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121217 All Saints’ Woodford Wells is a large charismatic evangelical church in North East London. As an integral part of the vision and values of this church, it retains a long tradition of formal choral worship, including a monthly Choral Matins. We are seeking an Organist/Choir Director to lead our committed RSCM affiliated robed choir, currently numbering up to 20, through a weekly evening practice and one sung service every Sunday at 9.30am, plus special services for Christmas and Holy Week. In addition to this, with other singers, the choir usually undertakes a large popular oratorio performance every year. The successful applicant would be required to play the organ at all traditional services, oversee the general administration and artistic direction of the church choir, with the option to promote other classical music events and activities within the church community, such as recitals and possibly teaching. The position is available immediately with the offer of a one year renewable, part time contract. Remuneration is comparable to RSCM salary rates plus fees from occasional weddings, funerals and potentially music lessons. For an application pack or further information: contact@asww.org.uk or phone 020 8504 0266.
041217 Organist/Choirmaster. A vacancy has arisen for an experienced organist to work at St. Giles the Abbot, Farnborough, Kent. St. Giles has a flourishing adult choir (20 members) and junior choir (16 members) is affiliated to the RSCM and has an organ scholar. St. Giles offers weekly Matins and sung Evensong (BCP) and a full range of traditional and modern church music and liturgy. We are looking for someone who can: • share services playing at Matins, Evensong and, when necessary, the 10.00am CW service • rehearse and direct the adult choir. Rehearsals are on a Friday night and before Evensong • work collaboratively with a colleague • play at weddings and funerals (shared between both organists) – approx. 12 weddings and 20 funerals • nurture and encourage new singers • prepare music for Advent, Christmas and Easter and other special occasions. There is a good two manual organ with planned refurbishment. Generous remuneration in excess of RSCM rates. Considerably higher fees for funerals and weddings. Enquiries and applications to The Revd. Matthew Hughes 01689 856931 or email: jmath@btinternet.com
241117 St Mary the Virgin, Cannington, Somerset seeks a Director of Music to maintain and expand our strong choral tradition and enhance our worship and outreach to the local community. We are looking for an organist who will play our fine 1884 Vowles organ, recently rebuilt (with mixture) by Michael Farley, on Sundays (one service) and sundry festivals, and a choir director who will inspire and develop our small SATB adult choir and new and growing junior choir. Stipend based on RSCM guidelines with additional fees available from occasional offices. For further details, please contact the Rector, Revd Alison Waters, on cannington.benefice@gmail.com or 01278 652953.
141117 St John the Evangelist, Redhill, Surrey seeks a Director of Music and also a Resident Organist from 30th October 2017. St John’s has a fine, varied and well supported musical tradition which we intend to expand and develop further. Interviews for Director of Music will be held on Saturday 23 September morning. Interviews for Resident Organist will be held on Friday 6 October evening. Remuneration in line with RSCM scales. Closing date for applications for both positions: Monday 18 September. For application pack or exploratory discussion email vicar@stjohnsredhill.org.uk or ‘phone 01737 766562.
021117 Christ Church, Nailsea (http://christchurchnailsea.org.uk/) seeks an enthusiastic Christian Director of Music to take overall responsibility for our church’s musical worship. The post entails playing the organ on Sundays (one or two services a week) and sundry special occasions, as well as leading and developing our RSCM affiliated, robed SATB choir (weekly Friday night choir practices). We are a town centre church with a variety of music styles in our worship (weekly sung Eucharist, monthly Choral Evensong, regular Praise and Worship services), combining the best of traditional and modern hymns and songs. The electronic organ is a 3 manual Makin. Remuneration negotiable based on RSCM guidelines and hours agreed, with additional fees available from weddings and funerals. For more details please contact Rev. Tony Roake (rectorcct@virginmedia.com).
