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

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Conductors/Musical Directors
 

Director of Music / Organist required. The Parish Church of Lewisham, St Mary the Virgin has a modern Catholic tradition, a lively and diverse congregation and a fine musical tradition.  We are seeking an inspirational, innovative and collaborative Director of Music/Organist to join our vibrant church and lead our music in new directions. Excellent 3-manual Allen organ plus grand piano.  Salary in line with RSCM rates, to a maximum of £6000, related to qualifications and experience.  Opportunities for weddings/ funerals fees at RSCM rates.  Closing date: Friday 24 th August; interview/audition Friday 31 st August, afternoon and early evening; to commence mid-October 2018.

To download job description and how to apply click here For any further information email: Fr Steve Hall, Vicar:  vicar@lewishamparish.com Tel: 020 8690 2682.

[Posted 8 August 2018 - Closing date 24 August 2018]


Musical Director Wanted for Teddington Choral Society, SW London from January 2019.  A friendly, successful mixed ability choir of 120, performing 3 concerts a year, Saturday workshops, rehearsing Monday evenings during term time. The current MD has extended the repertoire and focussed on raising performance standards.
The following skills are important for the job:


·         Teaching experience/ vocal training
·         Leading vocal workshops
·         Working alongside Chair and Committee
·         Have good  organizational skills
·         Lead rehearsals with a sense of humour and respect for individuals


More information is available by downloading the Job Description on our website. www.teddingtonchoral.co.uk or if your question is not covered, please contact TCS via infoteddchoral@gmail.com
Please submit your CV plus a note as to why you are interested in this job..

[Posted 8 August 2018 - Closing date 5 October 2018]


Deddington Community Choir in Oxfordshire require a Choir Master to lead us in our endeavours to bring local people together who want to experience the sheer joy of singing in a group. Open to all 18 and over, no performances, weekly term time 90 minute sessions with an emphasis on fun and varied musical genres. If interested please contact alisongrmail@gmail.com

[Posted 6 August 2018 - Closing date 25 August 2018]


Director of Music required for St Thomas' Church, South Wigston, Leicester

  • To lead our choir of children and adults.
  • Weekly rehearsals and Sunday duties.
  • Choir leadership skills + sufficient keyboard skills  to play for rehearsals & services essential.
  • Payment: £5700 pa + fees.
  • September 2018 start or as soon as possible after that.

A job description and person specification can be found here: http://wigstonbenefice.org.uk/director-of-music-vacancy/ This post is subject to safer recruitment processes.
For an informal conversation or for more information, please contact the Associate Vicar, the Revd Christopher Johnson at revchrisjohnson.wbs@gmail.com or 0116 2782830

[Posted 4 August 2018 - Closing date 19 August 2018]


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

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

[Posted 31 July 2018]


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

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

[Posted 30 July 2018]


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

[Posted 30 July 2018]


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

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

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

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

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

[Posted 30 July 2018]


A new Musical Director for Helensburgh Oratorio Choir is required from February 2019 as our current MD takes up his new role with Garsington Opera. The choir is 90 strong with auditioned singers. We were established in 1963 and have covered the major Oratorio works and in the past 2 years have developed our repertoire to include Opera and Jazz. We have at least 2 concerts per year (Winter and Spring) with professional soloists and musicians. Lots more information can be found on our website www.helensburghoratorio.co.uk We rehearse on a Tuesday evening from late August to end of May in Helensburgh Parish Church.


Are you a skilled and enthusiastic musician with:

  • experience of conducting, especially choral, and of working with a variety of accompanying resources (piano, organ, or orchestra)?
  • the ability to make rehearsals enjoyable and to motivate an adult choir to produce best results?
  • the skill and creativity to put together interesting concert programmes which develop flexibility and breadth in our repertoire?
  • sufficient time available to enable an adequate rehearsal schedule to be arranged for 2 concerts per year?
  • the knowledge and skills to work with reduced orchestras / students within our planned concert budget?

Would this role be of interest to you? Could you help us to continue the development of the choir’s reputation and would you be willing to remain with the choir over a period of years?If you are interested in this position, please apply through our website with a full CV and covering letter www.helensburghoratorio.co.ukby 30 August 2018. Prospective candidates who match our desired profile will be invited to run a rehearsal session in September / October with selection interviews in early November. We would expect the successful candidate to take up post in February 2019. Our self-employed rate is within mid Making Music range and invoices are paid electronically.

[Posted 27 July 2018 - Closing date 30 August 2018]


Ermine Music - Assistant  Musical Director. Ermine Music is looking to appoint an outstanding choral director to work with us, as we expand our outreach project and community choir across the Ermine and St Giles Estates of North Lincoln. This position is suitable for an ambitious and creative musician with exceptional gifts in working with voices of all ages and a desire to achieve the highest possible standards within a community-based project.

Ermine Music was first set up in 2012 as a community initiative in partnership with St John the Baptist Parish Church. The first rehearsal saw over 60 people attend many of whome had never sung before in their life. Over the past five years the choir has gone from strength to strength. Many of the original members are still with the choir and we currently have around 35 members in total. We perform music from a variety of genres from pop to musical theatre, jazz and soul.

Outreach Programme Responsibilities
 
  • To lead weekly workshops in a number of schools
  • Take an innovative and engaging approach to workshops
  • To provide a minimum of 30 sessions per academic year
  • To work with the musical director to develop the programme
 
Community Choir Responsibilities
 
  • Assist musical director in choir rehearsals
  • Piano accompany the community choir during the rehearsak that you are assisting with.
  • To lead rehearsals in the absence of the musical director.
  • Inspire the choir in rehearsals in order to encourage and build confidence
  • Work through the repertoire efficiently and accurately

As this is a varied role, remuneration will be based upon workshops led and/or assisted with. Exact dates of workshops are to be conformed by the musical director.
 
Outreach Project remuneration, per workshop/hour £ 25

Community Choir - Leading/assisting, per rehearsal £ 55

Travel costs - these will be discussed with the applicant upon appointment  upon appointment
 

The candidate will be employed under a freelance contract and will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS.  This role is for a  minimum of 1 year and will commence from September 2018. For any more information, please contact please email williamjones@erminemusic.co.uk If applying for this post please include your current CV and a covering letter.

