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.


 
 
 
Composer / Musician in Residence
 

Holy Trinity Church and Primary School in Dartford are seeking a new 'Musician in Residence', starting in January 2021. A wonderful opportunity for an experienced choral singer seeking to develop their singing, education and administration skills. Application deadline: Monday 7th December at 9am. Job Desciption https://bit.ly/2UDqPg5

[Posted17 November 2020 - Closing date 7 December 2020]


Conductors/Musical Directors
 

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]


Exeter Festival Chorus is looking to appoint a new dynamic Music Director. Founded in 1993, Exeter Festival Chorus has built a reputation as one of the liveliest and most adventurous choirs in the South West. After more than 20 years of inspirational leadership, Nigel Perrin, the current Music Director, has decided that the time has come to pass on the baton. EFC is an auditioned choir of around 65 members who currently meet on a Wednesday evening in Exeter during term time from 7.15 to 9.30pm. In normal times we stage three to four concerts a year in Devon (including concerts in Exeter Cathedral) and sometimes further afield,as well as apopular Exeter-based annual choral workshop. We love to present music covering a great variety of musical genres and periods; we revisit standard works within the choral repertoire and explore new challenges fromcontemporary composers. We like to be stretched both musically and technically and, above all, we strive to set ourselves the highest standards.

We are seeking a dynamic choral director who has the vision and creative flair to take us forward, building on our distinct qualities and exploring new possibilities in these challenging times. The successful candidate will have experience of working with a top amateur choir,and of conducting a professional orchestra and soloists; they will havea broad knowledge of the choral repertoire and the vision to compile innovative programmes.  Within EFC’s charitable status we are expected to contribute to the development of choral music in the region and the music director will have a role in delivering this responsibility.They will work with a committee and répétiteur, be encouraging, have excellent communication skills and a clear directing style, and foster a creative and positive environment in weekly rehearsals.

Remuneration will be dependent on experience and subject to annual review.

Please see our website for more information about us. If you are interested in applying for the post, please send your CV, together with a supporting statement which illustrates thatyou have the relevant skills and experience, to Jill Nickels chair@exeterfestivalchorus.org.uk by Friday 27th November 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and will conduct part of a rehearsal as Covid-19 restrictions allow.

[Posted 23 October 2020 - Closing date 27 November 2020]


Lumina Choir is seeking a dynamic, fun loving conductor to continue our musical adventures. We are an amateur choir of between 30-40 singers SATB formed approximately 5 years ago. We sing a predominantly classical repertoire and have performed 2 or 3 concerts a year. These have included Faure's Requiem, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Requiem and the Carmina Burana all with full orchestra. We also perform a capella, composers such as Morricone, Rutter and Palestrina, with some African medlies thrown in for good measure. Please see our website and facebook page link for further information and recordings.luminachoir.org.ukhttps://www.facebook.com/LuminaChoirKingsLangley/
The last three years we have had enormous fun organising and performing around Europe on cultural exchanges with other choirs in Italy, Germany and Sweden. We rehearse weekly in Kings Langley, Watford on a Monday 7.30-9pm during term time. Please drop us a line with a little bit about yourself, to Sophie (our chairperson) at sophiehenderson62@icloud.com and we look forward to meeting you to sing together and get to know you better - and you us! We would love to hear from you by November 30th with a view to arranging for you to meet us in December and starting our adventures together in January 2021. We are happy to pay expenses. We look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 20 October 2020 - Closing date 30 November 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]


Birmingham Canoldir Male Choir are seeking to appoint a new Musical Director. Formed in 1966, the choir has a rich history, performing at prestigious events and venues throughout the UK. It has also been very successful in the competitive arena and is extremely proud of it’s commitment to supporting charities. We are seeking an inspirational new conductor with the experience and expertise needed to continue the development of the choir in a variety of styles and genres, whilst communicating this enthusiasm and enjoyment to others. 

The current MD, James Llewelyn Jones, in his 15 years with the choir, expanded the repertoire significantly across many genres. The choir is used to fresh challenges, whilst constantly improving it’s standards. We are looking for someone who can continue that advancement to uphold the choir’s high reputation as a leading ensemble of it’s type in the Midlands. Naturally, recruitment is of high importance to the ongoing success of the choir. 
Rehearsals are currently held on Tuesday and Friday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, at the Welsh Congregational Chapel, Birmingham and  the MD is ably assisted by two exceptional accompanists.
Please note: The current format of rehearsals is negotiable for the right candidate.

