British Choirs on the Net

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

Please email details of any choral vacancies to Phillip Tolley

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  Conductors/Musical Directors
   
 

Shoreham Oratorio Choir are looking for a new Musical Director. We are looking for an accomplished musician who has a strong affinity with classical choral music, to support the continued growth of our choir and develop our performance/vocal skills and confidence. Our musical director will collaborate with the choir committee on programming and creative direction and will further develop the high standard of musicianship in an inspirational manner which is encouraging for all. 

Our musical director plays a vital part in providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience at rehearsals, encouraging the membership with a sense of humour and infectious enthusiasm.

The musical director appointed will have experience of leading and developing choirs and will have the ability to balance the needs of singers with varied abilities, making music accessible for all. 

Experience in arranging music is desirable but not essential. Remuneration is very competitive and in line with experience. Additional concert fees are also paid. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start in September 2024

About Us
We are a non auditioned choir of SATB voices, originally founded in 1961 with a coming together of the choirs of two churches in Shoreham By Sea,  St Mary de Haura and St Nicholas.  

We perform traditional and contemporary classical choral pieces. Three most recent concerts have featured, Brahms Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Karl Jenkins's The Armed Man (with the Crawley Millennium Concert Band)..

Currently we have 65 active singers.  We are proud of our musical standards and ability to create enjoyable, meaningful events within our community.  We are a charity run by volunteers.

 Supported by a professional accompanist, we rehearse each Thursday evening (7:30-9:30pm) during term time, in the Methodist Church Hall, Shoreham By Sea BN43 5WB

We perform three concerts a year in our local area (Christmas, Easter and June/July) to a high standard, accompanied by professional soloists and musicians.

To register your interest:
Please send your CV to Shoreham Oratorio Choir shorehamoratoriochoir@gmail.com with a covering letter no later than May 12th 2024.  If you would like to discuss the role further, a conversation with Kevin Gilroy, the chair of the choir, can be arranged.  You must be eligible to work in the UK. Selection will be by a process of interview and audition. https://www.shorehamoratorio.uk

[Posted 11 April 2024 - Closing date 12 May 2024]

 
 

Director of Music, Melismata Choir, East Midlands. Applications are invited for an experienced choral conductor with an interest in unaccompanied Early Music repertoire, to continue the work of the founder Philip Robinson, ideally from September 2024. Melismata is an auditioned, friendly, East Midlands based chamber choir, performing a cappella.

Melismata was founded in 2019 by our current conductor Philip Robinson. A cappella early music
The choir rehearses on Sunday evenings 7.00-8.30 pm meeting at least fortnightly and more frequently as we get close to performance dates. The venue is usually the Victoria Commemoration Hall in Bottesford; sometimes The Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton. Both are exceptional acoustically.

The remit of the new Director is to design musical programmes for performance and to conduct rehearsals leading to those performances. S/he will be expected to preserve the remit of unaccompanied early music and to keep the choir’s sections in a healthy balance by finding and auditioning new singers as necessary. The Director’s voice is the most important in all musical matters, while being supported by a well-functioning executive committee. Committee meetings take place as necessary online. The Constitution requires at least 4 such meetings per annum in addition to an annual AGM.

Rehearsal times may need to be negotiated with a new Director and the choir will endeavour to be as flexible as possible. Remuneration will be £70 per 90-minute session. Travelling expenses and concert fees are negotiable. Please see our website: www.melismatachoir.com

Please apply with C.V., including two references, and an accompanying letter by 16th April, 2024 to the email address supplied below. Selection for shortlisted candidates will be by audition, followed by a short interview, on a Sunday evening during late April/May 2024.

Further enquiries and applications to Teri Deal (Search Committee Chair) Terideal2@gmail.com

[Posted 29 March 2024 - Closing date 16 April 2024]

 
 

Thames Valley Gay Chorus are looking for a new Musical Director to start in May 2024. Thames Valley Gay Chorus is a dedicated LGBTQ+ SATB choir, inclusive of everyone regardless of identity, experience or ability. We celebrated our 20th anniversary last year. Our aim is to create a safe space within which members can develop their skills in singing. whilst taking advantage of the wide array of social opportunities offered by the group. We are based in Caversham, Reading, with approx. 23 members currently.

The choir rehearses from 4pm until 6pm on Sundays, except for scheduled breaks. We may consider changing the rehearsal day for the right candidate.

We are looking for someone who can lead rehearsals, teaching a range of songs to a mixed ability choir, building on the vocal skills and confidence of members. We would like the MD to help build local LGBTQ+ connections and put together a varied and exciting set of music for performances throughout the year, including self-organised concerts (usually July and December) as well as performing at local, community-based events including Pride and the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil.

The MD will work with the choir's committee to help meet the objectives of the choir. The position is paid and the rate will be dependent on experience.

As part of the recruitment process, the applicant will need to conduct a rehearsal (1 hour), teaching the choir one or two pieces of music they are enthusiastic about. This will include accompanying the choir on the keyboard. There will also be a short interview.