[Posted 25 July 2018 - Closing date 17 August 2018]


Watford Palace Theatre (WPT) is currently recruiting for a freelance Musical Director (MD) to lead the Watford Palace Theatre Community Choir (WPTCC). The WPTCC currently has over 40 members from the local community who meet regularly during term time for 11 sessions.  Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30pm-9.30pm generally in the Theatre’s Steve Burke Rehearsal Studio but when that’s unavailable for production purposes, at a local venue within walking distance of the theatre. As well as the regular summer and Christmas concerts at WPT, the WPTCC regularly sing at community events and fundraisers across Hertfordshire and beyond. To apply, please send us a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and why you would be suitable for this role. Please also fill in and attach our equal opportunities monitoring form. Applications should be sent to:
participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
or to:
Participation Team
Watford Palace Theatre
20 Clarendon Road
Watford 
Herts
WD17 1JZ

Click here to download a job description


Click here to download an equal opportunities monitoring form

[Posted 24 July 2018 - Closing date 16 August 2018]


Musical Director wanted for the West Somerset Singers, a well established SATB choir based in the Taunton Deane area of Somerset.  We are well known locally for our high standard of musical direction and public performance. We are friendly and enthusiastic, currently 35 strong, and enjoy learning and performing a wide musical repertoire. We are looking forward to an exciting future.
The choir rehearse every Monday evening during the spring and autumn terms at Taunton School, culminating in a public concert at the end of each term.

We wish to recruit a capable and confident musical director, commencing January 2019, who will continue to lead us in the high standards and breadth of music that we have performed in the past.A modest honorarium will be paid. For more information about the choir go to www.westsomersetsingers.org.uk. To apply or to arrange a visit please contact Sue
Sutton, Chair on 01823 432157, e-mail alandsmsutton@gmail.co.uk or Chris Knapman, Secretary on 01823 335303, e-mail dknapman@onetel.com. Interviews will take place in October.

[Posted 24 July 2018 - Closing date 30 September 2018]


Conductor/Director required - Suffolk. The Birkbeck Singers began life 7 years ago as a ‘Singing for Pleasure’ class within the Ipswich Institute’s Leisure Learning Programme and has developed into an enthusiastic, competent mixed voice choir. Part of the Institute’s day-time education programme, its participants are current members of the Institute and pay a termly fee for attendance. Rehearsal/tuition takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 12 during term time in our Birkbeck Room, which has the disadvantage of being at the top of a flight of 20 steps, with no lift access.  The choir is normally 40-50 strong, consisting of approximately 20 Sopranos, 20 Altos and 10 men, and all new members are welcomed without auditions. The choir sings competently in S.A.B. parts and thrives on varietynteers occasionally taking on solos. Music genres previously covered by the group are wide-ranging - Musical Theatre, Rock, Pop, Swing, Folk, Sea Shanties, Film Music, Gospel and Classical.

There is a strong community character to the choir and members have keenly supported fundraising activities and functions outside of the weekly singing sessions. They have been used to performing 2 or 3 concerts a year – generally a Christmas concert, occasionally at Ipswich Music Day, and others for charities, care homes, etc. 
The conductor/director will be paid on invoice, normally termly or half-termly, at an hourly tutors’ rate within a structure determined by the Trustees. The Institute provides a key-board and pays for an accompanist. Autumn Term starts Wednesday 12th September. Application by CV before mid-day Monday 13th August to library@ipswichinstitute.org.uk for the attention of Glenis Cutts.
Queries to the same address or by phone to 01473 253992 See our website at www.ipswichinstitute.org.uk

[Posted 23 July 2018 - Closing date 13 August 2018]


The A Cappella Singers, Weybridge Surrey, invite applications for a Musical Director with effect from September 2018 (Our current director is relocating to Devon). We are a friendly SATB choir of approximately 25 voices which meets weekly on Tuesday evenings 7.45 - 9.30pm. Further information is available on our website.

The choir has just completed its 54th season, with a performance including works by Handel, Stanford and Bernstein. We have given concerts which range from small mostly a cappella evenings of madrigals and part songs, to others including church anthems accompanied by baroque instruments. The choir would like to continue to develop its interest in both accompanied and unaccompanied music from 16th Century to the present day.

We are looking for a leader who will inspire the choir and work to a high standards, and who can direct rehearsals from the piano. The successful applicant, in consultation with the committee, will have the opportunity to select the music for the concerts, which number approximately 3 per year.  Fees for Rehearsal and concerts are negotiable.

Auditions will be held in early September, at the start of the autumn session.

To apply, please send a CV by email to: Chris Evans, chris@evanslng.com Tel: 07900 907738. Website: www.acappellaweybridge.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1049088

[Posted 12 July 2018 -Closing date 15 August 2018]


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

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

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

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

˗ Adequate keyboard skills to support rehearsals; 

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

˗ Good vocal training skills; 

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

˗ Sufficient time to devote to Laudamus rehearsals and performances; 

˗ Good presentation skills necessary for communicating well with audiences; 

˗ Ability and knowledge for composing programme notes; 

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

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

[Posted 9 July 2018]


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

[Posted 3 July 2018]


Looking for conducting experience with a established and expanding local choir? Look no further – Leeds Vocal Movement is recruiting! We are currently accepting applications for a new Apprentice Conductor. This is an unpaid position for a budding conductor, to join us from September 2018 to July 2019. We are looking for a well-organised musician with a keen focus on improving their conducting skills and willingness to commit to the development of the choir. LVM’s mission is to improve musical education and create community through choral singing, and we need an Apprentice Conductor who can internalise and apply those values in the role.
The candidate must be a final year university student or within three years of graduating.

To apply for the position, please download our application pack, available on the following link - https://leedsvocalmovement.co.uk/2018/06/06/vacancy-apprentice-conductor/.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 21st August 2018. - Interviews will be held on Thursday 30th August 2018. 
If you have any questions about about the choir or the position, please contact Caitlin (Musical Director) or Rosa (Choir Manager) via email: leedsvocalmovement@gmail.com.