071017 St Giles’ Church Ickenham (West London). Organist & Choir Director. We are a vibrant, welcoming and expanding Church currently looking for an organist due to relocation of the current post holder. We have a wide range of services, and are looking for someone who will help us maintain and develop our strong choral tradition, including a monthly full choral evensong, but who will be equally comfortable in services where old and new hymns happily co-exist and are accompanied by organ or piano as appropriate. Our new organist will also be our choir director and willing to play keyboard with the worship band when needed. He/she must be committed to enabling us meet the range of worship preferences and expectations present in our parish. We offer a basic salary above the RSCM rates with potential additional fees from funerals and weddings. More details and information on how to apply can be found on the home page of our website: www.stgileschurch.co.uk
061017 Organist/Choirmaster St George’s West Grinstead. We are looking for: – a replacement for Dr Andrew Campbell following his retirement in September after 40 years’ service – a churchman/churchwoman committed to maintaining a living Anglican presence in rural parishes and available three Sundays each month – an enthusiast who can inspire singers of mixed ability and experience. We offer: – the opportunity to continue and develop a centuries’-old musical tradition, from Parish Band to robed choir, in our ancient church. – the oldest surviving Forster & Andrews organ in England, dating from 1846, currently being refurbished by Bishop & Son II&P/16 (P includes a 4′ flute and full-length 16′ reed), and a GP England chamber organ I/4 c.1795. – weekly 1100 BCP worship and special services at major Feasts – a SATB robed choir – Negotiable remuneration with RSCM rates as the minimum, as well as fees for weddings and funerals currently totalling between £750-1,000 p/a. – A good choir library with an emphasis on the Victorian period. The Parish has recently launched a scheme to train and support young organists and the successful applicant would be expected to drive this forward. Would those interested in learning more please contact Neil Jacobsen (Churchwarden) at jacobsennm@gmail.com.
041017 Organist/Choirmaster. An organist/choirmaster is required for St Wilfrid, Mobberley, Cheshire. Keen SATB robed choir, 3 manual Phoenix electronic organ, two Sunday Services, weekly choir practice, weddings and funerals as required. Remuneration within RSCM guidelines. Enquires to Revd. Canon Ian Blay 01565 873218; email: ianblay@btinternet.com
300917 St John the Baptist, Greenhill, Harrow (www.stjohnsharrow.org) seeks a committed Christian organist and music director to take overall responsibility for music and worship. This entails playing the organ on Sundays (Sung Eucharist, Evening Prayer), special occasions, leading and developing our robed choir, and supporting our gospel choir and other musicians. The role is supported by a deputy organist and small team. We are a town centre church, with a rich musical tradition, a variety of music styles in our worship, and exciting opportunities for development and outreach, including a new neighbouring Church of England primary school. Remuneration negotiable based on hours agreed and RSCM guidelines. For more details, email Rev. Barry Hingston (barry@stjohnsharrow.org).
230917 St. Andrew’s Parish Church Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon is seeking a new Organist and Director of Music on the approaching retirement of the current post holder. We wish to appoint a committed Christian to take overall responsibility for music in conjunction with the Vicar. We have a good SATB Choir and Junior Choir who practice weekly. Weekly Sung Eucharist and Evensong and occasional midweek services for special days e.g. Holy Week, St. Andrew’s Day. Our worship has a balance of traditional hymns with modern worship songs. RSCM rates negotiable according to hours plus fees. For a Job Description / details contact Rev’d James Warren: james.warren2@tesco.net or Tel: 01789 293381.
