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Posted 19.7.21

Musical Director Vacancy with the Morriston Orpheus Choir

The following advertisement for a new Musical Director for the Choir has been issued today - Monday 19 July 2021:

 

A vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of our Musical Director and we are looking to appoint a replacement from September 2021. Applications are invited for the post of Musical Director with our Choir, which is one of the leading choirs in Wales. The Choir is a Male Voice Choir consisting of more than 90 choristers. It has a wide repertoire that retains traditional Welsh songs but also includes a mixture of styles to ensure that our audiences have variety. The choir has established an international reputation that has meant worldwide travel. Details of our history, activities and repertoire can be accessed on the Choir web site: http://www.morristonorpheus.com 
 
 

Candidates should:

  • possess a professional musical background with practical experience as a Musical Director 
  • have a working knowledge of traditional Welsh language songs
  • conduct the Choir in its normally busy concert programme at a variety of venues some of which will involve overnight stays. 20 - 25 events a year have been the norm in recent years
  • hold rehearsals twice a week, currently Wednesday and Sunday evenings
  • be ready to introduce new music to the repertoire whilst maintaining the Choir’s cultural links with Wales
  • possess good interpersonal communication skills and a forward looking attitude which will assist the Choir's future development
  • utilises good communication and people skills to enable team working with accompanists, choristers, and the Choir committee.
The selection process:
  • there will be a formal interview and a practical demonstration of conducting 
  • references will be required and referees may be approached
Payment consist of an annual honorarium, concert fees, and a concert dress allowance. Mileage allowance will also be available in some situations.

 

Applications with an attached CV should made by Email to the Choir General Secretary, Mike Skone at gensec@morristonorpheus.com

 

The closing date for applications is 15th August 2021.

 

If any further information is required about the post, please contact the Choir General Secretary.

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