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Current Vacancies

St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Is looking to appoint an Assistant Organist to support our Director of Music in enhancing our worship, which consists of a mixture of traditional and modern styles. Duties will include playing for 2 services per month and being an active member within our music team.

Salary dependent upon experience. Additional fees for weddings and funerals.

For an informal chat, please contact Adam Went, Director of Music, on 01753 643974 or adwent@hotmail.com.

Director of Music

St Michael and All Angels, Bassett, Southampton

We are looking for a choir director and organist to help enhance the church’s worship through the quality of singing and the breadth of repertoire. With both junior and senior choristers, we sing at Sunday morning services and two evensongs per month. We are committed to developing all our singers, though the RCSM Voice for Life scheme as well as providing opportunities for cathedral visits during the year. If you have the qualities we need to maintain and develop our passion for choral-led worship, we would love to hear from you. Salary is commensurate with RSCM Main Town fee range (family accommodation may be available as part of a package). Meet our choir at www.nsab.org.uk/choirvid

For a role description, details of how to apply, closing dates and interview arrangements or for more information, please see our website www.nsab.org.uk/dom

Saint Laurence

The Parish Church of Upminster

Director of Music

We are seeking an experienced organist to contribute

to the worshipping and community life of this welcoming and historic church in the Liberal Catholic tradition.

The church has a Tickell organ and four part choir. Duties will include direction of the choir and provision of music at the Parish Mass, evening services and Occasional Offices, in collaboration with the Assistant Organist.

For more information please contact the Rector, the Revd Susannah Brasier: susannah.brasier@upminsterparish.co.uk / 01708 220174

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th March

Interviews: Tuesday 24th March

SATB Choral Scholarships

The Parish Church of St John Baptist Cirencester are pleased to offer immediate choral scholarships on all voice parts. £1000 per annum plus extra service fees. Please see our website for job description and application details.  https://cirenparish.co.uk/about-us/jobs/

Holy Trinity, Weymouth 

wish to appoint a

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC 

We seek an enthusiastic, flexible and experienced organist for our parish church which is situated overlooking Weymouth Marina.
The church has a well-maintained organ and an enthusiastic choir eager for development.  Scholarships are available to choristers. Knowledge of liturgy and the ability to organise a small concert programme annually would be an advantage.

RSCM rates apply with a starting salary above £6000.

Further details please contact Canon Andrew Gough – Goughfr@hotmail.com Closing date: 10th March

Assistant Director of Music, Pinner Parish Church

Position available from March 2020, when the current post-holder leaves prior to starting as Organ Scholar at King’s Cambridge.  The successful applicant will gain excellent experience in accompanying and directing cathedral-style services.  Salary in line with RSCM rates.  Please contact Martin Singleton on martin.singleton@pinnerparishchurch.org.uk

St Michael’s, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND.

St Michael’s seeks to appoint a Director of Music at a mutually agreeable point in 2020.

Town Centre Parish Church in the Anglican choral tradition with fine Walker/Manders Organ (2016).

For details and application information see:

https://saintmichaelweb.org.uk/Groups/329840/Vacancies/aspx

or request from church@saintmichaelweb.org.uk

DOWN and CONNOR DIOCESAN TRUST

VACANCY

DIRECTOR of MUSIC

SCHOLA CANTORUM, ST PETER’S CATHEDRAL, BELFAST

Down and Connor Diocesan Trust is seeking to recruit a talented and committed musician to play a key role in the liturgical life of St Peter’s Cathedral as Director of the Schola Cantorum. The successful candidate will be a skilled musician and organist, experienced in choral direction and development, with a knowledge and understanding of liturgical music, particularly in Catholic Tradition.

Responsible to the Cathedral Administrator, the Director’s key role will be to rehearse and conduct the boys’ choir, building and developing the Schola’s skills through musical education. Building on the standards of excellence developed over the last 10 years. The Director will actively engage with local schools and parishes to maintain and enhance the schola’s membership.

The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 15 hours per week. Work pattern required will be Tuesday and Friday from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm each day and from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on a Sunday. Salary and other relative terms are available within the application pack.

If interested in making application for this post, please download an application form from either the Diocesan website at http://www.downandconnor.org/job-vacancies

/or alternatively on the Community NI website, where details of the role are also available by way of an Application Form, Role Profile and Person Specification.

Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 17th January 2020

Down and Connor Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Herning Church, Denmark

If you are looking for a job abroad, why not try Denmark? 

At Herning Church we have a strong musical and choral element to our liturgy, and by the 1st of June 2020 two of our three positions as organist will be vacant.

