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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Date : 31st December 2017

 




Conductors/Musical Directors

The Exon Singers seek a new Conductor and Artistic Director from Spring 2018, for this outstanding chamber choir of singers from all over the country that meets a couple of times a year, including an annual Festival in Devon at the end of July. We have a long track record in commissioning, recording and broadcasting. Please see our website for further details: https://exonsingers.org.uk/1777/appointment-conductor-artistic-director/

[Posted 9 December 2017 - Closing date Friday 15 December 2017. Audition/ interview 3 or 4 January 2018]


Applications are invited for the position of Music Director of Richmondshire Choral Society, a traditional medium-sized choral society, based in the delightful North Yorkshire market town of Richmond. Candidates should submit a letter of application and a CV, together with names and contact details for two referees, one professional and one personal. Applications should be sent preferably by email to secretary@richchoral.org.uk, or by post to the Choir Secretary, Mrs J. Wanless 56, Frenchgate, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7AG and must arrive on or before 31 January 2018. Short-listed candidates will be contacted before 7 February. Interviews and auditions will take place on 26 February. The appointment will commence at the start of the society’s financial year, 1 June 2018 with rehearsals commencing 10 September. Full information about the choir, the position and the appointment process is on the Richmondshire Choral Society website
www.richchoral.org.uk

[Posted 9 December 2017 - Closing date 31 January 2018]


The Albert Park Singers, a well established neighbourhood choir based in Abingdon, have an opening for Musical Director. The position is currently held by Ian Miles, who is permanently moving away from Abingdon next summer, so we are looking for someone to rehearse and conduct the choir from September 2018, after the school recess (and also next February if possible, during which Ian is taking an extended holiday). 

We are a relatively small non-auditioned adult choir of 25 members, of which five are male. We have established a four-part singing capability yet have retained a ‘singing for pleasure’ ethos and, under Ian Miles, we have focused on the challenge of presenting two or three community performances each year and in so doing we are developing a wide-ranging repertoire of both sacred and secular pieces, and from ancient English songs to block-busting 20th century stage musical medleys. Traditionally our rehearsals takes place from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on a Monday evening in the church hall of St Michael’s in Abingdon (but with no connection to the church choir). We have a top class pianist to accompany us during rehearsals and performances.

I hope the above gives you a feeling for our choir and that you might be interested in taking on the position of Musical Director. For more detail please email Anne Green anne.green@zen.co.uk

[Posted 5 December 2017]


Christ Church, East Sheen (part of the Mortlake with East Sheen team ministry in south west London) is seeking an enthusiastic, talented and able musician to take up the post of Director of Music. The position will involve playing the organ at services and the exciting opportunity to develop a new choir, as part of a varied programme of musical activities and events with which to attract and engage the local community.. The successful applicant will be an outstanding organist, expected to play a range of traditional and modern worship music to accompany our Sunday services. In addition, he or she should feel confident in assembling and managing an ‘all-age’ choir and compiling and managing the wider musical programme. The post would suit a positive, energetic and creative person with a sound musical background embracing different musical styles and the willingness to take a lead role in connecting Christ Church with its local community using music. There will be a focus on encouraging younger members to join the new choir, drawing from the large number of young families in the area. The Director of Music will be employed by the PCC that serves the Team Ministry as a whole, but will be assigned exclusively to Christ Church, and will be paid according to the scale set by the Royal School of Church Music.

This appointment will play a decisive part in delivering our Mission Action Plan at Christ Church, and we warmly encourage all suitable candidates to apply.

For more information, including a Job Description (which details remuneration and fees) and Person Specification, contact the Vicar, the Revd David Guest: davidguest.christchurch@gmail.com - Interviews: January 20th, 2018


[Posted 29 November 2017 - Closing date for applications: 5 January 2018]


Wargrave Community Choir is looking for a creative and experienced Musical Director to take over our 50 members mixed community choir in early January 2018. Our current MD Nicky Jerrome is moving house out the area. Wargrave Community Choir is growing every week and currently has 12 men and 42 women members. They have been together for almost a year. They meet on Tuesday evenings 8-9pm In Wargrave, Reading, RG10  (during school terms).  MD Renumeration offered at £60.00 per session. Picture gallery & recent videos at www.wargravecommunitychoir.co.uk. We sing in 5 parts and perform 2-3 times a year, next big performance is on 15th July 2018 - Henley Regatta. We sing a mix of modern songs;  recently; Lean on Me, Elbow’s ‘One Day Like This’, A Whiter Shade of Pale, Hallelujah, Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’, Scarborough Fair and Don’t Stop Me Now. All finance, administration & website is already managed by Choir’s Founder. Please email enquiries & CV to Mrs Kirsty Andrew info@wargravecommunitychoir.co.uk

[Posted 23 November 2017 - Closing date 15 December 2017]


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

[Posted 16 November 2017]


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

[Posted 14 November 2017]

 


Ludlow Choral Society will be appointing a conductor / music director to commence in January 2019. This SATB choir currently has over 100 members and there are no auditions. Founded in 1858, the Society has a long history, but is also open to new ideas and aspires to improve and develop into the future. Recent performances have included works from the traditional choral repertoire, more modern pieces and new commissions.  Please see the Society’s website:  http://www.ludlowchoral.org.uk./
Further information including a detailed person specification is available and should be obtained from
 secretary@ludlowchoral.org.uk

[Posted 13 November 2017 - Closing date 15th December 2017]


Churchill Singers, our experienced, friendly SSAATTBB chamber choir of 20 singers seeks a new Musical Director/Accompanist.  Churchill Singers have sung together for several years and have a very varied repertoire of secular and sacred music from Monteverdi to Lauridsen via folk songs and pop to Elgar and Byrd. We rehearse on Thursday evenings and put on several concerts each year. We have a link with a choir in Cologne Germany and have had several very successful exchange visits. We are very keen to expand our repertoire further and develop under a new Director.
For further details please ring Steve on 07776037590

[Posted 13 November 2017 - Closing date 12th January 2018]


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

[Posted 7 November 2017]


Musical Director required - Avon Harmony is a Ladies’ Barbershop Chorus, established in 1975, and a founder member of LABB. The Chorus meets to rehearse weekly, throughout the year, on Thursday evenings, at Fairfield High School in Bristol, which is close to M32 J2. Our Musical Director for the last five years, Alexander de Bruin, has moved away, is unable to continue leading us. We are looking for a dynamic person, ideally with barbershop experience, to lead us, and we are h...appy to support somebody who is new to directing, but wishes to develop their skills in this area. Alternatively, an experienced director of another genre, who is willing to learn about barbershop, may well be the right person for this post.

At present, the chorus is small, with just 20 members. We expect to enter the LABBS Chorus Competition in October most years, and try to gain competition experience at local music festivals. We also aim to produce one concert a year, usually with a supporting act, and look for opportunities to sing at small local events.
Our members are friendly and welcoming, supportive of each other and our MD; we enjoy our rehearsals, and are keen to improve our singing and performance skills. If you would like to meet the chorus and apply, please contact the Chair
, jackieboffin@yahoo.com

[Posted 6 November 2017]


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

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

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

info@nccgb.com
Tel: 07894021279

[Posted 1 November 2017 - Closing date 5 January 2018]


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

[Posted 1 November 2017]


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

[Posted 1 November 2017]


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

Renumeration within RSCM guidelines plus fees from occasional services.

