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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 Closing Date: 31.08.2017
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.
060917 St Aloysius’ College. Director of Choral Music. The College seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to this unique role: one of the most exciting and distinguished within Catholic choral and liturgical life. The role will involve continuing to develop the choral life of the College through the four choirs which make up the Schola Cantorum. The successful candidate will continue to sustain the College as a centre of excellence working in our city centre school right in the cultural heart of Glasgow. Few schools enjoy such a unique situation or place such an emphasis on the choral and liturgical tradition. St Aloysius’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate is required to become a member of the PVG scheme. For further information about the post and to download an application form please visit our website http://staloysius.org/aloysian-life/noticeboard/head-of-choral-music-501. Closing date: no later than 9am on Tuesday 13th June 2017. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th June. There is no requirement for the Director of Choral Music to be a qualified teacher. The salary for this post will be commensurate with the high level of responsibility required and in line with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
050917 Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Dronfield NE Derbyshire. Organist and Assistant Director of Music. We are an active church seeking to appoint an organist and assistant Director of Music to play for between and one and three services on a Sunday, maintain and develop our established choral tradition, train and recruit junior choir members and to develop more informal styles of worship for our family service. Salary would be based on RSCM rates with potential additional fees from weddings and funerals. Full details of the church and the post from Director of Music: Gavin Ward: grw1966@hotmail.co.uk
050917 St John the Baptist, Halesowen (Part of the Halas Team Ministry) seeks Choir Director and Organist for friendly, inclusive and musical church community, with long tradition of choral music and diverse vocal and instrumental musical events. We need a skilled, sensitive, flexible organist, keen to work closely with the small robed choir and its regular additional visiting members; eager to inspire and enable people of all ages and musical stages to enjoy and develop their musical abilities; enthusiastic about sharing diverse styles of music in formal and informal, worship and secular settings, and with the vision to lead and share in the exciting plans we would like to explore for our musical future. Remuneration based upon RSCM guidelines. If you are ready for an exciting challenge and looking for a Christian community which welcomes people of all backgrounds and abilities to be part of its inclusive and varied life, please email Acting DoM jonathan-spencer@blueyonder.co.uk for further details or to discuss the position.
310817 Choral Director/ Choral Director-cum-Organist. Have you the skills and enthusiasm to work with a small, keen church choir, accustomed to singing a full range of church music? It’s at St Alkelda’s, the parish church of Giggleswick in the Dales. We’d love to hear from you. In the first instance, please contact Jan Michael (bozpub@gmail.com) or David Fox (david.fox101@btinternet.com)
180817 The United Benefice of Henley with Remenham are seeking an Organist and Choirmaster/mistress for the Churches of St Mary, Henley-on-Thames and St Nicholas, Remenham. Full details are available from the Parish Office, The Rectory, Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AU 01491 577340 office.hwr@lineone.net
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
310817 All Saints’, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, seeks an enthusiastic Director of Music to help develop our use of music in worship, combining the best of traditional and modern hymns and songs. Music is led by an organ, piano, other instrumentalists and a group of singers. The successful candidate, ideally (but not necessarily) also an organist, would be expected to play at Sunday services and other special occasions and to lead a weekly/fortnightly music practice. For further details visit http://allsaintsfaringdon.org.uk/church-life/director-of-music/
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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).
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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