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The Woolltones (NSW) - Musical Director

Posted 19/10/21

We are seeking to recruit a Musical Director for The Woolltones – a community choir based in Woollahra, NSW, commencing in February 2022.  Please submit your EOI, including your CV, to thewoolltones@gmail.com  by no later than 7th November 2021.

The Woolltones is a community choir established in 2018.  The choir commenced with 37 members and quickly grew to approximately 60 members.  We are comprised mostly female sopranos and altos.  Unfortunately, during 2020-21, COVID reduced our numbers and changes to our founding Musical Director’s situation means she is unable to continue in 2022.

We are aiming to rebuild the choir over the next 1-2 years, under the leadership of a new Musical Director, while maintaining the basic features of the choir.

We welcome everyone – there are no auditions – and we have a wide level of singing capabilities.  Over the past 4 years, our Musical Director has taught good singing technique and the choir has improved enormously....we still can improve further!

Our repertoire is wide ranging and includes classical, jazz, contemporary, and traditional pieces.  We have sung in different languages. We hold 1-2 concerts each year.  

We meet weekly, during the school term, on Thursdays, at 12.45pm – 2.45pm. 

An important aspect for members is the social aspect.  

 

What we are looking for

The following describes the personal qualities we are seeking in our Musical Director:

·       High level of musicianship

·       Ability to select appropriate repertoire for the choir

·       Knowledge of rehearsal technique

·       Knowledge of the voice

·       A good understanding of singers of all capabilities

·       Enthusiastic, energetic, empathetic

·       Ability to inspire and motivate others

·       Clear, effective teaching style

·       A positive, optimistic outlook and a willingness to find the fun in everything!

·       Great time management

 

Specific Responsibilities
The following are the specific responsibilities of the Musical Director:

·      Prepares and conducts rehearsals

·      Chooses suitable music for choir

·      Create and record learning parts (for all parts) for distribution to the choir

·      Instructs choir members on good singing techniques

·      Maintains library of choir music

·      Runs extra rehearsals as needed, either for a particular part or for a concert item

·      Selects musicians for concerts

·      Organises musical content of concerts

·      Plans staging of concerts

·      Conducts concerts

·      Rehearse/conduct any ‘extra performances’

 

For a copy of the Call for Expressions of Interest, or more information, contact thewoolltones@gmail.com   

 


 

Toowoomba Choral Society (QLD) - Youth Choir Conductor

Posted 13/10/21

The Toowoomba Choral Society has a long and proud history having been part of the musical culture of Toowoomba since 1933.  The choir is a non-auditioned Youth choir and actively participates in many public and community performances throughout each year.

The Society has its own facilities at Choral Hall which include a combination of three halls, a costume house, and three sheds for production assets.

There are three choirs in the Society - the TCS Choir, the TCS Contemporary Choral and the TCS Youth Choir.

Within the Youth Choir there are several components.

a) The Hummingbirds, a group of children aged 5-10, who have their own conductor,

b) the non-auditioned main component for ages 10-18, generally referred to as TCS Youth Choir,

c) the Harmonics, for the members grade 8 to grade 12. and

c) the auditioned smaller ensemble, the John Penny Singers.

The same conductor takes TCS Youth Choir, Harmonics and John Penny Singers.

For more information on applying click here to download an application kit

Applications close 5pm Monday 8th November, 2021.

Please send your application to:

The Secretary
Toowoomba Choral Society
PO Box 505
Toowoomba QLD 4350

or

secretary@tcschoral.com.au

 


Hastings Choristers -  New Music Director

Posted - 8/9/21

Hastings Choristers, Port  Macquarie is looking for a new Music Director (MD).

The Hastings Choristers is an auditioned SATB choir (Cantorus) and a SSAA female vocal ensemble (Cantabile). Established in 1990, it has a long standing reputation for quality performances. Both have an extensive challenging repertoire of works from the classical canon to contemporary compositions.

The choirs are supported by an active management committee, with a separate concert committee and a music librarian. The SATB choir has a paid accompanist. The choir owns an extensive library of choral works.

There is a regular concert programme, of three to four concerts annually. The MD is responsible for training and conducting the choirs for the concerts, organising additional accompanists and guest performers, as required.

The choir is proud of its contributions to the local community. It has organised successful mass choir events (e.g. Handel’s Messiah, Jenkin’s The Peace Makers) which have brought choristers, instrumentalists, soloists and guest conductors to the Mid North Coast.

This is a paid contracted position with a 12 month term, renewable each year. The position commences in Term 1 2022.

Rehearsals are held during school terms, breaking during school holiday weeks. Cantorus rehearsals are weekly on Monday nights – 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Cantabile rehearse once a fortnight on Wednesday night.

A Degree in Music or a related qualification and previous experience as an MD is desirable.

The choir members are dedicated, always willing to help out where needed and eager to move forward with a new MD.

For further information see our web site and Facebook page or contact our Vice President on 0412 322846.

We would like to talk to any interested MD to discuss terms and conditions.

Please send a CV to secretary.hastingschoristers@gmail.com

 


 

Georges River Voices - new Choir Director

Georges River Voices is looking for a new Choir Director!

We are a small S.A.T.B. mixed acapella community choir based in the St George area of Sydney NSW. Our repertoire is diverse, ranging from jazz, blues, traditional through to modern pop and rock.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. with extra rehearsals often held prior to performances. We rehearse at Oatley Uniting Church.

We would like our new Director to help grow our membership, as well as assist in sourcing performance opportunities. 

We need someone who can help our members develop vocally and reach their performance potential, whilst also having fun singing together

Please contact Dana Sampath on 0421617720 or email the choir on georgesrivervoices@gmail.com if you are interested and/or have any questions. 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Georgesrivervoices

 


 

Mandurah City Choral Society - Seeking Music Director and Accompanist 

The Mandurah City Choral Society is seeking a new Music Director and a new Accompanist commencing ASAP.   

We are Mandurah’s premiere SATB choir, with over 40 singers meeting on Monday nights to perform a varied repertoire. The choir is unauditioned but most singers read music and/or make use of online support materials between rehearsals. Recent classical highlights have included Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, Faure's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria. Recent popular highlights have included selections from Gilbert & Sullivan, James Bond Themes, Les Miserables and Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals. We have even ventured into the postmodern classical repertoire of Ian Grandage, Stephen Leek and Ola Gjeilo. We like to collaborate with local orchestras and supplement our programs with performances by emerging classical artists. 

We currently have a performance program of 3 major concerts a year, annual participation in Singing in the City, and are regularly invited to perform at Christmas events around the City of Mandurah.

The Mandurah City Choral Society is supported by a very active committee.

This role would suit both an established conductor and accompanist or emerging artists wanting to gain experience working with a large traditional choral society. 

If you are interested in either of these roles, and are available to take up the position either now or within the next 6 months, please contact the President, Nic Devonport at mandurahchoral@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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