The chorus based in Edinburgh rehearsing 7.00 –9.30pm on a Tuesday evening comprises forty, friendly and  enthusiastic singers who take great enjoyment in performing.

The Rolling Hills Chorus is a member of the British Association of Barbershop Singers and compete bi-annually at the National Chorus contest. For the last six years the chorus has also performed in alternate years at the Edinburgh Fringe. This year’s show was performed to 1000 people over three days. We regularly perform at events and concerts across Edinburgh and the Lothians through the year. If you have the experience, vision and personality to lead this established, male chorus then please contact Gordon Duncan (Chairman) by email: chair@therollinghillschorus.co.uk including your C.V. in the first instance.

The selection process will take place in spring 2016 and as part of the selection process short-listed candidates will be invited to work with the chorus for part of a rehearsal.

[Posted 19 January 2016]


Bruton Choral Society (Somerset) is looking for an Assistant Conductor /Assistant MD, to work with the choir, currently 55 members.  This could suit a young person with vocal training and conducting experience or a more mature musician, and the role can be developed as appropriate. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays during term time. Please see our website http://www.brutonchoralsociety.org.uk/home/4574823702  for details about the choir. Please email bjenkinson708@btinternet.com for more information.

[Posted 11 January 2016]


Taunton Choral is actively seeking a new Musical Director to start in September 2016. The successful applicant would be approachable, charismatic and dynamic. Able to select and conduct choir and orchestra in a wide range of musical genres. Do you have an ability to guide us in engaging a broad audience and build our reputation within the Somerset classical music scene?  A knowledge and interest in interacting with other musical groups and their directors, within the Somerset area, particularly Taunton, is desirable. Should be able to reach the places other directors cannot reach!  With your help Taunton Choral can move forward into an exciting new musical era! Let’s make music together. Please contact us by email alliswell2005@gmail.com attaching your CV

[Posted 27 November 2015]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

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


Enthusiastic, dynamic and inspiring  choir trainer, voice coach,  and conductor available to direct daytime/evening  choirs and other singing groups on weekdays, or lead singing workshops and sing-for-pleasure clubs, throughout the Blackpool & Fylde  area. One off workshops or regular weekly rehearsals. Sacred or secular, classic or modern, all ages, from beginners with little or no musical experience to experienced groups who want to develop further. Happy to work with churches, schools, workplaces, colleges or clubs. I have extensive experience in vocal coaching and choral leadership in both state and private sector, including community groups. My leadership style included basic movement and presentation, help with understanding musical/choral score and developing team harmony skills.  Available throughout the week in office hours and  some evenings. Remunerated posts only tanya.lawrence@tesco.net


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 all-rounder with good choir-training, conducting and people skills, RCM-trained prizewinner with history of training children's and adult choirs from village schools to cathedrals is available for paid work with committed group(s) from 2012. Based in North London and Lincolnshire (Sleaford) and willing to travel up to an hour from either base. Rosemary Field GRSM FRCO LRAM ARCM ARSCM, rosemaryfield@rmfield.co.uk, 0771 235 4834.

 


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 an experienced pianist and conductor currently based in the Cardiff area where I am actively involved in the choral music scene. I have been recently working with Welsh National Opera MAX on a variety of educational projects in the community. I'm looking to expand my area of work and am willing to travel to most parts of the UK although do not drive. He can be reached by telephone on 07843669457 or email: benjapin@gmail.com

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

An Accompanist is required for Fareham Philharmonic Choir to start in September 2016. Our choir has been based in the community of Fareham and surrounding areas for over 100 years. We are an enthusiastic and welcoming amateur SATB choir with around 70 members and sing a wide range of choral music to a good standard. Led by our Musical Director, Colin Davey, our recent concerts have included: Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Brahms’ Requiem, Berlioz Te Deum, and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light. At our autumn concert we will be singing works by Rutter, Chilcott and Britten. We perform three concerts a year, in spring, in autumn and at Christmas. Rehearsals take place at the United Reformed Church, Fareham from 7.30pm to 9.30 pm on Monday evenings from the beginning of September to the middle of July. We offer a good rate of pay for the post of piano accompanist. Depending on repertoire, the Accompanist may be invited to take part in concerts, for which a separate contract and fee would apply. Additional information is available from our Secretary, Jonathan Sayer, on jonathan.sayer@ntlworld.com

Further details of the choir can be found on our website www.fpchoir.org

[Posted 15 May 2016 - Closing date 30 June 2016]


Carshalton Choral Society are seeking an accompanist from September 2016. More details are available from http://www.carshaltonchoral.org.uk/ Potential candidates would be welcome to contact the conductor, Philip Collin,conductor@carshaltonchoral.org.uk , ahead of the closing date if they have any questions about the post.

[Posted 14 May 2016 - Closing date 26 June 2016]


The N10 Community Choir are seeking an accompanist for 8 to 9pm Monday N10 1HA, Muswell Hill London. Initially for a few months, maybe to extend.

To apply please email n10communitychoir@gmail.com with a brief description of experience and hourly rate. Closing date 31st May, though ideally looking for someone available immediately.

[Posted 7 May 2016 - Closing date 31 May 2016]


Cor Meibion Maesteg A’r Cylch (Maesteg and District Male voice choir) we are looking for a Choir Accompanist. Must be able to sight read music, in the first instance and for further information please contact the Secretary Nigel Williams on mob 7847282614 or Gerwyn Thomas on 01656735305 or email cormaesteg@talktalk.net

 

[Posted 11 April 2016]


East London Chorus seeks Accompanist.  Following the appointment of Alexander Binns as Assistant Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, East London Chorus (Music Director: Alexander Chaplin) seeks an accomplished keyboard player for the role of Accompanist from September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post-holder will accompany this auditioned chamber choir of 30+ voices in regular rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in Stratford, East London, and will also have opportunities to perform with us.

Applications, including details of two referees, should be emailed to: jobs@eastlondonchorus.org.uk For further details please visit our website: http://eastlondonchorus.org.uk/category/job-vacancies/ Interviews: Saturday May 14th - Auditions: Tuesday June 14th (evening)

[Posted 8 April 2016 - Closing date 25 April 2016]


The Dalkeith Singers are seeking a new accompanist and rehearsal pianist to commence in September 2016. The Dalkeith Singers is a large mixed choir for Dalkeith and the surrounding district and has around 60-70 regular members. Attracting members from across Midlothian, the choir sings a broad range of sacred, secular and light music: recent and upcoming projects include premieres of works by new Scottish composers, a collaboration with a choir from the USA, and the choir’s first performance of the Mozart Requiem in its entirety. The choir also occasionally undertakes tours and regularly supports local charities.

The new accompanist would play a key role in the ongoing musical development of the Dalkeith Singers. Liaising with our Musical Director, Cole Bendall, (s)he will:

– accompany our weekly Thursday rehearsals (7.30-9.30pm, St Nicholas Buccleuch Church, Dalkeith)

– accompany the choir in concerts (usually two per year: Christmas, Spring possibly an additional summer concert)

– on occasion, accompany sectional rehearsals outside the usual weekly rehearsal times and come and sing events.

(S)he will have excellent piano skills and be a strong sight reader. (S)he will, ideally, have experience as an accompanist, particularly working with singers or choirs. (S)he may also have experience as an organist or conductor. Above all, (s)he will have a good sense of musicianship and will complement the enthusiasm of the Dalkeith Singers. Renumeration is available for this post (with details available on request) and is reviewed annually.

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Natalie Harmsworth, Secretary of The Dalkeith Singers, at info@dalkeithsingers.org.uk. Informal queries may also be directed to this address. Please note that an audition session with the Dalkeith Singers has been planned for the evening of Thursday 12 May and successful candidates will be expected to attend on that date.

[Posted 1 April 2016 - Closing date 30 April 2016 (5 pm)


St Peter’s Church, Dorchester: This thriving town centre church, particularly noted for its strong choral tradition, is looking for a suitably qualified Organist/Musical Director. There is a dedicated, robed SATB choir of about 25 members affiliated to the RSCM and also a scheme of choral scholarships for local young singers. Services at St Peter’s can be described as formal, contemporary and accessible with the Sung Eucharist at 10.30am each Sunday being at the heart of the worship. The role would involve playing at this regular service and leading the weekly choir practice. In addition there are weddings, funerals, festivals and occasional midweek services. There is also scope to develop a regular pattern of Choral Evensongs.

There is a resourceful two manual organ, with mechanical action; built by Henry Jones in 1892 and subject to considerable work by Nicholson in 1970. It is of good specification and has splendid tonal qualities. If necessary we will consider dividing the two roles. Remuneration is at RSCM rates plus fees for Occasional Offices, and there is capacity for providing cover when required. For further information and details please contact  Churchwarden: Brian Hellin hellin990@btinternet.com,  Tel 01305 268844

[Posted 14 March 2016]


All Saints’ Parish Church, Banstead, Surrey seeks an experienced Choir Director/Organist. We have weekly Parish Communion (sung), monthly BCP Choral Evensong, and special services for Festivals. We have an enthusiastic, loyal all-age robed choir (Friday evening practices) and a 3-manual Norwich electronic organ. Salary £7250 plus wedding and funeral fees (c. £1800 in 2015). Further details from Parish Office churchallsaints@tiscali.co.uk or tel. 01737 379289.

[Posted 2 March 2016]


Walsall Harmonic Male Voice Choir are a small choir looking for a competent accompanist  to assist or supplement our existing pianist. We practise on Monday nights 8.00–10.00pm in the Chuckery Club, Walsall (WS1). We are a voluntary organisation so we can only offer a small remuneration to cover costs but performances are billable against clients. For more information please contact bob.share@talktalk.net.           

[Posted 7 December 2015]


Peterborough Sings! (registered charity 1139688) wish to appoint a Principal Accompanist to work with Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir, joining the existing music team led by William Prideaux. The organisation has recently collaborated with the RPO, the King’s Singers, and the Black Dyke Band, and delivers the Peterborough Music Hub singing strategy. The choirs have enjoyed considerable competition success and tour regularly. They made their London debut at St John’s Smith Square earlier this year performing a newly commissioned work by Errollyn Wallen. The role will include leading some rehearsals, small group tuition and piano accompaniment, and could be tailored to suit either an experienced professional or an outstanding musician at the start of their career. Strong keyboard skills are required. The regular rehearsal commitment is Mondays 7pm – 9.45pm, Tuesdays 7pm – 9.45pm and Wednesdays from 4.00pm – 6.30pm in Peterborough city centre. Generous professional level remuneration subject to negotiation based on experience/qualifications. This post is subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. Expressions of interest to admin@peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk.

