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Choral Director, Sutherland Shire Choral Society 

Due to our beloved Conductor having to leave for family reasons, an opportunity exists for a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced Choral Director, able to organise an orchestra, and decide on concert repertoire, to commence work from the end of January 2018 with the Sutherland Shire Choral Society. This is a position financially rewarded on an hourly basis.
 
We are an 80-strong SATB community choir accustomed to performing at a high standard.  Our repertoire ranges from the great classical composers through to modern composers e.g. Mozart, Handel, DurufleLauridsen, Sondheim, etc.   
 
We rehearse on Monday evenings at Miranda, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, and give three concerts per year: one classical, one light music and one sometimes with a Christmas theme.  We engage professional soloists and orchestral players for our classical concerts.    
 
We have a strong committee actively involved in every aspect of the organisation 
 
Interested applicants are invited to forward their CV and expression of interest to  promo.sscs@y7mail.com 
For further information contact our Committee President, Mary Head. 0409 078 477  

 

Doncare Community Services SasSing (Survivors and Supporters Sing) - Volunteer Conductor

The Doncare Domestic Violence Support programs developed a choir called SasSing.  The choir has members, aged from early 30s up to late 70s.  What brings them together is not just the joy of music but also their shared experiences of Family Violence as either survivors or supporters.  They sing everything … from The Beatles to Madonna to African chants …all tinged with a sentiment of empowerment.

Doncare community services would like to recruit a volunteer conductor to assist the choir alternative Monday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with choir rehearsals and performances.

Please feel free to contact Doreen Stoves, Chief Executive Officer on 9856 1500 for more information.

 

Choir Conductor – September to mid-December 2017 for the Scandinavian Choir, Melbourne

The Choir is based at Toorak House, St Georges Rd. Toorak, home of the Swedish Church and meeting place for all Scandinavians. Presently the Choir meets Thursday evenings from 7.30  to 9.30 pm, but this can readily be changed to Monday evenings.

All communication is in English, as close to half of the members are non-Scandinavians. Familiarity with the Scandinavian languages is not a requirement (our previous Conductor was Austrian). The Choir has an active Committee, that puts together the programs for each performance and assist the Conductor in every way possible.

For more information about the Choir please  refer to our website www.scandinavianchoir.org and/or contact Peter Marke (Chair) on ph. 0409 343 805 or email peter.marke@hotmail.com

 

Director of Music, St Patrick’s - Mentone & St John Vianney’s – Parkdale East

The position is part time for 19 hours per week; some flexibility is able to be offered with the working hours, however; Sunday Masses must be covered each week including the month of January. Flexibility to work more hours during festive times is also essential for this role.

The Director of Music is responsible for the planning, rehearsals and provision of liturgical music within the parishes of St Patrick, Mentone & St John Vianney, Parkdale.

The Director of Music needs to work in a collaborative manner with other parish leaders, including the Parish Priest, school Principals, the schools’ Religious Education leaders, the schools’ teachers of music, the parish sacristan and the parish secretaries.

The position is located at St Patrick’s Parish, Mentone.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Check and hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Applications must be addressed to: recruitment@cam.org.au by Sunday 11 June 2017.

For further information contact Nandi Adams, Human Recourses Officer on (03) 9926 5793.

Please download the Job Description for more information.

 

WANTED – Choir Conductor

Kooskõlas: Estonian - Australian Community Choir

The Estonian - Australian community choir, Kooskõlas, is seeking a Choir Conductor to direct a national choir with the aim of successfully auditioning to perform as part of a united choir at “Laulupidu”, a world cultural heritage-listed Song Celebration inTallinn, Estonia, in July, 2019.

“Laulupidu” (sa.laulupidu.ee/en/information-booklet-celebration/) is a unique event, that every five years brings together choirs from within Estonia and around the world, for three days. In 2014 35,000 singers from over 1000 choirs,  participated and performed as one, to an audience of more than 100,000. The Song Celebration is a central expression of Estonian identity and culture. The scope and size of the Song Celebration over the decades can be viewed by searching “Estonian Music Festival (Laulupidu)”. “Laulupidu 2019” celebrates 150 years since the first Laulupidu held in 1869.

