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.


All vacancies posted in 2018 have now been removed. If they are still unfilled please resubmit.



 

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Trustees

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) are seeking up to three Trustees to support this outstanding national youth music organisation in continuing to thrive and grow. Trustees must have a commitment to, and passion for excellence in music and for music in the education and well-being of all young people regardless of background or circumstance.
Applications are particularly welcome from Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Safeguarding
  • Education and participation
  • Governance and regulatory matters
  • Fundraising and development
  • Financial or legal acumen

We are keen to ensure the diversity of our Board and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, and from across the UK.
Trustees should have the time and commitment to attend four Board meetings a year, normally held in London, and to support the organisation less formally throughout the year as appropriate. Trustees will be expected to be ambassadors for NYCGB and choral music, supporting the organisation’s ongoing development of its profile and networks of young people, audiences and supporters.
NYCGB (Artistic Director Ben Parry, Chief Executive Anne Besford) inspires and empowers young people through the life-changing experience of singing together. Our five choirs - the National Youth Girls’ Choir, National Youth Boys’ Choir, National Youth Training Choir, the flagship National Youth Choir and National Youth Chamber Choir - have a membership of over 750 of the best young singers aged 9 to 25 from across the UK. Through our residential courses and special projects, we provide our young people with unbeatable opportunities to develop skills in music and performance, leadership and teamwork, and to grow in confidence and aspiration. Our choirs regularly give high profile performances at venues and festivals such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Sage Gateshead, the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Edinburgh Festival, Snape Proms and the BBC Proms (including the first night of the Proms in 2018). The National Youth Choir is also invited to perform at events of national significance such as the 100th anniversary commemorations of WWI at Amiens in 2018 to an audience including HRH the Duke of Cambridge and the Prime Minister. High profile international artists NYCGB has worked with include Daniel Barenboim and Kylie Minogue.
NYCGB also supports the development of emerging young professionals through our Fellowship programme for future choral leaders and performers and our new young composers scheme. An emerging conductors scheme is also in development. We believe that all young people should be able to take part in high-quality singing and a major and growing strand of NYCGB’s work is our learning and engagement programme, including our Widening Access and Engagement initiative. We work with regional music education hubs, schools and partner organisations including regional choirs and venues to encourage more and more young people to sing together.
For initial expressions of interest or applications please email the Chair of Trustees (Professor Chris Higgins) at Chair@nycgb.org.uk


 
Conductors/Musical Directors
 

St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, East Surrey seek a Choral Director, from January 2020. This is an exciting and fresh opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and skill to work closely with our other leading musicians to inspire our worship and to

  • lead our newly-formed St Peter’s Singers (building on our present choirs)
  • build on our lively present, and significant musical heritage (Delius, Beecham, Beatrice Harrison and friends)
  • shape and grow our future singing for all ages, including opportunities for choral scholarships and community engagement
  • continue to develop and transform St Peter’s as a place of choral excellence

St Peter’s is an Anglican Eucharistic parish church in a vibrant village, offering:

Fine organ with excellent organist in post, and concert piano

Strong English choral tradition, and enjoyment of a variety of other styles

Good transport links by road and rail (lifts available from / to Oxted station if required)

One Sunday morning service with rehearsal every week, and occasional Choral Evensong

This is a self-employed position. Remuneration of £75 per Sunday service, including rehearsal (equivalent to £3,150 / year), plus special services, expenses and warm support.

For more information about St Peter’s, please see our website: www.stpeterslimpsfield.org

The successful candidate will play a significant role in shaping the next phase of St Peter’s musical life. There is the opportunity for an extended handover in the autumn so please do get in touch if you’re interested. For an informal conversation, please contact the Team Rector, Rev. James Percival, on 01883 722351, or james.lttm@gmail.com To apply, please send covering letter and CV to Caroline Campbell, Church Coordinator: stpeterschurch.lttm@gmail.com

[Posted 2 August 2019]


Rainbow Voices are seeking a dynamic new Musical Director to lead us into our 25th year and beyond! We are the leading Midlands based Community Choir for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and their friends. We are a performance choir with a broad repertoire. We have around 40 members and sing in SATB formation.  This is a paid role. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings near Fiveways train station, Birmingham.
To request an information pack, please email: contact@rainbow-voices.org.uk Find us on Facebook: Rainbow Voices

[Posted 2 August 2019 - Closing date 6 September 2019]


Musical Director Needed for Luton Male Voice Choir. The Luton Male Voice Choir is a 24 strong high quality non-profit making choir, based in Luton, who perform a wide and dynamic repertoire, developing our skills as singers and giving back to the community. Luton Male Voice Choir Has been in existence for 27 years and has sung to international audiences in prestigious surroundings including The Royal Albert Hall, The Natural History Museum, The Grosvenor and Park Lane Hotels in London and also with various other choirs throughout the country. Our Current MD, John Alexander, will be leaving us at the end of 2019 and so LMVC seeks an experienced and energetic Director to lead the choir from 2020. LMVC seeks an experienced and energetic choir director to lead the choir from 2020. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at Our Lady Help of Christians Church Community Hall from 7.30 -9.30pm. The working hours are two hours of rehearsal each week and the time needed to be ready for rehearsals and performances. The successful Musical Director will work with the LMVC Committee to ensure the functioning of the choir and ability to perform at a range of events, under their direction, throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and/or arranging the music LMVC will perform;
  • Managing all choir rehearsals Developing and inspiring the choir with a mix of songs from warmups and simple arrangements to more complex pieces. Teaching new pieces in a supportive way, to both sight and non sight readers,
  • mentoring choir members through rhythmically challenging parts, so that the choir is performance ready;
  • Maintaining the standard LMVC sets for itself articulated in its vision
  • Supporting the choir's development in e.g. their tuning, listening, blending, breathing, care of the voice etc.

Applications:

A copy of your Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to: chairman@lutonmvc.com,There is no set date for applications but we are looking to appoint a new Choir Director to start in January 2020, so if this sounds like the role for you, please email the LMVC Committee as soon as possible. All applications received will be acknowledged.

