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The District Singers Inc, needs a skilled accompanist...

The District Singers Inc. is a not for profit Sutherland Shire based community choir that was formed in 1989.   We currently have 45 members ranging in age from 40s to 90s and we sing in 4 part harmony.     We rehearse in Kirrawee on Tuesdays between 6 and 8 p.m. 

The Choir performs for the enjoyment of residents in aged care facilities and other community groups within the Sutherland Shire.  We sing a variety of popular songs and our performances are usually held during the day on weekdays and the occasional Saturday.

We require a skilled piano accompanist to work with our Director of Music and the choir. 

For further details please contact Cheryl on 0417262721 or Gen  0417259524.

Listed 21/09/2018

 

Musical Director Position Vacancy - Brisbane Combined Unions Choir

Are you a committed unionist?  Reckon you have what it takes to lead a high-profile community choir? 

Then the Brisbane Combined Unions Choir wants to hear from you…

The well-established choir, which meets in south Brisbane weekly, is looking for a  part-time musical director.  Applications will be accepted from suitably qualified people.  Applications close 5 October, 2018

To obtain a copy of the position description contact President Patricia Hovey patriciah10@bigpond.com or Musical Director Marina Thacker  on 0407 153 143

Listed 10/09/2018

 

Sydney Trade Union Choir is seeking a new Musical Director

Sydney Trade Union Choir is looking for a new Musical Director to lead the choir from the beginning of 2019.

If you have well-developed musical literacy, a well-trained ear, experience in conducting amateur choirs and ability to work with singers of varying capacities, as well as an understanding of and sympathy with the trade union movement, this may be the role for you.  

About the Choir

STUC, formed in 1991, is a predominantly acapella choir that sings at union conferences and picket lines, May Day, IWD and other marches and rallies, folk festivals, markets, pubs, clubs, parties and even funerals– wherever people are interested in workers’ rights, social justice, liberation, democratic and human rights, peace and the environment. Our repertoire includes Australian and international songs of struggle - traditional and contemporary, moving and witty, but always with a political message.

STUC is part of a network of union choirs across Australia and also works closely with the Sydney-based Solidarity Choir.

For most of the year, we rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings between 6 pm and 8.15pm at the NSW Teachers’ Federation in Mary St, Surry Hills. We also have occasional weekend rehearsals and do an average of 12-15 gigs a year, mostly on evenings or weekends but sometimes during working hours or out of town.

About the Role

The MD leads the two-hour weekly rehearsals, and conducts the choir in performance. The MD works to develop the choir’s repertoire by sourcing suitable arrangements of songs and devising and delivering exercises and warm-ups to improve individual, part and overall choir capacities. The MD assigns singers to parts and identifies possible soloists and works closely with the Choir Committee to further develop the choir’s repertoire and ensure a settled schedule of work.

This is not a salaried position but the successful applicant will be paid an honorarium.

For further information and full position description, contact Cathy Bloch on 42673825 or 0429069942 or email cathybloch@bigpond.com  

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19 September 2018  

 Listed 20/08/2018

  

River City Voices - 2 Positions 

CONDUCTOR ASSISTANTSHIP 

REPETITEUR

Based in Parramatta, River City Voices (RCV) is a new choral organisation that is being established for and by western Sydney arts practitioners and residents. Our mission is to meet the demand voiced by the community, for cultural organisations and performance events that are higher tier and closer to home. Our vision is to become a permanent and integral player in the artistic and cultural landscape of western Sydney, through presenting stylistically diverse, culturally relevant and locally responsive programs of choral music. A key goal is to engage and foster the development of western Sydney musicians. In this regard, applications are now open for the following positions:

CONDUCTOR ASSISTANTSHIP

This position is targeted at aspiring western Sydney based amateur choral conductors or secondary/ tertiary music graduates who are keen to further develop their skills and study large scale classical
choral repertoire. During the program, you will receive mentoring by River City Voices’ Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith, with opportunities for conducting rehearsals and performances. Dr Penicka-Smith was recently accepted into this year’s prestigious Dallas Opera Hart Institute for Women Conductors residency program from a field of international applicants.

The Assistantship will run from February - December 2019. This is not a salaried position, however, a scholarship has been made available for the successful candidate through the generous support of Ars
Musica Australis

To apply please email your CV outlining your music training, conducting experience and any positions held, and how you hope to advance your skills through joining River City Voices to:
manager@rivercityvoices.org.au Website: www.rivercityvoices.org.au. ​Applications close 31 August 2018

​REPETITEUR
We are seeking an enthusiastic pianist who has experience working with singers and loves choral music. Rehearsals commence on Thursday 7 February 2019 at the Granville Town Hall. This is a salaried position. Interviews are being held in early September, 2018. To apply please email your CV to manager@rivercityvoices.org.au

 Listed 15/08/2018

  

The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers Inc. Seeks a Musical Director and Conductor

To start February, 2019

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, experienced and suitably qualified persons to direct and conduct this well loved and highly renowned 4 part community choir of about 60 voices.

Now over 40 years since its inception, the choir has developed a large repertoire, both Classical and Modern. The Choir is based in Nowra, on the NSW South Coast, 2 hours south from Sydney airport. We normally stage 3 public concerts annually, and our weekly rehearsals are held in Nowra from 6:30 - 9:00 pm every Wednesday. 

This is not a salaried position, but an honorarium will be paid to the successful applicant.

