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.



Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellowship in Music. The Governing Body of Lincoln College invites applications for this Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Music, tenable for a fixed term of three years from August 1st 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will hold, or will be in the final stages of completing, a doctoral degree in an appropriate field, and will have a developing public profile within their field of scholarship, as evidenced by publications and/or performances. At the time of application, applicants should not have accumulated more than six years of full-time post-graduate study or research and may not previously have held a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at another College.  

 

The Fellow will be expected to undertake advanced research in any field of music and may be asked to provide a limited amount of undergraduate tuition in music.  He or she will also be expected to take an active role in the musical life of the College, working particularly with the Chapel Choir and with the Organ and Choral Scholars. The Fellowship carries a stipend of £24,565 - £26,052 p.a., membership of the USS pension scheme, full Common Room rights, and research and hospitality allowances. College accommodation, suitable for a single person, may be provided at a modest rent, subject to availability. Applications are particularly welcome from women and ethnic minorities, who are currently under-represented in academic posts in Oxford

Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded;or obtained from the Human Resources Administrator, Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR, tel: 01865 279801, fax: 01865 287478, email: hr@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, to whom applications should be submitted by 1.00pm (UK time) on Thursday, April 27th 2017. Application forms in alternative formats may be requested from the above email address, or by telephone from + 44 1865 287478, or Fax + 44 1865 279802, the completed forms to be received in College by the same date.

[Posted 19 March 2017 - Closing date 27 April 2017]


Full time Choral Specialist and Teacher of Music. King's High School, Warwick are seeking to recruit an outstanding Choral specialist and teacher of curricular music. This is a new post, as part of an expanded music faculty, under the leadership of our new Artistic Director.  

This post is suitable for an experienced specialist, or someone at the start of their career.  We offer initial teacher training leading to qualified teacher status, in addition to statutory induction for newly qualified teachers.   

The Foundation has its own salary scale and offers a generous academic staff discount at its schools.

Further details on this role and an application form can be be found under the job information for this role.  

Should you wish to be considered for this role please visit https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/choral-specialist-and-teacher-of-music-warwickshire-477104

Please contact the Human Resources office on 01926 735413 or email hr@warwickschools.co.uk if you have any queries regarding this vacancy.

 

[Posted 28 February 2017 - Closing date 8 March 2017 (noon)]


The Chapter of Ripon Cathedral is wishing to appoint a part time Singing Development Leader. This role is to develop and deliver the outreach and education elements of the Cathedral’s Music Strategy, in particular the promotion of children’s singing in the Cathedral and community. The role is part time 24 hours a week for 36 weeks, £9,995pa.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing singing

  • To recruit and direct a Cathedral Junior Choir for children aged 6 – 13.
  • To develop links with schools and organisations to promote and develop children’s singing in the community.
  • To provide singing workshops for schools and training for staff in teaching singing.
  • To develop and deliver a singing module as part of the Cathedral’s Education programme.
  • To develop and create other initiatives and groups to promote the Cathedral’s strategy and vision for musical outreach.

Administration

  • To administer all aspects of the Cathedral Junior Choir including registration, finance and publicity.

  • To be the administrator for the annual Choir Open Day with primary responsibility for planning, execution and review.

  • To create or source materials and resources as required to promote singing including music, and publicity leaflets.

Communication and Outreach

  • To work with your colleagues in the music department to develop and review departmental strategy to deliver the musical life for the Cathedral and its role in the community.

  • To work individually and build partnerships as required to seek opportunities within the community to help the Cathedral realise its strategic objectives.

  • To work as part of the Staff team, developing a good working relationship with all Cathedral Staff, attending meetings as required.

  • To be proactive in promoting Ripon Cathedral as a centre of musical excellence within the local area, the Diocese and further afield through a range of activities.

 Compliance

  • Working with their colleagues to make sure that the Cathedral’s Safeguarding Policy is observed at all times and report immediately any concerns or issues you may have that threaten the safety or welfare of any child within the care of the Cathedral.

  • Ensure that all work and activities are undertaken in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and directives regarding Health & Safety, Fire and Security, including the Cathedral’s internal policies and procedures. 

  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

General

  • To be accountable for own development through the appraisal process seeking out opportunities to learn new skills.

  • In addition, all employees are expected to work within the terms of their Contract of Employment and adhere to the Cathedral’s policies and practices.

  • Occasionally situations may arise that require the post holder to perform other duties and tasks as may be reasonably requested by the Chapter of the Cathedral.

Person Specification

  • Understanding of and willingness to promote the distinctive ethos of the Church of England.

  • Diploma or equivalent in singing.

  • Some experience as a solo and/or ensemble singer.

  • Considerable experience of working with children.

  • Considerable experience of administering, recruiting, training and conducting children’s choirs.

  • Experience of planning and delivering vocal outreach projects including workshops and training.

  • Personal and communication skills for maximum effectiveness in gaining the respect of others and developing positive relationships.

  • Good team player

  • Organisational and time management skills.

  • IT skills including word, excel, and outlook.

  • Contactable by mobile phone and email

Please visit the Cathedral website for further information: www.riponcathedral.org.uk

[Posted 23 February 2017 - Closing date 24 March 2017]


Job Title: Principal Vocal Animateur

Location:            Nottingham City Centre

Salary range:      £20,000 - £22,000 (pro-rata) per annum + freelance fees

Hours:                2 days (flexible hours)

Starting Date:      From 18 April 2017 or at a mutually convenient date

The role of Principal Vocal Animateur is a new post at Music for Everyone (www.music-for-everyone.org), a unique, dynamic and successful music participation organisation for people of all ages in the East Midlands. 

We are looking for an experienced vocal specialist with a commitment to support and enhance Music for Everyone’s existing youth and adult programme.

The post holder will have proven strengths in directing choral groups and have a wide knowledge of repertoire for both adults and youth.  The main responsibilities of the post include but are not limited to:

  • overseeing the running and development of our Vocal workshop events (3 per year) and also conducting some of the Vocals groups

  • overseeing the running and development of our regularly rehearsing youth groups which meet on a Tuesday evening from 6.15pm – 7.30pm (junior groups) and 7.30pm – 9.00pm (senior group)

  • developing a series of school workshops to raise the profile of MfE’s Vocal programme

  • assisting in the development and conducting of MfE’s chamber choir, the East of England singers who rehearse on a Wednesday evening in West Bridgford from 7.30pm – 9.45pm

  • assisting in conducting MfE daytime groups

  • assisting in conducting MfE’s Nottingham Festival Chorus at workshops and weekend courses

  • exploring the possibility of, and devising new, music-making opportunities for adult singers across the region

For full job description and application details please contact Su Evans (General Manager), Email: su@music-for-everyone.org or Tel: 0115 958 9312. The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on 20 March 2017. Interviews will take place in Nottingham on Thursday 30 March and Friday 31 March 2017.  Candidates called for interview will be required to take a rehearsal of one of the Tuesday evening youth groups on Tuesday 28 March and of the East of England Singers on Wednesday 29 March.  

[Posted 1 February 2017 - Closing date 20 March 2017 noon]


Conductors/Musical Directors

Edinburgh Police Choir (EPC) are seeking a new Musical Director as our current MD looks forward to retiring. Based in Edinburgh, EPC are a vibrant fifty-strong, multi award winning choir, with a reputation for exceptional performance, quality singing, and with a wide repertoire of modern popular music. We are in constant demand for concerts (around 15 per year) normally with a charitable aim. We practise each week on a Sunday evening in Edinburgh, and perform regularly within the local, and surrounding area.

Applicants must ideally fulfil the following criteria –

A musician with wide experience of performing and conducting a choir.
Running Rehearsals and motivating singers
Able to score and arrange music
Piano/Keyboard player (for rehearsal and teaching purposes).
Knowledge of vocal techniques and teaching.
Good relevant contacts in the music industry
Willingness to work on a wide-ranging repertoire and further develop the choir’s range of music
The choir is managed by a committee of members who will advise and assist.

Applicants will be invited to conduct a session with the choir before a decision is made.

We are a self-funding choir and as such would offer a modest remuneration for the successful candidate.

Showreel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqttShujlUA

Website – www.edinburghpolicechoir.com

Those interested should contact Fraser Cameron, Choir Chairman (fraser889@btinternet.com), or Dominika Mnich Choir Manager (edinburghpolicechoir@gmail.com) for further information.

Please email your CV and covering letter to edinburghpolicechoir@gmail.com

[Posted 20 March 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2017]


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

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


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

[Posted 20 March 2017]


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

 

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

 

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

[Posted 20 March 2017]


The City of Canterbury Chamber Choir is seeking a new Conductor and Music Director, following the retirement after 21 years of its founding director, George Vass.

The choir is a group of between 30 and 35 amateur singers with a proud tradition of quality and innovation. The standard of musicianship within the group is high; within a rehearsal pattern of two Sunday rehearsals plus a final rehearsal on concert day, the choir presents varied and challenging programmes, with a current emphasis on British choral music from the early 20th century to the present day, promoting and performing the works of living composers. The post carries a rehearsal and concert fee. It is hoped that the new candidate will be in place for the first concert of the 2017/18 season in October 2017. Further particulars and details on how to apply can be obtained from Janet Mander (Trustee): j.e.mander@btinternet.com., or telephone 01227 478565.

