British Choirs on the Net

This is a new free listing for choral vacancies and associated opportunities. These will be removed as they pass their closing date. Please mention 'British Choirs on the Net' when applying.

Please email details of any choral vacancies to Phillip Tolley

Please also remember to email me when you have filled these posts so that you do not continue to receive applications after the event.


 



Conductors/Musical Directors

The Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus (MLGC) is seeking a new Musical Director from July 2018. The Chorus is a non-auditioning a cappella SATB choir currently with around 90 members. We meet on Mondays from 7 to 9.30pm in Hallé St. Michael’s in Ancoats, Manchester and sing a wide range of music. The MLGC exists to give people from the LGBT+ community in and around Greater Manchester the opportunity to make music in a friendly, safe environment.  We meet to rehearse, socialise, to give concerts and to perform at a range of events, including weddings and civil partnerships, as well as events promoted by other LGBT+ community groups and affiliated organisations. The trustees are keen to hear from anyone with suitable choral experience who would be interested in leading a group of enthusiastic amateurs with a love of singing. Applicants for this post which is remunerated should contact secretary@mlgc.org.uk for an Application Pack.

[Posted 25 April 2018 - Closing date 31 May 2018]


Manchester Glee is looking for a new Musical Director to start in July 2018. Manchester Glee is a fun, amateur, non-audition choir with around 50 members who have been singing together since 2010. We sing in four part harmonies. We are looking for a Musical Director who is fun, creative and passionate and will help the group indulge in their love of pop and musical theatre songs, with a few cheesy numbers thrown in! The MD would be responsible for the majority of song selections and would be required to arrange all songs. They must be fun, upbeat and enthusiastic. We do one main show per year, in November/ December time with 3-4 other performances throughout the year. Rehearsals take place at South West Manchester Cricket Club every Tuesday evening between 7:30 and 9pm.
If you would be interest in this exciting opportunity please send details of your experience and skills to info@manchesterglee.co.uk.

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


Hallam Choral Society, Sheffield is seeking a Musical Director to succeed Ellie Slorach, starting 3rd September 2018. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated MD to encourage and challenge the choir in a positive, supportive and enjoyable way. We are looking for someone with the confidence to inspire, motivate and interact with the choir members and with the musical ability to continue to develop our singing and sight-reading skills. Hallam Choral Society is an established, mix-voiced, non-auditioned choir of approximately 80 singers. The choir performs 3 or 4 concerts a year, featuring a mix of musical styles, including major choral works both traditional and modern, opera choruses, folk songs and secular works. The choir aims to perform with professional soloists and orchestra for at least two of its annual concerts. For this reason it is important that the MD will have experience directing an orchestra as well as the choir. Our concert in December will be Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Mozart’s Requiem with orchestral accompaniment and in March 2019 we will be part of the Classical Sheffield Festival, performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Hallam Sinfonia. We rehearse on a Monday evening 7.45 - 9.45 pm at Hallam Community Centre S10 4BD.


Hallam Choral Society is a self-financing Registered Charity and is managed by an elected body of trustees, with the general running of the choir being by an elected committee. A high level of musical ability and a commitment to plan a schedule of music are a pre-requisite along with knowledge of the choral repertoire. The M.D. will work closely with the committee regarding music selection and concerts and would be required to attend some committee meetings. One of our aims is to encourage and attract young members who are supported by our Young Singers’ Policy. Remuneration is based on a fee per rehearsal and per concert/ event, negotiable with the trustees and discussed at interview. As part of the application process, candidates will be required to work for one half of a rehearsal with the choir on either 18th or 25th June 2018. Please apply by email including your CV outlining your suitability for this role to hallamchoralsociety@gmail.com. The closing date for applications is 7th May 2018. Further information about the choir and the position of M.D. can be found via our website, www.hallamchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 18 April 2018 - Closing date 7 May 2018]


Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir seek a conductor to assist, as a member of the music team, with the training and directing of the choirs of Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir. To be the conductor of a Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Training Choir and an ambassador for Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir within the local and wider community.

The ideal candidate would be experienced in leading choirs and working with early years age children. The candidate would have strong musicianship skills and be confident in developing positive relationships with both children and parents. The candidate would need to be willing to undertake (funded) training where necessary to gain the necessary skills for the role.

Contract Rehearsals take place every Friday evening, during term time and will be paid at an hourly rate of between £25 - £33 per hour (depending on skills & experience). Performance expenses will also be offered at a rate to be agreed. Start date – September 2018, with possible handover in July 2018.