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

[Posted 29 October 2017]


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

[Posted 22 October 2017]


 

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

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

[Posted 20 October 2017]


 

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

The Musical Director will be responsible for:

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

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

3 . Developing the choral singing skills of the choir.

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

5. Selection of accompanist.

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

7. Directing three or four concerts each year.

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

9. There will be an honorarium for this post.

Person Specification

1. Must have experience of choral conducting.

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

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

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

5. Be an able rehearsal pianist.

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

7. Able to work with a committee.

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

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

[Posted 12 October 2017]


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

Applications to lauragerlis@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Oxford Youth Choirs is seeking a Director of Boys' Voices to succeed Rory McCleery (founder and director of the Marian Consort). Oxford Youth Choirs is a registered charity (founded by Richard Vendome in 1984) which provides vocal training for 150 children aged 4-18, who meet in six groups at the Cherwell School, Oxford OX2 7EE, on Saturday mornings 09.00-13.00 during term:

  1. Prep Choir 1 (mixed, ages 4-5)
  2. Prep Choir 2 (mixed, ages 6-7)
  3. Junior Boys' Choir (ages 6-8)
  4. Boys' Choir (ages 9-12)
  5. Junior Girls' Choir (ages 8-11)
  6. Senior Girls' Choir "Oxford Girls' Choir" (ages 11-18)

The Director of Boys' Voices will train the Junior Boys' and Boys' Choirs (3 and 4 above), and be encouraged to establish a new Senior Boys' Choir for broken voices, with the possibility of offering individual singing lessons outside choir time. The Senior Boys' Choir would provide the same kind of training as the Oxford Girls' Choir, and might collaborate with the girls when a mixed choir is needed.  Membership of the DBS update scheme is required.

Our boys' choirs provide a lively alternative to the church music tradition for boys who want to sing, but also have a good track record in preparing boys who go on to sing in collegiate or cathedral choirs. As is the case with our girls' choirs, some former members now pursue professional singing careers.

The Director of Boys' Voices should have:

  • experience as a choral animateur
  • ability to motivate and inspire
  • good class discipline skills
  • singing, keyboard and conducting skills
  • experience of the boy's changing voice
  • comprehensive knowledge of appropriate repertoire
  • ability to respond to enquiries quickly and efficiently
  • confidence in dealing with parents
  • willingness to undertake continuing professional development

Hours and remuneration: 2.25 hours per week on Saturday mornings during school term for up to 36 weeks a year.  With the establishment of a Senior Boys' Choir this could increase to 4 hours a week.  Remuneration is £36 per hour.  Additional fees are paid for concerts.  Please apply by email enclosing CV and covering letter to the Administrator, Ann Lingas (contact.oxfordyouthchoirs@gmail.com)

[Posted 6 October 2017 - Closing date 27th October 2017]


 
 

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

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

[Posted 24 September 2017]


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



[Posted 11 September 2017]


New Musical Director for Noteworthy Voices. Noteworthy Voices is a is a small choir of 21 members, currently singing solely acapella Music. We are looking for a new musical director with effect from February 2018. Noteworthy meets on a Monday night in Eastbourne, East Sussex from 7-9pm and sings on average 3/4 concerts per year; rehearsing on average 8/9 times for each concert. Fees are £55 per rehearsal, plus additional fees for concerts. Further details upon application. Closing date for applications is 30/09/2017. Those applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to attend a formal interview and then invited to direct part of a choir rehearsal.
Please email Zoe Harris at noteworthyvoiceseastbourne@gmail.com for further information or, if you wish to make an application, please forward your CV and a covering letter. More information about the choir can be found the website www.noteworthyvoices.co.uk

[Posted 11 September 2017]


Southend Festival Chorus is a large, well-established, mixed-voice choir based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We are looking for a Musical Director from January 2018. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:45pm at St Peter’s Church, Eastbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, SSO OQF, for approximately 33 weeks per year, to prepare for 3 or 4 concerts. Remuneration is in the region of £5 000 per annum. Those applicants shortlisted will be asked to attend an interview and, if successful, to direct part of a choir rehearsal. Interview dates will be 16th & 17th October 2017 and the auditions will be 1st & 8th November 2017.
Please contact the secretary, Jess Ellis, at jess_ellis@btinternet.com For more information about the choir, please visit our website at www.southendfestivalchorus.org.uk or our Facebook page.

[Posted 4 September 2017]


Framlingham Earl Singers, Norfolk, need to replace our valued Musical Director who will retire at the end of this year. Our MD has been very ambitious for our 50 member community choir. We have benefited by singing a wide range of music and enjoyed the exciting experience of working with an orchestra at one of our concerts each year.
We are looking for 2 people who are able to offer continued progress with this enthusiastic and happy choir from a firm foundation laid by our MD. Please ask for details from:- Amanda Lockett; e-mail amandalockett@btinternet.com; Mob: 07775777404 or Melanie Belmont; e-mail jimbelmont@outlook.com; Tel: 01603 622199

Please look on our website www.framinghamearlsingers.co.uk

[Posted 4 September 2017]


Thameside Harmony Chorus - A small group of 18 committed and enthusiastic Barbershop Singers invites you to be our Musical Director. Rehearsing on Wednesday evenings in Hampton (London TW12), 2016 was our 30th Anniversary year. We offer you the opportunity to bring us your insights and inspiration and join us as we further develop our musical potential together.

For an informal chat contact our Chair person, Christine Cannon:Email: cm04cannon@yahoo.co,ukLandline: 0208 979 6233

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Halstead and District Choral Society in North Essex are looking for a Musical Director to lead our choir which has just celebrated its 60th anniversary.  We meet on a Monday evening 7.30p.m. to 9.30 p.m. from September to June. We perform four concerts each year in the local area. More information about the choir and an application pack is available on our website halsteadchoral.co.uk  or from Sue Bennett on s.bennett123.bennett@btinternet.com.

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Parnham Voices, a 20-strong amateur a cappella chamber choir based in Beaminster, West Dorset, invite applications for the post of Music Director.  The choir has been established for almost 15 years and sings sacred and secular repertoire from the 16th to the 21st century, in venues across Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.  Our MD has retired after five years and we are seeking a replacement to begin in September.

Choir rehearsals take place in Beaminster on Monday evenings (7.30-9.30pm) from January to May and September to early December, and we are able to offer an honorarium. Please send CVs to pvc@alfx.com.  Our website www.parnhamvoices.org.uk has details of recent performances and repertoire, as well as recordings

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Brampton Chamber Choir is seeking a Musical Director from January 2018. The choir numbers around 25 and rehearses on a Sunday evening in Brampton Methodist Church.

The Choir performs three main concerts a year – generally Christmas, Easter and Summer – as well as a patrons’ concert (in either early summer or autumn) to which patrons of the Choir are admitted free, and others can attend for a small charge. The Choir’s Easter and Summer concerts are often repeated in another venue. This summer, for instance, we performed in Kirkhaugh near Alston and in Brampton and at Easter in Brampton and Carlisle.

