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
 

Musical Director Reigate & Redhill Choral Society (RRCS) Applications are invited for the post of Musical Director for Reigate & Redhill Choral Society (RRCS), starting in September 2022. Established in 1941, we are an ambitious choir open to all ages without formal audition, currently comprising around 90 members across all voice-parts. RRCS has an impressive history of programming concerts incorporating a diverse range of works, from the most popular classics to a selection of up-and-coming British composers, often with professional soloists and orchestra. Whilst based in Surrey, we also sing in festivals and on tour in the UK as well as on the Continent.

We rehearse in central Redhill (Surrey) on Tuesday evenings and have a strong community culture, which has been manifested strongly through members’ support for the choir and each other since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our members are hard-working and friendly, with a good sense of humour, and whilst the choir is run by its Board of Trustees and Operations Committee (which together form the Management Committee), many others hold key roles in delivering our concerts and social events.
Our criteria for the successful candidate are:

  • the ability to engage with members of all abilities, and coach them back to vocal health and stamina
  • the expertise to advise and assist with the artistic direction of the choir, including devising a suitable programme of events
  • the experience to oversee the engagement and auditioning of soloists and instrumentalists where appropriate
  • the personality to inspire confidence when organising and performing concerts with professional soloists and organ or orchestra
  • a track-record which will attract new and returning members post lock-down
  • a willingness to foster community spirit within the choir
  • the enthusiasm and motivation to work supportively with the Management Committee

Requests for further information can be sent to chair@rrcs.org.uk; applications should include a CV together with a covering letter and details of two referees, and be submitted by Friday 18th February 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and audition in early March 2022.

[Posted 24 January 2022 - Closing date 18 February 2022]


Healthy Harmonies   - NHS Fife Choir Due to the resignation of our current MD/Accompanist we are seeking to appoint a Successor to lead our Choir. We are a mixed choir, formed in 2015 and can average 25 – 30 singers at our weekly Wednesday rehearsals, consisting of serving and retired NHS staff from a variety of disciplines.  We sing songs from the shows, Scottish ballads etc., and are always keen to expand our repertoire.  As well as concerts within our own area, we have also performed at the Festival Fringe on a few occasions.

Enquiries of interest in this post should be directed to heather.bett@nhs.scot (Chair) or bridget2712@hotmail.com  (Secretary)

[Posted 22 January 2022]


Caerphilly Community Chorus is looking for an inspirational and enthusiastic Musical Director to join us in April 2022. We are a community SATB choir for adults with a love of music and singing. We have around 50 members of mixed ability who meet on Friday evenings 7.15pm – 9pm for weekly term time rehearsals. We aim to present three concerts annually along with local community engagements.

This is a paid post with a negotiable contract fee commensurate to qualifications and experience. Short listed candidates will be invited for audition and interview in March 2022. Please send CV and supporting statement together with details of 2 referees to Chorus secretary by February 21st 2022. Further details are available on website Caerphillycommunitychorus.co.uk or e-mail Chorus secretary Linda Curry
 linda.curry46@yahoo.com

[Posted 22 January 2022 - Closing date 21 February 2022]


Choir Leader/Music Director - Boughton Monchelsea Community Choir are seeking a new leader. We are an enthusiastic and friendly community choir of 50 singers (SATB) which was founded in 2015. Our current leader is now moving away from the area. A committee manages the general planning and administration of the choir. Our current repertoire consists of popular songs, songs from the shows and light classical pieces. We aim to maintain a light-hearted yet focused approach to our rehearsals.

We meet weekly for a 2-hour rehearsal, currently Monday (but willing to consider another evening for the right applicant), in Boughton Monchelsea (Maidstone, ME17). As our Leader we would require you to:

  • Prepare and lead rehearsals;
  • Prepare and lead the choir in formal and informal public performances within the local area.
  • Accompany the choir at rehearsals and performances (however we would consider a leader who would wish to work with an accompanist);
  • Choose the music for us with input from choir members, creatively exploring a wider repertoire to extend our abilities;
  • Encourage a high standard of performance and teach best practice and techniques, whilst encouraging the less confident members, as some are not sight readers and learn by repetition;
  • Have a positive and cheerful disposition and good vocal coaching skills as well as a wide knowledge of the varied genres of music that we enjoy singing and those that would gently coax us to widen our experience;
  • Support the choir committee by attendance at occasional meetings;

A formal music qualification is desirable but not essential.
A generous remuneration package is available.
If you are enthusiastic, inspirational and would be interested in taking our Community Choir on a continuing music-making journey we would very much like to hear from you.
The application deadline is 15th February 2022. Interviews will take place during
late February/early March 2022.
As part of the interview process you would be required to commit to a trial rehearsal with the full choir. The anticipated start date for this appointment will be April 2022.
Please forward a brief summary of your experience and current commitments (A4 is sufficient) to: Mrs. Liz Owen  -  lo.bmcc@gmail.com

[Posted 22 January 2022 - Closing date 15 February 2022]


Holmbury St Mary Choral Society is looking for a Musical Director to start in September 2022, following our long and successful track-record under the direction of Dr Amy Bebbington.  A non-auditioned Choir of around 40 singers, based in the Surrey Hills, our repertoire ranges through works written across the last 5 centuries, with a particular emphasis on 20th-century and contemporary composers.  For many years, the Choir has been a consistent winner in the Leith Hill Musical Festival and we stage well-supported Christmas and Summer concerts at different local venues.  Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings during term-time, in or close to Holmbury St Mary (RH5 6PG). For more information about this appointment and details of how to apply, please visit our website: http://holmburychoral.org/

[Posted 20 January 2022 - Closing date 18 February 2022]


Croydon Male Voice Choir is looking for a Music Director, starting in September 2022, to replace the current MD who is moving away from the area. The choir is looking for a Music Director who can sustain the choir's reputation while continuing to develop its singing techniques.  It aims to reach new levels of ambition while preserving the heritage and ethos of a male voice choir.  The successful candidate will be an accomplished musician with experience of directing or conducting a choir or choral society. They will have the patience to develop and train keen amateur singers of mixed ability, and continue to introduce new repertoire at an appropriate pace.  They will help to attract new members while maintaining the sense of fun and enjoyment that is essential to complement the choir's love of singing.

The choir has been in existence for nearly 50 years and prides itself on the quality of its music, its eclectic repertoire and its sense of fun.  It has around 60 members and performs some ten concerts a year in and near Croydon.  It undertakes an annual tour - recent destinations include Norwich, Bath, Ypres and Lille - and also performs at least once a year in historic locations such as Coventry and Winchester Cathedrals and Greenwich Naval Chapel. The choir normally rehearses every Thursday evening at Sandilands Club, Addiscombe, with a break over Christmas and during the summer holiday period.

More information about the choir and its ethos can be obtained at www.croydonmalevoicechoir.co.uk
All enquiries about this position or requests for additional information should be directed to Dave Bannister at bannisterdave@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 16 January 2022 - Closing date 1 March 2022]


The Old Dalby Singers are seeking to appoint a highly committed, enthusiastic and suitably qualified Musical Director to further our development as our previous MD reluctantly withdrew for health reasons shortly after the onset of lockdown. We are looking for someone with suitable conducting experience, strong communication skills, an ability to motivate and inspire and a good sense of humour! We rehearse each Tuesday evening, 7.30 til 9.00 pm, in Old Dalby Village Hall and normally produce two concerts a year, one around June and the other at Christmas. The singers try to use fresh and varied material for each term as learning is a major part of our ethos along with enjoyment. We are looking for someone work with us to rebuild a choir committed to doing their very best and enjoying the process. 

