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We are looking for a new Musical Director

Starting Mid November 2023
or this could be delayed to January 2024 for the right candidate
Please read to the bottom for instructions on how to apply. Closing date for applications is 31st July 2023

Job Description 

Interviews and auditions for short-listed candidates will take place on Wednesday evenings starting 13 September 2023. This will include a rehearsal with the choir, conducting familiar works and teaching something new.

Remuneration and fees will be discussed at the interview and are guided by recommendations made by Making Music and the musicians’ union, and the contract will be based on the Making Music template.

Purpose

To direct and develop choral music, provide overall artistic vision and direction and develop the musical training of the members

Key Responsibilities

Prepare the choir at rehearsals in works chosen with the agreement of the CCS Committee

Conduct the choir and other performers at concerts
Support and develop the musical skills of the choir members

Ensure that the highest possible musical standards are achieved both at rehearsals and concerts, consistent with CCS’s musical and financial resources.

Advise on works to be performed within a timeframe and budget as discussed with the Committee

Make recommendations to the Committee for the engagement of musicians/players needed for concerts

Advise and assist the Committee in the artistic direction of CCS Promote the good name and reputation of the Society

Other responsibilities

Provide a suitable substitute conductor if unable to attend a rehearsal

Conduct rehearsals for the choir, musicians and soloists in the afternoon before a concert

Attend Committee meetings in an advisory capacity, as requested by the Committee

Provide a performance report at the AGM

Occasionally undertake additional duties, eg recording sessions, one-off singing events, as agreed with the Committee

Professional and Personal Specification

You will be

  • A professional musician with appropriate qualifications, ability and experience of conducting a mixed voice choir

  • Enthusiastic, approachable and responsive to members of the Society

  • Prepared to collaborate with other choirs/conductors as required, eg for the performance of larger works

    You will have

  • Experience of orchestral conducting

  • Experience of voice training and development of skills for amateur

    singers of mixed ability

  • Good keyboard skills

  • A wide knowledge of the choral repertoire

  • The ability to motivate and inspire

Application Process

A letter of application plus a full CV should be sent to Nikki Stephens, Secretary CCS at info@cheltchoral.org

The letter should outline your suitability for the post, and the CV should include your qualifications and experience, and the details of someone we could contact to provide a reference for you.

Applications close on 31 July 2023

 


Start date will be mid-November 2023 or this could be delayed to January 2024 for the right candidate.

Interviews and auditions for short-listed candidates will take place on Wednesday evenings starting 13 September 2023. This will include a rehearsal with the choir, conducting familiar works and teaching something new.

Remuneration and fees will be discussed at the interview and are guided by recommendations made by Making Music and the musicians’ union, and the contract will be based on the Making Music template.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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