Interview and Rehearsal:

Short-listed applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Committee on a Wednesday prior to rehearsal. Following interview, you will be asked to conduct the choir in rehearsal with items from the current repertoire as well as your own song choices/arrangements

[Posted 2 August 2019]


Coventry Philharmonic Society is seeking a new Musical Director for its main choir to start in November 2019. The choral society was formed 75 years ago in Coventry, which in 2021 will be the next UK City of Culture. Our main choir is non-audition and has over 100 mainly adult members. We usually perform two concerts a year plus a Christmas concert. We sing a wide variety of classical choral music, both secular and religious. Rehearsals are held in Quinton Park Baptist Church Hall in Coventry on Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 9.30. Term dates September to July and we usually have around 42 rehearsals a year.

We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and are looking to engage an energetic, enthusiastic, and inspiring Musical Director on a self-employed basis. The successful candidate will have an engaging personality, and be able to motivate and work with our amateur singers to develop their singing and performance skills. Candidates should hold a recognised qualification in music (e.g. at diploma or degree level), ideally with a specialism in conducting or choral direction. He/she should have experience working with a large chorus, booking and working with professional instrumentalists and singers, and have a solid grasp of the choral repertoire. Applications are invited for this remunerated position by 31st August 2019. For further information about this position, including a role description and draft contract, please contact the choir secretary Colin Simmons at secretary@covphilsoc.org.uk. Website www.covphilsoc.org.uk

[Posted 29 July 2019 - Closing date 31 August 2019]


Whitsand Harmony, based in Downderry, South East Cornwall, require a conductor/musical director.  The choir is looking for an enthusiastic, committed person with a sense of humour and patience, ready to take a choir of approximately thirty members (SATB), of mixed ability onto the next stage of a 30+ year history.  The choir has grown progressively in ability.  Just three conductors have been responsible for the progress and so the choir is ideally looking for someone with a long term commitment, but not essential. Are you thinking of moving to the area?  If you are, the area has many attractions and is often called the Forgotten Corner of Cornwall. Please see our website https://www.whitsandharmony.com/

[Posted 29 July 2019]


Based in Hanslope, near Milton Keynes and Northampton.  Hart and Soul Community Choir is seeking an enthusiastic Musical Director or Choir Leader for a mixed non-auditioned SATB choir of approximately 40 singers.  After 2 very happy years, our current director, Katie Teage, is reluctantly stepping down to concentrate on work nearer to home, following the birth of her son.   

The choir formed in 2011 and sings a range of musical genres including pop and rock, African, folk, jazz, and occasionally classical. We perform locally 2-3 times a year. Rehearsals are currently held on Wednesday evenings during school term-time from 8.00-9.30pm, at Hanslope Village Hall.  For more information about the choir please see www.hartandsoulchoir.co.uk

You will need to be inspiring, energetic, patient and supportive, with an excellent sense of humour.  The choir enjoys some spontaneity and an element of fun during rehearsals, whilst always striving to be the best we can be.  You will be open to some occasional input from the choir in the choice of songs, and be available to attend the Community Choirs Festival at Stratford-on-Avon, when the choir is participating. 

Candidates for the role will be required to direct from the keyboard, and will be willing to audition at one of our rehearsals during the autumn term. It is envisaged that the new Musical Director will start from week commencing 28th October 2019.   

Contact Jane Austin via email on hartandsoulchoir@gmail.com if you would like to apply, or for further information.

[Posted 29 July 2019 - Closing date 7 September 2019]


Principal Conductors - Invitation to Tender - A new and exciting opportunity to work with one of the UK’s leading youth music organisations. 

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB)exists to inspire and empower young people throughout the UK with the life-changing experience of singing together. NYCGB is seeking to award three Principal Conductor contracts, to oversee the strategic planning and delivery for the National Youth Boys’ Choir, the National Youth Girls’ Choir and the National Youth Training Choir.Principal Conductor contracts will enable the ongoing and successful delivery of NYCGB’s core annual course and performance programmes for the Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Choir and Training Choir. They will ensure strategic artistic leadership for the choirs and be responsible for developing and delivering an inspiring and relevant programme of training and development for our young singers, appropriate to the ages and abilities of each of the choirs. The specialist artistic services sought for the roles comprise artistic planning, delivery and oversight of NYCGB’s programme of residential courses, performances and associated activities for each of the three specified choirs.

Fee: Between £2,300 and £3,200 per course, plus fees for additional meetings.
Term of contract:Offered on a freelance self-employed basis, for a period of three years from October 2019.
How to Submit a Tender:
Applicants should submit the following information via email to  apply@nycgb.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 19th August 2019:

  • a CV including details of relevant training and professional experience;
  • a statement of no more than 1,000 words indicating how you meet the skills and experience required for successful delivery of the contract;
  • a statement of no more than 500 words outlining your artistic approach and initial ideas for the choir for which you are submitting a tender – if you wish to submit a tender for more than one choir, you should submit a statement for each choir;
  • details of two referees who can confirm the standard of your professional conducting work and music leadership;
  • a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form; a completed tender cover sheet, available fromhttps://www.nycgb.org.uk/principal-conductors-invitation-to-tender

Practical assessments:  7th & 8th September 2019 in London.
Interviews:  9th September 2019 in London.
Potential applicants wishing to discuss the contract opportunities in more detail with an appropriate member of the NYCGB team, should email ben.parry@nycgb.org.uk NYCGB welcomes tender submissions from all sections of the community. If you have any particular access needs within the selection process, please email apply@nycgb.org.uk Full information is available at:https://www.nycgb.org.uk/principal-conductors-invitation-to-tender

[Posted 23 July 2019 - Closing date 19 August 2019]