The Old Dalby Singers are a SATB choir rehearsing in the lovely Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire, village. The non-auditioning choir consists of both readers and non readers, from a larger catchment area, and had grown significantly in ability and reputation since its establishment in 2003. Covid has, however, affected the choir membership quite badly and we need to regroup, recover and grow during 2022. We are presently waiting to work toward a Jubilee concert. 

The post comes with a remuneration for each rehearsal and concert, dependent on the experience and qualifications. Applicants should contact our chair, Russ Hamer, for further details and a chat via our website at olddalbysingers.site

[Posted 16 January 2022]


Musical Director: Stafford Choral Society. Applications are invited for the position of Music Director of Stafford Choral Society. We are seeking an outstanding choral musician with a proven track record of leading amateur choirs to succeed Ellie Slorach, from September 2022. We are an accomplished, enthusiastic and well-established choir of around 90 members performing 3 or 4 concerts a year. Our repertoire includes choral classics and more modern pieces, often with professional orchestral accompaniment. We rehearse from 7.15-9.15pm on Monday evenings, in a purpose-built venue, with an outstanding professional accompanist. Remuneration is £140 per rehearsal (approx. 38 rehearsals between September and July) and £500-£1000 for each concert, depending on the scale of the project. Travel expenses of up to £25 per rehearsal are payable on top of this. For full details, please download further details on how to apply here: http://stafford-choral.org.uk/appointment-of-new-md/

Please also see our website (http://stafford-choral.org.uk) for further information on the choir, or inquire or apply direct to Beryl at bhwhincup@hotmail.com. Applications should be submitted by the end of February 2022.

[Posted 16 January 2022 - Closing date 28 February 2022]


Music Director required by the Lea Singers The Lea Singers is a friendly, dynamic, high quality chamber choir of around 30 singers based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire - a 30 minute train ride from London St Pancras. We promote 4-6 events a season and rehearse on regular Wednesday evenings during term-time. We are proud of our young interns and of creating digital performances during lockdown.

Our last Music Director formed the pioneering Stay at Home Choir, and the Director before that now conducts the Netherlands Radio Choir. We are now looking for a talented, experienced choral trainer and vocal coach who makes every rehearsal fun and challenging. One who enjoys a wide range of music and creative programming. If this is you, please visit leasingers.co.uk for the job description and to learn more about the Leas.

Application is by CV, together with programming ideas and a covering letter, by 1pm Friday 11 February to Anne-Marie Kramer leaschairman@gmail.com

[Posted 16 January 2022 - Closing date 11 February 2022]


Levens Choir are seeking a new Music Director who can develop and inspire the choir. Levens Choir is an auditioned, SATB choir of some 45 singers, based in South Cumbria.  We have always enjoyed challenging programmes of music from 15th to 21st centuries and working with renowned professional musicians such as the Marian Consort and the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble as well as local musicians and soloists.  The choir was named Cumbria Choir of the Year in 2017. Full details of the job are available on the Levens choir web site:  www.levenschoir.net

[Posted 10 January 2022]


Musical Director – Sandgate Singers, Storrington. An inspirational and enthusiastic Musical Director is required for a friendly community choir in Storrington, to start on the 25th of April 2022. Our choir is around 50 members of mixed ability, with a love of music and singing. We enjoy singing a range of music from classical to contemporary works and improving our abilities in the process. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at Storrington and Sullington Parish Hall, Storrington, RH20 3HD, from 7.30 – 9.30 pm during term time, from the beginning of September to the middle of July. We perform a minimum of three concerts a year, at Christmas, Easter and in the Summer.

Additional information and job description are obtainable from our chairman John Fisher: johnandsylvi@btinternet.com Further details about the choir can be found on our website: http://www.sandgatesingers.com

[Posted 7 January 2022 - Closing date 14 February 2022]


 

Director - Music for Everyone, Nottingham. Music for Everyone (founded 1983) provides people of all ages and abilities with opportunities to make music, combining the achievement of high standards with fun and enjoyment.  We run instrumental, choral and singing workshops, short courses, regular groups, public concerts and performance opportunities for over 2000 participants, both adult and youth, each season. 
With our founder Angela Kay MBE stepping down at the end of the season, the Trustees are looking for an inspirational leader with a passion for music to provide artistic and strategic vision for the future. 
The role involves heading-up the organisation and leading its professional staff team. The job description is very wide-ranging and we do not expect candidates to have prior experience in every area of the work involved. Training and support can be provided.  

Full time
Salary: £35,000-£40,000
Closing date: Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 12 noon

For further details please follow this link to download a detailed job pack: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/about-us/vacancies/ 

[Posted 5 January 2022 - Closing date 9 February 2022 at 12 noon]


Choir leader wanted for Springer Nature Singers recreational choir - weekly lunchtime slot, London. SN Singers is a recreational choir that meets (virtually at the moment) every Wednesday lunchtime for an hour at 12:00 noon (GMT). Whilst singing virtually via Zoom we have reduced this to 45 minutes. We currently have colleagues joining from Europe, but need our new leader to join practice sessions at our King’s Cross office post-pandemic. We divide the year into 3 terms of 10-11 weeks each with a half term break, and take the summer off.

We are a fun choir of mixed levels and abilities with enough singers for SATB. Some read music but it’s important for our leader to adapt to those who need to learn songs by ear. As a Virtual Choir, this requires backing recordings/YouTube versions and piano accompaniment. We enjoy a variety of styles including pop, gospel, musicals and folk. 

When we can sing again in person at our London office, we are keen to perform 2 or 3 times a year; as a Virtual Choir, we also aim to record at least 3 or 4 songs per year, including a Christmas song designed to be shared at our annual office party (examples of our previous work: The Wellerman, With a Little Help from my Friends, Merry Christmas Everyone).

We offer £50 per hour for a Musical Director with extra funding per term to cover music booklets, creating audio and video and external performance with accompanist.

If you are interested in this role we will be holding informal virtual interviews/auditions in January/February 2022 and would then initially appoint for a one-term trial before agreeing a permanent contract. Wednesday lunchtime preferred, some flexibility if needed but we are not an evening choir.

Further information is available online; if you are interested in discussing this further, please email vanessa.hopkins@springernature.com; deborah.anthony@springernature.com and fiona.gillespie@springernature.com before 31 January 2022

[Posted 5 January 2022 - Closing date 31st January 2022]


Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir are looking to recruit a conductor/musical director. The choir is a well-established and active choir with over 30 members. We sing locally in Hertfordshire and have raised funds for many charitable causes in the area. We have also performed further afield on tour in the UK and in Europe. The choir has a wide ranging repertoire including well known pop numbers, songs from the shows, classical arrangements and traditional male voice classics including some in Welsh. The choir currently rehearses once a week on a Thursday in Welwyn Garden City. The choir is now looking to recruit a conductor who can maintain our heritage and at the same time can lead the choir in new musical areas. The choir has an active organising team which allows the conductor to focus on musical leadership. It also has excellent support from other talented musicians who accompany the choir and contribute with some conducting support.  The choir has traditionally provided some financial support for the conductor by way of an annual honorarium and would be happy to discuss financial arrangements. In the first instance, call to discuss on 07768 237538.

