Vacancies

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Midlands East NAC

EASTWOOD COLLIERIES' Male Voice Choir

Accompanist - Eastwood Collieries' MVC

Eastwood Collieries’ Male Voice Choir is seeking to appoint a principal accompanist to join the choir as soon as possible. ECMVC is an amateur, non-auditioning choir consisting of around 60 voices and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality entertainment for its audiences.

Founded in 1919, ECMVC is a successful male voice choir approaching its centenary, for which planning is already underway. The choir is fortunate in having a strong music team, headed by dynamic and well-respected musical director, Liz Moulder. Under Liz’s strong leadership, the choir has seen its musical competences, and desire to please audiences of every kind, develop to a high level.

To help move to the next stage of development, ECMVC is seeking to recruit a well-qualified, energetic and enthusiastic principal accompanist to start working with the choir as soon as possible. In addition to a technical ability to accompany a male voice choir, it is vitally important for the person in this role to develop and maintain a strong and close working relationship with the musical director.

ECMVC practises at its base in Eastwood every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm. In 2016, the choir undertook 15 engagements ranging from concerts in Derby Cathedral to singing festive items in the Intu Centre in Derby, although not all years are as busy as this. Over recent years the choir has organised, promoted and performed in large-scale events at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, with a massed choir of up to 300 other choristers and guests including Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charities in the process.

ECMVC is a registered charity and relies upon member donations/subscriptions and income from concert performances. Whilst this income is modest, the choir is able to pay music team principals a fee/retainer.

The choir has its own baby grand electric piano used for practices and concerts on its home ground, as well as a Roland FP-7f electric keyboard and Roland keyboard combi-amp for use on the road. The principal accompanist therefore does not need to provide her or his own instrument.

The successful applicant for this role is guaranteed a genuinely warm welcome to the choir, with the prospect of working with a dedicated group of people who are not afraid to have fun but who, at the same time, are keen to make sure their performances are as good as they possibly can be.

More information and background to the choir can be found on our dynamic website and Facebook pages. Please visit:

www.ecmvc.org

www.facebook.com/ecmvc

If you would like to express an interest in this role, then please make contact with the choir by:

emailing secretary@ecmvc.org and/or calling 07802 758223

South West NAC

BRIZE Singers

Musical Director - Brize Singers

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

NEW HARMONY Ladies Choir

Accompanist needed - New Harmony Ladies Choir

The New Harmony Ladies Choir Bristol require an accompanist to start July 2017, this date is negotiable.
The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at the United Reformed Church, Muller Road, Bristol. It sings in a wide range of styles and performs several concerts a year.
In order to provide the level of service needed by the choir, the prospective accompanist will have the following essential qualities:
Advanced keyboard skills – Grade 8+ ideal.
Excellent sight-reading ability: piano stave: SSA staves, any combination thereof.
Experience and competence playing in a variety of styles – classical; musical theatre; pop and all sorts in between.
A high level of musicianship and sensitivity in ensemble playing.
Prior experience repetiteuring and /or playing for choral rehearsals would be very useful, and a little bit of improvisational ability is not essential but will also be helpful.
Further information about the choir may be found on our website: www.nhlcbristol.co.uk
Applications for the post should be made to Angela Peacock at: nhlc@talktalk.net

Yorkshire North and East NAC

AIREDALE Male Voice Choir

MD & Accompanist wanted - Airedale MVC

Musical Director and Accompanist wanted
With the impending retirement of our MD and our accompanist, Airedale Male Voice Choir are looking for two enthusiastic musicians to build on our success and lead the forty or so members who love to sing and love to entertain.
The choir has an active repertoire of around 100 songs and is in demand for concerts in the local area. We currently practice each Tuesday evening in Keighley and are keen to learn new music as well as sing our favourites.
Competent musicians eager to lead or accompany a top quality choir should email Mike Hughes: amvc@talktalk.net

The closing date for applications for these two posts is 31 March 2017


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