The Choir’s main musical focus is early Renaissance polyphony with the balance of programmes leaning towards this period. The Choir wishes this to continue to be the case as, we have found, do our audiences. In recent years, however, the Choir has performed music from other periods alongside our more familiar repertoire and is happy to continue so doing. Programmes have included works by Seiber, Pärt, Vaughan-Williams, Gjeilo, Fauré, Elgar and Lauridsen as well as compositions by Jerry King, our outgoing Musical Director, and Martin Johnson, one of our tenors.

After seven years, during which he has achieved a great deal with the Choir, Jerry King is moving to pastures new and the Choir is seeking a highly competent musician, preferably with proven experience of conducting, to lead and develop the Choir.

The Musical Director is responsible for programming and conducting concerts, producing programme notes, and all matters pertaining to the musical direction of the choir, for rehearsing the choir and leading it in the exploration and interpretation of the music to be sung. The Choir does not employ an accompanist, so some measure of keyboard skills would be required for rehearsal purposes. The Musical Director would also be required to liaise with the Brampton Consort (a group of five Choir members which undertakes its own performances in addition to contributing to the Choir’s concert programmes).

The Choir is administered by a Committee of which the Musical Director is an ex officio member. Much business is conducted by email but the Committee generally meets at least once per term; the Musical Director would be required to attend all Committee meetings. The Committee is comprised of a Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Consort Representative, Choir Representative and two other members whose responsibilities include publicity and programme production.

Further details and information can be obtained from Janet Davies by email (jdaviesdomi@talktalk.net ) or telephone (01434 321063). Additional information about the Choir can be found at http://www.bramptonchamberchoir.org.uk 

The appointment will commence in January 2018 although decisions on music for the Easter concert would need to be made prior to that date.

Terms: £100 per term to cover the devising of the programme, and arrangements for the concert(s) in conjunction with committee members, plus £35 per two-hour rehearsal

[Posted 24 July 2017]


The Knights of Harmony a men’s’ a cappella chorus are seeking a new chorus director to lead us further on our musical journey. The Knights regularly compete at national competition and have never been out of the top 15 in the country; we are the current top barbershop chorus in Bucks. We meet in Chesham each week on a Thursday night.

Our new director will ideally have experience in directing, but not necessarily in the barbershop style. Further information, or for an informal chat, please contact the chairman (chairman@knightsofharmony.org.uk) or call 07866 685424

[Posted 21 July 2017]


AFO Choir East Yorks and Lincs are looking for a leader for our existing Grimsby/Cleethorpes choir on a Monday evening starting September. Run your own choir as part of an expanding network of choirs, using our tried and tested teaching methods. Part time 2/3 hours a week. Run around your existing job, fit in with family life and rewarding pay structure that can grows with you.

We also offer further opportunities for expansion into further areas should you wish to increase your income and passion for singing.

All your resources provided, everything you need week on week to be an adored choir leader. You will need your own transport, keyboard, Small AMP/PA and head Mic. Purchase Assistance/Plan offered.

Join an organisation that empowers choir members to really sing loud and proud in our non audition choirs that offer fun friendship joy and belonging. We actively support well being through our weekly singing workshop style sessions. Mums take note, No sessions during school holidays. Share your gifts with us and your choir members. Apply now and tell us why you want to join our team.

SKILLS - We are looking for, sight reading or ear trained Singer/Keyboard musicians with performance experience. We provide a paid training package and once your up and running, we take the load of running your own choir away from you, in providing full background admin support and everything you need to be able to run your own All For One Choir and all with a minimum excellent guaranteed salary. Your members become part of a network of choirs running under our umbrella ethos and guidance.

Get in touch with your CV to music@allforonechoir.com or call 01469 208406 for a chat at Head Office.

[Posted 21 July 2017]


Nidderdale Community Choir are looking for a new Musical Director from September 2017.  As well as good all round musical skills, The candidate should have good communication skills, enthusiasm and patience.  We are a mixed ability choir with 20+ regular attendees meeting every Thursday evening in term time from 7-9pm in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Our repertoire includes an eclectic mix of popular music, folk, gospel and show tunes, usually in three parts. Playing the piano would be an advantage as we currently do not have a regular accompanist. Interested parties should contact the secretary on 07866 266585 or email carrollc@btinternet.com.

[Posted 17 July 2017]


Macclesfield Mydel Ladies Choir has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and committed Musical Director. We are a ladies choir who meet once per week on a Tuesday night at the Broken Cross Methodist Church.  We are a lively choir of around 25 or so members who rehearse once a week in Macclesfield from early September to late June.  We currently perform between 3 and 5 concerts a year and have a very varied repertoire including swing, jazz, popular, classical and traditional songs.  This year is our 70th birthday.  We are looking for someone who will continue the Mydel tradition but also to bring new ideas & enthusiasm to reinvigorate the choir. If someone is interested in the role I would like to invite them to send their CV to contact@mydelchoir.co.ukWe are planning to conduct an interview and mini rehearsal so they can get a feel about us and we can meet them.

[Posted 27 June 2017]


Musical Director, Worle Community Choir, Weston Super Mare, are looking for a reliable and skilled MD to take over the musical leadership of our amazing community choir of 65 members, commencing September 2017. Passion and enthusiasm are more important to us than extensive experience of choral conducting. If you are right for us we will work around your skills. We have a very talented piano accompanist.  Based in Weston Super Mare, rehearsals take place between 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm on Thursday nights throughout the year. We pay £50 for each 2 hour rehearsal and £100 per concert. We pay a negotiated fee for any musical arrangements. Ability to do musical arrangements is not, however, a necessary prerequisite of this post.

We perform two major concerts per year and many other community events. We also perform at Grove Park as part of the Weston Sunday afternoon concert programme. We achieved a Distinction at the Highbridge Music Festival. We are a registered charity. We are an established choir with a mixture of less experienced and more seasoned singers who enjoy working in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our genre is primarily contemporary and modern music. A joint concert with Weston Brass Band is planned for December 2nd 2017. To find out more details – please contact the secretary on raysaunders51@gmail.com or phone 07972909939. We would like to appoint by the end of July.

[Posted 27 June 2017]


Nelson Ladies Choir in Caerphilly County Borough will be seeking a Musical Director in the near future probably between September and December 2017. We are a small choir with 5 years experience. We have wide repertoire including modern, pop, classic and songs from the musicals. Mixed age group. Please apply to Secretary on e mail.  hazel.preestdavies@homecall.co.uk

[Posted 27 June 2017]


Musical Director for new SATB Performance Choir, London - Tongue & Groove is a new vocal group based in SE London. We, the founders, have all run successful local choirs and participated in theatrical performances for companies such as The Young Vic, The National Theatre, VoiceLab and Spitalfields Music Festival. We want to bring together the best bits of community singing and theatre to create a group that loves to sing, move and perform. Basically an adult Glee Club.  

We are looking for a Musical Director to take weekly rehearsals beginning in September. Tuesday nights (TBC) from 7pm to 9pm in East Dulwich, London SE22. Ideally you would have Musical Theatre experience and be able to MD an amateur, but talented, SATB choir with varying musical skills. Movement/choreography will to be an intrinsic part of Tongue & Groove, but it’s possible the MD could work with a choreographer if necessary.  