[Posted 20 December 2021 - Closing date 31st March 2022]


Music Director - Atheneum Singers. A vacancy has arisen for a Musical Director for The Athenaeum Singers following the forthcoming re-location of our present MD, Timothy Coleman, to Edinburgh. It is anticipated that the new MD will start in September 2022.  We are a friendly and enthusiastic, non-auditioned SATB choir of about 60 adult members and are keen to attract new members. We rehearse weekly in term time with a resident accompanist. We currently perform 2/3 concerts a year, held in a local church. At present we perform a range of sacred and secular choral works and enjoy new challenges. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm in Christ Church, Weymouth Street, Warminster, BA12 9NS. Please visit our website http://athenaeumsingers.com for full job description, person specification and further information about the choir. The successful applicant would be engaged on a self-employed basis, being responsible for their own Tax and NI contributions. The Athenaeum Singers is committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and the elderly. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check where appropriate.

Please send CV and supporting statement together with details of two referees by 1st February 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for audition and interview early March 2022. For further details please contact Jenny King, Secretary email: athsingers19@gmail.com

[Posted 14 December 2021 - Closing date 1st February 2022]


The Lowton, Golborne, Newton (LGN) Community choir, based in the North West, is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic MD to lead this inclusive, 80+ strong SATB choir as from April 2022 at the latest. Although an academic qualification in music would be desirable, suitable experience would also be considered appropriate for the right candidate.

Good interpersonal skills are essential so that our strong ethos of singing for ‘fun and friendship can be maintained amongst its loyal and enthusiastic members. We meet on a Wednesday evening in Newton-le Willows from 7.30-9.30pm and sing a wide range of musical genres from Mozart to Snow Patrol!  There are two good sized rehearsal spaces and two accompanists as well as a hard working committee who take on all aspects of administration & organisation of the choir both musically and socially. Typically, we undertake around three concerts in a year as well as singing at carol services and other community events.

This is a paid post with a negotiable contract fee commensurate to qualification and experience. If you are interested in applying and /or would like further details about our choir please contact our Chair on 01942 719023 or email mjfowler@blueyonder.co.uk.

[Posted 7 December 2021 - Closing date 31 January 2022]


East Lancs Clarion Choir is looking for a new Musical Director (3 hrs weekly at MU rates in term time; additional hours for performances etc by negotiation). The ideal candidate will have experience of working with non-auditioned adult community choirs, will share our commitment to songs of social justice, peace, ecology, equality and solidarity,
and live in or relatively near Burnley.

We are also introducing an Apprentice Musical Director position to offer an opportunity for young/inexperienced choir leaders who are starting out and might like to “shadow” more experienced leader/s.

We are a mixed, non-auditioned, choir from Burnley who meet weekly to sing in unaccompanied, 4 part harmony. The choir, formed in 1998, has its roots in the Clarion tradition of singing as a part of radical campaigning. We also love songs from many different cultures and sometimes old pop songs and silly stuff.

We would very much like to hear from both experienced Choir Leaders and ‘newcomers’ before the middle of December. Full information about our choir can be found on our website and further information about the posts is also available on our website or from Barbara Sanders @ Burnley@clarion-choir.co.uk

[Posted 29 November 2021]


Holmes Chapel Singers are seeking to appoint a new Musical Director. We are a small choir of around 30 singers (although we used to have 65) and we will try anything from Bach's B minor, to Todd's Mass in Blue, to G&S. We rehearse in the Methodist Church in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire (just off Jn. 18 of the M6) on Tuesdays at 8pm.Formed in 1985, we have only had two MDs. We are seeking to grow our numbers back, whilst maintaining the quality of performances. We usually perform 3 concerts every year.We will pay a fee to the successful candidate - who should have a background with a wide knowledge of music across the genres, vocal coaching techniques, and the enthusiasm to help us reach our goals. I will be very happy to discuss or provide more information, and will be delighted to receive applications from interested candidates by email at stevebest50@hotmail.com

[Posted 4 November 2021]


Stonehouse Community Choir are desperately in need of a Musical Director! We are a group of 30+ members of mixed ability and formed in October 2014. Our repertoire stretches from choral to contemporary with more than a passing fondness for musicals and pop songs from the 60s! We meet on a Monday evening from 7.00 to 9.00pm at St. Joseph's Church Hall in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 2DG.

Our previous Director was a lay clerk at Gloucester Cathedral and very much involved in their junior choir as well as pursuing her own choral career. In January of this year she had her first child and sadly for us parent duties now come first! In normal times we usually do a couple of 'friends and family' concerts a year and some Christmas performances in the town for charity and the local care homes.

We are a friendly group who perhaps won't stretch you to the limit but we are keen to learn and do our best. We have a very talented accompanist, mother to a family of professional classical musicians.  We did pay a fee of £40 to our previous MD and would be willing to discuss an affordable and appropriate amount with our new MD.

If this could be of any interest to you, please contact Olga Gibbons on Email: omg53@btinternet.com  Telephone: 01453 824332   Mobile:07549531850

[Posted 4 November 2021]


Musical Director required. Crescendo is a small a cappella SATB choir who have been meeting for over ten years in the south Oxfordshire area.  Repertoire currently includes a broad range of 20th century jazz, pop and close harmony, and we are open to new genres.  We have have recently lost our director of 8 years due to relocation, and are looking for someone who will take on an enthusiastic and competent bunch who love singing. The mood in rehearsals is generally casual but focused on quality of tuning and musicality, and we would welcome a leader to support us in our improvement.  Paid position. Healthy accounts. Practice venue is new and comfortable with reasonable acoustic.  Please contact Emily on 07977 452503 if interested in taking a trial rehearsal.

[Posted 1 November 2021]


Kingston U3A Singers are looking for a temporary conductor/accompanist for our choir who meet in Surbiton, Surrey on Thursday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Our current Choral Director is recovering in hospital and will not be available for several months. This has led to the cancelling of our Christmas concert but our rehearsals are continuing throughout. We have recently returned to our rehearsal venue after the Covid restrictions and are rebuilding our membership numbers, having been depleted by 50%. We are looking for a temporary conductor/accompanist who can maintain warm up exercises and keep our voices in trim for the duration and make our lives happy again on Thursday mornings! Although temporary this will be a paid position for a mutually agreed period. If interested do please contact Roger Dench at roger.dench@btinternet.com mor see our website

www.Kingston-U3A-Singers.com

[Posted 27 October 2021]


Love to Sing choir based in Woodbridge are looking for an assistant choir director to help lead and accompany rehearsals on a Thursday evening and occasional performances. Working closely with the musical Director/owner, you will collaborate on repertoire, training the choir vocally, developing their technical ability to get their absolute best. Choir is Satb and learn from music scores.

Applicant must be able to sing, play piano proficiently and conduct well. We cover a broad spectrum of music to suit all tastes. For further information contact Rachael at love2singchoir@gmail.com

[Posted 19 October 2021]


Music Director for the Bluelight Choir. Our amazing Music Director, Kate Sirs, has reluctantly decided to step down from her role. We are therefore seeking to appoint a Music Director to join our amazing team.