To apply please email thamesvalleygaychorus@gmail.com with a CV and covering letter by end of day Sunday 21st April 2024. Further information about the choir can be found at https://thamesvalleygaychorus.org.uk

[Posted 28 March 2024 - Closing date 21 April 2024]

 
 

Braintree Male Voice Choir is looking to recruit a Musical Director. The choir, now 53 years old, sing a wide range of songs, from traditional male voice choir offerings, such as Nessun Dorma and Cwm Rhondda, to songs from shows and more recent material such as Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll, Del Shannon’s Runaway and Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.

Rehearsals are held in the centre of Braintree on a Wednesday evening. For the choir in action, see the videos on our website https://sites.google.com/site/thebraintreemalevoicechoir/home
Expressions of interest (or requests for further details) to Ron Fosker on rfosker@btinternet.com or 01376 512582

[Posted 27 March 2024 - Closing date 30 April 2024]

 
 

Musical Director for the Edinburgh Bach Choir. The Edinburgh Bach Choir is an auditioned, amateur choir currently consisting of around 80 singers of all abilities. The choir rehearses regularly on Tuesday evenings at St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, with performances on a weekend three times a year.

The choir aims to maintain a commitment to singing the works of J S Bach, however, they do sing a wide variety of music ranging from early polyphony to twentieth century composers including Requiem for the Innocent, composed by James Robertson who was a former member of the choir. Future pieces include Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus (RV 595), Charpentier’s Te Deum and Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir .

You can read more about the choir’s history and its music in more detail here.

The EBC is looking for a successor for its current Musical Director, Stephen Doughty, who has been with them for the past seven years. The successful applicant will collaborate with the committee in planning rehearsals for concerts, deciding and agreeing on appropriate programmes for the season ahead that takes into account the choir’s ability and budget.

The Musical Director will work closely with the Librarian to resource music for the choir and instruments. They will also work closely with the Membership Secretary regarding auditions for those wishing to join the choir and any seating arrangements for the choir for a concert.

If you are interested in applying, or know someone who might be interested, you can find the job description here.

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to Janet May at recruitment@edinburghbachchoir.org.uk before 6pm on Monday 15 April 2024.

[Posted 24 March 2024 - Closing date 15 April 2024]

 
 

Parnham Voices are looking for a new MD who could take up the post from September. Parnham Voices is a thriving and friendly SATB a cappella choir, currently 18 strong, based in Beaminster, Dorset but also drawing experienced singers from a wider area. We celebrated our 20th  anniversary in 2023 and continue to enjoy sharing our love of singing by presenting concerts in churches around the area throughout the year. Our repertoire is drawn from a wide base, sacred and secular, old and new. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7.15pm to 9pm in Beaminster Museum.

Our present conductor is standing down at the end of our summer season in May this year. 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • be an experienced choir conductor who will motivate and challenge us
  • have high expectations in developing our vocal technique and performance
  • ensure our repertoire includes different periods and styles of music
  • engage well with committee, choir and audience
  • be well-organised and responsive, making rehearsals lively and fun

This is a paid role.
For further enquiries or to email your CV please contact PV chairman: Annabel Edwards annabelchat@aol.com  

[Posted 24 March 2024 - Closing date 26 April 2024]

 
 

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Musical Director with Swansea Male Choir, Manselton, Swansea. We are the City of Swansea's premier choir having been established in 1946. We are a vibrant choir, with our own premises, who's repertoire encompasses traditional Welsh music, and songs from the Musicals. We perform at weddings, funerals, functions, parties, and at events supporting charitable fundraising, throughout the Swansea area. We are seeking a Musical Director with a vision for the 21st Century.

Applications and further information are to be addressed to Robert Fairbairn, Chairman, either by telephone (07376 342 127) or by email (robertfairbairn325@yahoo.com).

[Posted 22 March 2024]

 
 

St Peter & St Paul, Kettering are seeking a Director of Music. St Peter & St Paul is the medieval old parish church of Kettering in the historic heart of the town and a short walk from the railway station. It acts as the civic church for the town and for North Northamptonshire.

We want to appoint someone who will help us as we worship to continue drawing on the Anglican choral tradition along with the very best of more recent church music.  One of our priorities as a church is to create a spiritual home for young families and our music needs to be part of that.  

You would be joining our gifted organist, an enthusiastic choir which needs to grow, and a fairly new young choir we are keen to see flourish. We are setting up a Music Panel to increase the support we give to our music,  including finding additional funding.

£11k pa for 3 years, renewable subject to finance

For more information, and to apply, please email enquiries@peterandpaul.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2024.

We are holding the afternoon of Sunday 5 May free for shortlisted candidates to spend some time working with our choir, and be interviewed.

[Posted 22 March 2024 - Closing date 17 April 2024]

 
 

Wymondham Choral Society in Norfolk are looking for a Conductor/Musical Director to start in September 2024. We are a mixed choir of 55 singers founded in 1980, with a wide repertoire (see our reviews), performing three concerts a year in beautiful Norfolk churches. Our home base is Wymondham Abbey and the choir’s accompanist is MD there. We have performed some challenging works with outstanding soloists and musicians, a great privilege.

