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.



Assocation of British Choral Directors (abcd)  is seeking to appoint a Director of Training in succession to Peter Broadbent.  The role is honorary but an honorarium is paid along with appropriate expenses.  It is expected that the new Director of Training will take up the role in January 2017 and be appointed initially for three years.  For full details of the role, click here.

Any member of abcd who wishes to be considered for the role is asked to apply via email to the
General Secretary, Rachel Greaves by 5pm on 5th December

[Posted 18 November 2016]


Conductors/Musical Directors

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]


Bunbury Singers, near Tarporley, Cheshire are looking to appoint a new Musical Director to start as soon as possible in 2017. We are enthusiastic group of adult singers.  As a community, mixed voice choir, some of us read music but it is not a requirement for the group and new members do not need to audition to join.  Rehearsals are held on a Monday night in a local school. We sing a wide range of music and are keen to expand our repertoire.  Fees are negotiable.  We are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible.  You should have good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, generate enthusiasm, operate within an agreed budget and be prepared to work closely with our active and supportive committee.

Please email your CV together with a covering letter to enquiries@bunburysingers.co.uk.  It is expected that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and auditioned in January 2017.

[Posted 21 November 2016]


Musical Director sought by Godalming Choral Society in Surrey to start in September 2017.  GCS is an established, successful and lively choir, performing three concerts a year. We sing a mixed repertoire including the traditional cornerstones, interesting but infrequently performed works, and the modern. We generally perform at around 70 singers and are keen to build on our high standards. We are open to ideas for additional musical activities/events. Applicants should have experience and the capability to develop and get the best from a chorus of varying abilities.

 

Application by CV and covering letter to Amanda Clegg – secretary@godalmingchoral.org.uk. Details on our website: http://www.godalmingchoral.org.uk/index.php/musical-director/

 

[Posted 21 November 2016 - Closing date 31 December 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]


St Ives Choral Society is a Cambridgeshire-based choir of approximately 120 members. We are seeking a new Musical Director who should be available to lead the choir from September 2017.

A shortlist of potential candidates will be made on 2 February. Successful applicants will be notified and will be asked to attend an evening audition/interview on a date to be advised.

Further information about this post, together with a downloadable application form, is available on our website: http://www.stives-choral.org.uk/musical_director.html

[Posted 17 November 2016 - Closing date 30 January 20170]


Surrey Fringe seeks new Chorus Director. We are a forty strong  a capella male chorus, with a wide repertoire of songs and styles in four- part harmony, rehearsing on Tuesday evenings in Guildford. See our website, www.surreyfringe.org , or contact our Chairman on 01483-223255 or mandd84@btinternet.com  ‘

[Posted 14 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]


"Harmony Rocks" are seeking a new Musical Director to start in January 2017, as our current MD is moving away from the area. We are a young but well established ladies community choir based in the village of Harmans Cross near Swanage in Dorset, with our current MD taking the choir from approximately a dozen members almost three years ago to approximately 40 members now. We are an un-auditioned choir of mixed but constantly improving ability, focussed on inclusion, enjoyment, community and companionship through music. We sing a broad range of styles from folk to musical theatre, gospel to popular classics and acapella; in unison and up to four-part harmony. We regularly perform in the local community and contribute to local fundraising activities for charities through our performance commitments. Between 6-12 performances a year can be expected. The choir has a dedicated organisational committee and professional piano accompanist. We currently rehearse once a week on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm-4.30pm. There is some flexibility in the timing of rehearsals for the right candidate, but this would need to be discussed at interview. We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic MD with the right skills and personality to take over from our current MD - a fun, exuberant and motivational nature is a must! Dedication and passion for community-based music is necessary, and considerable choral direction and performance experience is essential. An ability to continue to train the choir in the elements of singing music in different genres and to inspire and develop their choral skills further is also required.