New Musical Director Required for Stroud Choral Society. Stroud Choral Society in Gloucestershire is seeking a replacement for our current Musical Director (MD), Huw Williams, who is leaving the choir in March 2020 after ten very happy and successful years with us. Huw is Director of Music at Bath Abbey. His immediate predecessor with us was Benjamin Nicholas, now Director of Music at Merton College, Oxford. We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational MD with experience in all aspects of the choral repertoire who will continue to develop the choir. The successful applicant would take up the position in mid March 2020, although a postponement until 2nd September 2020 may be considered in exceptional circumstances. We are a mixed choir of 130 members with a long and proud history. Members can audition to be part of a Semi Chorus which is used when smaller resources are required. Never afraid of a challenge, we recently commissioned Peter Ash to compose a new work, the Pelicantata, based on a Roald Dahl book, which we performed in Bath Abbey. Always keen to encourage young talent, over the past four years we have formed our own children’s choir, who participated in the Pelicantata concert, and a youth choir. They are under the direction of their own talented conductor drawn from the main choir. Our four annual concerts draw on a wide range of music encompassing the classical, modern and operatic choral repertoire. For our two main Spring and Autumn concerts, in St. John Baptist Church Cirencester and Tewkesbury Abbey respectively, we employ professional soloists and orchestras, such as Canzona, the Bristol Ensemble and the Regency Sinfonia, with whom we enjoy excellent relationships. For our lighter Christmas and Summer concerts, performed locally, we are joined by our Children’s Choir or Youth Choir and local, highly talented young soloists. We organise annual choral workshops to which singers outside the choir are also invited. At the end of July we are embarking on a choral tour of Normandy, the second such tour in recent years. We rehearse on Monday evenings in Marling School Music Centre in Stroud with breaks at Christmas, Easter, the Summer and bank holidays. New members undergo a short voice test and the entire choir was similarly assessed earlier this year. More details about us can be found on our website: stroudchoral.org

THE POST. The MD will be responsible for the training and rehearsing of the choir, planning concert programmes, engaging soloists and orchestras in consultation with the Committee, attending committee meetings as necessary and liaising with the Children’s and Youth Choir conductor as appropriate. He/She will be engaged on a self employed basis, responsible for his/her own NI, tax and VAT payments. Fees will be paid according to experience and expertise.

Applicants should first email the Communications Officer at info@stroudchoral.org for an application pack or to seek further information if required. Applications close on 9th September 2019. From the end of October shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview before a panel and 30 minutes to 40 minutes session rehearsing the choir.

[Posted 23 July 2019 - Closing date 9 September 2019]


The J Singers choir in Bridgwater, Somerset, are looking for a new Director of Music to take over from this October. In addition to enjoying ourselves, part of our ethos is to benefit others through performing concerts to air charities and other good causes - typically around 10 per year. Regular rehearsals are on a Tuesday evening and modest remuneration is available.

Founded in 1966, we currently have about 20 members and sing a varied mix of music, normally in 3 or 4 parts, ranging from traditional ballads, songs from the West End shows and film themes, through to world music, works by modern choral composers such as John Rutter and Paul Mealor, as well as popular songs from groups such as Abba and The Beatles. Although reading music isn't a membership requirement, recruits do undergo a voice test.

We're looking to continue to improve our performances, while maintaining our variety and our enjoyment of singing. We're also keen to expand our membership.

For further information or to express your interest, please contact David or Tim via our website http://www.jsingers.org/ (which also includes further information about us, our repertoire and our activities), or email md@jsingers.org

[Posted 23 July 2019]


Erewash Phoenix Choir is looking for a committed, enthusiastic Musical Director from September 2019 . We are a small ladies choir (20 members ) based in Sandiacre and have a wide and varied repertoire ranging from classical to modern choral to pop.Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 at St Giles Church Hall (NG10 5EE ). We are able to offer an honorarium. Please contact Pauline Edwards (Chairman) at phoenixchoir@outlook.com 

[Posted 12 July 2019 - Closing date 1 September 2019]


Magna Carta Chorus - Vacancy for a Musical Director We are an acapella male chorus based in Hampton, Middlesex currently consisting of 15 singers and an on-going recruitment programme for more members. We sing in the barbershop style of 4-part harmony and have a varied repertoire.  We now have a vacancy for a new Musical Director (male or female) to progress the chorus. The position requires someone with a firm understanding of harmony singing and an enthusiastic approach.  We rehearse each Thursday at the White House Community Centre in Hampton TW12 3RN between 7.30pm -10pm.  Apart from rehearsals attendance at our sing out performances would also be required.  These vary between 7 - 10 during the year and are mostly within 10 miles of Hampton and occasionally a little further out. It is a paid position. If you would like to discuss and find out more please contact: Richard Hudspith (Chairman) richard_hudspith@hotmail.com or Telephone 07305541370

[Posted 12 July 2019]


Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society is seeking a new Musical Director to start in January 2020. We are a mixed ability choral society based in Betchworth Surrey. The choir was founded over 80 years ago and has over 60 adult members. Each April, the choir competes in the Leith Hill Musical Festival www.lhmf.co.uk.  In addition, it presents at least 2 further concerts a year. We sing a wide variety of classical choral music, both secular and religious. Rehearsals are held in Betchworth Village Hall on Wednesday evenings  7.45 to 9.45pm from September to June.

We are looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic, and inspiring musical director. The candidate should have an engaging personality, able to motivate and work with our amateur singers to develop their singing and performance skills. Candidates should hold a recognised qualification in music (e.g. at diploma or degree level), ideally with a specialism in conducting or choral direction. He/she should have extensive experience working with a large chorus, booking and working with professional instrumentalists and singers, and have a solid grasp of the choral repertoire.  Applications are invited for this remunerated position by 30 September 2019.For further information about this position please contact the choir Chairman, Patricia Frankland, either by email at chair@bbcsinfo.org or on 07913896828. Website: www.bbcsinfo.org

[Posted 12 July 2019 - Closing date 30 September 2019]


Toccata Ladies Choir is looking for a new Musical Director. We are an award winning ladies choir based in Livingston, West Lothian. The choir consists of over 50 members of all ages and musical abilities, brought together by their love and passion for singing and performing.
We perform our annual concert over two nights in Howden Park Centre, Livingston.  We also perform at various smaller concerts throughout our choir year as well as taking part in any choral festivals or competitions that we can (having previously won the Glasgow Orpheus Trophy on two occasions).
We sing a wide variety of choral music, from classical to popular; religious to secular; straightforward to very challenging. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening during school term time in Livingston United Parish Church from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

We are seeking a new energetic and inspiring Musical Director who will be an accomplished choral conductor with a wide knowledge of repertoire, and someone who will share our ambition to further develop our singing and performance skills.   Our current MD will be stepping down in May 2020 therefore the position will be available from August 2020 however, we would like to invite the new MD to work alongside our current MD for a period during the 2019 term. We also would warmly welcome anyone interested in applying to come and listen in on a Tuesday night when we start the new session in August 2019.

