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.


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Conductors/Musical Directors
 

Magic Voices are searching for the next Gareth Malone to lead and direct our brand new choir in Harrogate, UK. We are looking for a Musical Director with good piano skills to teach our great musical arrangements to a mostly non-reading choir. This is a wonderful opportunity for an excellent M.D with a warm, friendly personality.

Start Date: February/March 2019. Musical Director/ Choir Director - Duration: 1 x 90 minute session per weekday evening. (To be negotiated). Pay: £100 per session. 46 weeks of the year. We are looking for someone with an engaging personality, their own musical equipment and transport. Initially, we would like to meet all candidates and allow time to watch a session at one of our established choirs. Following shortlisting, we would ask candidates to lead 1-2 sessions. Website:  https://www.magicvoices.co.uk Please send a letter of application/ interest together with an up to date C.V to: info@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 28 November 2018 - Closing date 1 december 2018]


Oadby Community Choir are seeking a new musical leader. We are an inclusive non- auditioned SATB Choir who meet weekly on a Tuesday evening in Oadby, Leicestershire. We have been singing all types of music for three years and have 62 members. We perform concerts for charity. There is an enthusiastic committee who cover all the admin work. The position is paid.
Contact Jackie Knight - jacijet@aol.com

[Posted 28 November 2018]


Musical Director required for The Broadstone Choir. We are an established friendly mixed voice choir of about 60 members who rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Broadstone in Dorset from September to June or July. We sing mostly sacred choral works but also some secular pieces, and present three or four concerts a year in local venues. We are a non-auditioned SATB choir with a pro-active committee which runs the choir and liaises with the Musical Director. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic musical director with experience in choral leadership. It is hoped the successful candidate will take over at Easter.  See our website www.bcc.webs.com for more information about the choir. Please contact the chairman David Endicott on 01202 603553 or djendicott@aol.com in the first instance for further details including remuneration.

[Posted 19 November 2018 - Closing date 5 January 2019]


The Weekley Singers of Kettering are looking for a choir trainer, conductor and leader following the retirement of Mike Latham at the end of 2018 after many years association with the choir.

The Weekley Singers are an unauditioned SATB choir of 25-30 members singing mainly popular and light classical pieces. We normally give two public performances a year and other performance on request. A programme typically consists of up to twenty numbers including two or three solos by choir members. We rehearse for an hour and a half on Monday evenings in Kettering. We have a regular amateur accompanist.

Mike Latham as leader has done far more than act as choir trainer and conductor. We anticipate, however, that in future most of the administrative and financial aspects of running a successful choir will be undertaken by choir members. But we still need someone to take on the over-all leadership role.

The position is unpaid except for reasonable expenses.

Written expressions of interest with all relevant information should be sent to michael_napier@ntlworld.com or Michael Napier, 106 Federation Avenue, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2NX by 15 January 2019.

Mike Latham can be contacted on 01536 515218 if anyone potentially interested in the position would like to have an informal discussion with him first.

[Posted 13 November 2018 - Closing date 15 January 2019]


Musical Director required for the Torbay Singers. After 14 joyful years as the musical director/conductor of Torbay Singers, Tina Guthrie will be standing down after the 2018/2019 season. We are therefore looking for a new Musical Director to start in September 2019.

The Torbay Singers is an auditioned chamber choir of up to 50 singers. The choir was founded in 1967 and has just completed its 50th anniversary season.
The choir performs three concerts a year, and in recent years we have had a workshop in January focusing on our major work for the March concert. We perform in a variety of venues around Torquay and surrounding area, including Buckfast Abbey, and most frequently at St Matthias church in Torquay.
We rehearse at Shiphay Academy in Torquay on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30 – 9.30pm, during school term times, (not including half term) Rehearsals are supported by a piano accompanist.
The choir repertoire includes standard choral works, including performances of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, Bach Mass in B minor, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Rutter’s Gloria, Monteverdi Vespers (1610), Bach Christmas Oratorio, and modern choral classics by Lauridsen, Whitacre, Pärt and Tavener. Soloists of national and international renown have sung with the choir, and at least one concert per year will include an orchestra.
Choir members are re-auditioned every 3 years thereby ensuring a consistently high standard, and to give the Musical Director the opportunity to discuss individual performance, and areas for development.
The Musical Director is supported by a committee of 7 members, whose role includes the organisation of concert venues, publicity, ticket sales, and finances. Torbay Singers is a registered charity. The Musical Director attends all committee meetings and is an integral part of decision making.
Rates of pay are in line with those published by Making Music.

Responsibilities of the Musical Director:

  • To select the music for the coming season in consultation with the committee
  • To direct and conduct rehearsals
  • To conduct all concerts and performances
  • To coach correct singing technique and good choral practice as an integral part of rehearsals
  • To audition new members and conduct re-auditions for members
  • To select and engage soloists and instrumentalists for concerts
  • To attend choir committee meetings as an ex officio member of the committee (usually three times a year)
  • To attend and report to the AGM of the choir

Essential qualifications:

  • Proven experience of directing and conducting choral works, including orchestras.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of choral music, both sacred and secular.
  • Ability to communicate enthusiasm, passion and encouragement to the choir.
  • A firm, diplomatic, and tactful approach to choir members of varying abilities.
  • Ability and readiness to work in collaboration with the committee concerning all choir business.

The committee of the Torbay Singers welcomes applications from anyone meeting the above specifications. If you would like any more information, please contact Sue Roach, Chairman on suroach123@gmail.com, or 01803 782677. We welcome applications up to and including January 31st 2019. Interviews will take place in the spring of 2019. The final stages of the interview process will involve attending a rehearsal and conducting the choir for part of the rehearsal.

[Posted 13 November 2018 - Closing date 31 January 2019]


Vocal Expressions ladies’ choir in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire seeks a new Musical Director and conductor to continue the excellent work of our current MD, who is leaving us because of family commitments. We are a well-established, non-auditioning choir with 55 members. We have enjoyed singing a wide repertoire of popular, secular and sacred music for more than 20 years, and we share our enjoyment through regular concerts and events, which have established us firmly in the local community and musical scene. You can read more about us at www.vocalexpressions.co.uk
This will be a rewarding position for a MD who enjoys working with enthusiastic singers whose musical knowledge and choral experience cover a wide range. We rehearse for two hours on Thursday evenings at Holmbridge Parish Hall, when we like our sessions to be friendly, lively and productive.  All our rehearsals and events are enhanced by the services of an outstanding accompanist.

The MD’s commitment is for 44 weekly rehearsals p.a. with additional hours for concerts, competitions, workshops and other events. The rate of pay is attractive and in line with MU guidelines. It will be negotiated based on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications. If you are interested in this role, please email ve.enquiries@gmail.com  giving details of your musical background and interests, and showing how you would be a good fit with Vocal Expressions where you will be expected to:

  • plan and lead weekly rehearsals and workshops;
  • bring your knowledge of the choral repertoire to advise on our selection of music;
  • inspire and encourage all our members to sing as well as they can;
  • show commitment to the choir and participate in its events and activities;
  • liaise with the accompanist to ensure that rehearsals are successful;
  • liaise with the committee on all matters to do with the running of the choir.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the position.
We will respond to all applications, and will invite shortlisted applicants to lead a short rehearsal as part of the selection process.

[Posted 12 November 2018]


St Andrew's Church Rugby is seeking a temporary Choir Director and Organist and from 6th January 2019. We have a weekly 10.30am Choral Eucharist, a monthly Choral Evensong, and a monthly Compline (6pm). Our large and well-established SATB choir practices on a Thursday evening. The choir sing a range of Anglican repertoire, including an introit and anthem each Sunday morning. To enquire please contact Rev'd Imogen Nay on rector@rugbychurch.org.uk

[Posted 12 November 2018]


Intonation choir is looking for a Musical Director who can start rehearsing with us from early in 2019. We are a small mixed choir that has been together for almost three years. Our repertoire of fourteen songs is drawn mainly from popular music of the last fifty years. Our practice night is Tuesday 8 to 10 pm in central Peterborough.