The choir aspires to high standards of choral discipline both in rehearsal and performance. The choir strives to sing pieces in their original language, so a broad understanding of language pronunciation is desirable. Vocal warm-ups/technique building exercises form part of every rehearsal and the choir currently performs it’s concert repertoire “off-copy”, so the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, will be innovative, forward thinking and share our passion for male voice singing with the ambition to take the choir forward.

Duties

The duties of the Musical Director include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Preparing a suitable and varied programme of music, in conjunction with the choir committee.
  • Preparing and conducting weekly rehearsals and engagements.
  • Inspiring and teaching new music in a supportive way (the choir has a mix of choristers who can sight-read and those who learn by ear.)
  • Have an appreciation of the traditions of male voice choir singing as well as the innovation and ability to inspire the choir in modern repertoire.
  • Making proposals to the Committee regarding new opportunities for concerts, workshops, recruitment and other events.
  • Encouraging individual singers to sing well and accurately,
  • Participating in the choir’s overall improvement and development with learning, enjoyment of performance, tuning, vocal blending/breathing exercises, overall vocal technique, choral discipline and care of the voice.

Remuneration

Remuneration is negotiable and competitive depending on experience. Rehearsals and engagements/events are remunerated separately and paid monthly.

The choir has been fortunate enough to maintain the services of just two conductors in it’s 54 years – testimony to the unique and friendly group that makes up the extended Canoldir Male Choir “family”. If you feel this role is for you we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Letters of application, accompanied by a CV and the names of two referees, should be submitted to our Secretary: susan.grundy@yahoo.com by Friday 26th June 2020.

Successful candidates will be required to attend an interview and lead a rehearsal with the choir, to work on two contrasting pieces of music from the choir’s repertoire. These pieces will be sent prior to the interview.

[Posted 17 March 2020 - Closing date 26 June 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]


Musical Director – South Berkshire Singers South Berkshire Singers is a community choir based in Wokingham, Berkshire. We are a long established non-auditioned choir of 60 members who enjoy a friendly relaxed atmosphere and have fun exercising our various talents. We meet weekly for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and run three main concerts a year. We are seeking a worthy successor to carry on with the development of this dedicated and enthusiastic choir, following the retirement of our Musical Director, Karen Phillips. The candidate should demonstrate leadership and skills to maintain and develop the substantial experience of the choir to enable us to improve our performance, grow our numbers, and build on singing opportunities.

Our current MD, Karen, is willing to explain what is involved informally to anyone seriously interested in the position.We have developed an exciting and varied musical programme which includes music from classical to jazz, from sacred to secular, from the stage to Classic FM. The MD would work alongside the choir management committee to develop the programme and to contribute to our community work.The position will be vacant in September and we expect to conduct interviews from May 2020.

Please send a CV to our chairman, Peter Loring, at peter.loring@live.co.uk Applications close on 30 April 2020. Further information about the choir can be found at https://www.southberkshiresingers.com or our under-development site at www.southberkshiresingers.uk

[Posted 23 February 2020 - Closing date 30 April 2020]


Ealing Choral Society, one of London’s leading amateur choirs, is seeking to appoint a new Director of Music to succeed Jonathan Williams, who will be stepping down after 12 highly successful years. The choir, an auditioned group of around 80 singers, enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality of its concerts, working with professional orchestras and soloists, performing sacred and secular music from Baroque to the present day. As well as giving 3 main concerts each year in Ealing and central London the choir also performs an annual carol concert in support of a local charity and takes part in the wider cultural life of the local community.

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in a comfortable hall near Ealing Broadway.

The successful candidate will be a talented and experienced Director of Music with the vision, commitment and enthusiasm to take this thriving choir forward. He or she will have excellent vocal coaching skills, a personable manner, and be able to maintain the group’s sense of community and enjoyment of music-making. The Director will work with the choir, professional orchestras and soloists to produce performances of the highest standard.

For further details and information of how to apply please go to our website: http://www.ealingchoralsociety.org.uk/vacancy-director-of-musicor contact the Hon. Secretary at ealingchoralsec@gmail.com

The closing date for applications is Monday 6th April 2020, with interviews for selected candidates planned for Saturday 25th April 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to rehearse the choir on the evening of Monday 11th May 2020 and the successful candidate informed during the week beginning 25th May 2020, with a view to publically announcing the appointment in early June 2020. The successful candidate will take up the position by January 2021.

