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Soprano soloist required. Fee 100

Friday 29th June 2018 6.15pm rehearsal 7.30pm Choral Mass at St Peter's RC Church 59 Eastwood Road North, Eastwood Leigh on Sea Essex SS9 4NN.

Repertoire:
Introit Tu Es Petrus a 5 Palestrina
Setting Missa Brevis in D K194 Mozart
Motet: Locus Iste Bruckner

Contact:
Ashley Thompson
07581390448
dajthompson@hotmail.co.uk
Alto soloist required. Fee 100

Friday 29th June 2018 6.15pm rehearsal 7.30pm Choral Mass at St Peter's RC Church 59 Eastwood Road North, Eastwood Leigh on Sea Essex SS9 4NN.

Repertoire:
Introit Tu Es Petrus a 5 Palestrina
Setting Missa Brevis in D K194 Mozart
Motet: Locus Iste Bruckner

Contact:
Ashley Thompson
07581390448

St Paul's Church, Mill Hill, NW7 1QU. 
Sunday 1st July 2018. 

Tenor required to cover absence in the choir.
9am rehearsal
9.30am Service

Done by 10.45am. 

Cake after the service. 


Music: Rutter - A Mighty Fortress is our God
            Psalm 121 (Walford Davies)
            Hymns and a congregational Communion service. 

A good sight-reader required as rehearsal time is short. 

This service is the baptism of my daughter and will be accompanied by 4 part brass, timpani and organ. 

Robes provided

Fee: £70, please send me an invoice after the event. 


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Monday 25 June 1.30pm (for 2 - 3pm)
Funeral voices - any type - 3 @ £80 each
Knowledge of Catholic hymns an advantage
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Saturday 7 July 2.30 - 10.00pm
Chor Soc bump up bass - £150
London W5
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Extra singers needed please for FineChants visit to sing High Mass at Brussels Cathedral. The dates are S11/Su12 August and singers need to be in Brussels for an early Saturday afternoon rehearsal. High Mass is on Sunday at 1100 and after that singers are free to eat, drink and be merry, or catch the first train/flight out.

St Mary’s Church, Chelsea, London (SW3) is seeking to appoint a SOPRANO CHORAL SCHOLAR from September 2018 to support the current voluntary choir who sing each week at the 1130 Solemn Mass.

The current choir of volunteers is made up a number of singers, drawn from all over London, who have made St Mary’s their place of worship. Repertoire consists of music from a variety of styles including 8-part polyphonic motets by Palestrina and Victoria, accompanied masses by Mozart and Haydn, and contemporary works by Philip Stopford and Ola Gjeilo. The choir also occasionally performs at other venues – in 2017, the choir gave a concert at Arundel Cathedral and, earlier in 2018, they sang for Mass at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.

The Soprano Choral Scholarship was introduced at St Mary’s in January 2017. It has proved to be a highly successful initiative that has helped to enhance the choir and support its members. The scholarship also provides opportunities for solo work – in addition to weddings and funerals, there are a number of services throughout the year that require a soloist or cantor. Generous extra fees are paid for all these engagements, and the Choral Scholar has first refusal on all such events. 

It is expected that the Choral Scholar will work alongside the Director of Music to provide appropriate choral support for the rehearsals and services each Sunday and at other special events when appropriate. While there are no restrictions on age or employment status, it is envisaged that the Choral Scholarship will best suit current university students, gap year students (pre- or post-university) or recent graduates. As a result, the commitments of the Choral Scholar can be tailored to fit in with University terms and vacations as and when necessary. 

The ideal candidate is likely to be:

A confident singer, capable of holding a part of polyphony on their own
An excellent sight-reader
An experienced choral singer, perhaps with an interest in renaissance polyphony
A reliable, amiable and enthusiastic person, committed to supporting the Director of Music and Parish Priest

Typical Weekly Commitment

1030 – 1120 rehearsal each Sunday morning, followed by:
1130 – 1240 service

There is no service on Christmas Day, though attendance is expected at a service on Christmas Eve at 10pm. The Choral Scholar is not required to sing during the Summer Vacation (usually from mid-July to early September) and a further six weeks holiday are permitted (no more than two weeks in any one month) during the course of the year.

Scholars are paid a basic annual honorarium of £750 plus generous extra fees for weddings/funerals as available through the year. Though the number of such services is not fixed, the post holder could expect to earn a considerable supplement from solo work. There were roughly ten extra services in 2017/18 – the same number in 2018/19 would bring the total honorarium to no less than £1,500.