For more information please contact intonationchoir1@gmail.com

[Posted 30 October 2018]


Marsh Green Melody Makers is seeking a new Musical Director, start-date negotiable. This community choir of approximately 30 members is at the heart of the small Devon village of Marsh Green, 7 miles east of Exeter. While currently being led by a Sing for Pleasure conductor in training, and loving it, this is not a long term arrangement as she has rather too many other commitments! The methodology of 'call & response' teaching is working well, as is singing A Cappella and while many don't read music, most now prefer to have it, rather than just words, to support learning. The choir is also used to singing to backing tracks & with accompaniment. MGMM is a true community choir which brings together the small rural community & it's neighbouring villages. The enthusiasm is plain to see/hear and while learning may not be a speedy as some choirs, the rewards are just as satisfying. MGMM members are enthusiastic & keen to learn, and for the right person, will be a rewarding choir to lead. The choir typically gives 2 or 3 concerts a year, including for charity, and has sung in such diverse venues as Sainsbury's and Exeter Cathedral, which was, without doubt a phenomenal experience for all concerned, the programme included Zadok The Priest. Repertoire has included a variety of songs with backing tracks, spirituals, sea shanties, a selection of rounds & well known jazz & show-tunes. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in Marsh Green Village Hall. Contact Emma Palmer - empal1@icloud.com if interested.

[Posted 23 October 2018]


Watford Palace Theatre is currently recruiting for a freelance Musical Director to lead the Watford Palace Theatre Community Choir (WPTCC). The WPTCC currently have over 40 members from the local community who meet regularly during term time for 11 sessions on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the theatre in our rehearsal studio, or local venues within walking distance of the theatre. As well as the regular summer and Christmas concerts at WPT, the WPTCC often sing at community events and fundraisers across Hertfordshire and beyond.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Samantha Ford on : samantha@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

[Posted 19 October 2018]


Sonara Singers seek new Musical Director. Due to impending retirement, Sonara Singers (all ladies choir) will be looking to recruit a new Musical director / conductor in early 2019. If you feel you would like the challenge and are suitably qualified or experienced, more information can be obtained from Lorna Brooks on 01773 811650, Angela Bacon on 07811891112, or Anne Eaton on 07521 979435. Visit our web site – www.sonarasingers.com or our facebook page

[Posted 18 October 2018- Closing date 31 January 2019]


Chester Ladies Choir are looking for new Musical Director. Our current musical director is leaving, due to being offered a fantastic new career opportunity, so we have a vacancy starting in or before January 2019. We are looking for a creative and positive MD who is committed to maintaining the high standards that the choir always strives to achieve.

Job description

The Musical Director is responsible for the following:

  • Taking weekly rehearsals
  • Teaching singing techniques to continually improve sound quality
  • Conducting performances
  • Ensuring that members enjoy rehearsals
  • Selecting music which is both challenging and enjoyable to sing
  • Arranging these pieces into an interesting way as a programme
  • Striving to produce good performances which entertain both the audience and choir members
  • Liaising with the committee in sourcing venues, arranging concerts and ensuring the wellbeing of the choir
  • Auditioning new choir members

About the choir

We are a group of about 40 ladies of all ages who love to sing! We have been established as a choir since 1955 and are based in Chester, although we have members from across Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales.
We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 till 9:30 at St Luke’s Church in Huntington, Chester to sing wide range of music from classical pieces to modern pop and jazz for our own concerts and other community and charity events.
We believe that singing is a fantastic way to meet new friends and have fun and it’s good for your health and well-being.

If you are interested in applying for this role then please contact us for more information. Email: tclchoir@outlook.com

[Posted 18 October 2018]


The Wey Community Gospel Choir is a collective of community choirs based in Guildford and Farnham, Surrey. Starting in 2014 with half a dozen members, it is now a thriving group of 80+ singers across three choirs. Its message is simply that anyone can sing— even with no musical background or training. With an emphasis on fun and inclusivity above all else, it aims to help people feel more a part of their community through new friendships and occasional performances.     WCGC now want to bring their energetic and uplifting choir to new locations in wider Surrey and outer London.  The choir is looking for passionate and enthusiastic choir directors to lead the new groups. Primarily this will mean teaching 3-4 songs each term, from the extensive WCGC catalogue of gospel arrangements, working towards a Christmas or summer performance. They will be fully supported by WCGC with advertising, schedules and materials - so the only thing to organise is the end of term social! Applicants should all have experience in leading choirs. If they have lead choirs but not gospel choirs then would also need to have experience in singing gospel music. Most importantly they would be passionate about growing a fun community group, and about seeing people from all walks of life grow in confidence. Ideally, they would also be able to accompany themselves on the piano. The locations and times of the new choirs are yet to be confirmed, and would be flexible to fit the schedules of the right people. Pay is negotiable depending on experience. 
Please send your CV to richard@theweycommunitygospelchoir.co.uk

[Posted 30 September 2018]


Mickleover Singers are looking for a new leader from January 2019 following the departure of our musical director due to other work, choir and personal commitments. The choir is long-standing (>75 years) non-audition, mixed ability group of ~25 voices. Practices are on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm at St John’s Church, Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 9HD.

The preferred repertoire is an eclectic mix of old and new, classical and popular, serious and light-hearted, and three concerts are usually held each year. Candidates are sought who are enthusiastic about choral singing, with experience of conducting amateur choirs, patience, good interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and inspire. Remuneration is based on a fee per rehearsal / concert.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Chair Gerry Bryant at Gerry.bryanthome@btinternet.com, including your CV. Suitable candidates will have the opportunity to attend and take a rehearsal before Christmas.  

[Posted 12 September 2018]


A new Performance Arts school in Birmingham City Centre, is searching for a choirmaster who can help to create and direct a brand new choir who will represent the school. The right candidate must be extremely versatile, and can direct all styles. From Celtic, Classical, Gospel, Rock and RnB, they must strive for the choir to reach the highest of standards, be highly original and create an extremely exciting environment.

They must hold the relevant DBS certificates and be able to work on Saturdays starting at the end of September 2018. If you feel you are a practitioner who can meet these requirements, please can you email dianerock12@gmail.com or Tel: 07523 287 279.

[Posted 31 July 2018]


Nidderdale Community Choir are looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018.  As well as good all round musical skills, the candidate should have good communication skills, enthusiasm and patience.  We are a mixed ability choir with 25+ regular attendees meeting every Thursday evening in term time from 7-9pm in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Our repertoire includes an eclectic mix of popular music, folk, gospel and show tunes, usually in three parts.

Interested parties should contact the secretary, Christine Carroll on 07866 266585 or email carrollc@btinternet.com

[Posted 30 July 2018]


Troon Chorus in south west Scotland are looking for a new Musical Director to take up duties on 20th August or shortly thereafter. We are a very friendly SATB chorus of about 35-40 singers who rehearse on Monday evenings at Portland church hall in Troon. For more details and to apply contact Ray Owens (Chair- Troon Chorus) Tel: 01292 316339 or M: 07583 813409. Our website can be found at www.troonchorus.co.uk

[Posted 30 July 2018]


Musical Director required for Orpheus Singers The Orpheus Singers (www.orpheussingers.org.uk) is one of the leading chamber choirs on the Isle of Wight. The choir, which is auditioned, numbers between 35 and 40 singers and performs music from 17th – 21st centuries. Choir members are expected to aspire to high choral standards and should have good singing and reading skills.

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced and inspirational Music Director, starting in September 2018, to lead and develop the choir and its repertoire. The successful applicant will have energy, commitment and enthusiasm. The choir responds well to expressive direction and we are looking for a director with vocal training experience as well as an emphasis on musicality and interpretation.

The Choir tends to focus on smaller works and à capella performances, though we do perform larger pieces as well. We prefer to use professional soloists in our set piece concerts. Members of the choir are accustomed to singing solo parts in smaller pieces.

The choir performs 3-4 concerts a year, generally in venues around the Island. Rehearsals are held in Newport on Tuesday evenings from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. If resident on the mainland, transport can be arranged to and from the ferry point. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Fees are subject to discussion.

Interested candidates should contact Norman Cave with a brief resumé or CV at chairman@orpheussingers.org.uk. or by phone on 01983 866 248. Please include full contact details.

[Posted 30 July 2018]


Laudamus Chamber Choir seeks new Musical Director We were formed in 1991 to deputise at services in Cathedrals, Priories, Abbeys and Great Churches when their own choits are on holiday. Over the years, the choir’s repertoire has expanded to include light and secular as well as sacred music, enabling the choir to perform for charity events and other occasions such as weddings and  funerals.  Under founding Musical Director, Andrew Johnson, Laudamus made tours to  Holland, Italy, Hungary and France as well as regular visits to Cathedrals throughout the UK. 

