Director - Shrewsbury Cantata Choir Listing ID: 1151

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Shrewsbury Cantata Choir wishes to appoint a new Musical Director, to take up post preferably in April 2019 or, if not possible, in September 2019.  This follows a very successful association with our current MD, who will be relocating in 2019.
The choir is a mixed SATB choir of about 60 members based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and founded in 1987.  We present 3 or 4 concerts each year, performing a wide range of choral music, including recently a reconstruction of Bach’s St Mark Passion, Brahms’ Requiem and Nocturnes by Morten Lauridsen.  We welcome singers of all ages who are prepared to give a high level of commitment to attending rehearsals and taking part in concerts.  Singers are not auditioned but have an initial trial period before being accepted as members.
The choir rehearses in Shrewsbury United Reformed Church during school term time, from 19:30 to 21:00 on Wednesday evenings, with about 30 - 34 rehearsals per year, supported by our experienced accompanist.
The Musical Director is required to
-          select repertoire,
-          rehearse and conduct concerts,
-          select vocal soloists and orchestral players,
-          nurture and develop the choir
-          meet with the choir committee once every term
Remuneration will be £2500 - £3000 per year including any travelling expenses.
The closing date for applications is 21/1/2019.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview and a 30 minute trial rehearsal with the choir on 23/2/2019, to take place in Shrewsbury.  (Other dates may be possible).  The choir will meet reasonable travel expenses for this.
If you would like to apply for the position, could you please email the choir secretary Judy Vaughan, (01939 260925, providing:
-          Your CV
-          Where you are based
-          Why you would like to direct our choir
-          The name and contact details of a referee who we could contact in due course
-          Whether if shortlisted you would be available to come to our audition day.

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