We are made up of emergency service and key workers from across the North East and we work hard to promote mental health and raise money for our chosen charities. We are a group of mixed abilities and experience and perform songs ranging from 2 part harmony to SATB arrangements. Our repertoire is mainly popular music and musical theatre, however we are open to suggestions! We need a strong music reader with piano skills competent enough to help teach new material. However most performances are to backing tracks We do a number of fundraising events each year for our chosen charities and as we are self-funded, we host a number of events to be able to keep us going.The vocal standard of our group has improved substantially over the years. We don’t expect perfection, but we work hard in and out of rehearsal. Technical abilities aside, we also need someone with an outgoing personality and a sense of humour. Rehearsals, for the members, are a time to forget the daily stresses of working in their chosen careers.

We rehearse every Thursday evening in/near Washington, Tyne and Wear. Our Music Director will oversee all aspects of the choir, choosing programmes, developing musical repertoire, finding resources to help singers learn their music, distribute music, keep track of ensemble balance and coordinate the artistic vision of collaborative performances.You will be supported by our hard-working Committee members who will support you to ensure the choir runs smoothly and members are informed. Ideally, our Music Director will be an active member of the community and have a real passion for giving back to the communities we serve. A big part of our choir is that we have fun, share the ups and downs of life, eat lots of cake and we would welcome a new member of the team to do the same.

The Recruitment Process: It is really important to all our members that our Music Director is a team player and as such, we will ask that you hold a one-hour introduction session with the members prior to demonstrate your style. As we are a charity, we don’t have a lot of money spare so whilst this is a paid position, the monetary value is modest. For more information or to apply for the role, please contact Kate Sirs on 07734 254476. Website: https://bluelightchoir.carrd.co

[Posted 21 October 2021]


The Newton Stewart Singers in south west Scotland seeks a new conductor/musical director for 2022. We are a choir of 20-25 singers, SATB, who perform two main concerts a year, Christmas and spring. In the past we have sung Brahms and Durufle requiems and other major works, plus many shorter pieces by Gjeilo, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Esenvalds and others. We rehearse in Newton Stewart on Tuesday evening, 7.30-9.30pm. Fee negotiable. If interested please contact our secretary Christina Montgomery at chrism227@btinternet.com

[Posted 23 September 2021]


Cantilena, a mixed-voice choir of 25-30 members founded in 1987 is seeking a new Musical Director. We are based in Broadclyst, east of Exeter, where we rehearse in the parish church on Thursday evenings during school terms. We thrive on variety and have sung and will sing anything from the 16th century to the present day, in just about any style, accompanied and a cappella.  We are happy to be taken in new directions, as well as singing some of the more traditional repertoire. Hannah Stephenson, our Musical Director since 2015, is standing down in October 2021 to devote more time to her job as music teacher at Ivybridge Community College, and to her young family. Under Hannah’s guidance we have developed our musical skills and expanded the choir’s repertoire, and we are looking to appoint a new Musical Director who will help us to continue developing and improving as a choir.

Job description

We look to the Musical Director to:

•  prepare and lead rehearsals, and to prepare the choir to its best ability for public performance.
•  choose the music for concerts, on a theme agreed with the committee, while bearing in mind suggestions that may come from choir/committee members.  Ultimately, the final choice belongs to the MD.
•  use their expertise to raise/maintain a high standard, and teach 'best practice' and technique, so that Cantilena achieves its full potential, while also encouraging the less confident.
•  for tours/visits to other choirs, prepare the choir for the planned concerts, as agreed by the host choir/promoter.

We do not currently have an accompanist for rehearsals but funds could be made available if a suitable accompanist can be found.

Commitments

  • a 2-hour rehearsal each week (currently Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm) during school terms
  • at least 3 concerts per year, with extra rehearsals as necessary
  • the committee meets about 6 times a year, usually immediately before a Thursday rehearsal. The MD is welcome to attend committee meetings but we recognise that this is not always possible.

Remuneration

Our current remuneration is £60 per 2-hour rehearsal, with additional payment pro rata for extra rehearsals and concerts. We are happy to agree reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses.

Appointment process

If you would like to discuss the post informally please contact us using the link on our website (www.cantilenadevon.co.uk) or by emailing us at cantilenadevon@gmail.com, with details of when and how we can contact you. For a formal application we would ask for a brief CV and the names of two referees. We will arrange an interview with members of our committee and, if it seems appropriate, an audition rehearsal with the choir.

We would like the appointment to start from mid-October 2021 or as soon thereafter as possible, with dates as follows:

  • Closing date for applications: Saturday 9 October
  • Interviews: date to be arranged in the week beginning 11 October
  • Audition rehearsals: Thursday 21 October

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and will be initially for 6 months, subject to confirmation by mutual agreement thereafter. Once confirmed, the appointment may be terminated by 3 months’ notice on either side.

[Posted 20 September 2021]


Blockley Ladies Choir are seeking a Musical Director.  We are an amateur, non-auditioning choir of 25 - 30 members which has been singing for over thirty years!  Not all of us read music but we all really enjoy singing a wide range of music genres and we have an excellent accompanist. Blockley is a very picturesque village in the North Cotswolds near to Moreton-in-Marsh.  We usually put on two concerts a year but we are just starting back after Covid restrictions.

Any enquiries to Sylvia Hemming on 07743 306 860 or sylvia_hemming@hotmail.com

[Posted 11 September 2021]


Thornhill Community Choir are looking for a new MD following the retirement of our previous MD during COVID. We are hoping to recruit an experienced Choir Leader to work currently with our 20 or so Adult Members and children . Someone who plays the piano is preferred. We like to sing popular songs and music from the shows as well as some religious works – working towards Part- singing. From October 2021 in term time. Normally Wednesdays a t4.15 until 5.30. You will be Self Employed and DBS check will be required. Fee is up to £45 per session and includes the time for preparation for the right person and there is a Budget for Music. A time for making new friends and new skills through the love of Singing. There may be further opportunities to form a Children’s Choir. For more information call Brian on 07947722385 or send CV to brian.pearson@thornhillparishchurch.org.uk

[Posted 11 September 2021]


Choir Leader - St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, Surrey. St Peter’s Limpsfield is seeking a new paid choir leader for its main Sunday service at 10am. St Peter’s is an Anglican Parish Church in the beautiful village of Limpsfield in Surrey, with a strong musical heritage. The successful applicant would be required to work closely with the Rector and Organist to inspire our worship through music. We have a more informal service with a small music group that leads the worship on the first Sunday of the month, so this post would be to lead the regular choir on all other Sundays, including other special services for Festivals and Feast days. Rehearsal day and time negotiable. Renumeration at RSCM rates. Enquiries to the Rector, Rev Helen Cook stpeterschurch.lttm@gmail.com

[Posted 28 Aug 2021]


Newbury Chamber Choir is seeking a conductor from January 2022.  We are a choir of about 40 singers and have performed music from across ten centuries.  We have wide experience in singing early music and usually perform with a period instrument ensemble and young professional soloists.  We have had several pieces written for us and our previous conductor arranged several larger works for chamber choir and ensemble.  We rehearse for about 40 weeks a year and give three or four concerts a year in Newbury and nearby villages.  Please contact secretary@newburychamberchoir.co.uk