Application Process • Closing date for applications – 21st May • Selection of candidates for interview – 25th May • Interviews (practical task and formal interview) – 8th or 15th June • Decision to be made by 18th June • The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) For more details and an application pack, please email scjc2008@live.co.uk

[Posted 16 April 2018 - Closing date 21 May 2018]


Waltham Forest Community Choir is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018 as its founder and current leader is moving away. Rehearsals take place in St Mary’s Church, Walthamstow E17, on Monday evenings during term times. We are supported by a pianist who also acts as assistant. We have a committee that supports the MD in organising events and with the day-to-day running of the choir. We have a budget for professional fees, which are to be discussed and agreed with the committee. We are a fun and dynamic non-auditioning, mixed ability group formed of 40-60 Waltham Forest residents. We are open and inclusive to everyone who wants to learn to sing but we also enjoy musical challenges – we usually alternate between committed and elaborate concert programmes (sometimes with chamber orchestra) and more laid-back community events.

Please contact info@singwithus.net for further details. Initial interviews with the committee will take place in late May and shortlisted applicants will be invited to audition with the choir in June.

[Posted 15 April 2018]


Ashtead Choral Society invites applicants for the post of Music Director, commencing September 2018 or January 2019. This post will provide an exciting opportunity for a conductor wishing to work with a leading, South-East-based choral society. The 100-strong choir has been performing for nearly 70 years in the Surrey area, and we are searching for a Musical Director to take us into the next phase of our story. The successful candidate will take the baton from our present MD, James Henshaw, Chorus Master of ENO, with whom we have performed inter alia Britten’s War Requiem, Tippet’s Child of Our Time, Brahms’ Requiem, and Vaughan Williams’  Mass in G minor.

Candidates must have experience of training adult choirs in classical choral and lighter musical repertoire. They must show recent evidence of having worked with amateur or professional choirs and with professional orchestras, ensembles and soloists. We rehearse on Monday evenings, in Ashtead, Surrey. Information about Ashtead Choral Society together with details of this post and how to apply can be found at www.ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk. Closing date for applications Friday 27th April. For further information please contact Michelle MacDonald (Chairman) at mjpc.macdonald@gmail.com or tel: 07855 929317.

[Posted 14 April 2018 - Closing date 27 April 2018]


Imperial College Chamber Choir seeks a Conductor & Musical Director. Imperial College Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of around 24 students, staff or recent alumni. As the chamber choir of Imperial College London, we apply scientific rigour and diligence to choral singing at a university that does not offer music. Despite only being founded in 2007, we are one of London’s finest university choirs that performs frequently in the capital, across the UK and internationally. Notable venues include Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sherborne Abbey, Milan Duomo, Porto Cathedral, St Michael’s Cornhill, Southwark Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We present two concerts per term, and sing fortnightly Wednesday evensongs at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road. We are regularly frequented with various external projects such as weddings, recordings, DofE awards ceremonies, church services and gallery recitals at local museums.

Taking our music outside of college is very important to us, and the choir embarks on two annual week-long tours, and various weekends away throughout the year. Recent tours have included: Brittany, France (2016), Lake Garda, Italy (2016), The Highlands, Scotland (2017), Porto, Portugal (2017), Brecon Beacons, Wales (2018). These are highlights of the year both musically and socially.

Responsibilities

  • Taking rehearsals and conducting concerts for around six main performances a year. Rehearsals take place 6-8:30pm on Tuesday evenings during term time, at Imperial College, South Kensington
  • Conducting fortnightly Wednesday evensongs. 4pm-6:30pm every other Wednesday during term time (typically 4 per term)
  • Attending and conducting 2 week-long tours (around April and September) and weekends away. To be arranged in advance of the following term with the chosen candidate
  • Auditioning potential new members, and re-auditioning current members every year
  • Coordinating with the committee for music hire and venues for concerts
  • Programming of music that is varied, challenging and enjoyable
  • Meeting with the committee three times per year to discuss long term plans

Qualifications & Experience

  • Music degree (preferably with choral conducting) or commensurate experience
  • Experience of leading choral groups
  • Understanding of university choir expectations

Skills and Personal Description

  • As a university chamber choir, progression in musical prowess is of equal importance to social development of the singers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to both lead and work with others
  • Highly organised

REMUNERATION
Around £2,000 per annum - To be discussed based on experience, (all excursions are free of charge in lieu of a directorship fee).

We anticipate that the contract length will initially be for one year with the high possibility to extend. If you would like to speak to someone about the choir, please contact chamber.choir@imperial.ac.uk we can arrange a phone call or meeting. More details about the choir can be found online at the following: icchamberchoir.org.uk, @icchamberchoir (Twitter/Instagram), @chamberchoir (Facebook).
Those interested in applying are invited to submit their CV and a portfolio of previous work to chamber.choir@imperial.ac.uk. Applications close on Friday 1 June 2018.
Auditions will be held in June and July, with shortlisted applicants conducting and meeting the choir for a period of 45 minutes.
The successful applicant will start in October 2018, and are invited to visit us on our summer tour.