To apply, please submit a short CV and a covering letter detailing how you would be suited to being our MD to emailthequilter@yahoo.co.uk. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and will be asked to attend an interview and a short audition with the choir in early January. Appointment of the chosen candidate will occur shortly thereafter.

[Posted 12 November 2016 - Closing date 15 December 2016].


East London Chorus is looking for an exceptional new Music Director to join us in April 2017 and lead the next stage of our development. We are a well-established 40-strong auditioned chamber choir with a commitment to performing at the highest level.  We give four concerts per season in East and Central London and have a tradition of touring every other year in the UK and Europe.  In addition to our annual concert programme we are regularly engaged to sing at weddings, carol concerts and corporate events.  

We rehearse every Tuesday in school term time between 7.30 and 10pm at the University of East London’s Stratford campus. For more information including a full job description, please visit our website, www.eastlondonchorus.org.uk or email Rosemary Leeke at chair@eastlondonchorus.org.uk

 

How to apply

Please email your CV and letter of application to chair@eastlondonchorus.org.uk.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Please ensure that your application contains:-

·         Your contact details and relevant qualifications.

·         Your current appointment(s) with dates.

·         Choirs and orchestras with whom you have worked - in which capacity, with examples of works performed and venues.

·         Contact details of two referees - one of whom can cover your musical abilities, the other with whom you have worked on managing a choir.

In your covering letter please include:-

·         How you found out about this vacancy.

·         Reasons for applying for the position of Music Director for East London Chorus.

·         Initial programming suggestions for our July 2017 concert* and for the 2017/2018 season.

·         What you would wish the choir to have achieved after three years of your tenure.

·         Any other relevant information or conditions.

*We will not hold the new MD to the published programme for our summer concert, and will be open to alternative proposals, although the venue will remain as published.

 

Dates

Friday 2 December 2016 (Noon)      Closing date for applications

Tuesday 6 December 2016                Shortlisted candidates notified by email

Saturday 14 January 2017                 Interviews

Monday 16 January 2017                   Invitation to audition stage emailed to successful candidates

Tuesday 31 January 2017                  Audition for final candidates consisting of a rehearsal with the full choir

[Posted 12 November 2016 - Closing date 2 December 2016]


Choral Director required by Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The Metropolitan Cathedral has a tradition of innovative liturgy and music. As it celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2017 and looks towards the next 50 years the Cathedral hopes to strengthen and build on its musical tradition by engaging with partner schools and organisations. 

Salary: £12,000 per annum - Interviews will be held:  Thursday 1st December 2016

• Hours of work will be 27 per week for 40 weeks per year and flexible hours for 12 weeks per year • Pension and salary exchange schemes available • Accommodation is not offered • Required from 1st January 2017

Reporting to the Director of Music the successful candidate should not only have the necessary musical skills, qualifications and experience as outlined in the person specification, but should have a desire and drive to shape and direct what it is hoped will become a major initiative across the region.

Applications are invited from candidates with substantial experience and knowledge of working with choirs and young singers. The successful candidate must have:

• The ability to train and inspire young people to high musical standards • Knowledge of sacred choral music and choral coaching techniques.

• Developed skills as a musician, able to draw from musicians committed, musical and responsive performances.

• Flexibility and ability to understand the need to work outside regular hours when the occasion arises

Further details, an application pack including job description is available to download from the Cathedral Website: http://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/get-involved/job-opportunities/.  

[Posted 12 November 2016 - Closing date 24 November (12 noon)]


Arrow Vale Singers, a non-auditioned SATB community choir based in Redditch, Worcestershire are seeking to appoint a new Musical Director. The MD will lead our 2-hour rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, conduct choir concerts and chair our music selection sub-committee. An honorarium payment of £55.00-65.00 (subject to experience) per 2-hour rehearsal and per concert is available for this post.

