Mirfield Choral Society

Mirfield Choral Society / Opportunities / Mon 16 Aug 2021

Accompanist required from September 2021

Accompanist required from September 2021

Mirfield Choral Society seeks a new accompanist.
Mirfield Choral Society is a mixed voice choir of approximately 40 members. Rehearsals: Monday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield. The society rehearses most weeks during term-time, and has a summer break in August.
The choir is led by our enthusiastic and talented Musical Director, Roland Mander.
The choir performs three concerts per year:
• A Christmas Celebration.
• Spring Concert: A sacred work programme. e.g. Haydn, Creation. Fauré, Requiem. Mozart, Coronation Mass.
• Summer Concert: A lighter repertoire programme. e.g. Rutter, Feel the Spirit & Great American Song Book. ‘Nautical but Nice;’ songs about the sea including Stamford Songs of the Sea.
• Plus; an autumn social evening for members and their guests.
The choir welcomes new members who can enjoy a four-week taster to get to know us before deciding whether to join.
Job Description
The society is seeking a proficient pianist/organist with experience of accompanying choral singing. We are looking for someone with a positive, supportive approach, with strong sight-reading and choral score reading skills. Prior to the pandemic the choir had been successfully recruiting, and embarking on exciting projects; we hope this will be a great time to work with us as we restart live rehearsals.
The successful candidate would be expected to accompany weekly rehearsals, and will also accompany any concerts which require piano accompaniment. The choir often performs works with organ accompaniment, and while this is not a required skill for the post, the ability to provide this would be beneficial for the society. The candidate would also be paid a concert fee for doing this.
The society does have a deputy conductor, but occasions may arise where the accompanist could be asked to take sectional rehearsals, or deputise for the musical director. A willingness to assist in this manner would be desirable.
A brief CV indicating relevant areas of expertise is required. This is a remunerated post.
Interested applicants should send a CV, availability to start and a covering letter of application to mirfieldchoral@gmail.com by the closing date of 16th August 2021.
For further information please contact the secretary: mirfieldchoral@gmail.com

Opportunity Location

Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Trinity Methodist Church
Huddersfield Road
West Yorkshire
WF14 8AB

Telephone: 01924 510 771
Email: mirfieldchoral@gmail.com

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