Rehearsal accompanist vacancy – South Somerset Choral Society

The South Somerset Choral Society is an established (we have just celebrated out 50th anniversary) and successful choir with some 80 unauditioned and very friendly members from Chard, Crewkerne, Iliminster and surrounding areas. We put on concerts of predominantly classical music from all eras, usually with orchestra, under our Musical Director Tim Donaldson, and we are looking for a new professional rehearsal accompanist to start in September 2018.
The rehearsal period for our two main concerts (Autumn and Spring) and Christmas events runs from September to March, with some additional rehearsals for a less formal event in the summer. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm (sometimes a little over) in Barrington Village Hall, near Ilminster, Somerset, or occasionally elsewhere if that is not available.

This role is likely to suit someone qualified to a high standard or with suitable equivalent experience. A fee is payable on a per rehearsal basis.

If you would like further details, have any queries, or are just interested in applying please send your CV or any queries to Tim by email in the first instance:

Closing date: June 27th 2018.

More information can be found on our website:


St Mary of the Annunciation Beaminster Dorset.DT8 3BA

Organist and Choirmaster required


We are seeking a competent & enthusiastic musician to play for a regular Common Worship Sunday Sung Eucharist plus other special occasions. The organ was re-built in 2008 by Skrabl and consists of 2 manuals and 25 stops.

The music is supported by a mature small four-part choir who rehearse on a Friday evening and sing each Sunday. It is hoped the Organist would also wish to direct the choir.

Holiday relief is available.

Remuneration based on RSCM Category B/Town Recommended Rates plus wedding & funeral fees.

This is an ideal position for a young musician in this delightful Dorset Town.


For more information or an expression of interest contact with CV (including 2 References)

The Reverend Canon David Baldwin,The Rectory,3 Clay Lane, Beaminster DT8 3BU .

Full Safeguarding Requirements will need to be met.

Closing Date for Applications Wednesday 21st March. Proposed Interview Date Tuesday 10th April in Beaminster.

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Music Leader: St Francis Church, Keynsham, Bristol

We are seeking a music leader with keyboard skills (piano and ideally organ) to take overall responsibility for music during worship including leading and developing the choir. This entails playing on Sundays (one service) and occasionally midweek e.g. Ash Wednesday and practising with the choir on a weekly basis.

 St Francis Church has an enthusiastic choir of 7 adults, many of whom also play instruments, plus a small worship band.  We have an organ scholar who plays two Sundays a month; other deputies are also available to cover Sundays.

 The church has a small two-manual tracker action organ with pedals, and an upright piano.  It would be helpful, although not essential, for the music leader to be able to play the organ.

 Our music in worship is highly valued by the church, and ranges over a variety of styles. We are seeking a person who shares our enthusiasm and is able to combine both traditional hymns and modern songs in worship.  We also see music as a means of development and outreach for our church, and would support the creation of a children’s or community choir, and the expansion of the worship band.

 More details can be found on the parish website or contact Sally Burton, email, tel. 0117 9839193.

Closing date 15th October 2017.

 Interviews including the opportunity to lead a short practice with the choir will take place during October and the appointment will commence on 1st January 

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The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cannington
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC (Organist and Choir Director)
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cannington
We are seeking to appoint a new Director of Music to maintain and expand our strong choral tradition and enhance our worship and outreach to the local community. This post has arisen due to the well-earned retirement of our previous Director.
One Sunday service per week and sundry festivals, agreed annually.
Adult SATB RSCM affiliated choir. New and enthusiastic junior choir.
Organ by Vowles 1884, based on earlier instrument. Beautiful pipe work. Two manuals (tracker) and pneumatic pedal. Recently rebuilt (with mixture) by Michael Farley.
Choral tradition within Parish Eucharist.
Very good links with local schools.
Opportunity to play for occasional offices.
Annual stipend based on RSCM guidelines.
For job description and any further details please contact:
Revd Alison Waters, Rector
01278 652953
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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