The choir is a welcoming, friendly community. We prefer our singers to be able to sight-read although that isn’t essential. There are no auditions. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings during school term times. Concerts are in March/April, July and early to mid December.

https//:wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk

Our website should answer most of your questions but do ask anything you need to if you decide you’d like to join us. Please send your CV to our Chair Liz Fletcher liz@wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk

[Posted 21 March 2024]

 
 

Fleetwood and District Choral Society is seeking a new Musical Director to start in September 2024. We are a non-audition choir and deliver several quality performances annually. At present we have a membership of 40 and hold our rehearsals with an accompanist on Friday evenings 7:30 – 9:30.

We are looking for a Musical Director who has:
Experience of conducting an SATB choir and directing an orchestra.
A wide musical knowledge
Good communication skills with a sense of humour

Visit our website www.fleetwoodchoral.org.uk

If you are interested in becoming our new Musical Director, please send a letter stating your interest and including your CV to info@fleetwoodchoral.org.uk

[Posted 18 March 2024 - Closing date 19 April 2024]

 
 

Southgate Progressive Synagogue is looking to appoint a musician & vocalist on a one year fixed contract while we review the option to appoint a Musical Director. The new post holder will be encouraged to apply for this role. For the current role we are looking for an accomplished musician and vocalist to lead and enhance the musical component of the Synagogue's services, developing innovative approaches and appealing to all ages and abilities

The successful candidate will be a skilled keyboard player (and/or other musical instrument – e.g. guitar), and a clear solo vocalist. The ability to read and sing in Hebrew would be an advantage but we do have transliterations of our musical liturgy. We envisage that you will be our regular Saturday morning Shabbat musician and be able to assist with Friday evening and festival services

For Job Specification and remuneration details please click here

For applications please complete the Application form which can be found here

[Posted 14 March 2024 - Closing date 12 April 2024]

 
 

Sounding it Out, a vibrant, quality and fun Wiltshire community performance choir, is seeking a new choir leader from September 2024. Sounding it Out is a friendly and sociable mixed voice (SATB) acapella harmony choir, with members based around Wiltshire, Bath and as far afield as Devizes and Bristol.  It currently has 36 members.  We have varied but sound musical experience and knowledge. At the moment, we rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Bethesda Church in Trowbridge. Our repertoire is varied and encompasses a wide range of musical genres - folk, blues, songs from other countries, gospel, classical/sacred, pop and jazz. We usually perform between 5-10 concerts a year in various venues around Wiltshire, Bristol and Bath, as well as have at least 1 weekend away and have in the past had some great choir exchanges both in Europe and the UK. 

Key requirements for the position:

  • Be a positive and enabling teacher.
  • Understand the importance of and able to support the dynamic culture of the choir mixing strongly encouraging fun to be experienced by all and the strong desire to gain the highest standards and performance quality we can.
  • Ability to develop the choir’s performance and vocal technique in a motivational manner.
  • Have a good knowledge of a wide variety of musical repertoire to engage both choir and audience.
  • Ability to deliver good musical arrangements to suit the choir.

To apply please send a musical CV, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to:  Shelagh Beazley at shelagh_beazley@hotmail.com
The closing date for applications is 8th April 2024.  The selection process will involve the whole choir include an audition with the choir one evening at the end of April or beginning of May and interviews will take place in May. For further information about Sounding it Out and the role, please go to our website https://www.soundingitout.co.uk or contact Shelagh Beazley at shelagh_beazley@hotmail.com or Sarah Talbot-Williams on 07900 892867.

[Posted 11 March 2024 - Closing date 18 April 2024]

 
 

Cantiones Choir seeks a new Musical Director Cantiones, a 40-voice mixed choir based in Oswestry, performs a wide range of repertoire to a high standard both in Oswestry and further afield. Our current Musical Director Martin Bussey is to retire at the end of 2024 after five very successful years at the helm, so the search is on for a charismatic trained musician with a passion for choral singing to take over from January 2025. During his time with us, Martin has developed our technical skills and confidence with some challenging programmes of a cappella and accompanied works. Our 40th anniversary concert in 2022 featured a very successful performance of ‘The Creation’ by Haydn, with orchestra, in the Holroyd Theatre at Moreton Hall School, Weston Rhyn. The choir has just taken part in a truly memorable joint performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Chester Cathedral with Chester Bach Singers and Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martin Bussey. This will surely be regarded as the highlight of our current season.
If you would like to know more about the choir, do take a look at our website where you can download a full Job Description and information on how to apply.  Visit  www.cantiones.org.uk

[Posted 9 March 2024 - Closing date 30 April 2024]

 
 

Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield and seeking a Director of Music and Musical Mission. The vicar, wardens and PCC at Holy Trinity Cuckfield are seeking to appoint a part time Director of Music and Musical Mission at Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield. We offer:

  • A thriving and growing church with an established choral tradition, with music supporting the liturgy.
  • An enthusiastic, trained choir of over 20 voices, including juniors.
  • Supportive senior staff and PCC.
  • A vibrant church community with about 100 worshippers each Sunday.

