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Current Vacancies

Director of Music, St Michael and All Angels, Bassett

We are looking for an excellent musician, 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 multiple 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.

Closing date: 19th April

Interview date: 15th May

For a role description, and details of how to apply or get more information, please see our website www.nasb.org.uk

Director of Music

St. Mary Magdalene’s, Lillington, Warwickshire

We’re looking for a Christian who has experience of working with adults and children in choirs. They will be enthusiastic for both traditional church/choral music and contemporary worship music and have good singing and keyboard skills.  The post becomes vacant in early June 2019 and we are keen to recruit someone to join us from the end of May or shortly after.

Salary: c. £5,500- 6,500 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience

For job description and application form please visit our website www.lillingtonparishchurch.org

Informal enquiries to Abby Rhodes, on 077790433640

DIRECTOR OF

MUSIC AND ORGANIST

for ST PETER’S CHURCH, HENFIELD, WEST SUSSEX
The parish church of St Peter’s is the largest of the three churches in the vibrant West Sussex parish of Henfield with Shermanbury and Woodmancote. We are seeking an enthusiastic and gifted musician who will work with the organist at Shermanbury and Woodmancote Churches, to make a significant contribution to our worshipping life.  Sung services at St. Peter’s include a Eucharist three Sundays a month, a Non – Eucharistic All Age Service on the first Sunday, some Festivals, and quarterly Choral Evensong, which rotates around the three churches of the parish. In addition, there are a good number of weddings and funerals.

The PCC is keen for the choral tradition to be re-established at St Peter’s church, with an emphasis on developing a children’s and adult choir, and the successful candidate will have the skills to exploit the opportunities for recruitment that our partnership with our Church of England Primary school brings.

 Music is an important part of our life together as a church, and the successful candidate will be someone who can embrace a broad range of musical styles. We are looking for a choir director who can recruit, develop, and encourage singers of all ages. They will develop the musical life of the church and be excited by the opportunities that this post brings. Salary will be based on RSCM guidelines, plus fees. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion, or for a job description please contact. The Revd Paul Doick | 01273 492017 | p.doick@btinternet.com

Frenchay Parish Church

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Frenchay Parish Church, where
we seek Christian musicians
to fulfil the roles of:

1) Senior (11 – 18’s) & Adult Choir Director,
2) Junior Choir (7 – 11’s) Leader and
3) Organist.

It is possible that some of these roles may  be combined, and we would be interested in discussing options with candidates interested in one or more of these roles.

We are a family friendly church with a robed Senior & Adult choir (RSCM affiliated) and thriving Junior Choir, numbering approx. 25 children and 20 adults. These assist in leading worship at Sunday morning services, including the Sung CW Eucharist and twice monthly at All Age services. Choristers follow the RSCM “Voice for Life” training scheme. In addition the choir enjoy singing at various special occasions during the year, including Choral Evensong, concerts and annual Cantata.

Considerable investment has been made in our music in recent years. Our original pipe organ was replaced in 2013 by a new “combination organ” (pipes and digital) inside the existing organ case, using much of the old pipework with a new detached console. A brand new Roland electric piano has recently been purchased. New choir robes have been provided, and an extensive music library has been built up.

We seek musical leaders with a personal Christian faith and proven musical ability, who are keen to cherish the Anglican choral tradition but also open to wider musical horizons.  You will need to be a team player, able to encourage and train adults and/or children in weekly practices to participate and grow in their faith and musical ability.

Rev. Charles Sugden, our Rector, is keen to work with those who would see themselves as  partners in mission and ministry.

Choir practices are on Fridays during term time at 6.15 – 7pm Junior Choir with Voice for Life 7pm – 7.20pm; 7.30pm – 9pm Senior & Adult Choir.

Please see the church website www.frenchaychurch.org.uk for further information about choirs and music at Frenchay. Please contact the Churchwarden Mrs Sylvia Perry 0797 996 1815 to enquire further and /or personal profiles and job descriptions.  churchwarden.frenchay@talktalk.net

Director of Music –
All Saints Parish Church, Orpington.

All Saints Parish Church functions as the civic church of Orpington and has a rich and longstanding liturgical and musical tradition. We seek an inspirational Director of Music to provide accompaniment and lead the way in developing the role of music in our church. We have a four-part adult choir and a priority to restart a junior choir. Our Vicar is keen to work with someone who sees him/herself as his partner in mission and ministry. The right person will be able to widen our musical horizons. They will also be able to encourage, recruit and train children and adults.

The church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Detailed Job Profile and Person Specification available at www.allsaintsorpington.org.uk, or by contacting Fr Rob Parker-McGee SR at orpingtonasvicar@gmail.com, 01689 824624

A new Director for Laudamus

Laudamus Chamber Choir deputizes at services in Cathedrals, Priories, Abbeys and Greater Churches when their own choirs are on holiday. It has strong links with Salisbury Cathedral and local churches.
The choir of around 25 rehearses on Monday evenings in term time at St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge. Due to the relocation of the present holder Laudamus are seeking a new Director to take the choir forward.

For further details see the website at choirlaudamus.org or contact choirlaudamus @gmail.com

St Mary’s Church, Horden, County Durham

(‘The Miners’ Cathedral’) is looking to appoint an enthusiastic ORGANIST. This lively Anglo-Catholic congregation sets high liturgical standards and sees worship as our first duty and greatest joy. The Organist will play our 1913 Harrison and Harrison, seen as ‘an instrument of importance to the national heritage.’ Our worship consists of hymns, sung Mass Settings, Gregorian and Anglican chant, and improvisation. The post includes competitive remuneration based on RSCM guidance. For an information pack, contact Fr Kyle McNeilfr.kyle.mcneil@icloud.com or 07979 784 042. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

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St John and St Luke, Bilton, Harrogate

Post of Director of Music/Organist

We wish to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to continue our rich and varied musical tradition, centred around our high quality SATB choir. The successful applicant will be expected to share in the ongoing development of worship in our two churches.