 

[Posted 26 October 2015]


Dunmow Community Singers, a warm and friendly choir of about 30 voices, based in Great Dunmow, Essex, is looking for an accompanist to join them on Monday evenings.  This "singing for pleasure choir" sings all types of music from classical to contemporary and is under the leadership of a very experienced and enthusiastic musical director.  They perform locally, sometimes joining up with other musical groups for larger concerts.  This is a lovely opportunity for someone to hone their skills, and to become a valued member of very supportive group and they will be made most welcome.  Good rates of pay offered.  Please contact Claire on 01371 872941/07956 396967 or email claire@minorsteps.co.uk

[Posted 10 August 2015]


Winchester Military Wives Choir are looking for a pianist. We practice on Wednesday nights 7.30 - 9-30 term time only @ the ATR Barracks in Winchester. We are a voluntary organisation so we can only offer a small weekly amount to cover costs but performances will be billable against clients. For more information please contact Winchester@militarywiveschoirs.org

 

[Posted 10 August 2015]


Accompanist required for Mosaic Chamber Choir, Woking from 7 September 2015. Permanent position.  Monday evening rehearsals 7.30 - 9.15 pm. Position is unpaid, but travel expenses are covered. Please contact: secretary@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk or call 07979706481

[Posted 24 July 2015]


Accompanist wanted for Birkbeck Voices, a new contemporary university choir that will perform music from all genres. This is an exciting opportunity to help create and build a brand new choir. Rehearsals are scheduled on a Thursday evening during term time, and there will be a super rehearsal on the 1st Saturday of every month. Salaried Post - Exact renumeration is negotiable. Upon application, please provide a brief summary of your relevant experience, and why you think you would be good for this position. For further information, and/or to apply, please e-mail d.kirkman@bbk.ac.uk

[Posted 21 July 2015]


An Established Community Choir, The Braughing Sing, are looking for a new accompanist.  Based in the village of Braughing, in north east Hertfordshire, we are a mixed ability SAB choir of about 55 members and practice on a Tuesday evening between 7.30 and 9.00.  We have a repertoire ranging from choral to modern pop and perform two or three concerts a year.

We are looking for an accompanist with good keyboard and sight reading skills who will accompany the choir both at rehearsals and at concerts. The post is remunerated and will start in September.  Please send your application and cv (with an indication of your expected rate of remuneration) to mike@dasselshouse.co.uk  Additional information can be provided on request.

[Posted 9 July 2015]


Cor Rhosyn Ladies Choir in Nelson ,Mid Glam. In the Caerphilly County Borough area are seeking an experienced accompanist.. We weekly one evening a week on a Thursday. Please contact Chair on 01443450298 or Sec on 01443451033 for further information. Applicants must produce a C.V. please.

[Posted 15 June 2015]


An Established Community Choir, The Braughing Sing, are looking for a new accompanist.  Based in the village of Braughing, in north east Hertfordshire, we are a mixed ability SAB choir of about 55 members and practice on a Tuesday evening between 7.30 and 9.00.  We have a repertoire ranging from choral to modern pop and perform two or three concerts a year. We are looking for an accompanist with good keyboard and sight reading skills who will accompany the choir both at rehearsals and at concerts. The post is remunerated and will start in September.  Auditions will take place at the end of June or beginning of July.

Please send your application and cv (with an indication of your expected rate of remuneration) to mike@dasselshouse.co.uk  Additional information can be provided on request.

 

[Posted 28 May 2015]


Macclesfield Mydel choir seeks an accompanist from September 2015. Weekly rehearsals in term-time, Tuesdays 8.00 - 9.30PM. We are a friendly and lighthearted choir, performing a range of repertoire, including classical music, folk and music theatre. Enquiries and applications should be made to Aimee Presswood, Musical Director, by email: ae.presswood@live.com Please send a CV and short biography/personal introduction.

[Posted 28 May 2015]


The Seagrave Singers, a Kettering based ladies choir, are seeking to appoint an Accompanist from September 2015 to become a full and active member of our team. The choir rehearses every Monday evening in term time at Park Infant School, Park Road, Kettering, NN16 9RU between 6.45 and 9 pm. The post-holder would be expected to accompany all rehearsals and also performances, competitions and even the occasional tour.  The successful candidate will be an excellent sight-reader and will feel comfortable playing a variety of musical styles from classical choral to pop to songs from the musicals.  In addition to accompanying the choir, our accompanist will also accompany vocal solos / ensembles during performances and may have the opportunity to perform piano solos.  Remuneration is offered with this position. If you would like further information, please visit our website www.seagravesingers.co.uk and phone / email our Chair, Mrs Jenny Wareham 01536 523905 / jennywareham@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 7 May 2015]


Beaminster Singers are looking for an experienced sight-reading Accompanist/Rehearsal Pianist to start in September 2015.  We are a 50-strong mixed voice Choral Society based in Beaminster, West Dorset, performing two or three concerts a year with professional soloists and orchestra under the direction of Hilary Kenway. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7-30pm to 9-30pm. An honorarium is offered with this position. If you would like to know more about this vacancy please e-mail singers@alfx.com

[Posted 26 April 2015]


Organist - St Michael's, Coventry St Michael’s Church in Stoke, Coventry is seeking an Organist with effect from July 2015.For more information please call William Smith, Rector, on 02476 635 731, or Peter Dronfield, Administrator, on 02476 443 691. You can also email the church office or visit their website using the links below. Website:  www.stokestmichaels.co.uk/musicians
Email: office@stokestmichaels.co.uk

[Posted 23 April 2015]


The Chester St Cecilia Singers currently have a vacancy for an accompanist. Based in Chester we are looking for a suitably experienced accompanist for rehearsals
and performances. Ideally he or she would be experienced on both organ and piano, but separate accompanists for piano rehearsals and performances requiring
organ could be a possibility. Our SATB choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the Song School of Chester Cathedral and performs concerts throughout Cheshire and the surrounding counties usually on Wednesday or Saturday evenings. We also occasionally sing the weekend services at major UK Cathedrals and in the
future we may also consider the possibility of a tour. Whilst we specialise in performing sacred music we also sing non-sacred music to a high standard and are looking to expand our repertoire in this area. In addition to accompanying choral music our accompanist will also accompany vocal solos and ensembles and occasionally other instrumentalists, and will also have the opportunity for organ or piano solos dependent upon the venue and experience.

If you would like to be considered or would like further information, please contact the Singers via the secretary: secretary@stcecilia.co.uk or phone 01257 278670.

[Posted 9 April 2015]


Cranwell MWC requires a deputy pianist/accompanist. We perform all types of music from Choral to popular and songs from the shows. We work hard to raise money for local charities, churches and groups and perform around 7 concerts per year. It would be useful if the applicant was happy to take sectional rehearsals. We are based at RAF Cranwell, and rehearse each Tuesday evening in the St. Andrews Church, Cranwell from 6:00-7:30pm. There is a crèche available. Salary is an annual stipend. Contact by email to vbconducting@gmail.com or telephone 07973 765222

[Posted 2 April 2015]


Shrewsbury Choral Society are looking for a professional accompanist to become a full and active member of their musical team starting from April 2015. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a full range of musical styles, will be an excellent sight-reader, with the ability to play from an open score as well. The ability to play the organ will be an added advantage. Shrewsbury Choral Society is a well-established choir with over one hundred members which performs four concerts a year in Shrewsbury. Please visit our website http://shrewsburychoral.org.uk/  to find out more about our choir and musical director Dr Martin Cook. Choir rehearsals are held on Monday evenings (7:30 – 9:30 pm) at The Priory School, Longdon Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9EE. Further details including fees by application. Please email your CV to chair@shrewsburychoral.org.uk

[Posted 5 March 2015]


Honley Male Voice Choir( MD Steven Roberts) is a prestigious established Choir based in West Yorkshire and is seeking to appoint a principal accompanist. The Choir rehearses on tuesday evenings in the village of Honley and occasionally on friday evenings prior to concerts( often held in Huddersfield Town Hall). For further information please contact Bryan Johnson at bryan.johnson01@btinternet.com.

 

[Posted 8 February 2015]


Radcliffe on Trent male voice choir requires a deputy pianist/accompanist. We perform all types of music from Choral to popular and songs from the shows. We work hard to raise money for local charities, churches and groups and perform around 10 concerts per year. It would be useful if the applicant was happy to take sectional rehearsals. We are based in Radcliffe just outside Nottingham, and rehearse each Thursday evening in the Methodist Church, Shelford Road, Radcliffe from 7.15 to 9.30p.m. Salary is an annual stipend. Contact by email to vbconducting@gmail.com or telephone 01636 674237

[Posted 8 February 2015]


Pianist/Enthusiastic leader needed for a March 2015 start. We are a small 'singing for pleasure' group based in Epsom, Surrey, numbering 15-20 members singing light hearted songs such as songs from the musicals, chart music etc.. in two part harmony. We meet term times on Wednesday evenings from 7.45 pm to 9.15pm in Epsom and each term we perform at a local old folks home, again on a Wednesday evening. The aim of the group is very much to have fun and members come along for pleasure and relaxation - they have no requirement to be able to read music or audition. Our current leader now has other commitments and we are keen to find a suitable replacement to continue our group. Payment £50 per session. To apply please send your CV to Heather Martindale at heathermartindale5@hotmail.com

[Posted 29 January 2015]


Tottenham Community Choir are looking to engage a rehearsal accompanist. We rehearse on Tuesday nights 7.30-9.30 at Downhills School, Philip Lane N15 4AB. The choir is led by Musical Director Nicki Williamson, has a varied and eclectic repertoire and a membership of more than 70 local people. We have fantastic links within the local community and perform regularly. Remuneration for the position will be £20 an hour. If you are interested, please email chair@tottenhamcommunitychoir.org  For more information on the choir, see our website www.tottenhamcommunitychoir.org

[Posted 22 January 2015]


Cor Rhosyn Ladies Choir need an experienced accompanist. We are based in Nelson in Caerphilly County Borough and practice every Thursday night in the village of Nelson 7pm until 9pm'

[Posted 22 January 2015]


Risca Male Choir is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented pianist to accompany the choir at its rehearsals and their concert engagements of which is approximately 20 engagements per year. The choir’s current accompanist Julie Bevan will be retiring at the choir’s 41st annual concert on the 19th of September 2015after 26 years as the choir’s accompanist. With outstanding keyboard skills, the successful candidate will have high musical standards to meet the demands of the wide ranging repertoire of the choir.

The choir rehearse twice a week at their headquarters St Mary Street Risca. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings 6.00pm to 8.00 pm and Thursday evenings 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Please contact the secretary Alan Davis alanjdavis1@btinternet.com  enclosing your CV and a covering letter outlining why you would like the post and what you believe you can bring to the choir. Selected candidates will be interviewed and shortlisted candidates will be asked to take part in one or more rehearsals (a rehearsal on either one of the rehearsal evenings). We are looking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible to give the successful applicant the opportunity to work along side Julie before she retires.