081117 We seek to appoint a Director of Musical Worship. St. John’s is a growing Anglican church situated in Churt Village, 12 miles south of Guildford, Surrey. We offer different types of services and have a mixture of worship and musical styles. The main role of the Director of Musical Worship is to enrich the worship and spiritual life of the church through music. We are seeking someone with a committed Christian faith, a passion for music and worship, and the ability to inspire others. A particular focus is the challenge of broadening our musical offering whilst maintaining music to those who enjoy a traditional style. The person will have accomplished keyboard skills, with preference as an organist (but not essential). Our desire would be for a person to be fully committed to the musical life of St. John’s and attend most Sundays – however we would be happy to discuss and consider those who wish to have a more flexible arrangement. They would also need to be available for major Christian festivals. The successful candidate will have: • A good level of musical ability • Empathy and knowledge of different musical traditions and styles • Enthusiasm about lay involvement, and encouraging of all ages and abilities • An ability to develop, build and expand our musical worship. Appointments are subject to interview, references and enhanced DBS disclosure. Remuneration and final job description are for discussion. The anticipated start date is Autumn 2017. To find out more, please contact our parish administrator, Kelly Dawson, on 01428 713368 or email admin@stjohnchurt.org
081117 Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield seeks an Organist and Music Director from 1st January 2018. Committed Anglican preferred. Our town centre Grade-1 listed building attracts many weddings each year as well as large-scale services for civic and other occasions. Our musical style is wide-ranging. We have a robed choir (occasionally in an informal ‘uniform’, together with an ad hoc band of instrumentalists). The main Sunday 10am service is usually Holy Communion with provision for children. Occasional evening and special weekday services. Remuneration commensurate with RSCM rates. Website: http://www.htsc.org.uk/ Enquiries and application pack from the Rector, Revd John Routh: admin@htsc.org.uk
111017 Organist & Choirmaster required for St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Thetford, Norfolk. After 15 years, the current organist is stepping down and the PCC wishes to fill the post from the 1st September. Remuneration of £3120 per annum is paid at the rate of £260/month with additional fees for funerals and weddings. Please contact the churchwarden, Sandra Phillips on 01842 752866 or via e-mail at sandra.j.phillips@talktalk.net
200917 Holyford Mission Community. The Parish Church of St Andrew, Colyton. Director of Music/Organist. For September 2017. Following the retirement of the Director of Music, we seek a gifted and collaborative musician to join our ministry team. We wish to enhance our strong choral tradition, maintaining our extensive repertoire and exploring new music and styles of worship. Our robed choir of 30 adults and children, strong in all four parts, affiliated to the RSCM, is recognized as one of the best in the South West. A bursary fund supports the musical education of the choir, especially younger members. Choristers regularly attend RSCM courses and work towards awards. The organ is a resourceful 3 manual instrument, suitable for teaching. Remuneration for this post which includes Sunday services (Choral Eucharist on 3/4 Sundays each month, Choral Evensong once a month) special services, Mission Community services, concerts, and weekly choir practices (currently Friday evenings), will be negotiable in line with RSCM rates. There are about ten weddings and twenty-five funerals each year. For more information, please contact: Revd Hilary Dawson 01297 553180 hilary.dawson2@btinternet.com
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141217 CANTICA NOVA 2 – A New Collection of Psalm Chants. Editors Vernon Hoyle, Jonathan Wainwright. Dedicated to Dr Francis Jackson. 400 chants 92 composers. Double, single, triple and quadruple chants, chants for men’s voices etc. Successor to Cantica Nova (1997). £20 hard copy, £15 pdf. Freely copiable. Sales@fagus-music.com (01330811363)
121217 Church pipe organ needs good home, two manual, good condition, in regular use, details from marjoriemorganssq@gmail.com
270917 usedorganmusic.co.uk are specialists in second-hand classical sheet music for organ. We buy and sell second-hand sheet music for the organ together with books on organs and church music. Please view the current catalogue of items for sale on the website. Contact: Roger Molyneux (info@usedorganmusic.co.uk or 07902 176744).
Wanted
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231117 8 copies needed of Church Anthem Book (OUP) – 12th impression 1959 or later, without tonic sol-fa. Contact Kevin Grafton on 01732 452117
070118 Compton Electrone Organ wanted comporg@btinternet.com
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121217 Church pipe organ needs good home, two manual, good condition, in regular use, details from marjoriemorganssq@gmail.com
000000 Competent singers & organists required – Poscimur – small, friendly, robed, adult, SATB Choir, RSCM affiliated – sings in Cathedrals – UK Wide Membership… Contact Catherine Thomas on 020 8857 9375, catherine.thomas@poscimur.co.uk www.poscimur.co.uk