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150517 St Andrew the Apostle, Holt, Norfolk in the Diocese of Norwich www.holtchurch.org seeks a committed Christian organist, choir and music director to take responsibility for music and music making. Sung Parish Eucharist on Sundays, Choral Evensong monthly, robed choir, major festivals, and a desire to explore other forms of making music. An exciting opportunity to enhance the worship and mission of the church through the use of music. Remuneration negotiable based on hours agreed and RSCM guidelines. For more details, contact the Rector: Fr. Howard Stoker
(email: holtrectory@tiscali.co.uk) (tel: 01263 712048)
080517 St George’s Church, West Grinstead, Sussex RH13 8LR. St George’s currently offers the Leslie Weller Organ Scholarship to support a teenage musician, likely age 16 to 18, probably preparing for A-levels. Holder to assist at fifteen services p.a. and do some choir work. AB grade 5 piano or organ appropriate. The scholarship, value of £900 pa, will cover 10-15 organ lessons p.a. with a teacher of the holder’s choice approved by the church. Some travelling expenses and a small pocket allowance included. To be awarded for one year in the first instance but be renewable for a second if progress is satisfactory. Free practice facilities. Contact Dr A.C. Campbell 01403710376 for further information.
080517 The parish church of St Mary, Barnes, London SW13 seeks a Director of Music and Organist. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a talented and energetic musician to continue the development of the choral and organ music in this large church in the liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England. Our music work with children is an important part of the post. Salary £9,680 plus fees; two manual Peter Collins organ and Steinway Concert Grand. Potential also as Artistic Director of the annual Barnes Music Festival from 2018. Apply by 21 February 2017. Further information from www.stmarybarnes.org or email: admin@stmarybarnes.org.
190417 Choir Director/Organist. All Saints’ Woodford Wells is a charismatic evangelical church in North East London with a large congregation over four Sunday services. It has a long tradition of choral worship. We are seeking a Choir Director/Organist to lead our committed choir numbering approximately 20 through weekly practices and one sung service every Sunday at 9.30am plus special services at Holy Week and Christmas. There is also the option to oversee the wider classical community of the church including a series of Chamber Recitals. We are offering a one year renewable, part time contract. The position is available immediately. Remuneration is comparable to RSCM salary plus fees from occasional services. For application pack or further information, contact@asww.org.uk or 020 8504 0266.
100417 St James, Alveston (Stratford upon Avon) seeks an Organist & Choirmaster to take over from our current Organist, who is retiring. Duties are weekly Sung Eucharist, plus occasional additional services on Feast days. An enthusiastic SATB Choir practises weekly. The organ is a two manual Nicholson. We have an established musical tradition which is appreciated by a supportive congregation. Salary based on RSCM recommended bands, negotiable, plus fees (around £1k). For more details, contact Rev Canon Richard Williams on 01789 292777. rickthevic@gmail.com www.stjamesalveston.co.uk
190317 St James-the-Great, Dursley, Gloucestershire seeks an Assistant Director of Music at a friendly church where music is valued, and the thirty-six members of the choir, accompanied by an excellent organ, enhance the worship with a wide-ranging repertoire from Palestrina to Bob Chilcott. Further details from: The Parish Administrator, The Parish Office, St James’ Church, Dursley GL11 4JE 01453 549280 or from the website: www.dursleyparishchurch.org.uk
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
060417 St Peter’s, Shaftesbury seeks a Director of Music & Organist for our friendly, outward-looking, town-centre church. We have a congregation of about 100 at our main Sunday service and an enthusiastic mixed adult choir of 17. Music is key to our worshipping life and we value the best of contemporary and traditional music. Three Sunday mornings per month, weekly choir rehearsal, additional services through the year, occasional offices. £3,880pa plus fees. Full details: http://stmin.org.uk
190317 Director of Music/Organist. St. Lawrence with St. Paul, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire. The Parish has a strong musical tradition, with a 35 voice robed SATB choir and fine Father Willis organ. The church enjoys a broad range of church music with the organist and choir playing an important part in leading worship at all main services. Remuneration in line with RSCM recommendations. For further information about the post email: dotlittle003@gmail.com or Telephone 01772 783998.
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 020 89593405 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).
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170417 2017 Wilmslow Parish Church Organ Composition Contest. St Bartholomew’s Church announces a special Organ Composition Contest for composers of all ages and nationalities to celebrate the renewal and augmentation of the organ (affectionately known as Oscar) by York Pipe Organs. Full details from philip@philipunderwood.co.uk.
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