British Choirs on the Net

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

Please email details of any choral vacancies to Phillip Tolley

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


 
 
 

Conductors/Musical Directors
 

Phoenix Chorale is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Music Director to continue to develop the choir’s musical and vocal technical abilities. Phoenix Chorale is a non-auditioning choir formed in 2011 which now has a membership of 45-50 experienced SATB singers who enjoy singing sacred and secular choral music, performing on average 2 concerts a year. Concert programmes prior to the pandemic have included the Magnificat by Arnesen, The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, excerpts from Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten as well as Handel’s Messiah, folk songs and spirituals. During the last year the choir has pursued an active programme of online rehearsals, as well as socially-distanced rehearsals when Covid-19 restrictions permitted. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings during term-time at St Peter's Church, Wyndham Square, Plymouth, PL1 5EG. More information about the choir can be found at plymouthphoenixchorale.org

Additional points:

  • Preferably you will be a singer and have experience of working with amateur choral groups
  • You will have a good knowledge of the choral repertoire
  • You will have experience of working with professional soloists and instrumentalists
  • You will have the ability to engage and inspire choir members at rehearsals
  • A sense of humour is essential
  • You may also have experience of working with music groups online

Phoenix Chorale invites applications for the post of Music Director, which is tenable on an annually renewable contractual basis from May 2021 (or from the date of appointment if later). A stipend will be set at a competitive rate per rehearsal and for concerts. For further details about the position please contact Rosemary Best (Phoenix secretary) at rbest250@gmail.com. Please email expressions of interest and a CV to rbest250@gmail.com by 31 March 2021 (expressions of interest received after 31 March will be considered at the discretion of the committee). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an audition with the choir when restrictions permit - it is hoped this may be possible in April 2021. Candidates may also be asked to attend a Zoom interview prior to the audition.

For more information about the choir go to plymouthphoenixchorale.org

[Posted 12 February 2021 - Closing date: 31 March 2021]


Diocese of Leeds Music 

Contract: Permanent
Location: Yorkshire 

Join our award-winning team! 

As our Schools Singing and Keyboard Studies Programmes expand there are now eight full-time positions for Choral Directors, Instrumental Tutors and Assistant Programme Directors available. Our Music Programme, recently recognised by a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society award, works with over 4,500 children weekly in schools across West and North Yorkshire. Our 18 after-school choirs provide outstanding choral opportunities for young people, including BBC broadcasts, tours and recordings, with high-quality organ, piano and classical accordion tuition available for all choristers and school pupils across the Diocese.

- Four Choral Directors
- Two Keyboard Tutors (Organ/Piano/Classical Accordion)

Starting salary £24,000
with pay scale rising to £29,000

- Assistant Director of the Schools Singing Programme
- Assistant Director of the Keyboard Studies Programme

Starting salary £27,500
with pay scale rising to £32,500

All roles require enhanced DBS clearance.

For an application pack, please contact our Administrator: office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk 

[Posted 8 February 2021 - Closing date: 22 February 2021, 5pm].


Rock Choirs are seeking new Choir Leaders working on a self employment with a guaranteed minimum income basis. We invest heavily in our training programme and if you have the piano and vocal skills required, we will train you to become a great Rock Choir Leader.  Choir Leaders usually run 3-4 evening choirs per week (sessions are 1.5 hours long) but some Leaders also choose to run some morning sessions. These sessions are run from Monday to Thursday, giving our Leaders the time and flexibility to pursue other ventures and interests. We run our ten-week terms alongside the school year which works well for those with family or caring commitments as well.

What we need from you:

  • The time to commit to grow your Rock Choir business and the flexibility to attend interview and full leader training, as well as ongoing training throughout your career with Rock Choir.
  • Proven demonstration of grade 5 piano (you can be self-taught!)
  • Vocal skills
  • Natural leader
  • Engaging teacher
  • Own / have access to a portable piano and sound equipment
  • Driving license and use of a vehicle
  • No criminal conviction
  • Right to work in the UK

Ability to commit to the following dates at present:

Rock Choir Virtual Open Day : 14th February
This will be a 1-2hr session where you can learn more about Rock Choir and the role and expectations of training to lead choirs with Rock Choir. You will get to meet Leaders as well as get an opportunity to ask questions before we head into the audition and interview stage.
After this event you will be invited to send in a full CV and live performance video.
Rock Choir Virtual Recruitment Event : 28th February
This event will be 2-3hrs long and you will able to progress your application and learn more about the company in detail. It will be a fun and informal session that will give you a true representation and experience of the creative and teaching styles that we use to give the best experience to our membership across the UK.
After this event you will be invited to an online formal interview.
Interviews: Week commencing the 1st March

Should you be successful in your application your training will commence in the Spring with a view to start teaching choirs Summer/Autumn 2021.

