Bristol Cabot Choir is a well-established mixed auditioned choir and we are proud to be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. Under the leadership of our Musical Director, Rebecca Holdeman, we perform rewardingly challenging major classical and modern choral works (sacred, liturgical and secular) and an expanding repertoire of other music from renaissance to contemporary. We present three concerts a year often with professional singers and orchestras, and take part in various other musical events from time to time. Part of our ethos is to support a small local charity each year.
Our current excellent Accompanist is sadly leaving us to take up an exciting position in his native Switzerland. We are now therefore seeking a new Accompanist to join us from the second week of May. In order to provide the high standard of service we are seeking, you will need a combination of advanced piano playing skills; excellent sight /score reading ability and musicianship; experience and competence in accompanying our particular range of choral music; strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour. You may be asked occasionally to stand in for the MD and a willingness to help with sectional rehearsals would be an advantage.
The requirement will be to provide an accompaniment service (on a self-employed basis) at weekly rehearsals (Mondays from 7.30-9.30 (sometimes until 10 pm at the last 2 rehearsals before a concert) over three terms; as well as for three additional pre-concert rehearsals. Fee: £25 ph. Other accompaniment service requirements and fees would be separately agreed.
For more information please contact our Vice-Chair, John Waldron either by e mail (see above) or telephone 0117 944 1438. Also take a look at our website www.bristolcabotchoir.org and visit us on Facebook.
If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your CV, including the names of 2 referees, by 24 February 2017 to the Vice-Chair, John Waldron - (see e-mail below) – Auditions are planned for Monday, 13 March 2017.