[Posted 2 July 2018 - Closing date 21 August 2018 (noon)]


Solihull Chandos Choir are seeking a new Musical Director. Our current Musical Director, John Bayley, is retiring at the end of the 2018/19 season, and we are now looking for someone to replace him.  If you are interested in taking over the leadership of this lively and enthusiastic choir, please find all the details on the New MD page of our website. https://www.solihullchandoschoir.org/new-md

[Posted 29 June 2018 - Closing date 30 September 2018]


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

[Posted 29 June 2018]


Stour Choral Society, Manningtree seeks to appoint a new Musical Director from Jan 2019 to replace our current Musical Director who, after directing us for 16 years, is leaving in order that he can pursue other musical activities.

  • We are a non-auditioning SATB choir, formed in 1971, of about 50 adult members with an accompanist and a vocal coach.
  • We perform major sacred choral works as well as other great music from the choral repertoire.  We have also recently included popular opera choruses, modern songs and arrangements.
  • We rehearse on Monday evenings 7.30-9.30 in term time in the local Methodist church hall.

Remuneration and terms of contract to be agreed with the successful candidate. For more information about us and our aspirations for this post and for the future of the Society look on our website www.stourchoralsociety.co.uk or email secretary@stourchoralsociety.co.uk.
Application by CV with a supporting statement to secretary@stourchoralsociety.co.uk by 15 August 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for audition and interview which will take place in Manningtree.

[Posted 23 June 2018 - Closing date 15 August 2018]


The Avon Singers in Worcestershire, are seeking a new Musical Director to replace Carole, who after 21 years at the helm, is retiring and hanging up her metaphorical baton.  The post commences in January 2019, but, we would like the new Musical Director to take the lead in planning our new seasons concerts, by this Autumn.

The Musical Director is responsible for the following:

  • Taking weekly rehearsals
  • Conducting performances
  • Ensuring that members enjoy rehearsals
  • Encouraging members to sing their best and blend with the choir
  • Selecting music which is both suitable for the capabilities of the choir and enjoyable to sing
  • Arranging these pieces into an interesting way as a programme
  • Striving to produce good performances which entertain both the audience and choir members
  • Liaising with the committee in sourcing venues, arranging concerts and ensuring the wellbeing of the choir
  • Auditioning new choir members

The appropriate person should be have the following skills

  • Be an experienced Conductor of SATB choir
  • Have the ability to direct a choir and develop their choral skills
  • Must have a wide knowledge of choral music both sacred and secular
  • Must be able to select an appropriate balanced repertoire for concerts
  • Must be able to play the piano to a good standard
  • Be an Inspirational leader – tactful and diplomatic and able to maintain control and correct errors
  • Sense of humour – able to make rehearsals enjoyable
  • Be Motivational
  • Able to work with a committee

 

We are eager to find someone who is an inspirational Musical Director and can bring energy, effectiveness and new ideas to our choir.
If you would like an informal chat about the choir or the terms of the appointment, contact the Chairperson of the Avon Singers, Helen Munro. Email: h.munro321@btinternet.com

[Posted 19 June 2018]


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

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

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

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

Key Duties:

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

Essential Skills / Experience

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

Desirable Skills / Experience

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

Get in touch!

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

[Posted 16 June 2018]


Nottingham Bach Choir is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director in succession to Paul Hale, starting in September 2019. Founded in 1954, we now have a strong reputation for accomplished performances in a region with a lively and competitive musical culture. We are a friendly auditioned choir of around 100 singers and give three or four concerts every season, for at least two of which we engage professional soloists. Our orchestral concerts are usually supported by the Nottingham Bach Players, professional and skilled amateur musicians, many of whom work with us on a regular basis.

The core of our repertoire draws on the major works in the classical canon, but we have also performed new work by national and local composers. In November 2018 we will perform Elgar’s The Apostles, followed in March 2019 by JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Southwell Minster. The choir, which is a registered charity, is managed by an active committee of elected trustees in close collaboration with the Musical Director. We rehearse in Nottingham on Tuesday evenings with a professional accompanist. Fuller details of the choir, including recent programmes and an archive of works performed since 2000 can be found on our website nottinghambachchoir.org.uk

An application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from the website. Auditions and interviews will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd 2018.

[Posted 13 June 2018 - Closing date 31 August 2018]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Remuneration:

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

To apply:

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

[Posted 13 June 2018]


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

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

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

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

[Posted 10 June 2018]


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

[Posted 10 June 2018]


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

[Posted 10 June 2018]


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

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

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

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

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

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

[Posted 3 June 2018]


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

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

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

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

[Posted 28 May 2018]


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

[Posted 22 May 2018]


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

Children’s Musical Director Job Description.


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

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

[Posted 22 May 2018]


Musical Director required for the Mickleover Singers. The Mickleover Singers are a mixed ability SATB choir of around 30 voices who meet weekly on Mondays between 7.30 - 9.30 in St John's Church, Mickleover. Our current MD is taking a break from conducting to focus on performance and other projects, so the position will be vacant from September 2018.  The position is paid and the new MD will be ably supported by a highly competent accompanist and an active committee.  The choirs repertoire and ability has grown under our departing MD and we are seeking a similar enthusiastic musician with a good sense of humour who will continue to push and develop the choir. Recent performances have included Gilbert & Sullivan Pirates of Penzance, Faure Requiem, Poulenc Motets, a Les Miserables medley, excerpts from Handel Messiah, and Rutter Sprig of Thyme.
For more information please visit www.mickleoversingers.co.uk or email Gerry Bryant, Chair - gerry.bryanthome@btinternet.com

[Posted 16 May 2018]


Southampton University Chamber Choir are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to lead the choir as musical director! They should have experience in choral conducting and be a well-rounded musician who can challenge young and inspired students with strong choral abilities. Management and organisation of the choir is the role of the committee, who will work closely with the musical director in decisions regarding repertoire, concerts, and future visions. 

