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200815

Alto and Tenor Choral Scholars sought at St John's Notting Hill, London, from September 2015. £1,200 per annum. More info: http://www.stjohnsnottinghill.com/vacancies

200815

St Philip & St James, Cheltenham is seeking a versatile Director of Music to lead and develop our robed SATB choir and informal music group, to recruit children and adults, and to support music in our worship and outreach through our planned re-ordering and beyond. • Sunday services at 10am and 6pm • Occasional weekday services • Weekly choir practice; monthly music group practice • 3-manual 1895 organ, overhauled in 1980 • Choir with wide repertoire of Anglican choral music • Enthusiastic music group of singers and instrumentalists • Strong commitment to music in church’s Strategic Plan • Good connections with church school • Salary £7,500. Full details from http://www.pipandjims.org.uk/director_of_music Closing date: 17 June (9am); interviews and auditions daytime and evening 26 June; start date 1 September 2015

200815

Director of Music & Organist – St. Michael’s Church, Stoke, Coventry. CV2 4BG. We are seeking a Director of Music, with immediate effect and also an Organist with effect from July 2015. Sunday Services 9.30am and 11.00am. Practice one evening per week. Remuneration negotiable but based on RSCM guidelines. For more information please see our website www.stokestmichaels.co.uk/musicians.html Or Rector, William Smith, Tel 02476635731, email wmsmith(at)btinternet.com Administrator, Peter Dronfield, Tel 02476443691, email office(at)stokestmichaels.co.uk

140815

ASSISTANT ORGANIST/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MUSIC REQUIRED. St. James’ Parish Church, Weybridge is looking for an Assistant Organist/Organ Scholar who will work closely with the current Director of Music. The successful applicant will be a competent musician with an imaginative approach to accompanying choral liturgy. He/she will be able, or willing to learn, to direct a choir of between 30–40 voices in a wide range of sacred music, and will be called upon to sing occasionally. This appointment will be an opportunity to learn all aspects of Musical Directorship in a friendly and supportive environment, under the experienced tutelage of Lindsay Bridgwater. The choir sings at Choral Eucharist every Sunday with additional services at Easter and Christmas, as well as occasional weddings and funerals. A broad range of hymns and songs from New English Hymnal and other collections is used imaginatively. An anthem is sung each Sunday and we offer the successful candidate an opportunity to assist in developing the strong musical tradition here. The church is blessed with a fine 2 manual Peter Collins organ and a Schimmel grand piano, both in excellent working order, and an enthusiastic, robed, RSCM affiliated SATB choir of both adults and children, practising Wednesday evenings. Remuneration will be in line with RSCM rates plus fees from occasional offices plus fees for weddings and funerals and will depend also on the experience, aspiration and enthusiasm of the successful applicant. Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required. We are seeking someone who is available to start as soon as possible by mutual agreement. Please contact the Rev'd. Brian Prothero (Rector of St. James') on 07715 364389 to express an interest.

110815

Director of Music Development and Organist. St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham, Diocese of Newcastle. The new dual role is a key part of our mission to deepen and broaden our musical life and its outreach into our community. You will be expected to work an average of 15 hours a week, including Sundays. Starting in September, this is a 2 year fixed contract with possible extension. Salary is £8,500. For full details including a job profile email B.Shaw(at)dameallans.co.uk or write to Ms B Shaw c/o The Vicarage, Wingrove Road North, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9EJ. Closing date: 8th June 2015 Interviews/Auditions: 25th & 26th June 2015.

