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 https://tinyurl.com/stfrdm or contact Sally Burton, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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ORGANIST AND CHOIR LEADER (DIRECTOR OF MUSIC)The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, CanningtonDIRECTOR OF MUSIC (Organist and Choir Director)The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, CanningtonWe 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, Rector01278 652953This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Mid Wessex Singers, a small, friendly, traditional choral society, are looking for a Musical Director from September 2017.
We perform two concerts a year, at Christmas and in Spring.
Rehearsals are held in Somerton West Street Church Hall on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.00 from September to May
Rehearsal and concert fees paid
For more information please contact Steph Taylor on 01963 240794 or Nina Ayres on 01458 250447
Applications please by 5 May 2017
St John the Baptist, Axbridge, Somerset
The Church is seeking an organist to lead the music of the 10 a.m. Parish Communion services in our Church and, where possible, other events throughout the year.
Our Church has a thriving musical tradition and a vibrant congregation, and offers a warm spiritual heart to the town.
The Church’s priority is to appoint an organist. We would welcome applicants who may be interested in leading the strong SATB choir.
Further details of commitment and remuneration, in line with RSCM rates, are available from: Revd Tim Hawkings, The Rectory, Cheddar Road, Axbridge, BS26 2DL (01934 732261)
For further information, please see the website:
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