[Posted 14 January 2015]


Accompanist Urgently Wanted from February – for Urban Voice Choir, based in Minehead West Somerset. We are an amateur SATB choir of around 30 members and we meet every Sunday evening 7.30pm - 9:30pm in Alcombe Methodist Church, Minehead.  We sing a variety of styles from Classical to Show Songs and would ideally be looking for someone able to assist a very personable and experienced conductor in part-practice; also to deputise in the MD's absence. A fee is payable for each rehearsal and concert (2-3 a year).  If you are interested please get in touch with the Choir Master Steve Bray on 07989 182627 or email: urbanvoicechoir@btinternet.com

[Posted 14 January 2015]


Swan Singers, a warm, friendly and vibrant new choir of about 35 voices, based in Kineton, south Warwickshire, is looking for an accompanist to join them on Tuesday evenings.  This "choir for everyone" sings all types of music from classical to contemporary and is under the leadership of a very experienced and enthusiastic musical director.  They perform locally, sometimes joining up with other choirs for larger concerts.  This is a lovely opportunity for someone to hone their skills, and to become a valued member of very supportive group and they will be made most welcome.  Expenses will be paid.  Please contact Gill on 01926 338205 or email admin@swansingers.uk

[Posted 12 January 2015]


Accompanists/Pianists/Organist - Jobs Wanted
 
Anthony Merryweather, versatile and highly experienced accompanist available for accompanying choirs and other musicians. Excellent piano and organ sight reading and transcription skills. Southern counties and London. Anthony can be contacted at www.mraccompanist.co.uk Tel: 07712 833705

Charlie Penn BMus(Hons) - Energetic and versatile pianist with a diverse range of accompaniment experience across all styles of music. Skilled sight reader and choral conductor, so willing to provide sectional support in rehearsals as necessary. Able to travel, and can provide own stage piano and amplification if required. Please contact cpenn87@yahoo.co.uk or 07704 856887


Helen Earey, BMus(Hons), London; PGCE, Roehampton. Experienced as an accompanist for choirs, singers and instrumentalists, available for freelance and regular work with choirs in Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire region.  Professional and reliable. Telephone 07507637565 /01614421143. Email helenschoolofmusic@gmail.com  www.helenschoolofmusic.wordpress.com


Paul Wardell, BMus(Hons), MEd, PGCE, ARCO, NPQH, Fellow of the ISM. Over 40 years experience as an organist / accompanist / pianist / harpsichord continuo available for freelance work in the mid/north Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire region. Telephone 07867 943810 / 01686 628803. Email p.wardell1@btinternet.com


Samuel Day (BMus Hons, MMus in Performance) - Experienced accompanist and pianist with good sight reading skills looking for performance/accompanying work in the West Midlands area. Available for choral rehearsals, concert accompaniment, weddings/events and music exams. My contact details are 07532220021 or email sam_day360@hotmail.com


Fran Ringer - I am currently finishing my final year on the MA Piano Accompaniment course at the Royal Academy of Music. I have accompanied many choirs, large full chorus to smaller scale chamber groups. I play various styles including musical theatre, jazz, baroque and classical. I am currently based in London and prepared to travel. My contact details are 07796062380 or email francesringer1@gmail.com.

 


Elizabeth Edwards Dip Mus Ed RSAMD, LRAM ( Pfte T) LTCL (PfteT) LGSM ( Singing T) LLCM ( Singing P) PGCE  FISM. Seeking opportunities in Thirsk/Northallerton/Darlington area.  Pianist with good sight reading skills. Trained at RSAMD. Available for choral rehearsals , occasional rehearsals and concert accompaniment. See my website www.E-for-Entertainment.co.uk or phone 07502221887 for more information.


Peter Luck, Accompanist (pianist and organist), experienced in many musical genres, seeks position with a choir based in Wirral/ Chester,/Cheshire area. Good sight-reader, sensitive and adaptable musician. Please contact Peter on 07525395302."


Neil Bolton is an experienced piano accompanist, having played for a range of children’s, mixed voice and male voice choirs for the last 20 years in the Sandwell & Dudley area.  He regularly plays for a local male voice choir as well as playing church organ in several local churches.  If you need an accompanist, or someone to provide back ground music at your event, please email nrbolton@me.com or phone 0780 567 7376.


Jonathan Musgrave is looking for accompaniment work in and around London. Experienced accompanist and repetiteur. His website is www.jonathanmusgrave.co.uk


Rob Thomas (BMus Hons) is a pianist with many years of experience of accompanying choirs and soloists (on piano and organ) and an excellent sight-reader. He is available for one-off sessions and short term cover for choral groups as well as exam accompaniment for instrumentalists or singers. He also has experience with accompanying ballet classes and RAD exam syllabus music. Available in Oxfordshire, Bucks and West Berks areas, but prepared to travel further. Tel 07814-578-798


Gina Eason - Very capable and  experienced lady accompanist and organist seeks accompanying work on Tuesday evenings in Surrey/ Sussex area. Also available, at short notice, to play for weddings, funerals. music exams, festivals  etc .Fluent keyboard skills, excellent sightreader. Please email keyboardistic@aol.com


Shari-Ann Bolton is an Organist/Director  of  Music. She needs to find another Organist position because her current church is going to close. Contact email shariann.bolton@gmail.com  Tel 07595484821 


Glen Capra is looking for performing/accompanying work anywhere in UK, within reason. He is based in Brighton. His contact details are email address  glencapra@gmail.com or telephone 07797 182034.


Nick Jeavons is a piano accompanist seeking now based in SE London. He can be contacted on 078281323334 or by email via nick.jeavons@gmail.com


George Haynes (BA Hons) is currently an alto Lay Clerk at Peterborough Cathedral, and a recent graduate of the University of York. He is available as an experienced accompanist (piano & organ), singer (countertenor), and choral director. He has worked at York Minster, Wells Cathedral, and All Saints' Church, Northampton. Please contact on georgehaynes500@yahoo.co.uk or 07758845544.


Experienced professional organist/church musician and recitalist (RCO qualified) available for concerts/recitals, accompaniment/continuo. Based in Woking area of Surrey. davidoldfield678@btinternet.com ; 01932 874664.


Experienced Female Church Organist available  some Sundays, weddings, rites of passage (often at short notice for funerals) South Staffs, Mid Staffs, Warwickshire, West Derbyshire, West midlands including the wider Birmingham area. References available. 01543 254133 (e-mail almamater3@aol.com)

Experienced Organist (LTCL), accompanist and choral conductor in the Huddersfield area available for Church Services, Choir / Choral rehearsals and performances.  Available for ‘one offs’, short term cover and projects. May consider a longer term commitment following a mutually acceptable trial period. Particularly interested in Small to medium size secular or Church choirs and small size Choral Societies.  Contact details; Graham Kennedy gfk@hotmail.co.uk Tel 01484 711841


 
Choirs seeking Singers

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]


Lumen is recruiting new members in all voice parts. Lumen is a mixed SATB amateur chamber choir based in the City of London, rehearsing weekly on Monday evenings at St James. With 16 members, the choir is built by those with an absolute passion for choral music, focused on delivering stunning modern and ancient choral polyphony. Auditions will be held towards the end of April, with 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 4 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]


Glits are an Edinburgh based ladies’ choir and we are looking for new members to join us – both sopranos and altos. Rehearsals are enjoyable and rewarding. We work hard but there is always time for fun, laughter and making new friends.  We meet on a Tuesday night in Barclay Viewforth Church Hall, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh EH10 4HR. The music we sing is very varied - from modern, classical and spirituals to pop and movie favourites. We alternate between concert performances and shows. Proceeds from our performances are donated to local and Scottish charities. Please see our website http://www.glits.org.uk/GLITS/Welcome.html Auditions 7.30 pm on Tuesday 5 January 2016. Email glits@hotmail.co.uk or phone Morag tel 0131 663 3747.”

[Posted 24 December 2015]


Sine Nomine Singers, an auditioned chamber choir of 20-25 singers based in Hillingdon, West London, is recruiting tenors and basses for the Spring Term. A lovely programme for the April concert includes Vivaldi Magnificat, Faure Requiem, Mozart Missa Brevis in D - all with chamber orchestra. Please contact Musical Director, Richard Thomas via rhetredici@gmail.com

[Posted 18 December 2015]


Whitehall Choir would love to hear from any singers who are interested in joining them, but particularly tenors and basses.  Short, informal auditions take place after a few weeks of singing with us on a trial basis. We rehearse in St Peter's Eaton Square near to Victoria Station in London on Tuesday evenings. For more information, please visit the Choir’s website www.whitehallchoir.org.uk

[Posted 11 December 2015]


Walsall Harmonic Male Voice Choir are a small friendly choir looking for a singers to  supplement our existing numbers. We practise on Monday nights 8.00–10.00pm in the Chuckery Club, Walsall (WS1). We are a non-audition choir, so if you have a reasonable voice, with the ability to follow a tune, we can find an appropriate slot for you and help you through the music. For more information please contact bob.share@talktalk.net

[Posted 7 December 2015]


If you have been thinking of joining a choir, come along in the New Year to Ruddington and District Choral Society. We will be singing the Nelson Mass by Haydn and the Vivaldi Gloria, both great pieces and enjoyable to sing, with rehearsals starting in January.

We meet Monday evenings at St Peter’s Junior School, Ruddington NG11 6GB at 7 15 pm.  You can come along to try it out before deciding to join.  Phone 0115 9211451 and see our website www.spanglefish.com/ruddingtonanddistrictchoralsociety/

[Posted 2 December 2015]


Moving Chamber Choir (based in Highgate, North London), seeks two sopranos and one bass, to join the choir in January 2016. The choir is small (c.18 members), friendly and sociable, takes it's music-making seriously, and aims for a high standard. Prospective members are encouraged to attend one or two rehearsals before taking a short audition with the choir's MD, Patrick Allies. The choir's 2015-16 season ranges from a concert of Music for Voices and Viols to French Cathedral Music of the 20th century, and will include a weekend tour to Paris in late February. For more information about the choir please visit http://movingchamberchoir.com, and to find out about how to join, please email Mary Maddison (memaddison@hotmail.co.uk).