The person that we are seeking will:

  • Develop and build on the current musical strengths within the parish.
  • Train and develop the choir.
  • Work with the vicar and PCC in developing musical mission initiatives and the financial support for music in the parish.

Salary £13,800 pa contract for service. For further information and an application form please contact the Parish Administrator, The Church Office, The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield Haywards Heath RH17 5JZ, 01444 456461 office@holytrinitycuckfield.org.

[Posted 8 March 2024 - Closing date 26 April 2024]

 
 

Brindle St James church is seeking to appoint an Organist and Choir Leader to play at our 10.30am Sunday morning service and special feast days. We have a well-established choral tradition with an RSCM-affiliated SATB robed choir with a relatively modern 2 manual pipe organ and Kawai digital piano. Practices currently take place twice a month before Sunday services (from 9.45am). We are currently looking for new choir members and are hoping to appoint someone with enthusiasm to grow the choir. 

Remuneration and fees within RSCM guidelines depending on experience and agreed job description. T&C’s to be confirmed with the successful candidate.

For more information, please contact Rev Jon Price on 07483948380 or rector@brindlestjames.co.uk

[Posted 23 February 2024]

 
 

A-Chord is looking for a new MD. We are a fun-loving non-audition mixed voice community choir which meets in Southgate, London N14 on Thursday evenings. We have a varied repertoire, popular songs, show tunes, folk music and seasonal (but not religious) music, and we enjoy performing.
Our new MD should be someone who:

  • is able to teach, accompany and conduct a choir
  • wants to work in a collaborative manner with the choir
  • is keen to help encourage the recruitment of new members

For more information, please email laura@a-chord.uk

[Posted 21 February 2024]

 
 

Ditchling Singers are looking for a new Leader for our choir. We are a non-audition choir who sing in 4-part harmony, with music.  Our current repertoire includes Gershwin, Beatles, Abba, Beachboys, Sondheim, etc.

You need to be a good pianist so that you can both lead and accompany us. We currently meet fortnightly from 4-6 pm on Sundays, either in Keymer (15 mins walk from Hassocks rail station) or in Ditchling village.

£60 per session, negotiable.  We may additionally be able to reimburse travel costs. Please contact Jacky Hilary for further discussion.  jackyhilary3@gmail.com

[Posted 31 January 2024]

 
 

Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir are seeking a new Musical Director. Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir was founded in 1954. During that time there have been seven Musical Directors, including the present incumbent, Ron Burrington. We are seeking someone with understanding and vision to take us into our eighth decade. 

The ideal candidate will have good technical knowledge of music and understand arrangements for four-part harmony and the particular needs of male voices. The sections are 1st Tenor, 2nd Tenor, Baritone and Bass. The current ensemble is small in number but there is roughly an even split between the sections. The existing repertoire is extensive but there is a desire for the new MD to extend this and bring on new more contemporary songs whilst acknowledging the history of music in the choir.

The role holder will be expected to prepare material for weekly practices in preparation for concerts throughout the year. There are several annual fixtures, including a series of weekly performances on Brixham Quay, held during August, a Christmas concert and an annual concert. There are also some invitations to join other choirs at their performances and other civic and private events throughout the year. The MD is expected to be available to lead the choir at these events. There are also some social events for choir members and guests during the year and although not compulsory participation from the MD is desirable. 

An annual stipend is made available for the Musical Director and two accompanists. 

For more information on how to apply email Richard Hackett <richardahackett@gmail.com>  

[Posted 15 January 2024]

 
 

Just A Cappella are looking for a Musical Director to take our choir forward. As our name suggests, we sing A Cappella and learn all our repertoire by heart. We perform by invitation at organised concerts and for various groups. We are looking to expand our audience. We have a varied repertoire - please check out our website at www.justacappella.org.uk.  and/or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063650764422

We have a variety of learning styles - some of us learn by reading music, others learn from our teaching tracks. We meet every Monday evening from 7.45 to 9.45pm at Leverstock Green Village Hall, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 8QG. Remuneration is £60 per hour for rehearsals.

If you are interested in leading our choir, please email us at info@justacappella.org.uk with your CV or Resumé.

[Posted 15 January 2024]

 
 

Mendip Male Voice Choir, based in North East Somerset, has a vacancy for a new Musical Director from Spring 2024. The choir has a long history in the area having been established in 1919. During this time, it has had only five musical directors. Following a recent recruitment campaign, the choir is now around 70 strong, with a good balance between the four sections: bass, baritone, second tenor and tenor.
The current MD, Jamie Knights, has continued to build the choir’s reputation for quality performances, with entertainment at the heart of its repertoire.