Please email us for a Job Description info@tongueandgroove.london  

[Posted 19 June 2017]


Kidwelly Festival Choir is seeking a new Musical Director. The successful applicant will be required to direct a Ladies Choir of 20+ members. The Choir first formed as a mixed choir some 35 years ago, and has only this year become a ladies choir. You would be able to take us forward on our new venture as a Ladies Choir. Our repertoire ranges from classical to modern pieces. Rehearsals will require the director to play the piano as we currently only has a pianist to play at events and concerts. We hope to remedy this soon. We meet at Siloam Chapel Kidwelly on Wednesday evenings.

The post carries a modest honorarium. Initial enquiries, please email wendy.signature1@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 7 June 2017]


The Liss Community Choir, founded in 2011, is looking for a new conductor from September, on the retirement of Margaret Gussman who has run it since it began. The successful applicant will need experience of singing, energy, imagination and a good sense of humour. The post carries a modest honorarium.

The Choir, with currently 50 members, meets on Wednesday evenings in Liss Infant School, by kind permission of the Head teacher. We have three terms of ten sessions each year. We have a good piano accompanist. It is an non-auditioned mixed choir, and performs two or three times a year, with the major concert in the summer that raises funds for local causes.

Repertoire has included songs from the shows, songs by the Beatles, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, as well as an occasional classical pieces. For further details, see the choir’s website: www.lisscommunitychoir.org.uk All interested in applying, please contact mhumphreyclark@hotmail.co.uk

 

[Posted 23 May 2017]


Wisborough Glee Singers need a Musical Director. We are a women’s choir of 28 singers based in Wisborough Green, West Sussex and we are in need of a new MD from September 2017. We love to sing popular music of different genres and eras to the best of our ability, while having fun! We fundraise for local charities and are especially keen to perform in support of local people and events. We meet on Tuesdays in term time 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Some of us read music and our MD provides audio tracks of our parts to help us practice between rehearsals. We sing music in two and three parts and use backing tracks for our accompaniment.

We would like a new MD who is friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging, who is skilled at selecting, and sometimes arranging, repertoire for us and who will conduct our local performances 3-4 times per year. This is a paid position.  If you are interested in the position please call 01403 585410 and ask for Hayley or Sarah.

[Posted 19 May 2017]


St Mary’s Parish Church Tetbury, Gloucestershire are urgently seeking a choirmaster/director of music. Essentially we require someone who can lead the choir for choir practice on Friday evenings and for Sunday morning services, monthly evensong and occasional mid week services,  choosing the music (in collaboration with the rector). A bonus would be if that person had the time and skills to be able to build up the choir (both in number and quality) and to develop a junior choir. There is an honorarium attached to this post.

For further information please contact Rev. Poppy Hughes on 01666 502333 email: poppy_hughes@hotmail.co.uk or Sue Thomas email s.j.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 11 May 2017]


Music Leadership, St. Mary's Plaistow (Bromley), Diocese of Rochester. St. Mary are looking for leadership across the range of traditional and contemporary opportunities in the life of its music. This is to develop the role of music in our mission to be at the heart of our community. The tradition is broadly central, but a range of styles of worship are used. We are looking for either:

A Director of Music - This will be a person who has the breadth to work across both the traditional expressions of organ and choir along with a less formal group of singers and instrumentalists.

or Choir Director and Contemporary Music Leader - We realise that our ambition may require a very rare set of gifts and instead seek to cover the work with two people who work closely together.

There are two Sunday services, a Thursday evening choir practice plus occasional midweek services. The leadership will cherish and develop the English choral tradition, which is much valued here, be able to recruit and train children and adults and widen our musical horizons, keeping abreast of more contemporary worship styles.

We have an experienced choir, an assistant organist and a very effective three manual pipeorgan originally built by William Hill. Remuneration: Director of Music £6,000 p.a., Choir Director £4,000 p.a., Contemporary Music Leader £2,000 p.a. Further details www.stmarys-bromley.org.uk/current-news/vacancy-director-of-music

[Posted 11 May 2017]


Magic Voices is looking for choir directors throughout the UK. Initially, we would ask you to cover at our existing choirs  as you learn our way of doing things (http://www.magicvoices.co.uk/locations.html)). You will need good piano/keyboard skills, your own equipment and a driving licence. But most importantly, you need great people skills and an ability to teach reasonably advanced arrangements to beginners and experienced members alike. Should you want to go on to running your own choirs, we will set those up for you once you (and us) are happy with our methods. Please note we have no choirs in London and no plans to open there. Please email andy@magicvoices.co.uk for more information.

[Posted 4 May 2017]


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

St Paul's church, Withington, Manchester wish to appoint an Organist / Director of Music to start June 2017.  St Paul’s has a strong tradition of choral music which has flourished over the last 10 years, with an excellent musical record. We are looking for an enthusiastic and imaginative musician to lead the music at our main Parish Eucharist on Sunday and to continue to develop the choir and music. The church is on the Wilmslow Road, a busy bus route, and is easily accessed from the city centre. The organ is a Viscount Physis digital threemanual and there is a grand piano. The church has a wonderful acoustic. 

 

For more information contact the Rector, Rev. Gisela Raines, 34 Mauldeth Road, Manchester M20 4WD email: revgisela@btinternet.com  Tel 0161-448 9431

 

[Posted 15 April 2017]


The Richard Hart Singers are looking to recruit a new Musical Director starting in September as our present incumbent is leaving us to take up a permanent position. We area small four part harmony choir based in Southport, Merseyside.  We are probably one of the oldest established choirs in the town and still have a couple of the original members singing with us.  We are a non-audition choir and enjoy singing a wide variety of music.  Our new MD must be able to accompany us on keyboard during rehearsals.  As we are completely self-funding, we can only offer a modest remuneration to the successful candidate.We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.45p.m. to 9.30p.m. during term times.  Please contact either Anne Hanley (Chairman) on anne.hanley89@gmail.com or Chris Theckston (Secretary) on ctheckston@btinternet.com  You can also find us on our Facebook page.

 

[Posted 30 March 2017]


YMCA Surbiton Community Choir is looking for a new instructor. Do you have experience of leading a community choir? Our fantastic YMCA Community Choir is made up of 25 people and meets on a Wednesday evening at YMCA Surbiton, 7pm-8.30pm. Please contact Katy Treharne either by email at katy.treharne@hotmail.co.uk or call 07976 869765 for more details.

[Posted 28 March 2017]


Lemon Tuesday is an all female choir, based in Rickmansworth. We are looking for a new Musical Director (paid role), as our current MD is having to leave for unexpected personal reasons. We are a committed and supportive group with a varied repertoire and a real love of singing. We rehearse on Tuesdays, 8pm - 10pm. Further details are on our website, https://lemontuesday.wildapricot.org/New-MD.