Following the successful participation of the NSW-based Kooskõlas-In harmony project choir in “Laulupidu 2014”,  the Estonian-Australian community now plans to form a national choir (Kooskõlas) to audition to participate in “Laulupidu 2019”. We currently have expressions of interest from 95 singers from NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the ACT. In addition we have already arranged for capable music leads from within each state to assist in learning and rehearsing the repertoire, usually 16 songs, to be sung in Estonian. Estonian language resources will be provided.

The Choir Conductor will be responsible for blending eight-part SATB voices from each state into a single choir to a standard that will be competitive in the audition process. The conductor will conduct combined choir workshops leading up to and including the recording of songs that will be sent to Estonia as part of the audition process. We are anticipating that the Choir Conductor will need to travel interstate when required to interact with individual choirs. This role requires music qualifications and/or experience with choirs, as well as conducting qualifications and/or experience. The successful applicant must be able to work flexibly and be interested in taking part in a cultural experience in music and language. Travel will be funded by choir members and the schedule for these events will be determined in consultation with the Choir Committee that is overseeing the administration. The position is voluntary, however, we are prepared to negotiate some form of financial reward.

The commitment will be for at least 18 months from October 2017 through to June 2019. The choir’s first audition will be in October 2018 and the final audition will be in Jan/Feb 2019.

Expressions of interest will be received until 18 July 2017.

A job description is attached here

Enquiries to Ron Cowan, Administration Officer, on 0448 284 046, or email cowan54@bigpond.com

 

Piano Accompanist for the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir

We rehearse on Wednesdays 4pm-8.15pm during school terms. (Allegro Choir 4pm-5pm, Training Choir 5.15pm-6.15pm, Performing Choir & Teen Voices 6.30pm-7.45pm and Teen Voices 7.45pm-8.15pm). The children are aged 6-15 yrs.  Rehearsals take place at the Sutherland Pensioners’ Centre, Sutherland.

We need someone who is a great accompanist, has a good singing voice and loves working with kids.  The accompanist will be supporting the choir director (me) in teaching the rehearsals. I’m looking for a reliable person who intends to work for the choir in the long term.

Please email your resume to me if you are interested in this position.  Short listed applicants will be invited to attend one rehearsal evening 4pm-8.15pm as a paid trial.

Natalie Woodcock, Director, Sutherland Shire Children’s Choir
natalie@cantabilemusic.com.au

http://cantabilemusic.com.au/sutherland-shire-children-s-choir/

 

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs - Assistant Chorus Master & Repetiteur

This vital position is focused on providing an exceptional opportunity for a talented musician and conductor to develop their skills in choral conducting, learn the choral repertoire from the inside out, work with world renowned conductors on the international stage and be part of developing the exceptional organisation that is Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Through regular repetiteur work with the choirs the Assistant Chorus Master will develop a deep knowledge of the rehearsal process and the requirements for the repertoire being rehearsed. This will enable the Assistant Chorus Master to support the Music Director by deputising at short notice and taking sectional rehearsals, as well as taking the lead Chorus Master role on some projects throughout the year.

We are seeking an exceptional repetiteur who wishes to develop their conducting skills and is passionate about singing, choirs and the choral repertoire.

Applications to be submitted by 5pm Friday 9th December.   For further details, including person specification and how to apply please visit http://www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au/employment/

 

Choral Accompanist Wanted - Victoria Chorale 

The 70-95 dedicated singers of Victoria Chorale seek an experienced and reliable rehearsal accompanist for their 2017 season. The choir rehearses most Tuesday nights from 7.30 to 10 pm in Hawthorn plus extra rehearsals as required. The rate of pay is $130 per rehearsal. Auditions for the position will be held on Tuesday 8 and 15 November (other audition dates may be possible). An understanding of choral rehearsal techniques is essential.

Please ring Ken Anderson on 94822151 or email Victoria Chorale at victoriachorale@gmail.com for further information. 

 

Choir Accompanist Position: Excelsis

Excelsis was established in 2013 and is a community/church choir which sings a varied repertoire, regularly performing in both concert and church settings.  We are currently seeking a Principal Accompanist, who will share the role of accompanying the choir with our two Assistant Accompanists.  Rehearsals are held from 7.30pm-10.00pm on Thursday evenings in Mount Waverley, and the choir regularly sings for church services on Sunday mornings.  This is a paid position.