This tradition has continued under Musical Director, Kit Hobkirk.  The choir, a group of friends who sing together, has 20 ‐ 30 singers and rehearses on Monday evenings in term time at St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge.  With the departure of  Kit Hobkirk for Scotland, Laudamus are seeking a new musical director to lead the choir.  We  are looking for someone who meets the following criteria: 

˗ Knowledge of music and church/cathedral practices and procedures; 

˗ Knowledge of and contacts with musical activities and resources, both locally and  regionally; 

˗ Adequate keyboard skills to support rehearsals; 

˗ Knowledge of a wider secular repertoire suitable for performance at charity concerts; 

˗ Good vocal training skills; 

˗ A positive enabling style of leadership to encourage choir to be their best; 

˗ Sufficient time to devote to Laudamus rehearsals and performances; 

˗ Good presentation skills necessary for communicating well with audiences; 

˗ Ability and knowledge for composing programme notes; 

˗ Good communication skills with the choir to ensure effective and enjoyable rehearsals. 

For more information email choirlaudamus@gmail.com or visit https://choirlaudamus.org/

[Posted 9 July 2018]


The Mayday Singers are an established community chamber choir based in the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers, near Swanage, Dorset. Our current Director of music has retired and we are seeking his replacement to start in Autumn 2018. We currently have around 20 members (SATB) and rehearse on Tuesday evenings. We give 2 concerts a year and on May 1st we celebrate the Spring with a dawn chorus and a large breakfast. We work hard at a whole range of music but we are open to exploring new ideas and styles.
Fees negotiable. For more information please contact Jane Atkinson 07725 059152 email: Jane@thepottingshed.org.uk

[Posted 3 July 2018]


Wessex Harmony seek new Musical Director. Do you have the necessary skills to direct an enthusiastic group of women to sing modern 4 part A Capella? We love a challenge and seek a Musical Director who can take us even further in the musical and performance side of our craft. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10,00pm in Poole Dorset. lf this appeals to you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lorraine on :email: chairman@wessexharmony.com Mobile: 0777903240

[Posted 29 June 2018]


Scotland’s a cappella LGBT+ choir (Edinburgh based) is looking for a new Musical Director.

Loud and Proud Choir, Edinburgh (SC038303) is seeking a new enthusiastic and dedicated Musical Director (MD) from September 2018.

Loud and Proud was established over a decade ago as an LGBT+ community, a cappella, non-auditioning choir with 50+ members. The choir welcomes everyone irrespective of their musical ability. We have a wide musical repertoire, incorporating traditional Scottish, folk, world, musicals and pop, and mostly sing in four-part SATB harmonies.
Find us on YouTube and Twitter (@LoudProudChoir) and visit our website www.loudandproudchoir.org for more about us and what we do.

Start: September 2018 (3-month mutual trial period)
Terms: Freelance position / Self-employed, hourly fee to be negotiated
Current Rehearsals: Mondays 7:00pm - 9:30pm, Edinburgh

Key Duties:

To be in charge of conducting and directing weekly rehearsals, including appropriate warm-up exercises
Be able and willing to create appropriate Learning Tracks for members to study in their own time
Conduct the choir at our current three main performances (Spring/Festival/Festive) and if possible at other smaller gigs as agreed during the course of the year (e.g. World AIDS Day, Pride, Various Voices)
Select appropriate and balanced repertoire for concerts in liaison with nominated representatives from the choir (the Music Team), choosing a wide and varied selection of music in order to challenge more able members without disadvantaging others (members can suggest songs, with the music team and MD deciding on suitability)
Extend the choir’s repertoire, challenge and nurture each member’s skillset
Attend committee meetings when invited to do so and support the aims of the Choir
Other duties in line with the role agreed between the post holder and the committee
Be prepared to make a firm commitment to the choir

Essential Skills / Experience

Experience of conducting a large community choir
Demonstrable teaching ability, encompassing a wide variety of learning styles
Demonstrate good time management and organisational skills
Work in tandem with the choir committee and attend meetings when required
A ‘People Person’: A good communicator, capable of connecting well
with others and setting a friendly, enjoyable and dynamic choir environment
Understanding / experience of LGBT+ issues

Desirable Skills / Experience

Have the ability to arrange/compose music
Competent and experienced in teaching by ear would be a distinct advantage
Extensive knowledge of choral music from a variety of genres.

Get in touch!

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your expressions of interest together with a CV by email to loudproud2018@hotmail.com by 16th July 2018. Interviews and auditions will be held end of July/August. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the position.

[Posted 16 June 2018]


Musical Director for Community Choir- Carlisle Community Choir is looking to appoint a Musical Director from 23rd September 2018. The person we are looking for will be skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated and will encourage and challenge the choir in a positive and enjoyable way. Carlisle Community Choir was formed in 2012 and is open to everyone regardless of singing experience or ability to read music. This SATB choir numbers over 80 members and sings a wide variety of musical styles. We rehearse every Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Holy Trinity on Stanhope Road Carlisle, with a summer break mid June to September and shorter breaks over both Christmas and Easter. The choir gives annual concerts in December and June of each year and takes part in many other local events and performances by invitation. The choir strives to deliver performances of the highest standard we can achieve and has taken part with success in Choir of the Year, Manchester Amateur Choral Competition and the Carlisle Music Festival, where the choir won their class in 2018.

The person we are looking for will have -
1 Experience of working with a large choir of varying musical experiences, the ability to explain things in different ways and motivate a large group of people.

2 Wide knowledge of choral repertoire in a variety of styles and the ability to select an appropriate range of music for the choir to sing.

3 The ability to challenge and develop the choir and our performances in an enjoyable and productive way.

4 A firm commitment to the choir, our rehearsals and our performances.

5 Experience of working with a committee and the commitment to work together with our proactive committee to achieve the best for the choir.

6 The ability to conduct rehearsals and plan an effective rehearsal schedule over the season to deliver performances of a high standard.

7 The ability to work carefully with the choir’s professional accompanist and have connections with other professional musicians and singing teachers who might work with the choir.


Remuneration:

The role will attract an hourly rate of £40 and reasonable travel expenses will also be paid in addition to this fee. The successful candidate will have a probationary period of one year with the hope to extend this further.

To apply:

Applications should be sent to carlislecommunitychoir@hotmail.com by the closing date of 31st July 2018 at 5pm. The application email should include a current CV and a covering letter that outlines your vision for the choir and also how you meet the seven criteria outlined above. Any further information can be obtained by emailing the choir website.
Interviews will be held during the morning of 16th September 2018 at: Holy Trinity Church, Stanhope Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7BB. Successful applicants will be called back for audition with the choir on the same afternoon. The post will commence on 23rd September 2018.

[Posted 13 June 2018]


Musical Director required for The Orwell Singers, near Cambridge. We are a mixed choir with no audition - current numbers are 10 sopranos, 10 altos, 6 tenors and 4 basses. We have been in existence for almost 30 years and our members come from a fairly wide catchment area between Cambridge and Royston.  Our aim is to provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to sing a wide repertoire of music, both sacred and secular, for enjoyment and performance – we usually put on two concerts a year.

Our current conductor, Jacquie McBride, has been with us for nearly five years and during this time we have grown in numbers and confidence and our standard of singing has improved considerably. In addition to concerts in Orwell Village Hall the Singers have also recently performed in Trinity College Chapel and Emmanuel United Reform Church in Cambridge.

We are looking for a person to continue the traditions of the choir – someone who enjoys all kinds of music, who is good at encouraging people and has a sense of humour. We can offer a fee/expenses and we need someone from September 2018. We have an excellent accompanist who plays for the concerts but not for rehearsals, so keyboard skills are essential.