Organ: two manual with pedals and a number of beautiful solo stops.

Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. The post comes with opportunities for weddings and funerals with fees

For further details, email church@stjohnsandstlukes.org.uk For an informal conversation about the post, please call Rev Simon Dowson on 07735 532821.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th June 2019

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St Peter’s Hale Cheshire PCC

is seeking a Director of Music. Our current Director is leaving after 3 years to develop her freelance conducting career. We also seek an Organist; our present organist is leaving to take up a Cambridge Organ scholarship.

St Peter’s is an Anglican Parish Church with a strong choral tradition. Our volunteer adult choir of 16(SATB) sing at our main Sunday morning service each week, two evening services a month and at major festivals. Choir practice currently Thursday evenings. Members of our congregation are keen to support our choir and are appreciative of the choir’s commitment.

The Director of Music is responsible for overseeing and developing the ministry of our choir working alongside our organist to offer high quality accessible church music for our Worship. This requires 6/8 hours per week including Sundays and choir practice currently Thursday evenings. Salary £6,000 pa

Our Organist reports to the Director of Music. This requires 5/6 hours per week including Sundays and choir practice currently Thursday evenings. Our 2 manual pipe organ (electric action) was refurbished in 2005. Salary £5,000 pa

For further information on either position please contact Norma Entwisle -0161 980 3043

entwisle@uwclub.net

To apply please submit CV to above e mail address. Closing date for both positions 15th May, interviews shortly afterwards.

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St Stephen’s, Westminster SW1P 1LE

Director of Music & Organist (combined) to involve children with existing SATB choir and occasional instrumental ensemble.

Suitable music done well is highly valued. JJ Binns organ, good library, and support from Organist Emeritus Rosemary Field, (Deputy Director RSCM) to share some duties by negotiation.

Salary £6,000. Email vicar@sswsj.org by 17 February.

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St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen: Director of Music

 St Andrew’s is the Cathedral Church of the Scottish Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. The congregation encompasses a rich socio-economic and ethnic-cultural diversity with a thriving children’s ministry.  Worship is in the Cathedral Choral Style with Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong on Sundays during term, Choral Celebrations for major Feast Days and Diocesan Occasions.

The current Director of Music is retiring.  The Cathedral Choir comprises a flourishing top line of trebles and Lay Clerks (voluntary singers), supplemented by six Choral Scholars.  It makes one or two tours annually, usually to sing the daily services at an English Cathedral.  There is a paid position for an Organ Scholar/Assistant Organist.  The organ is a historic instrument dating back to 1818, subsequently significantly enlarged.

Duties and responsibilities:

To report to and work with the Provost, overseeing the provision of music for worship at all sung services.  To be responsible for recruitment and development of the choir and organ scholars/assistant organists.  To represent the Cathedral Music Department, liaising within the Cathedral and maintaining good links with external bodies. To oversee choir administration and maintenance of the organ, pianos, music library and choir robes.

Requirements:

Significant experience of choral conducting and the ability to engage with singers of all ages, qualified to Diploma level in organ playing, a high standard of musicianship, a good understanding of the traditional Anglican liturgy, and ideally, experience of working in a Cathedral environment.

The post is for three years in the first instance, evaluated at 22 hours/week, at an annual salary of £11,100.  Free access to the organ and pianos for private practice and teaching, with encouragement to seek opportunities to supplement income, e.g. by private music tuition, accompanying and examining.

Further information: www.cathedral.aberdeen.anglican.org or contact Cathedral Office:  email: office@standrewscathedralaberdeen.org.uk, T: 01224 640119.

Closing date: 30 April 2019.

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Parish of Standish St. Wilfrid

Director of Music

St. Wilfrid’s is a large Parish Church in the heart of the village of Standish, which serves and welcomes all members of a growing community.

We incorporate a range of contemporary and traditional hymnody, led on our recently refurbished organ. Our worship is predominately Eucharistic, along with a weekly Choral Evensong. There are a large number of baptisms, weddings and funerals in the parish alongside a number of civic services throughout the year.

We seek a Director of Music to be our principal organist on Sundays and principal Feast Days, to develop our current choir, and to create a Youth Choir in conjunction with our Church School. The Church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration would be in line with their guidelines.

For more information please visit https://stwilfrids-standish.org.uk
or contact the Rev’d Canon Andrew Holliday
Tel 01257 421396
holliday321@btinternet.com

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The Claydon Group of Churches

The Parishes of St Peter, Henley and St Mary, Great Blakenham are looking for a Musical Director.

 We are looking for someone to work with us to:
  • Play piano/organ at 9.30am (Henley) and 11am (Gt Blakenham) services, which include Holy Communion and All Age services.
  • To play with and encourage a benefice music group
  • To possibly create a benefice choir
We would like the successful applicant to be:
  • A talented musician and accomplished pianist/organist
  • Open to new styles of hymns/worship music
  • Enthusiastic and lively
We will provide:
  • Expenses and generous RSCM payment
  • A fun, safe and welcoming church community
  • A modern piano/organ in both churches
  • Funding of training and development
  • Possibility of playing for weddings and funerals (extra fee)

We are looking for someone to commit to a minimum of 2 or 3 Sundays a month, plus festivals and other holy days. We work with an RSCM contract and fees. All applications initially can be made by sending a CV to

The Revd Carl Melville, The Rectory, Back Lane, Claydon, Suffolk, IP6 0EB or email carlmelville@hotmail.com. If you wish to discuss the role further, please call Revd Carl on 01473 833542.

All appointments are made subject to DBS checks and Safeguarding Training.

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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