Further information about Toccata can be found on our website:  http://www.toccataladieschoir.co.uk under the heading “about us” or by emailing Nicola Starkey (President) -  nikis21@btinternet.com

[Posted 27 June 2019]


Songbirds in Harmony, a ladies choir based in Cannock, Staffordshire, is seeking an experienced MD to take the reins from 2020. We are an established choir of 9 years, and have almost 40 members, and sing modern pop music arrangements, mostly three part harmonies. Weekly rehearsals are at a school hall in Hednesford, Staffordshire,every Monday evening, and we rehearse throughout the year. We currently perform 4 concerts per year. The role of MD is a paid position. More information about the choir can be found at www.songbirdsinharmony.co.uk and you can contact us on info@songbirdsinharmony.co.uk or call Annette on 07557052711

[Posted 12 June 2019]


West London’s Capital Chorus seeks a musical director to lead it to new performance heights. We’re a men’s a cappella chorus, members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers, and we’re seeking a new director with a vision to continue the chorus’s growth and development. We’re an enthusiastic and diverse group of 30 men, hardworking, quick to learn, receptive to new ideas and with a keen sense of fun. We have a rigorous audition process and use riser recordings to review individual progress. In 2018 we won the most entertaining chorus award at BABS Convention. Our new MD will be energetic and inspiring. They’ll share our ambition and offer a strategy to further develop our singing and performance skills. Rehearsals are on Monday evening in West Ealing. For further information please contact Paul Gordon (Chairman) paulandsue@ic24.net  07747 641802 website www.capitalchorus.co.uk

[Posted 4 June 2019]


Magic Voices seek a Choir Leaders to start September/October 2019. Magic Voices Choir are looking for an exceptional Musical Director/ Choir Leader in the following areas: Sheffield, Barnsley and Lancaster. Applicants must have strong leadership, good keyboard skills and experience of leading vocal ensembles. Our repertoire is largely musical theatre and light contemporary pop. Our extensive library of musical arrangements are our own, written by West End Musical Director, Andy Rumble. This is a term time only position and a weekly, evening committent. Days of the week are negotiable and will start in September/ October 2019. All enquiries and for more information: info@magicvoices.co.uk Website: https://www.magicvoices.co.uk/

[Posted 3 June 2019]


Singspiration Choir – Halifax, West Yorkshire. We require a Musical Director. We are a small community choir of about 25 people. We are used to singing in three part harmony. We started approximately 7 years ago, 3years with our latest Director. Singspiration believe in singing for our wellbeing. It is important to us that choir is accessible for all. So we don't have music, we learn by repetition. We sing for well being and fun. A sense of humour is a must! We are a very friendly choir and aim to welcome everyone. Ideally we require someone who can read music and arrange songs in three part harmony (or buy in arrangements) and then teach them to us in a fun and relaxed way. We currently sing accompanied but have sung acapella. We look forward to receiving applications as soon as possible so we can appointment in time for our new term in September. My contact details are Linda Haggas, lindalou5995@hotmail.com 07739397892.

[Posted 23 May 2019]


Sale Male Voice Choir would like to invite the interest of a local musician to take the role of Musical Director from September 2019. As the only traditional Male Voice Choir based in the Borough of Trafford,  the Choir has a stable membership of around 22, singing a typical MVC repertoire (musicals, folk songs, hymns, opera and film music- mostly in four part harmony TTBB and occasionally a Capella).  Members have a range of previous musical experience, and give a good commitment to both rehearsals and concerts.  The ethos of the Choir is to enjoy singing and fellowship, to entertain audiences and do good in the community. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays (7.30 pm- 9.30 pm) at the Congregational Church, Heyes Lane, Timperley WA 15 6 EA.

Apart from 3 or 4 normal concert performances per year, the Choir aims to take music to as wide an audience as possible. Venues have ranged from the sublime Manchester Cathedral to other churches, residential and care homes, hospitals, supermarkets and even some outdoor appearances.  Recognising the health benefits derived from singing, the Choir encourages audience participation, especially in the sessions it provides for dementia patients and their careers.  The Choir also offers to sing without fee for charity-organised events.

People have tended to join the Choir as their family commitments relax, retirement beckons, or on moving to a new area.  The same might also be applicable for the  Musical Director role.  Particular expertise or experience is less important than an ability to encourage and develop the Choir to our mutual satisfaction and enjoyment.  While the the position is not remunerated, reasonable expenses would be paid, as occurs with our regular accompanist.

If you would like to consider offering your services in the first instance please contact  Bob Davies, the Choir Chairman by telephone 0161 962 4239 or by e-mail when you could attach a musical c. v. rad76dazzle@hotmail.co.uk

[Posted 17 May 2019 ]


Coastline Harmony is looking for a new MD as we sadly bid farewell this summer to our encouraging, funny and patient Miguel. We’re an award-winning, friendly, female voice groupof around 30 members who share a love of a cappella singing. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Southwick from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm.

The successful applicant will be able to generate enthusiasm, fun and a positive attitude towards learning, as our members are mostly non-music reading and we learn our songs by ear. In return, we offer commitment, a joy of singing and friendship. We pay expenses and a modest fee.

Want to know more? Visit our website http://coastlineharmony.co.uk/ or emailcoastlineharmony@outlook.com for full details.

[Posted 26 April 2019]

 

 

Magic Voices are looking for an excellent Musical Director in Lancaster and Morecambe as we are opening new contemporary choirs in these areas. Our repertoire is largely Musical Theatre/ contemporary, original musical arrangements by a West End Musical Director. This will be a large choir and we are looking for someone with a warm, friendly, engaging personality. Keyboard skills are essential. If you wish to apply for this position or have any immediate questions, Please send a C.V to info@magicvoices.co.uk.