[Posted 24 November 2015]


TREDICI Chamber Choir - based at St Giles in the Fields - is recruiting one tenor and one bass from January 2016. We are an auditioned choir of around 34 singers specialising in a cappella sacred music from the 15th Century to the present day. We rehearse for just one hour a week, on Monday lunchtimes during termtime, at St Giles in the Fields (just next to Centre Point and Tottenham Court Road tube). We perform 6-7 free lunchtime and teatime concerts a year at some of Central London's most beautiful and well-known churches. High standards and friendly banter abound. Please contact Richard Thomas via rhetredici@gmail.com and do visit: www.TrediciChoir.org

[Posted 10 November 2015]


Meantime Chorus, London - We are a brand new Men's Barbershop/A Cappella Chorus in London. Our first rehearsal is on Thursday 19th November at 18:30 in Deptford. (Tha Albany, SE8 4AG) Until Christmas, it's just £2 per rehearsal. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/119263768435028/

[Posted 9 November 2015]


Wooburn Singers is an auditioned chamber choir, rehearsing on Wednesday evenings in Beaconsfield School & performing in various churches in South Buckinghamshire.  We start rehearsals on Oct 28th for a concert of a capella Christmas music (Dec 19th).  Also next term will be performing Rachmaninov Vespers (March 12th).  New singers welcome. Contact via our website at www.wooburnsingers.org.uk

[Posted 24 October 2015]


Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir is seeking to new members in all sections – but in particular we have vacancies for sopranos. We are holding an Open Rehearsal on Monday 16th November 2015 - 7.45 to 9.45 Methodist Church, The Close, Blandford, DT11 7HA.This will give a chance to sample a choir rehearsal This Open Rehearsal is an opportunity for singers of reasonable ability and sight reading to join the choir for an evening rehearsal as we prepare Rheinberger’s Cantus Missae in E flat for double choir. To reserve a place please contact Sue Wyatt – 01722 710511 or sue.wyatt@dial.pipex.com  www.bschoir.org.uk

[Posted 22 October 2015]


Hackney Singers have current vacancies until January for Tenors and Basses.  We are a large choir of approximately 150 people based in Hackney but with singers from far and wide. We present at least 2 major concerts a year, working with professional orchestras and soloists as well as a Xmas charity fund raising carol service in December. The next major concert will be a performance of Verdi's Requiem in April.  We have an open door policy and do not hold auditions - everybody, regardless of experience is welcome to join our Thursday night rehearsals at Saint Lukes Church off Morning Lane, London E9 6RT. If you are interested contact the membership secretary via the 'How do I Join' section at http://hackneysingers.org.uk/join-us/

[Posted 19 October 2015]


Hereford Chamber Choir was founded in 1983, and currently consists of around 30 mixed voices. The choir performs about six concerts each academic year in churches and other venues across Herefordshire and the West Midlands. We perform a wide variety of music from the choral repertoire, both sacred and secular, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir also enjoys singing for services at cathedrals and abbeys. We are always willing to hear from new members – currently we have vacancies for tenors and basses. If you enjoy singing choral music to a high standard and would like to join a friendly and sociable group, please contact our Music Director, Simon Harper – simonjharper@hotmail.co.uk We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford. An informal audition with the Music Director will take place after attendance at a couple of rehearsals.

[Posted 10 October 2015]


St. Barnabas Church, Ealing is seeking to recruit four choral singers (SATB) to lead on each of the four parts for the Sunday Eucharist, supplementing the established voluntary choir.  Sunday services are at 10.30am, with a rehearsal beforehand at 9.40am. The fee would be £50 per Sunday, 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 29 September 2015]


The Scottish Chamber Choir is a small Chamber choir of around 25 singers based in Edinburgh.  We approach a wide-ranging repertoire with fresh ideas and an enthusiasm for making new musical connections. Since it’s formation in 1968 the choir has performance throughout Scotland to great acclaim. The SCC takes pride in singing a broad spectrum of music: ancient to contemporary, sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella.

We have an exciting season ahead as we embark on working with 4 different Music Directors over the next 15 months. They are Iain McLarty,  Steven Griffin, Walter Thomson and Robert Dick. Our first concert of the season is taking place on Saturday 21st November in Old St Paul’s Church and the repertoire includes – Durufle’s  Requiem, Poulenc – Quatre Motets pour le temps Noel, and music by a variety of Scottish Contemporary composers. Iain McLarty is our MD for this concert. We also have singing development workshops and our next one in March 2016 will be led by Scott Ingles Kidger.

We rehearse on a Monday evening at Stewarts Melville in the West End of Edinburgh during term time, between 7:15 and 9:30. We have vacancies for altos, tenors and basses and if you are interested in finding out more, please email us on info@scottishchamberchoir.org.uk and take a look at our website www.scottishchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 11 September 2015]


The Godwine Choir are currently seeking new singers in all parts (particularly tenors and basses). The choir comprises 25 experienced amateur singers working as students and young professionals in London. The choir performs 6 concerts per year in prestigious venues, most recently Buckfast Abbey and St. Clement Danes, Westminster. Repertoire is varied: performance highlights include Copland’s Old American Songs, Ravel’s Trois Chansons and Allegri’s Miserere.

The choir rehearses regularly on Wednesdays 18:45 - 20:30 in St. George the Martyr Church, conveniently located opposite Borough tube station near London Bridge. Friendly auditions will take place on the afternoon of 7th October, and will consist of sight-singing and aural tests. Please contact the musical director Edward Hughes on director@godwinechoir.org to arrange an audition time.

[Posted 4 September 2015]


Whitehall Choir are looking for singers - We are an auditioned choir of 65 members who aspire to first-class amateur choral singing. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented singers to enjoy our wide-ranging repertoire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our Director of Music is the distinguished musician and musicologist Paul Spicer and our Accompanist and Assistant Conductor is the pianist and organist Ian Tindale, winner of the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Accompanist Award.

Rehearsals - Tuesday evenings during terms, 6.30-9.00 pm, at St Peter’s Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL. Next season’s terms begin on:

• 8 September 2015

• 5 January 2016

• 12 April 2016

Concerts, tours and events - The choir performs four times a year at London venues, often with professional orchestras. We hold regular Come & Sing events, led by Paul Spicer, and vocal workshops. A highlight next season is our choir tour to Vienna, 28 April to 2 May 2016.

Forthcoming concerts

• Handel’s Athalia

Tuesday 17 November

St John’s Smith Square, SW1P 3HA

• Christmas Concert

Monday 14 December

St Peter’s Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL

• Four Centuries of English Song

Thursday 21 April 2016

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ

• Summer Concert

Thursday 14 July 2016

St James’s Piccadilly, W1J 9LL

We would love to hear from singers in all voice parts Interested in joining us? Email: joinus@whitehallchoir.org or visit our web site: www.whitehallchoir.org.uk

[Posted 3 September 2015]


Horsham Chamber Choir needs BASSES! We are a busy and friendly Choir based in Horsham, West Sussex and are in need of a few more basses. There are around 30 of us of all ages and including a couple of students. We rehearse on Thursday evenings during term time. For more details and for our programme for the season please go to www.horsham-chamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 3 September 2015]


Hampstead Chamber Choir would like to recruit one or two tenors and a strong alto.  The choir rehearses in St. Peter’s, Belsize Park on Wednesday evenings, and performs four concerts a year.  HCC conductor is Dominic Brennan, and its repertoire is varied and interesting, this year embracing amongst others: Gabrieli, Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Villette and Duruflé.  2015/16 will see an exchange with a choir in Paris.  An audition will be required after one or two rehearsals. Please contact the membership secretary:  muriel.hall@blueyonder.co.uk

[Posted 25 August 2015]


Crown Court Church of Scotland (Covent Garden) invites interest from singers of all voice parts to sing permanently with its choir. The choir is currently a small group of experienced and dedicated singers. The church originally known as the Kirk of the Crown of Scotland was established in Covent Garden in 1719 and the current building was erected on the same site in 1909. If you are an experienced singer who enjoys singing a varied repertoire then we would like to hear from you. Our current repertoire ranges from 16th Century to present-day compositions and commissions, so experience of sight-reading is an advantage. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday morning just before service; the choir sings at morning service only.

The choir sings in occasional concerts throughout the year, the next being a concert of early music (including music by Palestrina, Weelkes, Victoria and Tallis) in September with period instrumentalists. As well as a Christmas concert and the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols, the choir usually leads carol singing in Trafalgar Square at a Christian Aid event in December. In the past, the choir has also gone on tour to various places including Paris and Rome. For more information please contact the organist, Geoffrey Higgins, at organist@crowncourtchurch.org.uk

[Posted 20 August 2015]


The Fourth Choir, semi-pro LGBT-friendly chamber choir, London are seeking advanced choral singers from September, LGBT+ friendly (all welcome) semi-pro chamber choir (London). Excellent pro conductor Dominic Peckham, frequent varied performances, international travel this year. Founded 2013, current members a mix of pros, former choral scholars, and experienced amateurs. Great social experience as well as musical quality.

Date - auditions Sept 2015 (a Thursday evening TBC), to join on an ongoing basis, rehearsals usually Thurs evenings
Venue - audition/rehearse near Angel/Kings Cross
Voice/s required - all considered
Fee/expenses? - a charity, no fee
Repertoire - classical: extensive & varied, all eras, new commissions, not middle-of-the-road. (Must be able to read music.)
Rehearsals - weekly Thursdays plus others when necessary, min80% attendance

Apply via website - see also for upcoming events that you could join us for! www.thefourthchoir.com

[Posted 20 August 2015]


Bournemouth University Choir seeks new members for an ambitious and exciting new season. With 120 singers, including students, staff and community members we will be performing Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Mealor’s ‘Stabat Mater’, Mozart’s ‘Vespers’ and Elgar’s ‘The Music Makers’ in Winchester Cathedral. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm and all are welcome. For more information email musicadmin@bournemouth.ac.uk

[Posted 13 August 2015]


London City Voices are a community choir based in central London and we're looking for new members, both male and female. We're a non-audition, non-religious choir with a fun, contemporary repertoire. Our rehearsals are suitable for singers of all levels, whether you're a singing superstar or a complete beginner. We have 3 branches which rehearse weekly - Mondays in Soho, Tuesdays in Canary Wharf and Wednesdays in the City of London. Rehearsals are 6.30-8.00pm and are always followed by a trip to the pub.

We have 3 large concerts a year (combined with our Soho and City of London branches) and plenty of other smaller performances such as singing in tube stations. Rehearsals are £10 per session, £95 per term (3 terms per year) or £250 for the whole year. With the term and year options, you can go to any/all of our branches for no extra cost! Your first session is free so come along and see what we're like. No need to book, just turn up.

We're an extremely friendly & sociable bunch of like-minded people who want to make a good sound and have some fun at the same time. As well as performances, we have many social events throughout the year, and this year we've been on two European holidays together. Please do have a look at our website (www.londoncityvoices.co.uk) for more info, examples of our repertoire and videos of our previous performances. Or please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions at all

[Posted 11 August 2015]


Sing with London Forest Choir. Want to sing some of the great choral works - including in 2015-16 Mendelssohns's Elijah and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis? We are Walthamstow-based and are looking for new members in all parts. We’re friendly and enthusiastic, with a wide repertoire and lots of concerts. Come along to our free open rehearsal to see for yourself and to meet members of the choir over refreshments Monday 21 September 2015 7.30pm  The Cornerstone 149 Canterbury Road E10 6EH Email mail@londonforestchoir.org

[Posted 8 August 2015]


Addison Singers Music Director, David Wordsworth, has an exciting year of choral opportunities arranged for the Addison Chamber Choir and is looking for talented and committed singers to join the current group. This coming season the choir will perform at St Martin-in-the Fields, at King’s Place (as part of the ‘Minimalism Unwrapped Festival’ – the music of Gavin Bryars with the composer and his ensemble) and give the London premiere of ‘Eventide’ by Patrick Hawes, at a concert to remember Edith Cavell. The choir has also been invited to perform at the St Magnus Festival, Orkney in the summer of 2016. These performances are in addition to the termly Addison Singers concerts in conjunction with the Oratorio Choir, starting with Handel’s Messiah in December.