Southampton University Chamber Choir is an award-winning choir made up of 20-30 singers across the university, ranging in age, background and degrees. Established in 2004, SUCC is the only auditioned choir at the university and has a reputation for fine singing and a close community spirit. We are a young, upcoming choir who attract a large pool of students to audition each year. Being a dynamic choir, we are able to adapt and develop our sound to aim to perform to the highest standard across the local area and further afield. We sing a variety of genres, but our focus is unaccompanied contemporary classical repertoire with aspects of sacred music. Find out more about us! https://www.chamber-choir.com/

Job Terms:

  • Weekly Tuesday evening rehearsals
  • A series of concerts throughout the year
  • Annual tour

Start date: 09/10/18 - One year rolling contract; Salary: open for discussion depending on experience; Location: Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Please email Claire Bruton at suchamberchoir@gmail.com with a current CV and cover letter. There will be a short interview in September and a 15 minute audition during the first rehearsal of the 2018/19 academic year.

[Posted 11 May 2018 - Closing date 31 August 2018]


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

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

[Posted 03 May 2018]


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

[Posted 03 May 2018]


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

[Posted 03 May 2018]


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

[Posted 28 April 2018]


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

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

[Posted 27 April 2018]


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

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

[Posted 27 March 2018]


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

[Posted 19 March 2018]


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

[Posted 12 March 2018]


Carillon, an established leading Hertfordshire chamber choir based in St Albans, is looking for a Musical Director to start at a mutually agreeable time in 2019. We are a friendly choir consisting of experienced and accomplished singers who like to perform a varied repertoire of music to a high standard. You can find out more about us and download an information pack from our website: http://www.carillonchamberchoir.org/vacancies/

[Posted 10 March 2018]


A Handful of Singers, one of Bath’s most respected choral ensembles, is seeking to appoint a new Music Director, appointment to commence in September 2018.

The choir has an enviable reputation as a high quality, versatile choir of 20–25 auditioned singers. Founded in 2002 by a small group of experienced musicians, the choir has grown in size and stature under the direction of award-winning conductor, Christopher Finch (since 2005). Performances range from a cappella concerts to larger-scale works with chamber orchestra, and repertoire from the 16th to the 21st Century: sacred and secular, serious and light. The choir collaborates with some of the region’s best instrumentalists and singers, and has also toured abroad, recently to Ireland and Italy.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in Bath, and the choir normally performs 4 or 5 concerts each season. Auditions/interviews will be held in Bath on Saturday 12 May.

For further information including full job description and details on how to apply, please go to www.ahandfulofsingers.org Website www.ahandfulofsingers.org

[Posted 28 February 2018]


 

Raised Voices choir seek Musical Leader. Raised Voices is a London-based choir in the tradition of political street singing, one of a country-wide movement of campaigning choirs that meet in an annual festival. We sing at demonstrations, enjoy busking on the street, and perform at events, putting our ideas across and raising money for campaigns and charities. Founded thirty years ago, numbers fluctuate and at present we have 20 members.

We welcome people of any gender, age, ethnicity and sexual identity. We aim to run the choir as a collective, in a non-oppressive, responsible and co-operative manner and, importantly, to have fun and develop our individual musical abilities. We sing a continually developing repertoire of anti-war, environmental, left, internationalist, anti-racist and feminist songs, including songs from other countries and languages.

We meet throughout the year, taking a month’s break in the summer and a short break at Christmas/New Year. We rehearse from 7.30 to 9.30 pm on a Thursday evening at a small hall in Chenies Place, London NW1 1UG, very near to St.Pancras rail station, to rehearse for coming events, learn new songs and enjoy singing old ones together. Please visit our website, www.raised-voices.org.uk, to learn more about us.

Raised Voices choir is seeking a new ‘musical leader’ to work with us. This paid role principally involves preparing and leading a two-hour session every Thursday evening, to teach and revise songs, and to develop our individual and collective singing ability. Occasionally additional paid hours are required, to attend meetings or conduct the choir at performances, as detailed below. We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic person, who shares our political ideas, is an experienced musician, a good communicator and able to work encouragingly with a mixed-ability choir.  A draft job description is attached which can be ‘tailored’ to suit the experience, availability and enthusiasms of a successful applicant

Please send a CV and covering letter to info@raised-voices.org.uk.   Please use the title Attn. Morag Carmichael – Musical Leader in your email.  If you would like more information please email at the same address. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to lead a choir rehearsal, and then to an interview. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references. The musical leader will be self-employed and therefore responsible for paying his/her own income tax and National Insurance contributions. Payment will be made at the end of each month, on the basis of the number of regular rehearsals attended, together with any additional hours worked, and travel expenses for any events outside London. Raised Voices Steering Group will supervise and support this role, and manage the contract.

[Posted 14 February 2018]


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

[Posted 5 February 2018]


Key Voices Community Choir, Keynsham is seeking to employ a new Musical Director to take up the post in September 2018. Key Voices Choir has been in existence for over 15 years. It currently has around 40 members and is based in Keynsham, just outside Bristol in the South West of England. Choir members have a mixture of musical ability but are used to singing regularly in three and four-part harmony. Key Voices sings a wide variety of music ranging from early renaissance to contemporary pop, international and British folk to songs from musicals. Recent repertoire has included large scale works, such as Karl Jenkins The Armed Man and Bob Chilcott’s Christmas Cantata And Peace On Earth. The choir is ably supported by an excellent piano accompanist.


Typically the choir performs three concerts a year, as well as taking part in a number of local festivals and choral conventions. The choir is governed by a constitution and rehearses on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Keynsham. In succession to our current Musical Director Ben Collings, the choir is seeking to appoint an inspiring, dedicated and friendly new leader who will continue to challenge, excite and educate the choir, as well as assisting in the recruitment of new members.


More information can be found on our website www.keyvoices.jimdo.com. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Secretary, Karen Caisley via kcaisley@googlemail.com supplying a CV detailing your musical qualifications and experience.

[Posted 2 February 2018]


The Heptons Singers are looking for a new Musical Director to start after our current MD leaves in July. We are a long-established choir of 30-35, SATB, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.  We sing a varied, exciting a cappella repertoire of mostly classical music from the Renaissance to the 20th and 21st centuries.  We have also commissioned work.

