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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 an application pack. Closing date 30th June 2017.
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
110817 The Parish of Sketty, Swansea in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, seeks to appoint a suitably qualified Director of Church music. We have a range of Sunday morning services that follow the Anglican Church in Wales Liturgy, Choral Matins and Evensong. The person appointed would be responsible for directing the choir, leading music worship and planning services. St Paul’s Church has a fine three manual Copeman Hart organ. [If required assistant organists are available]. Salary is dependent on ability and experience. Please e-mail letter of application with Curriculum Vitae to Reverend Robert Davies-Hannen [rdhannen@gmail.com] or telephone 01792 202767 for further information.
100817 Earley St Peter, Reading – Director of Music. A lively, energetic, and growing parish church on the edge of Reading, committed to its vibrant choral tradition, seeks Director of Music to build on strong existing foundations. A church musician is sought to direct the music and train our excellent choir, currently 31 strong. There is a good 3-manual organ and strong support for the music from clergy and congregation. RSCM remuneration. Full details at www.earley-stpeter.org.uk/directorofmusic.htm, or speak to our Vicar, Revd Philip Hobday, on 0118 966 6701, or email philip.hobday@earley-stpeter.org.uk.
100817 Music Leadership. St. Mary’s Plaistow (Bromley), Diocese of Rochester. St. Mary are looking for leadership across the range of traditional and contemporary opportunities in the life of its music. This is to develop the role of music in our mission to be at the heart of our community. The tradition is broadly central, but a range of styles of worship are used. We are looking for either: A Director of Music – This will be a person who has the breadth to work across both the traditional expressions of organ and choir along with a less formal group of singers and instrumentalists. Or Choir Director and Contemporary Music Leader – We realise that our ambition may require a very rare set of gifts and instead seek to cover the work with two people who work closely together. There are two Sunday services, a Thursday evening choir practice plus occasional midweek services. The leadership will cherish and develop the English choral tradition, which is much valued here, be able to recruit and train children and adults and widen our musical horizons, keeping abreast of more contemporary worship styles. We have an experienced choir, an assistant organist and a very effective three manual pipeorgan originally built by William Hill. Remuneration: Director of Music £6,000 p.a., Choir Director £4,000 p.a., Contemporary Music Leader £2,000 p.a. Further details www.stmarys-bromley.org.uk/current-news/vacancy-director-of-music
100717 The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul Northleach is seeking an Organist to work in partnership with our Rector and Choirmaster to develop our established musical and choral tradition. Our magnificent Cotswold wool church offers wonderful acoustics and a fine Thorold and Smith tracker organ (1883), restored and extended by Bishops of Ipswich (1990). Our committed, robed SATB choir practises weekly. Morning and evening Sunday services, occasionally held in our other Benefice churches, plus seasonal and school services. Opportunity for musical support to our two local primary schools. Salary £4,000-£7,000pa plus fees depending on experience and availability. For more information, contact Revd David Ford at rector@northleach.org or on 01451 860452. www.northleach.org
300617 All Saints’ Parish Church Odiham are seeking an Organist/Choirmaster. ARCO (minimum) with good communication and organizational skills. Enthusiastic, committed robed SATB choir. Weekly rehearsals and participation in Choral Eucharist occasional Choral evensongs plus all major feast days. Fine Goetze and Gywnn mechanical action organ (2011) and recently acquired 1894 restored Broadwood Grand Piano. Scope for developing concert series. Salary based on RSCM recommended bands negotiable. Application by letter with a full CV to The Revd Alison Brown, Vicar, All Saints Church, The Bury, Odiham Hampshire RG29 1LZ. alison@allsaintsodiham.org.uk; www.allsaintsodiham.org.uk
270617 Eastbourne Parish Church is seeking applications for Choral Scholarships for the academic year 2017/18. Full details of the commitment and honorarium are available at www.music.stmaryseastbourne.com. For further information please email music@stmaryseastbourne.com or telephone 01323 643097.
270617 All Saints, Clifton, Bedfordshire seeks a Director of Music/Organist. The parish has a strong musical tradition with a SATB choir and excellent Father Willis organ. Morning service every Sunday, sung evensong three times per month, weekly choir practice, additional services throughout the year and occasional offices. Support organist available, excellent honorarium plus fees. For further information please contact Rev. Caren Topley, telephone 01462 615499 or email rector@clifton-beds.co.uk
230617 Organist/Choir director. St Mary-at-Latton, Harlow is an inclusive liberal Anglo-Catholic church. We’re seeking someone to lead our small committed choir, through Sunday practice 9am before the Sung Eucharist 9.45am, plus special services Holy Week and Christmas. Our worship includes a choir anthem, and a balance of traditional hymns/modern worship songs. Remuneration within RSCM guidelines plus fees from occasional services. For further information, contact revlynn@btinternet.com or 01279 424005.
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/
020817 Organist/Choirmaster reqd. at St Margaret’s C of E Church in Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex. 2-manual Computer Organ/Active choir. One main Service (Sundays) plus others as reqd. Weddings/Funerals. All remuneration at RSCM rates. Job – Share option. Enquiries to rector@ifieldparish.org
200717 Choir Director. Benefice of St Bartholomew in Wiltshire seeks an able church musician with knowledge of Anglican liturgical worship to form and direct a ‘roving choir’. Competent organist preferred but not essential. Pay consistent with RSCM rates. Enhanced DBS required. Email: rector@benofbart.org.uk or phone 01747 830174 for job description.
240617 St Peter’s Bishops Waltham Hampshire. Director of Music sought for active church in market town community. Suitable skills to grow our ‘worship and music culture’ with choir of 20 and team of musicians. Mainly organ led services (some piano) with varied settings, anthems, psalms and some modern hymns/songs. Periodic evening and festival services and occasional church concerts. Role also includes overseeing and supporting informal services. Paid position at or near RSCM rates. For more information and role description please contact: Revd James Hunt jameshunt1966@gmail.com 07570-042916 01489-892618
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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