[Posted 19 April 2019]

 

Musical Director required for Od Dalby Singers. The Old Dalby Singers are a 30-strong SATB community choir based in the well-known Vale of Belvoir village. The non-auditioning choir consists of both readers and non-readers and has grown in ability and reputation since its establishment in 2003. We are seeking to appoint a highly committed, enthusiastic and suitably qualified Musical Director to maintain and further its development as our present MD is relocating in July 2019. We are looking for someone with some 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 9.00pm, in Old Dalby Village Hall and produce two concerts a year, one around June and the other at Christmas. The singers try to use fresh and greatly varied material for each term as learning is a major part of our ethos as is enjoyment. New music selection is a democratic process in which we would wish the MD to be involved. The post comes with a fee paid for each rehearsal and concerts, dependent on the experience and qualifications.  Applicants should contact our chair, Russ Hamer for further details via our website at http://www.olddalbysingers.site/

[Posted 3 April 2019]


The Ilkley Choral Society (est. 1949) and the Otley Choral Society (est. 1943) wish to appoint a new Director of Music, commencing January 2020. These two well established, autonomous choirs sing together for the majority of their concerts but rehearse separately under the same MD. Usually 2 concerts are given in Ilkley and 2 in Otley each season. Current choir strengths are Ilkley c80, Otley c60. Ilkley rehearse on Monday (Christchurch, Ilkley) 7.30-9.30 pm. Otley rehearse on Tuesday (Prince Henry Grammar School, Otley) 7.00-9.00pm. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic MD to develop and nurture these two choirs into the future. For further information on the choirs, find us on Facebook and Twitter or see our websites, www.ilkleychoral.org.uk and www.otleychoral.org.uk For further details of the position, please email liz.franks@btinternet.com

[Posted 2 April 2019 - Closing date 31 August 2019]


St Nicholas Church Shepperton seeks a Director of Music and Organist, able to lead Christian worship sensitively, with a familiarity with Anglican traditions and a willingness to experiment. He or she will have overall responsibility for the musical life in the Church. This entails directing Sunday services consisting of a weekly Sung Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong, and also playing piano/keyboard at the 11.15 am Alternative Worship service, which takes place weekly on Sundays in term time. The role includes leading and developing our robed SATB choir (12-16 members) and supporting other musicians. On occasions it will be possible to have the assistance of a visiting organist. We are located to the west of London (Kensington Episcopal Area of the London Diocese) and have a rich and enthusiastic musical tradition. There are exciting opportunities for development and outreach, including with the local Church of England Primary School and in taking visiting choirs to cathedrals. Remuneration would be according to RSCM rates, based on experience and ability. For more details, email chris_swift@tiscali.co.uk

[Posted 2 April 2019]


The parish of Boughton under Blean with Dunkirk, near Faversham in Kent, is seeking a Choir Director for our small church choir.The choir sings every Sunday at either 10am or 10.30am at one of the village churches within our benefice, as well as at other occasional special services throughout the year.   You would be required to attend rehearsals for these services in Boughton on a Wednesday evening. We have a very experienced and talented organist who accompanies both the rehearsals and services.

There is lots of potential to grow the choir and expand our repertoire of worship music. We are happy to pay any reasonable expenses.If you are interested in this position, please contact Revd Jean Burrows for further information, by email to jeanburrows@jeanius.me.uk 

[Posted 6 March 2019]


West Hill PCC are seeking a Choir Director and an organist. On the west side of the Otter Valley, West Hill is a woodland village of some 2,000 residents. St Michael’s Church is an early Victorian building [centrally heated] seating 120 with an integrated church hall with a full kitchen and a disabled lavatory. The church has recently been equipped with a full AV and sound system. West Hill is in the Exeter Diocese and part of the Otter Vale Mission Community. The regular congregation is around 50 increasing to over 200 for the main Christian festivals.

Choir Director
There are currently six Sunday services each month, four with music [two Holy Communion] and two said HC services. There is a robed choir of about a dozen singers who accompany three of the services. The choir leads the congregation and occasionally sings an anthem but with greater contributions for special services. Services at the principal festivals are naturally fuller. Currently the choir practise once a week.

Organist
The organ is an Allen, 2 manual, digital organ with 42 stops. It is maintained in excellent order. The organist generally plays four Sundays a month but a relief arrangement is possible. Weddings and funerals will be by separate arrangement.
A rota of organists is possible if there is an interest from two or three people in committing to less than four Sundays a month.

For further information please contact either:

Revd. Mac Dick T – 01404 371064
Richard Bonnie T – 01404 812 370
E-mail stmichaelatwesthill@gmail.com

[Posted 4 March 2019]


Dynamic Edinburgh Choir- Audacity- Seek Choir Director Audacity is a high quality non-profit performance choir, based in Edinburgh, who specialise in close harmony a capella using beautiful arrangements. Established in 2017, our goal is to perform a wide and dynamic repertoire, developing our skills as singers and giving back to the community. Audacity seeks an experienced and energetic choir director to lead the choir in 2019. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at Bruntsfield Evangelical Church from 7-9pm. The working hours are two hours of rehearsal each week and the time needed to be ready for rehearsals and performances. The successful Choir Director will work with the Audacity committee to ensure the functioning of the choir and ability to perform at a range of events, under their direction, throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and/or arranging the music Audacity will perform;
  • Managing all choir rehearsals;
  • Developing and inspiring the choir with a mix of songs from warmups and simple arrangements to more complex pieces.
  • Teaching new pieces in a supportive way, mentoring choir members through rhythmically challenging parts, so that the choir is performance ready;
  • Auditioning potential choir members;
  • Maintaining the standard Audacity sets for itself articulated in its vision
  • Supporting  the choir's development in e.g. their tuning, listening, blending, breathing, care of the voice.

Applications:
A copy of your Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to: Audacity Committee, using the Subject Header: Audacity Choir Director Application, at: admin@audacitychoir.co.uk  
There is no set date for applications but we are looking to appoint a new Choir Director to start in April, so if this sounds like to role for you, please email the Audacity Committee as soon as possible. All applications received will be acknowledged.