We are experienced singers and sing to a high standard.  We do not have a formal audition process and the choir is composed of people with a variety of musical skills, capabilities and approaches to learning; e.g. many of us are not sight-singers and appreciate advance notice of rehearsal plans.


As a rule, we perform two programmes a year, the ‘St. Cecilia concert’ in late November, and the Summer concert in early July. Both are performed in the wonderful acoustic of Heptonstall Church to regular audiences of 75+. Additional charity concerts of the same programme are typically given one or two weeks prior to the Heptonstall dates at venues further afield, e.g. Manchester.
We like to offer opportunities to choir members.  We use soloists from within our own ranks, and we often include pieces sung by smaller groups from within the choir in our concerts.  We also have choir members who can help in rehearsing small groups.

We have enjoyed a number of exchanges with European choirs over the years. See our website for more details and to download a PDF of the job description.

[Posted 29 January 2018].


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

[Posted 26 January 2018].


Musical Director required for the Fellowship Singers of Shirley to take up post in September 2018. The Fellowship Singers of Shirley has been in existence for over 60 years.  It currently has around 40 members and is based in Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands. Choir members have a mixture of musical ability but are used to singing in four-part harmony.  The choir sings a wide variety of music including classical, pop, folk and songs from musicals, and enjoys the support of a skilled piano accompanist.

Typically the choir performs three concerts a year, in a variety of local venues, in support of local and national charitable causes.  The choir itself is a registered charity and rehearses on Sunday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in St James' Church House in Shirley. The Choir is seeking a friendly, supportive Musical Director who will continue to provide musical direction and creative energy to this long established choir and to help in the recruitment of new members.

More information can be found on our website www.fellowshipsingersshirley.org.uk or through me via this email address

[Posted 22 January 2018]


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

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

 

[Posted 22 January 2018]


Marsh Green Melody Makers are seeking a new Musical Director. We are a small choir formed six years ago in the village of Marsh Green for people who enjoy singing but have not necessarily experienced any choir work. Around thirty members ,male and female , from Marsh Green and surrounds meet on Monday evenings in the village hall to enjoy the singing and the fellowship. Our musical director ,who has been with us from the beginning in 2012,  is retiring in March this year. To mark the event we are singing in Exeter Cathedral in March ,together with the two other choirs founded by our director. We would like to continue our musical journey under a new leader and are seeking someone who is enthusiastic and willing to continue the teaching methods familiar to those we use at present  at our rehearsals  --- reading words projected onto a wall, learning the separate voice harmonies sung first by the leader with keyboard accompaniment and then using a backing track.

We sing in one of the two local churches each Christmas time and present an annual summer concert  raising funds to support local charities in East Devon. Marsh Green is close to Ottery St Mary just off the A30 in East Devon about 7miles east of Exeter. Any one who would like to find out more about the group please contact Angela Wells on 01404 823421

[Posted 17 January 2018]


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

[Posted 7 January 2018]


Choirs Beating Time, a charity that runs Choirs in prisons, has a vacancy for a Music Director for a prison in Nottingham. You will co-run the choir, with another of our Directors (all our Choirs have 2 people – to enable us to cope with any unforeseen issues...and give the men lots of time and attention). You will be an excellent musician – capable of teaching by ear, arranging, play the piano or (preferably) the guitar. You will be warm, with GSOH, empathetic with people who are vulnerable. Our mission is to maintain peoples mental health, create a sense of social inclusion and develop “soft” employability skills – using group singing. The successful candidate will be required to come to 4 sessions in another prison, to experience how prison choirs vary from choirs on the outside, understand the environment and get to know the MD they will be working with. You will need to be fully security cleared (a lengthy process) and be prepared to be key trained – so you can let yourself in and out. We pay £125 for a two hour session. Please contact Heather Phillips 0208 858 8080: heatherphillips@singingworks.co.uk. Website: www.choirsbeatingtime.org

[Posted 16 November 2017]


Organist and Director of Music required.We are the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bletchingley and we are looking for an enthusiastic musician with a gift for teaching and inspiring our choir and congregation. We have a robed choir which is described by a visiting organist as “small, ambitious and very accomplished” but we have a vision of it growing and becoming a centre of musical excellence and development for the people of Bletchingley.  We also would like our Director of Music to work with the young people of the village to encourage their participation and to offer them the best possible musical education. Employment contract and DBS checks. £7,000 per annum; house available for rent. Further information including the closing date can be found: http://www.bletchingleyparishchurch.org.uk/positionoforganistanddirectorofmusic.htm Contact:Rev’d Phaedra Pamphilon-Green, Email: pamphilon@gmail.com

[Posted 14 November 2017]


The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain is looking for a Musical Director from October 2018. The choir, founded in 1998, has grown to a membership of 250+ singers aged 9–19, who meet for residential courses twice a year, at Easter and in the Summer. We are looking for a dynamic music professional with extensive experience conducting choirs of talented younger singers. The successful candidate will be a creative and confident leader who is able to inspire a high standard of performance He/she will attend both courses as well as auditions and concerts. The post involves liaising with the General Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the choir. For more details, including a job description and person specification, please go to http://www.nccgb.com/people/working-with-nccgb/.

The remuneration package includes a monthly consultancy fee and a daily rate for all other activities. Both these will reflect the experience of the candidate. An Enhanced DBS clearance, together with relevant references, will be required.