One position as 1st organist, responsible mainly for playing at services (alternating with our 2nd organist), organizing concerts, coordinating with the other organists, ministers and other employees etc. The successful candidate will be a skilled and experienced musician and organist, with a knowledge and understanding of liturgical music and also open to renewal of church music. For further information see workindenmark.dk (https://www.workindenmark.dk/job/7399748/1st-organist-at-Herning-Kirke) and herningkirke.dk.

One position as organist and choir conductor, primarily responsible for rehearsing, conducting and developing our Boys’ Choir, which is of excellent repute and of national and international significance. We are looking for an ambitious and experienced conductor with a sense for the role of choral music in church services as well as outside the church. For further information see workindenmark.dk (https://www.workindenmark.dk/job/7398670/New-organist-position-as-conductor-of-the-Herning-Boys-Choir) or herningkirke.dk.

The closing date for applications is 27th of January 2020.

WCVC Music Director Advertisement

Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir is looking for an experienced Music Director to take over in September 2020 when the current Director is retiring.

Established in 1986,  the choir of 30 amateur singers, drawn from around the Diocese, meet weekly and sing 30-40 services in Wells Cathedral throughout the year when we deputize for the Cathedral Choir. In addition we sing at weddings, memorial services and occasional services/concerts elsewhere.

Details about the choir can be found at https://www.wellscvc.org.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and skill to build on our reputation and develop the choir as part of the musical life in Wells.

The successful candidate will need to be an experienced Choir Director, an accomplished keyboard player and be familiar with the music of the Anglican Church.

Fee payments relate to weekly rehearsals and the number of services – annual remuneration is around £5,000 pa. with additional fees from weddings and other special services.

For further information and a detailed job description please contact Philip Bevan at prbevan@btinternet.com

Applications will close at the end of February 2020 and successful applicants will be interviewed and auditioned in the spring.

St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, East Surrey

Upon retirement of the present post-holder, and with music as a priority in our vision for the future, we are seeking a Choral Director, from early 2020.

This is an exciting and fresh opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and skill to help shape the next phase of St Peter’s musical life. The Choral Director will work alongside our organist and other leading musicians to inspire our worship and

  • Lead our newly-formed St Peter’s Singers (building on our present choirs)
  • Build on our lively present, and significant musical heritage (Delius, Beecham, Beatrice Harrison and friends all buried in the churchyard)
  • Shape and grow our future singing for all ages, including opportunities for choral scholarships and community engagement
  • Continue to develop and transform St Peter’s as a place of choral excellence

St Peter’s is an Anglican Eucharistic parish church in a vibrant village, offering:

  • Fine organ with excellent organist in post, and concert piano
  • Strong English choral tradition, and enjoyment of a variety of other styles
  • Good transport links by road and rail (lifts available from / to Oxted station if required)
  • One Sunday morning service with rehearsal every week, and occasional Choral Evensong

Remuneration of £75 per Sunday service, including rehearsal (equivalent to £3,150 / year), plus special services, expenses and warm support.

For more information about St Peter’s, please visit our website: www.stpeterslimpsfield.org

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 January 2020. To apply, please send covering letter and CV to Caroline Campbell, Church Coordinator:stpeterschurch.lttm@gmail.com Or for an informal conversation, please contact the Team Rector, Rev. James Percival, on 01883 722351, or james.lttm@gmail.com

Parish Director of Music

St Barnabas with Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich London SE21

St Barnabas is a large, modern, welcoming and inclusive church that sits in the central

Anglican tradition. We have a strong musical and choral element to our liturgy. Our parish choir, which has a membership of around 70 adults and young people, is at the heart of our collective worship. Christ’s Chapel (c.1616) in the centre of Dulwich Village offers worship using the Book of Common Prayer.

The organ at St Barnabas was built during the construction of the new church between 1992-1996 by Kenneth Tickell & Company. The organ at Christ’s Chapel, built in 1760 by George England, was restored in 2009 by William Drake and remains one of the best

organs in the area.

We are looking to appoint a person of mature and open character, who is resilient and robust and has a good sense of humour.  He or she should be an experienced and professional musician with a vision for music ministry in churches who:

  • is an excellent organist and skilled choir director
  • can work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • can plan music that engages the whole congregation in worship
  • understands liturgy and is committed and reliable.

Salary: £17,000 (plus fees) Part-time: 15 hours a week

Application deadline: noon 15 January 2020. Interviews: 24 January 2020.

Appointment from 1 May 2020.