 

[Posted 19 March 2017 - Closing date 7 April 2017]


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

[Posted 19 March 2017]


Guisborough Choral Society seeks a new Musical Director from January 2018. Guisborough is a market town to the South of Teesside. Applicants should have experience and a good knowledge of the choral repertoire. Founded in 1967, we are a choir of 50 voices (SATB), well regarded in the local community, that normally performs three concerts a year. We practise during term time at Sunnyfield House, Westgate, Guisborough on Wednedays from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Our Musical Director receives an honorarium. Information about our choir, including past and future concerts, can be found on our website www.guisboroughchoralsociety.org.uk 

To apply or to seek further information please contact our Chairman Colin Vaux telephone 01287 622701 e mail colin.vaux123@gmail.com. We would like to arrange an audition for suitable applicants at one of our rehearsals

[Posted 16 March 2017]


Choir Director - Benefice of St Bartholomew, Wiltshire. We seek an able church musician with knowledge of Anglican liturgical worship. The successful applicant will form and direct a ‘roving choir’ for sung Eucharist and special services across the Benefice. Competent organist preferred but not essential.

Pay consistent with RSCM rates. Enhanced DBS required. Email: rector@benofbart.org.uk or phone 01747 830174 for job description

[Posted 16 March 2017 - Closing date: 28 April 2017]


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

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

[Posted 14 March 2017]


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

 

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

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

 

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

 

[Posted 12 March 2017]


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

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

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

[Posted 9 March 2017]


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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


Milton Keynes Chorale seeks a new Musical Director. Milton Keynes Chorale, a long-established 80-strong auditioned SATB choir, has a vacancy for a Musical Director, available from September 2017.  A start date of January 2018 might also be possible.

We are looking for an outstanding musician with the personal qualities to motivate and bring out the best in choir members so that we can sustain and enhance our musical standards and our local reputation for quality performances.  The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings during the academic terms and normally performs three main concerts plus a Christmas concert each year.

You may download full information (including the person specification and the procedure for applications) and an application form from our website www.mkchorale.org.uk by clicking on the “New Musical Director sought” message in the Notices panel on the home page.  If you have any questions please e-mail mdapplications.mkchorale@gmail.com, or phone our Honorary Secretary on 01296 730867

 

[Posted 2 March 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2017]


Vacancy for a Conductor/Music Director. St Cecilia Chorus, Banstead, Surrey. St Cecilia Chorus is a friendly amateur SATB choir with about 60 singing members based in Banstead, Surrey which can trace its roots back to 1922, and is proud of its connections with the Leith Hill Festival and Ralph Vaughan Williams. We are an auditioned choir, singing choral music ranging from the sixteenth century to modern day in several languages. We perform four concerts a year in and around the Banstead area, accompanied by professional soloists and musicians.  Rehearsals for these are on Thursdays 19:45 - 21:45. As well as performing locally, the choir regularly tours overseas – in 2016 we sang in Normandy and earlier tours have included Prague, Minsk, Dresden, Venice, Paris and Bruges.

We are looking for someone to start in September 2017 or January 2018 and who can demonstrate their ability with regard to: 

  • inspirational and enthusiastic musical direction – someone who can challenge choir members to produce the highest possible standards, both in rehearsals and performances

  • artistic directorship:  provide engaging concert programme suggestions within an agreed annual budget, to include a wide range of choral works

  • working closely with the Chair and Committee plus other partners

  • sourcing and selecting relevant professional soloists and musicians

If this is you, please visit www.stceciliachorus.org.uk  for further information and the application process

[Posted 28 February 2017 - Closing date 7 April 2017]


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

[Posted 17 February 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2017]


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

[Posted 15 February 2017]


Hart and Soul Community Choir is seeking an enthusiastic Musical Director, after five very happy years under the direction of Craig McLeish. We are a non-auditioned SATB choir of approximately 40 singers, and sing a range of musical styles. The choir is based in Hartwell, Northants, and performs locally 2-3 times a year. Rehearsals are currently held on Monday evenings during term time from 8.15-9.30pm at Hartwell Primary School, although there is scope to change this if necessary. For more information about the choir please see www.hartandsoulchoir.co.uk

 

You will need to be a creative and supportive MD, with a good sense of humour. The choir enjoys some spontaneity and an element of fun during rehearsals, whilst also striving to be the best we can.  You will be willing to respond to some occasional input from the choir in the choice of songs, and be available to attend the Community Choirs Festival if the choir is participating.   Candidates for the role will need to accompany themselves on keyboard, and will be expected to audition at one of our rehearsals during the spring. It is envisaged that the new Musical Director will start in late April 2017, after Easter, but a later start date can be agreed with the successful candidate, if required. Please submit applications by 15th March 2017.

 

Please contact Jane Austin via email on hartandsoulchoir@gmail.com if you would like to apply, or for further information.

 

[Posted 13 February 2017]


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

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

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

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

[Posted 6 February 2017]


Musical Director for Ballyclare Male Choir Ballyclare Male Choir offers an opportunity for inspirational persons with their individual styles to attend for audition during February or March with a view to appointment to this post during April and commencement of work in September 2017 after retirement of our current Director.

Based in Northern Ireland the long established choir of 50 members of mixed ages and abilities has been built to one providing high standards of entertainment. We rehearse for two hours each Wednesday evening and perform at concerts, Church Services and an annual travel weekend during our September to May season. Monthly remuneration is related to work levels required.

Visit us on facebook or www.ballyclaremalechoir.com  For an informal chat please contact Dick Grey on 028 9336 7134 or tgrey@sky.com  

[Posted 1 February 2017]


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

[Posted 27 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 27 January 2017]


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

[Posted 25 January 2017]


Airedale Male Voice Choir is seeking a new Musical Director to take over when our current leaders retire. Based in Keighley, we are a forty-strong choir with a reputation for quality singing. We have a wide repertoire and are in demand for concerts. We practise each week on a Tuesday evening and perform each month in the local area. Those interested should contact Mike Hughes at amvc@talktalk.net for further information.

[Posted 24 January 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2017]


Harlow Chorus, a long-established auditioned SATB choir seeks a Musical Director from Autumn 2017. For details please contact Vicky Calver, Committee Secretary Email to: harlowchorus03@gmail.com Or mail to: 75 Guilfords, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0HX

[Posted 24January 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2017]


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

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

[Posted 18 January 2017]


The Moonlighters, in the Bedfordshire area, requires a new Musical Director. We are a friendly but very keen vocal ensemble (SATB) of about ten singers.  We sing mainly a cappella music.  The group has been in existence for over twenty years and the present members do not want to give up!  We have sung mainly swing and blues numbers from the ‘30s to the ‘50s, traditional folk songs and spirituals and good arrangements of various popular songs.

This is a paid post on a per rehearsal and per concert basis but the applicant would need to be fairly local.  We rehearse each Monday between 8 and 10 pm. in term time, in Tempsford which is just off the A1 between the Black Cat roundabout and Sandy, Bedfordshire. Please contact Liz on 01234 358100 or 01767 313742 or email eacal@tiscali.co.uk You may also like to look at our website -  moonlighters.org. The post is available immediately.

[Posted 12 January 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2016]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Steeton Male Voice Choir (West Yorkshire) is looking to recruit a new Musical Director. This post will involve a paid honorarium. We are looking for someone who has the ability, enthusiasm and imagination to take the choir forward. Whilst we do not want to abandon the traditions of Male Voice Choirs we are aware of the need for change to attract members and audiences. We are looking for an individual(s) who would be interested in helping us develop our repertoire, performance and style of concert. (The MD’s ability to produce new arrangements would be an advantage). There has been a significant increased take up of involvement in choral groups and we would hope to take advantage of this to develop our choir and hopefully change the age profile.

The choir has 60+ singing members and currently meets for rehearsal for two hours each Monday evening. The choir has a very active committee (including a music sub-committee) and management team. Our concert diary for 2017 currently comprises 11 full concerts in the local area, plus a short tour to Northern Ireland is planned for next June during which there will be three performances, including one at Belfast Anglican Cathedral. We regularly hold joint concerts both with other MVCs and with Ladies’ and Mixed Choirs. Liaison with other choirs’ MDs will be part of the MD’s brief.

If you would like further details, please ring either Gen Secretary Ian McDonald on 01274 400375 or 07949 626675, or Chairman David Borley on 01943 602719. Alternatively email Ian using info@steetonmvc.co.uk or via the website malevoicechoirs.net which contains full details of the choir and its long history.

[Posted 19 December 2016]


Director of the Children's Choir, Annunciation, Marble Arch, London. We are seeking a new Director of the Children's Choir as the current director has decided to travel overseas. The thriving and busy church successfully launched a choir for children in school years 1 and up three years ago. The choir rehearses on Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:45pm at the church and performs twice per term at the 10:30am Sunday service. The children are drawn mainly from Hampden Gurney CofE VA School which is the parish school. The school is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. 

The director will be required to select the music for performance in the church service, teach it to the children and direct them during the service. Tuesday sessions consist of learning the music for the next performance but also games, other songs and some basic theory. The church pays £38 per hour on receipt of a monthly invoice.  Applicants must have the appropriate DBS paperwork in place. The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is a top priority for the church. 

Christopher Saward is the Director of Music of the professional choir that sings every Sunday including the days when the children's choir is singing. The two choirs are independent with the Vicar as the line manager of both. There is strong support for the evolving musical tradition from both the congregation and the Parochial Church Council. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Fr Gerald Beauchamp gerald.beauch@btconnect.com

[Posted 25 November 2016]


Whitehall Choir looks for a new Music Director to replace Paul Spicer. After 17 years at the helm, Paul Spicer will be leaving the choir in July 2017, and we are therefore seeking a new musical director. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and engaging professional to work with a willing and committed group of singers and our accompanist, Ian Tindale, on the next chapter in the choir’s history. Further information, including the audition and selection process, is available on the Choir’s website – www.whitehallchoir.org – or from the Chairman, Jonathan Williams at chairman@whitehallchoir.org.uk

Paul commented, ‘It has been a great privilege to work with the Whitehall Choir for many years and I am very proud of our achievements. But with the focus of my career now almost entirely in Birmingham and the Midlands, and with a number of fresh young conductors coming up, I believe the time is now right to allow new talent to lead the choir in its future development.’

