British Choirs on the Net

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

Please email details of any choral vacancies to Phillip Tolley

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


 
 
Conductors/Musical Directors
 
Reading Lunchtime Choir is looking for a new Music Director to start at the beginning of October. We are an SATB choir with about 30 regular members and an accompanist. We rehearse weekly on Wednesdays in term time from 12 to 13.30 at Park United Reform Church in Reading. We sing a wide variety of music, classical and popular. Please apply to admin@readinglunchtimechoir.org.uk with CV. .

[Posted 23 June 2022 - Closing date 31 July 2022]


Breckland Harmony Ladies Choir seeks a new Leader/Music Director.  We are looking for an enthusiastic leader who can accompany, lead and teach a wide range of music from classical to traditional to popular contemporary.  We enjoy singing in parts 3 parts SSA also 2  parts and Unison. 
We meet at the Methodist Centre, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AB, on Monday Evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.  
Fees and expenses are paid in negotiation with the applicant.  (Watton is 20 miles west of Norwich in the heart of Norfolk).

We would welcome an aspiring Leader who is willing to learn along with us, provided they are a competent pianist/keyboard player.

Please apply for further details to the Choir Chair, Susan, on 01953 797089.

[Posted 17 June 2022]


Risca Male Choir requires a suitably qualified Music Director to take up this post as soon as possible after August 31st 2022. The choir has a proven excellent reputation, and a repertoire covering many styles and periods
of music. The successful candidate will have skills including teaching vocal techniques, an ability to work in modern languages, and have a keyboard facility. A pleasing personality and a passion for choral music are essential.

An appropriate fee is available for this position. The recruitment process will include an interview
and an audition. Please apply to John Lacy, secretary Risca Male Choir, johnlacy1@tiscali.co.uk including your CV
and a covering letter.

[Posted 9 June 2022]


Brockenhurst Choir is seeking to appoint an experienced and accomplished Musical Director from September 2022. We are a mixed choir which meets in Brockenhurst on Tuesday evenings, drawing singers from all areas of the New Forest. Like many Choirs and organisations over the last few years numbers have dwindled over the last 2-3 years as a result of suspension of activities during lockdown and fears and worries over Covid.  We aim to grow the numbers in the choir again.

The role offers the opportunity to prepare the choir for two concerts per year, which usually take place in St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst in May and December.  In previous concerts, we have performed a wide range of classical choral music ranging with professional players and soloists.  For further details, please see our website   www.brockenhurstchoir.com Members are happy to sometimes explore a wider range of music than we have traditionally tackled.

We are looking to appoint a professional musician with a thorough knowledge of the choral repertoire and proven experience of conducting a mixed voice choir and orchestra. We are hoping to appoint an enthusiastic musical director with good communication skills and a love of their music and inspire us to continue moving forward in our musical development. Experience in vocal technique coaching is desirable.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to our Chairman, Alan Ford at  alanford@doctors.org.uk

[Posted 9 June 2022]


Lively Choir Director sought for Enthusiastic Small Church Choir. St Andrews Aldringham is a small village parish church that has a long tradition of punching above its musical weight and attracting an unusually large congregation for a village of its size. The choir is small (around 12 members with the usual shortage of tenors!) but enthusiastic and has enjoyed exploring a large range of different music under its current director, Mish Kelly. Mish is about to move and we are looking to replace her. The appointment would be perfect for a musical person who would like to gain experience of directing choirs. While the music to be sung needs to be planned to resonate with the seasons of the church’s year and the themes of particular services, there is a great deal of freedom for the director to introduce music of their own choice as well as revisiting the current repertoire. The church has an organ and has also just acquired a good quality rehearsal piano. During COVID Aldringham took a lead in sustaining its worship and its music by taking it outside, where worshippers can enjoy a beautiful view across the valley. There is a keyboard available for this purpose. Mish will be leaving at the end of July, and we would like to have appointed her replacement by then. There is the opportunity to negotiate modest remuneration for the post. If you would like to know more about what is involved please contact Choir /PCC member Mark Goyder on 0789 4570016 or email him at markgoyderbiz@gmail.com

[Posted 9 June 2022]


Cadenza Choir, Edinburgh, has a vacancy for a Musical Director from September 2022. Cadenza, currently around 55-strong, have come to be regarded as one of Scotland’s finest and most exciting amateur mixed-voice choirs, with members travelling from a wide area of central Scotland.  With a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day covering all styles – sacred, secular, traditional and jazz, a selection of which can be found on its three CDs or on our newly-launched YouTube channel – the choir has performed to critical acclaim throughout Scotland and beyond.

Our current Musical Director, Jenny Sumerling, is stepping down after 22 successful years at the helm.  We are therefore looking for the right candidate to help us maintain our musical standards into the future.  The successful applicant will have full responsibility for the musical programme and all other artistic matters, consistent with the Group’s musical and financial resources.

Our choir year starts in September, with an Open Rehearsal and preparation for our Christmas concerts.  In spring, we perform a number of concerts in aid of local charities and hold an all-day Workshop which enables detailed work on upcoming repertoire.  The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Concert, performed in the atmospheric surroundings of the historic Greyfriars Kirk, is the largest concert of the year and includes choral works accompanied by an orchestra and professional soloists.  Throughout the year, during school term time, we meet in Central Edinburgh on Wednesday evenings for rehearsal.

We have a hard-working Committee to assist with the logistics of the choir year, including concert management, and an enthusiastic membership looking forward to working with you.  In return, we offer competitive rehearsal and concert fees, fees for special events (such as the Workshop) and reasonable expenses – all to be agreed with the successful applicant.

We invite anyone who is interested to look on our website to find out more about the choir and download an application pack, which contains a full job description and application form. www.cadenza.org.uk/new-md [Cadenza is a charity registered in Scotland, No: SC026537.]

[Posted 2 June 2022 - Closing date 24 June 2022]


Inverurie Choral Society (ICS) is looking for a new Director of Music. Are you a graduate/post-graduate musician with a qualification/interest in Vocal Tuition and with excellent Keyboard skills? If recently qualified and looking to develop experience as MD, we’d like to hear from you.  

ICS is an SATB Choir, with approximately 30 members. We sang via Zoom throughout Lockdown, with performances replaced by Zoom sing-throughs and a couple of Zoom recordings.  If you are interested in in becoming our new Director of Music, please get in touch. If you know of someone else who might fit the bill, please pass on this information to them.  We’re happy to discuss the post informally.

Please email a letter with CV attached by 2 July 2022 at the latest, to:inveruriechoral@gmail.com
or post to:  Inverurie Choral Society, c/o 7, Cuninghill Road, Inverurie, AB51 3TS.

A practical interview will be arranged for early August.  

We meet on Wednesday nights 7.30 - 9.30 pm during school terms, in the West Church Hall, Inverurie.  A negotiable fee is payable per rehearsal. The new term starts Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Enquiries to Maeve McDowall, Chair, Inverurie Choral Society on:  
Landline: 01467 620441  Text/WhatsApp  07801 815323
New website:    https://inveruriechoral.com  Email:   inveruriechoral@gmail.com

[Posted 2 June 2022 - Closing date 2 July 2022]


Dore Male Voice Choir has a vacancy for a Music Director and would love to hear from anyone with suitable experience of male voice choirs and the enthusiasm and vision to take this highly regarded Choir to the next level. The Choir, which was founded in 1964, has an active membership in excess of 70 singers, with an age range of 30s to 80s. It is based in the village of Dore, in south-west Sheffield. The Choir benefits from the encouragement and advice from its President, Lesley Garrett CBE.
The Choir has a regular programme of good concerts and events, undertakes an overseas tour every two years, and has a history of festival successes.