Rehearsals are held every Monday evening in the village of Timsbury, seven miles south-west of Bath. The choir performs a number of concerts during the year, typically five or six at both Christmas and in the summer, sung without scores. The Musical Director will be given complete control over the musical content and will work closely with our established accompanist. The successful candidate will need to
show that they can inspire the choir to strive for excellence in an enjoyable and inclusive atmosphere.

It is recommended that candidates take the opportunity see the choir perform this Christmas:

Dec 16th. St John’s Church, Peasedown St John. www.stjsgroup.church
Dec 18th. St John’s Church, Midsomer Norton. This is our own Christmas concert
and a limited number of tickets are available.
Please contact choir chairman Richard Luscombe for further information
Email chairman@mendipmen.co.uk

To apply for this vacancy please visit our website for details of the application process and the job description: www.mendipmen.co.uk/vacancy

[Posted 30 November 2023]

 
 

Loughborough MVC is recruiting a new Music Director, to start in September 2024. The Loughborough Male Voice Choir is a well-established forward-looking choir with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere providing an inclusive, accessible opportunity for men of all ages who wish to sing and would like to develop their skills and abilities in a friendly, relaxed, informal environment, enriching their lives and that of the local and wider community.
 
The Choir is now recruiting a Music Director to take over from Chris Hill, who is stepping down from the post after 18 years to resume singing with the tenors. We are a non-auditioned choir of 50+ voices, and have been singing in Loughborough for over 50 years. We meet weekly for 2 hours on Thursday evenings in Loughborough town centre, throughout the year, with a short summer break.

Each year, we organise and promote three or four of our own concerts in addition to accepting a number of invitations to other concerts and musical events across the calendar. In recent years we have toured, both in the UK and abroad. Although we have sung in competition in our past, we are essentially a concert choir.

We are keen to continue with and develop our current varied repertoire, ranging from traditional male voice music, sacred and secular music to more contemporary pieces. Our main focus is enjoying singing together in rehearsal and in concert, while always looking to improve our standards and striving to be the best we can.

We are looking for someone with the appropriate experience, enthusiasm, and energy to lead this friendly group of singers. We have an accompanist, and a small Music Team, which the post-holder would lead. For further information, including a description of the role and responsibilities, please contact the Choir's current chairman, Norman Hockley, at info@loughboroughmvc.co.uk. He is also available for an informal chat about the Choir and the role on 07889 009928. To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the role, to Norman by Friday 15 March 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you.

[Posted 29 November 2023 - Closing date 15 March 2024]

 
 

Nottingham Military Wives Choir require a new Musical Director. We are celebrating their 10th Anniversary year and due to relocation, our MD is sadly moving on. As a result, we are looking to employ an upbeat and enthusiastic MD to lead the choir into the next decade. We are proud to be part of the wider Military Wives Choirs network and have been part of some fantastic performance opportunities that this brings.

Our new MD would

  • Need to commit to regular Monday evening rehearsals, held on Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell,  Nottingham.
  • Help us to keep up to date with the networks core music, whilst continuing to help support us to increase our wider and more challenging music repertoire.
  • Be flexible and willing to commit to performances in the wider midlands area.
  • Whilst we do have a pianist, there are occasions when she will be unavailable. Therefore, a good knowledge or experience of playing the keyboard would be advantageous, though we would not consider this an essential for the right candidate.

In return

  • We would offer an hourly rehearsal rate and performance fee, subject to negotiation.
  • An opportunity to work with an enthusiastic group of women who enjoy singing and strive to increase their individual music awareness.
  • As MD of our choir, you would also have the choice to be part of the wider Military Wives Musical Directors group which holds occasional seminars, usually run by the conductor Hilary Davan Wetton, who has a close connection with the Military Wives organisation and has collaborated with us on all three of our albums.
  • Plenty of laughs, fun and social opportunities.

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to, Nottingham@militarywiveschoirs.org

[Posted 8 October 2023]

 
 

Choral Leader required. Stoughton Hearts and Voices are looking for a new choral leader to start in January 2024. We’re a small, non-auditioned mixed voice and ability choir looking for a dynamic new leader to inspire us as we expand our singing skills, look to rebuild our numbers and explore future performance opportunities. 

We have a positive outlook, are musically open minded and have tackled a wide range of repertoire, from choral classics through to folk, jazz, musicals, and popular arrangements. Not all of us read music and there is not an accompanist, so piano skills for rehearsals and performances are essential. You will be supported by a hard-working committee who are there to support your creative decisions.

Rehearsals take place from 7.30-9pm Wednesday evenings in Stoughton, Guildford, GU2 9LX and your own transport is essential.