[Posted 23 November 2016]


Foss Ladies Choir require a Musical Director from January 2017. or our choir of We are a three section voice ladies choir with sopranos, second sopranos and altos. We sing all types of music and have a vast collection of music. We meet every Wednesday morning in term time from 10am to 11.15mm.  After rehearsals we socialise over a cup of coffee. We are based in the village of Saxilby near to Lincoln. We perform locally to our area.

Our present musical director is returning to her native country of the Netherlands. Please reply via email to sheila.elkington@ntlworld.com

[Posted 21 November 2016]


Wigmore Voices based in Gillingham Kent are looking for a Musical Director / Accompanist. We have a membership of about 40 and sing all kinds of music from John Rutter to the Beatles. We perform 3 concerts a year and rehearse every thursday and we have fun.

Please contact: Geoff Down 07768844510, Jackie Hopkins 01634 379740 or Brenda Brown 07795951046

[Posted 18 November 2016]


Cor Meibion Caerwys, Fintshire, North East Wales, seek a Musical Director to succeed the present MD who will be retiring in December, after our Christmas programme has been completed. The choir, one of the youngest male voice choirs in Wales, was founded in 1999 and has a current membership of some 22 voices. Rehearsals are at 6:45 pm every Wednesday at St Michael's Church (April to Oct. and Bethel Chapel Oct. to March) in Caerwys, Flintshire, North Wales. Our repertoire covers a wide range from classical, religious, folk songs, popular music and songs from the shows and should attract applicants of all age ranges. We will be looking to appoint a new MD in January 2017 or as soon as earliest possible. Our website is www.corcaerwys.org.uk. The choir also has a Facebook page www.facebook.com/Cor-Meibion-Caerwys

 

Whilst an established choral conductor would be preferable, age is not an issue and the position might be suitable for someone committed to the genre of male voice singing and also seeking to develop their conducting skills and help the choir achieve their optimum potential. Ty Cerdd funding may be available to aid with mentoring either a young or inexperienced candidate in order for him/her to develop and grow with the choir to achieve their potential as mentioned above. Enquiries are welcome from both ladies and gentlemen. We value our Musical Director highly and pay appropriate remuneration. Applications should include a current CV and sent to the Secretary - Mike Jones, 5 Maes y Gog, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 4QA. Tel: 01745 369094

 

[Posted 12 November 2016]


Woven Chords is a mixed-voice community choir of 21 years standing and is looking for a new musical director, preferably to start in January 2017. Currently the choir has over 50 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 acapella (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 funded 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 28 October 2016]


Choir Leader required for The Cranleigh Community Choir, based in Cranleigh, Surrey.  The choir is a well established group and has been running since 2006 with a loyal membership base, between 25 – 30 strong (it varies).  We meet at Cranleigh Arts Centre GU6 8AS on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm – 9.15pm for three ten week terms throughout the year – no sessions during half term.  We have two concerts in the main theatre at Cranleigh Arts Centre at Christmas and at the end of the summer term at the beginning of July.  It’s a very friendly group but I now need a change after setting it up and running it for so long. As for repertoire, we do everything really: unaccompanied classical songs, folk music, pop, jazz, bluegrass, soul, r’n’b etc.   We also do an eclectic mix of very recent repertoire as well as older stuff, so whoever takes over will need to be pretty up to date with recent songs.  Most of the songs are sung to backing tracks.

Everything is learned by ear and we record the music parts, some of which are specially arranged for the choir and then upload them into Dropbox, from where the choir can download them and practise between sessions.  The termly subscription is currently £50 per term per chorister (with a £40 per term offer to new members).  After hire fees, the remainder is profit.  It’s also worth saying that plans are afoot to build quite a lot of houses in and around Cranleigh and whilst I’m not personally very happy about this, it will have a positive effect on choir numbers, I’m sure as it’s the only choir of its type here.  At present, running out of Cranleigh Arts Centre, the hire fee is in the region of £400 per term, however, I have been looking recently at changing the venue to somewhere a bit cheaper and this would in any case be up to the new Choir Leader. Please get in touch if interested via info@sharonduggan.co.uk or ring 01483 279803.

[Posted 2 October 2016]


Skipton Choral Society is looking for a new Musical Director to start January 2017 or earlier.  We're a friendly and dedicated 60-strong choir with a background in choral society classics, but also a keen interest in branching out into unusual and interesting types of music.  We have an active and supportive committee, great commitment from singers and a relaxed but hardworking vibe in rehearsals.  We also have a great accompanist and our three main concerts a year attract good audiences! The candidate must have some Choir Director experience, a knowledge of a variety of musical styles and the ability to teach these varying styles to the choir, effective interpersonal communication skills, good organizational skills, enthusiastic with a positive attitude & good sense of humour! The MD shall be remunerated quarterly in arrears for weeks he leads the choir. The MD will be paid £60 per session, paid quarterly in arrears. Travel expenses are negotiable. More details can be found at the website www.skiptonchoralsociety.com/ Please send your application via email to our Secretary, Debbie Nicholson, email secretary@skiptonchoralsociety.com

[Posted 19 September 2016]


Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir are looking for a new Musical Director to start in January 2017. For information please email hmvc@mail.com

[Posted 13 September 2016]


Shannon Express (BABS) With forty plus singing members, a varied repertoire, financially stable and a well organised management team, Thursday is rehearsal night in Potton, Bedfordshire. We are looking for a new Music Director to join us.  Nick Morris - Chairman  nickmorris.1@live.com or for an informal chat 07715 999793    www.shannonexpress.org.uk

[Posted 6 September 2016]


Vacancy for Director of Music for St Thomas the Apostle Church, Hanwell, W7 - Music is a central part of our worship, mission and life as a parish. St Thomas’ is strongly committed to choral and organ music within a liturgical setting centred on the Eucharist. We have an active four-part choir with around 25 members and have recently invested significant time and resource in the restoration of our Walker organ.

 

We are now looking for someone to direct, supervise and develop the existing SATB choir (including Juniors), and, once appointed, the Junior Choir Leader. You will be responsible for organising and leading the rehearsal schedule as required using your demonstrable musical ability with choirs, and ensure Organist cover for all services requiring musical provision – self or others as appropriate.

Importantly, we are seeking someone to develop and execute strategies to increase choir members and, new and existing links with external bodies.

 

For more information about this new and very exciting role please go to: www.thomashanwell.org.uk

 

Rev’d Dr. Robert Chapman

Vicar of St Thomas the Apostle

182 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AD

Tel: 020 3302 1040

[Posted 1 August 2016]


Music Director at Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell We seek an enthusiastic and versatile music director, with a living faith, who will maintain and enhance our sung Eucharistic worship; play the organ to a high standard;  train and develop our small robed choir; encourage and develop singing and instrumental music across our two main Sunday services and who has the vision, initiative and skills to further work with the mission of the church and the wider community.  Salary in line with RSCM rates plus wedding and funeral fees.  For full details please contact the Rev'd Jim Barlow by e-mail: barjimlow@googlemail.com.

[Posted 16 July 2016]


Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society (BBCS) – New Musical Director required for 2016/2017 season. Based between  Reigate and Dorking in Surrey, BBCS is a non-auditioned community SATB choir which over the past six years has grown  to around fifty singers and greatly expanded its musical aspirations under the expert guidance of its professional Music Director.  We are now looking to appoint his successor and would like to hear from gifted and innovative individuals capable of further developing our musical skills and building on the recent success we have enjoyed in the competitions of the Leith Hill Musical Festival and our own concerts.

The choir rehearses at Betchworth Village Hall on Wednesdays from 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Its singing season runs from early September to the end of June.  While our main focus is to participate in the Leith Hill Musical Festival in April, a normal season also includes a community fund raising Christmas concert and a June concert with professional soloists and instrumentalists.

The successful candidate would be expected to take a full role in developing music programmes, rehearsal schedules and assisting in additional training to prepare the choir for the these events.  The Musical Director is responsible to the Committee and is expected to play an active part in its meetings.  We are a friendly choir and we would hope the person appointed would fully engage with the membership and its various activities.

The remuneration on offer to the successful candidate is negotiable, but will be commensurate with experience.  Additional fees will be paid for concert rehearsals and performances and for attendance at committee meetings.

Anybody interested in applying for this position is invited to contact the choir’s Chairman, Mandy Begg, in the first instance for a job description and full details on how to apply.  It is expected that a final shortlist of four candidates will be invited to audition with the choir in September/October 2016, with a view to appointment as soon as possible thereafter.