We meet on Mondays during school term times at the Methodist Schoolroom, Town Green Road, Orwell SG8 5QL from 7.30 – 9.30 pm and we would be very happy for anyone who might be interested to come along on a Monday evening to meet us. To find out more, take a look at our website - www.orwellsingers.co.uk - or come along to our summer concert on Saturday June 23rd from 7.00pm at St Andrew’s Church, Orwell. Contact: Katie Reid on 01223 207387 or katie.reid@talk21.com

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Magic Voices Choir are looking for a great MD/ Choir Leader from or near to St. Albans to lead our brand new, musical theatre, contemporary choir. All our arrangements are original and exceptional quality and written for us exclusively by a West End Musical Director. Recommendations as well as applicants are gratefully received.
Please contact us at:   mike@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Magic Voices Choir are looking for a great MD/ Choir Leader from or near to York/ Harrogate to lead our brand new, musical theatre, contemporary choir. All our arrangements are original and exceptional quality and written for us exclusively by a West End Musical Director. Recommendations as well as applicants are gratefully received.
Please contact us at:   mike@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Woven Chords is a mixed-voice community choir of 23 years standing and, due to our present director moving from the area, is looking for a new musical director, preferably to start in September 2018.

Currently the choir has over 30 attending members and follows the “Natural Voice Practioners” ethos - no auditions, no music scores, “if you can speak you can sing:” with the emphasis on having fun through singing. Woven Chords sings in the a cappella (unaccompanied) style, in harmony, and has a repertoire of over 200 world music songs in various languages.

The choir has built up quite a substantial local following over the years for its energetic and enthusiastic concerts. It has also performed further afield when opportunities have presented themselves. Choir members range in age from 20s to 70s and form an incredibly friendly, supportive group who love singing together.

Woven Chords is supported by South Kesteven District Council and sessions take place on Thursdays, 7.30 to 9.30pm, at Stamford Arts Centre during school term times. Remuneration is paid through the Arts Centre and is at a very competitive rate. '

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to lead a lively, energetic, full-voiced, group of very lovely people. To have a look at some of our past and future events visit www.wovenchords.com

For further information please contact Hilary on 01778393429 or email: bloomerclan@aol.com

[Posted 3 June 2018]


Director of Music required by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Springfield Road Horsham, West Sussex. The Roman Catholic parish of St. John the Evangelist, Horsham wishes to appoint a Director of Music. The parish currently has no paid organists or formal choir: as such, the appointee will benefit from the opportunity to develop, initially, an entirely new junior choir and in due course, one or more adult choirs, recruited both from the parish (which is a thriving community with a large number of enthusiastic youth and two primary schools both with existing choirs) and the wider community. Horsham has a thriving musical scene, with a symphony orchestra and several secular choirs. The primary purpose of the new choirs will be to sing Chant and motets at the 9:15 Mass on Sundays, as well as on major feast days including Christmas and the Easter Triduum and special events, First Holy Communions, weddings, funerals etc. The job represents an exciting opportunity to establish and develop a choral tradition which it is hoped will last for generations to come.

The appointee will be expected to oversee attainment of RSCM affiliation for the junior choir, and to implement its “Voice for Life” training scheme for future choristers. The appointee will benefit from the full support of the Parish Priest, with whom they will work closely, and that of the whole congregation. The parish is also keen in due course to recruit a paid organist/organ scholar to work alongside the Director of Music.

The salary, broadly in line with current RSCM rates, will be determined on the basis of qualifications, experience, level of availability and by negotiation with the successful applicant, and will be payable either by hourly rate or annual salary. The church is willing to demonstrate flexibility in renegotiating the remuneration should the workload increase over time.

The successful applicant must have experience as a choral director and be sympathetic to traditional-style Roman Catholic liturgy, with a working knowledge of Gregorian plainchant and Renaissance polyphony. A competent organist would also be preferred. Applicants will be energetic, dynamic, innovative and able to establish a rapport with young singers: a full DBS check and references will therefore be required. The parish is open to considering younger candidates with a choral/organ scholar background keen to gain experience of building and directing a choir. Please apply by email to stjohnshorshamchoir@gmail.com or by letter marked “Director of Music Application” to The Parish Priest, The Presbytery, 3 Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 2PJ, with curriculum vitae.

[Posted 28 May 2018]


Musical Director wanted for Cambridge Chord Company. Do you have the skill, dedication and inspirational enthusiasm to direct a top ranking male barbershop chorus? Cambridge Chord Company  was established in 1990, since when we have been entertaining audiences at home and abroad as well as putting in consistently high-scoring performances in competition. We rehearse on Thursdays and you can find us at www.singccc.org
Our current Musical Director leaves at the end of May after a long and successful career with us. We are looking for an MD who can expand our musical development, improve our competitive success and keep our audiences clapping. If you think this is for you, then please email your CV or any questions to Alan Conochie, our Chairman, at alanconochie@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 22 May 2018]


The award winning Kinder Choirs (formerly the Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak) are seeking a new Children’s Musical Director from September/October 2018. The organisation has been one of the major success stories in the cultural life of Derbyshire since their formation in 1991 by their founder Joyce Ellis MBE. During this time the choirs have gained a national and international profile with successes in major competitions and festivals, including twice winners of the highly prestigious Llangollen International Eisteddfod, major concert engagements, and appearances on TV and radio, and in European tours. They perform regularly in a wide variety of venues including cathedrals and national concert halls, as well as all over Derbyshire.  We are a registered charity and have a Board of Trustees.
We hope to have someone in situ for the beginning of September or shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic professional musician with experience and understanding of young developing voices, vocal health and classical technique; someone with energy and enthusiasm, able to invigorate the organisation and inspire a high standard of performance.  The post involves liaising with the Founder Director, who is responsible for the overall running of the choir, and an ability to work collaboratively. An Enhanced DBS clearance, together with personal and professional references, will be required.

Children’s Musical Director Job Description.


The choir’s annual timetable runs from September to the end of August. The Children’s Musical Director will be expected to liaise with the Founder Director, the Trust of the organisation and the Administrator.  For children there is no audition necessary to join the choirs and no-one is precluded for reasons of cost, with bursaries being available on a confidential basis where there is need.  The choirs rehearse in Whaley Bridge weekly on Monday and Tuesday evenings for 4 hours each evening during the Derbyshire Schools’ term time. In November and May/June there are often Sunday afternoon rehearsals as the choirs prepare for their Christmas programme or their annual summer concert in Buxton Opera House.  Over the year the choirs take part in a variety of concerts (both self-promotions and outside invitations), occasional professional performances, occasional competitions, tours and residential events.  Choice of repertoire and concert programming is discussed with the Founder Director.  The choice of repertoire will reflect the skills and development of the individual choirs; it must aim to provide challenge, variety and enjoyment, and also consider the enjoyment of the audience. There will be a requirement for the successful candidate to be active within the High Peak community seeking exciting initiatives for recruitment and the overall development of the choirs.  There will be some related administration and communications needed as a part of the role.
The fee is negotiable and will reflect the experience and calibre of the candidate.  There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to develop their role within the organisation.

For a full specification of the position, more about the choirs and details of how to apply please contact joyce.ellis001@gmail.com

[Posted 22 May 2018]


Musical Director required. We are an enthusiatic established Ladies choir of some 7 years based on the Fylde Coast in Cleveleys, Lancashire, small in number but not in quality. We have 18 members currently but are looking to grow with the right person at the helm. Our founding MD is retiring at the end of May as he will celebrate his 89th birthday this year. We currently rehearse on a Thursday evening in Cleveleys 7.30pm-9.30pm and perform for worthy causes throughout the year. Our main genre is Musicals but we are an experienced group and are willing to try anything new.

Further information can be obtained by emailing julieh@btinternet.com or by ringing 01253 860887 or 01253 273275

[Posted 03 May 2018]


Magic Voices Choir are looking for a new Musical Director to lead our Harrogate/ York contemporary choir. We are looking for someone with a bright, warm, friendly personality and their own musical equipment (keyboard and amplifier). We rehearse weekly during one evening per week (Monday-Thursday can be negotiated). This is a well paid post and very rewarding! Please contact mike@magicvoices.co.uk for more information.

[Posted 03 May 2018]


Warwick based contemporary choir are seeking a new Musical Director to lead our rehearsals and concerts. We are looking for someone with a bright, warm, friendly personality and their own musical equipment (keyboard and amplifier). We rehearse every Tuesday evening. This is a well paid post and very rewarding! Please contact mike@magicvoices.co.uk

[Posted 03 May 2018]


Sawtry Chorale, based in Sawtry near Huntingdon, Cambs, is looking for a new musical director from September 2018. We are an amateur community choir of mixed voices (SATB), established in 1986. There are currently 30 members of all ages and varying musical experience. We enjoy singing a wide range of music; sacred and secular, traditional and modern, and usually perform 4 concerts a year in aid of good causes. Rehearsals take place in Sawtry from 7.45 - 9.45pm on Wednesdays with breaks for summer, Christmas and a week at Easter. The position is paid on a sessional, self-employed basis. Expressions of interest with a CV can be sent via email to joyceday1930@hotmail.com

[Posted 28 April 2018]


St Mark’s Church, Parish of Swindon New Town, seek to appoint a new Director of Music and Organist at our Traditional Anglican Church. We seek someone to direct the choir for Sunday sung Mass, lead weekly or monthly choir practices and play up to 12 other services in the year. The Parish is a member of Forward in Faith, with episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Ebbsfleet. Salary will be in line with RSCM rates.