[Posted 27 March 2017]


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

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


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

[Posted 20 March 2017]


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

 

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

 

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

[Posted 20 March 2017]


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

[Posted 19 March 2017]


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

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

[Posted 14 March 2017]


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

 

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

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

 

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

 

[Posted 12 March 2017]


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

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

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

[Posted 9 March 2017]


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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

[Posted 15 February 2017]


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

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

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

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

[Posted 6 February 2017]


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

[Posted 27 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 27 January 2017]


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

[Posted 25 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 18 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

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

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


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

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

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


Elaine Cox gained a Diploma in Choral Direction and is seeking more experience conducting and rehearsing any type of music. Versatile and happy to take rehearsals to performance, or to conduct the musical instructions of other directors. Preferred area of operation is Reading / West Berkshire / South Oxfordshire. Accompanist needed where required. Honorarium or expenses only 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.


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


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

Coro Nuovo are looking for an accompanist to start February 2018.  The choir is semi pro and typically perform 2 or 3 concerts a year with only 3 or 4 rehearsals.  It is intensive but fun!  We are based in Mid Sussex and our Music Director is the international tenor, Andrew Rees.   Please contact us through the website for further information https://coronuovo.org.uk/contact/

[Posted 5 December 2017]


Harlow Chorus are seeking an accompanist to provide professional standard piano accompaniment at all term time Monday evening rehearsals of Harlow Chorus under the leadership of the Music Director. The role may also include accompanying the chorus (on piano or organ) at some concerts, workshops or other pre-aranged events.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
·        Attend all term time Monday evening rehearsals (+ occasional extra rehearsals on Wednesday/Thursday evenings and workshop days or other  pre-arranged events) and accompany the chorus as requested by the Music Director.
·        The provision of accompaniment or keyboard parts at some concerts and occasional events.
·        Promote the good name and reputation of Harlow Chorus.
DESIRABLE:
·        It would be an advantage to have experience of taking rehearsals (eg in the absence of the Musical Director) and occasional sectionals.
ACCOMPANIST SPECIFICATION:
·        A skilled pianist and/or organist; a sensitive accompanist with good sight-reading and score-reading skills, willing to prepare each work(s) in advance, and a strong empathy toward choral rehearsal technique and confidence building for singers
·        Fluent in reading short score and open score, SATB.
·        Able to work well as part of a team, being willing to collaborate with the Music Director & Committee, and providing support to the choir.
·        Have good social skills and a willingness to interact with choir members.


Interviews will be held in February 2018. Accompanist auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals at the end of February / beginning of March 2018 . Ideally the Accompanist will commence work on 9th April. To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email or post to: Vicky Calver, Committee Secretary. Email: harlowchorus03@gmail.com Post: 75 Guilfords, Harlow, Essex. CM17 0HX

[Posted 9 December 2017 - Closing date 31 December 2017]


United Singers (based in Hornchurch, Essex) are looking to recruit a new accompanist in January 2018. This community choir has been formed since 2015 and performs twice a year in local churches. We meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:30pm during term-time at the Hornchurch Methodist Church. We pay a reasonable rate for every rehearsal and have set concert fees.The choir sings a wide variety of music that ranges from classical to popular, jazz and gospel and, often, new pieces composed by our Musical Director and other composers.The ideal candidate will have excellent keyboard and sight-reading skills and have an understanding of music that allows them to be flexible in the way by which they accompany the choir but any competent player will be considered. The successful candidate will be required to sign an agreement that protects both themselves and the ensemble. If you are interested in filling this post please email Tom Rodgers, our Musical Director: unitedsingerschoir@gmail.com with your CV and a covering letter.  Auditions will be in January 2018. Candidates will be notified of the date(s) by email.

[Posted 2 December - Closing date 31 December 2017]


The English Arts Chorale (conductor Leslie Olive), an ambitious voluntary choir based in Reigate, Surrey, with Monday evening rehearsals, seeks a regular accompanist from January 2018 who is also an organist of professional calibre capable of accompanying performances in major venues from time to time. Applications to Mandy Begg at mandychoir@gmail.com 

[Posted 28 November 2017 - Closing date 31 December 2017]


Halstead and District Choral Society are looking for a rehearsal  accompanist to start on 8th January 2018. We are a friendly non audition choir who rehearse from September to June on Monday evenings from 7.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. We have four concerts a year for which the accompanist may be asked to play. We are looking for an experienced pianist of at least Grade 8 standard. The ability to play the organ to a similar standard would also be desirable, but is not essential. For more information about the choir and how to  apply please go to our website halsteadchoral.co.uk  

[Posted 13 November 2017]


Barnsley Youth Choir and Barnsley Singers are seeking to appoint a new accompanist who is also able to lead sectional rehearsals. This is a key appointment at an exciting time. Both choirs have ambitious and exciting plans for the future and are led by very positive, enthusiastic and committed leadership teams. The atmosphere in both choirs is exceptionally positive and they are both developing at pace. The choirs combined membership is now over 500.

We are looking for some...one with exceptional skills; a highly talented pianist with excellent communication skills and an ability to adapt and be flexible. This is a key appointment and this person/s will play a significant role in supporting the choirs in the next stage of their development. This position may suit an individual who is able to work across both choirs, or two separate people to work with the choirs individually. Both choirs rely on the good will of local supporters to operate financially. Many of the Musical Director team work unpaid and, whilst we will pay a rehearsal and concert fee to the new accompanist, we hope that the attraction in joining this world class team would outweigh any financial reward. Barnsley Youth Choir rehearse on Thursday evenings from 5.45pm – 9.00pm at Horizon Community College. The choir have engagements in this country and abroad and have a busy but exciting calendar working with outstanding partners from across the choral world.

Barnsley Singers rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at Horizon Community College. They have a developing calendar with a number of events organised and are entering their first international choral competition in the autumn of 2018 in Barcelona. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world class team and we are keen to hear from talented pianists who are keen to join us on the next stage of our exciting journey. Please email our Musical Director / Artistic Director Mat Wright on bycmatwright@gmail.com if you would like to know more about the position/s or would like to apply. All enquiries will be dealt with discreetly.

[Posted 14 October 2017 - Closing date 28 October 2017]


Lee Choral Society wish to appoint  a new rehearsal accompanist/concert organist to start on Wednesday 10th January 2018. LCS is a long established SATB choir in Lee on the Solent on the south coast in Hampshire. Our recent repertoire includes works such as Mozart's Requiem, Jenkins’ Armed Man, the Durufle Requiem and, most recently, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, with occasional forays into Les Mis, West Side Story etc. We rehearse every Wednesday evening in term-time between 7.30 and 9.15pm. We would, ideally, like to appoint a rehearsal pianist who is also a good organist and would therefore be able to accompany the choir on the organ at our concerts generally held in May and December (plus the two Wednesday rehearsals prior to each concert). However, we would consider splitting the role so please also apply if you are interested in only one part of the position. Remunerations and fees will be commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by professional recommendations.

Applications - CV plus covering letter and names, addresses and email contacts of two referees - should be sent to Hilary Bremner, Chair of LCS committee at hil75@hotmail.com by Friday 10th November. Please put 'LCS Accompanist' in the subject line.
Interviews and auditions will take place on the evening of Wednesday 22nd November 2017.


More information about Lee Choral Society can be found on our website leechoralsociety.org.uk and on our Facebook page.