To apply please send a CV, covering letter and contact details of two referees (to be contacted after short-listing) to the Director of Music, Jack Thompson, by email to directorofmusic@smlmc.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 1 July 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sing with the choir at the 11.30 Mass on either Sunday 8 July or Sunday 15 July, and to attend an interview and audition with the Director of Music on the same day. Please state within your application if you are unable to make either of these dates. The successful candidate will commence their duties on September 1 2018. 

Judith McEwan Choral Scholarship

St Cecilia Chorus is a friendly amateur SATB choir with about 65 members based in Banstead, Surrey. Judith McEwan sang with us for @30 years and was our Secretary until February 2018.  She instigated the idea of a Choral Scholarship programme and was passionate about encouraging people from all backgrounds to sing.

 

SCC are looking for Choral Scholars to sing with us between September 2018 and July 2019.   These opportunities are ideal for anyone aged eighteen or over in September 2018 aspiring to be a professional singer or wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading in preparation for a choral/musical scholarship and offer a varied value package.

 

For more information, including how to apply, visit www.stceciliachorus.org.uk and click on the tab.  If you have any questions call June on 07796 348226.

 


Alto / Tenor / Bass Choral Scholarships
St Mary the Boltons SW10
Start date: 1 September
Deadline: 22 June (early applications welcome)
- Very friendly church near Earls Court / Gloucester Rd tubes.
- Flexible Sunday-morning commitment 2/3 times a month (no midweek rehearsals).
- Mixture of opportunities to sing one to a part, to boost a volunteer choir, and to lead services as soloist/cantor.
Fees: £35-£45 per regular service (amounting to at least £1k per annum). 
- Extra work available at weddings/funerals/memorials according to experience with generous fees.
- Use of our spaces for rehearsal and concerts most welcome.
Director of Music, John Ward, is happy to answer any questions and can be contacted at boltonsmusic@gmail.com


We are seeking three Choral Scholars – Alto, Tenor and Bass – to join our choir of seventeen adults singing a wide range of repertoire from plainchant and Renaissance polyphony to music drawn from the Anglican choral tradition and modern sacred music including new compositions commissioned for St John’s. Scholars will receive annual remuneration of £500 to go towards lessons, scores and educational courses in return for attending weekly adult choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings and singing at bi-monthly Evensong Services, as well as some High Days and Festivals such as Nine Lessons and Carols.

 

Scholars also have the scope to receive extra remuneration through giving solo or group recitals as part of our Summer Concert Series and Early Music Festival, and will have opportunity to work with the organ, chamber organ, harpsichord or chamber ensemble.

Applicants should possess good practical knowledge of vocal technique and sight-reading abilities, as well as a passion for liturgical music.

 

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV with a covering email to the Director of Music, Robert Hainault, c/o St John’s Parish Office: stjohnspg@gmail.com

 

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the programme with the Director, he can be contacted on 07849894496.

 

Application Deadline: Saturday 30th June 2018

Choir18 seeks additional singers to join the 'pool' so that we can take on more concerts and expand the repertoire.  We sing music old and new, church and state, silly and profound. The website at choir18.com gives an idea - I will update it in the next few days. If interested please email boarderd48@gmail.com

 St Mary’s Church, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey

 

Choral and Organ Scholarships
for students in years 10 – 13 or gap year.

 

Closing date for applications:
31 May

 

Auditions will be held in June

 

Scholarships run from September 2018 – July 2019

   

Sing cathedral style services with our professional singers in a beautiful and historic Grade 1 listed church, with opportunities to sing solo and duo anthems, and to perform in informal recitals.

- Monthly Parish Eucharist services on the 3rd Sunday of the month 

- Several services of Choral Evensong per year

- Christmas Carol Service, Advent Carol Service, Easter Day Eucharist

- Opportunities to sing solos and duets and to take part in Scholars’ Recital

 

Remuneration: up to £800, depending on the number of scholars appointed.

 

These choral scholarships offer a similar experience to a cathedral choir, but with a much lighter commitment.  They are ideal for those considering eg university choral scholarships, and are complimentary to participation in eg Eton Choral Courses,
National Youth Choir etc.

 

St Mary’s is the oldest church in Surrey, built c.AD 670 in Saxon times. It has a famed 1975 Frobenius organ.  The church music is supported by the RC Sherriff Trust.
the Ouseley Church Music Trust, and choralevensong.org

 

Informal enquiries or applications with a short biography to Robert Woolley,
Director of Music at
robert@woolleys.org.uk       07939 261887

www.stmarysstokedabernon.org.uk 

www.robertwoolley.net  

THE NEW TOTTENHAM SINGERS – JOJO SAGOE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The New Tottenham Singers was established in November 2010 with the purpose of making high level choral singing available to all.  Our membership includes experienced, musically literate choral singers alongside those who are accessing ensemble vocal music for the first time.  The choir boasts an eclectic repertoire and performs in a variety of musical styles.