[Posted 13 July 2016]


Choir Leader required for a new singing group in the village of Ashington, West Sussex, RH20 3BX starting in September 2016. We have a potential membership of 17 people  wishing to join such a group on a Tuesday evening, 7-9pm.  In Ashington, we have a Village Club, Mill Lane who are prepared to rent their function room to us for £25 an evening.  If you join the club for £5, after six months you can use the room free. For more information please email Brian Clarke <clarkebaf@tiscali.co.uk>

[Posted 15 July 2017]


St Mary's Parish & Civic Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Vacancy for Choir Director for our long-established Boys' & Mens' Choir, and our recently formed Girls' Choir. Organist preferred, but not essential. The successful applicant will be working alongside the Director of Music. Choir website: www.stmaryschoir.net More details and job description from church website: www.wearechurch.net Or email: adrianmarple@btinternet.com

[Posted 13 July 2016]


Sing4Fun Parbold are seeking a part-time Musical Director for a local community singing group in West Lancashire. We started up in January 2015. We are a not-for-profit group with a membership of around 35 men & women attending regularly. Our current Musical Director has handed in his notice and sadly leaves us in September. We are now searching for a suitable replacement for him asap. This is a PAID post. Please see our website for more details: http://sing4funparbold.weebly.com/

We are looking for someone with a sense of 'Fun' to lead us each week. The person would need to be proficient in playing keyboard, have some experience of teaching singing as well as the ability to introduce simple harmonies to popular songs. For more details email Gill at parboldsing4fun@gmail.com

[Posted 4 July 2016]


Feltham Choral Society is seeking a motivational Musical Director to take over from January 2017. We are an established choir with around 30 members, and we usually perform three times a year. We do not audition our choir members, who have a range of abilities from beginners to experienced. We are a friendly and welcoming choir, in our singing, fundraising and social events. We meet on a Wednesday evening, and the post is remunerated.

He or she will have a wide knowledge of choral repertoire in order to advise on programmes that will appeal to both choir and audience. Singing experience and knowledge of teaching vocal technique is required in order to help our members improve their singing. The ability to self accompany at the majority of rehearsals would also be preferable. Further details on how to apply and a job description/application pack can be obtained by emailing the Chair, Pen Humphris, via felthamchoralsociety@gmail.com.

[Posted 18 June 2016]


The Kings of Herts, Barbershop, is looking for a new director in Harpenden. Our current director is leaving at the end of the year. We currently meet at Wood End School Yeoman's Ave Harpenden AL5 3EF. Thursday evenings 7.30PM. For further details contact Andy Speight. 01582767448

[Posted 18 June 2016]


Gosport Vocalize Community Choir is looking for a new musical director as of September 2016. Started in 2014 by singing teacher and musical director Sarah-Louise Ellard, Vocalize community choir meet at the Naval Studies Centre on Gosport High Street, Hampshire, once a week on a Friday morning from 10-11.30am. She is now moving out of the area and would like to find someone to fill her shoes and help continue her branch of Vocalize choirs in the Hampshire area. Vocalize's main aim is having fun and enjoying singing with others in a relaxed and friendly community atmosphere, so we are looking for an upbeat, enthusiastic and passionate musician to teach the weekly choir rehearsals.

We are looking for someone trained in either music, singing or choral directing who can teach harmonies confidently, arrange music, conduct performances and play piano to a reasonable standard. The choir covers a range of musical styles such as pop, rock, a cappella, gospel, soul, musical theatre, classical and traditional songs and is a non-auditioned choir. If you are interested in this position, or know someone who may be, then please send your CV and covering letter by email to Sarah on sarah-louise-ellard@hotmail.com, or you can ring her on 07821216135 if you’d like to ask any questions

[Posted 18 June 2016]


Swavesey Community Choir, is seeking a new musical director from September 2016. We are a community choir with 30 members. We have performed mostly choral pieces but also some Abba and Rodgers and Hammerstein for a local festival. The choir is  non-selective and non-auditioned, so accessibility is incredibly important. We are looking for someone who is looking to direct a choir which wants to enjoy singing in a relaxed atmosphere, and perform a wide variety of music (folk, gospel, sacred, Broadway and choral) and contribute to the community.

We have an amazing accompanist who has also performed solo pieces at some of our concerts. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings 7.30–9.00 pm at Swavesey Village College, Cambrdge, during term times.  Fees will be by negotiation. Please contact Chrissie Richardson 07881 824095 or email swavesey.ommunity.choir@gmail.com.

[Posted 16 June 2016]


Choir Leader required for St. Annes Community Choir. We are a very young choir as we have only been going for a year. We meet on a Wednesday evening from 7 through till 8.30 in The Memorial Hall in St. Albans Rd in St. Annes. At the moment the post is voluntary but would be able to pay travel expenses.
For more information or to apply please email
susan_williams2@sky.com or telephone 01253 714058.

[Posted 1 June 2016]


The Edinburgh City Singers are seeking a new conductor. Only two-and-a-half years old, but already one of the city's leading community choirs, this 130+ voice amateur ensemble is unfortunately losing its founder and current director and urgently needs to secure a new leader to ensure the continuation of this wonderful group.

THE BASICS

- rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7-8.30pm

- rehearsals are held at St. Cuthbert's Church on Lothian Road (end of Princes Street gardens)

- rehearsals run throughout the year with 6/7 weeks off during summer, 3/4 at Christmas and 2/3 at Easter - occasional mid-term weeks can be scheduled off to accommodate personal holidays and other activities

- the choir host two concerts a year: one in summer and one at Christmas

- the conductor will be paid £30 for each rehearsal

The Edinburgh City Singers is an all-inclusive, non-audition community choir that prioritises having fun and enjoying singing rather than striving for absolute perfection. Members are encouraged to attend when they can, meaning that those with busy lives who can’t attend every week are not discouraged from joining the choir.

Whilst the running of the choir will be done by committee, and the conductor is basically required to select music and lead the rehearsals each week, it is hoped that he or she would become part of the fun and friendly community and have a passion for bringing people together through fun music and relaxed rehearsals.

The choir sings in 2 parts, and the music sung is varied but could generally be categorised as 'popular': pop songs (old and new), songs from musicals, and the odd folk song and choral piece (such as Rutter).

It is very important that the style and integrity of the choir is not lost: members should never be expected to sing off-copy, no-one should ever be singled out to sing alone unless they are trying out for a solo spot, no-one will ever be asked to leave the choir because of their singing ability, the choir does not do actions when performing, the music will continue to be sung in 2 parts (with the occasional 3-part harmony), no pressure is put upon members to perform at concerts or sell tickets to concerts, rehearsals will be held with a conductor (who sings the separate parts) and a pianist. These are the things that set us apart from other choirs in the city and are why the choir is so popular with its members.

It is hoped that a conductor will be acquired in time for him/her to attend the forthcoming end-of-term Summer Concert on June 26th. Rehearsals resume after the summer break on Monday 15th August, and the current director will be present for the first three rehearsals of the new term (15/22/29th August) to aid in the transition and handover. The Christmas Concert is currently scheduled for 4th December, and this is what the choir will work towards during the autumn term – the music can be selected and prepared in advance for the autumn term if necessary.

If you are interested in taking on this varied and exciting position, please get in touch via email edinburghcitysingers@live.com . Please tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think you could be the right person. Do ask any questions if you have any, no matter how small! You will be invited to meet with the current director for a chat over a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Our website: www.edinburghcitysingers.com

[Posted 1 June 2016]


Got 2 Sing are seeking Adult Choir Leaders for (1) Solihull Choir, (2) Wolverhampton Choir and (3) Birmingham Choir. Fantastic music employment opportunity for singer-pianist to lead your very own choir.

 

Love your job and run your very own adult choir as part of our expanding network of sister choirs. Part-time hours with excellent pay structure that grows with you. Flexible and fits in with your own life. We also offer further opportunities for expansion. Take part in once in a life-time performance opportunities. Own transport, Small AMP/PA & head Mic required. Full paid training package, resources and on-going support provided.

 

You need to love people, be lively, warm and inspirational and most importantly have a great voice & performance experience. Well-organised and a good communicator You must also be able to read music and play piano/keyboard to a good standard.

 

Our choirs have changed the lives of so many members; bringing happiness, laughter, friendship and the joy of singing to so many and we are expanding. Our family-run, modern choir experience is on the look-out for charismatic singers to join our dynamic team. Email sing@got2sing.co.uk or 03330 146 164. www.got2sing.co.uk www.facebook.com/Got2SingUK

[Posted 1 June 2016]


Nottingham Music Service is seeking to appoint a part time singing development teacher to lead on the singing strategy for the City establishing and managing provision and delivering activity where appropriate. 

 

Post:               Singing Development Teacher

Base:              Nottingham City Schools
Salary:            £23,698 - £27,924 pro rata (subject to relevant skills and experience)

Hours:             Part-time  (0.5FTE, 18.5 hrs per week)

Contract:         Permanent (subject to ongoing funding)

Start Date:       Flexible – 30th August 2016 at latest

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed vocal specialist with relevant ability and aspirations to support this creative and ambitious organisation moving forward.

 

The successful applicant will be able to support excellent vocal provision for city schools delivering workshops and longer term interventions, providing vocal coaching and CPD and working with partners to establish city wide initiatives to inspire and enthuse children and school staff.  They will also play a key role in promoting the service aim of providing exciting musical experiences for all children that connect with the many not the few.

 

Our vision is that all children and young people in Nottingham have an inspiring and rewarding experience of making music with others.  Our mission is to facilitate joyous, life-enhancing and confidence-building experiences that equip children and young people with perseverance, self-belief and a life-long love of music.

Music for Everyone, with whom we work closely, are also advertising a part time post for a Principal Youth Music Animateur. Interviews for both posts will be held on Friday June 17 2016. Should the same candidate be successful in being appointed to both posts then Music for Everyone and the Nottingham Music Hub would ensure that there would be a close collaboration between the two organisations to enable both posts to work successfully alongside each other.