For further information please contact stoughton.hearts.voices@gmail.com

[Posted 8 October 2023]

 
   
 

Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

   
 

Wetherby Choral Society are seeking to appoint a new accompanist for September 2024. WCS is a non-auditioned SATB choir of 100 singers who perform four concerts each year with orchestra and professional soloists in Wetherby Parish Church. Our most recent concert celebrated 50 years since the founding of the choir with a performance of Vaughan-Williams Sea Symphony and a full list of concerts can be found on our web-site http://www.wetherbychoral.org.uk Rehearsals take place in Wetherby Parish Church on Monday evenings from 7.30-9.30p.m. from September to the end of June. We have been led by John Dunford for the last 31 years and his infectious enthusiasm and energy make rehearsals and performances entertaining, thrilling and memorable. We require someone that shares our love of the English choral tradition and who will relish the prospect of accompanying repertoire from the last 400 years. They should be a fluent pianist with good sight-reading and score-reading abilities, preferably with experience of the demands of choral accompaniment. Opportunities exist for playing continuo at concerts, though this is not essential.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to accompany a regular rehearsal as part of the selection process. Remuneration and contract period are negotiable, and subject to an annual review. Please send a letter of application and CV to secretary@wetherbychoral.org.uk from whom full details about this position including remuneration are available.  Closing date for application is May 18th.

[Posted 11 April 2023 - Closing date 18May 2024]

 
 

Vacancy for an accompanist: Radcliffe Ladies Choir was formed over thirty years ago and currently has around 30 members with a wide age range. Following the retirement of our accompanist, we are now in need of another one. We are based in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire and rehearse on Wednesday evenings.

Our repertoire is eclectic, singing everything from classical to musical theatre as well as pop and old favourites, so we are looking for an experienced accompanist who can cover all genres of music.
If you are interested in the position, or for further information, please contact us via our website

www.radcliffeladieschoir.co.uk or https://radcliffeladies.weebly.com (some browsers don't like the first one!)

[Posted 11 April 2023]

 
 

Accompanist and Assistant Music Director (one role) East Grinstead Choral Society wishes to appoint our new Accompanist and Assistant Music Director to take our music-making to the next level. If you’re an experienced accompanist, or perhaps a graduate who is a great keyboard player and loves choir training, this could be the role for you. We are looking for someone who can work collaboratively with our MD, Laurence, as we continue to expand the exciting musical offering our choir is making. The post will become available from September and we are planning to hold auditions in May. The closing date for applications is 1st May. Please visit our website for further information about this exciting opportunity:  https://www.egcs.co.uk/about-5-1

[Posted 1 April 2024 - Posted 1 May 2024]

 
 

Leeds Methodist Choir is looking for an accompanist for our rehearsals due to retirement. We are a well established classical choir of some 60 mixed voices with expected high standards. Our Musical Director is Daniel Rodriguez and you will be supported by him and the choir committee. Rehearsals commence in June until our performance in September. Our forthcoming programme includes Requiem by Durufle and Vivaldi’s Gloria. We rehearse at Wheeler Hall at Leeds Cathedral on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 to 9.15pm. We are looking for an enthusiastic rehearsal accompanist with relevant experience of working with amateur choirs. Remuneration is negotiable. Please send an expression of interest and CV to William Mainprize (Chair) at wmainprize@outlook.com

[Posted 14 March 2024]

 
 

Accompanist wanted for Billericay Choral Society. We are based in Billericay, Essex (a 30 min train journey from Liverpool Street Station). We are a 40-strong mixed voice choir. We perform three to four concerts each year, covering a range of classical and contemporary choral works. The choir is non-auditioned but we aim for high standards. Our recent programmes have included: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Chilcott’s Christmas Oratorio, and Rutter’s Gloria. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings (7.30pm-9.30pm) during term time at Billericay Methodist Church, a short walk from Billericay station. We perform at various venues in and around Billericay.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled pianist. You should have good sight reading and be prepared to learn music ahead of rehearsals. Previous experience with amateur choirs is not essential. Score-reading ability is preferred by not essential. We would expect you to lead sectional rehearsal from the piano from time to time and occasionally lead a whole-choir rehearsal. It is not essential that you also play the organ, but it would open up other options for you at our concerts. Rehearsal and concert fees to be agreed as appropriate. The successful candidate can start in September or earlier in our summer term if available. Appointments will be made following a trial rehearsal and short interview.

For further details or to apply for the position, please email Ed Sutton, Musical Director, at edsutton4@gmail.com

[Posted 11 March 2024]

 
 

The Pink Singers is seeking a Choir Accompanist from September 2024. As the longest running LGBTQ+ choir in Europe, The Pink Singers was established in London in 1983 to march in London’s Gay & Lesbian Pride and we've been singing and marching ever since. We are an auditioned choir of 80-100 members with strong community connections. Though a community choir, we have a reputation for high standards of performance that we are keen to uphold and grow. We have a long standing relationship with large London venues such as Cadogan Hall, where we currently perform 2 concerts a year. We are a registered charity run by volunteers, and our aim is to share the joy of music within the LGBTQ+ community in the UK and around the world, and to promote and celebrate equality and diversity. More information including our charitable aims can be found on our website. https://www.pinksingers.co.uk/ - Closing date for applications 29 March 2024

Responsibilities

  1. Accompany weekly rehearsals on a Sunday in London between 14:00-18:00 (term time dates).
  2. Perform in two London concerts a year in January and June/July.
  3. Where possible, take part in other smaller gigs (around 5-7 a year),that may be in London, in the UK or overseas, especially important festivals such as Hand in Hand and Various Voices.
  4. Work closely with the musical director, music team and artistic director to fulfil creative themes and visions.