For further information please visit our website:
www.lydiansingers.org.au, or contact our President: Alison Friend on 0410127294.
Applications close on October 31, 2018. Please include your latest CV and send to:
Email: shoalhavenlydians@gmail.com
SnailMail: PO Box 1400, Nowra. NSW 2541

Listed 25/06/2018

 

Role Vacancies at Woden Valley Youth Choir

Woden Valley Youth Choir is seeking highly-skilled people for the following roles:

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in applying, please see www.wvyc.org.au/jobs for more information.

Listed 12/06/2018

  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR SEARCH - The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir has been under the musical directorship of Jeanette John since its inception in 1998.  Jeanette will be stepping back from the choir at the end of this year and the choir is now searching for its new musical leader in 2019.

The choir has now grown to 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 traditional, folk, spiritual, theatrical, plus songs from various countries and of course Welsh music.  The choir has also toured 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 the choir Secretary, Judith Bracewell via the choir’s email geelongwelshlc@gmail.com

Further information about the choir can be found on the website www.geelongwelshlc.com.au or you can search up Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir on Facebook.

Listed 10/04/2018

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR - The Yukana Singers

The Yukana Singers were formed in 1960. We are a small choir of mature ladies aged from our mid 50's to mid 80's. The majority of our concerts are aimed at residents in retirement villages and nursing homes in the eastern suburbs and the money raised by the choir is donated to charity. We currently practise on Wednesday evenings and average one concert a week, usually in the early afternoon, from mid February to mid December.

Our much loved conductor recently passed away suddenly and we are very keen to continue singing as a group. We are seeking a new Musical Director/Conductor to lead us at practice and at concerts, and to prepare new programs.

This is a voluntary position open to any like minded person who loves music, singing and entertaining the elderly.

If you are interested please call, Mary Camilleri, on 0402 237 029 or Lyn Redfern, on 0419 528 519.

Listed 09/04/2018

  

Accompanist Available!

Jodie Lockyer is a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts where she studied piano with Michael Kieran Harvey. In 1991 she was the winner of the Bill Burrell Memorial Trust Scholarship which enabled her to study piano accompaniment with Margaret Schofield.

In 1996 Jodie travelled to England where she was a student at the Royal Northern College of Music.majoring in accompaniment with John Wilson and Carole Pressland
In 1997 she was the winner of the Margaret Tudor Evans prize for piano accompaniment  and a finalist in The Royal Overseas League competition.

Jodie has been an accompanist for The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, The Melbourne University Choral Society and has recently worked at The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.
Jodie has also worked extensively for Opera Australia in the role of pianist for the Victorian Schools Company Education program and has also toured with Oz Opera.
Her repertoire includes classical, music theatre, cabaret, easy listening and popular jazz.

For more information or to enquire contact Jodie Lockyer, phone 0403 052 165 or email jelaccomp@gmail.com

Listed 27/02/2018

 

Recruiting now! Avegates Choral Director

We are seeking a new choral director!

You will be responsible for planning and conducting Saturday rehearsals, sourcing new repertoire, and preparing the choir for regular performances. Southside Singers is an inclusive choir with many (if not all) members living with a range of disabilities. The aim of choir participation is to provide members with a social connection, be valued part of the community, increase confidence, self-esteem and a range of other individual life skills.

For more information or to enquire contact Marcarla Stiler, phone 07 3340 9012 or marcarla.stiler@multicap.org.au

For more information, please download the poster.

Listed 07/02/2018
 

 

Position of Musical Director with The Serenata Singers at The Gap, Brisbane

The Serenata Singers Inc is an SATB community choir based at The Gap, Brisbane. The choir prides itself on professional performance and gives concerts regularly on weekdays and weekends. Programs are varied to suit audiences and cover a broad range of musical genre including folk song, contemporary, musical theatre, sacred song, jazz classics, negro spirituals and operettas. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at The Gap.
the choir is currently jointly led by highly qualified Musical Directors Lois Cutmore and Margaret Ward in conjunction with our gifted accompanist directors. Due to the retirement of one of our musical directs, we are seeking expressions of interest from a dedicated musician with experience in choral conducting, commencing in February 2018. The position of Musical Director  is unpaid.:  however an annual honorarium is given as well as weekly petrol allowance.
 
For further information about the position please contact Lois Cutmore (Musical Director) on 0413 305 942 or Desleigh Byrne (President) on 0434 630 885.

 

Position Vacant: The Decibelles Female Pop Choir Inc. is looking for a new Pianist

The Decibelles Female Pop Choir Inc is looking for a new pianist to accompany us throughout rehearsals and for our performances.

Paid position.

The Decibelles are an SSAA choir consisting of approximately 40 woman. We present a minimum of 3 shows a year including a major concert in venues such as Meat Market and Memo Music Hall.

Rehearsals  are held every Monday in St Kilda. (with some additional Sundays and Wednesdays near concert time)

The accompanist is expected to:

  • Attend rehearsals prepared with all music required
  • Provide support to the Musical Director as and when requested by the Musical Director
  • Be the main liaison between band members and the Musical Director where a band has been employed
  • Be willing to assist with the leading of rehearsals if requested
  • Liaise directly with any member of the Management Committee as and when required
  • Ensure a replacement accompanist is found for any rehearsals they are unable to attend
  • Access to or ownership of own electronic keyboard and amp an advantage
  • Experience in and willingness to arrange an advantage
  • Previous experience accompanying a choir in rehearsal and performance expected
 If you or someone you know is interested please contact Trudi Giouris via primabella@thedecibelles.org

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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.

   

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. 

 

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

 

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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