Please visit rockchoirjobs.com and fill out the enquiry form to contact us!

[Posted 27 January 2021]


Corsham & Colerne Military Wives Choir are looking for a new Musical Director.  In normal circumstances we rehearse just outside Bath one evening a week.  We are looking for someone special to lead a group of special ladies.  Good solid experience of leading different choirs, able to teach music from different genres to ladies with varied singing abilities.   You must have confidence and expertise in a positive, supportive and empowering manner.  Experience of delivering results of a good standard to strict deadlines.  Desire and ability to support military families.  Experience of conducting a similar choir (in terms of size, standard and repertoire), or, if no experience, considerable and recognised training and qualifications (Degree, Grade 8 Singing, DipABRSM)

Desirable personal attributes: A dynamic and versatile conductor with appropriate directing, choir training and vocal coaching skills, and supportive and empathetic personality with a willingness to learn and understand the unique challenges of military life. Creative and thoughtful with a source of good ideas to move the choir forward. A calm and confident leadership style able to inspire confidence in others and maintain authority and last of all organised and reliable. This is a very exciting and rewarding role for the right person with lots of exciting opportunities.  You will belong to a huge network containing 75 fantastic choirs and be involved in some very exciting projects.  If you think you are the right person please apply with your CV and a cover letter of 2 A4 sides and send to Rachael at corshamandcolerne@militarywiveschoirs.org

[Posted 22 January 2021]


Hertford Choral Society is a friendly and welcoming non-auditioned community choir of over 120 members, normally performing four concerts each season at All Saints’ Church in Hertford. Due to the retirement of the current post holder, we have a vacancy for a new Music Director starting in September 2021. HCS regularly performs major works from across the choral repertoire, typically with professional soloists and orchestras, alongside lighter programmes for creative and varied summer concerts as well as annual Christmas concerts. Our members range from experienced to novice singers, all sharing the love of singing and aspiring to high standards. We are seeking a Music Director to work at a professional level who is looking to make the choir their own and provide leadership to continue the development of the choir. Essential requirements of the role include: - Experience of conducting amateur choirs for a number of years; - Experience of conducting varied choral repertoire, including major works with orchestra and soloists; - Excellent knowledge of singing; - An appreciation of amateur music making and an understanding of how to enable a community choir such as HCS to perform at its best; - The ability to set and achieve high standards of singing through encouragement and a positive approach; - The ability to plan varied and interesting concert programmes. We rehearse with a professional accompanist on Tuesday evenings at Sele School in Hertford (7.30 to 9.45pm), which is walking distance from Hertford North Station. Additional pre-concert and Saturday workshop rehearsals are also scheduled. You can read more about the choir, see our repertoire and listen to some recordings through our website: www.hertfordchoral.org.uk. For a full candidate pack and to ask any questions, please contact Sabine Stanley on MDrecruitment@hertfordchoral.org.uk. Applications should be made by email to the same email address by 1st March 2021.

[Posted 21 January 2021 - Closing date 1 March 2021]


Musical Director required by Watership Cantabile.  Watership Cantabile are a small, mixed-voice choir (about 20 voices), based around Newbury in Berkshire.  We have recently lost our inspirational Musical Director, due to ill health and are now seeking a replacement, ready to re-start our activities as soon as we are able, this year. We are a friendly, fun loving choir without an audition process, comprising a range of members from sight readers to those re-starting singing after some years. We like to sing a wide range of music, a capella or keyboard accompanied, sacred and secular, Monteverdi to Freddie Mercury. The choir have a substantial repertoire of music, but are always keen to find something new.
We rehearse weekly in Newbury on a Thursday evening and normally perform at 3-5 concerts each year, all as fundraisers for charity or local causes. We also aspire to an occasional tour, most recently to Yorkshire, where we sang in Wakefield Cathedral and the Bronte church in Haworth. For further information, please visit our website on www.watershipcantabile.co.uk We should be pleased to hear from interested applicants. Please contact the Chairman, Chris Druce:  Email: candvdruce@gmail.com

[Posted 18 January 2021 - Closing date 28 February 2021]