Please contact the Parish Office on 01793 538220 Email: swindonnewtown@btinternet.com

[Posted 27 April 2018]


Brent Singers offers an exciting opportunity for a musician with good professional and interpersonal skills to direct a well established mixed choir numbering around 70 singers, based in the lively community of South Brent near Totnes, from September 2018. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 and performs at least three classical concerts a year. Our Spring concert is traditionally in Buckfast Abbey, usually with an orchestra and professional soloists.  Past works performed include "The Seven Last Words of Christ "(Haydn), " Messe de Minuit pour Noël"  (Charpentier), "HMS Pinafore" (Gilbert and Sullivan) and "Dido and Aeneas" (Purcell). The choir will perform Mozart´s "Requiem" at Buckfast Abbey on April 22 this year as part of the celebrations of the Abbey's 1000th anniversary.  The choir participates every other year in an exchange visit, including a shorter performance, with a choral group based in South Brent's twinned community in Brittany.

For further information and details of how to apply contact the Secretary, Barbara Wintersgill email: barwintersgill@gmail.com

[Posted 27 March 2018]


Musical Director required for Songbirds in Harmony, a ladies choir based in Hednesford, Staffordshire, with effect from September 2018. More information about the choir can be found at www.songbirdsinharmony.co.uk. We are a modern choir, with piano accompanist and small band who perform mostly three part arrangements of pop music. The existing Musical Director, Annette Scott, is leaving at the end of 2018 to concentrate her efforts on her song-writing and teaching career.The new musical director will receive a nominal fee. Performances take place in Spring, Autumn and Christmas. For more information please contact Annette Scott on 07557 052711.

[Posted 19 March 2018]


Bedworth Singers is looking for a new Musical Director to start in September 2018. The choir has been in existence for over 40 years and currently has around 35 members  with a mixture of musical ability who are used to singing regularly in three and four-part harmony.  We sing a wide variety of music from shows and films, contemporary pop, traditional and classical music and currently perform three concerts a year. Our members are a friendly and caring group and are looking forward to welcoming an inspiring, dedicated and friendly new leader who will continue to challenge, excite and educate the choir. The post carries a modest honorarium. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 at Bedworth Methodist Church.  If you are interested in applying please contact Jenny Marshall via email:  alanmarshall2@hotmail.com supplying a CV detailing your musical qualifications/experience. More information can be found on our website:  www.bedworthsingers.co.uk

[Posted 12 March 2018]


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

[Posted 5 February 2018]


Christ Church Epsom Common (Diocese of Guildford) is looking for a talented and versatile Choir Director/Choir Leader with vision and energy to extend the ministry of this lively Anglican church in both traditional and contemporary styles of music worship. The successful applicant would direct a choir of competent and enthusiastic  musicians, both vocal and instrumental (mostly music readers), whose repertoire covers a wide range of music, and who can adapt to different styles of service. and it is also hoped to develop a children’s choir in due course. The choir practises on a Thursday evening, and again briefly before the Sunday services. The successful applicant would also be expected to assist with planning the music ahead of time, and introducing and teaching new music where appropriate. We have a restored William Hill pipe organ, and a Yamaha Electric Clavinova piano CLP670 with amplified speakers. An ability to play both instruments would be preferred, but not essential. We are offering RSCM rates, plus fees where appropriate. An enhanced DBS check  is required. Do check out our website: www.christchurchepsom.org.uk and applications in the first instance should be addressed to vicar@christchurchepsom.org.uk

[Posted 26 January 2018].


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

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

 

[Posted 22 January 2018]


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

[Posted 7 January 2018]

 

Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

 

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

 

Garleton Singers are seeking an Accompanist to support rehearsals and performances, working closely with the Musical Director as the Choir continues to build on its existing reputation as a high quality amateur choir. With outstanding musicianship, you will be a skilled pianist and have excellent sight-reading and score-reading skills with a willingness to prepare for each piece in advance of rehearsal. 

You will accompany the Choir at weekly rehearsals, held on Monday nights between 7:30 and 10pm at The Town House, Haddington, East Lothian, as well as at major concerts where required in 2019 which are held in Spring, Summer and Christmas. Strong interpersonal and musical skills and an enthusiastic approach coupled with an ability to work closely with the Musical Director are essential attributes for this role. Initially the appointment will be until our May 2019 concert, the end of the 2018-19 singing year, with the option to be re-employed thereafter for 2019-20 and beyond.
The position is paid on a sessional, self-employed basis with the suitably qualified, successful candidate receiving £240 per calendar month from the time of appointment up to May 2019. 

If you would like to apply for the above post, please send your CV, including contact details for both a personal and a musical reference, to The Secretary at garleton@gmail.com.

Interviews, including the chance to accompany 45 mins of a rehearsal, will take place in early January 2019.

[Posted 28 November 2018 - Closing date 14 December 2018]


Peterborough Sings! seek a musician to provide professional standard piano accompaniment and to play a major role in the training of their two adult choirs, Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices. The vacancy arises as the previous post holder, Alessandro Viale, recently left the UK at the conclusion of his Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban.

Rehearsals take place in Peterborough on Mondays (PMVC) and Tuesdays (PV) from 7.00pm – 9.45pm. Scheduled performances, competitions and tours are available on request.

Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices are ambitious auditioned ensembles. In recent years they have performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Brass Bands. They have an impressive record of competition success and have toured extensively, both in the UK and overseas. Further details of our organisation and activities can be found at www.peterboroughsings.org.uk.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend year-round Monday and Tuesday evening rehearsals and accompany the choirs as requested by the director.
  • Accompany the choirs in concerts, competitions and on tour.
  • Contribute to the continuing development of members through regular sectional rehearsals.
  • Lead sectional and full rehearsals, coaching choir members and preparing repertoire for performance.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • A skilled pianist; a sensitive accompanist with outstanding sight-reading and score-reading skills, willing to prepare each work(s) in advance, and a strong empathy toward choral rehearsal technique and confidence building for singers.
  • An experienced and confident musical leader able to use a variety of strategies to train and develop singers.
  • An excellent communicator able to confidently model vocally.
  • Fluent in reading short score and open score.
  • Able to work well as part of a team, being willing to collaborate with and support the director in developing the choirs.
  • Have good social skills and a willingness to interact with choir members.

 

The position is paid on a sessional, self-employed basis. Fees in 2017 amounted to c. £9k.

Interviews will be held in January 2019. Auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals at the end of January 2019. Ideally the accompanist will commence work on 11th February 2019.

To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email to: Jo Royle, Administrator, Peterborough Sings! jo.royle@peterboroughsings.org.uk, who is also able to answer informal enquiries. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th December.

Potential candidates are warmly invited to discuss the role informally with the previous postholder, Alessandro Viale (viale.alessandro@gmail.com) and/or the director, William Prideaux (will.prideaux@peterboroughsings.org.uk/ 01733 425194).

[Posted 12 November 2018]


Piano Accompanist required for Morecambe Bay Singers, Lancashire asap. The Morecambe Bay Singers are seeking a friendly, fun and enthusiatic pianist who can sight read to accompany this 70 year old choir. Originally the Trimpell Choir formed in 1947, then famously performing as Morecambe and District Philharmonic Choir, they still meet every Wednesday evening at Morecambe Parish Church.  Their versatile concert repertoire ranges from majestic masses and requiems to popular pop songs and show tunes. If an accompanist cannot be foumd then the choir is in danger of folding.

The choir meets every Wednesday at Morecambe Parish Church, Church Street. 7.30pm until 9.45pm with a break for a cup of tea and a chat.  They are a friendly, inclusive choir who welcome anybody with a love of music and singing, whatever level, with no auditions.  Musical Director is Laura Pointer.