Our website, doremalevoicechoir.com provides significant information about the Choir and its history, and includes a selection of our music, which gives an indication of the range and quality of the music which the Members enjoy. If you are interested in finding out more about Dore Male Voice Choir and what is involved in the position of Music Director of the Choir, please contact the Honorary Secretary, Peter Babb on 07582 732 127 or alternatively by email at peter@babb1.plus.com.

If you require any further information from me, please do not hesitate to get in touch, either by email or phone (07582 732 127)

[Posted 29 May 2022]


Felling MVC seeks to appoint a new Director of Music. This is a rare opportunity to lead a prestigious North East Male Voice Choir.

The successful applicant will possess proven choral conducting skills with some experience of male voice singing and exhibit an enthusiastic desire to further enhance the reputation of this century – old choir.

The new Director will be required to conduct the Choir at its Friday evening rehearsals, to lead regular concert performances and occasional weekend visits to fellow choirs. The choir’s repertoire is wide and varied

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.                                                                               
Further detail and application form may be obtained from the Secretary:

Michael Scott
76 The Roman Way
West Denton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE5 5AD
Phone – 0191 2640276
Email – scottmichael370@yahoo.co.uk

[Posted 29 May 2022]


Myriad, a chamber choir of some 16-18 singers who come from all over London, is seeking to appoint a permanent conductor.  We typically sing 3 themed “project” concerts per year, usually a cappella.  We have a pool of strong, auditioned, soloistic singers from which to draw 4 to a part (sometimes 6 sopranos depending on repertoire).  Our last auditioned conductors were David Todd (currently Studienleiter and Kapellmeister at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg) and Victoria Longdon who resigned during lockdown due to the demands of Stay-at-Home Choir.  Lucy Goddard has been guesting for our two post-lockdown concerts. We usually rehearse at a beautiful studio in West Norwood which is close to transport links.  Performances have recently been in St Stephen’s Church Dulwich and in a variety of Central London churches such as St James Garlickhythe and St Matthew’s Westminster.

Performances follow 4 three-hour rehearsals plus a pre-concert rehearsal.  Rehearsal timings are flexible but have usually been on Sunday afternoon (1.30-4.30) occasionally Saturdays or Sunday morning.  There is the possibility to increase rehearsals to 5 for a challenging programme. Repertoire has typically been suggested by the conductor but the Committee is happy to have an input.  Our recent programmes are outlined on the concerts page of our website http://myriadsingers.co.uk

Singers are particularly keen to appoint a conductor who will develop singing technique as well as programming beautiful and eclectic music selections.  Because of the short rehearsal time the conductor needs to be good at rehearsal time management and the choir needs to work independently on the music, most of which we hope to provide in advance of the first rehearsal together with a playlist. Auditions will be held on Sunday 17th July at our rehearsal space in West Norwood.  If you are interested in auditioning for this post, please send a CV to jomerry@hotmail.co.uk or sophie.cox@yahoo.com by 19 June.

[Posted 24 May 2022 - Closing date 19 June 2022]


Sine Nomine calls aspiring Musical Directors. Sine Nomine is a chamber choir of about 25 voices, SATB, based in Norwich with a history going back about 40 years. We meet every Wednesday night. Our repertoire is very varied – secular, sacred, modern arrangements, folk songs, madrigals, anything suitable for a choir of our size. We sing mostly a cappella with a few accompanied items. We give concerts in and around Norwich with usually two or three at Christmas and the same number in the summer. This year our first engagement was to sing at the annual Wisteria Concert at St Giles Church and the following Saturday we also sang at the wedding of one of our sopranos.

The choir is looking for a conductor with the interest, energy and commitment to become its Musical Director later in the year. We have attained high standards over the past twelve years under our present Musical Director and are very keen to continue to develop and improve. An ability to offer ad hoc piano accompaniment during rehearsals would be desirable though not essential.

If you are interested we would like to hear from you with an expression of interest, ideally by June 16th. Alternatively, please do get in touch with any questions you might have. We are entirely self-funded but are able to offer expenses to the right person.

If you would like to know more or know somebody else who might, please e-mail sine_nomine@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 24 May 2022 - Closing date 16 June 2022]


Glass Ensemble is seeking to appoint a new musical director from September 2022. We are an auditioned upper voice chamber choir who love singing together. We set ourselves high standards, exploring a wide repertoire from Renaissance motets to 21st century compositions. We are looking for an inspirational musical director who will challenge and develop us, and seek out innovative programmes for our combination of voices. We expect our new MD to build on the choir’s past successes and to help Glass Ensemble continue to flourish.

We perform in venues across Berkshire including Douai Abbey and South Hill Park Arts Centre. Concert highlights have included participation in the Brandenburg Festival in London and performing the UK premiere of David Lang’s Love Fail. Alongside classical repertoire we have collaborated with folk musicians, harpists, lutenists and have enjoyed exploring music from around the world.

The MD role description and details of the application process can be found on our website glassensemble.com. Please explore our website to find out more about us including the repertoire from our past concerts and the isolation recording of Charpentier’s In monte Oliveti which we made during lockdown.

[Posted 18 May 2022 - Closing date 29 July 2022]


The Smithy Belles Community Choir are seeking an inspirational Musical Director commencing September 2022 to lead rehearsals in a fun, lively and progressive way. Experience of leading singing in a community setting with a sense of humour and enthusiasm is important to us, as is the ability to coach members with different levels of music ability and vocal confidence. Experience of teaching music by rote or without music is desirable, as would leading from the piano.
A firm commitment to rehearsals, growing the choir and our performances is essential, as is the selection of songs, variety of repertoire and the ability to create practice tracks to be distributed to choir members, eg on Dropbox. 
The Musical Director will be expected to provide an alternative conductor for rehearsals should they become unavailable due to illness, conduct the choir for public performances and engage with the committee librarian for selection and sourcing of music. The Musical Director will be a co-opted choir committee member and will meet with the committee when necessary to offer advice on music related matters and assist the committee in managing the musical direction and strategy of the choir including the planning and scheduling of performances and collaborative ventures.

The Smithy Belles Community Choir is a female choir of around 20 members based in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Members are non-auditioned and are of all ages and ability.  The choir rehearses weekly on a Thursday from 7.30-9.30pm during school term-time only. The choir enjoys a varied repertoire ranging from folk, modern, musicals and traditional melodies. Our ethos is to have fun whilst coming together as a group to challenge and improve our singing ability in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The choir has experience of performing in public through annual concerts, charity/community events and at music festival competitions.

Remuneration: This position currently has a rehearsal fee of £30 per hour, in addition to a similar fee for conducting performances. The successful candidate will have a probationary period of six months pending performance.
Applications to: thesmithybelles@gmail.com (Catherine Jackson-Peat) should include a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in working with a small community choir. Any videos of your work would be a bonus. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 4th July, with the opportunity to attend/lead a rehearsal on either 7th, 14th or 21st July. For further information, please contact: Catherine Jackson-Peat 07859908250 or Email: thesmithybelles@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheSmithyBelles

[Posted 12 May 2022]


The People’s Show Choir (TPSC) is looking for experienced conductors in the Midlands to join its growing network of choirs. Part of the award-winning charity (based in West Bromwich), The People’s Orchestra, TPSC is a friendly community of singers who all share a passion and enthusiasm for singing songs from the shows.
Each choir has a unique identity, working on pieces chosen by the choir leader, as well as repertoire common to all the choirs. Along with local performances, the choirs also come together throughout the year to perform massed items in concerts, regularly accompanied by the orchestra.
Rehearsals are held weekly, during term time. Rehearsal days and times for new choirs can be negotiated. Fees start at £80 for up to a two-hour rehearsal, depending on experience and the size of the choir.
We are particularly interested in someone to take on our flagship show choir in Halesowen (rehearsals on Mondays evenings) and our new West Bromwich choir (rehearsal date tbc), from September 2022.
Successful choir leaders will:

  • Have good experience of leading non-auditioned choirs or be willing to develop their skills in this area
  • Be confident musicians (keyboard skills are not essential), able to demonstrate and develop good vocal technique whilst putting inexperienced singers at ease
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and work well within a team
  • Support the choir’s sense of community and enjoyment of music-making
  • Actively support the choir’s development, including growing choir numbers and promoting the choir in the local area
  • Work with the Choral Programme Manager to develop TPSC’s programme of activity
  • Attend planning meetings (via Zoom and in person) and massed choir events, as required

For more information, please contact Ula Weber at choral@thepeoplesorchesra.com

[Posted 16 May 2022 - Closing date17 June 2022]


Assistant Musical Director – Kirkintilloch Ladies Choir, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire
Temporary/Part time/sessional – approx. 112 hours over 10 months (£25ph). Kirkintilloch Ladies Choir is a female voice choir with a varied repertoire including traditional Scottish, classical and popular songs. We meet on Monday evenings from August to May. We are looking for a flexible, helpful person with experience of choral singing and a good technical knowledge of music software and notation. Ability to accompany on piano, competence with social media and experience of supporting amateur music groups would also be helpful.

Job Description

  • Explore ways of making home practice easier and more productive - Produce practise materials with individual sung parts to assist sections in learning their parts and becoming confident of their line when sung against accompaniment and other parts. Explore other possibilities such as sectionals over Zoom or similar. The choir will acquire a MacBook to facilitate this.
  • Facilitate informal performances at community venues - Investigate possibilities and, if practical, lead performances within the community apart from main concerts.
  • Raise the choir’s profile and improve internet presence - Work with the committee to ensure online presence is accessible and easily updated
  • Work with the choir to facilitate recruitment and retention of new members.
  • Contact
    If interested, please send an up-to-date CV with covering letter to Lesley.tyler@yahoo.co.uk. Closing date Friday 27 May.
    If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact by email with a phone number and we will get back to you.

    [Posted 12 May 2022 - Closing date 17 June 2022]


    The Diocese of Salford is looking to recruit an outstanding Choral Director to help deliver the work of the Salford Schools Singing Programme in diocesan schools, to be responsible for both establishing and directing after-school choirs and to lead weekly in-class singing sessions in schools.

    The Choral Director will also work closely with the Director of Music to contribute to the vision of the cathedral’s Music Foundation, located in the heart of Salford. The cathedral is now home to a family of seven choirs, offering progression routes for singers as young as six to make music in our beautiful sacred space. Recent musical achievements include two BBC Broadcasts in 2021 (Sunday Worship and Midnight Mass both broadcast live on BBC Radio 4) as well as giving the first performances of music written specially for the choir by Amy Summers, Florence Maunders, and Peter Leech.

    The Choral Director will be an individual who is passionate about the power of music to transform lives, with the drive to help us build on the recent successes at the Cathedral to achieve our Diocesan ambition to evangelise through singing.  The Choral Director will be educated to degree level or equivalent, musically proficient, with experience of teaching class and choral singing to children. Please see the Application Pack’s Person Specification for more details.

    Full-time, 2-year fixed-term contract. 35hrs per week (full-time) though part-time hours will be considered (minimum 20hrs per week), flexible working will be required including evening and weekend work.

    Location: Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist (‘Salford Cathedral’), 250 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE. Regular travel throughout the Diocese of Salford will be required (business mileage will be payable).

    Salary, pension, and benefits: £24,000-£26,000 per annum (full time equivalent), 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days (all subject to pro-rata if part time), employers pension scheme.

    Safeguarding: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and barred list checks will be undertaken for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/national-safeguarding-standards/national-safeguarding-policy

    For further details and application pack please visit https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/ .If you have any queries about the role, please contact HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

    [Posted 6 May 2022 - Closing date 1 June 2022 (12 noon)]


    Music Director required for the Edmund Octet and Friends. The Edmund Octet and Friends is a small, TTBB choir formed in 2008. Since 2009 it been led by Gill Gane who now plans to retire. We currently rehearse in Felsham & Gedding Village Hall,  Yewlands, Felsham, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 0PN on a Tuesday afternoon.
    The Octet started as an eight but has since added members to cover for illness and unavailability. It always aims to have two singers to a part at a concert. All members read music. Our repertoire is wide and varied to suit all tastes and venues. Our Music Director accompanies us on a keyboard but occasionally we sing a Capella. We give concerts for charities mainly in West Suffolk and we also sing at weddings and funerals.

    We are looking for a Music Director who will be

    • Enthusiastic and encouraging with good communication skills. A sense of humour is vital!
    • Able to convey musical requirements and expectations clearly so that we flourish as singers.
    • A patient person is needed with proven experience of working with choirs.
    • Develop and enhance existing repertoire.
    • Proficient on a keyboard and able to conduct when needed.
    • The ability to create audio tracks for each voice to assist learning would be appreciated but not essential.
    • Able to attend rehearsals on a Tuesday afternoon from 2.00 until 3.30. (Some flexibility here) We presently rehearse during school term time but again, this is flexible.

    The fees we pay are currently £70.00 for a rehearsal. Concert fees are variable depending on the length of the concert. £125.00 would be paid for a full concert.

    Interested? - Please contact Ivor on 01284 719236 or ijthulborn@btinternet.com

    [Posted 5 May 2022]


    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & ORGANIST OR ORGAN SCHOLAR (USA)
    St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church is a dedicated and faithful parish community, located in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.  St. Maria Goretti is an active and vibrant community through our school, faith formation initiatives, outreach programs, and parish life ministries.  The Parish Music Ministry offers a comprehensive vocal and choral music education program for students and adults, an active concert series, choral scholarships, and unique performance opportunities both locally and internationally.  Through fine repertoire, advanced vocal and musical education, prayer, and a positive learning environment, members of the parish music ministry develop life-long values which enhance their spiritual lives and the people to whom they minister.   Repertoire for each liturgy is drawn from a wide range of liturgical music from throughout the ages: Gregorian chant, traditional hymnody, Renaissance Masses and motets, orchestral Masses, and music from the Anglican choral tradition. St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church is also a proud member of the Royal School of Church Music and educates our choristers utilizing the VOICE for LIFE training scheme.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Associate Director of Music & Organist will assist the Director of Music in the administrative, educational, liturgical, and performance life of the St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and School (SMG) Music Ministry. The position of Associate Director of Music, with responsibilities divided between the Church and the School, requires an exceptional organist and choral director who can provide outstanding liturgical organ playing (including choral and congregational accompaniment, organ works, and improvisations); train child choristers and Choral Scholars; develop, recruit, train, and direct 1-2 musical ensembles (as assigned), teach music theory and history, and share in the administrative workload of the Ministry. Ample time is set aside for organ practice and some flexibility may be granted to accommodate a recital career.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    • Annual Salary: $50,000-$60,000 USD, commensurate with experience
    • Weddings and funerals for are remunerated separately
    • Three (3) weeks paid vacation - not to be taken during Advent – Dec. 25 or during Holy Week – Easter Sunday
    • Generous benefit package including: health/dental/vision insurance, health savings account, continuing education fund, sick leave, retirement fund contribution

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance or Sacred/Liturgical Music
    • Master of Music (in organ performance or sacred/liturgical music preferred)
    • Experience as a music educator is highly preferred
    • Knowledge and understand of Catholic liturgical traditions and customs
    • Exceptional abilities as an organist and piano accompanist
    • Exceptional sight-reading abilities
    • Strong organization, communication, and problem solving skills
    • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to work with wide variety of personalities
    • Must be flexible and able to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
    • Willingness to support the mission of the Roman Catholic Church

    TO APPLY
    Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and links to recordings that demonstrate your organ skills as a soloist, accompanist, and/or liturgical musician (if possible), and contact information for 3-5 references (references will only be contacted if you are considered a finalist for the position).  Applicants may submit the aforementioned materials to Director of Music, Marco Antonio Melendez, at Marco.Melendez@StMariaGoretti.org.