The ideal candidate will have previous conducting experience of SATB adult non-auditioned choirs and be enthusiastic about working with a range of musical genres. For further information and a copy of the Role Description and Person Specification please visit our website, www.arrowvalesingers.co.uk, or email arrowvalesingers@gmail.com. To apply, please submit your Curriculum Vitae to the above email address (a postal address can be provided upon request, if preferred), together with a covering letter describing how you meet the requirements of the post.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with the Committee and short audition with the choir in early January 2017 (exact date to be confirmed).

[Posted 3 November 2016 - Closing date 30 November 2016 (12 noon)]


Epsom Chamber Choir is seeking to appoint a new Director of Music, ideally from April 2017 (although possibly from September 2017). This is an outstanding opportunity to direct a highly-regarded auditioned choir which is ambitious and hard-working, and which performs a challenging repertoire to a very high standard. Applicants should be experienced choral directors with a wide knowledge of the relevant repertoire, enthusiastic and innovative musicians with vision, and the ability to motivate and develop choir members in rehearsal, and them inspire them in performance.

Further details about the choir are available at www.epsomchamberchoir.org.uk and more information about the position and the choir can also be obtained by emailing chair@epsomchamberchoir.org.uk which is also the address to which applications should be sent no later than 30 November 2016. It is intended that interviews will be held in January 2017.

[Posted 31 October 2016 - Closing date 30 November 2016]


Somerset Chamber Choir are seeking a Choir Manager. Singing is our passion. At the heart of that passion is our belief that life-long singing can transform lives. Home-based, with some travel throughout Somerset. This is not currently a salaried role, but it is envisaged that a modest honorarium (negotiable) and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. Over more than 30 years, Somerset Chamber Choir has built a fantastic reputation for musical excellence, performing innovative programmes across the County and beyond, and we continue to work with some of the finest professional orchestras and soloists in the country, in venues such as Kings College (Taunton) and Wells Cathedral. Such is the draw of singing in the choir that many members travel hundreds of miles to attend our weekend rehearsals and concerts.

The Choir is currently entering a period of growth and development, and we are also working towards a number of initiatives that we hope will provide more opportunities for children and young people in Somerset to come together and sing. As a first step towards implementing our ambitious plans, we are seeking a Choir Manager not only to administer the Choir, but also to be actively involved with our Trustees in developing and implementing our exciting new plans.

Working with Trustees and volunteers mostly drawn from the Choir, the Manager’s responsibilities will cover a broad range including the areas of concert planning and management, marketing and public relations, membership and secretarial support, and fundraising and finance. In financial matters, the Manager will have the support of both a Finance Trustee and the Treasurer. The successful candidate will ideally have an interest in the provision of life-long choral music in Somerset, some knowledge of the choral repertoire, and a methodical and accurate approach to working, with meticulous attention to detail. The ideal candidate will also have excellent IT skills, have proven successful management experience, and be a demonstrably good communicator.

For more information and a full job description please contact Choir’s Chairman, Adrian Male, by email at adrian.male@midtrees.plus.com  or by telephone on 01460 281364. More information about the Choir can be found at www.somersetchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 31 October 2016 - Closing date 9 december 2016]


The Edinburgh Bach Choir (EBC) is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director from 1st April 2017. Established in 1910, EBC is one of Edinburgh’s leading amateur choirs. With ~70 auditioned members we perform three concerts each year, usually at St Cuthbert’s Church or Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. We have also performed occasional concerts in the Edinburgh Festival fringe, and collaborated with other choirs in major performances in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Caird Hall in Dundee, for example of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Verdi’s Requiem.

One concert each year is usually dedicated to the works of JS Bach. In addition we have sung a wide repertoire in recent years, ranging from 16th to 20th century composers: Monteverdi to Constant Lambert, Byrd to Durufle, Handel to Stravinsky. Most concerts are with orchestra and professional soloists, and many are recorded. Rehearsals, with a professional accompanist, are at St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh on Tuesdays from 7.30 until 9.30 PM from September to June, and extra rehearsals are held as required in the week of each concert.