[Posted 12 October 2017 - Closing date 10 November 2017]


 

Worcester Male Voice Choir are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Accompanist who can support the MD & choir and continue to pursue excellence in male voice choral singing when our present MD retires at the end of September 2018 and our present Accompanist takes over his role. We are a progressive and exciting Midlands based choir performing twelve or more concerts a year along with UK and continental tours, singing from a repertoire of over 150 pieces. In 2011 we achieved charitable status enabling the choir to support other charities both local and national including St Richards, Midlands AirAmbulance and Cancer Research, raising over £200,000 since formed in 1987.

We rehearse at the Angel Centre Worcester on Mondays and Wednesdays and currently have over 70 choristers. To assist the MD the choir's administration is carried out by a Main Committee, supported by a Music Sub Committee. Remuneration is paid and would reflect experience, qualifications and availability.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and enthusiasm in the first instance email Mr Mark Membery (Chairman Music Committee) at markmembery@hotmail.co.uk or mobile 07484 621261

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Crowborough Choral Society (http://www.crowboroughchoral.com) is looking for an experienced rehearsal accompanist for our sessions at 7:45-9:45 on Wednesdays mainly in term time in Crowborough East Sussex.

We are a friendly non audition choir with 50-60 members performing mainly classical repertoire under our new MD Mark Beesley.  We have some interesting repertoire programmed for the coming years, and want an accompanist to become part of the team to help the choir achieve their full potential. 

The ability to play choral parts accurately in rehearsal, and to play the accompaniment well following the conductor is essential.  We rehearse September to the end of June, and give 3 concerts a year plus a carol concert at Christmas.

A good fee is available by negotiation, and there is opportunity for extra fees for performing in concerts playing continuo for suitable candidates.

Many thanks.

Mark Beesley

MD Crowborough Choral Society

T     01825 733052
M    07581 066435

[Posted 12 October 2017]


Framlingham Earl Singers, Norfolk, need to replace our accompanist who will retire at the end of this year. Our MD has been very ambitious for our 50 member community choir. We have benefited by singing a wide range of music and enjoyed the exciting experience of working with an orchestra at one of our concerts each year.
We are looking for 2 people who are able to offer continued progress with this enthusiastic and happy choir from a firm foundation laid by our MD. Please ask for details from:- Amanda Lockett; e-mail amandalockett@btinternet.com; Mob: 07775777404 or Melanie Belmont; e-mail jimbelmont@outlook.com; Tel: 01603 622199

Please look on our website www.framinghamearlsingers.co.uk

[Posted 4 September 2017]


Arun Choral Society seeks a new rehearsal accompanist from October 2017. The society is seeking a talented rehearsal accompanist to take over from our current accompanist, Julie Mackrill, who is retiring after just over 20 years with the choir. The role offers the opportunity to help to prepare the choir for a stimulating repertoire of concerts, and the possibility of playing organ, piano or harpsichord in performances. The post will involve workin...g with our newly appointed Musical Director Joe Paxton and Assistant Musical Director Ian Stearn.

Arun Choral Society was founded in 1912 as a charitable trust and has currently 90 members. Throughout the year we perform 2 major concerts, one in the spring term and one in autumn. In June or July we try to be part of a charity concert to raise funds for local and national charities. At Christmas we hold 2 carol concerts on consecutive Saturdays in December. Joining the society for each concert are 150 children from local Primary Schools. We also support local businesses in their fundraising efforts with a group of carol singers.

Our 2 main concerts and the 2 carol concerts are usually held in Arundel Cathedral with the support and co-operation of the Cathedral Administration. We are accompanied by the Sinfonia of Arun which was set up 26 years ago with funding from Arun Choral Society. For more than 10 years we have been lucky to have young singers from the Royal Academy of Music join us as our soloists. They are supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.

We rehearse in the hall of a Primary School in Arundel on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm mainly during term time. A couple of weeks before our major concerts we hold an additional Saturday morning rehearsal. The successful applicant will be an experienced pianist, with excellent sight and score reading ability, good interpersonal skills, flexibility, enthusiasm and solid musicianship. Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by professional recommendations. There will be the opportunity to perform in some concerts and a concert fee will be paid. Further information about the society is available on our website http://www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk or contact our Vice Chairman Hedda Wells on librarian@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 25 August 2017]


The Bath City Singers community choir are seeking a regular rehearsal pianist for their rehearsals in Bath. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, at St. Michael's Church on Broad Street in the city centre, from 7-8.30pm. Rehearsals run throughout the year with a few weeks off at Easter, Christmas, and a slightly longer period during the summer holidays. We also host a Christmas and Summer Concert at which the repetiteur will be required (and paid for their time). The choir is a member of the Singers family (see Edinburgh City Singers, Oxford City Singers, and West Wiltshire Singers) and is a very relaxed, informal group - it is open to absolutely anyone, regardless of ability or experience, and offers a no-pressure approach for anyone to get involved in singing. We may be relaxed, but we still need to secure a capable pianist, with the ability to sight read (although you will always be provided with the music in advance) and the enthusiasm to be involved in a project like this. The sort of music we do is varied, ranging from pop songs and musicals to folk tunes and the odd classical choral piece at Christmas (Rutter etc...) - nothing too difficult!

The pianists that have been secured for the aforementioned choirs became integral parts of those groups and fell in love with the choirs - it became so much more for them than just an hour and a half of playing a piano for some singers each week. The choirs always have a great social side and all pianists have so far been active participants in these events. It is regrettable that we are losing our current repetiteur for work and relocation reasons. We need to find someone for whom this will be an enjoyable hobby, rather than a paid position of employment, as the pay will be just £25 for the rehearsal each week.

Get in touch - let us know if you'd be interested in helping out with this project. Ask any questions you may have. We are currently on a break for summer but rehearsals resume on Tuesday 29th August.

[Posted 23 August 2017]


Notorious - Birmingham's Choir with a difference are looking for a new piano accompanist to join their weekly rehearsals. We are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and so it is an exciting time to join the team. Notorious was formed in 1997 by Musical Director Clare Edwards to make high-quality choral music that is accessible and can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of background or previous experience. Since 1997 the choir, based in Birmingham, has grown from aroun...d 14 rather nervous singers to the 35-strong, confident choir that you hear today.

Good score reading and sight reading skills essential - as is a good sense of humour! We are a friendly bunch of singers who sing and socialise together making music of the highest quality and our accompanist is a big part of that. We don't rehearse on the same night each week - but instead set a schedule of rehearsals for the term for singers to follow. We rehearse in the Kings Heath Area of Birmingham each week and our next concert is at Town Hall on Saturday 25th November. To apply email your CV and a covering email outlining your previous experience accompanying choirs or other performers to md@notoriouschoir.org

[Posted 18 August 2017]


Dorset based "Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir is seeking a Deputy / Relief Pianist to deputise for and support our resident Accompanist. Duties will include playing on Monday rehearsal evenings and also playing at Concerts as and when necessary. Applicants should possess first class sight reading, keyboard, piano and accompanying skills. Remuneration will be agreed accordingly. Candidates are requested to send a C.V. covering their musical background and experience to our Mus...ical Director via e-mail, alan.beach@hotmail.co.uk Our Website, www.bourne2singchoir.uk, provides a wealth of information about “Bourne2Sing”.

