SEEKING: ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST
The New Tottenham Singers, a non-audition amateur choir based in Tottenham, North London, is seeking an Assistant Musical Director. With a current attending membership of around 50 voices, NTS is a vibrant, sociable and welcoming group with a diverse repertoire that reflects our members and surroundings including major works such as the Mozart and Fauré Requiems, the Vivaldi and Rutter Glorias and a Concert of Remembrance featuring Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light Requiem alongside traditional choral repertoire, Big Band and Broadway-inspired programmes, jazz, Musical Theatre and popular song/‘light’ classics.
The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30–9.30pm with occasional additional Saturday rehearsals (usually 10.30am–5pm) in preparation for performances, and the annual choir season is split into three terms, roughly in line with local school dates. Tuesday rehearsals are remunerated at £50 and Saturday rehearsals and concert days at £100 with any extra events by mutual arrangement.
We are looking for an extremely competent pianist and accompanist with strong sight-reading skills and who is comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. The successful candidate will be expected to direct sectional rehearsals, accompany the choir in concerts (or fill appropriate ‘keyboard chairs’ within orchestras/ensembles) and, if necessary, direct the whole choir. Competence as an organist is desirable, but not essential.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain further experience of choral accompaniment and leadership with a friendly, sociable choir that genuinely appreciates its musicians and enjoys a diverse range of ages and abilities within its membership.
Interviews and primary auditions are provisionally scheduled for Saturday 19th October with short-listed candidates being invited to attend a mutually convenient subsequent Tuesday rehearsal in the latter half of October/start of November. Please therefore indicate in your application if you are unavailable on 19th October, which will not present a barrier to your application.
Applicants should write to the Musical Director, Tom Fowkes, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter/email outlining your skills, experience and reasons for interest in the position alongside a CV and any footage and/or recordings of your work that may be available by the closing date of Wednesday 16th October.
Further information regarding The New Tottenham Singers is on our website and you can view selected performances on our YouTube page.
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