The new Musical Director will need to have extensive knowledge and experience of conducting the choral repertoire, and be able to inspire and coach the choir to realise its musical potential through enjoyable rehearsals and concerts. The Musical Director must also be in a position to engage with professional musicians and to work effectively with the Committee and choir members to plan concert programmes and ensure that concerts are performed to the high standards expected of EBC. The Committee takes responsibility for organising venues, membership, publicity, finances, etc.

Further information about the choir, audio clips of previous performances, and a job description are available at www.edinburghbachchoir.org.uk. For informal discussion of the post and to submit an application please email EBC.MD.Recruitment@gmail.com. Applications should be submitted before midday on the closing date of 16th November 2016 and include a CV, full contact details, cover letter and contact details for two referees. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on the 7th, 10th or 11th December. A few candidates may be asked to lead a rehearsal of the choir on 10th, 17th or perhaps 24th January for up to an hour.

[Posted 28 October 2016 - 16 November 2016]


Potters Bar Community Choir seeks a new Musical Director. Our very keen choir meets on a Tuesday night 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 2 minutes from the station.  We need a new musical director to start in January 2017, working term time only. Our current Musical Director accompanies us on the piano and directs and arranges our music but this is open to negotiation.

The weekly fee (negotiable) covers preparing and leading the rehearsal but also includes choosing/arranging the material or at least adapting existing arrangements and sending it out to the choir as pdfs for us to print. Our current director also make sound files for us to practise with.

The choir is not auditioned and numbers around 50-60, Sop/Mezzo/Alto/Men, some of whom can read music and many others who cannot. All are welcome and the aim is to enjoy the rehearsals and the twice yearly concerts.  We sing everything from show tunes to folk to pop to light classical.  If you would like further details please e mail ginny.williams@hertsmereleisure.co.uk or telephone 01707 660067 and speak to Ginny. 

[Posted 28 October 2016 - Closing date 30 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]


Cathures is looking for a new Conductor for their dynamic and sociable a cappella choir. Cathures is an auditioned chamber choir based in the west end of Glasgow. We sing a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, taken from the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic periods, through to the 21st century. Start date for conductor post: January 2017

Full details of the application process are available online at: www.cathures.org.uk/conductor Applications and enquiries by e-mail to: application@cathures.org.uk

[Posted 17 October 2016 - Closing date 31 October 2016]


The Impingtones choir near Cambridge is seeking a new director. The Impingtones is a fairly new choir that has a growing membership of about 40.  We meet once a week on a Wednesday at Impington Village College near Cambridge 6.30 – 7.30pm.

Our choir director left recently due to work commitments and we are looking for a new director.

We are an enthusiastic, friendly group of adult singers who are growing in numbers and we have greatly improved our technical ability since starting up in April this year. Some members can read music but it is not a requirement for the group and new members do not need to audition to join.

We sing a wide range of music and are keen to expand our repertoire. We have not as yet performed a concert but are very keen to do so. Fees negotiable depending on previous experience. We are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible. For more information contact Sue Lee sue@leeway.biz

[Posted 12 October 2016 - Closing date 2 November 2016]


Pontefract Choral Society is looking to appoint a new Musical Director to start in January 2017. Founded in 1874, the Society has had a long and successful history. We enjoy a friendly and committed membership and the services of an excellent accompanist. We currently have 55 members, with a good balance of voices, and are supported by a growing number of loyal patrons. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings in a local church hall. Our concerts are held mainly at St Giles’ Church, Market Place, Pontefract, but also occasionally at other venues. The Autumn and Spring concerts consist mainly of classical works by various composers old and new. The Christmas concert comprises a popular mix of carols, some traditional, some less familiar. The Summer concert tends to have a more secular, light-hearted programme.