070815

FOREST SCHOOL. School Organist and teacher of piano and organ. In addition to the regular accompanying of services and choir rehearsals, the post of School Organist also includes teaching of organ and piano. Chapel services are held every weekday morning, and twice a week there are choral services with anthems sung by one of the three school Chapel choirs. There are also other occasional services such as evensong; Remembrance Sunday and annual Carol Services. Further information and applications forms from Deborah Cleveland-Hurley, Music School Manager, email music(at)forest.org.uk Closing dates for application: 12 noon, 15.05.2015 Interview date: 20.05.2015

060815

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC. St Mary’s Parish Church in Bridport town centre seeks a competent and experienced organist and director who will be responsible for music at traditional and informal Sunday services, civic and special services, weddings and funerals. Recruitment, training and development of singers and musicians of all ages will be a priority, as well as building a special relationship with the C of E primary school. Salary is £3,500 p.a. and annual fees around £1,500. Further details from Canon Andrew Evans 01308 422138 or andrew(at)bridport-team-ministry.org

240715

VACANCY - St Katharine's Southbourne, Bournemouth. Director of Music. Sunday 10.30am Sung Eucharist. Monthly Evensong. Adult and junior choirs. Further details Revd John C White 01202 423986

210715

Come and join the team as Organist in St John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury. We are looking for an organist with a heart for deepening worship through music. The church has a well-maintained 2 manual pipe organ, tracker action with 24 stops. Sunday morning services comprise Sung Parish Communion (Common Worship) twice a month; all-age Communion once a month; non-eucharistic Family Service once a month. A commitment to participate in major Festivals would also be expected. In addition to the main work at St John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury, there could be scope for working in the village churches of the benefice as well if the successful candidate so desired. RSCM terms plus wedding and funeral fees. Informal enquiries to: Ian Yemm Phone: 07514 139825 or e-mail: ian(at)svbcofe.org.uk Or Michelle Jenkins (benefice Administrator): 01454 325160 or sodburyvalebenefice@gmail.com Please send letters of application and CV marked “Organist” to St John’s Church Centre, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6BQ

210715

St Clement’s Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester: Organist/Director of Music We are a liberal catholic parish with a Sung Eucharist every week and a monthly Choral Evensong. Other occasional services. We have a small mixed ability, mixed age, music-reading choir which is keen to grow musically and numerically. We have recently installed a refurbished two manual pipe organ. We are looking for someone to help us grow our musical and choral tradition. RSCM rates. For more information: www.stclement-chorlton.org.uk.

080715

Organist at Broad Hinton. St Peter Ad Vincula, Broad Hinton, needs an organist and choir director as soon as possible. Our organist is retiring after more than 30 years, and we need an energetic and enthusiastic person, to build on the strength of our existing choir and develop the junior choir. Excellent interpersonal skills, a wide musical repertoire and an ability to nurture the talents of all musicians are essential. Remuneration and fees will be within the RSCM guidelines. For an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Jenni Moseling, churchwarden, on jenni.moseling(at)btinternet.com, or 01793 731629. For a full Job Description and application pack please email the Benefice Office at office(at)upkennet.eclipse.co.uk, or ring on 01672 861786.

300615

St. John’s Church Hythe, Hampshire. Director of Music/Organist. We are seeking an experienced church musician to provide organ/piano accompaniment for our weekly morning and evening services, plus occasional mid-week festival services; develop a RSCM affiliated robed choir. RSCM rates apply. For more information contact Revd Jo Elvidge 023 8084 5615 vicar(at)stjohnshythe.org

300615

Organist/Choirmaster. St Martin’s Parish Church, Low Marple, Stockport. Organist/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. Details: Father Ed McKenna, St Martin’s Vicarage, 15 Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, SK6 5DT Tel 0161 427 2736, email ed1mckenna(at)aol.com, Web www.stmartins-lowmarple.co.uk

090615

St. Mary's Parish Church, Battersea wishes to appoint 1 Organ Scholar and 4 Choral Scholars (1 x SATB) for the academic year 2015-16, with the possibility of a continuation for a second year. Organ Scholarship: £2,000p.a. Choral Scholarships: £1,000p.a. Wedding and Funerals throughout the year attract extra fees. The church has a fine 2 manual, 27 stop Saxon Aldred Organ and a Kawai Grand piano, both available for use by the scholars. An application pack is available from the Director of Music (tyrone.whiting(at)gmail.com) or from the church website: www.stmarysbattersea.org.uk. To apply, candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter by email (preferable) or post to the Director of Music by 31st March 2015.