Required

  1. Professional grade 8+ piano accompaniment skills.
  2. Previous experience in accompanying an SATB choir.
  3. Confident communication skills.
  4. Confidence in a wide range of musical genres.

Desirable

  1. Ability to conduct or lead the choir in the absence of the musical director.
  2. Lead sectionals in rehearsal time.
  3. Understanding of vocal warm ups and technique.
  4. Understanding of choral and contemporary repertoire.

Expectations

  1. Adhere to The Pink Singers vision, values and constitution.
  2. Be committed to equality and inclusion for everyone.
  3. Abide by The Seven Principles of Public Life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  4. Understanding the needs of an LGBTQ+ choir.

What we offer in return

  1. Community - Joining us means you becoming a ‘Pinkie’, a hundred-strong community of beautiful, diverse, inspirational LGBTQ+ people who come together to sing, share and spread joy. We are our own chosen family.
  2. Impact - As accompanist, you get to be involved in the high-level and long-term direction of the choir to share the joy of music among the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness of their rights. Our choir makes a real difference to people’s lives in the UK and around the world.
  3. Growth - The role would give you the opportunity to develop your skills in working with, and managing a diverse choir of singers with mixed abilities, with a desire to improve their vocal performance.

Remuneration: Annual fee works out at £27 - 30/hr

Employment Type: Self-employed, fixed term contract Start date: September 2024
Selection: Interview and audition process - Interview date 3 May 2024 - Audition date 19 May 2024.

Please send in your curriculum vitae to chair@pinksingers.co.uk
Please write a short paragraph about why you wish to join The Pink Singers You must be eligible to work in the UK

[Posted 21 February 2024 - Closing date 29 March 2024]

 
  St Mary’s Church, in the Parish of Launceston, requires a well-qualified Organist & Choir Trainer with vision and enthusiasm for the post of Director of Music.

Personal Specification and requirements 

  • We are seeking a well qualified organist with a degree or equivalent in music, able to accompany complex choral repertoire and to be able to play a variety of organ repertoire.
  • An experienced choral trainer who can continue and develop the fine choral tradition at St Mary’s and to maintain the current level of choral singing and to explore new opportunities
  • To recruit new members 
  • To show interest and imagination and to offer ideas as to how to develop the choirs repertoire 
  • To work with the Clergy on outreach projects and to liaise with other Churches to develop links
  • To continue to uphold the care of the Hele organ.
  • To work with the organ builder (Lance Foy) and to offer periodic reports to the DCC/PCC as to the condition of the instrument and that of the pianos. 
  • To offer training to choir members who wish to work towards choir awards
  • Experience working in the Anglican musical tradition is preferred
  • The ability to create an environment where musical training becomes a part of building faith
  • Identify, encourage and utilize musical talent in the parish
  • Select all service music in consultation with the Incumbent or Worship Leader
  • Work with the DCC to budget choir and music expenses
  • Arrange substitute musicians during absences
  • To help train and nurture organ scholars if necessary
  • To oversee choir volunteers who look after the music library and give secretarial support

As a church we are currently in vacancy, so we are looking for someone who can be a flexible part of our journey and help shape the future. 

The post holder is required to share a commitment and to fulfil all appropriate safeguarding training. All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS Check. 

Remuneration: A fee in line with the RSCM will be negotiated with the successful candidate 

Recruitment process:

To apply: Please send a full CV and covering letter to: Sue Tierney, PCC Secretary, Flat 2, Trevadlock Hall Park, Congdon's Shop, Launceston PL15 7PW Email: suetierney003@gmail.com by Monday 19 February 2024.

Personal and professional references required

Information regarding an interview will be sent to sort listed candidates 

Start Date: To be arranged with the successful candidate 


Please submit a full CV and covering letter indicating why you think you are suitable for this position.

[Posted 14 February 2024 - Closing date 19 February 2024]

 
   
  Skipton Choral Society is looking for an accompanist due to relocation. Our well-established choir of around 60 mixed voices usually performs three concerts each year, covering a range of classical and more contemporary works. We are non-auditioning choir but strive for high standards and have performed many well-known choral works as well as some more unusual pieces. We are led by a highly competent and experienced MD, Robert Webb, a former choral scholar under Peter Philips (Tallis Scholars). Further details about the choir and examples of some of our past and future performances can be found on our website: https://skiptonchoralsociety.com/ We rehearse (with piano) in the truly excellent acoustic of Christ Church in the lovely North Yorkshire market town of Skipton on Monday evenings from 7– 9pm (during school term times). We usually perform there too, but not always; for example, we are scheduled to perform at Bolton Abbey Priory Church in May 2024 and Skipton Town Hall and Selby Abbey in December 2024. You should be an enthusiastic and skilled pianist who is a sensitive accompanist with relevant experience of working with amateur choirs. You should have good sight-reading and score-reading skills, and be willing to practice music in advance of rehearsals. A willingness to lead occasional sectional rehearsals from the keyboard would be an advantage, but is not essential. It is not necessary that candidates also be organists. For full details about this position, including remuneration, please visit: https://skiptonchoralsociety.com/accompanist.