The closing date for applications is 5th January 2018
Selected candidates will be interviewed 20th & 21st February 2018
Shortlisted candidates will be auditioned during the week
commencing 12th March 2018
An appointment will be made by 1st April 2018

info@nccgb.com
Tel: 07894021279


Choir leader needed in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Global Harmony is a well established and popular mixed voice a cappella world music community choir.  It is looking for for a new Musical Director.   www.globalharmony.org.uk Global Harmony is a self-supporting choir with a management committee and currently has 60 - 65 attending members, ranging in age from 30 to 80.  It has been run on NVN lines – no auditions, everything learnt by ear with the emphasis on having fun through singing.The choir has a repertoire of over 200 world music songs and high standards of performance and presentation built up over 19 years by its three musical directors; Sally Brown,Chris Rowbury and,for the last 12 years, Liz Underhill. Choir sessions take place on Mondays 7.30 to 9.30pm during school term times. There are three scheduled concerts per year. The choir has travelled to the Loire Valley for exchange visits with its French sister, Canta Koume.
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to take over a lively, energetic, full-voiced group of very friendly people.  The opportunity arises due to Liz’s planned retirement in July 2018.
For further information please contact Duncan Manderson 07714292322 email: duncanmanderson@hotmail.com 

[Posted 1 November 2017]


The long established Warley Male Choir are looking to appoint a new Music Director, to build on the work already started by our existing team, in coaching and rehearsing an enthusiastic mix of age and ability singers to perform traditional and modern music on the concert platform.  The successful applicant would initially work alongside our temporary MD and be supported to eventually take over full responsibility for all aspects of choir music.  Ideally the successful candidate would have experience in coaching and conducting choirs in concert performance, but the committee would consider an applicant with less experience, who wishes to work hard to gain the knowledge and skill to build on their existing talent. A negotiated fee is applicable.  The choir meets each Thursday evening in Birmingham B67 5LS, throughout the year, with a break in July and August. For more information please contact : Brian Randle (Choir secretary): tel 0121 422 5348, or email: brianrandle@blueyonder.co.uk

[Posted 1 November 2017]


St Mary-at-Latton, Harlow, is an inclusive Anglo-Catholic church. We are looking for an organist/choir director to play on Sundays at our 9.45am Sung Eucharist and also to practice with our small, but committed choir at 9am prior to the service beginning. Plus special services at Holy Week and Christmas. Our worship includes a choir anthem, and a balance of traditional hymns and modern  worship songs.

Renumeration within RSCM guidelines plus fees from occasional services.

Contact Reverend Lynn Hurry
01279 424 005
revlynn@btinternet.com

[Posted 29 October 2017]


Note-Orious Choir are looking for a Musical Director to take weekly rehearsals starting January 2018. We are a thriving well established non-audition adult community choir with over 40 members based in East Dulwich South East London. We rehearse 8-10 on Monday nights during school term times in East Dulwich, London SE22.
We perform at least 6 times a year. Our repertoire is Pop, Indie and Musical Theatre. If you would like to be considered for the position please email us for a job description on info@note-orious.co.uk

[Posted 22 October 2017]


The Essex Chordsmen are looking for a creative and talented Musical Director to follow in the footsteps of our beloved current MD who is retiring. The Chorus numbers 26 and has been in existence  for 30+ years, based in Chelmsford, Essex and meet on Monday evenings from 7:45pm until 10pm (check out our website at www.essexchordsmen.co.uk)

Our barbershop chorus performs between 12 to 15 singouts per year and also competes at various national and local competitions, winning the National Barbershop Convention as Highest Placed Small Chorus Award in 2012.
If you are an established or budding musical director, and would like to work with a dedicated and happy band of barbershoppers, we would be delighted to hear from you
Please contact: Doug Carrington (Hon Sec) phone - 07889 414578 or email - essexchordsmense@aol.com

[Posted 20 October 2017]


The Swale Singers in North Yorkshire is seeking a new Musical Director to replace our current incumbent who is planning to retire after our Swale Festival concert in June 2018. The post will take effect from September 2018. However it is anticipated that the new Musical Director will take a lead in planning the new season's concert before September 2018. The Swale Singers is a choir of some forty members primarily, but not exclusively, from Swaledale and Wensleydale. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons in Low Row in the heart of Swaledale and we meet from September through to June each year with a break in January. We usually sing three to four concerts each year. We sing a mix of musical styles, including major choral works, folk songs, opera choruses and secular works from leading composers. We give concerts in churches, chapels and village halls throughout Swaledale and Wensleydale and we have sung in the Swaledale Festival since 1994.
Job Specification.

The Musical Director will be responsible for:

1. Selecting the music to be sung, extending and broadening the choir's repertoire and discussing choice of music with the Swale Singers' Committee.

2. Conducting and directing rehearsals which are usually held from September through to June.

3 . Developing the choral singing skills of the choir.

4. Working closely with the rehearsal accompanist. (We anticipate that in future we will have a regular accompanist although not necessarily every week.)

5. Selection of accompanist.

6. Selecting and hiring soloists and other musicians for concerts.

7. Directing three or four concerts each year.

8. Attending Swale Singers' committee as an ex officio member.

9. There will be an honorarium for this post.

Person Specification

1. Must have experience of choral conducting.

2. Ability to direct a choir and develop their choral skills.

3. Must have a wide knowledge of choral music both sacred and secular.

4. Must be able to select an appropriate balanced repertoire for concerts.

5. Be an able rehearsal pianist.

6. Must have a tactful and diplomatic personality able to maintain control and correct errors. Being able to interact well with the choir in an enthusiastic manner. Rehearsals must be enjoyable.

7. Able to work with a committee.

Application - We hope to shortlist the appointment early in 2018, when shortlisted candidates will be asked to meet the choir and direct a short rehearsal. To discuss the post Chairman of the Swale Singers, David Swann tel: 01765 600068 - Applications to Secretary Andrew.horn127@btinternet.com

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Bisley Ladies Choir is a small choir of 20 enthusiastic ladies who are eager to improve - and have fun! We are looking for a new musical director to start in January 2018. We meet on Tuesday evenings in term time from 7 45pm to 9 45pm in the Methodist church Knaphill Woking. We perform a summer and Christmas concert and sing at the Woking Remembrance service, also at the Christmas Carol service for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
We have come second in our class at the Godalming Music Festival for 2 years running. We have a varied repertoire including Faure's requiem, folk songs and songs from the musicals.
For more information please email Brenda Frost (chairperson) at brenda.frost@btopenworld.com or Sylvia Hunt at thehunites@virginmedia.com

[Posted 12 October 2017]


We are urgently looking for a musical director/conductor to lead our small, local, friendly choir which meets weekly on Thursday evenings at a venue in Finchley, North London. Must be willing and able to teach the songs (mostly show songs and popular modern) to what is mostly a non-sight reading group of people and to conduct from the front.  We would also welcome a friendly accompanist if you know someone who might be interested.  Any applicant must be willing to take charge, decide on repertoire and do their homework. 