Conductor and Musical Director - Ware Choral Society: Established in 1902 we are an amateur SATB choir of about 100 members in Ware, Hertfordshire with a range of musical abilities, though aspiring to professional standards. No audition is required. Julian Williamson, our current Music Director, is retiring after 40 years and we seek a new Music Director to build on his successes and maintain the traditions of the choir, but we also see this appointment as a great opportunity to expand our repertoire and vocal skills in new and exciting ways. We sing a variety of choral music including the major choral works but also newer works. Professional soloists and orchestra accompany our concerts. Over recent years we have performed two concerts a year but there is a growing sense that we have the capacity and willingness for that to become three each year. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at Riverside Hall in Ware. To find out more about us, the role and the recruitment process, please go to our website - www.warechoral.org.uk Applications by email to dvd.horner@googlemail.comor by letter to David Horner, Chair of Trustees, 18 Little Acres, Ware, SG12 9JW (no more than 2 sides of A4 please) by Monday 8 February 2021. Applications should include the information and details requested on our website.

[Posted 30 December 2020 - Closing date 8 February 2021]


Music Director required for East Grinstead Choral Society, West Sussex. We are looking for a new MD to join us in the Spring 2021. This is an opportunity to join an established and well-respected choir. We perform at least 3 concerts a year and rehearse on Thursday evenings. See us on www.egcs.co.uk For more information about this exciting role please contact the recruitment team at egcsmuscidirector@talktalk.net

[Posted 3 December 2020 - Closing date 31 December 2020]


Rising Voices Wessex is looking to appoint a Musical Director to lead community choirs in Poole and Bournemouth that focus on supporting adults affected by cancer to regain health and wellbeing. Rising Voices Wessex was founded in 2013 by a small group of health care professionals to realise the benefits of music to health and well-being. It became a registered charity in January 2016. The post is a replacement for the current choir director who retires at the end of March 2021. Rising Voices Wessex choirs are non-auditioned community choirs. We are looking for a director experienced and trained in running choirs who is charismatic and can inspire choir members, irrespective of their musical background, to sing to the best of their ability and experience the joys and sense of achievement that being part of a choir can bring. Given the experience of the Covid crisis we are looking for an individual who would be equally comfortable taking sessions on Zoom until such time as choir practices can resume. Patience, a sense of fun and a commitment to the Charity’s ethos of inclusivity and giving back to the community will also form a very important part of the director’s role. As well as experiencing the shared joys of music-making the choir environment provides valuable social support for individuals at times of difficulty – personal histories from a number of members are witness to the benefits of being part of these choirs. The choir has an eclectic repertoire of popular songs, performing to either backing tracks or piano accompaniment – occasionally a cappella. It stages two of its own concerts each year as well as performing at a number of local events, which both fundraise and importantly promote the concept of living well after cancer. Rehearsals take place on a Monday evening in Bournemouth and Tuesday evening in Poole from 7 to 9pm ideally the new Musical Director would be able to accompany the choir on the keyboard for rehearsals and at events. The two choirs usually perform together and also enjoy a range of organised social events. Currently during the Covid crisis the choirs meet on Zoom to enjoy singing familiar repertoire, study new songs and work to prepare an on-line choir performance. In the current circumstances, although the post will not be vacant until April 2021 we anticipate that Zoom rehearsals will be continuing possibly until then so that auditions for the director will have to be conducted on Zoom and accommodated within the regular rehearsal schedule. Rising Voices Wessex is a registered charity managed by a Board of Trustees and a dedicated team of members headed by Dr Alastair Smith one of the Founders and Chair of the Trustees. The new Musical Director would be expected to work together with the Trustees and Steering Group in repertoire planning, on performance planning and attend necessary meetings. The post will be remunerated at an appropriate rate in line with guidance from Making Music https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/ and the Incorporated Society of Musicians www.ism.org – the rate to be agreed with the successful candidate for the regular rehearsals with additional agreed, specific remuneration for performances and extra rehearsals. Rising Voices Wessex takes great pride in its sense of community and fellowship, and a warm welcome awaits you! If you would like to be part of a well-respected, established, local choir and have the enthusiasm to grow and nurture the choir as it continues on its exciting journey, please contact Dr Alastair Smith alastairsmith49@gmail.com with your CV and aspirations.

[Posted 30 November 2020]


The Thames Valley Chorus Musical Director has stepped down after more than five years and we are now looking for a successor. The Musical Director (MD) plays a fundamental leadership role in the life of the chorus. He or she is at the centre of chorus life, is part of the Performance Team, and works closely with the Executive Committee to nurture the culture of the club and develop its musical direction and capability. The MD is expected to attend all rehearsals (on Tuesday evenings), except by agreement, and to lead the chorus at concerts, competitions, and tours. The MD is responsible, in collaboration with the Performance Team, for selecting a number of new songs each year. He or she also advises on the selection of external coaches for the general improvement of the vocal and presentational skills of the chorus. The Musical Director is assisted by a Performance Director and assistant directors. Support is also given by the four section leaders.