[Posted 16 Aug 2021]


Derby A Cappella are looking for an energetic and dedicated Musical Director to share our enthusiasm for singing in four part harmony. We are an enthusiastic and friendly men's chorus who aim to build on the work achieved over seven years with our current MD, who wishes to step down and re-join the baritones. The chorus has been together for 14 years, performing for a variety of audiences as well as taking part in a number of local music festivals and, periodically, performing at the British Association of Barbershop Singers' Convention. We are proud of our ability to entertain and greatly enjoy supporting local community events as well as raising money for charity. In 2019 the group raised over £3,000 for Prostate Cancer U.K. and, in the absence of singing opportunities in 2020, donated a total of £750 from its reserves to three local charities. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings for most of the year in a community centre on the edge of Derby. If you would like to know more please contact DACnewMD@gmail.com

[Posted 01 Aug 2021]


Swansea Male Choir have a vacancy for a Musical Director. Manselton & District Male Choir which was formed in 1946 took the decision to change it's name to The Swansea Male Choir to widen the scope for both recruitment and the increasing size of the community. Our M.D.has decided to move on which creates a vacancy for a suitably experienced person to take the choir forward. Our repertoire is quite considerable ranging from the traditional Welsh pieces to the more modern style of music. The choir has been lucky to be invited to concerts both abroad and joint concerts across the U.K. Unfortunately because of the present Covid 19 situation our diary which included several wedding engagements and charity concerts for our community have either been cancelled or postponed.

The successful applicant will need to uphold the tradition of the Welsh choir along with any suitable modern arrangements. Remuneration will be paid on attendance for both concerts and rehearsals. Please forward your details, experience and qualifications to: Bill Eades, Secretary, Tel 07496 242501, email: bill.eades@sky.com

[Posted 2 June 2021]


Musical Director – West Sussex Philharmonic Choir. An enthusiastic and inspirational Musical Director is required for an established choir in Horsham, West Sussex. The West Sussex Philharmonic Choir was founded over 40 years ago and today numbers around 75 non-auditioned members.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 8.00pm-10.00pm from September until the end of April at the Barn, Causeway, Horsham with the support of a professional accompanist.  We currently perform 2 concerts a year at St Mary’s Church, Causeway but would like to explore the possibility of extending our season until July to include a third concert under the new Musical Director.
The choir’s substantial repertoire is both sacred and secular and is taken from all the major classical composers, including modern pieces by Jenkins and Lauridsen.   We are keen to increase our membership and reach new audiences and the new Musical Director will play a key role in achieving these ambitions.
Essential requirements will be:

  • Extensive experience of leading rehearsals, teaching vocal techniques, developing the skills of choir members and promoting high standards of performance
  • A successful history of selecting and conducting professional soloists and orchestral players for concerts
  • Knowledge and experience of planning concert repertoire in conjunction with the committee to provide the variety and challenge which will enthuse choir members and audiences
  • Experience of working with music groups online and a willingness to engage with members and audiences on social media

Remuneration will be competitive and based on experience
Closing date for applications:  Friday 16th April
Please send expressions of interest and CVs to:  duncanbsmeaton@aol.co.uk
Visit the WSPC’s website:  www.westsussexphilharmonicchoir.org.uk

[Posted 11 March 2021


Corsham & Colerne Military Wives Choir are looking for a new Musical Director.  In normal circumstances we rehearse just outside Bath one evening a week.  We are looking for someone special to lead a group of special ladies.  Good solid experience of leading different choirs, able to teach music from different genres to ladies with varied singing abilities.   You must have confidence and expertise in a positive, supportive and empowering manner.  Experience of delivering results of a good standard to strict deadlines.  Desire and ability to support military families.  Experience of conducting a similar choir (in terms of size, standard and repertoire), or, if no experience, considerable and recognised training and qualifications (Degree, Grade 8 Singing, DipABRSM)

Desirable personal attributes: A dynamic and versatile conductor with appropriate directing, choir training and vocal coaching skills, and supportive and empathetic personality with a willingness to learn and understand the unique challenges of military life. Creative and thoughtful with a source of good ideas to move the choir forward. A calm and confident leadership style able to inspire confidence in others and maintain authority and last of all organised and reliable. This is a very exciting and rewarding role for the right person with lots of exciting opportunities.  You will belong to a huge network containing 75 fantastic choirs and be involved in some very exciting projects.  If you think you are the right person please apply with your CV and a cover letter of 2 A4 sides and send to Rachael at corshamandcolerne@militarywiveschoirs.org

[Posted 22 January 2021]


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

Part-time Piano Teacher and School Accompanist - Required for April 2022

The Peterborough School is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Teacher of Piano and a skilled individual to accompany congregational music to contribute to the School's thriving musical tradition.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and enhance the high standards of music tuition and musical activity on offer at The Peterborough School.

Music is a key strength of the School, with a wide range of opportunities for individual and ensemble performance, with an Orchestra, Chapel Choir and other choirs, and numerous other groups and bands.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our individual music teaching. Lessons are available on all orchestral instruments, with over 100 individual lessons offered weekly.

The department has an excellent academic record at GCSE and A Level.  Pupils sit Associated Board and Trinity Guildhall examinations each term with the majority achieving merits or distinctions.

The Peterborough School has a strong Christian foundation, and we are fortunate to have a Chapel to use for our concerts and events. A significant part of The Peterborough School music programme involves pupils participating in a number of public events in Cathedrals and other venues both locally and nationally.

The Music Department enjoys the use of a number of practice rooms and a classroom containing a full suite of computers equipped with the latest Sibelius software for use in composition and harmony classes.

We offer a competitive remuneration package in a welcoming, friendly environment within a beautiful setting.
 
The Peterborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

More details and an application form are available from the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website www.thepeterboroughschool.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022
Interviews: To be arranged

The Peterborough School
Thorpe Road
Peterborough
PE3 6AP

Email:  hr@tpsch.co.uk Tel:  01733 343357 for full job specification.

[Posted 25 January 2022 - Closing date 14 February 2022]


Accompanist required for Rossendale Male Voice Choir, Lancashire Founded in 1924, we perform and compete locally and nationally, sometimes internationally. We have a regular weekly rehearsal attendance of 40-45 men, singing a varied TTBB repertoire covering a wide range of traditional and contemporary pieces. The accompanists' duties would mainly include our regular 2hr weekly rehearsals, plus periodic performances and competitions. This year we have a major concert at the Bridgewater Hall, the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival and a number of other performances in our calendar. The choir has an extensive and proud history of Eisteddfod and many other competitions wins, along with BBC TV and Radio performances. Our new accompanist will play a major role in the preparations for and delivery of our exciting Centenary Celebration performances in 2024. For more details please visit the choir website www.rossendalemalevoicechoir.org.uk, or contact our secretary directly peter.beetham@hotmail.com. Mobile 07808 733892.

