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Current Vacancies

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Organ and Choral Scholars and Schools’ Musicians in Residence

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is looking to appoint both an organ scholar and choral scholar for the academic year 2021-2022.

The scholarships are suitable for graduate or gap-year students and offer the opportunity to work with and learn from the music department at an exciting time in the Cathedral’s ministry and musical development.  The two schools, with which the Cathedral partners, are highly regarded and have excellent music departments.

Don’t miss the opportunity to become part of the vibrant Cathedral community in this beautiful Suffolk town.  For more information or to apply, please visit https://stedscathedral.org/news/vacancies/.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28 February 2021.

St Peter’s, Bishop’s Waltham Hampshire

A Director of Music and/or Worship Leader is sought for a warm hearted active church of all ages in our market town community. A practising Christian of suitable character and musical skills is needed to play, lead, support and grow our worship through music. Our classical and traditional services are mainly organ and choir led (some piano) with varied settings, anthems, psalms and some modern hymns/songs. Our more informal services are band led with a group of singers. We have about 20 in our choir and 5 amateur organists, and there are 8 musicians in our band with 5 singers. We also have various periodic festival and joint congregational services. This is a paid position at or near recommended RSCM/Worship Leader rates.
For more information please look at our website www.stpetersbw.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/
and to have an initial conversation please contact:
Revd James Hunt jameshunt1966@gmail.com
07570 042916 or at 01489-892618

STOKE GABRIEL PARISH CHURCH

in the Totnes Mission Community

Organist/ Director of Music

We seek an experienced organist and choral trainer to contribute to the worship and musical life of this thriving village church set beside the River Dart in the South Hams of Devon.

The church has a tradition of choral music, a Harrison organ and an adult SATB robed choir of around 20 singers.  There are some 85 on the electoral roll with Sunday morning congregations of  around 50-60.

Duties will include preparing and playing music for services in church and rehearsing and developing the choir.

Remuneration arrangements and contracts are negotiable.

An enhanced DBS check and on-line safeguarding training (C1) is required before appointment.

Please see the church website for further details of the church and  the choir  www.stokegabrielchurch.co.uk

For further information, application arrangements or to arrange a discussion or visit, please contact: Churchwarden, on DMN1532@gmail.com

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

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: 31st October 2020 Interviews and auditions: November 2020

This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure

Housing for Members of the RSCM

The Fairfield Trust provides high quality, comfortable homes in Torquay, for committed Christians whose careers have furthered Christianity by supporting their local churches as organists, church musicians or singers and have been unable to provide for a home of their own.

Website: www.fairfieldtrust.org.
Applications addressed to The Manager 
email: fairfieldtrust@outlook.com or tel: 01803-606560 (please leave a message if unattended).

The Organ Manual

An online resource

The Organ Manual provides a wealth of information about the organ world, including pages for general interest, owners, players, students and vacancies. It has regular feature blog posts written by guest authors about their organ experiences. The site is wide ranging from sources of organ music to events, organ teachers and organ builders. it even has a gift ideas page for organists! It details links to the various organisations concerned from the IBO to RSCM, IAO and more. There is something for everyone, from those new to the organ world to those who have been involved for decades. 

You can visit The Organ Manual here: www.theorganmanual.com/

Organist & Choir Master 

St Michael’s Bishop’s Cleeve, Glos.

(See: www.stmichaelsbishopscleeve.co.uk)  Following retirement, we seek an Organist & Choir Master who will play their part in enriching the worshipping life of our church.

9.30am Sung Eucharist, monthly Evensong plus festival dates. Mix of traditional and contemporary hymns, sung service settings, responsorial Psalms and choir pieces. Small Choir, seeking development and expansion, are of mixed ability & meet weekly.

£5kpa, 6 weeks paid leave pa. Optional extra income from C18 weddings and 40 funerals pa.

Submit CV to admin.stmichael@gmail.com with covering email outlining what attracts you to this position with us.

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/

 

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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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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 

For Sale

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FOR SALE

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).

A New Carol for Christmas

Download a copy of The Shepherd’s Song, by Judith Riddlebafte. Tuneful and easy to learn. Organ and piano versions. No cost. Photocopiable.

Download from https://tinyurl.com/y3tkrd5f

Wanted

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Announcements

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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