 

David Wordsworth is also Artistic Director of ‘Singing Shakespeare’, a major project supported by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust running for three years, focusing on choirs the world over singing new and existing settings of Shakespeare texts. The Addison Chamber Choir sang a programme of Shakespeare texts at the Garrick Temple to Shakespeare in Hampton recently along with a new arrangement of Stephen Sondheim’s song ‘Fear no More’ that David has undertaken with the permission of the composer. There are likely to be more opportunities for involvement with this project during the next year, not least performances in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Globe Theatre to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death

 

The Addison Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of around 24-30 singers who meet for weekly and occasional weekend rehearsals during the 10-week term. The Chamber Choir sing a large repertoire but have become particularly known for the performance of music by a wide range of contemporary composers, many of whom have written pieces especially for the choir. There are also occasionally some small, solo opportunities for all voice parts.

 

Bursary - A bursary to attract and retain young singers who demonstrate exceptional talent and wish to join the Chamber Choir may be available on application. The bursary covers all fees and music for one year and is conditional on also joining the Oratorio Choir and committing to singing at all Chamber and Oratorio Choir performances during the year. 

 

To arrange an informal audition for the Chamber Choir, contact Julie Davies, our Membership Coordinator on 07531 447960, or email us at info@addison-singers.org.uk - Website: http://www.addison-singers.org.uk/classical-choirs/choir-details

 

[Posted 8 August 2015]


Come and join Ruddington & District to sing Choral Music in September. The choir meets again in September, so it is a good time to join us to start practising for our November Concert.  We had some new members join last year, and would welcome more new singers. We sing a variety of music including Handel and Mozart, Bach, Poulenc and Faure.  Recently we did a joint concert with Burton Joyce Choir.  Although reading music helps, it is not essential and there are websites which help singers rehearse their different parts.

The choir, Ruddington and District Choral Society, has singers from the South Nottingham area.  We meet on Monday evenings at 7 15 pm at St Peter’s Junior School NG11 6GB.  Our first day back is Monday 7th September.  See www.spanglefish.com/ruddingtonanddistrictchoralsociety/  or phone 0115 9211451 to know more.

[Posted 28 July 2015]


The Ionian Singers - Bursaries for tenors and basses -  The Ionian Singers (Musical Director Timothy Salter) are offering bursaries for tenors and basses of £600 each to run from September 2015 to July 2016.  The bursaries involve participation in 3-4 performances within the 11 month period and at least 6 Tuesday evening rehearsals for each concert as well as rehearsal and concert on the day. Payment will be made in instalments at the end of each session (September-December, January-March, April-July). 

 

The Ionian Singers is a London-based chamber choir of c 25 voices with a national and international reputation based on performances and recordings.  Repertoire is from the Renaissance to 21st century with an emphasis on less familiar and contemporary music. Rehearsals are in Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road, London SE1 7DQ on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

 

Applicants, who should be under 35 years of age and possess good sight reading ability and choral experience, are invited to an audition and interview on the evenings of 8th or 15th September 2015.  Please contact the secretary, Ulla Gray by 4th September at:  info@ioniansingers.co.uk  Website www.ioniansingers.co.uk
 

[Posted 24 July 2015]


The Royal Memorial Chapel Choir, Sandhurst arev seeking Choristers. Known throughout the area as the church choir of choice, the Royal Memorial Chapel Choir is undergoing reorganisation in 2015. The repertoire will remain broad and, at times, very demanding. The choir is, in essence, an ‘auditioned’ choir but voluntary. We have several vacancies in all four voice parts. The need is for good sight-readers and aurally aware musicians, not simply ‘brilliant’ singers. An ability to blend is essential as, whilst there are solos from time to time, ability as an ensemble singer is prerequisite. The building is a large edifice (seating in excess of 1,000 people), so a well produced voice is essential.

Over the past six years the Choir have visited New York City and State and in 2012 commissioned a carol by Cecilia McDowall (publ. OUP). We are awaiting a setting of the RMAS collect commissioned from British composer, Bob Chilcott (2016). The Chapel is a much used but calm and prayerful centre of the Royal Military Academy which is a vibrant and busy learning environment. The Chapel is also regarded as the spiritual home of the British Army Officer Corps. The regular choir and the deputy list would welcome any potential singers and they are invited to contact the Choir Administrator, Jackie Keay  admin@christchurchsingers.org  for further details.  

More details about the Royal Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst and the Chapel Choir, music list, recordings and tours can be found on the choir’s website. There are also links on the website to application forms etc.: www.christchurchsingers.org

[Posted 1 May 2015]


ENKELIT, singers of a cappella Finnish music. Singers, in particular first sopranos, needed for small upper voice choir, established 11 years, singing contemporary a cappella music in Finnish. Recent appearances on Radio 3 and at Narbeth A Cappella Vocal Festival. Suitable for those with classical or folk background. Decent sight reading ability, part holding and affinity with the music required. No divas or warblers. Rehearsals all day first Sunday of the month in York. For more information and sound clips visit www.enkelit.org.uk  Message us on Facebook @EnkelitSingers or email caroline.lewis@zen.co.uk


Join Our Brand New Open Access Islington Community Choir! We meet every Sunday 17:30–19:30 and then weekly every Sunday at St Gabriel’s Community Centre (Islington Chinese Association) 21 Hatchard Road London N19 4NG. (Archway underground and Upper Holloway overground stations Car parking available). £5 a session or £12 (in cash on the door please!) for four sessions booked in advance. Open to anyone aged 16 and over of any singing ability— no prior musical knowledge needed! Led by Qualified singing teacher, musician and professional jazz singer Ryan O’Riordan. For more information join our mailing list singinachoir-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk or go to http://bit.ly/singinachoir or just turn up! Find us on Twitter @IslingtonChoir and Facebook Islington Choir.


Paid Choir Vacancies in Harrow, NW London St. George's Headstone, an Anglo-Catholic church in Harrow, is currently in the process of expanding a high-quality music programme at the church and, as a next step, will be recruiting four professional singers (SATB) to lead on each of the four parts for the Sunday Eucharist, mostly performing as a quartet. The church offers traditional services using the 1549 Book of Common Prayer liturgy, and the idea is to complement this with one or two choral items each week. We are blessed with a fine Rothwell organ, one of the best Steinway concert grands in London, and a very supportive vicar and congregation. The Sunday service would be at 11am (just under an hour normally), with a 9.50am rehearsal immediately before. We would be looking for the singers to start in June, with auditions next month. The fee would be £60 per Sunday. All applications and enquiries to Huw Jones, Organist and Director of Music, on huwjones1981@hotmail.com.


The Chester St Cecilia Singers based in Chester, we are looking to recruit suitably experienced singers to help us develop the choir. Our SATB choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the Song School of Chester Cathedral and performs concerts usually on either Wednesday or Saturday evenings throughout Cheshire and surrounding counties. We also occasionally sing the weekend services at major UK Cathedrals and a few years ago appeared on television singing ITV's Christmas service. In the future we will also consider the possibility of a tour. Whilst specialising in the performance of sacred music we also sing non-sacred music and are looking to expand our repertoire in this area. If you are interested or would like further information , please contact the secretary via: secretary@stcecilia.co.uk or phone 01257 278670.

Siren Sisters, a 10 voice all-female group based in Ashton Keynes, near Cirencester (!)  have a vacancy for an experienced Soprano 2 / Alto 1.  Good singing in good company with an interesting and diverse repertoire (pop, jazz, medieval, Queen, classical, R&B, Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjelo – variety is our USP!).  Rehearsals on Sunday evenings in term time, 4-5 performances a year.  Call Graham Loveday on 01285 861207 or email graham.loveday@tiscali.co.uk for more information.


Take Twenty, north London based jazz choir, is looking for two top sopranos and one tenor. We have over 300 wonderful 'in house' arrangements of jazz standards, latin, traditional and popular tunes. You must be prepared to commit to weekly Thursday rehearsals, read music and commit to learning off book for 3 concerts a year. We work to a high standard and have a lot of fun.

Check out our website for more information and hear samples of what we sing www.take-twenty.co.uk  Contact us at info@take-twenty.co.uk.


Slough Philharmonic Society Chorus are offering two choral scholarships to run from September 2015-May 2016. We seek a dynamic male (tenor preferred) and female singer to join our choir of 80 voices. Successful candidates will be paid £800 per annum, reviewable on an annual basis. Payment is in monthly installments by invoice, dependent on attendance and completion of duties for that period.

Duties: 1.     Attend and sing in all choral rehearsals, Mondays 19.30-21.30, Burnham Grammar School; dress rehearsals and performance dates TBC in December 2015, February 2016 and May 2016. 2.     Provide leadership to the other singers in the chorus. 3.  As directed by the chorus director, take sectional rehearsals and lead sessions in training chorus members in sight singing, musicianship and vocal coaching 4.  Deputise for the chorus master on occasion

Person Specification: Essential ·  A reliable self starter with good personal and organisation skills ·  Competent and experienced choral singer · Able sight reader ·  Experience leading vocal coaching and musicianship sessions · Be understanding of the challenges faced by amateur singers, and be ready with strategies to support them 

Desirable · A qualified singer · Competent piano skills, including score reading and accompanying · Music Teaching qualification, or training to be a music teacher · Choral conducting experience and training

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Rebecca Berkley at rebecca.berkley@btinternet.com outlining how you feel you meet the criteria above. Closing date for applications is 13.4.15. Selection will be by interview and audition, probably in the week starting 11.5.15.  For more information about the chorus, please read the attached chorus welcome letter, repertoire list and review our website at www.sloughphil.org.uk. You are welcome to contact Rebecca Berkley, chorus director, on 07500 847124 for an informal discussion about this role.  


St James, Briercliffe, Church Choir Burnley (a Church of England Parish which is an active member of the RSCM) is seeking new trebles, sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, for their main church choir or associates choir. The Choir sings both Eucharist (weekly) and Choral Evensong services (a few times a year), under the direction of their Organist & Choirmaster, Jonathan Hartley. St James, Briercliffe, Church is home to an original Foster & Andrews two manual organ dating back to 1865. Other features of the choir include: a strong chorister section, social events, community singing and occasional concerts.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic singers enjoy membership of the choir because of their love of music.  The ethos of the choir would suit anyone who enjoys singing.  There is no need for previous experience; nor the need to read musi; nor to conduct an audition.  Just come along each Friday evening for choir practice and the Sunday service or special events if an associate member.  All are welcome. If you wish to find out more visit http://www.briercliffestjames.co.uk/#!choir/c95p or email Jonathan Hartley at  briercliffestjamescc@gmail.com


The Addison Singers is a well established and vibrant West London group of choirs that performs in London and surrounds, and also on short tours both nationally and abroad. The Addison Chamber Choir have a good reputation and are now auditioning for a couple of new members in all voice parts.  Reasonably good sight reading and a willingness to work hard and commit to concerts is necessary, but we are a friendly bunch and there are plenty of opportunities for socialising too.  2015 will see concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields (including music by Gabrieli, Gesualdo, Lauridsen, Arvo Part and Mozart) ; choral works with Latin American associations by Copland, Whitacre and Golijov (St Peter's, Notting Hill) ; Shakespeare settings by a wide range of composers (Garrick's Temple, Hampton); a concert to celebrate American Independence Day and an invitation to lead a service at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, that will feature the music of Gabriel Jackson. In October the choir has been invited to take place in the 'Minimalism Unwrapped Festival' at King's Place - for this they will be joined again by the composer Gavin Bryars and his ensemble.