[Posted 10 January 2022 - Closing date 31 January 2022]


Brackley Male Voice Choir are seeking a new talented and enthusiastic accompanist. This role is available immediately.  Our rehearsals are held on a Wednesday evening from 7:30 through to 9pm and they take place at The Brackley Baptist Church, Waynflete Close in Brackley, Northamptonshire. We aim to deliver 3 concerts over the year and have our rehearsals during term-time only. The choir currently has around 25 regular members and we are looking to grow and develop during the coming year. Our repertoire is extremely varied and although being based around traditional male voice choir songs, we often sing modern songs and music from shows etc. 
We do not require members to audition for our choir. We are a welcoming group of people and aim to provide an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all of our members.

We are looking for a good sight-reader and sympathetic accompanist with some knowledge of a male voice choirs' repertoire. If possible, it would be advantageous if you were happy to take the occasional rehearsal as required. The position is offered on a freelance basis and is a paid position. Applications should be made to Mr Cecil Thompson (Chairman) via email at cecil.e.thompson@btopenworld.com or to Mr Shaun Humphries (MD) via email shaun_humphries@yahoo.co.uk or Telephone 07703 569294.

[Posted 5 Jnauary 2022]


Cor Meibion Maesteg a'r Cylch, (Maesteg Male Voice Choir) are seeking a new talented accompanist, a challenging but rewarding role which is available immediately. The choir is 40 to 45 strong and have been in existence since 1974 our repertoire being traditional and modern songs from the shows etc. We are a non-auditioning choir and pride ourselves on giving a welcoming and inclusive experience as well as having high musical standards. We have, since inception raised many thousands of pounds for charity and perform locally and nationally and have performed at the House of Commons Speakers apartments.

Rehearsals are held on a Thursday evening from 7 to 9pm at the Celtic club, Garth, Maesteg with some Tuesday evenings when there is an upcoming concert especially when our annual concert normally performed at the prestigious Maesteg Town Hall is due.
The  successful applicant must be an excellent and sympathetic accompanist with an extensive knowledge of a choirs repertoire, have advanced sight reading skills and be prepared and able to take the occasional rehearsal or sectional rehearsal and able to accompany soloists particularly in our annual concerts.

The ability to play the organ is desirable but not essential.
The position is offered on a freelance basis and payment by negotiation.
Applications with current CV should be made to Mr John Evans (Chairman) email suziejohn@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 0786902270

[Posted 29 December 2021]


Chipping Norton Choral Society seek a new accompanist. Our friendly choral society (established in 1926) is looking for a new accompanist. The choir, with 100 members and a regular turnout between 60 and 80, has enjoyed some remarkable challenges – recent examples including Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Britten’s Life of St Nicolas.

We are excited to have recently appointed Ben Goodall as our new Musical Director, taking over the reins from Peter Hunt who led the choir for the last 24 years.
There are no auditions as we believe that everyone can sing, and that with strong musical leadership and sufficient encouragement delivered with humour through engaging rehearsals, ordinary people can truly achieve extraordinary things. The choir’s exacting standards and our ambitious and wide-ranging repertoire are testament to that belief.

Members come from Chipping Norton and surrounding villages and we perform three concerts a year in the town and local churches, play a key role in the Music Festival and support local charities. We work with professional players and soloists, local musicians, excellent accompanists and young people from the county music service. A key partner is the Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra.

The Choral Society is seeking an outstanding rehearsal accompanist. The post is available from Spring 2022 and earlier if possible, and interested candidates will be asked to work with us at a rehearsal during February or March. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will reflect prevailing market rates. The choir is committed to a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory appointments procedure.

For more information about the choir, our repertoire and other information, and to download an application pack, visit : www.cncs.org.uk

[Posted 24 December 2021]


Bounds Green Community Choir North London. Accompanist wanted for Bowes Park Community Choir who meet on Thursday evenings 7.15 to 9.15. in Bounds Green School two minutes walk from Bounds Green tube station during term time.  Ideally we would like someone to start in January but realise this is very short notice so would consider appointing from the beginning of the next school term.  The choir has just passed its 11th Birthday and is a vibrant and important part of local peoples lives. Out Current Accompanist is leaving after eight years with us as she has moved to another part of London.  We are looking for either someone who has experience or just starting out on their career.  We sing a wide variety of music as befits a Community Choir ranging from folk, to pop to classical.   Pre coved we had 80 singers but are currently around 45 in number and have been singing socially distanced being extremely mindful of the dangers of contamination by singing!

We usually have three concerts a year and donate all profits to different charities.   We also sing carols at local community events at Christmas and, when it was allowed sang in the local tube station to raise money for charities. Our last accompanist sometimes took sessionals with either the men or the women for which there was additional payment but this is not a requirement for the post. We would ideally like to offer a terms trial to ensure that everyone is happy with the new appointment and they are happy with us.   

If you are interested in knowing more about this post please contact contact katefranzmann68@gmail.com for a chat.

[Posted 12 December 2021]


Organist and Assistant Director of Music required. St Thomas’ is the Parish Church of Brentwood, a vibrant Essex town situated on the new Elizabeth Line with easy access into central London. Music at the church is highly regarded by the congregation and throughout the Chelmsford Diocese and features four choirs, an organ and new choral scholarship scheme, the church orchestra, and a lunchtime concert series. The Organist and Assistant Director of Music will be expected to play the organ to a high standard for services, including accompanying the choir as required in services and rehearsals. There is some flexibility to allow the Organist and Assistant Director of Music conducting responsibilities either in unaccompanied music, or in lieu of the Director of Music. The organ is an impressive 3-manual instrument recently renovated by Nicholson & Co. Rehearsing regularly on Wednesday evenings, a combination of the choirs sings Mass and Evensong every Sunday.

In cooperation with the Director of Music, St Thomas’ Music Foundation, and the vicar there is a lot of support for the music department. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity to assist in the recovery from COVID and make t heir mark on an already flourishing musical tradition at St Thomas’. Start date:  1st January 2022.  Salaries in the region of: £7,000-£8,000 depending on the agreed roles and experience. Please contact brentwood.st.thomas.martyr@gmail.com for the job application pack or more information about the roles.

[Posted 1 November 2021]


Warrington Male Voice Choir is seeking an experienced accompanist, following our last accompanist leaving the area.  The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the Musical Director.  Experience is essential, both as a rehearsal accompanist and concert accompanist.  Whilst we take our rehearsal learning seriously, we have fun and laughter along the way.

We rehearse on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Alford Hall Sports and Social Club, in Warrington.The choir was formed in 1898, and we pride ourselves in being a community focused charity.  We currently have a membership of around 38 but are in the middle of a recruitment drive, having successfully recruited 7 new choristers within the last 8 weeks.  Our singers are of mixed abilities and a current age range of 34 to 95.  We perform a varied choral repertoire including sacred music, modern classics and songs from musical.

The choir aims to have at least one concert per month, but this is variable.  Our biggest concert every year is our Christmas Concert at the Parr Hall in Warrington, where we perform to an audience in excess of 800.  We have won many competitions over the years, the most recent one being the North Wales Choral Festival in November 2019.  We also enjoy going on tour, and over the years have visited countries such as Canada, Ireland, Isle of Man, Belgium and the Netherlands.  We will be planning a tour post COVID, as soon as we feel it is safe to do so for our members.

To apply for this position, please email your CV to Choir Secretary, Amanda Davies at secretarywmvc@hotmail.co.uk or post to Amanda Davies, Warrington Male Voice Choir, 28 Elaine Street, Warrington, WA1 3PX. Interviews / audition rehearsals will be early 2022. Competitive fee subject to negotiation.