If you can help please visit the website https://www.facebook.com/morecambebaysingers or http://www.thedrawingroom-design.co.uk/mbs/ or email mbschoir2017@gmail.com

[Posted 12 November 2018]


Rehearsal Accompanist/Assistant Musical Director required. Chew Valley Choral Society, established in 1976, is seeking a rehearsal accompanist/assistant musical director from January 2019.  We are a friendly group of singers, keen to stage very good standard performances, mostly in the Chew Valley area to the south of Bristol. The applicant should be an accomplished rehearsal accompanist who is also able to deputise for the Musical Director is his absence.  Please see our website www.chewvalleychoral.org.uk for further information about the choir.  Terms and conditions of conditions of employment will be discussed at interview. Please apply in the first instance using the 'Contact Us' page on the website.

[Posted 31 October 2018 - Closing date 30 November 2018]


Choir pianist wanted for Richmond (North Yorkshire) ladies' choir called Musicality (28 members).  We cover many genre from showsongs and pop to spirituals, sacred and madrigals.  Our accompanist, Gillian Ash, who also conducts from the piano is stepping down after 10 successful years.   We cover many venues including stately homes and local theatres. Find us on facebook@musicalityladieschoir.

[Posted 12 October 2018]


New Harmony Singers (Torfaen), require an experienced accompanist to take up position as soon as possible. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings in St Mary's Church Hall, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran: 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The accompanist will be required to play for rehearsals and an average 12 concerts per year. Details of remuneration available on application. Please ring Ms P Guy (BEM), Musical Director on 07969045826

[Posted 4 October 2018]


Guilsfield Singers (Mid Wales) seek accompanist for rehearsals and concerts. Guilsfield Singers are a friendly, mixed choir of some 40 – 50 people who meets Thursday evenings at the Old School in Guilsfield, a large village between Welshpool and Oswestry. Our previous accompanist, Paul Wardell, is now the choir’s Musical Director, hence the vacancy. The choir usually gives 4 – 6 performances a year, in Welshpool, Guilsfield, and the surrounding area. Concerts in 2017  included Stainer’s Daughter of Jairus,– one of a handful of performances since 1912 – a supper concert in July at Guilsfield Community Centre, a concert at Montgomery in October, a slot at the Llanwddyn Folk Festival, and finishing off with a carol concert at Guilsfield. This year’s spring concert includes Rutter’s Magnificat. The choir’s repertoire includes music from the 16th to 21st centuries, sacred and secular, serious and lighthearted;  folk songs and spirituals, cantatas and carols, requiems, and medleys from musicals.

Please contact the Choir’s Chairman, Diana Gerrett, email b.gerrett@gmail.com for more information or to express an interest.

[Posted 16 May 2018]

Accompanist - Marlow Gospel Choir (Buckinghamshire). Marlow Gospel Choir is a new community choir led by Caroline Slade, based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. We are seeking an accompanist for a June workshop, and for weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from September. The right person would be skilled at improvisation and have some knowledge or interest in gospel music, and a love for making music with the local community. Fees will be discussed but are unlikely to include travel expenses.

For further information please see 'Marlow Gospel Choir' on Facebook or contact cjmc.slade@gmail.com

[Posted 9 May 2018]



Sawtry Chorale, based in Sawtry near Huntingdon, Cambs, are looking for a pianist for rehearsals and concerts from September 2018. We are an amateur SATB community choir of 30 un-auditioned members who enjoy singing a wide range of music. Our ideal pianist will have strong keyboard and sight-reading skills, plenty of patience and be flexible and sensitive in supporting the M.D and choir members. We will, however, consider all applicants (including talented and enthusiastic young people aged 13+) who have achieved good piano grades. It could be that you are now looking to gain that experience as an rehearsal pianist but don't yet feel ready to accompany at concerts. Rehearsals take place in Sawtry from 7.45 - 9.45pm on Wednesdays with breaks for summer, Christmas and a week at Easter. Remuneration is paid for each rehearsal in attendance with additional fees for concerts (usually 4 a year). Fees dependent on experience/ qualifications. Expressions of interest with a CV can be sent via email to joyceday1930@hotmail.com

[Posted 25 April 2018]


St. Mary Bromley wish to engage an organist to play for two, preferably three Sunday mornings a month at our 10.30 a.m. services. The fee paid is £50 per service. We have an able and enthusiastic choir that practice on a Thursday evening and sing at the morning services of Holy Communion and evening services. We are seeking an organist who will be familiar with church choral music.

The music of St. Mary’s includes a broad range of anthems in line with RSCM suggestions. St. Mary’s has a website that will give you a flavour of our life http://www.stmarys-bromley.org.uk/ Please reply to the Vicar, Revd Alan Keeler agkeeler@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 22 March 2018]


Bedworth Singers is looking for a new piano accompanist to start in September 2018. The choir has been in existence for over 40 years and currently has around 35 members with a mixture of musical ability who are used to singing regularly in three and four-part harmony. We sing a wide variety of music from shows and films, contemporary pop, traditional and classical music and currently perform three concerts a year. Our members are a friendly and caring group and are looking forward to welcoming a new pianist. We currently pay £25 per session but this fee could be negotiable. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 at Bedworth Methodist Church. If you are interested in applying please contact Jenny Marshall via email: alanmarshall2@hotmail.com supplying a CV detailing your musical qualifications/experience.

[Posted 19 March 2018]


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

[Posted 12 February 2018]


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

[Posted 12 February 2018]


 

Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted

 

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

 


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

 
 

 
Choirs seeking Singers
 

The Esterhazy Singers of London Choral Scholarship opportunities

Building on their successful choral scholarship scheme for young singers, the Esterhazy Singers are pleased to invite applications for their 2019 awards. 

The choir is based in the City of London under the inspirational leadership of Andrea Brown who was elected as Musical Director of the choir at the end of 2016.  Andrea is a highly experienced choral conductor, currently Head of Choral Conducting at RWCMD, with a professional singing background.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain invaluable experience in choral singing both as ensemble member and soloist.  Successful applicants will receive £750 per annum, paid in 3 equal parts after each term (2019 calendar year).  There are normally 4 or 5 public performances a year.  Choral scholars will be expected to attend regular rehearsals, usually on Tuesdays at 19:00 at St. Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street, and to sing at all performances including all solos.  There will also be opportunities for further development of skills in choral leadership and conducting specific to each candidate’s experience.

Applicants should be between 18 and 25 years old and ideally should be considering a career in solo and ensemble singing or just starting in that field.
Applications in all voice parts will be considered.

A CV with covering letter and one musical  reference are required.  Shortlisted applicants will be asked to join a rehearsal at the beginning of 2019 when there will be an audition with Andrea Brown and a short meeting with two members of the choir’s committee. 

Those interested should apply by email: treasurer@esterhazysingers.com   Applications should be received no later than Friday 11th January.
 Shortlisted candidates will be required to audition on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday 15th January.  For more information go to:  www.esterhazysingers.com

[Posted 19 November 2018]


Cambridge Voices Reinvented (formerly Cambridge Voices) is seeking new Tenors and Basses to add to their current roster. The group rehearses weekly from 19:30-21:30 at St Columba's Church, CB2 3EL, on a rotating schedule based on most singers' availability. Interested candidates will be highly motivated, have good sight-reading skills, sufficient choral experience to learn music in a fast-paced environment, and will enjoy singing in a conductor-less choir where every voice counts (we tend to number 12-18 in concert). We sing liturgical repertoire that is sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, ALWAYS inspiring. Check out our listing in the Choir Directory here on BCN and contact director Ian DeMassini (iandemassini@gmail.com) to arrange an audition.

[Posted 12 November 2018]


The Manchester Bach Choir welcomes everyone, who has an interest in and experience of singing. We perform to a high standard and have a friendly but hardworking atmosphere. Although the ability to sight-read music is not essential, it can be very helpful. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm to 9:45pm, at St Andrew's Community Church, Hall Street, Stockport, SK1 4DU. (View Map) At present we are keen to recruit some more members, especially sopranos and basses. An audition is not required, although previous singing experience is preferred. If you are interested in joining the choir or just want to find out a bit more about us, email contact@manchesterbachchoir.com

[Posted 16 October 2018]


St. Luke’s Youth Choirs are seeking SATB singers for a production of ‘St. Nicholas’ on December 15th, at St. Luke’s Battersea. Rehearsals are at St. Luke’s Battersea, 194 Ramsden Road, London, on Thursday evenings at 5:45-8pm. Singers are asked to email stlukesyouthchoirs@gmail.com with their name and voice type. Rehearsals start on Thursday 1st November.

