UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

Choir Director

Location
Greenwich, London (GB)
Posted
15 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Choir Director

Student Centre - Music
Location:     Greenwich
Salary:     £6,500 per annum
Closing Date:     Friday 25 May 2018
Reference:     1711

The University of Greenwich is seeking a talented, enthusiastic and committed individual to lead and manage the University Choir, following Nicholas Jenkins’ appointment as Glyndebourne Chorus Master.

The University of Greenwich Choir is a non-auditioning, community choir open to all staff and students of the University of Greenwich, as well as alumni and friends. The average membership of the Choir in 2018 is currently around 55-60 singers, with membership consistently on the increase. The choir performs a very wide range of music, from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man to Skyfall (Adele) . Recent performances have included Mozart Great Mass in C minor, Janacek Our Father, Elgar The Snow and pop songs e.g. Happy, and songs from musicals and films. The choir is keen to develop and grow and the Choir Director will need to engage with Choir members to gain feedback, ideas and guide them with knowledge of the wider music world to ensure the Choir is relevant and modern. 

The role also involves administering the David Fussey Choral Exhibition scheme. The scheme is open to any new or existing student at the University of Greenwich who becomes a member of the University of Greenwich Choir, subject to a vocal audition, and involves a cash bursary being awarded to the student in return for participation and help in running the choir see https://www.gre.ac.uk/about-us/music/choir/choral_exhibition 

Rehearsals take place on Mondays in term time from 6.30-8.30pm. 

The role will commence in August 2018 and comes with a £6,500 annual fee. The contract is for one year, which may be renewed, and is based on the need for approximately 32 sessions with 4 performances. These are in October (a short informal concert), early December (University Carol Services in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel on December 4th 2018), March (Classical with orchestra.) and May (a mixture of pop, film, musicals, shows and light classical). Further sessions may be discussed with the successful candidate if they feel they are warranted. 

Applications should be made in writing with an appropriate CV and statement of interest of no more than 1000 words, and sent to choir@greenwich.ac.uk by 5:00pm on 25th May 2018. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and a 30 minute rehearsal with the choir on June 18th 2018. 

For further details please email n.powell@greenwich.ac.uk