Applications to lauragerlis@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Castleford Choral Society (West Yorkshire) are seeking the right candidate to conduct their friendly, amateur choir commencing January 2018 as our current musical director is leaving at Christmas. We currently have 35 members and rehearse every Wednesday evening 7-9pm in Castleford. We sing a variety of music, from Abba to Zadok and welcome new challenges. We usually have 3 concerts a year and have the luxury of a fantastic accompanist. Please visit our website to find out more about us castlefordchoralsociety.co.uk

If you are then interested in the conductors post then please contact our Chair, Anne, on the following email address: alan.godridge138@btinternet.com

[Posted 24 September 2017]


Carers Lewisham is a registered charity that support unpaid carers in the London Borough of Lewisham aged 5 upwards. We provide a range of services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, opportunities to meet other carers, time out from caring activities such as relaxation days and well being sessions. We currently support over 6000 carers over 500 of whom are children. We are now looking for a talented Choir Master to lead a choir of young carers. The right candidate will have experience in leading choirs or will be in possess of a relevant music degree or in the process of obtaining one. The candidate will prepare the choir for live performances that will take place in the month of December. We only require a commitment of 2/3 hours per week as rehearsals will take place once a week after school (5pm onwards) in our centre in Forest Hill. We just thought to get in touch and see if you could help us find a suitable person? Please note this is a volunteer role but we will pay for travel expenses. Contact : Luisa Depaoli Tel 0208 699 8686 or Mob: 07393232530 email: luisa@carerslewisham.org.uk



[Posted 11 September 2017]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

 

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

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


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

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

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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

St. Augustine’s, Hammersmith (Diocese of Westminster) seek a Family Mass Accompanist. To sensitively accompany the music at the Parish Family Mass, primarily on the piano and at other major feasts, services and celebrations throughout the liturgical year. St. Augustine’s Parish boasts an active musical programme to support the liturgy covering a wide variety of styles. It is critically important we appoint an accompanist who is an excellent sight-reader and primarily a sensitive accompanist who can listen and respond to the musical genre for whom he / she is accompanying. More details and how to apply can be found here: https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/family-mass-pianist/

[Posted 8 August 2018 - Closing date 10 August 2018]


Bath Choral Society is seeking an outstanding rehearsal accompanist. The post is available from September 2018 and interested candidates will be asked to audition with us at rehearsal during September or October.
Bath Choral Society. Founded in 1887, BCS is one of the leading choral societies in Southern England, with an auditioned membership of 80 voices. We perform 4 major concerts a year in and around Bath, alongside professional soloists and orchestra, including two Messiah’s in Bath Abbey in the first week of December, a Christmas tradition for nearly 150 years. For details please visit our website bathchoralsociety.com

Principal Duties
• To accompany weekly, mostly term time rehearsals, on Wednesday evenings, with occasional extra rehearsals to prepare for our 4 concerts per year plus our appearance at Bath’s Party In the City Festival • To assist Musical Director in audition of new members, and re-auditioning of existing members before Wednesday rehearsals • To take sectional rehearsals as required • To deputise for conductor at full rehearsals as required and by prior arrangement • To contribute to planning and choir development alongside MD and committee • To perform in concerts if required, including the biennial tour

Person Specification: Essential Skills
Outstanding pianist; excellent rehearsal accompanying
Personal Specification: Desirable Skills
Skills as organist/ harpsichordist; choral conducting experience; knowledge of vocal production; singing experience.

What will you gain working with us?
• To work alongside Musical Director David Gostick, one of the country’s most experienced conductors of amateur choirs, in shaping the future of an already outstanding choir • To work with some of the country’s best instrumentalists and soloists • The Accompanist role is vital and we welcome the post holder as a full member of the team.

Terms of engagement: The Accompanist will be engaged on a self employed basis, responsible for their own tax and national insurance. The current rate of pay is £65 for each Wednesday evening session. Extra rehearsals will be paid pro rata. Concerts, workshops and tours, if applicable, are paid separately. Rates of pay are reviewed annually.

Appointment process: Applications, including a CV, a letter outlining your suitability for the role, and contact details of two referees, should be sent to Bath Choral Society’s secretary Stewart Harcourt at contact@bathchoralsociety.com by 14th Sep 2018. Musical Director, David Gostick, would be happy to discuss the role informally, after August 20th. He can be contacted on david_gostick@yahoo.com or 07800916889

[Posted 30 July 2018 - Closing date 14 September 2018]


Chipping Norton Choral Society is seeking an outstanding rehearsal accompanist and assistant conductor to take over from Bernard West who has been with us for fifteen years. The post is available from November 2018 and earlier if possible and interested candidates will be asked to work with us at a rehearsal during September or October.

CNCS is in its 70th year and is one of the most adventurous and dynamic choral societies in the Cotswold region and has been trained and conducted by Peter Hunt for twenty years. Anyone is welcome to join and there are no auditions as the choir’s strongest belief is that everyone can sing and should be given the opportunity. There are 120 subscribing members and the choir meets every Wednesday during term time from 19.30-21.30 in the Music Room at Chipping Norton School.

What will the new Assistant Conductor gain from being involved with CNCS?

  • The opportunity to work with the largest and best non-auditioned choral society in the region
  • To contribute to achieving its high standards and help shape its future
  • To work with Peter Hunt - one of the country's most experienced amateur choir trainers and vocal leaders 
  • To play a major and much valued role in preparing exciting and ambitious choral programmes
  • The opportunity to work with some of the country's best instrumentalists and singers

CNCS considers the role of Accompanist and Assistant Conductor as vital and important, not just a pianists for rehearsals, and will welcome the post holder as a full member of the team.