 

Bursary
A bursary to attract and retain singers who demonstrate exceptional talent and wish to join the Chamber Choir may be available on application. The bursary covers all fees and music for one year and is conditional on also joining the Oratorio Choir and committing to singing at all Chamber and Oratorio Choir performances during the year.
To arrange an informal audition for the Chamber Choir or for more information, contact our Administrator on 07531 447960, email us at info@addison-singers.org.uk, or see our website http://www.addison-singers.org.uk/classical-choirs/choir-details.   From April there will also be opportunities to sing in our larger non-auditioned Oratorio Choir, or one of our two Jazz Choirs.  See website for more details.


The New Tottenham Singers are a flourishing amateur choir looking for new members to add to our group of experienced voices and section leaders.  You will have sung to a high standard at school, college or University, and/or been part of choirs or choral societies in the past.  You may have had some time away from such activities, but in any case, The New Tottenham Singers could be the new sense of enthusiasm for high quality choral singing you are looking for in an environment where your skills and experience will be appreciated and respected.   

Following the success of our Mozart Requiem and Choral Evensong at Merton College, Oxford last year, we already have the Fauré Requiem and John Rutter's Gloria programmed for 2015.  We always perform these major works with the full orchestration, so if you would like to be part of a fun choir that sings a hugely diverse repertoire to a high standard whilst maintaining an active and enjoyable social life alongside smaller concerts of lighter music, The New Tottenham Singers is for you. 

An ability to read music is highly desirable but not completely essential.  We value ability, commitment and positive enthusiasm above all else, and meet on Tuesday evenings during school term times between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, N15 4RX - five minutes walk from Seven Sisters (Victoria Line and London Overground).There are no auditions and we would like to welcome new members in all voice parts (SATB).

Please visit our website, www.tottenhamsingers.com, email info@tottenhamsingers.com for more information, or simply turn up and sing with us!


Cheshire Community Choirs have, at present, 4 choirs. Bramhall community choir takes place on Wednesday evenings 8-9.30 and Fridays 2-3.30pm at bramhall Methodist church. Heald green choir is on Tuesday mornings 10-11.30 at st Catherine's church heald green and knutsford community choir, Fridays 11am-12.30pm at knutsford Methodist church.

In April we are launching 2 new choirs in wilmslow and alderley edge.  Anyone interested in joining any of these choirs can come along for a free session and decide if it's what they are looking for! The ethos of these choirs is to have fun in a non pressured environment, there are no auditions and anyone, regardless of ability, is welcome Please call Kate Firth on 07794 050591 or check out the website www.cheshirecommunitychoirs.com


Resonet is a long established non-audition chamber choir based in Plymouth singing mostly sacred early music. We perform around 6 times a year in beautiful old historic buildings in Devon and Cornwall.
We have vacancies in all voice parts and would welcome new members. Prospective members are invited to join us from 8-10pm on Thursday evenings to listen or sing with us at Christ the King church on Notte Street. Or come to one of our concerts. Lifts are offered to both rehearsals and concerts. Non sightreaders will be supported but should be prepared to take extra sessions. Our termly subscription is £15 and you will not be asked for any money until you have decided to stay. We have special rates for students. Follow us on Facebook "Resonet". For more information please contact Martyn martyn.oates@bbc.co.uk or Rose 07746971286

Cantoris is a chamber choir from the Frodsham/Northwich area.  Our aim is to perform interesting and challenging music to the highest standard. Most recently, we accompanied Russell Watson in his Christmas concert at Liverpool Cathedral and stood in for Chester Cathedral Choir for a weekend.  We are looking to recruit a small number of enthusiastic and talented singers in all parts. You will need strong sight-reading ability, be able to hold a part on your own or in a small group, and be willing and able to commit to attend fortnightly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings. For more information please contact our Musical Director Ken Fayle on 07711 058835 or contact us though our website www.cantoris.me.uk


The Octavian Singers rehearse at St Dunstan's Church, Woking on Tuesday evening in term time from 8-10pm. To audition please contact us at info@theoctaviansingers.org or by calling Laura Brown on 01483 232232. We welcome applications from experienced singers, and it is necessary to have reasonable sight-reading skills. More details about the choir and repertoire at www.theoctaviansingers.org


The Renaissance Choir has a vacancy for a 1st soprano. The semi-professional chamber choir is based in Emsworth, Hampshire and rehearses on Friday evenings. We’ve performed in many of Europe’s finest venues, including Santiago da Compostela, Notre-Dame de Paris and cathedrals in Lisbon, Krakow, Valencia and Lecce. The choir’s 40th anniversary is in 2016, when we expect to perform Spem in Alium in both the UK and in Rome. Our core Renaissance repertoire is balanced by works by composers such as MacMillan, Poulenc and Whitacre. We are both friendly and high achieving; it is unusual for us to have a vacancy. More details may be found on our website: http://www.renaissancechoir.org.uk/


All Saints, Wokingham: Are you a good sight-reader who enjoys singing Choral Evensong?  We have an excellent treble section and we are looking for ATB to come and sing Choral Evensong with them twice a month.  Pre-service rehearsal only, with no requirement to attend evening practices or morning services.  A good knowledge of the traditional Anglican repertoire & Anglican chant is essential.  For further details, please contact Richard Smith on directorofmusic@allsaintswokingham.org.uk or visit www.allsaintsmusic.org.uk to see our full range of our activities.


Opus Five, Ongar. Essex Our choir  who practice at Budworth Hall Ongar Essex  would like to invite new male members who sing Bass or Tenor, Altos and sopranos are also welcome. Our friendly group meet on Wednesda evenings.  We perform concerts and sing at a yearly carol service in December. Our broad repertoire includes Ecclesiastical, Classical, Modern show musical, Victorian,  middle English, early 20th century, English, Celtic  and American folk.  Our group welcomes singers who are keen and do not exclude those who cannot read music. Please contact for any further details and we would love to hear from you!  Conract: joy.c@btinternet.com


The Heritage Masterworks Chorale (Director Tim Knight) are a Leeds based touring choir and are for the first time inviting others singers to sing with them when they go on tour, this is an exciting opportunity especially for singers whose own choirs do not tour. This is a Thursday to Sunday Tour at the End of October 2015 and full details are being finalised at the moment. We welcome expressions of interest from  singers and audience members who may like to join us on this tour, (places are strictly limited), we can promise, fine music, an inspirational conductor, time for sightseeing and many laughs!

Contact timknightmusic@hotmail.co.uk or look for details on the Heritage Masterworks chorale website www.heritagechorale.org.uk


The Dowsing Sound Collective - Hammersmith and The Dowsing Sound Collective - Camden are looking for men and women that want to sing - that crave brilliance, want a creative outlet that they're just not getting, or have had enough of grey.  We'll add pro & semi-pro musicians and gig you in brilliant music venues.  You may have lots of experience, or it may be limited to the car or the shower.  Either is fine - we have singers from the West End, jazz clubs, indie & punk bands, acoustic sessions, cathedral choirs and those that have never done this before. All are welcome, most have stayed. http://thedowsingsoundcollective.com/joining-dowsing/singers-wanted

Bromley Parish Church offers four choral scholarships of £400 per annum to student singers of sixth-form age and above. The commitment is to attend the choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings, the sung Eucharist service on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and choral evensong on the second Sunday, with the preceding rehearsals where applicable.  As a Choral Scholar, you would be expected to demonstrate excellent commitment and musicianship. We are always delighted to hear from young people who are interested in joining the choir and contributing to our wonderful musical tradition.

Please contact the Director of Music Frank Roddy on francisroddy@roddyf.fsnet.co.uk or through the Parish Office 020 8464 5244 for more details


Trafford Community Choirs are currently recruiting. Open to any adults who want to join in group singing. Repertoire includes pop songs, African, folk and traditional songs as well as arrangements of classical pieces. Your first session is FREE!

There are two choirs: - Tuesday afternoons weekly 13.30-14.30 and Tuesday evenings fortnightly 18.45 – 20.30.
Fortnightly dates for Autumn 2014: 14/10, 11/11, 25/11, 9/12 (join anytime!)
Contact Trafford Music Service on 0161 911 8659 or visit
www.trafford.gov.uk/musicservice


We are a non for profit organisation. The Muse Arts Project c.i.c. We have a  and adult and youth choir based in Newington green. Our address  is at: New Unity Curch 39 A  Newington Green N16 9 PR. We rehearse are every Friday from 5.30pm to 7pm.

People can contact us by email: themuseartsproject@yahoo.co.uk or by Phone , Nathalie: 07455046669 or Admin:+447507893507. We have an audition session on the 24th of October 2014.


The renowned Choir of Christ Church Southgate, based in north London (N14), is seeking new sopranos, tenors and basses. The Choir sings both Eucharist and Choral Evensong every Sunday, as well as on major feast days, under the direction of their Director of Music, Richard Brain. Christ Church Southgate is home to north London’s finest voluntary liturgical choir, performing many of the finest works of the choral repertoire. You can listen to our recording of Noble’s Magnificat in B Minor by clicking here.  

Other features of the choir include; regular cathedral visits; concert performances with orchestras; CD recording in early 2015; and a vibrant social scene.

Our dedicated singers enjoy membership of the choir because of its high musical rewards and camaraderie. The ethos of the choir would suit anyone who enjoys high quality music-making, and students who are interested in applying for university choral scholarships. If you wish to find out more visit www.christchurch-southgate.org/music/choir or email Richard Brain at music@christchurch-southgate.org.

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The Circle Singers,  based in Leamington Spa , is now seeking to recruit one or preferably two bass singers. The choir was founded in 1960 and its current activities and future programme can be seen on its website, www.circlesingers.co.uk.  We have recently appointed a new choral director, Peter Sheppard and have a varied and interesting programme planned for the next months. The choir is a well integrated group of around 25 singers, enjoy our singing of mainly but not only a cappella music, and are committed to attending weekly rehearsals.  We have successfully performed a wide range of music in a variety of venues in the local area and have made three visits to Europe. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7.45 to 9.45 in Radford Road Church, Leamington Spa. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Peter at p.sheppard3@sky.com or me at ag.guymer@gmail.com contact number: 07506138548.   