 

The Jojo Sagoe Scholarships are named for a former chorister, to commemorate his life and pay tribute to his proud contribution towards the choir until his untimely passing.  They are open to people of any voice type (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) between the ages of 16 and 30.

 

The scholarships are usually offered for one season (September to July) and the choir is in a position to offer up to four scholarships each year.  However, due to the choir’s projects and programming, the scholarships being offered this season will run from April/May 2018 to July 2019 (4 terms in total).

 

Existing scholars are welcome to reapply, and the three choir terms per season are roughly in line with local school terms.

 

Further information can be found at www.tottenhamsingers.com/jojo-sagoe-scholarships or by contacting Gemma Waring, at scholarships@tottenhamsingers.com.  The deadline for applications is Friday 30th March 2018.  Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an audition and, if appropriate, be invited to a rehearsal with the choir before a scholarship offer is made.

 

Baritone/Bass Choral Scholarship

St Mary the Boltons SW10

Deadline: ASAP; Start: immediately; Fee: £40/service 

Baritone/Bass required to sing 2/3 times a month with a mixture of opportunities to sing in a SATB consort of choral scholars, to boost a monthly volunteer choir, and to lead services as cantor (including providing 1 or 2 arias, therefore ideal practice for oratorio work).  Use of our spaces for rehearsal and for hosting your own concerts and recitals most welcome. Full details available from John Ward, Director of Music at boltonsmusic@gmail.com.

The Choir of the Royal Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst

www.royalmemorialchapel.com

has vacancies for two tenors (singing first and second tenor) in the regular choir.

Good reading ability and a well-produced voice are pre-requisite.

The choir consists of a nucleus of 25 singers who provide the sung services within the

Royal Memorial Chapel, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

For further details: www.christchurchsingers.org

 

St. John’s Cathedral, Salford has vacancies for choral scholars at alto and bass. The scholarships are paid at £30 per week, and the normal commitment is Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. There's also a requirement to be present during all of Holy Week (25th March – 1st April 2018). But at other times there's plenty of scope for time off.

 

The choir consists of around 18 men and women singers, and provides a wide spectrum of traditional and contemporary liturgical music: we're a Catholic church very much in the Vatican II mould, if that means anything to you. We occasionally appear on TV, most recently a cameo in ITV's Love Your Garden earlier in the year.

 

More information can be found on our web site, at http://salfordcathedralmusic.blogspot.co.uk/p/choral-scholarships.html

St Mary’s Church, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey KT11 3PX (Patron: King’s College Cambridge) TENOR CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE NOW

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Duties are to sing once a month at our Monthly Choral Eucharist with Latin Mass and motet (except August), three choral evensongs per annum + major festivals. Annual amount: approx. £630.00 per annum + fees for weddings and memorial services paid additionally at a current fee of £75.00 (£100 if audio or video recorded)

St Mary’s is a delightful and very friendly Saxon manorial church founded c.AD 670, with a long musical tradition and a fine Frobenius organ. The church is between Parkside and the Yehudi Menuhin Schools, and is easily accessed from the A3 and M25 and has ample parking. The nearest train station is Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon, on the Waterloo – Guildford line.

Repertoire includes masses by Byrd, Gabrieli, Vittoria, Palestrina, English Communion Settings by Darke, Ireland, Jackson and Stanford and classical masses by Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. There are also recital opportunities in our new church hall completed last year.

 Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 2nd October 2017 For further details please contact the Director of Music, Robert Woolley: robert@woolleys.org.uk

http://www.stmarysstokedabernon.co.uk
www.robertwoolley.net
Bromley Parish Church offers four choral scholarships of £400 per annum to student singers who are in Year 11 and above. The commitment is to attend the choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings, the sung Eucharist service on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and choral evensong on the second Sunday, with the preceding rehearsals where applicable. (The choir is not required to sing at the All Age service on the 3rd Sunday of the month).

A Choral Scholarship is a wonderful way of gaining experience of singing at a high standard in a group that covers a large repertoire. It is also excellent preparation for any young musician wanting to pursue music further, especially singers who may wish to apply for Choral Awards at University. As a Choral Scholar, you would be expected to demonstrate excellent commitment and musicianship.

We are always delighted to hear from young people who are interested in joining the choir and contributing to our wonderful musical tradition. We have 3 choral scholars leaving us in September (one of whom is taking up a place as a choral scholar at Trinity College Cambridge) and we would ideally like to fill those places with a soprano, alto and tenor if possible.

Please contact the Director of Music, Frank Roddy, for further details. (francis.roddy23@gmail.com ).
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