Working closely with the Musical Director, the successful applicant will accompany the choir in rehearsal and performance, and assist where possible with the choir's learning and development.  Previous experience in accompanying choirs will be highly regarded, and strong sight reading and ensemble skills are essential.  As Excelsis is a community choir, the successful applicant must be encouraging and supportive of all choristers.

For more information on Excelsis, and to see photos of our past concert events and tours, please consult our Facebook page by clicking here.  If you have any queries in relation to this position please do not hesitate to contact us at info@excelsis.org.au.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 31 October 2016, and should be sent to info@excelsis.org.au.

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – BRISBANE CITY SOUNDS CHORUS INC. (BCS)

BCS is an auditioned, all-women a cappella chorus based in Paddington. We mainly sing in the barbershop style, but our arrangements and repertoire are targeted towards entertainment. We perform regularly at local events and shows, and compete nationally approximately every 2 years.  We are a highly motivated, disciplined, unified group, and we have great fun together.

BCS is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong leadership team, established processes, and a professional outlook on all we do. We have grown from a small community choir in 2002 to a paid performing choir of 45 singers. For the past 5 years, we have been under the direction of Rose McGee, who is retiring in late 2016.

Applications are now open for our next experienced director. We are seeking someone with strong musical, auditory and singing skills, who can encourage us to continually improve, help us provide excellent entertainment for our audiences, and join us in experiencing the joy of singing at our best.  Our preference is for someone with previous experience in a cappella or barbershop conducting; however, we welcome all applicants to contact us to discuss the position.  First and foremost, we’re looking for an educator, motivator, and communicator.

In return, we offer remuneration by rehearsal payment, percentage of paid performances, and contributions to furthering your musical education.  Your professional development is good for us too.

For further details please contact Tania King (Team Coordinator) via phone: 0417197258 or email: tania.king@yahoo.com.au

View our website:  www.brisbanecitysounds.com.au

 

Sutherland Shire Children's Choir - Accompanist wanted

The rehearsals are Wednesdays 4pm-8.15pm during school terms at Sutherland. (Allegro Choir 4pm-5pm, Training Choir 5.15pm-6.15pm, Performing Choir & Teen Voices 6.30pm-7.45pm and Teen Voices 7.45pm-8.15pm). The children are aged 6-15 yrs.
We need someone who is a great accompanist, has a good singing voice and loves working with kids.  The accompanist is needed to support the choir director in teaching the rehearsals. We are looking for a reliable person who would intend to work for the choir in the long term.

The pay is $162.50 per Wednesday 4pm-9.15pm which you would invoice via your ABN.  The successful applicant will be invited to attend one rehearsal evening as a paid trial.

Contact:  Natalie Woodcock 0415 796 095

 

New Musical Director - Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir has been under the musical directorship of Jeanette John since its inception in 1998.  After 18 years, Jeanette has made the big decision to step back from this position and the choir is now searching for its new musical leader.

The choir currently has 26 members and spans a wide age group and a diversity of musical and ethnic backgrounds, all with a desire to carry on the Welsh heritage through song.  The choir sings a wide variety of styles including classical, spiritual, traditional and show tunes, performing songs in Welsh and other languages and has completed tours of Wales and New Zealand.

Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights in Highton, with various performances planned throughout the year.

If you are interested in leading this dynamic group of ladies into its next exciting chapter of development, or have any further questions, please contact Choir President, Libby Rouse via email er_2012@optusnet.com.au or by mobile (0403 199 524).

Further information about the choir can be found on the website www.geelongwelshlc.com.au.

  

Auditions are now open for a new choir - NSW

Seeking voices in all parts. (SATB)
Competent singers with good reading skills required.
Rehearsals will happen on Monday evenings. The rehearsal venue is to be advised. (with 20km of the CBD)
Repertoire will predominantly include popular music and jazz. Some challenging arrangements.
(The Real Group, The Idea of North, Take 6, Kings Singers etc)

Contact Gary Smith
Mobile: 0414 869 352
Email: gary@acappellacentral.com.au

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