[Posted 23 February 2020 - Closing date 6 April 2020]


Musical Director – Andover Choral Society (registered charity No 1104982 is based in Andover Hampshire, and is a long established non-auditioned choir of 60-70 members.  We meet weekly for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings and run two main concerts a year. We are seeking a worthy successor to carry on with the development of this dedicated and enthusiastic choir, and to continue the excellent guidance from our Musical Director, Peter Ford, who is leaving us after our May concert.  We are also hoping that the successful candidate will arrange the services of an experienced accompanist for rehearsals.

We have performed exciting and varied musical programmes which include classical to opera, from sacred to secular. The choir is managed by a community-based group of experienced volunteers. The MD should be prepared to work alongside and with the committee to plan and carry out our concerts. 

The position will be vacant in September 2020 and we expect to conduct rehearsal based auditions from May 2020. Please send a CV to the chairman, Frances Lynn (email – lynncf35@gmail.com).  Our website (www.andoverchoralsociety.org.uk) gives more information about the choir.

[Posted 23 February 2020 - Closing date 12 April 2020]


The Okehampton Choral Society has a vacancy for Musical Director, with effect from September 2020. We are looking for an energetic and approachable person to help us consolidate on our successes to date and potentially carve out new directions. Rehearsals take place at Fairplace United Church, Okehampton, on Monday evenings from 7.15 to 9.00 pm. There is an honorarium. See website okechoralsociety.org.uk for former and current programmes, choir history, etc. For more information, contact enquiries@okechoralsociety.org.uk.

[Posted 17 February 2020 - Closing date 9 April 2020]


Musical Director – Surrey Heath Singers Surrey Heath Singers is a choral society based in Camberley Surrey. We are a long established non-auditioned choir of 60 members. We meet weekly for rehearsals on Monday evenings and run four main concerts a year. We are seeking a worthy successor to carry on with the development of this dedicated and enthusiastic choir, following the retirement of our long standing Musical Director, Andrew Phillips

The candidate should demonstrate leadership and skills to maintain and develop the substantial experience of the choir. The successful candidate will be a gifted, enthusiastic and creative musical director who, with the help of our talented accompanist Geoff Tuson, will enable us to improve our performance, grow our numbers, and build on singing opportunities

We have developed an exciting and varied musical programme which includes; from classical to jazz, from sacred to secular, from the stage to Classic FM. The choir is managed by a community based group of experienced volunteers. The MD would work alongside the team to develop the programme and to contribute to our community and outreach work.

The position will be vacant in September and we expect to conduct rehearsal based auditions from May 2020. Please send a CV to chairman@surreyheathsingers.org.uk. Applications close on 30 March 2020. The above and other documents relevant to the position can be found at: https://surreyheathsingers.org.uk/vacancies

[Posted 17 February 2020 - Closing date 30 March 2020]


Musical Director – Zero Harmony The Musical Director will primarily perform the role of Musical Director to Zero Harmony, a choir set up by Siemens plc at its UK headquarters in Frimley in cooperation with Surrey Heath Singers, a choral society based in Camberley Surrey. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays lunchtime.
The role may also include:

  • Deputising for or assisting the Surrey Heath Singers musical director in rehearsals and concerts.
  • Potential development of a youth project for live music in Surrey Heath
  • Supporting the Surrey Heath Singers choir when they perform as part of their outreach programme, for events where they are hired
  • Supporting training workshops and recruitment events, including “Come and Sing” events
  • Supporting our a Capella group, Singet!.

  • The successful candidate will be a gifted, enthusiastic and creative musical director who will enable us to provide a rewarding and enjoyable singing experience for Zero Harmony and to attract new members with ‘singing round the company’ events and concerts at the end of each term in the Siemens site.
    The Musical Director will develop musical programmes in cooperation with the choir members and in coordination with colleagues in Surrey Heath Singers. The repertoire currently includes a wide range of material from classical to present day.
    The position will be vacant in September and we expect to conduct rehearsal based auditions from May 2020. Please send a CV to chairman@surreyheathsingers.org.uk. Applications close on 30 March 2020.
    The above and other documents relevant to the position can be found at: https://surreyheathsingers.org.uk/vacancies

    [Posted 17 February 2020 - Closing date 30 March 2020]


    Musical Director sought for Brighton Consort. Brighton Consort is looking to recruit an inspiring and friendly Musical Director to share our passion for early music. Our current Director, James Dixon, will be leaving in summer 2020 following a tenure of 4 highly successful years. Brighton Consort is a group of 25-30 singers who have a reputation for ambitious exploration of the rich repertoire of renaissance and early baroque music from Europe and the New World, whilst also including works by 20th Century composers.

