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070317 St Anselm’s, Pembury (nr. Tunbridge Wells) seeks organist/director of music. £4000 pa. Catholic parish of 150, run by Ordinariate. Plainchant, hymns, and polyphony – treasures of English musical heritage – appreciated by clergy and congregation. We aim for dignity in liturgy and warmness in welcome. Contact: Father Ed: frtomlinson@yahoo.co.uk
020317 Director of Music and Organist wanted for January 2017. St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley (Diocese of St Albans) is a vibrant parish church with a fine musical tradition. We have a recently restored fine two manual and pedal pipe organ and an enthusiastic choir of talented singers. We can offer great support from clergy and musicians in the congregation, and remuneration of £4,000 pa plus fees (12 weddings booked for 2017). Further details and informal conversation please contact the Vicar, the Revd Dr Peter Waddell (vicar@abbotslangley.org.uk; 01923 263013).
240217 St John the Baptist, Axbridge, Somerset. The Church is seeking an organist to lead the music of the 10 a.m. Parish Communion services in our Church and, where possible, other events throughout the year. Our Church has a thriving musical tradition and a vibrant congregation, and offers a warm spiritual heart to the town. For further information, please see the website: http://www.stjohnthebaptistaxbridge.org.uk/ The Church’s priority is to appoint an organist. We would welcome applicants who may be interested in leading the strong SATB choir. Further details of commitment and remuneration, in line with RSCM rates, are available from: Revd Tim Hawkings, The Rectory, Cheddar Road, Axbridge, BS26 2DL (01934 732261) revhawkings@googlemail.com
110217 The parish church of St Mary, Barnes, London SW13 seeks a Director of Music and Organist. We are looking for a talented and energetic musician to continue the development of the choral, organ and instrumental traditions of this large church in the liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England, and build our music work with children. Salary £9700 plus about £5000 fees, two manual Peter Collins organ and Steinway Concert Grand. Potential for role also as Artistic Director of the annual Barnes Music Festival from 2018. Further information from www.stmarybarnes.org or the Rector, St. Mary’s Church, 020 8288 7690, email: rector@stmarybarnes.org.
030217 Versatile Musical Director and organist required by Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell RG12 1HD to take overall responsibility for music across two main Sunday services. This includes • Planning the music, with anthems, for the services • Rehearse our enthusiastic, experienced small 4 part robed choir • Play our 2 manual pipe organ for Sunday Sung Eucharist and other services • Support our music group • Encourage and develop our singing and instrumental music. We are a town centre church with a rich musical tradition and potential opportunities for further development and outreach. Remuneration negotiable, based on hours agreed and RSCM guidelines. Please email Revd Jim Barlow at barjimlow@googlemail.com for more details.
010217 Music Director for Epsom Methodist Church needed to take overall responsibility for developing music, including existing Sunday singing groups, our Sunday services (9, 10:30 and 17:45), inspiring youth music (large EMC Scout and Guide groups), and playing for Sunday morning services (shared with existing deputy-organist). Your creativity and ability to inspire, grow and motivate music groups, diversify repertoire and develop the ministry opportunities provided by music are particularly important. Part time position with indicative salary of £7,500 but with flexibility to negotiate according to commitment given. Detailed job description and application form available. Contact: office@epsommethodistchurch.org.uk
130117 St. James’s Bushey (Hertfordshire). Director of Music and Organist. Our current organist, Stuart Brant, has retired after 17 years of faithful service to St James’s. Applications therefore are invited for this post in this significant parish church with a thriving musical tradition and a significantly growing congregation. The successful applicant will play the organ at services (Sunday 9.30 Parish Eucharist as well as two monthly Evening Services, including the full seasonal liturgical services, occasional offices) and direct the choir. He or she will oversee the robed choir and our small instrumental ensemble which plays once a month. The choir is a very able one which regularly sings weekend services at major Cathedrals. St. James’s Bushey also hosts a large number of Saturday lunchtime chamber recitals between March and October and many of the performers are local professional or semi-professional musicians, as well as musicians from the London Music Colleges. The Church possesses a fine two-manual tracker organ and a Yamaha grand piano. The church also possesses a very large and comprehensive music library. The Rector (Fr. Neil Kelley) is a former Scholar of the Royal College of Music (and a former Organ Scholar of St. Albans Abbey and St. George’s Windsor Castle.) There is a very supportive (FRCO) assistant-organist. Remuneration at RSCM rates (negotiable according to experience) plus occasional offices fees which in 2015 amounted to just under £5K. An enhanced DBS check is required. For further details of the post please see www.busheyparish.org where there are also details about how to apply.