For more information on the post please contact Janet Wallace at janet.wallace@nottinghammusichub.org.uk

 

Visit www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk/resources/job-vacancies for more information and an application pack. The closing date for applications is Friday 10th June at noon. Interviews will be held on Friday 17th June 2016

 

[Posted 30 May 2016]


The Downsmen Barbershop Chorus seek a new Chorus Director with energy and commitment. The Chorus currently has over 20 members including an Assistant CD. A recent learn to sing course is expected to increase numbers. Our present CD has been with us for 6 years during which time the Chorus has gained a growing musical reputation, recently achieving first place in the choir section of the annual Reigate & Redhill Music Festival. If possible we hope to arrange a handover before our CD leaves in late Summer.

The ideal candidate will bring the leadership, inspiration and creativity to help us realise our potential. Experience of the barbershop genre is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will be assured of the full support and commitment of the chorus.

We are longstanding members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers. We aim to perform to a high standard but would not want striving for perfection to come at the expense of the enjoyment of singing. Further details about us and the post can be obtained from our Chairman, Peter Hammond. Telephone him on 0208 642 3734 or e-mail peter_hammond77@hotmail.com. Visit us at www.downsmen.co.uk and on Facebook – The Downsmen.

[Posted 30 May 2016]


Musical Director and Accompanist wanted: The Wyton & Brampton MWC was set up in Sept 2013 as part of the nationwide network of Military Wives choirs and operates under the MWC Foundation charity.  The MWC ethos is to welcome everyone who fulfils the membership criteria, regardless of musical ability/background -it’s all about having a good time and supporting each other through the joy of singing. There are no auditions and it doesn't matter if you can’t read music. Sadly, our current MD and accompanist are moving on so we are seeking replacements. We are a SSA choir of about 25 members and rehearse at St Georges Church RAF Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2EA 7-8.30 every Weds. Our repertoire includes a selection of tracks arranged specifically for the MWC, some show tunes and other favourites.  We perform about 6-8 times a year, with typical examples being the Christmas Lights switch on Huntingdon;  a joint concert with Upwood Ukuleles at Warboys Church; regular RAF Wyton station events (Family fun day, Station annual reception, Carol Service); Huntingdon Community Radio fundraiser at Hinchingbrooke School; HM Queen 90th birthday beacon lighting ceremony.

Fees: negotiable (but we are a charity so funds are limited). If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact the choir at  wytonandbrampton@militarywiveschoirs.org

[Posted 30 May 2016]


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

 

[Posted 16 May 2016]:


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

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

[Posted 14 May 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 14 May 2016]


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

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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 26 April 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 9 April 2016]


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

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

[Posted 8 April 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 29 March 2016]


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

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

[Posted 26 March 2016]


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

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

[Posted 23 March 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 17 March 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 15 March 2016]


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

[Posted 2 March 2016]


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

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

[Posted 16 February 2016]


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

[Posted 13 February 2016]


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

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

[Posted 11 February 2016] 


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

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

[Posted 5 February 2016]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

Elaine Cox gained a Diploma in Choral Direction in 2015, and is seeking more experience conducting and rehearsing any type of music. Versatile and happy to take rehearsals to performance, or to conduct the musical instructions of other directors. Preferred area of operation is Reading / West Berkshire / South Oxfordshire. Accompanist needed where required. Honorarium or expenses considered. Please contact: Elaine Cox Email: siccarpt@gmail.com Phone: 07766 780549.

[Posted 19 march 2017]


Christopher Ebbern DipABRSM, ATCL (Distinction) Pianist, Organist & Baritone is searching for a Director of Music/Organist and Choir Master/Organist position in the East Midlands area. Happy playing for both traditional and contemporary services. Can lead and accompany choir practices and music group practices. Currently works as a music teacher in schools, privately and conducts and accompanies choirs. For more information contact Chris Ebbern:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

Accompanist/ Assistant MD Vacancy Affinity Female Voice Choir is based in Cardiff established in 2012 and has approximately 50 members. Although we are a non-auditioning choir, we work hard to achieve a consistently high standard and enjoy a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year. Our repertoire is mainly light (musicals/pop/light classical) and we perform annual concerts in both Summer and Winter, both with almost entirely new repertoire each year. Due to our busy programme and rehearsal schedule we wish to recruit an Accompanist/ Assistant MD to work with us on a wide variety of repertoire, attending rehearsals monthly on a Tuesday evening and more regularly when required prior to performances.

Skills and Experience Required

• Excellent sight reading skills from both scores and chord symbols

• Capable and enthusiastic

• Willingness to take full rehearsals as and when required

• Experience in a similar role would be highly desirable

Affinity is a very happy and enthusiastic choir and we are seeking a likeminded individual who will suit our aims and objectives well, is happy to be part of our team and will enjoy the challenges Affinity presents. For more information or to arrange a trial please email affinitychoir@gmail.com  and we will contact you as soon as possible.

[Posted 21 March 2017 - Cosing date 31 March 2017]


Cheltenham Choral Society seeks a new rehearsal accompanist from September 2017. Cheltenham Choral Society is seeking a talented rehearsal accompanist to take over from our current accompanist, who is standing down after working with us for many years. The role offers the opportunity to help to prepare the choir for an exciting repertoire of concerts, and the possibility of accompanying them at some performances. Cheltenham Choral Society is a non-audition choir of around 55 members, performing at public concerts to a high standard. The concert programme is drawn largely from the standard Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century choral repertoire, as well as exciting opportunities to perform brand new works. Rehearsals are accompanied by piano, whilst performances are supported by chamber orchestra, piano or organ.

We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the recently refurbished Bethesda Methodist Church, Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham, GL50 2AP, for around 36 weeks of the year in line with academic terms (including half-term weeks). We typically perform three or four public concerts a year including a Christmas Carol Concert, in venues around Cheltenham, along with Cathedral recitals, and other occasional events. You will be an experienced pianist, with excellent sight and score reading ability, strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and enthusiasm. Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by recommendations made by Making Music and the Musician’s Union. An enhanced fee would be paid for taking a rehearsal in the absence of the MD. There may also be opportunities to accompany some concerts on piano for an additional fee.

Further information is available on our website: cheltenhamchoralsociety.org.uk or by contacting our Chair, Sue Hartland at CheltChoralSoc@mail.com.

[Posted 21 March 2017]


Sawtry Chorale, an SATB, non-auditioned, amateur choir based near Huntingdon, seeks to appoint a piano accompanist for rehearsals and possibly concerts to start as soon as possible.  We sing traditional, modern, popular, folk, secular and spiritual pieces. Rehearsals in Sawtry on Wednesdays 7.45 - 9.45pm with breaks for Easter, summer and Christmas. Sight-reading necessary. Remuneration commensurate with expertise. Contact 07754 618364 or hazel.engage@gmail .com

[Posted 18 March 2017]


The New Harmony Ladies Choir Bristol require an accompanist to start July 2017, this date is negotiable. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at the United Reform Church, Muller Road, Bristol. It sings in a wide range of styles and performs several concerts a year. In order to provide the level of service needed by the choir, the prospective accompanist will have the following essential qualities:

  • Advanced keyboard skills – Grade 8+ ideal.
  • Excellent sight-reading ability: piano stave: SSA staves, any combination thereof.
  • Experience and competence playing in a variety of styles – classical; musical theatre; pop and all sorts in between.
  • A high level of musicianship and sensitivity in ensemble playing.

Prior experience repetiteuring and /or playing for choral rehearsals would be very useful, and a little bit of improvisational ability is not essential but will also be helpful.

Further information about the choir may be found on our website: www.nhlcbristol.co.uk Applications for the post should be made to Angela Peacock at: nhlc@talktalk.net

[Posted 2 March 2017]


The London Pro Arte Choir is seeking to appoint a new accompanist from 27 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  We are a long-established choir of around 60 singers based in Mill Hill, North West London, and rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30-10pm.  We have four concerts and a trip each year.  Recent repertoire has included Brahms - Requiem, Bernstein - Chichester Psalms and modern secular works.  You will be responsible for accompanying all rehearsals on the piano and will have opportunities to play in concerts on the piano (or organ if appropriate).  The fees are £90 per rehearsal and £175 - £260 per concert depending on role and are reviewed regularly.  Please see our website lpac.org.uk for more details and contact accompanist@lpac.org.uk if you have any questions. Please send your application to accompanist@lpac.org.uk by 18 March 2017.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to accompany part of a choir rehearsal on 30 March or 6 April 7.30-10pm.  Your application should include a CV and covering letter, the name and contact details of a professional referee, and your availability for the audition dates.

[Posted 1 March 2017 - Closing date 18 March 2017]


The Mickleover Singers are a non audition 35 voice choir with plans to grow over coming seasons. We rehearse in Mickleover, Derbyshire, with members drawn from the town and surrounding area. Our lovely accompanist Hannah has unfortunately decided to move on after almost 4 years with the choir after the spring concert on the 8th April. We are therefore hoping to appoint a replacement in time to start rehearsing with the choir in time for a Summer concert. Rehearsals are held on Mondays between 7.30 and 9-9.30 and we perform on average three concerts a year in the local area. The ability to lead a rehearsal would be an advantage. There is occasional opportunity for solo pieces in concerts if appropriate. For more information or an informal chat, please contact Tom Stanyard, Musical Director – tstanyard@gmail.com

[Posted 27 February 2017]


Ilkley Road Methodist Church, Riddlesden near Keighley West Yorkshire are seeking to appoint and experienced organist / pianist. The role would involve playing our 2 manual pipe organ for weekly Sunday services plus accompanying the 20 strong dedicated choir at rehearsal on Thursday evenings. Please contact our choirmaster, Mr Steven Robinson for further details. Steven.robinson021264@gmail.com

[Posted 20 February 2017]


Accompanist required for Mosaic Chamber Choir Woking, Surrey. We are seeking an accompanist to support the choir and our existing music director and associate music director, beginning summer term (final week of April) 2017. We are an auditioned chamber choir of around 30 voices, striking a balance between fun and performing to a high level. We rehearse on Monday nights in Woking. For more details and to apply see: http://www.mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk/accompanist-mosaic-chamber-choir-woking/ or email committee@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 18 February 2017]


Rossendale Ladies Choir is currently looking for an accompanist for weekly rehearsals (Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm in Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire) and occasional concerts spread throughout the year. The choir sings a varied range of repertoire including classical, pop and contemporary. The successful candidate will have excellent keyboard and sight-reading skills and will be Grade 8 or equivalent on the piano. Previous experience in accompanying vocal groups would be an advantage. The fee is open to negotiation based on experience and qualifications.