[Posted 26 October 2021]


The Ely Concert Chamber Choir is seeking to appoint a new rehearsal accompanist from November 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The ideal candidate will be a confident pianist and good sight-reader; experience accompanying choirs would be a distinct advantage, as would be the ability to deputise for the Musical Director on occasion. Whilst the most important aspect of the position is accompanying our rehearsals, for the right candidate it would also be possible to accompany our concerts when these involve piano (or organ, but there is no need for non-organists to be deterred from applying as we can engage organists as needed). Fees are payable per rehearsal, and a separate concert fee would be paid as applicable. Rehearsals take place in central Ely on Thursday evenings from 8.00 – 9.45 during normal school term times. There are generally 3 – 4 concerts each season. Ely Consort is a well-established, auditioned and friendly chamber choir of around 40 singers; we sing a wide repertoire to a high standard. Please contact admin@elyconsort.org.uk for more information or to apply.

[Posted 20 October 2021]


Southampton Choral Society are seeking an Accompanist/Organist . The successful candidate will have appropriate qualifications and experience in accompanying choirs and/or solo singers at the piano, and be comfortable playing in all genres of choral music.  Our accompanist is expected to take part in  our concerts when appropriate, plus our annual workshop, and being an organist would also be desirable. Knowledge of singing technique, the ability to transpose and to share occasional split rehearsals as Repetiteur would also be useful. Southampton Choral Society is a friendly amateur choir of about eighty members, performing 3 or 4 concerts a year in various venues in the Southampton area, and its members also provide smaller groups such as our Celebration Choir for weddings, funerals, and other events, including Civic occasions. Concerts have included the Verdi Requiem, The Dream of Gerontius, (conducted by our Patron, Brian Kay), The Armed Man, and themed compilations, and more information on past concerts can be found on our website: www.southamptonchoralsociety.org.uk.  Our Musical Director Andrew Hayman is also a tenor soloist, lay clerk at Winchester Cathedral, and a music teacher.

We have collaborated with other local choirs and children’s choirs: notably, with a   grant from the BBC, the choir performed a new choral cantata about the abolition of slavery: ’Freedom’ by Ian Schofield. The Society presents awards to promising young local musicians, and has included performances by them at appropriate moments in our concerts.
Rehearsals take place at 7.15 pm on Monday evenings at St James Road Methodist Church, SO15 5HE, which is on a bus route, and it will be expected that the successful candidate lives within reasonable travelling distance. Fees: £80 per rehearsal, concert fee negotiable, depending on work required.  There will be an audition, and the chosen candidate will have a probationary period, to be arranged by mutual agreement. Applications by CV with a covering email should be sent to the General Secretary, Mrs Diana Barnes: secretary@southamptonchoralsociety.org.uk

[Posted 15 May 2021]


Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir seek an accompanist. We are a small group of friendly men who meet together every week to enjoy singing. The choir has been entertaining audiences and raising money for charities for nearly 80 years. The recent pandemic resulted in the choir not rehearsing for many months and during that time the position of ‘Choir Accompanist’ has become vacant.

The choir have now started rehearsals again and are seeking a pianist who will be available to play at the majority of their rehearsals which are held on Wednesday evenings from 7.15pm - 9.15pm at the Royal School Wolverhampton. The successful candidate will also be required to accompany the choir at concerts throughout the year. It is important the pianist is of at least Grade 6 standard and has good sight-reading skills. Applications from young pianists who seek to develop their accompanying skills are particularly welcome. This is a paid position and the fee will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For more information contact:
Steve Winfield: (01902) 337990 / 07951 533963 stephen.win@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 17 September 2021]


Newbury Chamber Choir is looking for an accompanist starting in September 2021 if possible but in any event by January 2022. We sing and perform music from early music to pieces written specially for us.  We often perform with an ensemble and young professional soloists.  We have our own chamber organ.  We rehearse on a Tuesday evening for about 40 weeks a year mainly co-inciting with the school year. If interested please contact secretary@newburychamber choir.co.uk

[Posted 16 August 2021]

 


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

Dominic Lo is a young and enthusiastic Musical Director based in Finsbury Park, London. After graduation, Dominic found his experience coaching musical theatre ensembles to be invaluable as a choir leader. He has worked with experienced singers and amateurs alike and always pushes his groups for their best performances whilst still ensuring rehearsals are fun and exhilarating for choir members. He has run Singspiration Choir in Halifax, Tintagel Voices in Sheffield, Tuneless Choir in Ramsbottom, founded Bluebell Wood Singers in Rotherham and plays dep piano for the Kaos Signing Choir in London. Website: https://dominiclo.wixsite.com/dominiclomusician/choirs Email: dominiclo@hotmail.co.uk Mobile: 07835243335

 

Shari-Ann Bolton is an experienced Organist and Director of Music looking for a suitable position willing to relocate please contact me either shariann.bolton@gmail.com or Tel 07595484821

 

Tobias Patrick Wolf FRSA is an award-winning German conductor, composer, and educator. As Music Director of The King’s Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and a number of choirs in the North East of Scotland, he brings with his explosive energy the challenging repertoire to be performed at the highest level – here in the UK, but also as Guest Conductor on the European mainland and around the world. Tobias conducts at the University of Aberdeen and has taken part in a top 3 UK chart album with Royal wedding composer Professor Paul Mealor. He has appeared on Classic FM and on German radio and television. Only in his late twenties, he has performed around the globe, several times for the Royal family, including HM The Queen and HRH Prince Charles. Tobias is offering his services as Conductor or Music Director for both choirs and instrumental ensembles of any kind. Based in Aberdeen, enquiries welcome from all over Scotland. More information and contact: www.tpwolf.com

 

Daniel Collins is a professional singer and conductor, based between London and Milton Keynes, who is looking for conducting and choral directing work. He runs his own concert series in North London (http://www.musicfor.co.uk) and deps as a conductor in and around London alongside his busy schedule with The Sixteen. He is trained in choral and orchestral conducting, and is a conductor, singer, pianist and organist. Short term, flexible concert work/church work ideal to fit with work schedule: very happy to dep at the last minute. He has sung in cathedrals and London churches since he was a chorister, so is familiar with all types of liturgy. email: decmusic@gmail.com phone: 07880 705909

 

James Lloyd Thomas MA FRCO FTCL GTCL LRAM recently moved back to the UK after being DoM at Harrow International School Hong Kong and then Organist/Choirmaster at Nelson Cathedral NZ, seeks conducing and choral directing work in the Midlands area. Huge amount of experience with choirs of every shape and size, and in depth knowledge of the repertoire for youth, chamber and larger choirs and choral societies; also an experienced orchestral conductor. Has performed on radio and TV in three continents. Relaxed but purposeful approach and a sense of humour often apparent! Also works as an accompanist - organ, piano and harpsichord (has own instrument) For more details email James Thomas <jlt0031@gmail.com>

Dr Robin Harrison PhD BMus(Hons)/GradRNCM FNCM ARCO LTCL DipLCM PGCE(QTS) MISM is a trained by ABCD as a choral conductor and has directed Gospel, Pop, Classical, Church and Musical Theatre Choirs throughout his career, amateur and professional.  He is trained vocally (ongoing) by a Carnegie Hall Opera Soloist, also by a former Director of National Youth Choir of Great Britain and by a Nashville Pop Vocal Coach.  All styles are therefore part of his offering and to the highest levels.  Robin is conservatoire trained (RNCM), has piano, singing, organ and composition diplomas, and is an academy teacher for the Royal College of Organists. He has been Director of Music at leading independent schools in the UK and internationally, as well as having taught undergraduates at the RNCM.  His approach is entirely holistic.  www.the-maestro-online.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

 

My name is Elaine Cox.  I gained a Diploma in Choral Direction (equivalent) and I'm keen to acquire more conducting experience. Versatile and enthusiastic.  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: 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.