[Posted 22 December 2023]

 
  Knaresborough Choral Society (KCS) are seeking to appoint a new Accompanist as soon as possible. We are a well-established SATB choir in the historic town of Knaresborough, with approximately 45 singers. We rehearse in Gracious Street Methodist Church, Knaresborough, on Thursday evenings during term-time, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Established for nearly 40 years, the society performs three concerts each year, covering a wide range of music. We are a non-auditioning Society but strive for high standards and are proud to have performed many of the great choral works. We also perform at numerous local and community events throughout the year. We invite applications from ambitious and creative musicians. We are looking for an enthusiastic rehearsal accompanist with relevant experience of working with amateur choirs. A willingness to lead occasional sectional rehearsals from the piano/keyboard would be an advantage. Candidates who are also organists able to accompany us in concert venues as appropriate to the programme will be particularly welcome. The Accompanist will be supported by the Musical Director and responsible to the choir committee. Short-listed candidates will be invited to accompany a regular rehearsal during the first half of the Spring Term as part of the selection process. Remuneration and contract period are negotiable, and subject to an annual review. Please send a letter of application and CV to: Mrs. Sarah Turnbull, Chair, at knaresboroughchoralsociety@gmail.com. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2024. For further information please see our website Knaresborough Choral Society , or contact Sarah as above

[Posted 6 December 2023 - Closing date 31 January 2024]

 
 

Organist and/or Director of Music wanted for Great St Mary's Church, Sawbridge, Herts CM21 9AB. Music is a vital part of the life of Great St Mary’s, and is appreciated and valued highly by both the clergy and congregation. The church’s worship is liberal catholic in tradition with incense used on feast days. Our main Sunday morning service (9.30am) is a Parish Eucharist (Common Worship), often featuring David Thorne’s ‘Mass of St Thomas’, led by our adult robed choir, accompanied by the organ and occasionally, if appropriate, by the piano. Once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month, the choir also sings for Choral Evensong which always features a sung set of canticles and an anthem.

Part time post. Salaries will be based on an applicant’s past experience, the shape of the agreed role within the church, and guidance from the RSCM.  Appointments will be made in accordance with the Church of England's 'Safer Recruitment' policy, and, as such, will involve a full DBS check.

If you are interested and would welcome an informal conversation about the role and its opportunities, please contact: Father Simon Vivian (Vicar, Sawbridgeworth) Tel: 01279 723719
email: vicar@sawbridgeworthchurch.org.uk

A fuller desciption of the role and church can be found HERE

[Posted 4 September 2023]

 
  Accompanist needed for Pontyclun Ladies Singers (formerly Cantorion Pontyclun).We rehearse on Tuesday evenings, with a couple of concerts per term.

PAID POSITION.We need a great player with friendly disposition to join us. Please contact Fran on 07917 570430 for further information.

[Posted 13 March 2023]

 
 

Accompanist for Reading Lunchtime Choir. Reading Lunchtime Choir is looking for an accompanist to start as soon as possible.  We are an SATB choir, rehearsing 12 noon to 1pm on Wednesdays at Park United Reform Church, Reading.  We sing a wide selection of music, from classical to popular and are led by professional choral conductor, Hannah Towndrow.  Please reply to admin@readinglunchtimechoir.org.uk with CV.

[Posted 19 October 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]

 
  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 is an organist, singer and choral director. He 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 in concerts improvising alongside Naji Hakim and most recently gave his debut recital at Notre-Dame Cathedrale, Paris. He is a founder member of the flute & organ duo INVERSION, alongside the award-winning flautist Ruth Stockdale with whom he tours internationally. Robert founded the Square Mile Music Series and is artistic director of the new ensemble Seraphim; 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. Robert is also Director of Music at St John the Baptist, Wimbledon. 

Please contact Robert Mingay-Smith, Musical Director/Conductor/accompanist, London based. Visit www.robertmingay-smith.com or email robertmingaysmith@icloud.com

 

 

My name is Elaine Cox. .  I gained a Diploma in Choral Direction (equivalent) and have conducting experience of a wide range of music and different choirs. 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
 

Robert Allan is an experienced professional pianist and organist looking for freelance work in London. Excellent sight-reader, versatile, reliable and down-to-earth. Contact: robertallan77@gmail.com, 07795034424

   
 

Simon Brackenborough. Experienced pianist, 39, based in south London. Available for choral accompaniment work on ad-hoc or regular basis. Have played with various amateur choirs, comfortable in a variety of styles from popular to classical. Contact on sbrackenborough@gmail.com.

   
 

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
 

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