We are looking to appoint an MD who will give leadership to the development of our musicianship and craft. The position is open to men and women with a strong background in giving musical leadership to large choral groups; experience of coaching or judging at competitions would be useful. Key areas for the MD will be the continued development of our choral craft, motivating experienced singers and new club members alike, and devising a year-round programme of activities and new songs for the repertoire in collaboration with the Performance Team. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their musicianship, knowledge of singing technique, and coaching ability. They must show proven qualities of inspirational leadership and a capacity to communicate clearly and concisely. Knowledge of the barbershop style is useful but not essential. The terms of engagement are negotiable and will include a per-rehearsal fee.

Formed in 1974 and based in Reading, Thames Valley Chorus (TVC) is a male four-part harmony a cappella group that performs its entire repertoire without sheet music. It currently has around 40 members and has a proud history of annual appearances at BABS (British Association of Barbershop Singers) conventions, and has also competed in international choral competitions. It enjoys a well-established position in the top 10 national choruses and is much sought after for entertaining at local and community events. We aim to go overseas every other year for a three-day tour or competition.  The chorus has spun off a small number of quartets, and we have an active programme to encourage and develop this. We rehearse every Tuesday between 19.30 and 22.00 at the Bulmershe School, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU.   Candidates (or anyone with information that may assist us in our search) are invited to contact the chairman, Phillip Ward, at chairman@tvchorus.co.uk or on 07727 280096. 

[Posted 25 November - Closing date 31 December 2020]


Musical Director and Accompanist required for Torfaen Male Choir. Torfaen Male Choir was created almost two years ago from the membership  of Cwmbran and Pontypool Male Choirs. Our MD and accompanist have recently moved on and we are looking for a suitably experienced team to take the choir forward after the Covid restrictions are lifted. Both former choirs had a considerable repertoire of traditional Welsh and other male choir pieces;  the combined choir had been learning some more modern music to extend our range as well as refining some common ground. As well as maintaining the tradition of male choir singing in harmony, the choir supports events raising money for local and national charities and also entertains local social groups. Both the former choirs have participated in exchange visits with other choirs  at home and abroad. We hope to find an enthusiastic and charismatic MD to breathe new life into the choir and an accompanist/deputy MD to provide good support.

Remuneration would be on the basis of payment per appearance for both rehearsals and concerts. If interested in either position, please forward details of your availability, qualifications and experience to the Secretary at pjk2808@gmail.com. If you would like to discuss the opportunities on offer, please contact the Chairman on 01633 546706 or 07775616469

[Posted 25 September 2020]


Côr Meibion Caerwys Male Voice Choir - Vacant position for Musical Director. We are a small male voice choir based in the town of Caerwys, Flintshire, North Wales.Our current repertoire is quite mixed with some traditional Welsh hymns and songs, in addition to some contemporary pieces. Our existing accompanist is a local lady of great esteem and experience and who is fully au fait with our current and past repertoire. We have a well- balanced choir of some 20 members. We hold weekly rehearsals at Capel Bethel, Water Street, Caerwys. Remuneration will be on a fee per rehearsal/performance basis plus reasonable travel expenses and as such will therefore be a self -employed position. Interested parties should in the first instance contact the choir secretary:-

Mike Jones

5 Maes y Gôg,

Rhyl LL18 4QA

Telephone:- home 01745 369094 mob. 07776074647

E mail:- ysgrif@corcaerwys.co.uk

[Posted 7 July 2020]


Surrey Music wishes to appoint a new Musical Director for its thriving 140 strong community choir, Elmbridge Choir. Based in Cobham in Surrey, Elmbridge Choir was formed in 2005 by its current Musical Director, Cliff van Tonder, as a way of enabling people from all backgrounds, whatever their circumstance, to experience for themselves the joy of choral singing. After 15 inspirational years of leading the choir, Cliff would like to hand over to a new Musical Director to drive the choir forward and is keen to hear from anyone who feels they have the necessary skill, passion and commitment. As a non-audition community choir, Elmbridge Choir’s members are of varying musical ability, and the new Musical Director will be expected to coach and encourage members to bring out the very best in themselves and the choir. Patience, a sense of fun and a commitment to Surrey Music’s ethos of inclusivity and giving back to the community are more important than an armful of diplomas or years of conducting experience. This is a paid position the level of which will be negotiated with the right candidate.