Camden Chamber Choir is a small, well-established choir of experienced amateur singers who rehearse in Bloomsbury, London on some Saturdays and occasional Tuesday evenings, and perform 3 concerts a year in Primrose Hill.  We welcome enquiries from new members with good sight reading skills, and at present have a few vacancies for singers in all but the alto line. If interested do come along to our open rehearsal from 10.00 - 13.00 on Saturday, 20 September 2014, at AHA London Centre, 6 Great James St, London WC1N 3DA,   when we start rehearsing for a programme entitled Rameau and the French Baroque.  Please contact Lynn on 07852 225943, or email us on info@camdenchamberchoir.org.uk


Parnham Voices  is a well established a cappella chamber choir based in Beaminster, Dorset, singing both sacred and secular music covering seven centuries under the direction of Nigel Edwards. Concerts and Choral Evensongs take place in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire. The choir is actively seeking a sight singing 1st Tenor and 1st  Soprano. 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 joining us,  please email pvc@alfx.com  with details of your singing career to date and a contact phone number. 


Concordia Voices, a chamber choir of about 30,  is seeking tenors and basses to join them for their Christmas concert  singing Durufle Requiem and works by Elgar. Rehearsals start on Sunday evening 5th October in Hampton Hill, West London. A voice test is required for new members. Contact secretary@concordiavoices.org . More details of the choir and varied repertoire at www.concordiavoices.org


The Harpenden Choral Society cordially welcomes singers to its annual Open Rehearsal at the start of its 39th season. If you enjoy singing, then why not join the Harpenden Choral Society for an Open Rehearsal of works for their November 22nd concert, including Holst’s 2 Psalms, Bridge’s A Prayer, Haydn’s Nelson Mass.  The rehearsal will be conducted by award winning Musical Director John Andrews, and accompanied by Vivien Powles. Whether you are new to the area or a long time Harpenden resident, the Harpenden Choral Society extends a warm and friendly welcome to sopranos, altos, tenors and basses from 18 to 80 plus. Why not add your voice to over 70 others with the Harpenden Choral Society and be a part of a big, beautiful sound?  The rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 9th September at the United Reformed Church Hall, Vaughan Road, Harpenden AL5 4ED. 7:45 for 8:00 pm. Admission is free, scores are provided, and newcomers are most welcome, whether you have ever sung in a choir before or not. Join them for this one rehearsal, and, if you enjoy it, consider becoming a member of the Harpenden Choral Society and perform with them for the season. Refreshments will be provided in the interval. For further information visit their website: www.harpendenchoralsociety.org or phone Membership Secretary, Marion Oxley on 01582 832900 or Email: membership@harpendenchoralsociety.org


HELIOS Voices is seeking talented amateur singers of all voice parts. Established in 1999, the choir is relaunching in October, with an ambitious and innovative programme of concerts planned for the coming year. Excellent sight-reading, a strong voice and experience in small choirs are all a must. We perform challenging repertoire, from renaissance polyphony to jazz. We are project-based, holding a number of rehearsals (usually Thursday evenings near central London) in the run-up to each project. First auditions on August 30th, more dates to follow – please email mark@heliosvoices.org.uk for details.

Cantemus Choir Havant seeks new members, especially TENORS and SOPRANOS. We are a friendly mixed voice choir of about 40 members, meeting on Tuesday evenings at Bedhampton Methodist church in SE Hants. For more info: tel. 023 9246 3531, email: cantemus_havant@yahoo.co.uk


The Hill Singers are a well established chamber choir, part of the vibrant musical life of SW London, with a wide ranging repertoire from renaissance motets to jazz standards and music by living composers. Perhaps you used to sing in a choir or have just moved into the area and are interested in joining a choir. We are always pleased to see new singers, especially tenors and we begin our new season on Tuesday 23 September, rehearsing from 7.30-9.30pm at Raynes Park Methodist Church, entrance via the Lantern Centre in Tolverne Road SW20. Further information, including excerpts from recent performances and contact details, can be found on our website www.hillsingers.co.uk


Enchorus Gospel Choir Having recently lost some members to cruise ships & West End contracts (sob!), but after some great summer gigs & just before we're about to begin work towards recording our own festive EP/album, Enchorus are once again auditioning for further choir members:

ARE YOU...
...a talented singer? (SOPRANOS/TENORS/BASSES ONLY - too many altos already, sorry!)
...passionate about performing & harmonising?
...looking to join a group of lovely like-minded people?
...available to commit to rehearsing every Thursday from 7-9/10pm near Elephant & Castle, London?
(No restrictions on age, gender, sexuality or religious beliefs)

...if so, then please contact Kris our Director & Founder at
enchorus@gmail.com and come & audition to be part of our AMAZING gospel choir!

St Martin’s Parish Church choir, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Our choir is continuing a long established choral tradition at St Martin’s Brighouse singing a wide range of good choral music from all periods and leading the congregational singing. The choir’s regular singing commitments are Sunday mornings, except the first Sunday of the month and Sunday evening (Choral Evensong) on the third Sunday of the month, choir practice is on Thursday evening. There are additional singing commitments at times such as Christmas, Lent and Easter and when there are special services. The choir is a mixed and friendly team of adults and children who enjoy the benefits of singing good music together. We learn new music fairly quickly and are always expanding our repertoire. We could do so much more with one or two more members and so we would welcome music reading adult singers for any of the voice parts (SATB). Ideally we are looking for singers who will join our choir but we are also interested in good music reading singers who can make some regular commitments as ‘helpers’. Singing is good for you and the music is glorious – take the first step and get in touch for a chat or for more information. E-mail graham.kennedy@stmartinsbrighouse.org.uk


Whiteparish All Saints Church choir has vacancies in all voice parts, but especially sopranos.  We are a robed choir with a chore of about eight singers which number we should like to increase.  Sunday morning services are attended on the first, second and fourth Sundays of the month.  The congregational hymn singing (with harmonies where appropriate) is led by the choir at all those services.  Those on the second and fourth Sundays are Eucharists, and an anthem is sung while the bread and wine are distributed.  Additionally, there are extra services at Easter and Christmas, a few weddings in most years, and choral evensongs at nearby Farley All Saints Church two or three times a year.
 
The repertoire is varied.  Most anthems are from
The New Church Anthem Book or www.cpdl.org downloads.  Hymns are mostly from The New English Hymnal or Mission Praise.  Rehearsals are for an hour from 6.30pm on Fridays, and briefly on Sunday immediately prior to the service, which is usually at 9.30am.  It is understood that nobody can attend all rehearsals and services.  Interested singers should phone Richard Tulloch, the choir director, on 10794 884940, or email richard_tulloch@hotmail.com   
 

The Esterhazy Singers is looking for enthusiastic new members, and are interested in hearing from experienced choral singers with good  sight reading ability. We are looking for voices that blend with the sound of the current group of singers, and the willingness to commit to weekly rehearsals. The choir is based in The City of London under the inspirational leadership of Esther Jones. Esther is best known for her work with The National Youth Choir and at the Royal Academy.

Our membership spans a very wide range of ages and backgrounds. With both professional and good amateur musicians, all who share enthusiasm for choral music and who enjoy singing in a smaller chamber choir. We mainly perform works from the Renaissance and baroque periods. We often sing in 8 or more parts, with just a few voices in each part, so you need to be a confident singer. A recent challenge was the 40 part Spem in alium. The new season starts Tuesday 9th September 2014 https://www.esterhazysingers.com/index.php/about-us

The Esterhazy Singers is also pleased to announce its inaugural bursary for young singers. There will be one or two bursaries on offer depending upon the response.  Thus while The Esterhazy Singers is an amateur adult choir, this is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain invaluable experience of choral singing under the guidance of such renowned youth orientated musical director. Successful applicants will receive £500 per annum, paid in tranches after each concert. There are normally 3 concerts a year.  They will be expected to attend regular rehearsals, usually on Tuesdays at 19.00 at St Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street and to sing at all concerts. There may also be the possibility of some solo work at the discretion of the Director of Music. 

Two references are required, one personal and one musical. The final selection process will include an audition with Esther Jones and a meeting with two members of the committee. Successful applicants would then receive a formal agreement document. Those who are interested should apply by email to John Coley (Chairman) on jcoley@jswm.co.uk or by post to him at Well Cottage, Ryall, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6EJ .


Opera Foundry is an ensemble of talented soloists with rehearsals based in Woking, Surrey. Led by talented music staff we produce small/ medium concerts supporting good causes and providing singers with a platform to perform. If you are a talented singer or a chorister looking for a new challenge to push yourself and your technique further, sing in ensembles and to take on select operatic chorus work (with only a few voices on one part), please contact us at operafoundry@gmail.com and see our website www.operaoundry.com. Our Musical Director is Richard Cartmale, formerly of ENO.


Bournemouth University Choir is recruiting new community members for the 2014/2015 season. Thursday evening rehearsals from September to May. Repertoire to include Mendelssohn's 'Elijah', Morten Lauridsen's 'Lux aeterna' and Durufle's 'Requiem'. For more information email musicadmin@bournemouth.ac.uk


The Lifted Voices Choir (LVC) is inviting expressions of interest from experienced choral singers who would be interested in being part of a 'project-based' advanced gospel choir that will work in a very different way to regular gospel choirs with the usual three parts (S/A/Men). We wish to work in a minimum of four parts (SATB and divisi), with most of our work being in six and eight parts.

If you've heard of the US gospel group Take 6 - imagine arrangements like theirs being sung, but with more than one person per part. If you're aware of the great work that is being done by British a cappella groups such as the Swingle Singers and Voces 8 - both of whom sing richly-crafted arrangements of contemporary vocal music, then you've an idea of where we are going - but again, imagine that kind of sound with more than one person per part. If you've heard of the London Vocal Project (jazz) or the Adventist Vocal Ensemble (gospel), then you can now mix all those sounds together in your head, and you'll know that there is a gap in the UK choral scene in the place where all those elements meet.

Imagine a choir that works with the kind of discipline that one expects from excellent chamber choirs, but with the rhythmic intelligence of (serious) jazz and the spiritual intensity and vocal warmth of gospel music. We need genuinely experienced and highly motivated singers who will be willing to work in and out of rehearsals to be part of making an incredible choral sound that will make a difference to both the choir members and our audiences alike. If this sounds like you need to be a part of this, then please visit us at:
http://classicaljazzgospel.com/gospel-music/lvc-lifted-voices-choir/


Want to sing in a chamber choir? Would you like to develop your vocal skills? Fancy a change from Handel’s Messiah every Christmas? Then why not consider joining the Huddersfield Singers? All voice parts are welcome. If you have a good voice and some ability to sight-read, come along to a rehearsal or workshop. The Huddersfield Singers offers:
  • Challenging and exciting music
  • High musical standards
  • Three annual concerts
  • Friendly, enthusiastic singers
  • A wide range of social events
  • A hugely varied repertoire, from mediæval to modern music

The repertoire is challenging but rewarding. The choir maintains its high standards by working on pieces in detail and presenting only a limited number of annual concerts. Our conductor is a highly accomplished musician whose careful coaching ensures a well-blended whole. Rehearsals start on Monday 1st September. Please get in touch with our Recruitment Officer by emailing recruitment@huddersfieldsingers.org 

Further details about the choir at huddersfieldsingers.com

Methodist Central Hall, Westminster have a vacancy for a Bass Singer (section leader) Sunday morning only. Competent sight reader needed as part of our mixed-ability adult choir. Details and job descriptions from Ollie McEwen: ollie.mcewen@mchw.org.uk or Tel: 020 7654 3809


Trowbridge Philharmonic Society - Open Evening - Monday 1 September 2014 7.30 p.m. You are invited to join with members of the Society for a pre-season musical and social evening and to meet our new Musical Director, Ruth McKibbin.   This will be held at Holbrook School, Holbrook Lane, Trowbridge.   Refreshments will be provided.   If you are interested in joining the Society, but are unable to come to the open evening, do come along on  8 September, which is the first rehearsal of our 2014-2015 season, held at the same venue from 7.00 p.m.