Interview and Rehearsal:
Short-listed applicants will be invited to a short interview with the Audacity Committee on a Wednesday prior to rehearsal. Following interview, you will be asked to conduct the choir in rehearsal with items from the current repertoire as well as your own song choices/arrangements.  

[Posted 1 March 2019]


The Chapter of Ripon Cathedral is wishing to appoint a part time Singing Development Leader. This role is to develop and deliver the outreach and education elements of the Cathedral’s Music Strategy, in particular the promotion of children’s singing in the Cathedral and community. There is the opportunity for the role to be job shared between a coordinator responsible for the administration, and a leader responsible for delivering the practical musical aspects. Please indicate on your application if you are interested in a job share and if so which part of the role you are applying for. The role is part time 24 hours a week during term time (36 weeks), 10,400pa. As this role will be working with children a DBS check will be required as part of the recruitment process. Further information available at www.riponcathedral.info/singing-development-leader-vacancy/

[Posted 21 February 2019]


Framingham Earl Singers seek a dynamic and inspiring Musical Director to lead our Choir from September 2019 when our current Director leaves us for a new post.
We are a well-established, friendly, 4 part, of 50 members. We rehearse on Monday evenings in Framingham Earl, South Norfolk and enjoy singing a broad range of music. We have two main concerts each year in Norwich and charity concerts in the local area during the summer months. Further information about the Choir can be found on our website: www.framinghamearlsingers.co.uk
Full details of the application process can be obtained from Amanda Lockett: amandalockett@btinternet.com mobile: 07775777404

[Posted 30 January 2019]


Sefton Ladies Choir (based on Merseyside) is looking for a new Musical Director.  Sefton Ladies Choir is a unique, women-only community choir who’ve been performing at concerts and in the community for well over thirty years. We’re a friendly, informal group who share a love of singing. We enjoy a wide range of music – including classics, ballads, folk songs and musicals- as well as more modern compositions.   We usually sing arrangements for 3 voices: soprano, second soprano and alto and currently rehearse every Tuesday evening in Formby, near Liverpool, from 7.30 - 9.30pm, with breaks at Easter, Christmas and summer. Our experienced accompanist is currently helping out as Acting MD, pending recruitment. The role of Musical Director is remunerated.  If you are interested in this position and think you have what it takes, please get in touch and /or send brief details to: Alison Gibbon : Chair T:01704 870497  E: gibwal2008@hotmail.co.uk or Anne Skelton: Secretary T: 01704 877833 E:m.skelton946@btinternet.co.uk  For more information see: www:seftonladieschoir.org.uk

[Posted 14 January 2019]


The Aquarius Singers, a ladies’ choir of 60 members, is looking for a new musical director from September 2019 due to the current musical director retiring. Gill Garside formed the choir 20 years ago. The choir has a varied repertoire from Faure Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria to Highlights from Chicago, via the Beatles, Folk Songs, Christmas music and spirituals. The choir rehearses on Thursdays from 1.30pm – 3pm in the Unitarian Meeting House in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The choir is highly enthusiastic and has attained a very good reputation locally, where at least 6 concerts are performed annually. Gill would welcome enquiries to gillygarside@hotmailcom

[Posted 7 January 2019]

 

Conductors/Musical Directors - Jobs Wanted

 

 

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>


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

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

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


Elaine Cox gained a Diploma in Choral Direction and is seeking more experience conducting and rehearsing any type of music. Versatile and happy to take rehearsals to performance, or to conduct the musical instructions of other directors. Preferred area of operation is Reading / West Berkshire / South Oxfordshire. Accompanist needed where required. 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: <tr> <td align="left" height="26" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr>

Mob: 07792089104 Web: www.pianovoce.co.uk Email: chris_ebbern@yahoo.co.uk


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Vacancies

 

Lancashire Lads, a new gay men's chorus based in Preston, Lancashire, is seeking an accompanist with good sight-reading skills to play for weekly rehearsals. This is a paid post and may be offered in conjunction with being accompanist to Warton Show Chorus (see separate ad). The repertoire will be from musical theatre, jazz, contemporary songs etc., so an interest in these would be advantageous. If you are interested, please email: skmusiclancashire@gmail.com or phone Stewart on 07720 890076. Apply ASAP.

Warton Show Chorus, a new group based in Warton, near Kirkham, Lancashire seek an accompanist with good sight reading skills. This is a paid post and may be combined with accompanying  "Lancashire Lads", a gay men's chorus in Preston. (see separate ad). The repertoire is "Songs from Stage and Screen" (and others in between!) If you are interested, please email: showchorus.warton@gmail.com or phone Stewart on 07720 890076. Apply ASAP

[Posted 3 August - Closing date 28 September 2019]


Wareham Choral Society is looking to appoint an accompanist to succeed our current accompanist John Radford, who is leaving to take up another appointment. The successful candidate will work closely with our Music Director Hazel Ricketts. WCS is a progressive SATB choir of approximately 40 singers.  During the past 5 years we have expanded our annual programme of Christmas and Spring concerts  in Lady St Mary Church, Wareham, to include a summer concert of secular music in exciting new venues in Purbeck, including the Barn in Tyneham Village and the Etches museum at Kimmeridge. WCS, formed 70 years ago, is the only choral society serving the community of Wareham.  The choir has a strong identity within the town but also attracts members from the wider community and further afield.  The choir season runs from September until the date of the summer concert in July. We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30pm till 9:30pm in Wareham. Currently we have the following dates booked: - Christmas Concert  on Dec 7th 2019. The remuneration for this post is to be negotiated, depending on experience. To apply, email your CV to warehamchoral@gmail.com.