The candidate must have good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, generate enthusiasm, operate within an agreed budget and be prepared to work closely with our active and supportive committee. He or she will also be required to liaise with, appoint and collaborate with visiting musicians and soloists. We are keen to include from time to time works in which junior choirs from local schools have the opportunity to perform with us. Remuneration is negotiable, but will, in the first instance, comprise £70 per rehearsal, to be paid monthly. Remuneration for concerts will be variable, reflecting the number of visiting musicians and soloists to be rehearsed, but is likely to be in the range of £200 and £300 by agreement with the committee.

We propose a trial period in order to determine mutual compatibility. Please email your application to our Secretary (pamercer8@yahoo.co.uk). For further information please contact Mrs E Walters (Chairperson) Tel:01977 620416.

[Posted 12 October 2016]


Mansfield Choral Society (MCS) are looking for a new Musical Director who is an experienced conductor with an infectious enthusiasm for choral repertoire spanning a wide variety of genres. MCS was formed in 1973, and prides itself on the warmth and friendliness of its’ welcome. There are no auditions, and membership currently numbers over 90 singers of a wide variety of voices, ages and abilities. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings (7.15-9.15pm), and are augmented by occasional Saturday 'study mornings'. An experienced rehearsal pianist and Assistant Director are in post. Concerts are held three times a year: recent performances have included An Evening on Broadway (June 2016), Britten St Nicolas (November 2015), Purcell Dido & Aeneas (July 2015), Handel Messiah (November 2014) and Mozart Requiem (May 2014) in venues that include Southwell Minster and Nottingham's Albert Hall. Collaborations with other local societies are a regular feature in our calendar.

In recent years, we have further improved our technical abilities and performance levels and have a good reputation in the local area, with new members every term and our concerts are well supported. We want to continue to build this reputation so applicants should have experience of directing large choirs, and preferably some experience of orchestral conducting as well. An attractive remuneration package is available. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 19th November, followed by an audition with the choir itself on the evening of Thursday 1st December.

For more information, a job description and to apply please go to www.mansfieldchoral.org.uk

[Posted 10 October 2016 Closing date 3 November 2016]


The Moonlighters,  an  SATB choir of around a dozen singers who sing lighter repertoire are looking for a new Musical Director to start as soon as possible. Rehearsals take place on Mondays at Tempsford which is just off the A1 near the Black Cat roundabout. Further details of this post can be found on the website ; Moonlighters.org or email Liz at eacal@tiscali.co.uk for further details.

[Posted 10 October 2016]


Belsize Community Choir in North London (NW3) is looking for a new Music Director from January 2017, as our current Director is relocating after four years of leading the choir. We rehearse at St. Peter's Church in Belsize Square and give approximately 6-8 performances a year.

Belsize Community Choir is an inclusive, fun, engaging community that values the playful and relaxed pursuit of choral excellence. We currently have around 25 singers and rehearse on Thursday evenings in Belsize Park, 7-9pm, including a break for a glass of wine.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with non-auditioned adult community choirs and will be comfortable working in a variety of musical genres. Fees for rehearsals and performances to be negotiated in line with experience.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to info@belsizecommunitychoir.org.uk . Auditions to be held on the evening of Thursday 10 November.

[Posted 10 October 2016 - Closing date 31 October 2016]


Cleeve Chorale are seeking to appoint a Musical Director for the beginning of January 2017. We are an active amateur non-auditioned choral society of some 50 members based at Bishops Cleeve near Cheltenham. Applications to be returned by 31st October 2016 and interviews will be held on 8th and 15th November.

Please contact info@cleevechorale.co.uk, for further information and job description and visit our website www.cleevechorale.co.uk .

[Posted 2 October 2016 - Closing date 31 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]


The Occam Singers is looking for a new Associate Musical Director. The Associate will deputise for the MD (current MD, David Gibson, in post for 30 years), accompany concerts and some rehearsals, plan and conduct occasional concerts and provide programme notes.  We are very keen to appoint an Associate who can contribute on a consistent basis so we can develop the rapport which leads to the high quality performances to which we aspire and which our audiences have come to expect. We are looking for a candidate who is an accomplished keyboard player but who also has a good knowledge of the choral repertoire and can convey this love of the music to the choir along with relevant vocal techniques.