120117 Music Director and/or Organist/Choirmaster. St Martin’s Parish Church, Low Marple, Stockport. Music Director/choirmaster sought for this Anglo-Catholic Church with its famous Father Willis Organ and high musical tradition. Mature SATB choir with a desire to grow looking for energetic leadership. 10am Sung Mass each Sunday, Choral Evensong monthly, plus a small number of additional Festal services and occasional offices. RSCM rates plus fees. Assistance with Organ available plus organ scholar. Details: Father Ed McKenna, St Martin’s Vicarage, 15 Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, SK6 5DT Tel 0161 427 2736, email ed1mckenna@aol.com, Web www.stmartins-lowmarple.co.uk
110117 A versatile organist is required to be Assistant Director of Music in a dynamic team at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. The church has a fine Choral Tradition with a robed choir of 44 voices which includes a Youth Choir. Music is sung to a very high standard with regular cathedral visits. Services are 10.15am Family Mass every Sunday and 6pm Choral Evensong on the second Sunday. Music is sung from across the centuries and the church has a fine 3 manual Peter Collins organ. Salary is in line with RSCM rates and more details can be found on the parish website: stmaryhighamferrers.org or ring the Director of Music Tony Edwards on 01933 276433 for an informal chat.
030117 Shipley Church in West Sussex is looking for a new volunteer organist and choirmaster to take over running the organist team and lead the Church Choir. With both Senior and Junior Choirs, we enjoy a wide style of music; both 4-part classical and more modern pieces, our parish hymn book is the New English Hymnal, so if you are looking for a small, talented and friendly group near Horsham please give contact gavin.ia.kenny@gmail.com
281216 St Mary’s Church, Copythorne (http://stmarycopythorne.net). Director of Music required to maintain and develop the music of the church, which is on the edge of the New Forest. The DoM will play the organ for two sung Eucharist services, with anthem, per calendar month; and will train the SATB choir. The PCC is keen that the choral contribution to the worship of the church is maintained and the ability to motivate and improve the choir is as important as competence at the organ. The organ is a two manual pipe organ by Brindley and Foster (1905). Remuneration will be pro-rata to the RSCM recommended rates plus fees for weddings and funerals. For more information please contact the Revd John Reeve, by email: johnreeve6@aol.com
271216 Pangbourne College. HMC Co-ed 11-18, Boarding & Day. Organist in Residence. Term Time Only – Immediate Start. For one academic year. Pangbourne College is home to the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, where we hold regular services, assemblies and the Annual Falkland Islands Memorial Service. The Organist will lead the organ playing on these occasions. You will provide musical accompaniment and support for individual or small group lessons and musical accompaniment to concerts, choirs and examinations. Other responsibilities include supervision for evening practice sessions, teaching music theory and aural classes. Single accommodation will be provided. For further information/application pack, email: recruitment@pangbourne.com You will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and employment reference checks. Pangbourne College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. You must be eligible to work in the UK.
261216 The Parish of John Keble Church, Mill Hill, London wishes to appoint a Director of Music. Music is an integral part of the life of John Keble Church, an iconic 1930s modernist church with a fine Harrison organ. We are looking for someone who will continue our tradition of musical excellence, work well with our choir and help us develop the ministry opportunities provided by the music at John Keble Church. Further details and a job description are available from: Rev Simon Rowbory 07799300771 simon.rowbory@johnkeble.org.uk The closing date for applications is 5th November 2016.
221216 Organist sought for St. Mary the Virgin, Lynton, Devon. Three-manual organ restored 2015. Three Sundays/month Holy Communion. One Sunday/month Morning Worship. Honorarium offered plus wedding and funeral fees. Contact Churchwarden Vivien Thomas. vivien@keith-vivien.org.uk
070317 Director of Chapel Music, Yale University. This position supports the music in Marquand Chapel, the University Church in Yale, and Berkeley Divinity School. The position will have two equally important roles: overseeing the music-making in these centers, and teaching the students to lead worship themselves. These chapel services are attended by thousands of people each year, and worshipers will continue to experience abundantly diverse patterns of worship and music. The goal is to encompass even more fully the richness of Christian traditions, we will look for other ways to bring these sounds and practices to Yale students. This position is a fixed duration for four years and is renewable for a 2nd four year duration. More Information and application instructions are at http://ism.yale.edu/ChapelMusic
070317 Director of Music required for Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, North London from 1st March 2017. Norman Beard organ refurbished in 2002. Enthusiastic small choir. Established musical tradition in Lutyens church. Salary £7000 per annum. Please contact Penny Trafford telephone 020889593405 and email ptrafford07@gmail.com
280217 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).
211216 Organist/Musical Director for Hinde Street Methodist Church in central London. To play for worship and to develop the musical life of the church. Varied hymnody and liturgical styles. Occasional choir and musicians. Monthly fee £550.00. Enhanced DBS check. Details from the Church Office, 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QJ or email: anya.sullivan@wlm.org.uk www.hindestreet.org.uk/vacancy-organistmusical-director Application and CV by midday on 13 October 2016.
091216 St James the Great, Manston, Leeds seeks to appoint an able and versatile organist and church musician to make a significant contribution to the leading of parish worship in this beautiful church. Sung Eucharist (three Sunday mornings a month), monthly Evensong, and some non-Eucharistic and Holy Day services throughout the year. 28 rank Abbot and Smith instrument, rebuilt by John T Jackson, 1992. RSCM based remuneration, plus occasional office fees. Full details: www.stjamesmanston.church or email: carolyn.james117@btinternet.com
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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
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