For further details and a job specification, please visit www.rossendaleladieschoir.org.uk or contact the Secretary, Karen Whittaker 01706 226174

[Posted 8 February 2017]


Horsforth Choral Society seek an accompanist. We are a registered charity, is a growing, 90-member, non-auditioned, enthusiastic and friendly mixed-age choir. We perform classical concerts twice a year, a Christmas concert and a Summer Concert of lighter music and at other occasional events. We rehearse on Monday evenings in Horsforth, Leeds.

For further details about the choir please visit our website and read our blog, www.horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk/contact.html 

We seek an accompanist to work with our Music Director, Matthew Lazenby, and Committee, to provide piano accompaniment for rehearsals and some concerts. Ability to also offer organ accompaniment and willingness to assist with sectional rehearsals would be advantageous and offer additional experience to the post holder. 

Further particulars, including job description, person specification and details of how to apply are available from ChristineLatHCS@gmail.com 

[Posted 6 February 2017 - Closing date 3 March 2017]


New Harmony Singers, Torfaen, require an experienced Accompanist for rehearsals, (Sunday evenings- 7:30 -9:30 pm at St Mary's Church Hall, Croesyceiliog) and12+ concerts per annum. Musical Director is Ms Pam Guy (BEM).

For further information please contact our concert secretary, Nicola Carlyle on 07708983696. Information about the choir is also available on our website: www.newharmonysingers.com

[Posted 5 February 2017]


Pianist required for a small but established choir of seniors, rehearsing in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, on Monday nights 7-9pm.  Travel expenses can be paid plus a performance fee. Applicant should be available for concerts and weddings when they occur.  Contact www.voicestogether.co.uk

[Posted 30 January 2017]


Eastwood Collieries’ Male Voice Choir is seeking to appoint a principal accompanist to join the choir as soon as possible. ECMVC is an amateur, non-auditioning choir consisting of around 60 voices and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality entertainment for its audiences. Founded in 1919, ECMVC is a successful male voice choir approaching its centenary, for which planning is already underway. The choir is fortunate in having a strong music team, headed by dynamic and well-respected musical director, Liz Moulder. Under Liz’s strong leadership, the choir has seen its musical competences, and desire to please audiences of every kind, develop to a high level.

To help move to the next stage of development, ECMVC is seeking to recruit a well-qualified, energetic and enthusiastic principal accompanist to start working with the choir as soon as possible. In addition to a technical ability to accompany a male voice choir, it is vitally important for the person in this role to develop and maintain a strong and close working relationship with the musical director.

ECMVC practises at its base in Eastwood every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm. In 2016, the choir undertook 15 engagements ranging from concerts in Derby Cathedral to singing festive items in the Intu Centre in Derby, although not all years are as busy as this. Over recent years the choir has organised, promoted and performed in large-scale events at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, with a massed choir of up to 300 other choristers and guests including Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charities in the process.

ECMVC is a registered charity and relies upon member donations/subscriptions and income from concert performances. Whilst this income is modest, the choir is able to pay music team principals a fee/retainer. The choir has its own baby grand electric piano used for practices and concerts on its home ground, as well as a Roland FP-7f electric keyboard and Roland keyboard combi-amp for use on the road. The principal accompanist therefore does not need to provide her or his own instrument.

The successful applicant for this role is guaranteed a genuinely warm welcome to the choir, with the prospect of working with a dedicated group of people who are not afraid to have fun but who, at the same time, are keen to make sure their performances are as good as they possibly can be. More information and background to the choir can be found on our dynamic website and Facebook pages. Please visit: www.ecmvc.org or www.facebook.com/ecmvc If you would like to express an interest in this role, then please make contact with the choir by: emailing secretary@ecmvc.org and/or calling 07802 758223

[Posted 26 January 2017]


Airedale Male Voice Choir is seeking a new Accompanist to take over when our current leaders retire. Based in Keighley, we are a forty-strong choir with a reputation for quality singing. We have a wide repertoire and are in demand for concerts. We practise each week on a Tuesday evening and perform each month in the local area. Those interested should contact Mike Hughes at amvc@talktalk.net for further information.

[Posted 24 January 2017 - Closing date 31 March 2017]


Experienced  accompanist required for Folkestone area women's choir (paid role). The Wild Flowers is a different kind of choir! Singing under the direction of Carol Grimes, it was formed in September 2015 for a performance a the WOW/International Women's Day Festival in March 2016. It is open to women of all ages/backgrounds and no experience is necessary, just the desire to sing and have fun. Repertoire includes a wide spectrum of songs - Folk, Pop, Rock, Blues and Jazz. 

We are seeking an experienced, flexible accompanist to support weekly rehearsals and to play at public performances.You can either be a pianist/keyboard player or an acoustic guitarist who is able to work from both sheet music and chord charts. Improvisation skills are essential, as is the ability to work with Carol to adapt songs to suit arrangements for the choir. You would need bring your own keyboard/guitar.  Rehearsals are Monday nights (6 to 7.30 pm) with possible occasional extra rehearsals near to a performance date. Payment based on MU suggestions. For more information, please contact Carol at carol@carolgrimes.com or 07971 985737 or email the choir at wildflowerschoir@gmail.com

[Posted 10 January 2017]


Experienced pop/rock accompanist required for Leicestershire choir (paid role). The Dolly Mixtures Ladies’ Choir in Market Harborough, Leicestershire is seeking an accompanist to support the Musical Director at weekly rehearsals and to play for charity concerts and public appearances. To start ASAP. “The Dollies” are a non-auditioned choir with the emphasis on fun and singing for pleasure. We perform two charity concerts per year and are sometimes invited to perform at local events. The choir (formed in April 2013), performs rock and pop songs and we are working towards a “Dolly Rockers” rock-themed event in July.

We are particularly looking for a flexible pianist/keyboard player with excellent sight-reading skills who is able to work from both sheet music and chord charts. Improvisation skills are a bonus, as is the ability to work with the MD to adapt piano scores to suit arrangements for the choir. Band leadership experience would also be advantageous as we sometimes perform with a live band. Own stage piano/keyboard would be useful for concerts. Rehearsals are Monday nights with occasional extra rehearsals near concert time. Remuneration available. For more information, please contact the Musical Director, Alex Reffell: alexreffell@hotmail.com or 07506 744646

[Posted 3 January 2017]


Derby Choral Union seek able, experienced piano-accompanist. Rehearsals on Tuesdays at Derby Grammar School for Boys (7.30pm-9.30pm) plus occasional workshops and concerts during the choir's season Sep-June. Knowledge of choral repertoire, good sight-reading/score-reading ability and a willingness to help with sectional rehearsals are essential. ISM rates. Contact Patricia Lunn: pat@dcu.org.uk

[Posted 2 December 2016]


Enfield Choral Society are seeking a talented rehearsal accompanist to take over from our wonderful accompanist who is standing down after 9 years excellent work. The role offers the opportunity to work closely with our Musical Director, Mark Sproson to help prepare the choir for an exciting repertoire of concerts. Enfield Choral Society is a non-audition choir of around 80 members performing four concerts a year (including a Christmas Carol Concert) to a good standard. The concert programme is drawn from both the classical and modern choral repertoire.

 

Rehearsals take place on a Tuesday evening from 7:30pm until 9:30pm in Enfield for around 40 weeks of the year in line with academic terms, with two additional rehearsals during concert weeks. There are also opportunities to accompany some concerts on piano and to perform solos for additional fees, by arrangement.

Enfield Choral Society’s remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by recommendations made by Making Music and the Musician’s Union.

 

If you are interested in applying for the role please find a role description and application form on the News and Events page of our website at www.enfieldchoralsociety.org.uk/member-news/news/ We will be looking to shortlist and audition in late November/early December with a view to the role commencing in January 2017.

 

[Posted 12 November 2016]


Risca Male Choir ( Cor Meibion Risca ) seeks to appoint a principal accompanist for rehearsal and concerts. Practice nights are Sunday (  5-7pm ) and Thursday ( 7-9pm ) at our HQ in St. Mary Street, Risca , Gwent.  Under the baton of Music Director Geraint Davies , the choir of currently sixty members is renowned  for its wide repertoire.

Please send cv  in the first instance to chairman of the choir,  David Rowlands at dgrowlands8@icloud.com . Further information concerning the choir can be found on www.riscachoir.net and  on our Facebook page.   

[Posted 12 November 2016]


The English Arts Chorale seek an Accompanist / organist / assistant conductor / vocal coach.

    Monday evening rehearsals at Reigate, Surrey

·         Between 6 and 9 concerts a year, plus singing days and European touring.