[Posted 11 April 2018 - Closing date 1 June 2018]


New Didcot choir ‘Vocalize’ is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic musician to lead the choir whilst their current musical director is on maternity leave. Rehearsals are Wednesdays during term time from 7.15pm – 8.45pm at the UTC in Didcot (by Great Western Park). Approximate length of cover: September 2018 – March 2019. This maternity job has the potential to continue after (starting up another branch of the choir/covering sessions when needed). Pay is £50 per session. It is preferred (not essential) that applicants have experience in the following: Choral conducting, piano playing, singing, teaching singing, leading adult groups, arranging music for choirs
Please send CV and covering letter explaining why you’d be suitable for the job to Sarah via this advert. The website for my choir is:www.vocalizechoir.co.uk

Applications need to be in by 1st June with successful applicants being invited to an interview and to take a short choir session one Wednesday evening in June. To apply, please email sarahlouisechitty@hotmail.com

[Posted 7 April 2018 - Closing date 1 June 2018]


Stirling City Choir are now seeking applicants for the post of Musical Director/Conductor to start in September 2018. We are a mixed voice, non-auditioned choir of approx. 60 members with a long tradition of performing classical choral music. Rehearsals are on a Tuesday evening in Stirling and two concerts are performed locally each year.

For further information and a job description, please contact the Chairman, Stefan Clarke at spc1904@aol.com or visit www.stirlingcitychoir.org.uk .  The choir also has a Facebook page. Letters of application, including a CV, should be sent to the Secretary, Norma Wales at normawales@btinternet.com by 29 June 2018. 

[Posted 3 April 2018 - Closing date 29 June 2018]


Calton Consort seek a Conductor & Artistic Director. Calton Consort has established itself as one of Edinburgh's most prominent and well-loved chamber choirs, performing a varied and challenging repertoire to high acclaim. Performances are often a cappella and characterised by fresh and dynamic interpretations of works from a wide range of eras, with an emphasis on less frequently performed compositions. This has included Sven-David Sandström's ‘Lobet Den Herrn’, Dann Manneke's ‘Topos’, a semi-staged production of ‘Dido and Aeneas’, Bruckner’s ‘Mass in E minor’ with 15 piece wind and brass band, a first known performance since the 17th century of Felice Anerio’s rediscovered triple choir motet ‘Cantate Domino’, as well as works by Stravinsky, Britten, MacMillan, Byrd, Bernstein and Mahler.  Our next performance on 16th June is entitled “Northscapes” and includes works by Petris Vasks and John Tavener. A list of previous programmes can be found on www.caltonconsort.org.uk

Although we are open to new challenges, we are also a choir with many other commitments and thus any engagements and projects outwith our normal concert calendar need to be chosen carefully and preferably far in advance. The Artistic Director would be expected to work with the committee to identify opportunities and work towards planning them in good time.

Responsibilities

  • Taking rehearsals and conducting concerts for three performances a year (Nov, March and June) - rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, generally over 10 weeks, in Canongate Kirk

  • Auditioning potential new members

  • Coordinating with the committee for music hire and additional forces for concerts

  • Programming of music that is varied, challenging, enjoyable and within budget

  • Meeting with the committee three times per year to discuss long term plans

Qualifications & Experience

  • Music degree or commensurate experience

  • Significant experience of leading choral groups

  • Understanding of non-profit artistic organisations

  • Knowledge and understanding of the wider Scottish artistic community

  • An interest in contemporary and lesser-sung choral repertoire

Skills and Personal Description

  • Calton has always been a group of friends who sing together and a desire to be part of this is important to the choir

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to both lead and work with others

  • Highly organised

REMUNERATION

£2,500 – 3,000 per annum - To be discussed based on experience  

We anticipate that the contract length will initially be for one year with the possibility to extend. Applications for a single term will be considered at pro-rata rate. If you would like to speak to someone informally about the choir, please contact carltonconsort@gmail.com and we can arrange a phone call or meeting. More details about the choir, including a full list of previous programmes, can be found on our website: http://www.caltonconsort.org.uk/ . Those interested in applying are invited to submit their CV and a sample programme for a summer concert, with a budget of £200-500 for music hire and any instrumentalists, by 1 May 2018 to carltonconsort@gmail.com. Successful applicants will be invited to audition with the choir on the evenings of Tues 19 or 26th June 2018.

[Posted 3 April 2018 - Closing date 1 May 2018]


Amchor (The Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society) needs a Musical Director to replace Mark Austin who is leaving after four successful years. Amchor is a friendly local choral society with about 80 members.  We rehearse in Amersham in Buckinghamshire on Monday evenings (8-9.45pm). We generally perform two major concerts each year, with an orchestra and external soloists, in May and November, plus two smaller, informal concerts in February and December.  Recent performances have included Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Vivaldi Magnificat and Gloria, Britten War Requiem, Elgar Dream of Gerontius, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn Elijah and Brahms German Requiem.   Further details are on our website www.amchor.com.