The Role:

  • To accompany weekly rehearsals – mostly term-time - with occasional extra days to help prepare choir for three concerts per year plus the C N Music Festival and occasional Singing Days
  • To take sectional rehearsals as required
  • To deputise for Conductor at full rehearsals as required and by prior arrangement
  • Be prepared to contribute to programme planning and choir development in general through discussion with conductor and committee 
  • To perform in concerts if required (e.g. Continuo, piano). Separate fee available. 
  • Annual Fee: £1900

The Person:

Essential

Desirable

  • Outstanding pianist
  • Excellent rehearsal accompanying skills, alert to the requirements of the conductor and choir
  • Confident with basic vocal leadership and helping singers to learn the music and becoming musical
  • Clear and effective conductor
  • Open-minded and enthusiastic musician who believes that everyone has the potential to sing well and is prepared to support that ambition
  • Sense of humour

 

  • Organist
  • Experience as a singer, able to help choir members develop sound skills
  • Some experience of choral training
  • Confident to conduct the choir in concerts if required

 

 

If you are interested in applying then please send a CV to the Society’s Musical Director, Peter Hunt, at peterpiper55@outlook.com. We intend to shortlist to 2-3 candidates who will be invited to join us for a rehearsal in September or October as described above.

[Posted 24 May 2018 - Closing date 31 August 2018]


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

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

[Posted 16 May 2018]


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

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

[Posted 9 May 2018]


Peterborough Sings! seek a pianist to provide professional standard accompaniment to their two adult choirs, Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices. The vacancy arises as the previous post holder, Alessandro Viale, will be leaving the UK at the conclusion of his Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban. Rehearsals take place in Peterborough on Mondays (PMVC) and Tuesdays (PV) from 7.00pm – 9.45pm. Scheduled performances, competitions and tours are available on request. Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices are ambitious auditioned ensembles. In recent years they have performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Brass Bands. They have an impressive record of competition success and have toured extensively, both in the UK and overseas. Further details of our organisation and activities can be found at www.peterboroughsings.org.uk.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
·        Attend year-round Monday and Tuesday evening rehearsals and accompany the chorus as requested by the director.
·        Accompany the choirs in concerts, competitions and on tour.
·        Contribute to the continuing development of members through regular sectional rehearsals.
ACCOMPANIST SPECIFICATION:
·        A skilled pianist; a sensitive accompanist with good sight-reading and score-reading skills, willing to prepare each work(s) in advance, and a strong empathy toward choral rehearsal technique and confidence building for singers
·        Fluent in reading short score and open score.
·        Able to work well as part of a team, being willing to collaborate with and support the director in developing the choirs.
·        Have good social skills and a willingness to interact with choir members.


The position is paid on a sessional, self-employed basis. Fees in 2017 amounted to c. £9k. Interviews will be held in July 2018. Accompanist auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals at the end of July / beginning of August 2018 . Ideally the accompanist will commence work on 3rd September. To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email: Jo Royle, Administrator, Peterborough Sings! jo.royle@peterboroughsings.org.uk, who is also able to answer informal enquiries. Potential candidates are warmly invited to discuss the role informally with the current postholder, Alessandro Viale (viale.alessandro@gmail.com) and/or the director, William Prideaux (will.prideaux@peterboroughsings.org.uk / 01733 425194).

[Posted 7 May 2018]


Pitlochry Choral (Pitlochry & District Choral Society) is seeking a new Piano Accompanist to start in September 2018, to replace the current incumbent who is no longer available. We are an amateur choir of 50+ members based in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire. As a Registered Charity (SC0 40555) we aim to bring music appreciation and enjoyment to our members and to the Community. We aim to reach out to include the old, young and disadvantaged, and we also support other hard-pressed charitable causes.

We rehearse weekly, September-April to give two main concerts each December & April, as well as other events. Our recent repertoire ranges from the big classical choral works (old & new) to madrigals, and favourite arias & choruses from operas & musicals.

We seek suitably qualified candidates experienced in playing and accompanying choirs on piano and who is familiar with the types of music exampled in the above repertoire.

Due to restricted timescale we would ask any interested candidates to please contact Graham Hunter, PDCS Chair, at:  grahamhunter24@gmail.com

[Posted 26 April 2018 - Closing date 25 May 2018]


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

[Posted 25 April 2018]


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

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

[Posted 22 March 2018]


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

[Posted 19 March 2018]


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

[Posted 12 February 2018]


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

[Posted 12 February 2018]


Peterborough Take Note Community Choir is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic accompanist/assistant MD who can work with our MD to create a supportive, positive environment for our mixed voice choir. Our current accompanist, who is leaving for career reasons, has worked with us for more than 18 months. We are a sixty-plus strong choir with a philosophy of being open to all and we hold no auditions. We perform a minimum of two concerts each year and last year we entered, and won an award at, Peterborough Music Festival. We have an excellent MD and explore a diverse range of repertoire from polyphony to pop and everything in between.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 (includes coffee break). The accompanist will sometimes be expected to work with particular voice parts while the MD is working with the remainder of the choir. Fees are commensurate with experience and can be negotiated. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed. Initial enquiries to Peter Ward, Chair PTNCC, further details will be sent by return.  Email: wards@petshe.plus.com Choir Site:  www.peterboroughtakenote.com

[Posted 22 January 2018]


The Phoenix Choir – A mixed voice choir based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, are seeking to appoint a piano accompanist from January 2018.  Rehearsals are on a Thursday evening 1900-2100 at All Saints Parish Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. The post-holder would be expected to accompany rehearsals, concerts, competitions and events.  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 to get in contact with us: https://www.facebook.com/thephoenixchoirkett

[Posted 23 December 2017]



Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted

 

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

 


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

 
 

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

[Posted 15 August 2018]


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

[Posted 4 August 2018]


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

[Posted 3 August 2018]


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

[Posted 24 July 2018]


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

[Posted 24 July 2018]


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

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

[Posted 23 July 2018]


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

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

Other features of the choir:

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

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

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

 

Choral Scholarships

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

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

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


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

[Posted 10 June 2018]


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

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

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

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

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

 


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

 


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


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


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


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

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


 

THE NEW TOTTENHAM SINGERS – JOJO SAGOE SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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

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

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

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


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

[Posted 21 February 2018]


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

[Posted 17 February 2018]


 

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

[Posted 5 February 2018]


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

[Posted 11 January 2018]


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

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

[Posted 9 January 2018]