For an informal conversation please contact the vicar, Revd John Watson on 020 8693 1524 or email vicar@stbarnabasdulwich.org

Download the candidate pack from www.stbarnabasdulwich.org/vacancies

 

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Director of Music

St Paulinus Church Crayford

An exciting opportunity to contribute to the much valued musical tradition at this welcoming and inclusive church in the modern liberal catholic tradition. We seek someone who

  • is an accomplished organist and skilled choir director
  • can work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • can plan music that engages the whole congregation in worship
  • is liturgically aware, committed and reliable.

We have a loyal four-part adult choir which sings at the 10am Eucharist on Sundays and at festivals.  Salary in line with RSCM rates. For further details, or to arrange a visit and conversation, please contact the Rector, Fr Paul Prentice:

Email: rector@stpaulinus.co.uk

Tel: 01322 529331 (Rectory) 01322 557532 (Office)

Closing date for applications: 29th February 2020

Interviews and auditions: March 2020

This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure

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Director of Music/Organist, St. Michael’s, Malton, North Yorkshire

We wish to appoint a Director of Music to develop the place of music in the Parish. Key requirements of the post include experience of working with amateur musicians including an SATB choir, high standard of keyboard skills and understanding of the importance of liturgy and how to plan hymns for the full range of Anglican services, in particular Common Worship. We wish to build on our strong choral tradition and to use music as a means of Christian mission in the community and to encourage children and younger people to join our existing choir and to participate in other musical activities in church. Attendance will be required at weekly choir practice, at one Sunday morning service and occasional evening services as well as Festivals. For more please contact our Parish Office (maltonbenefice@yahoo.com or 01653-692089)

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Musical Director – St Mary’s Church, Boxford.

Our beautiful Suffolk church seeks to appoint a Musical Director to provide accompaniment and develop the role of music in the liturgy. We have a decent sized choir and wish to begin building upon it, possibly adding a junior element. Our new Rector has been given a remit for growth and is keen to work with someone who sees him/herself as his partner in mission. The right person will be able to broaden our musical horizons.

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Detailed Job Profile and Person Specification available at www.boxriverbenefice.com, or by contacting Fr Rob Parker-McGee SR at rparkermcgee@gmail.com, 01787 210434

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Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Northants

seeks Choir Director and Organist

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Three Parish Communions & one Choral Evensong per month and a variety of special services. Up to 15 in choir with weekly practice. Pipe organ enhanced and restored by Holmes & Swift in 2013.
Those interested contact Revd Canon John Westwood – revdjohn.westwood@gmail.com
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Do you want to make a promotional video about your choir or church

Stuart Robinson, a church musician and experienced producer, has many years’ experience making features and music recordings for radio and television, and internet channels such as YouTube. More info at www.stuartrobinson.org.uk Email stuart@stuartrobinson.org.uk 

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St. Peter’s Church, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire.

We seek to appoint a Church Organist and leader of the SATB Choir.

An exciting opportunity to provide organ accompaniment for services and to lead our established adult choir.

We are a welcoming congregation of around 40 attending the 10.30am Sung Eucharist on Sundays when music is an important part of the worship.

The village church is central tradition and the choir are keen to provide a good standard of singing with anthems sung whenever possible.

We have an excellent 2 manual and pedal organ by Nicholson and Lord of Walsall built 1885. Extensively re-built in 1999 by Peter Collins Ltd with additions (3 rank mixture to Great and 16ft Trombone to pedal. Reeds re-voiced and new mechanical action).

Further work by Cousans Ltd in 2018.

Remuneration in line with RSCM scales for rural churches

For more information please contact Revd Preb Helen Morby Tel. 01952 820217 Email: helen.morby@btinternet.com

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St Michael’s, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire

Organist and Choir Director

Our congregation really appreciate the contribution music makes to our weekly Sunday Sung Eucharist so we are looking for someone who can both play for our services and develop our small mature choir.  Support and encouragement is also available for those aspiring to be a church organist.  We have two organs (Chancel & Nave) recently completely rebuilt.  Opportunities are available for additional fees for weddings and funerals as they occur.  Remuneration will be based around RSCM fees and are negotiable.

If you would like to know more please do contact me on 01296 415532 or email: roger.powell@willowend.net

For Sale

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For Sale – Spinet. Made to order by Robert Goble in 1983. 1.9 m x 0.75m x 0.85m high.  Top lifts of pedestal for transport.  £2,500 ono. Buyer to collects from West Dorset. Contact Nick Orman nick.orman@btinternet.com
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).

Wanted

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100919 COMPTON ELECTRONE ORGAN WANTED comporg@btinternet.com
140518 Enthusiastic SATB singer recruitment. Regular single day cathedral evensongs, annual weekend. Andrew Holtan neocantus@hotmail.com

Announcements

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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