    [Posted 3 May 2022]


    Carlisle Community Choir is looking to appoint a Musical Director from September 2022. The person we are looking for will be skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated and will encourage and challenge the choir in a positive and enjoyable way. Carlisle Community Choir was formed in 2012 and is open to everyone regardless of singing experience or ability to read music. This SATB choir numbers over 80 members and sings a wide variety of musical styles. We rehearse every Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm in Carlisle, Cumbria, with a longer summer break during the summer and shorter breaks over both Christmas and Easter. During the Pandemic the choir rehearsed via Zoom and is now back to in – person rehearsal. The choir usually gives annual concerts in December and June of each year and takes part in many other local events and performances by invitation. The choir strives to deliver performances of the highest standard we can achieve and has taken part with success in Choir of the Year, Manchester Amateur Choral Competition and the Carlisle Music Festival, where the choir won their class in 2018. The choir is this year celebrating its 10th Anniversary which, along with some smaller social events, will culminate in a special anniversary concert to be held in Carlisle in October 2022. The person we are looking for will have - 1 Experience of working with a large choir of varying musical experiences, the ability to explain things in different ways and motivate a large group of people made up of all abilities. 2 Wide knowledge of choral repertoire in a variety of styles and the ability to select an appropriate range of music for the choir to sing. 3 The ability to challenge and develop the choir and our performances in an enjoyable and productive way. 4 A firm commitment to the choir, our rehearsals and our performances. 5 Experience of working with a committee and the commitment to work together with our proactive committee to achieve the best for the choir. 6 The ability to conduct rehearsals and plan an effective rehearsal schedule over the season to deliver performances of a high standard. 7 The ability to work proactively with those accompanying the choir, including our own accompanist and those who cover on occasion. This may include the potential development of less experienced accompanists. 8 Connections with other professional musicians and singing teachers who might work with the choir at appropriate points such as: singing development days, MD cover or accompanist cover etc Remuneration: The role will attract an hourly rate of £45 and reasonable travel expenses will also be paid in addition to this fee. The successful candidate will be engaged as an independent contractor and as such will be responsible for all income tax liabilities and National Insurance or similar contributions. The successful candidate will have a probationary period of one year with the hope to extend this further. To apply: Applications should be sent to carlislecommunitychoir@hotmail.com by the closing date of Friday 27th May 2022 at Midday. Applications should include a current CV and a covering letter outlining their vision for the choir and also how they meet the criteria outlined above. Any further information can be obtained by emailing the above email address. Interviews and auditions will be held on Sunday 12th June 2022 in Carlisle. The post will commence in September 2022 with potential earlier additional opportunities during the summer, subject to planning and the availability of a new MD.

    [Posted 3 May 2022 - Closing date 27 May 2022]


    Director of Music - St Peter de Beauvoir Town, Hackney, London (Nearest tube: Haggerston) We are seeking a Director of Music keen to enrich congregational engagement with the musical life of a parish, to continue the process of re-invigorating a tradition of excellent liturgical music begun under our outgoing Director of Music, building on the existing group of singers drawn from our community and supported by our organist.

    In addition to a weekly rehearsal and a Sunday morning eucharist, the role includes time for recruitment, outreach, and engagement. We envisage a monthly musical event, a focus on building a strong choral identity through engaging with the local community, and developing new links with children and young people through music. We are open to exploring a variety of styles and musical traditions in order to develop the vibrancy of our eucharistic worship and in order to increase congregational enthusiasm for, and participation with, our musical life. The successful applicant will use their passion for making music and building community to enhance the eucharistic life and worship of a vibrant London parish!

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure and identity check. £12,000 per annum — ca. 11 hours per week — from September 2022. Expected date for interviews: week beginning 13th June or by arrangement. For  further information and to apply please visit http://www.stpeterdebeauvoir.org.uk/director-of-music-vacancy/ 

    [Posted 30 April 2022 - Closing date 10 June 2022 (5 pm)]


    Mid Norfolk Singers are seeking a Musical Director. We are an established, well-regarded SATB choir, founded 70 years ago, with around 40 chorus members since returning to rehearsals in 2021, previously 75. We rehearse on Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Salvation Army Hall, East Dereham and stage three public concerts a year, in March, July and December. We also have a connection with the Kammerchor of Ruthen, Germany and have had exchange visits every couple of years with performances, either in Dereham or Ruthen.
    We perform works mainly, but not exclusively, from the classical and sacred choral repertoire, and work with professional orchestral musicians and soloists. We are not auditioning our chorus members at the present time, who have a range of abilities from intermediate to experienced singers. We have a Rehearsal Accompanist and an Assistant Conductor who have expressed their willingness to work with the new Director.
    The main duties of the Musical Director are as follows:

    • Conducting weekly rehearsals (around 36 per year, based on school term times)
    • Co-ordinating and conducting concerts and other occasional performances
    • Choosing our concert programme, and liaising with the Librarian regarding choral scores, in advance of first rehearsal
    • Recruiting orchestral musicians and other accompanists, and sourcing orchestral scores or arrangements
    • Recruiting solo singers for concerts
    • The MD will be invited to attend Committee Meetings which take place monthly to advise on musical and other matters
    • Assisting our Programme Editor with material for the printed concert programme

    The choir has an experienced and dedicated Management Committee comprising Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian and 5 other members. In addition there is a Social Committee who undertake a number of fundraising events through the year.
    We intend to accept applications from candidates between now and the end of May, and shortlisted candidates will be asked to audition with the full choir and a piano Accompanist for part of a rehearsal.
    The position of Musical Director is a paid position and we will negotiate appropriate rehearsal and concert fees with the successful candidate, commensurate with experience. The first full term (Autumn 2022) is to be considered a probationary period, after which we would require six months' notice of resignation, except in exceptional circumstances. For more information, or to apply attaching your CV, please email the Chairman, Jane Fannon at chairman@midnorfolksingers.org.uk

    [Posted 28 April 2022]


    Barnet Choral Society is seeking a creative and lively Conductor and Musical Director with effect from 1st January 2023. The choir, which has around 90 un-auditioned members, performs a varied repertoire. Rehearsals take place in Barnet on Wednesday evenings.  Generous remuneration. For more information about the choir, please visit https://www.barnetchoralsociety.org For further details about the job, email enquiries@barnetchoralsociety.org

    [Posted 28 April 2022 - Closing date 23 May 2022]


    Aurora Choir seek a Music Director. Aurora Choir is a group of (currently) around 35 singers formed in 2022 largely from former members of the Adoramus Choir, disbanded in 2021 after 25 years of performing. Our repertoire aims to include a variety of music with broad appeal to a diverse audience - from choral classics to more contemporary works and musical theatre - underpinned by a Christian worldview and singers who share or are sympathetic to that. Most of our members are music readers.

    Rehearsals: Mondays 8pm – 10pm at St Andrew’s, Southgate N14 5PP
    Terms: self-employed (see below for remuneration).
    Key responsibilities
    - To plan, prepare and take weekly rehearsals, around 40-42 a year.
    - In consultation with the choir Planning Group, to work with them to choose music and plan concerts, normally a minimum of 3 a year.
    - To improve and develop the musical training of the choir.
     