[Posted 18 August 2017]


 
Choirs seeking singers

The Esterhazy Singers of London Choral Scholarship for young singers 2018

Building on their successful choral scholarship scheme for young singers, the Esterhazy Singers are pleased to invite Alto and Bass applications for their 2018 awards.  Applicants should be between 18 and 25 years old and ideally should  be considering a career in solo and ensemble singing.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain invaluable experience in choral singing, both as ensemble member and soloist, under the choir’s inspirational musical director, Andrea Brown.   Successful applicants will receive £750 per annum, paid in 3 equal parts after each term (2018 calendar year).  There are normally 4 or 5 public performances a year.  Choral scholars will be expected to attend regular rehearsals, usually on Tuesdays at 19:00 at St. Magnus the Martyr Church on Lower Thames Street, and to sing at all performances including solo opportunities.  For example the current choral scholars were recently soloists for Haydn Paukenmesse and Mozart Vespers with orchestra.  There will also be opportunities for further development of skills in choral leadership and conducting specific to each candidate’s experience.

Those interested should apply by email to Jane Coupe at treasurer@esterhazysingers.com, who will provide further details about how to apply.   Completed applications should be received no later than Friday 15th December 2017.

 

Atherstone Choral Society (North Warwickshire) has been performing a wide range of choral music for more than forty years since its inaugural Messiah performance in 1973. We are always looking for new talent, and men singers are particularly welcome. If you'd like to join, just come along any practice night, which is every Monday during school term-time, 19:30 - 21:30.  We meet at Racemeadow Primary Academy, Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire  CV9 1LT The usual cost is £35/term. Your first term will be free and all music will also be provided. It helps if you can read music but that is not essential. Just sing! Come along, meet some new people, and enjoy the buzz of presenting great live music. Email: acscio2015@gmail.com

[Posted 13 November 2017]


East London Evensong Choir is currently looking for basses. We are a semi-professional choir specialising in sacred music. We sing six or seven times a year, meeting to rehearse only on the day, and for that reason look for singers with excellent sight-reading skills. We present ambitious and exciting services of Choral Evensong, primarily in East London churches but occasionally further afield, and also undertake regular cathedral visits. For more information, please see www.eastlondonevensongchoir.com. Email our Musical Director Jonathan at jonathan.e.pease@gmail.com

[Posted 12 October 2017]


The Friends` Musick chamber choir is looking for a strong Bass singer (amateur); must be able to read music. The choir currently has 10 voices, all parts, and rehearses regularly on Tuesday evenings in south-east London. Repertoire spans 500 years, though the choir is best-known for 16th & early 17th century madrigals, part-songs and sacred music, and many of their performances are in period costume. For further details please visit www.thefriendsmusick.co.uk or contact the administrator Annie Bright: brightannie2@gmail.com

[Posted 30 August]


Southern Acappella is 25-strong, a high quality mixed vocal group with a broad repertoire of unaccompanied music from showtunes, to sacred songs, to jazz.   We are a warm and friendly group, yet have a strong drive for excellence in singing, music and performance. Following high accolades in our first year - in both national and international competition, we are now planning to grow in size.   We have vacancies for  male voices (particularly basses) and for lower ladies voices. If you fit into one of these categories, we'd love to hear from you. We rehearse every Wednesday in Guildford, Surrey and warmly welcome visitors at any time. Get in touch via website (www.southernacappella.org) or email (southern.acappella2016@gmail.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 6 June 2017]


The Circle Singers (www.circlesingers.co.uk ) are currently recruiting tenors and basses to join this thriving a cappella choir. We rehearse every Monday at Radford Road Church in Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1NF, starting at 7:45pm, finishing at 9.30pm, and after which there is always a well-earned cup of coffee!

If you can read music or have any musical experience that will always be an advantage, but it’s not a deal breaker as we always spend time carefully learning the music anyway. To arrange to join us at a rehearsal, please call our MD, Peter Sheppard, on 01788 542133, or leave a message on our Facebook page.

[Posted 6 May 2017]


 

The Aire Valley Singers  are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place in Shipley, Bradford , West Yorks on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Baroque to The Beatles, and much more.  All singers are expected to be able to sight sing and auditions are held by arrangement with our musical director.  If you are interested in joining our choir and or would like further details please contact Judith Martin on 07738709188 or at jammyjude@hotmail.com. You can also visit our website airevalleysingers.wordpress.com

[Posted 3 May 2017]


The Wallace Singers of Brentwood Essex are on a manhunt! we are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place at Becket Keys School in Brentwood on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Mozart to John Rutter to The Beatles, Abba and much more.  Our Musical Director Richard Harker makes each rehearsal fun and rewarding, combined with social events throughout the year we very much live up to our motto. "Making Friends, Making Music" So if you are interested in joining our choir and have some previous experience please contact Rosemary Lancaster-Clark 01277 657623 alternatively moclarky@btinternet.com or visit www.thewallacesingers.com 

[Posted 20 April 2017]


The Sitwell Singers, an accomplished Derby based chamber choir, has a vacancy for a tenor. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary with the premiere of Bob Chilcott's Two Friends commissioned to mark the occasion and collaborated with a string quartet and trombones to give only the second UK performance of Tavener's Requiem Fragments. You can listen to the choir performing Two Friends on our You Tube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gajDUskXHE If you would enjoy performing anything from Renaissance masses to arrangements of folk songs to a high standard with a group of friendly people please send us a message via our website www.sitwellsingers.org.uk or email secretary@sitwellsingers.org.uk.  You are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two before deciding if you'd like to audition.

 

[Posted 19 April 2017]


Coro Nuovo based in Haywards Heath, Sussex are seeking experiences basses and tenors to join our choir. We are led by the international tenor, Andrew Rees who is based at the ROH and most of our singers are professional in their own right. We do not rehearse weekly but only about 4 times before our concerts – 2 or 3 a year.  We do not audition but get referrals or recommendations and invite to join. You must be able to sight read and learn at home in between rehearsal.  Contact kate.kent@coronuovo.org.uk for more details.

[Posted 13 April 2017]


The Ionian Singers, conducted by Timothy Salter are looking for an extra tenor to join them in a concert in the Danish Church in London (near Regent’s Park) on 24 June 2017. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-10.00pm in Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road, SE1 7DQ and will start on 25 April. The concert will include Scandinavian music by Grieg, Alfvén and Lange-Müller together with music by Finzi, Rubbra and Barber. Arrangements by Salter of popular English, Danish and Swedish folk songs, and madrigals by Byrd, Tomkins and Greaves. Please contact Ulla Gray on info@ioniansingers.co.uk or ring 07950 143 916.
www.ioniansingers.co.uk

[Posted 12 April 2017]


The Orlando Singers (Dorset) is looking for a few new members to underpin its position as a leading chamber choir in the Wessex region and support its development. Based in Dorset but drawing members from across the southwest, it is relaunching in 2017 under the direction of David Fawcett, and aims to provide attractive, varied and engaging programmes of sacred and secular music from six centuries, performed to a high standard in various venues in Dorset and beyond. 