Musica Vera, a friendly mixed voice chamber choir in Cheltenham, wishes to recruit extra singers in all voice parts prior to its 50th Anniversary Season.  The Choir meets in Cheltenham on Wednesday evenings during term-time, and will be holding concerts in November 2014, and March and July 2015.  There is no formal audition, but previous choral experience and reasonably fluent music-reading ability is needed, although the ability to sight-sing, albeit desirable, is not essential.  Rehearsals start again on 3 September.  Please apply to the Secretary Tel 01242 517258, or email angela@hedgeways.freeserve.co.uk    Further details about the choir and our future programme of concerts can be found on our website  http://www.freewebs.com/musicavera


SHE Choir Manchester are a performing, non-audition ladies only Acapella choir keen to welcome new enthusiastic singers. We meet every Wednesday at Zoo pub on Oxford Road near the University in Manchester from 5:30-7pm. You can find us on Facebook at SHE Women's Choir or email shechoir@hotmail.co.uk


Tenor and Bass choral scholar vacancies at St Mary’s Church, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey, starting September 2014. Sung Eucharist on the First Sunday of the month, with a latin mass setting and motet. Special services including Holy Week and Carol Services. SSATB one to a part lineup. First refusal for weddings (fee is £75.00). Recital opportunities. St Mary’s is a Saxon church founded  c.AD 670 (the oldest in the county). It has an iconic 1975 Frobenius organ designed for the church. The church is easily accessible by rail (Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon Station, on the Waterloo – Guildford line.  There is also ample parking. Annual Stipend: £430.00 reviewed annually. Enquiries and applications to the Director of Music, Robert Woolley email: robert@woolleys.org.uk Tel: 07939 261887

Welcome! The Barberettes sing four part a cappella in the barbershop style. We are always looking for new members and would love to welcome you to visit us in rehearsal any time. Why not come and join us for our open evenings on Weds 30th April & Weds 7th May. Starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm.  All are welcome for a fun evening of singing. We are a lively and entertaining group of female a cappella singers based in Woodley near Reading in Berkshire U.K.

If you are free on Wednesday evenings, simply come along at 7:45pm, see what we're all about and chat to members in the break. It is not essential to be able to read music, but you should be able to carry a tune!  We predominately learn from song part teaching CD’s and MP3’s.

St John Ambulance Hall 
Church Road 
Woodley 
Reading 
RG5 4QN

The car park is free and is off St John's Close
http://www.barberettes.org.uk Email:  thebarberettes@gmail.com


Polymnia, a versatile and enterprising chamber choir based in Milton Keynes, is looking to strengthen its tenor section.  The choir sings a wide variety of music to a high standard, under the direction of John Byron.  We don't rehearse every week so we do ask for a high level of commitment to our rehearsals, which are held on some Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. To give you some idea of our scope, last June we sang in Dame Cleo Laine's garden at The Stables as part of the Music in the Garden festival, with a programme encompassing folk, gospel, jazz and Beatles arrangements.  In March we provided both choir and soloists for Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music with MK Sinfonia. At the end of this month we have a training session in Cambridge with Stephen Cleobury, and in the May half term week we are travelling to Spain where we will give a concert of sacred music in Granada cathedral and sing a varied programme in the concert hall in the wonderful caves at Nerja.

 

Further information is on our website at polymnia.org.uk (you can see our rehearsal schedule in the Members' section).  If your tenor would like to hear us in action he could come along to a rehearsal and/or we can offer him a free ticket to our next UK concert which is at the Chrysalis Theatre in Milton Keynes on July 12th. If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch by emailing singers.polymnia@gmail.com or by phoning our Secretary, Gina on 07729 765559 or our Chair, Paul on 07764 502620.

 


The Clarkson Singers, a small mixed voice choir based in the Georgian market town of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire requires extra singers in all voices but particularly basses and tenors. We meet in Wisbech on Tuesday nights during term time and have a full programme of concerts and occasional weddings. For more details please visit www.choirsites.co.uk/Clarkson/ You can also view us on facebook at https://facebook.com/ClarksonSingers

Village Voices of Leamington Spa would love to hear from basses & tenors. Please visit our website www.villagevoices.co.uk   for further information


The Writtle Singers, a chamber choir based in Writtle, nr Chelmsford, is looking to recruit new singers in all voice parts, particuarly tenor and bass. We perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries, often inviting musicians to join our varied and interesting concerts. Our repertoire includes large works such as the St John Passion and Faure Requiem, as well as madrigals, part-songs, and less well-known works, new and old. We also enjoy vocal workshops with an internationally known vocal coach. More information is available at http://www.writtlesingers.org.uk/


Felicitas, a small chamber choir of 22 singers based in Woodford Green, Essex, is seeking an experienced alto with good reading skills.  The choir regularly performs at Waltham Abbey and in 2012 celebrated its 20th anniversary with a concert in Southwark Cathedral which included a new commission by Will Todd.  For more information about the choir, please visit www.felicitas.org.uk and if interested in applying for an audition, please contact the Musical Director, Simon Winters:swintersmusic@aol.com


The Bel Canto Studio Vocal Ensemble (Cirencester,Gloucester,Cheltenham area). The Bel Canto Vocal Studio run by the internationally renown soprano Linda Gerrard, invites singers to join the Vocal Ensemble. Initially, the ensemble will be no more than 16 singers.

The emphasis will be on ensemble work generally 1 or 2 on a part. There will be opportunity for solo work involving concert and staged opera performances as well as the less well known choral repertoire. The most important factor is the quality of the voice; the ensemble is looking to encourage both younger singers 14-25 and more experienced performers in all parts to apply.  The Vocal Ensemble requires the participants to be enrolled in, or be willing to participate in, regular vocal training either within the vocal studio or at a recognized vocal coach or teacher.

Our next concert will likely include works by: Arne, Buxtehude, Rameau, J.S. Bach and Lully. The goal is to perform 4-6 concerts per year, prepare for choral competition either in the UK or Europe with the likelihood of a North American tour within 2 years. To express your interest please email a brief outline of your aspirations,experience and contact details to David Downham or Linda Gerrard  at the following email address below. Please allow some time for a response in February since I am scouting concert locations in North America!! Please come and join an exciting venture: belcantostudio@btconnect.com.


Grimmbourne 2014  is looking for enthusiastic singers for their summer charity gala concerts in July this year..  We are a  friendly group of around 40 singers rehearsing in Maidenhead Berkshire on Monday evenings. Rehearsals start soon  for our concerts which are in the second week in  July at Taplow Court. We have vacancies for soloists and chorus. This year’s programme will include highlights from the rarely performed The Grand Duke by G&S, and then  in the second half, songs from the Gershwin repertoire, all with an orchestral accompaniment! You do need to be able to sing and read music fairly well, and whilst good sight-reading is useful it’s not essential. What’s more important is the ability and willingness to pick up music quickly and to practice on your own if necessary. For more details please contact Ian Head …grimmbourne@musician.org    or www.grimmsplayers.co.uk for more details.


St Mary's Church, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey are seeking a Bass Choral Scholar.  Lineup is SSATB.  Sight reading a must. The scholars sing ten first Sunday Sung Eucharists, two services in Holy Week, two carol services and a choral evensong.  Sung Eucharist includes a latin mass setting and a motet. The fee is £30 per service, (reviewed annually), There are also fees for weddings, memorial services and funerals (currently £50, to be increased to £70 later this year)

St Mary's is a Saxon Church, the oldest in Surrey, founded c.AD 670.  The choir consists of our girl choristers and choral scholars.   The church has a fine Frobenius organ - similar to Queen's College, Oxford. Stoke D'Abernon is easily accessed from the M25, is close to Cobham and Stoke D'Abernon station, and has ample car parking. Please contact Robert Woolley on robert@woolleys.org.uk


Northern Praeclassica is a small chamber choir of about 24 singers based in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.  We are currently urgently seeking more BASSES.  Tenors always welcome too.  Singers need to be able to sight-read reasonably well and learn quickly.  We enjoy singing a wide range of mostly a cappella music, from Rennaissance to 20th century.  From time to time we sing with accompaniment and this term is our 40th anniversary concert featuring the Mozart Requiem accompanied by the Newcastle Sinfonietta orchestra.  The choir rehearses on a Monday night 7.30 - 9.30 and is very friendly and welcoming.  Do get in touch by email: secretary@northernpraeclassica.org.uk or by phone to Alice 07505 148 982.  Further information available on the website: www.northernpraeclassica.org.uk

South London Singers, based in Beckenham Methodist Church in Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, are looking for some new singers to join us, especially Tenors and Altos but would appreciate applications in all sections. We sing a variety of music and are holding some open rehearsals at the  moment. We are singing works by Palestrina, Monteverdi and Pergolesi at the moment for a concert on 29th March. Our rehearsals are at the Church in an upstairs practice room on Mondays at 7.45pm until 9.50pm. Email maggie.isom@btopenworld.com


The Locrian Chamber Choir is based in Potton, Bedfordshire and has been performing for twenty years singing largely religious and traditional classical music from 15th to 20th century. We are currently looking for new singers, particularly tenors and bases and people who might like to sing solo. Singers should have experience of choral singing and be able to read music. We will be holding auditions for potential members on Friday 7th February in Potton. We usually put on three concerts a year preceded by an eight week rehearsal period. This means that we are not singing continually throughout the year. For further information contact Christine Miskelly cmiskelly@btinternet.com


The Moonlighters is looking for enthusiastic new members, especially TENORS and BASSES, for its  2014 programme.  We are a small, friendly group of around 12 singers rehearsing in Tempsford, which is just off the A1 near St Neots, Biggleswade and Bedford, on Monday evenings, and singing a mixture of popular a cappella arrangements, jazz, swing  and more traditional pieces. Our programme includes charity performances, entertainment at social occasions, in fact we do all sorts of varied gigs! You do need to be able to sing and read music fairly well, and whilst good sight-reading is useful it’s not essential. What’s more important is the ability and willingness to pick up music quickly and to practice on your own.

For more details please contact Liz Calvert eacal@tiscali.co.uk


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