    Essential skills/experience
    - To be an inspirational teacher, able to lead the choir and keep them engaged.
    - To have a positive and enthusiastic approach to a wide range of music, building the confidence and skills of our singers.
    - To have both patience and persistence in the pursuit of a good standard of performance.
    - To be a proficient musician, with experience of directing a choir.                                                  
    - Ability to be able to arrange music for small ensembles would be an advantage.
    Remuneration
    - An agreed fee per rehearsal will be paid, based on 40-42 rehearsals.
    - An agreed concert fee will be paid.
    - A fee will be agreed separately for any additional services provided.
    Interviews will be held shortly after the deadline for applications, and short-listed candidates will be invited to lead a choir rehearsal. The appointee will be expected to start work in September.

    To apply please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email to: aurorachoirlondon@gmail.com

    [Posted 28 April 2022 - Closing date 7 June 2022]


    Grange Choral Society based in Christchurch, Dorset is seeking a new Music Director to commence in September 2022. Our current MD Marcio da Silva, who has been with us for 10 years, has sadly had to leave us.  We are ready to embark upon the next stage of our 60 year journey.  We are an auditioned SATB choir of some 95 members and rehearse on Monday evenings in Christchurch.  We perform three concerts each year in the beautiful setting of Christchurch Priory and we seek an MD with proven choral and orchestral conducting experience.

    Application packs are available from our Chairman - sheilambird@hotmail.com Website: www.grangechoralsociety.co.uk

    [Posted 22 April 2022 - Closing date 30 May 2022]


    Monmouth Male Voice Choir (Cor Meibion Mynwy) wishes to appoint a Musical Director and supporting deputy to lead the choir in the next stage of its exciting musical development. We are looking for an ambitious and inspiring musician with appreciation of the male voice choir tradition. In return we offer enthusiasm, camaraderie and appropriate remuneration. The successful applicant will be required to:

    • lead weekly rehearsals from 7.30 - 9.30 pm (currently Thursday)
    • work closely with the Accompnaist amd Music Sub-Committee to formulate choir repertoire
    • Conduct the choir at concerts/events organised by the choir
    • assist choristers in learning/improving their musical performance.

    For further information, please contact mon.mvc@gmail.com or visit http://www.monmvc.org.uk

    Letters of application to the secretary at the email address shown above.

    [Posted 15 April 2022 - Closing 11 May 2022]


    Chester St Cecilia Singers require a new Musical Director. We are a friendly, mixed voice chamber choir of between 20-25 singers, based in Chester but drawing singers from Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and North Wales. All members are musically experienced and dedicated.Historically, the choir focussed predominantly on sacred and classical music and has sung services in many cathedrals both in the UK and internationally. After a break due to the Covid 19 pandemic the choir is seeking to broaden its repertoire and seek fresh opportunities with the appointment of an enthusiastic new Director of Music. Amongst other things, we would like to explore any possibilities for singing locally at functions such as weddings and afternoon/evening concerts, with some engagements already booked in our diary for Spring. We rehearse on most Wednesday evenings during term time in the Cathedral Song School. For further information or to express an interest, please email John Skinner on chair@stcecilia.co.uk


    Head of Choral Music - Heath Mount School, a successful prep school in Hertfordshire, is recruiting a Head of Choral Music for our pupils aged 3 – 13.  We are seeking an inspirational choral specialist who can take on the management, organisation, and responsibility for our award-winning choirs. This is a unique opportunity to take on a new role with the aim to strengthen the excellent choral tradition which has become an integral part of our thriving and highly successful music department.
    We believe that teaching music to all children encourages creativity, develops learning skills applicable to the whole curriculum, whilst promoting self-discipline and teamwork. The role is an unmissable opportunity for some-one who wishes to be part of a truly musical school where over 75% of pupils learn at least one instrument.

    Assisting the Director of Music, the successful candidate will help develop music throughout the school whilst building on its reputation as a centre for musical excellence. With a flair for creative arrangements, the new Head of Choral Music will showcase the school’s musical talents at both national and international competitions.

    We are willing to consider candidates who can display excellent potential and who wish to promote diversity within our curriculum and inclusion within our work.  If you would like to find out more about the position, please contact us or visit our website.  Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within our School. 

    https://www.heathmount.org/about-us/vacancies

    [Posted 4 March 2022]


    Vacancy For Conductor/Musical Director. Harrow Harmony choir is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic conductor/musical director for our well-established choir in Harrow, NW London, founded in 1999. We are a friendly, non-auditioned SAB choir of about 30 adults and are keen to attract new members. The core members of the choir have sung together for about 15 years under our present MD, who is to step down in the summer of 2022, having established the choir in September 1999. During that time the choir members have performed a wide variety of choral repertoire including classical, folk and pop as well as some specially commissioned pieces. Despite our amateur status, we are a hard-working and enthusiastic choir and have usually performed three concerts a year in the local area as well as taking part in local choral events. We are looking for someone with a musical vision for the choir who can guide all levels of singers with expertise and, essentially, a good sense of humour!

    We rehearse weekly on Friday evenings 19:45 to 21:45 in term time with a resident accompanist in South Harrow Methodist Church, Walton Avenue, South Harrow, HA2 8QU.
    Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and can be discussed upon application.

    If interested, please send an up-to-date CV with covering letter to
    enquiries@harrowharmony.co.uk by 23:59 on Friday 3rd June 2022. If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact us by email with a phone number and we will get back to you.

    We would like to hold auditions for prospective candidates from Friday 10th June 2022, to be discussed with the applicant, with a view to begin rehearsing in September 2022.

    [Posted 14 March 2022 - Closing date 3 June 2022]


    Culcheth Village choir seek a new Musical Director. Culcheth is a village to the northeast of Warrington in Cheshire and our choir was established about 10 years ago. Due to our current musical director having moved out of the area, we now have a vacancy for a Musical Director to help us develop our village choir! The ideal candidate should be available to join the choir in September 2022

    We are a non-auditioning choir with charitable status and have been developing as a group over several years. Focusing on performances within the village but also further afield whenever the opportunity arises. Before Covid 19 we had performed at the Alderley Edge Music Festival twice, under Paul’s tutelage, and we are currently rehearsing for this year’s festival in May

    We’ve been growing in our ability and members recently and we're looking for someone to help us gain confidence and continue that momentum!

    Ideally, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, confident and experienced in teaching, developing and growing a community choir, who can:

    - Lead rehearsals (currently Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm)
    - Plan the Choir's annual song portfolio
    - Work with the Choir Committee to proactively forward plan performance opportunities, encourage new membership and increase choir visibility.

    Remuneration will be paid for each rehearsal, as well as performances, and will be based on skills and experience. If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, please get in touch via email at culchethvillagechoir2018@gmail.com with a short summary of your experience and why you are interested in the role.

    [Posted 14 March 2022]


    Alma Singers, Great Barford, Bedfordshire are seeking a new Musical Director. The choir is a ladies’ community choir which has three sections. The choir sings light music- popular, songs from the shows, folk, some sacred songs- essentially music which our audiences would recognise. The choir has been in existence for the last twelve years and meets on Monday evenings. We usually perform twice or three times a year for local charities. The choir is in a position to pay a modest allowance to anyone who takes on a role with us. In the first instance please phone the Chair Pat Martin-Moran on 01234 870198.

    [Posted 9 March 2022]


    Overgate Hospice Choir are seeking a new Musical Director, on a part time/self employed basis. We hold weekly rehearsals in Halifax , West Yorkshire, four concerts a year. Overgate Hospice Choir was formed in 1991 to support the work of Overgate Hospice, Halifax. The choir performs a range of choral works and is looking for a conductor to broaden the repertoire further.

