The Edmund Octet and Friends is a small, TTBB choir formed in 2008. Since 2009 it been led by Gill Gane who now plans to retire. We currently rehearse in Felsham Village Hall, Yewlands, Felsham, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 0PN on a Tuesday afternoon.
The Octet started as an eight but has since added members to cover for illness and unavailability. It always aims to have two singers to a part at a concert. All members read music.
Our repertoire is wide and varied to suit all tastes and venues. Our Music Director accompanies us on a keyboard but occasionally we sing a capella.
We give concerts for charities mainly in West Suffolk and we also sing at weddings and funerals.
We are looking for a Music Director who will be
•Enthusiastic and encouraging with good communication skills. A sense of humour is vital!
•Able to convey musical requirements and expectations clearly so that we flourish as singers.
•A patient person is needed with proven experience of working with choirs.
•Develop and enhance existing repertoire.
•Proficient on a keyboard and able to conduct when needed.
•The ability to create audio tracks for each voice to assist learning would be appreciated but not essential.
•Able to attend rehearsals on a Tuesday afternoon from 2.00 until 3.30. (Some flexibility here) We presently rehearse during school term time but again, this is flexible.
The fees we pay are currently £70.00 for a rehearsal. Concert fees are variable depending on the length of the concert. £125.00 would be paid for a full concert.
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