The choir sings a wide range of songs, from pop and contemporary to songs from the musicals and more traditional ‘choral’ pieces. Rehearsals take place on a Tuesday evening in Cobham, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, and the choir performs mainly to backing tracks and occasionally to piano accompaniment. Ideally the new Musical Director would be able to accompany the choir on the keyboard for rehearsal. The choir performs two or three large charitable concerts each year, usually with its sister choirs, Elmbridge Ladies Choir and Surrey Rainbow Choir. The three choirs also enjoy a range of organised social events.

Surrey Music is managed by a dedicated team of members and leaders from all three choirs, headed by Cliff as Founder and CEO. The new Musical Director would be expected to work together with Cliff in repertoire planning and work closely with the management committee on performance planning and attending monthly ‘virtual’ meetings.

Ideally Cliff’s successor would be in place for September 2020, or as soon as choirs are able to meet again safely and responsibly.

Surrey Music takes great pride in its sense of community and fellowship, and a warm welcome awaits! If you would like to be part of a well-respected, established, local musical society and have the enthusiasm to grow and nurture the choir as it continues on its exciting journey, please contact Cliff van Tonder on newmd@surreymusic.org or 07880 796623 Visit www.surreymusic.org

[Posted 13 June 2020]


Musical Director for Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir - “Raising funds and Singing for Pleasure since 1969”

- We are seeking a new Musical Director for our choir, based in the the Shropshire Hills. Our current MD is moving to the Scottish Islands (lucky man!) We are a TTBB format choir and have been singing traditional choir material, alongside various other contemporary genres, for over 50 years. We enjoy strong support from friends, family, Patrons and local businesses and have a reputation for the variety of our repertoire and our harmony and tonal quality.

We want to use the Covid 19 break in activity to find a Director who can re-start our rolling annual programme of rehearsals, concerts and events as soon as is practical. Our success is in no small measure determined by the leadership and development provided by our MD, so here is an opportunity for you to “stamp your mark” on our choir, and we look forward to that opportunity. We are managed by an enthusiastic, elected committee of members, and are financially stable. The successful applicant will be an ex-officio member of committee.

We invite expressions of interest in the position from suitably experienced musicians who live within comfortable commuting distance of Much Wenlock, where we practice at the purpose built local Arts Centre. Please write by e mail to mwmvchoir1969@gmail.com for further details including job description, our policy regarding remuneration and the selection process. The limitations imposed by Covid 19 will not hamper our approach to get to know each other, leading to appointment, we hope, by October. You can learn more about us on www.mwmvchoir.org.uk

[Posted 23 May 2020]


Musical Director required by The Canbury Singers. The Canbury Singers is a community based choir in Kingston-Upon-Thames, South West London. Formed in 2007, as part of the Canbury Arts Trust, by a small group of locals who just wanted to sing, the choir has grown into a 50 strong group of enthusiastic and dedicated singers with a good reputation. We are a friendly, fun loving choir without an audition process comprising a range of members from sight readers to those re-starting singing after some years. We meet on a Monday night and look to perform three concerts a year together with a few charity and Christmas events including two socials. We are seeking a successor for September 2020 when our current musical director, Adam Hope, moves to take up a new professional post. The successful candidate will be keen to continue enhancing the singing and performing skills of the choir that Adam has instilled and shape the next part of our journey as a group. We have a regular professional accompanist.

Members have an eclectic musical interest ranging from choral, religious and secular to jazz and stage musical genres, taking in African-American spirituals, European folk songs and sea shanties along the way. The choir is managed by an active committee who work closely with the Musical Director on repertoire and performance planning.

In our new Musical Director we will preferably find an able musician and conductor with a broad knowledge and appreciation of both the tradition of the choral repertoire and some background experience of working with a community choir on modern and secular pieces, highlighting vocal technique. The person will show strong leadership and interpersonal skills, the willingness to work alongside an active committee and accompanist and a strong desire for this choir to continue to grow in stature, whilst having fun, and celebrating its community spirit.

To express your interest and for further details please contact our Secretary, Pippa Young, at sec@canburysingers.org. Applications, to be received by the end of May, should be made by CV with a covering letter saying why you would like to work with Canbury Singers.    

[Posted 17 May 2020]


The Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society (BHCS) are seeking a new Musical Director. We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir based in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, and has currently 50 - 60 members with differing levels of musical ability and experience. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30pm. We are looking for a dynamic and motivational choral conductor with excellent communication skills, a sense of fun and a clear directing style to lead our rehearsals and concerts. Traditionally there have been two concerts each year, at Christmas and in Spring. The Spring Concert usually features an orchestral ensemble and guest soloists. In the summer term, a few of us get together to have an informal Summer Sing.