170615

Director of Music – St Andrew’s, Much Hadham. Wanted: a new Director of Music for the Anglican Church of St Andrew’s, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, for September 2015. Remuneration is within RSCM guidelines. For more details or an informal conversation please contact: Revd. Giles Tulk, Team Rector. Tel: 01279 842609 Email: muchhadhamrectory(at)gmail.com

170615

St. Michael the Archangel, Mere, Wiltshire, Applications invited for joint post of Organist and Choir Leader (or alternatively two separate posts). Posts available from 1st July 2015. Salary commensurate with RSCM rates plus weddings and funerals. Organist to play for 10.30am Sunday service, at least 2 evening services a month, additional special services, e.g. Easter and Christmas, weddings and funerals. Two organs: main instrument three manual Makin digital organ, previously installed in Chapel of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Also Henry Jones pipe organ. Choir Leader to lead, train and develop small robed RSCM affiliated choir which sings at 10.30am service and an augmented choir at festivals. Further details from Mr. Ian Treece, Church Administrator, The Grove Building, Church Street, Mere, Warminster. BA12 6DS or email administrator(at)stmichaelsmere.org.uk. Applications with CV to the Administrator by 17th April 2015.

200815

Director of Music: Music is integral to Sunday Services at Christ Church, a Grade II listed Victorian Church; fine acoustics. Hymns & choral music is chosen to complement the themes and readings. Will you continue our tradition of musical excellence, work well with Rev’d Mark O’Donoghue and our choir and help us develop ministry opportunities provided by the music at Christ Church? Closing date for applications: Friday 5 June. Email admin(at)christchurchkensington.com

300715

St Paul's, Stalybridge (Greater Manchester) wishes to appoint 3 CHORAL SCHOLARS (1 alto and 2 basses) from September 2015. Free lessons on either organ or piano are offered to students aged 14-26 by the Director of Music, Dr. Steven Robinson, in exchange for singing in the choir. Further details: stevenrobinson1970(at)msn.com or 07708 128051

270715

Choir Master/Mistress. All Saints Church, Epping Upland, Essex is looking to appoint a new organist to accompany our weekly Sunday morning service and re-introduce the magic of music to our congregation. We would love to be able to grow and nurture our choir and expand their repertoire. There is also the opportunity to play at Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals as well as building a musical relationship with our church school and using the Church for concerts. For more information – including remuneration and service times, please contact: The Rev Bryony Morrison on 07850 876304. The post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

210715

Saint Alban’s Church, Copenhagen seeks to appoint an Organist and Coordinator of Music Ministry. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the musical life and ministry of the congregation. In particular, they will play the organ for the 10.30 Sunday morning Eucharist and other services as required. They will also have responsibility for choir rehearsals (weekly on Sundays at 9.30, and monthly on Sundays 12-13), and lead recruitment to our robed choir (approx. 16 volunteer singers) which is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. The organ – still housed in the original casing designed by Arthur Blomfield in the 1880s – was substantially restored and rebuilt in 2004 by Harrison & Harrison of Durham in consultation with Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite. Excellent interpersonal skills, a knowledge and appreciation of the Anglican musical tradition, and an ability to nurture the talents of all musicians are essential. Remuneration is commensurate with RSCM rates, plus weddings and funerals. To apply for this part-time position, candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter by email or post to: The Revd Darren McCallig, Saint Alban’s Church, Churchillparken 11, 1263 Copenhagen K. Tel: 39 62 77 36. Email: chaplain(at)st-albans.dk. Closing date: 15 May 2015.

130715

St Stephen’s Rochester Row, SW1P 1LE. Assistant Organist, ARCO+ standard, for one Sunday morning with voluntary choir and three congregational Evensongs per month; occasional extras. Fee £80 per liturgical duty. Restored Binns 1903 organ, central Anglican worship, eclectic congregation and friendly leadership. Apply: rosemaryfield(at)rmfield.co.uk with covering letter and CV. Closing date April 27th. Interview/audition early May, post starts asap thereafter.