[Posted 2 August 2019]


Rehearsal pianist required for Southport Bach Choir, a well-established mixed Choir of around 50 voices with repertoire of challenging choral works from all periods. The Choir prepares for three concerts per year, often with professional soloists and orchestra, and holds an annual "Come & Sing" workshop day. The successful candidate will have excellent sight-reading ability and will be able to take rehearsals in the occasional absence of the Director. Organ skills would be an advantage but are not essential. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 pm. Fee in line with Making Music guidelines and the ISM. More information about the Choir may be obtained from our website and our Facebook page. Please send CV and details of two referees to daphnewigmore@gmail.com

[Posted 23 July - Closing date 31 August 2019]


Rehearsal Pianist (Independent Self Employed Status) required for Bristol Cabot Choir. Bristol Cabot Choir is a well-established mixed auditioned choir.  Under the leadership of our Musical Director, we perform rewardingly challenging major classical and modern choral works and an expanding repertoire of other music from renaissance to contemporary.  We present three concerts a year often with professional singers and orchestras, and take part in various other musical events from time to time.   Our current excellent Pianist is sadly leaving us to pursue other ventures.  We are therefore seeking a new Pianist to join us from September. In order to provide the high standard of service we are seeking, you will need a combination of advanced accompanying skills; excellent sight /score reading ability and musicianship; experience and competence in accompanying our particular range of choral music; strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour.

The requirement will be to provide an accompaniment service (on an independent self-employed consultancy basis) at weekly rehearsals (Mondays from 7.30-9.30 (occasionally until 10 pm), over three terms; as well as for three Saturday pre-concert rehearsals. Fees: £29 ph. For more information please contact our Chair, Bill Arscott, by email: bill.arscott@gmail.com   Also take a look at our website www.bristolcabotchoir.org and visit us on Facebook.   
If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your CV, including the names of 2 referees, by 14 August 2019. Audition dates will be notified to shortlisted persons.

[Posted 12 June 2019 - Closing date 14 August 2019]


Arun Choral Society seeks a new rehearsal accompanist from November 2019. The society is seeking a experienced rehearsal accompanist to take over from our incumbent, Sue Graham-Smith who will be leaving us in the Autumn Term. We rehearse in the hall of a Primary School in Arundel on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm mainly during term time. We perform two orchestral concerts each year in the Cathedral, as well as carol services with local primary schools and a summer concert of lighter music.

The role offers the opportunity to help to prepare the choir for a stimulating repertoire of concerts, and the possibility of playing organ, piano or harpsichord in performances. The post will involve working with our Musical Director Joe Paxton. This is a permanent post (subject to a three month probationary period) Remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise and guided by professional recommendations.
For more information visit www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk or contact Hedda Wells librarian@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

[Posted 19 June 2019]


Salisbury Community Choir (SCC) seeks a musician to provide professional standard accompaniment, under the direction of the Musical Director. SCC is a non-auditioned, friendly choir of around 160 members. It sings a wide range of music from choral classics to classic pop and newly commissioned music. Visit our website www.salisburycommunitychoir.org for more about us.

Rehearsal: Thursdays 7.15pm - 9.15pm in Salisbury
Terms: self-employed, fee per rehearsal to be agreed

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attend Thursday evening rehearsals and accompany the choir as requested by the director. There are around 40-42 rehearsals a year.
  2. To accompany the choir on piano, organ or other appropriate instruments in concerts (a minimum of 3 concerts a year) and on tour. Concerts may include opportunities for playing solo on organ or piano.
  3. Under the direction of the Director, assist in the musical training of SCC.
  4. If unable to attend any given rehearsal or concert, to be responsible to book a replacement of at least equal standing and ability

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  1. A highly skilled pianist and organist
  2. A sensitive and imaginative accompanist with outstanding sight-reading and score-reading skills, and a strongly supportive of the singers through their way of playing
  3. Able to work as part of a team, collaborating with and supporting the director in developing the choir

Interviews will be held in July 2019. Auditions for chosen candidates will be during choir rehearsals in July. Ideally the accompanist will start work in September 2019.
To apply, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a covering letter by email to: Susan Mawer, Chair, SCC chairman@salisburycommunitychoir.org who is also able to answer informal enquiries.

[Posted 21 April 2019]]


Dunsford Singers are looking for a new, experienced choral accompanist from September 2019. We are an enthusiastic community choir in the Teign Valley, just south of Exeter. We meet on Monday evenings, 7.30 -9.00 pm, in Dunsford Village Hall. Our excellent MD, Tim Pithers, could offer a lift from Exeter. Remuneration is £45 per session for the right person. Concert accompaniment available. Varied repertoire - classical and modern. For more info please contact  Chairman Jan Middleton ( jon.middleton@tiscali.co.uk) or Tim Pithers ( trpithers@googlemail.com)

[Posted 21 March 2019]


An Established Community Choir, The Braughing Sing, are looking for a new piano accompanist to work closely with our Musical Director.  Based in the village of Braughing, in North East Hertfordshire, we are a mixed ability, friendly and welcoming non-auditioned community choir of about 40+ members.  We rehearse on Tuesday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.00pm, during school term.  We have a repertoire ranging from choral to modern pop and perform two or three concerts a year. We are looking for an accompanist with good keyboard and sight-reading skills who will accompany the choir both at rehearsals and at concerts. The post is remunerated and will start as soon as possible. Additional information can be provided on request. Visit our Facebook Page - The Braughing Sing. Please send your application and CV (with an indication of your expected rate of remuneration) to mike@dasselshouse.co.uk 

[Posted 07 February 2019]


A vacancy exists for a pianist/accompanist/teacher for The CHEPSTOW U3A CHOIR.The role which whilst challenging with a small "c" ,is musically a very fulfilling and satisfying one, as one would be working with many trained choristers, and alongside Ted Darling as Choir Director who, in his day, was one of The UK's leading tenors. If such a person was additionally, also interested in assisting dementia patients though song, then this would be "right up their street"as we perform in many local care homes and are very well regarded. The position is a voluntary one, although The Choir could pay travel expenses if required. For further info visit https://www.u3asites.org.uk/chepstow/page/3379 and send a message to the Convenor, Anne Davies, via the online form.

[Posted 03 February 2019]


Garden City Singers, Letchworth Herts - are seeking an Accompanist to support rehearsals and performances, working closely with the Musical Director as the Choir continues to build on its existing reputation as a good amateur choir. You will be a skilled pianist and have excellent sight-reading skills with a willingness to prepare in advance of rehearsal. You will accompany the Choir at weekly rehearsals, held on Wednesday nights between 7:45 and 10pm with a break for a cup of tea and chat at The Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way, Letchworth. In addition you will be requested to accompany us at major concerts, in 2019 this will be in June, September and December.