The choir works with a professional accompanist for rehearsals and performances and has generally performed a repertoire of sacred, secular, classical, and stage music. The appointment will be from September 2020 and comes with a remuneration dependant on experience. For further information please see www.burnhamandhighbridgechoral.org.uk

Please send your application and CV to jane.lee36@btinternet.com. Depending on Coronavirus constraints, we anticipate holding interviews and an audition in September.

[Posted 14 May 2020]


The Tan House Singers, based in the village of Blaisdon in Gloucestershire, is seeking to appoint a new Music Director in September 2020. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced choral conductor with excellent communication skills, a sense of fun and an interest in developing our repertoire and building on our reputation as a good amateur choir.  A clear directing style is paramount.

We are a non-auditioned, 40-voice SATB choir and our repertoire ranges from early music to modern. We perform three concerts a year and host an annual Come and Sing event. We rehearse on Monday evenings between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm throughout the school calendar. We can offer an honorarium per rehearsal and a fee for conducting concerts and Come and Sing events. For information on the Music Director’s responsibilities please visit our website: www.tanhousesingers.org.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and to conduct part of a choir rehearsal. Please apply with a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this position. Given the present coronavirus restrictions on choirs, selection of a new musical director has been delayed. We hope to be able to interview candidates in September, and would be happy to receive further applications. Updated July 2020.

Send applications or requests for more information to Sylvia Funston, Secretary THS at waterscross@gmail.com.

[Posted 17 March 2020]


Persain seek a new Musical Director. As an established ladies' choir of twenty years standing, the anniversary celebrations of Persain (our name is Welsh for “pure sound”) will be tinged with sadness in June as we will be saying goodbye to our Musical Director,  Anne Wheldon, who has been with us for the last eleven years. Anne has been very hard-working and thoroughly committed to the choir, and her retirement means we are now faced with the task of seeking a new Musical Director to continue the activities of the choir from June onwards and would welcome enquiries.
We, too, are hard-working and a sociable group of ladies who love our singing. We sing in both English and Welsh – and other languages - and have a large and varied repertoire,  regularly performing locally and travelling further afield, having sung also in Stoke, Cornwall, Sheffield, Oxford, Devon, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain and in the Houses of Parliament, at the invitation of our Honorary President, M.P. Nia Griffith. We practise weekly at Tycroes, near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, with our main rehearsal on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m.

Would applicants please send CV to Choir Secretary Rhian at  secretary@corpersain.co.uk Tel: 01269 851171. www.corpersain.co.uk   facebook.com/corpersainchoir. Applications to be in by the end of March, please.

[Posted 13 March 2020]


Singchronicity seek a Chorus Director. We are an established female chorus, passionate about harmony singing. After five very successful and happy years, our current director is moving on, so Sinchronicity is looking for a chorus director to take over the reins. We seek an enthusiastic and committed person with a background in 4-part harmony and barbershop to take us forward in a way that builds on our strengths. Someone who shares our vision and can offer skills to further develop our singing and performance in a dynamic and motivational manner. We rehearse every Tuesday evening at Orton Wiston Community Centre, Peterborough PE2 6XB. Fior further details please contact deanafoot36@yahoo.com and visit http://singchronicityuk.com

[Posted 7 February 2020] 


en Choir are looking for a new choir leader. They are a mixed voice choir of 40-50 adult members aged 20-90 years old. They meet in Whitstable on Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm during school term times. They primarily sing pop music in 4 parts, sometimes 8, accompanied by piano (pianist not provided), guitar or a cappella. I have an efficient admin system and choir website set up, and a number of licensed arrangements that come with the choir. It is well paid. A new choir leader can either attend for a fixed rate as a self employed person, or take the choir over completely as a small business. I am looking for someone to step in as soon as possible, and will lead the rehearsals in the meantime. If you are interested, please email: enchoirwithin@gmail.com

[Posted 29 January 2020]


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

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

Suggest repertoire but be open to suggestions from the choir

Arrange and/or adapt songs to suit the choir

Produce guide tracks for learning and rehearsal purposes where necessary

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

Enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere at our weekly rehearsals