·         Wide-ranging repertoire from unaccompanied music to full professional orchestra.

The English Arts Chorale is an ambitious, auditioned voluntary choir of some 70 members, directed by Leslie Olive, under whom it has given nearly 300 concerts. It has broadcast for BBC Radio, performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the English Chamber Orchestra at venues including the Barbican Concert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and many cathedrals, often singing major repertoire such as the Verdi, Mozart, and Fauré Requiems entirely from memory. However its repertoire is wide-ranging and often includes the work of living composers, both well-known and little-known, including music for unaccompanied choir. John Rutter described as EAC’s performance of Lauridsen’s “Sure on this shining night” as “translucent.” The most-praised thumbprints of the EAC’s sound are its exceptional blend and full dynamic range. Ian le Grice is retiring as accompanist of the English Arts Chorale at the end of July 2017, creating a vacancy for a multi-gifted musician to replace him.

Your role if appointed will be more than simply accompanist, although absolute pianistic fluency combined with a deep understanding of how to accompany an ambitious voluntary choir, together with the confidence to be meticulously responsive to the conductor, are both essential. You will be an organist of professional calibre because some EAC concerts are with organ. You will enjoy occasionally directing rehearsals in the absence of the founding Artistic Director Leslie Olive, either from the piano or with the assistance of a visiting accompanist. Ideally you will also have technical ability as a singing coach, and will be available to take choral warm-ups, provide technical input to the rehearsal process, and offer singing lessons to individuals or small groups.

You will be expected to use your “network knowledge” for the good of the EAC, for example by helping recruit outstanding amateur singers of whom you become aware, recommending soloists, and identifying opportunities for the EAC to further broaden its performing reach. As Assistant Director of Music, you will happily make yourself available to advise the committee from time to time and will meet informally – perhaps over a pizza before rehearsal – with the Artistic Director once or twice a term.

The English Arts Chorale has a proud record of achievement and is in a good place with some very ambitious plans. But like all groups it is capable of further development, and you will throw your weight behind further development. Interviews and auditions will be held early in 2017, but you should express your interest immediately by emailing the Artistic Director, Leslie Olive, at Leslie.Olive@englisharts.org

[Posted 31 October 2016]


The Lanark & Carluke Choral Union wishes to appoint a new Rehearsal  Pianist. We are a very friendly and enthusiastic mixed-voice choir based in Lanark, South Lanarkshire. We are an amateur choir with around 35 members and has enjoyed performing a variety of works from traditional to contemporary, sacred and secular, as well as works by the choral masters. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm, at Lanark EU Church from early September until May and generally hosts 2 concerts per year (generally 12 weeks rehearsing for Dec concert and 18 weeks rehearsing for the annual April/May concert, which usually involves more challenging and demanding works for choir, sometimes utilising soloist/s and instrumental/orchestral accompaniment).

An enthusiastic and dedicated pianist is sought who has a high level of musical ability and commitment.  You will be required to work closely with our choir's new Musical Director, Leon Reimer. Remuneration is negotiable but will comprise a set fee per rehearsal and also the possibility of travel expenses being reimbursed. We are ideally located with excellent rail links to Glasgow and main motorways for car travel.

If you want to find out more, or would like to take forward your interest please get in touch with Margaret Hamilton our Secretary on 01555 661119https://lanarkcarlukechoralunion.wordpress.com/pianist-vacancy/

[Posted 25 September 2016]


Viva La Musica is a Loughborough-based mixed choir founded in 2002 by a group of friends who were looking for the challenge of singing in a small chamber choir (c12 voices).  Over the years, Viva has grown a little to allow it to accept more difficult challenges and now numbers 17 singers.  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 are also beginning to sing cathedral services and have just finished a very successful week-end in residence at Worcester Cathedral (to considerable acclaim).  Please have a look at our website http://www.vivalamusica.org.uk/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vivalamusicachoir/.

 

Unfortunately, two of our singers are moving away from the Midlands.  As well as replacing them, we would very much like to increase our tenor section to keep pace with the size of other voice-parts.  We are looking to recruit a tenor (preferably a genuine first tenor) and a baritone.  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 16 September 2016]


The Songbirds – A multi-award winning ladies choir based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, are seeking to appoint a piano accompanist from September 2016.  Rehearsals are on a Tuesday evening 1915-2115 at The Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave. The post-holder would be expected to accompany all rehearsals, concerts, competitions and events. This will involve trips around the country and even abroad in the not so distant future. The ideal person for the role would be someone who enjoys having fun and has a good sense of humour, is sociable and experienced. You would need to be able to sight read, and feel comfortable playing a variety of different styles of music (pop, gospel, sacred, musicals). 18 Years + and paid expenses.

 

Please visit our Facebook page/website for examples of our repertoire. If you would like further information, please contact Joshua Daniel (Musical Director) on:

Email: choirmd@thesongbirdschoir.co.uk Telephone: 07543 321214.

 

[Posted 9 September 2016]


Christ Church, East Sheen (part of the Mortlake with East Sheen team ministry in south west London) is seeking an enthusiastic and able musician to play for services. The position is expected to lead to becoming a Director of Music with responsibility for a choir. The successful applicant will be expected to play a range of traditional and modern worship music to accompany our Sunday services. In addition, he or she would, in time, be expected to recruit and train a choir. The initial contract would be initially for around 6 hours per week with additional time for recruiting, training and rehearsing choir members added as necessary.

We are looking for a positive and creative person with a sound musical background and a willingness to play a range of styles. He or she should feel confident in assembling and managing a choir. There is scope to attract more young families and our organist and choir leader could play a decisive role in encouraging younger members to join our choir.

The organist will be paid according to the scale set by the Royal School of Church Music, with the rate rising in line with the expansion of the work to become Director of Music. S/he will be employed by the PCC that serves the Team Ministry as a whole but will be assigned exclusively to Christ Church. For more information contact the Vicar, the Revd David Guest: davidguest.christchurch@gmail.com

[Posted 28 August 2016]


Accompanist required for Barnet Choral Society. An accompanist is required from January 2017 for this SATB choir of 90 members.  Rehearsals take place in High Barnet at 19.45 - 22.00 on most Wednesday evenings between September and July. Competitive remuneration is offered. The choir performs 4 concerts per year from a varied, though largely classical repertoire, usually accompanied by a professional orchestra.  The Musical Director is Richard Brain. To receive full details of the post and our appointment process, please visit the About Us page of our website (www.barnetchoral.org.uk) or email secretary@barnerchoral.org.uk.

[Posted 23 August 2016 - Closing date 24 September 2016]


The Chagford Singers seek to appoint an enthusiastic and vibrant accompanist and deputy conductor for the new term from September. This friendly and accomplished choir meet on Wednesday evenings between 7:30pm and 9:30 and performs in concert at least three times per year in the local church with a broad range of repertoire from Verdi and Wagner to Lloyd Webber and John Lennon. The choir also enjoys taking part in extra smaller events around the local area which you may be asked to conduct in the absence of the musical director.

The successful candidate will be:

• an experienced choral accompanist with a technical and interpretative competence that will match the polished performance standard that the choir achieves in its concerts
• an excellent sight-reader of piano music
• a patient, engaging and enthusiastic individual
• hold a reasonable level of skill and experience at music direction, able to conduct from the piano where necessary

Accompanists with skills at the organ may be considered at an advantage.

All candidates will be asked to attend an initial interview with the Chairman, Musical Director and another member of the committee, followed by half of a rehearsal with the choir itself on a Wednesday evening. This will consist of three pieces of music to rehearse with the choir, two of which will be sent to you in advance. The third will not be given to you or named until rehearsal night itself. You may be asked to lead a warm up and conduct one of the pieces already sent to you in rehearsal from the piano. Once all candidates have been interviewed and auditioned, the successful candidate will be contacted within a week.

Please contact the choir chair, Susan Powell, via susanpowell999@gmail.com and send a current CV and covering letter detailing your experience and any training that you might have received. We look forward to hearing from you!

[Posted 21 August 2016]


Accompanist required for the Canbury Singers - Based in Kingston upon Thames - is a 4 part community choir of just under 40 singers. We sing a whole range of music from arrangements of jazz and pop to classical. above all we sing to have fun, not take life too seriously. Our present accompanist is, sadly, moving from the area.

The choir meets on Monday evenings in term times only. We would like to meet an accompanist comfortable with a range of music styles, happy to assist by taking sectional rehearsals and on occasion deputising for the musical director. we pay an hourly based fee for rehearsals plus performance fees where accompaniment is provided at concerts. Ideally we would like our accompanist to be fairly local. Please forward cvs to , or ask questions of,  the musical director Chris O'Neill,    ceoneill2003@yahoo.es

[Posted 8 August 2016]


The Triple H Community Choir seek a permanent piano accompanist for their Monday evening rehearsals (7.45pm-9.15pm at Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church, Main Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4QY.) Confident sight-reading and ideally a willingness to lead occasional sectional rehearsals would be an advantage. Competitive rates of pay; three concerts a year. Close to Hockley train station (45 minutes from London Liverpool Street.)Email thetriplehcommunitychoir@hotmail.co.uk or speak to Founder and Director of Music Ashley Thompson BA DipLCM on 07581390448.