    Rehearsal fees are paid on a monthly basis (to be negotiated) and a separate fee is paid for each concert. An information pack is also available from our website: www.overgatehospicechoir.com/people Further information is availabel from the secretary – blew06@btinternet .com

    [Posted 3 March - Closing date 22 May 2022]


     
     

    Liverpool Rainbow Chorus, Liverpool's LGBT+ Choir, are looking for a new Musical Director to help us grow in confidence and numbers! We are a non-auditioning choir and celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2019. We’ve been growing in our ability and members under the leadership of Max O'Hara, who is stepping down after 4 years, and we're looking for someone to help us continue that momentum! Our ideal MD will:

    - Lead rehearsals (Sunday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm)
    - Plan the Choir's song set list each year
    - Work with the Choir Committee to seek out and plan performance opportunities
    - Contribute to the Choir Committee to help grow membership and visibility of the choir
    Remuneration will paid for each rehearsal, as well as performances, and will be based on skills and experience. We’re looking for someone who is:
    - Enthusiastic about leading and growing a community choir
    - Confident and able to teach a variety of songs to a mixed ability choir
    - Experienced in teaching and/or playing music

    If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, please get in touch via email at liverpoolrainbowchorus@outlook.com with a short summary of your experience and why you’re interested in the role.
    Start date will ideally be May 2022.

    [Posted 28 February 2022]


    Vacancy for a Musical Director – Cantilena Singers We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled Musical Director with the ability to motivate, to take over our ladies’ choir of mixed voices as soon as possible. Covid and lockdown has presented the choir with a number of challenges and choir members are keen to appoint a new MD who will reset the choir and rebuild it from its present 20 or so members. The choir welcomes new ideas for its future direction.

    Cantilena Singers became an independent choir in September 2003 and a registered charity in September 2004. The choir has enjoyed much success locally under its previous Musical Director. It is very distinctive in being a choir whose main aim is to raise money for (mainly) local charities through its two main concerts held each year at Christmas and in the summer. We regularly send between £400 and £500 to each of two charities following the summer concert, and between £500 and £600 to a charity for the homeless at Christmas. At present the choir also performs to local charity groups such as care homes two to three times a year. There are no auditions for the choir and it is not necessary for choir members to read music.

    Membership is encouraged for ladies who are prepared to learn and work at achieving a high enough standard for public performance. As well as working hard, the aim is that choir members should enjoy their music making and relay that joy to others in its performances. Our weekly rehearsals during term times take place in Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, between 7.30 and 9.30, with a fifteen-minute coffee/tea break in the middle. At these rehearsals we combine having fun, with working on ways to improve our technique. Our Musical Director and Accompanist provide guidance on how to deal with tricky tunings and timings. We regularly have split rehearsals, particularly for more demanding repertoire.

    The choir has a wide repertoire of mainly two or three-part songs ranging from classical, folk, show and modern. It is the choice of material which ensures that there is something for everyone! The existing music library holds a large number of sets which are added to each year. Social events such as coffee mornings are held to raise money for the choir. Apart from these events, and a termly (and very popular) Bring and Buy, the choir’s main income is from the members’ subscriptions.

    This is a self-employed position. Remuneration is at present £38.93 per hour (£77.86 for a two hour rehearsal meeting attended). This increases by the RPI figure for the September preceding the following Autumn Term. At present too, we pay £50 for each charity concert. This could be a matter of discussion.

    Other activities requested by the Committee will be remunerated at an agreed rate.

    Post Description

    • Work with the committee to plan and manage the musical direction and strategy of the group
    • Meet with the committee and advise on musical matters
    • Work with the committee to plan and schedule appropriate repertoire within the allocated budget
    • Draw up appropriate rehearsal schedules
    • Organise split rehearsals as appropriate
    • Take rehearsals, coach and conduct performers
    • Conduct the group in performances
    • Conduct auditions where appropriate
    • Work with the librarian and the treasurer in obtaining music
    Person Description
    Excellent interpersonal skills
    Enthusiastic
    Positive
    Encouraging
    Well organised
    Good sense of humour
    Empathetic and ability to relate to a wide range of ages and abilities in singing
    Committed to choir’s philosophy
    Essential skills
    Ability to play the piano so as to accompany different groups in the rehearsals
    Good sight-reading skills
    Experience in improving singing technique
    Experience in conducting
    Desirable Skills
    Appropriate Musical Qualification

    Please send in your CV and reference(s) to Jill Kilsby (jillkilsby2012@live.co.uk); 8 Purley Oaks Road, Sanderstead, CR2 0NP

    [Posted 21 February 2022]


    Warwickshire Singers are looking for a new Musical Director to start ideally after our next concert in May 2022 or latest in September. Our excellent accompanist, David King, is leading us in the interim.We are a friendly and enthusiastic, mixed-voice chamber choir, currently around 25-strong but hoping to recruit a few more voices, especially male! Members enjoy singing a wide range of both sacred and secular music and most can read music reasonably well. Please send a CV with relevant qualifications and experience, outlining why you are interested in the position, to Janet Snoad (Chair) and Anne Richardson (Secretary) at thewarwickshiresingers@gmail.com. If shortlisted, you will be asked to attend an interview and direct a 40-minute rehearsal. 

    Job Description

    • Selection and preparation of a suitable music programme (in consultation with the committee) for 2-3 concerts a year.
    • Leading rehearsals on Mondays from 7:30-9:30pm at Kenilworth Methodist Church
    • Support of our link with partner choir La Villanelle de Sceaux, France with a view to periodic joint concerts

    Person Specification

    • Experience of conducting choirs
    • Knowledge and love of a wide range of choral music
    • Ability to communicate clearly, using positive reinforcement and constructive criticism to help singers reach their full potential
    • Sympathetic understanding of the range of singers’ abilities
    • Well organised, responsive and punctual
    •  A sense of humour

    Remuneration
    £60 per rehearsal and £100 for afternoon rehearsal followed by evening concert.
    More about Warwickshire Singers (see also http://warwickshiresingers.org.uk

    [Posted 17 February 2022]


    The Dentdale Choir is seeking to appoint a new musical director to lead the choir from September 2022.  The role involves planning repertoire for the choir, leading a regular Tuesday evening rehearsal of around 1 hour 45 minutes, supporting three annual performances (normally two carol services and an annual spring concert) and working with the choir committee as required. The Dentdale Choir is a community-based chamber choir of around 30 members based in Dent village in the Yorkshire Dales/Cumbria. The choir performs a wide a range of repertoire, including large traditional classical works as well as more modern pieces, both accompanied and a capella. The group is not auditioned but works to a high standard, producing strong and satisfying performances which enthuse and challenge the choir.  

    The successful applicant will contract with the choir on a self-employed basis. A probationary period will be agreed and remuneration will be subject to negotiation. Further details of the post including details of how to apply can be found: https://dentdalechoir.com

    Contact details:

    Committee chair: Jenny Robinson (07855192961, jennycumbriarobinson@gmail.com )
    Committee secretary: John Feltham (01539625689, feltham.john@btinternet.com )
    Musical Director: Richard Bruce, richard_d_bruce@hotmail.com

    [Posted 17 February - Closing date 31 August 2022]


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

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

    [Posted 22 January 2022]


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

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

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

    [Posted 16 January 2022]


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

    [Posted 10 January 2022]


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

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

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

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

    [Posted 29 November 2021]


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

    [Posted 4 November 2021]


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

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

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

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

    [Posted 4 November 2021]


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

    [Posted 1 November 2021]


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

    www.Kingston-U3A-Singers.com

    [Posted 27 October 2021]


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

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

    [Posted 19 October 2021]


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

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

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

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

    [Posted 21 October 2021]


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

    [Posted 23 September 2021]


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

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

    [Posted 11 September 2021]


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

    [Posted 11 September 2021]


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

    [Posted 28 Aug 2021]


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

    [Posted 16 Aug 2021]


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

    [Posted 01 Aug 2021]


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

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

    [Posted 2 June 2021]


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

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

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

    [Posted 11 March 2021


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

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

    [Posted 22 January 2021]


    Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

     

    Quinton Community Choir (SW Birmingham) is seeking a committed and versatile pianist for Monday evening rehearsals and a range of concerts and community performances throughout the year, as our excellent accompanist relocates to London.