[Posted 15 October 2018]


Mosaic Chamber Choir in Woking is looking for tenors. We are a young, vibrant 25-strong chamber choir under dynamic MD Ben Gaughran. We are based in Woking, Surrey and sing a mix of music from Gibbons to Whitacre. Please apply to: secretary@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk or to info@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk. Please come and join us!

[Posted 22 September 2018]


Successful Male Chorus are looking for male singers for competition at Cornwall International Male Choirs Festival 2019 South Notts Men’s Chorus is looking for singers to join us for the competition in Cornwall from Thursday 2nd-Sun 6th May 2019.


This is an exciting project where there are opportunities to:
• Sing inspiring repertoire with an excellent choir
• Enjoy singing with a group where every voice counts (we number around 27 in concerts)
• Receive individual sessions from the MD
• Work with visiting choral experts as part of preparation
• Compete in classes and perform in friendship concerts
• Sing without music
• Experience our professional accompanists who are truly exceptional musicians
• Win individual and choir medals

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 7.00 - 9:30pm at Cropwell Butler Methodist Church and Shelford Village Hall in Nottingham. Call Victoria Barlow on 07973 765222 for more information or email vic@music-for-everyone.org

Victoria Barlow
Principal Vocal Animateur


Wanted - Singers to join the Churchill Theatre Singers, an exciting new opportunity for all adults. Based in the Churchill Theatre, Bromley this daytime musical theatre choir rehearses every Friday morning  between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Contact emma@musicspacewoolwich.com for further details.

[Posted 11 September 2018]


The Cecilian Singers are recruiting basses, both first and second. Under the direction of former Kings Singer, Jeremy Jackman, the Cecilian Singers has a deserved reputation for high quality music making and has been gracing the musical scenes of this country and abroad for thirty five years. Although based in Leicester, many of its members travel an extraordinary number of miles to join their Music Director, Jeremy Jackman for his all day Saturday workshops, together with intervening rehearsals taken by their Assistant Music Director Guy Turner. All members have had wide experience of choral singing and many also have a high reputation as soloists. Their broad repertoire includes music from the Renaissance to the present day, with new works written especially for them by contemporary composers, including Jeremy Jackman. To find out more, visit www.ceciliansingers.co,uk or contact Secretary Lynne Holland, Tel: 0115 933 2896, Email: lynne.holland@btinternet.com

[Posted 7 September 2018]


Petros Singers is recruiting tenors and basses. Based in Hammersmith, West London, we are a well-regarded auditioned chamber choir of around 35 voices with a reputation for high-quality singing and innovative programmes. Under musical director, Richard Bannan, we perform a wide-ranging and diverse repertoire and collaborate with top-class orchestras and soloists in West and Central London and sometimes further afield - most recently singing the weekend services at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. We have an  exciting season ahead which includes a performance of Brahms Requiem at St James's Piccadilly. Please contact our membership secretary if you'd like to join us for some trial rehearsals (Tuesday evenings from 11th September, 8-9.45pm). We also offer free bursaries to all singers age 27 and under.  For more information www.petrossingers.org. To join us for a rehearsal please email membership@petrossingers.org. We look forward to welcoming you. 

[Posted 5 September 2018]


Coro Cantilena is looking for Singers in all voices to form a small chamber group based in Fleet, Hampshire. Auditions will be held on the evenings of Thursday 30thAugust, Sunday 2ndSeptember and Tuesday 4thSeptember.  Singers with previous choral experience and intermediate sight reading skills are preferred. The audition will consist of some vocalised exercises, a short piece of your choice to be sung unaccompanied and sight reading. Don’t worry, no-one likes auditions and I have done many myself so I will do my best to put you at ease!
Rehearsals will take place in Fleet on Sunday evenings from 7 – 9pm in term times. Initially, the group will be learning a range of repertoire from the Renaissance through to Ola Gjeilo with a view to doing concerts at local venues. An artistic director with relevant choral expertise and calibre will be appointed once the choir is formed. Until then, I will direct rehearsals. I graduated from RWCMD and following a Masters degree, have been performing and teaching singing for 20 years.
If you are interested, please email liannelambert1@gmail.com

[Posted 22 August 2018]


The Inverness Singers are seeking new members for all sections, but especially tenors and sopranos.  We are a friendly group, meeting on a Wednesday night in Crown Church Hall, singing a variety of music from classical to folk, spirituals, popular songs and new compositions.  The new session starts on Wed 5th Sept 2018.  For further details, contact Ken or Margaret Young on 01463 232835 or kenmag20@btinternet.com

[Posted 15 August 2018]


All Saints Church in Wokingham, Berkshire, maintains a good choir which meets once a fortnight to sing mainly - but not exclusively - Tudor music at Choral Evensong.  We don't generally rehearse,  other than for an hour or so before the service.  We're always interested to hear from competent singers in any voice part but at the moment we have three or four vacancies for sopranos and altos.  Please email Richard Smith on directorofmusic@allsaintswokingham.org.uk

[Posted 4 August 2018]


Soprano and Alto vacancies -  Lumen, a mixed SATB amateur chamber choir based in London is looking for Sopranos and Altos to join its ranks. With 16 members rehearsing weekly on Wednesday evenings in Bethnal Green, the choir is built by those with an absolute passion for choral music, focused on delivering stunning modern and ancient choral polyphony. Now in it's third year, the choir has gone from strength to strength, singing at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle last year, and recording our first album, due for release later this year supporting new composers. All levels of experience welcome and you are not expected to sight-read, although some experience in acapella harmony singing is of an advantage. To find our more and register your interest to audition, email us at lumenchoirlondon@gmail.com or contact us through twitter @lumenchoir

[Posted 3 August 2018]


Vox Populi, a new SATB choir devoted to the promotion and performance of the music of living choral composers, is inviting participation by anyone interested in performing new music at a high standard. The choir will begin rehearsals on 5 September and will premiere Ian Assersohn's Ionian Mass in November. Conducted by James Meaders and accompanied by Richard Hall, Vox Populi is based in West Malling, Kent and will rehearse 7:30-9:30 on Wednesday evenings. For more information, please contact James at james@voxanimalondon.com

[Posted 24 July 2018]


St Stephen’s Church Westminster SW1P 1LE is recruiting volunteer singers in all parts to expand its small and capable SATB choir in offering an anthem and psalm at the Sunday Eucharist. Total commitment 9.20 – 12 noon on Sundays.  Non-robed, friendly, mixed choir led and taught by professional organists is valued by the congregation and clergy.  Singers forecast their attendance. The agenda is: getting it right for worship, being kind to each other, and learning as we go. Repertoire from Plainsong to Will Todd is chosen for its worth, and triangulated with the liturgy and attendance forecast.  Interested ? E-mail Rosemary Field rosemaryfield@rmfield.co.uk for an informal assessment of voice and reading capability then try us out with no obligation;  joiners complete basic safeguarding paperwork.

[Posted 24 July 2018]


Ruddington & District Choral Society has been a leading light in the musical life of Nottinghamshire for over 50 years and usually performs three concerts each year with weekly rehearsals. We are currently seeking to expand and are accepting new members.  Whether you’re a soprano, alto, tenor or bass (we are especially keen to enlist a few more tenors!) we would love you to join us.

Rehearsals each Monday, beginning on 3rd September at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington (7.15 – 9.15 pm) and thereafter at St Peter’s School. For further details ring: 0115 9211451, contact us via our web-site or visit our Ruddington & District Choral Society Facebook page

[Posted 23 July 2018]


The renowned Choir of Christ Church Southgate, based in north London, are recruiting for additional voluntary singers in all voice parts for this September. There are also two choral scholarships worth £700 p.a.

Christ Church Southgate is home to north London’s finest voluntary liturgical choir. The mixed-gender adult choir performs a wide range of sacred music written over the last 500 years including renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Palestrina, and Tallis, through to twentieth century and contemporary works by Dove, Howells, Leighton, Rutter, and Vaughan Williams.