Rehearsal are on a full Saturday (10.30am to 4.30pm) roughly once a month, plus around five concert days per year. Rehearsals are usually held in Pimperne, just outside Blandford Forum. The priority is to recruit a few more tenors and basses, but other voices are also welcome to apply. Strong candidates will be invited to attend a rehearsal to demonstrate their contribution and undertake a voice test. Singers of high musicianship, excellent sightreaders with strong, clear voices that can blend in a small ensemble, are invited to apply by sending a resume of their experience to David Fawcett at david.fawcett@rocketmail.com 

[Posted 7 April 2017]


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

[Posted 22 March 2017]


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

[Posted 13 March 2017]


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

[Posted 8 March 2017]


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

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

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

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


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

[Posted 8 February 2017]


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

[Posted 11 January 2017]


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

Typical Commitment

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

12.30 – 13.30    service

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

[Posted 10 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


Southern Acappella is 25-strong, a high quality mixed vocal group with a broad repertoire of unaccompanied music from showtunes, to sacred songs, to jazz.   We are a warm and friendly group, yet have a strong drive for excellence in singing, music and performance. Following high accolades in our first year - in both national and international competition, we are now planning to grow in size.   We have vacancies for  male voices (particularly basses) and for lower ladies voices. If you fit into one of these categories, we'd love to hear from you. We rehearse every Wednesday in Guildford, Surrey and warmly welcome visitors at any time. Get in touch via website (www.southernacappella.org) or email (southern.acappella2016@gmail.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 6 June 2017]


The Circle Singers (www.circlesingers.co.uk ) are currently recruiting tenors and basses to join this thriving a cappella choir. We rehearse every Monday at Radford Road Church in Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1NF, starting at 7:45pm, finishing at 9.30pm, and after which there is always a well-earned cup of coffee!

If you can read music or have any musical experience that will always be an advantage, but it’s not a deal breaker as we always spend time carefully learning the music anyway. To arrange to join us at a rehearsal, please call our MD, Peter Sheppard, on 01788 542133, or leave a message on our Facebook page.

[Posted 6 May 2017]


 

The Aire Valley Singers  are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place in Shipley, Bradford , West Yorks on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Baroque to The Beatles, and much more.  All singers are expected to be able to sight sing and auditions are held by arrangement with our musical director.  If you are interested in joining our choir and or would like further details please contact Judith Martin on 07738709188 or at jammyjude@hotmail.com. You can also visit our website airevalleysingers.wordpress.com

[Posted 3 May 2017]


The Wallace Singers of Brentwood Essex are on a manhunt! we are in need of some tenors. Rehearsals take place at Becket Keys School in Brentwood on a Monday night and we perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire is varied from Mozart to John Rutter to The Beatles, Abba and much more.  Our Musical Director Richard Harker makes each rehearsal fun and rewarding, combined with social events throughout the year we very much live up to our motto. "Making Friends, Making Music" So if you are interested in joining our choir and have some previous experience please contact Rosemary Lancaster-Clark 01277 657623 alternatively moclarky@btinternet.com or visit www.thewallacesingers.com 

[Posted 20 April 2017]


The Sitwell Singers, an accomplished Derby based chamber choir, has a vacancy for a tenor. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary with the premiere of Bob Chilcott's Two Friends commissioned to mark the occasion and collaborated with a string quartet and trombones to give only the second UK performance of Tavener's Requiem Fragments. You can listen to the choir performing Two Friends on our You Tube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gajDUskXHE If you would enjoy performing anything from Renaissance masses to arrangements of folk songs to a high standard with a group of friendly people please send us a message via our website www.sitwellsingers.org.uk or email secretary@sitwellsingers.org.uk.  You are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two before deciding if you'd like to audition.

 

[Posted 19 April 2017]


Coro Nuovo based in Haywards Heath, Sussex are seeking experiences basses and tenors to join our choir. We are led by the international tenor, Andrew Rees who is based at the ROH and most of our singers are professional in their own right. We do not rehearse weekly but only about 4 times before our concerts – 2 or 3 a year.  We do not audition but get referrals or recommendations and invite to join. You must be able to sight read and learn at home in between rehearsal.  Contact kate.kent@coronuovo.org.uk for more details.

[Posted 13 April 2017]


The Ionian Singers, conducted by Timothy Salter are looking for an extra tenor to join them in a concert in the Danish Church in London (near Regent’s Park) on 24 June 2017. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-10.00pm in Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road, SE1 7DQ and will start on 25 April. The concert will include Scandinavian music by Grieg, Alfvén and Lange-Müller together with music by Finzi, Rubbra and Barber. Arrangements by Salter of popular English, Danish and Swedish folk songs, and madrigals by Byrd, Tomkins and Greaves. Please contact Ulla Gray on info@ioniansingers.co.uk or ring 07950 143 916.
www.ioniansingers.co.uk

[Posted 12 April 2017]


The Orlando Singers (Dorset) is looking for a few new members to underpin its position as a leading chamber choir in the Wessex region and support its development. Based in Dorset but drawing members from across the southwest, it is relaunching in 2017 under the direction of David Fawcett, and aims to provide attractive, varied and engaging programmes of sacred and secular music from six centuries, performed to a high standard in various venues in Dorset and beyond. 

Rehearsal are on a full Saturday (10.30am to 4.30pm) roughly once a month, plus around five concert days per year. Rehearsals are usually held in Pimperne, just outside Blandford Forum. The priority is to recruit a few more tenors and basses, but other voices are also welcome to apply. Strong candidates will be invited to attend a rehearsal to demonstrate their contribution and undertake a voice test. Singers of high musicianship, excellent sightreaders with strong, clear voices that can blend in a small ensemble, are invited to apply by sending a resume of their experience to David Fawcett at david.fawcett@rocketmail.com 

[Posted 7 April 2017]


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

[Posted 22 March 2017]


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

[Posted 13 March 2017]


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

[Posted 8 March 2017]


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

DANCE: Learn simple choreography that has a big impact.

SING: Take your vocal chords to a new level.

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

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

[Posted 6 March 2017]


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

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

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


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

[Posted 8 February 2017]


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

[Posted 11 January 2017]


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

Typical Commitment

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

12.30 – 13.30    service

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

[Posted 10 January 2017]


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

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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 8 January 2017]


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

[Posted 3 January 2017]


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

[Posted 12 December 2016]


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

[Posted 17 October 2016]


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

[Posted 31 October 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

[Posted 7 October 2016]


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

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

[Posted 19 September 2016]


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

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

[Posted 16 September 2016]


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

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

[Posted 6 September 2016]


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

[Posted 28 August 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 8 August 2016]


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

[Posted 5 August 2016]


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

[Posted 2 August 2016]


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

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

[Posted 1 August 2016]


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

[Posted 21 July 2016]


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

[Posted 19 July 2016]


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

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

[Posted 1 June 2016]


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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 30 April 2016]


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

[Posted 26 April 2016]


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

[Posted 22 April 2016]


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

[Posted 7 April 2016]


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

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

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

[Posted 23 March 2016]


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

[Posted 4 March 2016]


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

 

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

 

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


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

[Posted 16 February 2016]   


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

[Posted 7 February 2016]


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

[Posted 5 February 2016]


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

[Posted 24 January 2016]


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

japonicasingers@gmail.com or by calling mobile 07717 120 338

[Posted 19 January 2016]


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

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


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

[Posted 9 January 2016]


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

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

[Posted 7 January 2016]


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

[Posted 7 January 2016]


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