    The ability to accompany across a range of genres is essential. We are a welcoming, non-auditioned choir with approximately 50 members and perform regularly in Quinton and at Birmingham city centre venues. For further information, including current fees, please email nicola.starkie@gmail.com

    To apply, please send your CV to the Committee c/o Nicola Starkie by Wednesday 15th June. If possible, please also send a video recording of a rehearsal or concert in which you are accompanying a choir or soloist.
    Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a brief interview and audition during June or early July. Ideally the Accompanist will start work in September.

    [Posted 24 May 2022 - Closing date 15 June 2022]


    The Huddersfield Singers (website:  https://www.huddersfieldsingers.com) are a dedicated chamber choir, now seeking a new rehearsal accompanist to succeed Sue Ogden, who is shortly to retire after 21 years of very distinguished service in the role.  Some concert work might also be available to a suitable candidate.  The choir performs a wide range of mainly classical repertoire, with three concerts each year and occasional extras. If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief covering letter, by e-mail, to the conductor, Daniel Gordon at conductor@huddersfieldsingers.com who will also be pleased to answer any questions you have about the choir and the accompanist's role.

    [Posted 24 May 2022 - Closing date 16 June 2022]


    The West of Scotland Military Wives Choir are looking for an experienced accompanist. Based in Helensburgh, we are one of 72 choirs in the Military Wives Choirs network across the UK and overseas. The Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings all women in the military community closer together and empowers them through singing. The emphasis is on all women: the choirs include wives/partners of serving personnel, but also those currently serving, veterans, mothers, sisters, daughters, and others with a military connection. Although our choir members all have a military connection, we do not expect our accompanist to have one. Just a desire to support our choir activities and accompany us in rehearsals and performances.

    We rehearse in Helensburgh on Monday evenings between 6.30-8.30pm and take part in a variety of concerts and performance opportunities throughout the year. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic pianist/accompanist with excellent sight-reading abilities.

    This is a paid opportunity. Fees are negotiable dependent on experience. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter (max 2 sides A4) to  westofscotland@militarywiveschoirs.org by midnight on Monday 13th June 2022 . Please do feel free to contact us for an informal chat or further information.

    [Posted 18 May 2022 - Closing date 13 June 2022]


    The People’s Show Choir (TPSC) is looking for accompanists in the Midlands for its growing network of choirs. Part of the award-winning charity (based in West Bromwich), The People’s Orchestra, TPSC is a friendly community of singers who all share a passion and enthusiasm for singing songs from the shows.
    Each choir has a unique identity, working on pieces chosen by the choir leader, as well as repertoire common to all the choirs. Along with local performances, the choirs also come together throughout the year to perform massed items in concerts, regularly accompanied by the orchestra. Rehearsals are held weekly, during term time. We can offer a fee of £45 per rehearsal.

    We are particularly interested in accompanists for the following choirs, from September 2022:

    • Halesowen (rehearsals on Mondays evenings)
    • West Bromwich choir (rehearsal date tbc)
    • Shrewsbury (rehearsals Tuesday evenings)

    Successful accompanists will:

    • Be excellent musicians, with good experience of accompanying non-auditioned choirs or a willingness to develop their skills in this area
    • Demonstrate good communication skills and work well within a team
    • Support the choir’s sense of community and enjoyment of music-making
    • Actively support the choir’s development, including growing choir numbers and promoting the choir in the local area

    For an additional fee, accompanists might be required to lead an occasional rehearsal or accompany the massed choirs in concert.
    For more information, please contact Ula Weber at choral@thepeoplesorchestra.com

    [Posted 12 May 2022 - Closing date 27 June 2022]


    Accompanist required by Aurora Choir. Aurora Choir is a group of (currently) around 35 singers formed in 2022 largely from former members of the Adoramus Choir, disbanded in 2021 after 25 years of performing. Our repertoire aims to include a variety of music with broad appeal to a diverse audience - from choral classics to more contemporary works and musical theatre - underpinned by a Christian worldview and singers who share or are sympathetic to that. Most of our members are music readers.
    Rehearsals: Mondays 8pm – 10pm at St Andrew’s, Southgate N14 5PP
    Terms: self-employed (see below for remuneration).
    Job Description
    •             To provide piano accompaniment for weekly rehearsals, between 8pm and 10pm
    •             To be involved in the accompaniment for three concerts a year
    •             A place in the planning committee of Aurora, and participation in occasional meetings
    Essential
    •             Piano accompanying skills and experience, especially in working with choirs
    •             Excellent sight reading ability on the piano
    •             A musical ear and ability to keep track of a rehearsal, giving notes and supporting harmony as required
    •             Ability to take section rehearsals as required
    Preferred 
    •             Ability to score read, in 4 or more parts
    •             Skills in conducting and choir direction, to step in and rehearse the choir if the conductor is absent
    •             Skills as an organist
    Remuneration
    •             An agreed fee per rehearsal will be paid, based on 40-42 rehearsals.
    •             An agreed concert fee will be paid.
    •             A fee will be agreed separately for any additional services provided.
    Interviews will be held shortly after the deadline for applications, and short-listed candidates will be invited to play at a choir rehearsal. The appointee will be expected to start work in September.
    To apply please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email to: aurorachoirlondon@gmail.com

    [Posted 5 May 2022]


    Accompanist Wanted - Arlesey, Bedfordshire. A capable and responsive Accompanist is wanted for Vivace Choir, a chamber choir of 20 SATB voices, meeting at Edgeworth House, Arlesey SG15 6SX on Wednesday evenings, during Bedfordshire schools term time, throughout the year. The successful applicant will be a proficient pianist, with good sight-reading capabilities, and would preferably be a capable organist as well. Hours are 7.30 pm till 9.30 pm, with concerts on Saturdays, three times a year, November/December, March/April and July. Two concerts are generally taken from the classical repertoire, with the July concert given to a mix in lighter vein. The July concert will normally be included in the annual Hitchin Festival. This is a paid role. Terms available on enquiry of the Chairman, The position becomes available from September 2022.

    Roger Barnard

    Chairman, Vivace Choir

    Email: roger@holmecott.co.uk

    Phone: 01462 713307 - Mobile: 0790 0080449

    [Posted 4 May 2022]


    Thames Valley Gay Chorus seek a new Accompanist. Thames Valley Gay Chorus is an LGBT+ inclusive, non-auditioned mixed-voice choir based in Caversham, Reading.  Rehearsals take place weekly at 4-6pm on Sundays except for scheduled breaks and membership is open to everyone regardless of experience and ability. Our previous accompanist has moved on to his next venture after four years with us, and so we are looking for a replacement to start in May 2022.
    This is a freelance position and remuneration is at £80 per rehearsal, paid monthly, with additional fees for performances. For further information about the choir and this job vacancy, please visit our website: www.thamesvalleygaychorus.org.uk/

    [Posted 26 March 2022 - 10 April 2022]


    Cleeve Chorale seeks an experienced accompanist ideally to start in May 2022. The choir seeks to appoint a skilled accompanist with outstanding sight-reading and score reading skills to accompany weekly rehearsals. Additionally, the successful applicant would be expected to accompany the choir in performances predominately on the organ. Remuneration will be £50 per rehearsal, with additional fees for performances.Cleeve Chorale is a sociable and welcoming, non-auditioned choral society based in Bishop’s Cleeve, north of Cheltenham. Its membership (currently 50 singers) usually perform 3 major concerts each year alongside a programme of workshops and smaller events. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Woodmancote Village Hall.The closing date for applications is Friday 8th April 2022 and initial auditions will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2022. For more information and to apply for this position please see the choir’s website: cleevechorale.co.uk

    [Posted 11 March 2022 - Closing date 8 April 2022]


    Alma Singers, Great Barford, Bedfordshire are seeking a new Choir Accompanist. The choir is a ladies’ community choir which has three sections. The choir sings light music- popular, songs from the shows, folk, some sacred songs- essentially music which our audiences would recognise. The choir has been in existence for the last twelve years and meets on Monday evenings. We usually perform twice or three times a year for local charities. The choir is in a position to pay a modest allowance to anyone who takes on a role with us. In the first instance please phone the Chair Pat Martin-Moran on 01234 870198.