Our members are a friendly and caring group and are looking forward to welcoming a new pianist. Initially the appointment will be from May 2019 but with a hand over period possible. Our existing accompanist wishes to step down by July 2019. The position attracts expenses on a sessional, self-employed basis with the suitably qualified, successful candidate receiving the sum agreed per calendar month. We do not meet in August and holidays can be accommodated subject to notification.

If you would like to apply for the above post, please send your CV, including contact details for a musical reference, to The Secretary at members@gardencitysingers.co.uk.
Interviews, including the chance to accompany 45 mins of a rehearsal, will take place in March/April 2019

[Posted 24 January 2019]


 
Accompanists/Pianists/Organists - Jobs Wanted
 
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
 

The Hurst Singers (central Berkshire) is looking for singers (especially men!) to join our four-part choir of around 30. We have an ever-expanding repertoire from all parts of the musical spectrum - jazz, musicals, madrigals, the classics, secular and sacred. We hold about three concerts a year, plus other events, and a small group from the choir takes on additional repertoire. We are open to new ideas and singing formats. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm, at St. Johns Village Hall, Mortimer, Berkshire. For details contact Mari Fleming on 01189 332805; mariatseasons@aol.com or Elaine Cox (MD) at siccarpt@gmail.com

[Posted 14 August 2019]


The Bridgewater Singers is a well-established amateur group of 18 mixed voices (SATB) which meets to rehearse on Monday evenings in Stockton Heath for approx. 40 weeks of the year. We regularly give 3 or more concerts per year and sing a wide variety of music from Renaissance to modern day.
Currently we are looking to expand our numbers in all sections. If you have a love of singing and are looking to give voice to that love in a friendly and supportive group, more general information can be found via https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/group/bridgewater-singers  and on our own website www.bridgewatersingers.org  where there is more specific detail about the requirements/expectations.

[Posted 12 July 2019]


Mosaic Chamber Choir, Woking, Surrey looking for tenors to sing in our 25 strong choir. Based in Woking, Surrey; we are an auditioned choir and rehearse on Monday evenings - 7:30 - 9:30 pm. We sing a varied repertoire of old to modern music (Brueckner, Durufle, Whitacre, Gjeilo). Our next concert will be Mozart Requiem by Candlelight in Sept 2019 which will be very exciting for a small choir.  Please contact Sara Davies saradavies631@btinternet.com or info@mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk  Information about our choir:  www.mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk

[Posted 6 July 2019]


The Harmonium Singers are seeking singers. We are Andover’s Chamber Choir with a membership around the mid 20s and committed to performing to a high standard.  We are currently seeking an alto, a tenor and a bass.  Please take a look at our website www.harmoniumsingers.org.uk where you can also hear us!  If you think you might be interested please contact our Co-ordinator Penny Wood on 01264 351942 or email enquiries@harmoniumsingers.org.uk

[Posted 3 June 2019]


Phoenix Choir of Crawley are looking for Sopranos, Tenors and Basses. We are a friendly and supportive mixed voice choir that hold 3 concerts a year and perform within the community. Rehearsals are held most Thursday evenings in the school calendar at St Mary's Church RH10 6DL from 7.45pm-9.45pm. Our singers come from North Surrey and around Sussex. See phoenixchoircrawley.org for more information and contact.

[Posted 17 May 2019]


Colla Voce Chamber Choir (www.collavocechoir.co.uk) is looking for skilled bass singers in particular, but also is interested in hearing from tenors as well.  Based in Cradley Heath in the Black Country, Colla Voce are a group of 25 experienced singers, singing a variety of choral classical music.  An ability to sight read music is desired and some experience in singing in a chamber choir would be an advantage.  Contact collavoceinfo@gmail.com for more information, and visit our website to hear sound clips and to see our recent repertoire.

[Posted 17 May 2019]


Coro Nuovo is looking for strong experienced altos and tenors.  We are based in Sussex and led by international opera singer Andrew Rees.  We have limited rehearsal (about 4) on Saturday mornings before a concert.  We are based in Haywards Heath but attract singers from Sussex and Surrey.  We do not note bash – singers work hard in between rehearsal and concerts are well attended.   We also support young musicians with a bursary each year.  It’s an exciting new choir with a wide repertoire.   Please contact www.coronuovo.org.uk

[Posted 3 April 2019]


Experienced sight singers, and those willing to improve sight singing skills, are invited to join The Severn Ensemble, an octet of sopranos, altos, tenors, baritone and bass. The ensemble is based at the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Stroud, and performs concerts and occasional liturgies. The ensemble will rehearse and perform English Tudor anthems and motets, European sacred choral music and some contemporary work for concerts and liturgical singing in Stroud, other parts of Gloucestershire and further afield. Please contact the founder Director at: 11tgjones@gmail.com with details of experience and your home location.

[Posted 12 February 2019]


The Choir of St Ambrose, Bristol is looking for fine-voiced tenors and basses. We are a small, high standard choir comprising choral scholars and experienced singers, some professional. Strong sight-reading required. We meet once monthly for an early morning rehearsal before the morning eucharist at St Ambrose church, Bristol (BS5), and are building repertoire for a tour of concerts. There is no payment, so everybody comes for the pleasure of singing together to an excellent standard. For more details and to trial with us, please email the director, Jonathan James, on hello@jonathanjamesmusic.com.

[Posted 20 December 2018]


St John’s Chamber Choir (Bury St Edmunds) needs good readers in all voice parts.  Based in Bury St Edmunds, StJCC is a new choir that is affiliated to St John’s Church. We aim to sing lots and rehearse little so strong reading skills are essential. The choir sings at a service on the first Sunday morning of each month and at Anglican Evensongs four times a year. We intend to build in other engagements, including concerts and services, often at seasonal events such as Easter, Summer and Christmas.  Enquiries from any voice part will be welcome. For more information, please contact the director: andrew_watts@lineone.net

[Posted 07 February 2019]