[Posted 4 July 2016]


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

 

[Posted 11 April 2016]


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

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

[Posted 14 March 2016]


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

[Posted 2 March 2016]


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

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


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


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


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


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

 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


 
Choirs seeking Singers

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

[Posted 22 March 2017]


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

[Posted 13 March 2017]


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

[Posted 8 March 2017]


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

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


Alto and Tenor Lay Vicars, Chichester Cathedral Choir - Chichester has long enjoyed a high reputation for the quality of its music. The choir's broad repertoire encompasses works from the Middle Ages to the present day, including over forty pieces written specifically for Chichester. The daily offering of music, performed in the Cathedral's beautiful acoustics, is at the heart of our pattern of worship.

We are looking for versatile singers with excellent aural and sight-singing skills, at ease with solo singing and able to blend within the small ensemble. Familiarity with liturgical repertoire and psalm-singing is important and applicants should preferably be communicant members of the Church of England or regular communicants of their own church. . Auditions will be held on the 13 and 14 March 2017.

In line with our safeguarding Policy an enhanced DBS check will be required.

Visit http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/dyn/_assets/_pdfs/hr-docs/LayVicarjobinformation2017-AltoandTenor.pdf for more information and details on how to apply.



[Posted 20 February 2017 - Closing date 10 March 2017]


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

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

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


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

[Posted 8 February 2017]


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

[Posted 11 January 2017]


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

Typical Commitment

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

12.30 – 13.30    service

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

[Posted 10 January 2017]


East Surrey Choral Society are currently seeking Basses both 1 and 2.

Commitment

  • 3 concerts a year Easter Summer & Christmas held in the Caterham area
  • Rehearsals at Centenary Hall Essendene Road Caterham CR3 5PA at 7:45 on Tuesdays at 7:45
  • Roughly 15 rehearsals per concert.

No auditions.

Very friendly choir of about 80 members of all ages. Social events during the year. quizzes, skittles, garden party etc.

[Posted 10 January 2017 - Closing date 28 February 2017]


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

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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 3 January 2017]


Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir, based in South Wales, is looking for prospective new members, so why not come along to our rehearsals and find out what we are all about. You DO NOT need to have a solo singing voice and you WILL NOT be required to have an embarrassing voice test in front of other people, just a short 5 minutes with our musical director to enable him to place you in the most appropriate singing section, if you are embarrassed to come along on your own not knowing any one, then please bring a friend with you as there is always plenty of room for all. You will find that Abertillery is successful progressive choir with many goals and ambitions still to be realized. In 2017 we will be taking part in the Beaconsfield Festival and other tours, both at home and abroad are being considered along with our regular concert requests. We have also been invited to sing at the Royal Albert Hall, London in May 2018 as part of the Associations of Welsh Male Choirs Festival.  If you want more information contact us at abertillerymvc@btconnect.com or come along to Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Park Place, Abertillery NP13 1ED where choir practice takes place once a week on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm. The new term starts on 10 January 2017.

[Posted 19 December 2016]


St Mary’s Church, Cadogan Street, London SW3 is seeking to appoint a number of Choral Scholars (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) to support the current voluntary choir who sing each week at the 11.30 Solemn Mass. The parish of St Mary’s Cadogan Street is one of the oldest Roman Catholic parishes in Central London.

The current choir of volunteers is made up a number of singers, drawn from all over London, who have made St Mary’s their place of worship. In addition to the Sunday service, they also rehearse at the Church on Thursday evenings. A leaflet with further information about the volunteer choir is available at http://www.smlmc.org.uk/library/ChoirLeaflet_Aug2016.pdf , while the current music list can be found at http://www.smlmc.org.uk/Pages/CurrentMonthMusic.htm

The Choral Scholarships

The introduction of choral scholarships is a new initiative at St Mary’s. It is expected that the Choral Scholars will work alongside the Director of Music to provide appropriate choral support for the rehearsals and services each Sunday and at other special events when appropriate. While there are no specific restrictions on age or employment status, it is envisaged that the Choral Scholarships will best suit current university students or recent graduates. As a result, the commitments of the Choral Scholars can be tailored to fit in with University terms and vacations. Choral Scholars will be expected to attend the 11.30 Mass each Sunday, along with the rehearsal beforehand at 10.30. They will not be expected to attend the Thursday rehearsals, nor will they be required to sing during August. There may also be opportunities for Choral Scholars to sing at weddings and other services in the Church, for which an extra fee is payable. Exact details will be discussed with shortlisted candidates at interview.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate is likely to be:

  • A confident singer, capable of holding a part of polyphony on their own
  • An excellent sight-reader
  • An experienced choral singer with an interest in renaissance polyphony
  • A reliable, amiable and enthusiastic person, committed to working with the other singers of varying ability and supporting the Director of Music

Typical Weekly Commitment

  • 10.30 – 11.20 rehearsal each Sunday morning, followed by:
  • 11.30 – 12.40 service

Although not expected for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, scholars will be expected to attend all the major services during Holy Week and Easter. Six weeks’ holiday is permitted during the course of the scholarship, providing ample notice of absence is given. This allocation does not include the August vacation.

Remuneration

Scholars are paid an annual honorarium in the region of £500 (pro rata) plus generous extra fees for weddings/funerals as available through the year. The scholarship will run to December 31st 2017, though this will hopefully be renewable (by mutual agreement) until July 31st 2018.

To apply please send a CV, covering letter and contact details of two referees to the Director of Music by email to directorofmusic@smlmc.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 3pm on Thursday 5th January 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sing with the choir at the 11.30 Mass on either Sunday 8 January or Sunday 15 January, and to attend an interview and audition with the Director of Music on the same day. Please state within your application if you are unable to make either of these dates. Successful candidates will commence their duties as soon as possible after appointments are made, and ideally by Sunday 5 February 2017 at the latest.

[Posted 16 December 2016 - Closing date 3 January 2017 (3pm)]


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

[Posted 12 December 2016]


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

[Posted 17 October 2016]


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

[Posted 31 October 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

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

[Posted 19 September 2016]


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

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

[Posted 16 September 2016]


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

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

[Posted 6 September 2016]


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

[Posted 28 August 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 8 August 2016]


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

[Posted 5 August 2016]


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

[Posted 2 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 1 August 2016]


St Mary’s Church, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey KT11 3PX (Patron: King’s College Cambridge) are offering a Tenor Choral Scholarship Our current tenor choral scholar (who also sings at Canterbury and Ely Cathedrals and at York Minster), is relocating to York this autumn, and so we will have a vacancy for a tenor choral scholar from October.  SSATBB choral scholar line up - one to a part. Repertoire includes masses by Byrd, Gabrieli, Vittoria, Palestrina, English Communion Settings by Stanford, Kitson, Jackson and Leighton, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert Masses sung at major festivals.

Sung Eucharist with Latin Mass / English Communion setting and motet on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January and August) + services on major festivals. Annual amount: approx. £480.00 per annum (depending on number of services sung). Weddings and memorial services paid additionally at a current fee of £75.00

The church has also applied for a grant to support bi-monthly choral evensongs per year, which will also be paid additionally. St Mary’s is a delightful and very friendly Saxon manorial church founded c.AD 670, and has a fine Frobenius organ similar to the organ at Queen’s College, Oxford. The church is easily accessed from the A3 and M25 and has ample parking.

 For further details please contact the Director of Music, Robert Woolley: robert@woolleys.org.uk Tel 07939 261887

[Posted 21 July 2016 - Closing date 5pm Friday 5 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 21 July 2016]


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

[Posted 19 July 2016]


Bradford Cathedral has a vacancy for an Alto Choral Scholar (countertenor or contralto) from September 2016. This is a one-year position for a young musician to sing with the Cathedral Choir and contribute to the music department's programme of outreach, chorister training, recitals and concerts. Applicants may be gap year students, current university students or recent graduates, and a range of options is available to give added flexibility: the successful candidate may choose to be residential or non-residential, and to tailor duties accordingly.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Alexander Woodrow, the Organist and Director of Music
(alex.woodrow@bradfordcathedral.org) Full details of the position may be found from the Cathedral's homepage:
www.bradfordcathedral.org

[Posted 21 June 2016 - Closing date 30 June 2016]


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

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

[Posted 1 June 2016]


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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 26 April 2016]


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

[Posted 22 April 2016]


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

[Posted 7 April 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 March 2016]


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

[Posted 4 March 2016]


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

 

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

 

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


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

[Posted 16 February 2016]   


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

[Posted 7 February 2016]


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

[Posted 5 February 2016]


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

[Posted 24 January 2016]


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

[Posted 19 January 2016]


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

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


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

[Posted 9 January 2016]


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

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

[Posted 7 January 2016]


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

[Posted 7 January 2016]


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

[Posted 24 December 2015]


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

[Posted 18 December 2015]


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

[Posted 11 December 2015]


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

[Posted 7 December 2015]


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

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

[Posted 2 December 2015]


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

[Posted 24 November 2015]


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

[Posted 10 November 2015]


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

[Posted 9 November 2015]


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

[Posted 24 October 2015]


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

[Posted 22 October 2015]


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

[Posted 19 October 2015]


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

[Posted 10 October 2015]


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

[Posted 29 September 2015]


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

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

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

[Posted 11 September 2015]


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

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

[Posted 4 September 2015]


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

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

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

• 8 September 2015

• 5 January 2016

• 12 April 2016

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

Forthcoming concerts

• Handel’s Athalia

Tuesday 17 November

St John’s Smith Square, SW1P 3HA

• Christmas Concert

Monday 14 December

St Peter’s Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL

• Four Centuries of English Song

Thursday 21 April 2016

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ

• Summer Concert

Thursday 14 July 2016

St James’s Piccadilly, W1J 9LL

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

[Posted 3 September 2015]


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

[Posted 3 September 2015]


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

[Posted 25 August 2015]


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

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

[Posted 20 August 2015]


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