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

[Posted 17 January 2020]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

 
Dominic Lo is a young and enthusiastic Musical Director based in Finsbury Park, London. After graduation, Dominic found his experience coaching musical theatre ensembles to be invaluable as a choir leader. He has worked with experienced singers and amateurs alike and always pushes his groups for their best performances whilst still ensuring rehearsals are fun and exhilarating for choir members. He has run Singspiration Choir in Halifax, Tintagel Voices in Sheffield, Tuneless Choir in Ramsbottom, founded Bluebell Wood Singers in Rotherham and plays dep piano for the Kaos Signing Choir in London. Website: https://dominiclo.wixsite.com/dominiclomusician/choirs Email: dominiclo@hotmail.co.uk Mobile: 07835243335

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

Bath Choral Society, an auditioned choir established in 1887, are looking for a new accompanist. The main function of the role is to play for Wednesday evening rehearsals, assisting the Musical Director in preparing the choir for performances. A suitable candidate may also as the need arises, be invited to play for concerts and to take rehearsals. A high level of pianistic skill is required, and a strong awareness of the musical needs of a choir.

Principal Duties

  • To accompany Wednesday evening rehearsals, 7.20 - 9.30
  • To take occasional sectional rehearsals
  • To assist, if necessary, the Musical Director in audition of new members, and re-audition of existing members

Additional Duties

  • To deputise for the Musical Director in his absence
  • To play for concerts as an organist, pianist or continuo player
  • To play for concerts on tour

Terms of engagement - The Accompanist will be engaged on a self-employed basis, responsible for their own tax and national insurance. The current rate of pay is £75 for each Wednesday evening session, with auditions and extra rehearsals paid pro rata. Concerts, workshops and tours, if applicable, are paid separately. Rates of pay are reviewed periodically.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Excellent pianistic skills
  • Experience of accompanying choirs

Desirable:

  • Skills as organist and/or harpsichordist
  • Choral conducting experience
  • Knowledge of vocal production

Appointment process - Applications, including a CV, a letter outlining your suitability for the role, and contact details of two referees, should be sent to the Chair, Peter Martin (pjminbath@btinternet.com) by 15th March. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to play for half an evening rehearsal during the autumn term. The post is available immediately, and we would hope that the successful candidate would be able to take up the position no later than April 2020. Our Musical Director, Shean Bowers, would be happy to discuss the role informally. He can be contacted via Peter Martin 01225-859856.

[Posted 23 February 2020 - Closing date 15 March 2020


Wollaton Singers, a friendly choir of female voices, is  looking for an accompanist, to start in September 2020.  We sing a wide range of short pieces of music ranging from classical to new modern pieces and perform to raise money for various charities as well as enjoyment!
 
You will need to play for warm-ups, pick out vocal lines, have good sight-reading skills and accompany termly performances, as well as weekly rehearsals in term time. An ability to cover occasional rehearsals when the conductor is away would also be useful and offers good experience.
We rehearse on Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9.30pm at St Barnabas Church, Inham Nook, Chilwell, Nottingham.

Pay will be in the range of £30 to £40 per rehearsal depending on experience, with additional pay for concerts and any rehearsals led by the accompanist.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday evening 14th April at St Barnabas but, if you are interested in applying and cannot make that date, we can look at other options.  Please contact Jane Bowden at janebowden@hotmail.com if you are interested

[Posted 23 February 2020


In Harmony Community Choir from North Yorkshire require an accompanist to work with our director and play the piano practices and concerts. We meet on a Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm and roughly follow school term times. Our choir base is Darley C of E Church in Nidderdale, approximately 8 miles from Harrogate. We are an all female choir and sing in two or three part pieces. We have a wide repertoire singing both traditional and popular music.If you are interested please email dianearmitage@hotmail.com for more details

[Posted 16 February 2020


Kington Choral Society wish to appoint a new accompanist to work closely with our Musical Director.   We are a non-auditioned choir rehearsing on Monday evenings from 7:30 until 9:30 during term times, in Titley Hall, Herefordshire HR5 3RN. For more information please visit our website:  www.kingtonchoral.org.uk.
 Terms: self-employed, fee per rehearsal to be agreed.
 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attend Monday evening rehearsals and accompany the choir as requested by the director. There are around 35 - 40 rehearsals a year
  2. To accompany the choir. Concerts may include opportunities for playing solo on organ or piano
  3. Under the direction of the Director, assist in the musical training of KCS.
  4. If unable to attend any given rehearsal or concert, to be responsible for booking a replacement of at least equal standing and ability.
  5. Auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals in April. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible after their appointment. To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email to: sarah@sarahcrowley.plus.com.