For a job description, and further information, please contact Jenny Harrison Secretary at chigloid@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 31 March 2018 - Closing date 23 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]


Portsmouth Festival Choir are seeking a Musical Director to start 1 September 2018. The choir (SATB) of 50 mixed voices rehearses on Monday evenings during term times with a professional accompanist. Our recent seasons have consisted of three concerts, a 'Come and Sing' day, and an afternoon workshop, which have taken place in Portsmouth Cathedral and other local churches, and our most recent concert was a performance of Handel's The Passion of Christ with Neil Jenkins and six soloists from the Royal College of Music, accompanied by the Chichester based Consort of Twelve. Closing date for applications is 30 April 2018, with afternoon interview and evening audition on Monday 21 May 2018. Please email our chairman Daphne Burgess at daphneburgess72@outlook.com for an application pack.

[Posted 27 March 2018 - Closing date 30 April 2018]


Southampton Choral Society (ppp - fff : passionate, progressive and professional to formidable, fresh and friendly) is seeking a charismatic, freelance Musical Director with strong leadership skills, who will lead an auditioned SATB choir of 120 members towards the next phase of their development. Candidates must be available to deliver, typically, four concerts per year, sometimes directing a full orchestra. In addition, direction of occasional, less formal, community-related events will be expected. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019, Southampton Choral Society has a rich heritage of musical achievement and continues to deliver quality performances of choral works old and new, which aim to appeal to a diverse audience.
The successful candidate will have the full support of an enthusiastic and hard-working committee who collaborate in the planning of concerts. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings in term-time at St James Road Methodist Church Hall SO15 5HE. Further information is available on request from the General Secretary, Diana Barnes secretary@southamptonchoralsociety.org.uk. Applications with CV, by email, must be received by 1st May.

[Posted 20 March 2018 - Closing date 1 May 2018]


Wareham Choral Society is looking to appoint a Director of Music to succeed the distinguished conductor Nigel Groome, who has taken up an appointment at St. Matthews, Westminster. WCS is a progressive SATB choir of approximately 50 singers. During the past four years the choir has grown in number and expertise. We have expanded our annual programme of Christmas and Spring concerts in Lady St Mary Church, Wareham to include a summer concert of secular music in exciting new venues in Purbeck, including Tyneham Village Barn and the Etches Museum at Kimmeridge.


We seek an MD who will continue to encourage, challenge, and develop the choir's skills in a positive, supportive and enjoyable way. WCS, formed 70 years ago, is the only choral society serving the community of Wareham. The choir has a strong identity within the town but also attracts members from the wider community and further afield. WCS has a history of collaborating with other local choirs, soloists and instrumentalists. WCS is a member of the Dorset Guild of Singers, and in alternate years, instead of our own Spring concert, we join forces with other Guild choirs, from all over Dorset, for a joint performance of a major choral work in the Lighthouse in Poole. The choir season will run from September until the date of the summer concert in July. We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30 pm till 9:30pm in Wareham.
Currently we have the following dates booked: 

Spring Concert April 25th, 2018 when we will join the Dorset Guild of Singers to perform Gerontius at the Lighthouse. The next date to be fixed will be for the Christmas Concert 2018.

WCS expects its Music Director:

  • To develop an annual programme of concerts a year in advance, in consultation with the Committee, exploring the traditional choral repertoire, contemporary choral works, and music from other traditions.
  • To promote the enjoyment of singing whilst working towards the achievement of the highest possible musical standards within the available musical and financial resources.
  • To plan a rehearsal schedule which will be effective and enjoyable and enable the choir to be well prepared for each concert.
  • To conduct weekly rehearsals during the autumn, spring and summer terms of approximately twelve weeks in preparation for the Christmas, Spring and Summer concerts.
  • To work with the accompanist, librarian and committee to ensure that rehearsals and concerts run effectively.
  • To prepare the choir for the biennial DGS concert, attending DGS Committee meetings and (approx 4) oint rehearsals, and rehearsing the choir for the concert, in co-operation with the appointed Guild conductor.
  • To be responsible for engaging soloists and accompaniment as required and with the agreement of the committee.
  • To attend committee meetings and provide advice as necessary
  • To work with the committee in promoting the choir and attracting new members.

The remuneration for this post is to be negotiated, depending on experience. In the first instance, candidates can reply by email to warehamchoral@gmail.com

[Posted 19 March 2018 - Closing date 1 June 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]


Croydon Male Voice Choir is looking for a new Music Director from September 2018.  We are an established 60-strong choir who pride ourselves on the quality of our music, our progressive repertoire and a sense of fun.  Please send enquiries to Dave Bannister at bannisterdave@yahoo.co.uk.  You can find out more about us at our website: www.croydonmalevoicechoir.co.uk

[Posted 19 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.