    The position will commence in September 2020 and will be of interest to any director who is passionate about early music and imaginative programming. The choir has a comprehensive library of music to draw from, but can also buy in or hire music for each concert. The singers are all reasonably good at sight reading and are also expected to work on the music at home.  Many of our members are very knowledgeable about the early music repertoire, and we have good links to other local groups and musicians. Several of our members are closely involved with the Brighton Early Music Festival.

    Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 8.00 – 10.00 pm in St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton – usually from mid-September until late June. At present Brighton Consort prepares three programmes of music each year, with either one or two performances of each programme in November/December, March and June/July. Much of our music consists of a capella works but from time to time we perform with professional or skilled amateur instrumentalists and soloists. Other concert formats or timings may also be considered.

    Applications should be sent by email to the choir Chairman, Mike Clemens (M.Clemens0@gmail.com), with a CV and supporting statement saying why you are interested in this post. It would be helpful if you could give an indication of the fee you would expect for a two hour rehearsal and for a concert (including a rehearsal on the day). The closing date for applications is 31st March 2020. Selected applicants will be interviewed by a small panel and also auditioned by the choir on a Wednesday in April or May. 

    More information about Brighton Consort can be found at www.brightonconsort.org.uk.

    [Posted 16 February 2020 - Closing date 31 March 2020]


    Bromley Heath Community Choir are now seeking a new Musical Director. Bromley Heath Community Choir is a non-audition, mixed ability women's community choir that meets monthly to sing a wide range of popular music chosen by choir members. We were established 6 years ago under the direction of our current MD, Nicholas Bromilow. In that time, the choir has developed hugely in confidence, ability and numbers. We have around 30 attendees each month with numbers increasing steadily. 

    We are now seeking a gifted and enthusiastic MD who can lead the choir through its next stage of development to start in September 2020.

    We meet typically during the first weekend of each month at the Quaker's Road Church Hall (Bromley Heath, BS16) between 1pm and 5pm. There are regular refreshment opportunities during each session. We love to sing, laugh, support each other and eat cake!

    We are privileged to sing twice a year at the Bristol SANDS memorial services as well as at Heathfest - a popular local community festival. We also love hosting our own Christmas fundraising concert each December. We have even appeared on television with Gareth Malone!

    Our main goal is to find the right person for this position; therefore fee and responsibilities will be negotiable. If you are interested, please email a covering letter and your CV to bhcchoir@outlook.com We would love to hear from you. 

    Applications will be accepted via CV to the email address above. The closing date is 30th March 2020 with interviews and auditions for prospective MDs with the choir on 3rd May 2020.

    [Posted 14 February 2020 - Closing date 30 March 2020]


    Swindon Choral Society are seeking to appoint a new Musical Director. Swindon Choral Society is a long-standing amateur choir of about 90 singers. We put on four concerts a year in and around Swindon, with a variety of programmes (details can be found on our website). We rehearse on Thursday evenings and currently have 10 – 12 rehearsals for each concert. From time to time we also sing at or promote other events, for example Come and Sing days associated with our concert programme. We also organise occasional tours and recordings. Following the retirement of our Musical Director in October 2020, we would like to appoint a knowledgeable, enthusiastic musician with experience of choral directing to the post. We offer a fee for each rehearsal and each concert undertaken. If you are interested, you can find more information here.A pplications should be sent to our chair, Christopher Rogers (chairman@swindonchoral.org.uk) by the 31st March 2020. Please include a brief statement of why you are interested, and a CV.

    [Posted 14 February 2020 - Closing date 31 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] 


    Harrogate Male Voice Choir is seeking a Musical Director who will take up this post at the end of August 2020. That person will be someone with the experience and expertise needed to continue the development of the choir in a variety of styles and genres, and make the choir their priority. The current MD is Patrick Lee who, in his six years with the choir, has taken it from the ordinary to highly regarded and has expanded its repertoire significantly across various genres. The choir has become used to fresh challenges and improving its standards. It is seeking an MD who will continue that advancement with a target of becoming the best Male Voice Choir in Yorkshire, singing a widening range of styles and genres. The new MD will be ably assisted by two excellent accompanists, David Mawson and David Ward-Campbell.

    The choir has over 50 members of various abilities and rehearses every Tuesday between 7.30 and 9.30pm at Woodlands Methodist Church, Harrogate HG2 7SG from late August to the end of May (Bank Holidays excepted). Its objectives are to enjoy its singing, have fun, continually improve and raise money for charity. With regard to the latter it gives around twelve performances a year. The choir is managed by an elected Committee, of which the MD is an ex officio member. It has a Music sub Committee, which the MD leads. Rehearsals, concerts and Committee meetings amount to about 50 per year and the MD is expected to attend the great majority of these.