 

Our chamber choir of over 30 years standing of about 35 auditioned mixed voices enjoys singing a wide repertoire of sacred and secular music, both accompanied and a cappella, performing in the Guildford area. We put on 4 - 5 concerts each season which runs from September - July.  The choir rehearses at Onslow Village Hall, Guildford on Sundays from 7.15pm to 9.30pm, working on a cycle of approximately 6-7 rehearsals prior to concert day. (For most concerts, the Associate may be required to deputise for a rehearsal, play for the pre-concert rehearsal and provide piano/organ accompaniment on concert day.)

Remuneration is negotiable but is in line with market rates and will comprise a set fee per rehearsal plus additional fees for concert rehearsals and performances.

Further details about the choir and details of past and future performances can be seen on our website www.occamsingers.co.uk or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/The-Occam-Singers

 

Interested candidates should submit a CV to the choir’s Chair, Stephanie Comley at: ScomleyOccam@gmail.com providing an indication of the remuneration expected.   If short-listed you will be asked to attend a short interview and direct a 20 minute rehearsal with the choir. Short-listed candidates will be notified by Monday 20 November 2016. Rehearsals will take place on 4 December 2016

 

[Posted 16 September 2016 - Closing date 5 November 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]


Escafeld Chorale (Sheffield) is looking for a new Musical Director. The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings throughout school term-time at Banner Cross, Sheffield S11. We normally perform three concert programmes each year, from a wide and expanding range of choral works. Recently we have performed such varied music as Rossini’s "Petite Messe solonelle", Purcell’s "Dido and Aeneas", Eric Whitacre’s "Hebrew Love Songs", Haydn’s "Nelson Mass", Elgar’s "Songs from the Bavarian Highlands" and selections from "Porgy and Bess" and "West Side Story".

 

The Musical Director plans and conducts rehearsals, develops the choir’s repertoire and choral skills and arranges concert programmes

The choir is mixed voice and has about 80 members. We do not formally audition, but prospective members undergo a probationary period in which their abilities are assessed informally as a condition of their being allowed to join. We like to improve our standards further, and work at a varied, often demanding, repertoire for the fulfilment that it offers. We employ a proficient accompanist, but if the Musical Director also has keyboard skills that would be valuable. We have a particular interest in supporting young musicians and each year we appoint an Associate Soloist who performs in our concerts and participates in their planning. We also want to continue our use of instrumental ensembles in concerts.

 

The Musical Director works in collaboration with the Committee, and attends its meetings. The post is remunerated and is paid per session and per concert.

Further details about the choir and the post of Musical Director, including job and person specification, are available on our website: www.escafeldchorale.org.uk Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet the choir in early January 2017 to conduct a rehearsal and to be formally interviewed. Prospective applicants, who will be expected to provide evidence of a sound musical background, experience and skills, are welcome to contact our Chairman Christine Armitage on 0114 4499339 (or chair@escafeldchorale.org.uk) for further information. Please email your CV, a letter of application, and the names and contact details of two referees to our Secretary at secretary@escafeldchorale.org.uk. We will contact shortlisted candidates by 5 December.

[Posted 6 September 2016 - Closing date 31 October 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]


Durham Choral Society is seeking an Assistant Conductor. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their skills as a choral conductor working with one of the biggest and best-known choirs in the North East. This role would suit a trainee conductor wishing to develop their conducting technique or an established musician who would relish the challenge of shaping the musical development of such a prestigious organisation.  

 

Durham Choral Society is a mixed voice choir with around 150 members who share a love of choral singing. Although we are an unauditioned amateur choir, we are encouraged by our dynamic musical director to achieve ever-increasing standards.  We sing two major concerts a year, January and May, in the glorious setting of Durham Cathedral. These concerts have full orchestral accompaniment, and professional soloists are brought in as required. 