100715

St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan, a friendly, welcoming Scottish Episcopal Church, requires an Organist/Choir Director. RSCM affiliated. Weekly Sung Eucharists (varied settings, and at least one anthem monthly). Occasional full Choral Evensongs (Sundays) and combined services with other local Episcopal churches (midweek). Choir Practice (Thursdays) for adults and youngsters. Choir has sung in Berlin and Rome in recent years. Wyvern Organ (two manual). Extensive music library. RSCM suggested rates, dependent on experience. Please contact ind.dominic(at)gmail.com and wr.anderson(at)hushmail.com

300615

St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield (www.stmarkssheffield.co.uk). Applications invited for Organist at this well attended and forward thinking church with a strong musical tradition and benefitting from one of the finest pipe organs in Sheffield (refurbished 2015). Playing required for Sunday morning Eucharist, other services when required, and choir rehearsals. Large SATB choir of up to 40 adults. Remuneration in line with RSCM guidelines (Category A) plus fees. Application by covering letter and CV, including details of two referees familiar with applicant’s playing, general musicianship, and professional ethic. One of the referees, where applicable, should be the current or most recent church employer. Further details, please contact: Mark McCombs, Director of Music, Tel: 07725 544842. Email: mua08mwm(at)sheffield.ac.uk. Return Applications to: Church Administrator, St Mark’s Church, c/o The Vicarage, 4, St Mark’s Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG. Closing date: Thursday 30 April 2015

300615

Church Organist Vacancy. Dorking United Reformed Church has a vacancy for a regular organist to play for Sunday Services. Fees negotiable. For further details please contact Chaplain Ted Bellingham on 07889-878471 or email tedbellingham(at)aol.com

170615

Bisley benefice (South Cotswolds) seeks to appoint organist/choir director. Duties include: playing at two churches on Sunday mornings (usually Eucharists), and setting up new choir(s). Availability for weddings and funerals desirable but not essential. RSCM rates apply. For more information contact Revd Rosie Woodall 01452 771084 vicar(at)bisleybenefice.org.uk www.bisleybenefice.org.uk

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Organist required from August 2015. St Margaret’s Parish Church, Warnham, near Horsham, West Sussex. Our young talented organist is going up to Cambridge to be organ scholar at Emmanuel. We need someone to take over playing for our services, with the possibility if desired of taking the entire role of Director of Music. Warnham is an active, friendly village parish which values its broad range of musical activities, and supports the choir enthusiastically. Robed choir with boys and girls and adults, RSCM affiliated, using the Voice For Life scheme; 3-manual Wyvern organ with a fine sound, recently upgraded and rebalanced. Sundays: 3 mornings and evenings per month minimum; feast days (if weekday commitment is not possible, plenty of deps are available). Salary £2,000 plus weddings and funerals, or £4,000 if taking up DoM role. Please contact jobrowse(at)outlook.com or 01403 242100 for more information.

040615

St Andrews Church of Scotland in Brussels is looking for a new Organist and Choir Director. There is one Sunday service and one Choir practice per week. There is an adult choir and a junior choir, both of which sing an anthem each week. For details, please contactmusic(at)churchofscotland.be

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300615

Llandaff Cathedral welcomes top visiting choirs! Saturdays at 5.30pm or Sundays & weekdays in holiday time. Contact Jonathan Bielby (Interim Director of Music) office(at)llandaffcathedral.org.uk

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Llandaff Cathedral welcomes top visiting choirs! Saturdays at 5.30pm or Sundays & weekdays in holiday time. Contact Jonathan Bielby (Interim Director of Music) office(at)llandaffcathedral.org.uk

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Competent singers & organists required
– Poscimur – Small, Friendly, Robed, Adult, SATB Choir, RSCM affiliated – sings in Cathedrals – UK Wide Membership . . . Contact Cathie: 0208 857 4685, mcshore(at)btinternet.com www.poscimur.co.uk