Other features of the choir:

  • Weekly Choral Evensong
  • Regular tours. Upcoming trips include St Mark's Basilica Venice, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey
  • Concert performances with professional orchestras and soloists
  • Occasional Recordings
  • Vibrant social scene

The Director of Music, Richard Brain would be interested to hear from singers from voice part. The ethos of the choir would suit former University Chapel or Cathedral Choral Scholars who are seeking to continue high quality music-making, or Chamber Choir singers looking for a new challenge.

To find out more visit www.christchurch-southgate.org/music/choir, find us on Facebook (@southgatechoir), Twitter (@SouthgateChoir) or hear us on our YouTube channel (ChristChurchN14). To contact Richard, the Director of music, please email music@christchurch-southgate.org.

 

Choral Scholarships

We are welcoming applications for two Choral Scholars for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Applications are open to all voice parts. Choral Scholars receive a bursary of £700 per annum paid in 12 monthly instalments.

Our scholarships would particularly suit singers looking to build their skills and gain more experience for university choral scholarship applications.

If you are an accomplished singer of any voice part, aged 16-25, with a love of choral singing, please send a CV with a covering letter to the Director of Music, Mr Richard Brain, at music@christchurch-southgate.org.


The Selebian Singers are a Community Choir who rehearse weekly on Monday evenings during term time between 7.30 and 9pm at Barlby Parish Church (on the outskirts of Selby, Yorkshire) The Choir performs at several events/services each year and we always strive to present high quality performances. Our repertoire includes everything from Religious Oratorios to Musicals and recent venues have included Selby Abbey, York St John University and Doncaster Minster. There are many exciting events being planned for the 2018-2019 season. The Choir always welcome new members regardless of previous choral experience. The joining process is very relaxed, you just simply turn up to a rehearsal and we will determine which vocal section is best suited to your voice. The ability to read music to a basic level is desirable but not essential. A termly membership fee of £25 is applicable but a couple of weeks free trial period is offered to each new member. Any people interested in joint should contact the Musical Director via email (Adam.parrish2@aol.com) or phone (07858025527).

[Posted 10 June 2018]


Leading Surrey choir seek 2nd bass for trip to the European Choir Games Surrey Hills Chamber Choir is looking for a 2nd bass to join us for the European Choir Games in Gothenburg Weds 7th-Sun 11th August 2019.
This is an exciting project where there are opportunities to: 

  • Sing inspiring repertoire with an excellent choir
  • Enjoy singing with a group where every voice counts
  • Improve your performance skills, singing without scores
  • Work with visiting choral experts as part of preparation
  • Compete in classes and perform in friendship concerts
  • Improve choral skills with a leading international expert
  • Participate in the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Win individual and choir medals
    Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7.30 - 10pm at Guildford United Reformed Church, Guildford, with summer holiday breaks in July - August 2018 and mid May - end June 2019.  Call Debbie Walton on 01483 276281for more information.

Chiswick Choir invites singers to apply for one of four choral scholarships. Successful candidates are expected to attend weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8-10pm in term time, in addition to around three performances a year. The scholarships are open to singers aged 18-30, or students in full or part time music education.

Our choral scholarships are ideal for aspiring professional singers wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading, or in preparation for university choral scholarships, and as a means of broadening repertoire knowledge. Scholarships are worth £750. There will be occasional solo/quartet/semi chorus opportunities, and also a chance for the scholars to receive coaching from the choir’s Musical Director. It is expected that choral scholars will take an active role with social media for the ensemble, and generally support the endeavours of Chiswick Choir.

Scholarships run for a year from the beginning of January, and applications are invited during the preceding Autumn Term when the application form will be posted here. In the mean time if you wish to make further general enquiries about scholarships or the choir, please visit http://chiswickchoir.org.uk/scholarships/

 


Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir currently have a vacancy for a soprano. We deputise for the Cathedral Choir when it is on holiday or performing elsewhere and sing between 40 and 50 regular services a year in Wells Cathedral. An amateur auditioned choir of 32, we strive for a high standard and rehearse weekly under a professional Music Director. Our repertoire of canticles, masses and anthems is varied in style and period. As well as Cathedral services we sing for weddings, memorial services and occasional charity concerts throughout the Diocese of Bath and Wells and every summer we spend a week in residence at another cathedral.
We are a friendly, sociable group and have the occasional party while a visit to the pub in Wells after rehearsal is not unknown! More information and details about how to apply at http://www.wellscvc.org.uk/en/joining-us.html

 


St Cecilia Chorus seeks to appoint Choral Scholars to sing with us between September 2018 and July 2019. These opportunities are ideal for anyone aged eighteen or over in September 2018 aspiring to be a professional singer or wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading in preparation for a choral/musical scholarship.  St Cecilia Chorus is a friendly amateur SATB choir with about 65 members based in Banstead, Surrey. Judith McEwan sang with us for @30 years and was our Secretary until February 2018. For further details visit www.stceciliachorus.org.uk 


The Choral Scholars will help to enhance the choir and will receive benefits including
·         Excellent training under the direction of James Dixon, Music Director and accompanist Ian le Grice
·         Opportunities for solo performances
·         The opportunity to join our overseas concert tour to Tuscany in June 2019
·         An honorarium of £100 per term plus extra fees for other relevant events


To apply, please tell us why you are interested in becoming a Choral Scholar with St Cecilia Chorus and what you will bring to the role (maximum 300 words) and send it to chair@stceciliachorus.org.uk by 31 May 2018. We welcome applications from anyone, particularly from tenor or bass voices as we are currently under-represented in these parts. Any questions? Call 07796 348226 or email chair@stceciliachorus.org.uk for more details.


Teesdale Ladies Choir [TLC], a newly formed ladies a cappella choir based in Mickleton [Teesdale], are looking for new members of all voice ranges. We sing a variety of music to include Motown, Jazz, Soul and Barbershop in close harmony. We learn from TeacherTrax so the ability to read sheet music is not necessary. We practice each Tuesday evening 7-9pm at the village hall

Contact Barbara on 07979265279 or at terry.babs@yahoo.com for further details.


 

THE NEW TOTTENHAM SINGERS – JOJO SAGOE SCHOLARSHIPS

The New Tottenham Singers was established in November 2010 with the purpose of making high level choral singing available to all. Our membership includes experienced, musically literate choral singers alongside those who are accessing ensemble vocal music for the first time. The choir boasts an eclectic repertoire and performs in a variety of musical styles.

The Jojo Sagoe Scholarships are named for a former chorister, to commemorate his life and pay tribute to his proud contribution towards the choir until his untimely passing. They are open to people of any voice type (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) between the ages of 16 and 30.

The scholarships are usually offered for one season (September to July) and the choir is in a position to offer up to four scholarships each year. However, due to the choir’s projects and programming, the scholarships being offered this season will run from April/May 2018 to July 2019 (4 terms in total).

Existing scholars are welcome to reapply, and the three choir terms per season are roughly in line with local school terms.

Further information can be found at www.tottenhamsingers.com/jojo-sagoe-scholarships or by contacting Gemma Waring, at scholarships@tottenhamsingers.com. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th March 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an audition and, if appropriate, be invited to a rehearsal with the choir before a scholarship offer is made.


Viva La Musica is a Loughborough-based mixed choir and numbers 18 singers. With a member recently moving away, we have found ourselves in urgent need of a replacement tenor, preferably with a genuine tenor voice.
Our current Music Director, Simon Lumby, is extracting increasingly exciting performances from the group, performances that are gaining many plaudits across the East Midlands and beyond. Viva’s repertoire, much of which is a capella, extends from the Renaissance to the present day and encompasses both sacred and secular music. We generally rehearse on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month and sing three concerts annually. We also occasionally sing cathedral services, including a very successful week-end in residence at Worcester Cathedral in 2016 (to considerable acclaim) and the most recent, February 2018, at Southwell.  Please have a look at our website http://www.vivalamusica.org.uk/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vivalamusicachoir/..   Applicants should have reasonable sight-reading skills, voices with good tone that blend easily and a keen ear for tuning. We invite singers who are interested in Viva to join us for three rehearsals and then ask them to audition by singing a piece of their choice to the Music Director and committee members. If you are interested in joining Viva contact us by e-mail via the contact form on our website or, for a chat about joining Viva, contact John on 0779 568 5056. We look forward to hearing from you!

[Posted 21 February 2018]


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

[Posted 17 February 2018]


 

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

[Posted 5 February 2018]


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

[Posted 11 January 2018]


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

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

[Posted 9 January 2018]