We also perform a Christmas concert often with brass band and guest choir.  2015 marked the 50th time we sang Christmas Carols on the wards at a local hospital.  Other opportunities to sing are also taken up by a few members. For example, after our May concert, a few of us rehearse ahead of the Big Sing Day at the Royal Albert Hall

The repertoire of the Society is varied, including traditional choral music such as Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah along with works by living composers such as Lauridsen, Goodall and Mealor . We have also commissioned two works and recorded the premieres.

In January 2017, we will be performing the UK premiere of Defiant Requiem – Verdi at Terezin in conjunction with The Defiant Requiem Foundation and local arts charity, The Forge.  This is an exciting opportunity for all concerned.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at Durham Johnston School from early September to early July.

The Role

·         Lead full rehearsals when the musical director is not available

·         Take sectional rehearsals as needed

·         Sing within and lead the section that their voice naturally sits in

·         Advise singers on technique and vocal health where appropriate

·         Run rehearsals for the summer term leading up to the Big Sing Day at the Royal Albert Hall and for other singing opportunities as they arise.

The package: The Assistant Conductor receives an honorarium of upto £350 per year supplemented by free membership of the Society for the duration of their post.  Mentoring and training with Musical Director, Michael Summers, and other choral directors in the area will be available should the successful candidate wish.  You will be appointed on a rolling annual basis.  

How to apply: Send your CV and covering letter to contact@durhamchoralsociety.org.uk by 30th September 2016.  Auditions will be held in October or early November with the successful candidate starting as soon as possible after that date.

Further information: please email contact@durhamchoralsociety.org.uk

[Posted 28 August 2016 - Closing date 30 September 2016]


Associate Music Director required for Mosaic Chamber Choir Woking, Surrey. A new role for autumn 2016, established to support the choir and our existing music director and accompanist. We are an enthusiastic group of around 25 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/associate-music-director-mosaic-chamber-choir/

[Posted 10 August 2016]


Conductor/Musical Director required for Streatham Choral, Streatham, London SW16. Streatham Choral is seeking a new Conductor/Musical Director for January/April 2017. We are a friendly, mixed choir founded in 1921 and with currently around 60 members. We rehearse and perform in St Leonard’s Church, Streatham in South West London, performing a wide range of repertoire, with recent concerts including music by Handel, Haydn, Rossini and Chilcott. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional musician with relevant experience of working with choirs and of conducting concerts with and without an orchestra, with wide knowledge of the choral repertoire and who enjoys working with amateur singers.

How to apply - Full details of the post and information on how to apply are on our website: www.streathamchoral.com

[Posted 8 August 2016 - Closing Date: 18 September 2016 (midnight)]


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

 

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


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

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]


Sawtry Chorale, an SATB non-auditioned, amateur choir based near Huntingdon seeks to appoint a rehearsal accompanist from January 2017.  We sing an eclectic repertoire of traditional, modern, popular, folk, secular and spiritual music.  Rehearsals in Sawtry Wednesdays 7.45pm - 9.45pm.during term-time.  Good sight-reading skills required.  May suit a student working towards grade 8.  Further details including remuneration from hazel.engage@gmail.com

[Posted 12 November 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]


Great St Mary's, The University Church, Cambridge is seeking an Organist and Assistant Director of Music to the join the team providing cathedral-style music at three choral services on Sundays, and rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday evenings. For more information, please contact Emma Dunn, Music Administrator, on music@gsm.cam.ac.uk .

[Posted 15 June 2016 - Closing date 24 June 2016]


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

 

[Posted 11 April 2016]


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

[Posted 14 March 2016]


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

[Posted 2 March 2016]


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

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


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


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


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


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

 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


 
Choirs seeking Singers
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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