 

Ed Bonner 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

 

Stephen Partridge 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

 

David Oldfield Experienced professional choir trainer and RSCM examiner (RCO qualified) available for choir training/choral conducting work in Greater Portsmouth area. Email davidoldfield678@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01883 623728 07463 960905
Paolo Buttaboni 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 - Jobs Wanted
Paolo Buttaboni - Experienced, professional piano accompanist available: Classical, Choral, Gospel, Jazz and Musical. London-Greater London area.  Contact: Paolo 07826 439043  or pbuttaboni@yahoo.co.uk
John Eagles. Well-qualified and experienced organist and choirmaster (M.Mus, FRCO (DipCHD)) seeks position of Director of Music (or equivalent) at an Anglican church with potential for maintaining or developing a high standard of liturgical performance within the framework of a supportive and collaborative ministry. Preferred locations: north-west London, Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire borders. Please contact John EaglesTel: 01895 753271. Email: johnr.eagles@yahoo.co.uk
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
Gina Eason - Enthusiastic and capable lady organist and choir director with many years experience seeks both permanent position and opportunity to become a member of a team and church family  at church near her home in Dorking/Reigate area. Gina Eason email: keyboardistic@aol.com Tel: 01306611404
Choirs seeking Singers

Bass or Baritone position - St Nicolas (C of E) Church, Guildford, GU2 4AW. St Nicolas, Guildford, is looking for a Bass or Baritone to join our established Choral Foundation as soon as possible. As a quartet the Foundation Singers present an anthem, motet or mass setting each week and lead the volunteers of the mixed parish choir in a second anthem and other music. Applicants should be excellent singers and fluent sight readers, essentially singing as a section leader/soloist, so will need experience, vocal technique, and stamina.  The extensive repertoire ranges from plainsong and Tudor composers through to 21st C compositions. Experience of singing in a choral ensemble of professional standard and a good working knowledge of the Anglican Choral repertoire would be desirable. There will be ample opportunity for small ensemble and solo work.

Choral music is a vital, integral, and highly valued part of the Anglo-Catholic worship at St Nicolas. Applicants should be sympathetic to the ethos and purposes of the Church’s Anglo-Catholic and Inclusive ministry. The choir sings for the Sunday 10am Mass, preceded by a 9.30 rehearsal.  The service is followed by a short rehearsal for the following week, which, for an additional fee, is sometimes extended to prepare for upcoming weeks. Foundation Singers are paid £50 per service, for an estimated £2600 pa. For further information please contact Rick Erickson, M.Mus., M.Th.S., Organist and Director of Music at music@saintnics.com. Applicants should send a covering letter and CV by 5pm on Monday 31 Jan. 2022.  Interview appointments will be arranged as soon as possible at mutual convenience at St Nicolas Church

[Posted 10 January - 31 January 2022]


Brackley Male Voice Choir are currently looking for more singers, particularly lower tenors to join us. Our rehearsals are held on a Wednesday evening from 7:30 through to 9pm and they take place at The Brackley Baptist Church, Waynflete Close in Brackley, Northamptonshire. We do not require members to audition for our choir. We are a welcoming group of people and aim to provide an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all of our members. For more details, please contact Shaun Humphries via email shaun_humphries@yahoo.co.uk or via telephone 07703 569294. Alternatively, visit our website: https://brackleymalevoicechoir.co.uk

[Posted 5 Januaray 2022]


Vacancy for a soprano in Chamber Choir – East Midlands (Loughborough). Viva La Musica is a chamber choir of 20 voices from Loughborough and the surrounding area. It performs a wide variety of sacred and secular repertoire, mostly 'a capella'. 
This is an auditioned choir and the repertoire sung is often challenging.  We require a high level of commitment from our singers, as well as expectation that members will have the time, ability and motivation to learn and practise music between rehearsals.
We meet in Loughborough fortnightly, on a Tuesday evening.  The vacancy has arisen for a soprano to start in the new year.   Please visit our website www.vivalamusica.org.uk and contact our Chairman  john.thawley@btinternet.com for more information and details about the audition procedure. 

[Closing date 31 January 2022]



New choir forming in Yorkshire Announcing an opportunity for male and female singers in the Airedale, Wharfedale, Washburn Valley, Nidderdale areas of Yorkshire, to form a new choir which will give the première performance of Tristan and Iseult, a song-cycle version of the well-known Celtic legend, for 24-30 mixed voices in 8 parts. It includes opportunities for 5 soloists and a spoken narrator, as well as the chorus; all are accompanied by piano. Previous attempts to start rehearsing, earlier this year, were delayed because of the covid virus. However, the intention is to commence rehearsals next Spring (2022) and give the first performance during the Summer or early Autumn.  The rehearsal venue will be in Harrogate and the regular rehearsal night will be Thursdays.

Patrick Lee (the composer) and David Mawson (the accompanist) are looking for singers who can read music and do have some choral experience, can commit to weekly rehearsals and practice between rehearsals, may want to take on one of the five soloist roles (especially the title roles) and can transport themselves to and from rehearsals. The first performance of Tristan and Iseult will be one half of an evening’s entertainment. The other songs in the programme will include some well-known choral music from a range of styles as well as arrangements of songs created specifically for this ensemble. If you are interested in becoming part of this choral ensemble, Bespoke,  please  contact Patrick and David at tristan.iseult@btinternet.com between now and 7th February 2022.

[Posted 20 September 2021]]


]Sopranos and tenors wanted for Woking based Mosaic Chamber Choir. We are a small highly reputable, auditioned, chamber choir singing a full range of choral music, from small choral works (Vivaldi and Mozart), to modern choral pieces such as Whitacre, Parry, Emerson, McDowell. Please contact us on committee-mosaic@googlegroups.com or via our website mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 27 April 2021]]


Cambridge Voice Company is a chamber choir which formed in 2018.  We are looking for a handful of singers, particularly tenors and baritones to join us.  We run with a uniquely different format where the members receive 30 minutes of voice training before each rehearsal.  Our repertoire is a mix of sacred and secular and always chosen with the voice in mind. We rehearse at the Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge every Thursday from 7.00pm - 9.00pm.  For more details, please contact cambridgevoicecompany@gmail.com

[Posted 30 September 2021]]


Sopranos and tenors wanted for Woking based Mosaic Chamber Choir. We are a small highly reputable, auditioned, chamber choir singing a full range of choral music, from small choral works (Vivaldi and Mozart), to modern choral pieces such as Whitacre, Parry, Emerson, McDowell. Please contact us on committee-mosaic@googlegroups.com or via our website mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 27 April 2021]]


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