    The Choir has developed an outreach project with local Primary Schools, its aims being to foster life long enjoyment of singing in young children. The choir links with two schools per annum and they practice together to produce a ‘Sing Out’ concert. It is thoroughly enjoyed by all. The MD will be expected to continue this initiative. The Post offers an honorarium, details of which will be discussed with individual candidates at interview.

    Candidates will then be sent two pieces that they will be asked to conduct at auditions on the 7th April at Woodlands Methodist Church. Your audition will last 30 minutes. Interviews with individual candidates will take place no later than 13th April and a decision on an offer will be made on the 14th and the successful candidate advised. All candidates are invited to attend choir rehearsal on the 31st March to meet its members. You are invited to submit an application for this post to peterallenhouse@icloud.com The application should comprise a CV, which includes musical background and experience and a letter, which sets out what you believe you can bring to the choir and how you will help it achieve its objectives. Please include a postal address so that the audition pieces can be sent to you by post. A job description can be found at www.harrogatemvc.org.uk

    [Posted 30 January 2020 - Closing date 23 March 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

     

    St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond, seeks to appoint an Organ Scholar for the academic year 2020-2021 (September till end of July), with the potential opportunity to continue for a second year by mutual agreement. The Organ Scholar receives an annual honorarium of £2,000 - £2,500 (depending on experience) and generous extra fees for any weddings/funerals throughout the year. Music at St. Mary’s Music plays an integral role in worship at St. Mary’s. The church has a very able and enthusiastic robed SATB choir, supported by four paid Choral Scholars (SATB), which performs music covering a vast variety of musical styles from the Renaissance to the present day.

    Application pack and further information on our websites: www.stmarymagdalenechoir.co.uk/join or www.richmondteamministry.org/stmary/music 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 2020 (12 Noon)


    Accompanist & Assistant Musical Director, Stroud Choral Society Stroud Choral Society in Gloucestershire seeks an Accompanist from September 2020, in succession to Simon Bell, who has been appointed as the new Musical Director of the choir. Stroud Choral Society in Gloucestershire seeks an Accompanist from September 2020, in succession to Simon Bell, who has been appointed as the new Musical Director of the choir.

    We are a mixed choir of 140 members with a long and proud history.  Our four annual concerts draw on a wide range of music encompassing the classical, modern and operatic choral repertoire.  For our two main Spring and Autumn concerts, usually held in St. John Baptist Church Cirencester and Tewkesbury Abbey respectively, we employ professional soloists and orchestras, such as Canzona, the Bristol Ensemble and the Regency Sinfonia.  For our lighter Christmas and Summer concerts, performed locally, we are joined by our Children’s Choir or Youth Choir and local talented young soloists.  We rehearse on Monday evenings in Marling School Music Centre in Stroud with breaks at Christmas, Easter, the Summer and bank holidays.

    We are seeking an experienced rehearsal accompanist to work closely alongside the Musical Director.  Candidates should have a broad knowledge of choral repertoire with the ability to play in a variety of musical styles and significant experience of accompanying large choirs on the piano in a rehearsal situation.  It is preferable that the post holder should also be a proficient organist, who is able to accompany the choir to a high standard in both the Christmas and summer concerts.  The accompanist needs to be able to score read parts fluently from the vocal score, and also, with due notice, be able to transpose a score down a semitone to baroque pitch.  It is desirable that the rehearsal accompanist should also be able to deputise for the Musical Director and conduct rehearsals on an occasional basis.

    The Accompanist & Assistant Musical Director will be paid a generous rate for a weekly 2-hour rehearsal.  The society prides itself on employing musicians of a high calibre, and the remuneration offered to the new accompanist will reflect this.
    Concert engagements will attract additional fees.

    Applications should take the form of a curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter which outlines your suitability for the post.  The names of two referees should be supplied, one of whom should be a professional musician with whom you have worked recently.

    Please send applications to the SCS Chairman, Timothy Brain at timothy.brain@btinternet.com.

    Closing date is Friday 13 March 2020 and auditions and interviews will be on Monday 23rd March & Monday 30th March 2020 at our rehearsal venue, Marling School Music Hall, East Campus, Downfield Road, Cainscross, Stroud, GL5 4HE.

     

    [Posted 27 February 2020 - Closing date 13 March 2020]


    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]