    [Posted 14 February 2020 - Closing date 20 March 2020]


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

[Posted 2 November 2019]


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

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

[Posted 14 October 2019]


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

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

[Posted 2 August 2019]


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

The role offers the opportunity to help to prepare the choir for a stimulating repertoire of concerts, and the possibility of playing organ, piano or harpsichord in performances. The post will involve working with our Musical Director Joe Paxton. This is a permanent post (subject to a three month probationary period) Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise and guided by professional recommendations.
For more information visit www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk or contact Hedda Wells librarian@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 19 June 2019]


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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

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

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

[Posted 21 April 2019]]


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

[Posted 07 February 2019]


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

[Posted 03 February 2019]


 
Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted
 

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

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

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


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


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

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

 

 
 

 
Choirs seeking Singers
 

The Music Department of St. John The Baptist Church, Catford seeks to appoint voluntary singers for all voice parts. St. John's Church Choir is a very supportive and welcoming ensemble of both amateurs and professionals. We pride ourselves on striving to achieve professional musical standards through structured rehearsals and ambitious repertoire whilst maintaining a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with a good rapport. An ideal candidate may be a beginner with an ambition to become a proficient section and solo singer and a desire to improve reading and technique, or may be an experienced and trained musician wishing to maintain and improve his or her sight-reading ability and musicality. Our main duties are the Sunday Sung Mass and the principal feast days. We occasionally sing Evensongs at other, local institutions including Southwark Cathedral. Rehearsals on Fridays (depending on sight-reading ability): 7.00pm - 8.30pm. Sundays: 9.30am - 10.15am rehearsal, 10.30am - c.11.45am Service. For more information and to arrange an audition, please contact the Organist & Director of Music, Jack Stone: music.stjohnscatford@gmail.com 

[Posted 4 March 2020]]


St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond, seeks to appoint Choral Scholars for the academic year 2020-2021 (September till end of July). We are looking for 4 Choral Scholars (SATB), who are each paid an annual honorarium of £1,500 plus extra fees for any weddings/funerals as available through the year. Application pack and further information on our websites: www.stmarymagdalenechoir.co.uk/join or www.richmondteamministry.org/stmary/music

Closing date: Friday 20 March 2020, 12.00noon

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early. Send CV to Director of Music Alex Knight, music.stmarys@richmondteamministry.org

[Posted 27 February 2020 - Closing date 20 March (12.00 noon)]


St Nicolas Parish Church, Pevensey, East Sussex is looking for new singers in all parts to shape and grow the existing small choir by contributing music from plainchant to polyphony. The church has stood in the shadow of the castle since the Norman Conquest and remains a mainstay of local life, a living link between today’s village community and Pevensey’s medieval Cinque Port heritage. There is one Sunday service at 11.00 a.m. with a weekly rehearsal before the service and occasional Festivals. St Nicolas has an inclusive Anglo-Catholic, Book of Common Prayer tradition. Commitment can be tailored to availability and repertoire to resources.  We would also welcome singers prepared to reinforce the choir at major Festivals such as Christmas and Easter. For further information contact Victor Potter, Director of Music on 07768 274461 or info@victorpotter.co.uk

[Posted 23 February 2020]


Mosaic Chamber Choir, Woking, Surrey looking for tenors to sing in our 25 strong choir. Based in Woking, Surrey; we are an auditioned choir and rehearse on Monday evenings - 7:30 - 9:15 pm. We sing a varied repertoire of old to modern music (Brueckner, Durufle, Whitacre, Gjeilo). Our next concert will be Schubert Mass in G with a small chamber orchestra at St Mary’s of Bethany Church, Woking.  Please contact Sara Davies saradavies631@btinternet.com or info@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk  Information about our choir:  www.mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 17 February 2020]


St Mary’s Scholars Sing in the magnificent Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick!  St Mary’s Scholars invites you to join our pool of singers for performances at Holy Week, Victorian Evening and 6 Sundays a year.  Confident sight readers needed, all voice types welcomed.  Contact Mark Swinton – email: adofm@stmaryswarwick.org.uk tel: 01926 403940 (ext. 3) www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk

[Posted 13 January 2020]


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

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

[Posted 13 January 2020]


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

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

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

[Posted 3 November 2019]


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

[Posted 3 October 2019]


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

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

[Posted 28 September 2019]


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

[Posted 14 September 2019]


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

[Posted 27 August 2019]


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

[Posted 14 August 2019]


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

[Posted 12 July 2019]


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

[Posted 3 June 2019]


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

[Posted 17 May 2019]


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

[Posted 17 May 2019]


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

[Posted 3 April 2019]


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

[Posted 12 February 2019]


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

[Posted 20 December 2018]


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

[Posted 07 February 2019]