    [Posted 9 March 2022]

     

    St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, seeks to appoint an Organ Scholar for the academic year 2022-2023 (September till end of July), with the potential opportunity to continue for a second year by mutual agreement. The Organ Scholar receives an annual honorarium of £2,000 - £2,500 (depending on experience) and generous extra fees for any weddings/funerals throughout the year.  An application pack and further information is available on our website: www.richmondteamministry.org/smm-choral-foundation Auditions will take place on 23 or 24 April.

    [Posted 3 March 2022 - Closing date (12noon) 8 April 2022]


    Lee Choral Society wish to appoint  a new weekly rehearsal accompanist/concert organist to start preferably on Wednesday 27th April 2022, or in September…we are happy to wait for the right person!  LCS is a long established SATB choir in Lee on the Solent on the south coast in Hampshire. Our repertoire includes works such as Mozart's Requiem, Jenkins’ Armed Man, the Durufle Requiem and 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 were able to continue online very successfully throughout 2020/21 with our MD and our current accompanist leading 2 sectional rehearsals per week apiece on Zoom.

    We would, ideally, like to appoint a weekly 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 April/May and December (plus the three Wednesday rehearsals prior to each concert). We are looking for someone with skill, a sense of humour and a bit of flair! 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 Wednesday 9th March. Please put 'LCS Accompanist' in the subject line. Interviews and auditions will take place on the evening of Wednesday 23rd March. More information about Lee Choral Society can be found on our website leechoralsociety.org.uk and on our Facebook page.

    [Posted 17 February 2022 - Closing date 9 March 2022]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Peterborough School
    Thorpe Road
    Peterborough
    PE3 6AP

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

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


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

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


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

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

    [Posted 5 Jnauary 2022]


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

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

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

    [Posted 29 December 2021]


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

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

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

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

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

    [Posted 24 December 2021]


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

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

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

    [Posted 12 December 2021]


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

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

    [Posted 1 November 2021]


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

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

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

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

    [Posted 26 October 2021]


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

    [Posted 20 October 2021]


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

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

    [Posted 15 May 2021]


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

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

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

    [Posted 17 September 2021]


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

    [Posted 16 August 2021]

     


    Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted
    Francesca Massey, MA (Cantab), PGDip (RNCM), FRCO Based in Rochester, Kent, Francesca has 20 years’ experience of working with choirs as a singer, rehearsal pianist, organist and conductor, ranging from Cathedral Choirs (most recently as Director of Music at Rochester Cathedral) to amateur Chamber Choirs and Choral Societies (currently as Guest Conductor of the Cranbrook Choral Society). She is looking for a good-standard Chamber Choir or Choral Society in Kent or Central/South-East London to direct on either a stand-in or permanent basis www.francesca-massey.org

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

    Robert Mingay-Smith began his musical career as an organist at the age of 14 and completed the ABRSM Organ Diploma for performance at the age of 19. In 1998 he became Director of Music at St Peter’s Church in Brandon, Suffolk after which he commenced his studies in organ, voice and bassoon at Trinity College of Music, London. Robert graduated with a BMUS (Hons) in 2005. During his career, Robert has held choral scholarships at both St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-fields, and posts as Assistant Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, and St. Michael’s Cornhill, London.From 2009 to 2013 Robert was a member of the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 with whom he toured world-wide. During his time with the ensemble they recorded six CDs including the Bach Motets and Aces High. Robert performs regularly as an organ soloist in the UK and at many of London’s churches and cathedrals. He has performed all over America and in concerts improvising alongside Naji Hakim. He is a founder member of the flute & organ duo INVERSION, alongside the award-winning flautist Ruth Stockdale with whom he tours internationally.

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

     

    My name is Elaine Cox.  I gained a Diploma in Choral Direction (equivalent) and I'm keen to acquire more conducting experience. Versatile and enthusiastic.  Preferred area of operation is Reading / West Berkshire / South Oxfordshire. Accompanist needed where required. Voluntary considered. Please contact: Elaine Cox Email: siccarpt@gmail.com Phone: 07766 780549.

     

    Christopher Ebbern DipABRSM, ATCL (Distinction) Pianist, Organist & Baritone is searching for a Director of Music/Organist and Choir Master/Organist position in the East Midlands area. Happy playing for both traditional and contemporary services. Can lead and accompany choir practices and music group practices. Currently works as a music teacher in schools, privately and conducts and accompanies choirs. For more information contact Chris Ebbern: Mob: 07792089104 Web: www.pianovoce.co.uk Email: chris_ebbern@yahoo.co.uk

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    David Oldfield Experienced professional choir trainer and RSCM examiner (RCO qualified) available for choir training/choral conducting work in Greater Portsmouth area. Email davidoldfield678@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01883 623728 07463 960905
    Paolo Buttaboni Professional, dynamic choir director and pianist with several years of experience in different European countries, recently relocated in the UK, is looking for work in London area (only paid positions). Ideally looking for a choir with varied repertoire (e.g. not only "strictly classical"), which is open to new challenges, which enjoys singing and wants to get professional performing standards in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere: all levels are welcome, small or big ensembles, young or experienced, amateurs or professionals, theatre or church choirs. In exchange I'll bring you professional musical experience in conducting, playing, arranging and performing, vocal and stage training, I'll help you to develop the sound, the singing skills and the repertoire, teach you how to sing with music copy or by ear, I'll bring you experience in working with groups of singers and managing group dynamics, the ability to develop individuals, communication skills, energy, enthusiasm, passion for music and commitment.  Fell free to contact me for further information. Paolo Buttaboni Contact:  paolobuttaboni@yahoo.co.uk mobile: 07826.43.90.43

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

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

     

    Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted
    Paolo Buttaboni - Experienced, professional piano accompanist available: Classical, Choral, Gospel, Jazz and Musical. London-Greater London area.  Contact: Paolo 07826 439043  or pbuttaboni@yahoo.co.uk
    John Eagles. Well-qualified and experienced organist and choirmaster (M.Mus, FRCO (DipCHD)) seeks position of Director of Music (or equivalent) at an Anglican church with potential for maintaining or developing a high standard of liturgical performance within the framework of a supportive and collaborative ministry. Preferred locations: north-west London, Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire borders. Please contact John EaglesTel: 01895 753271. Email: johnr.eagles@yahoo.co.uk
    Anthony Merryweather, an experienced and reliable accompanist is available for concerts, exams, choral society rehearsals, music festivals and recordings. Piano and Organ. London and Home Counties. Sometimes available at short notice.  More info at www.mraccompanist.co.uk 07712 833705
    Gina Eason - Enthusiastic and capable lady organist and choir director with many years experience seeks both permanent position and opportunity to become a member of a team and church family  at church near her home in Dorking/Reigate area. Gina Eason email: keyboardistic@aol.com Tel: 01306611404

    Choirs seeking Singers - please visit British Choirs on the Net facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/britishchoirs