Association Of British Choral Directors

Musical Director

Yorkshire

Organisation: Cantores Olicanae - Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Cantores Olicanae is an enthusiastic, mixed voice choir of around 50 singers based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and we are seeking a new Musical Director to start in September 2020. Since 2016 we have had the privilege of working with an inspirational young MD. Under his leadership the choir has gone from strength to strength, continually "raising the bar" and improving our performance. Our MD now moves on to further his exciting career abroad as a choral conductor and we have the difficult task of filling his shoes!

Our experience over the last 3 to 4 years has made us realise a few things:

Our new Musical Director MUST:

- have a positive attitude to life

- have patience and a lively sense of humour

- be an exceptional musician

- be able to take rehearsals from the keyboard on occasions when we do not have an accompanist

- be able to enthuse the choir with energy and flair

- be prepared to encourage the choir to continue in its search for the highest of standards, inspiring us to face new musical challenges

- be mindful of the fact that financial viability of the choir must be considered when planning programmes

- be prepared to think "out of the box" regarding new projects

This is a remunerated post. If you are interested please ring Barbara Grant on 07779-312154 or email barbara6hcc@hotmail.com for further details and a full job description.

For further information about the choir please see our website www.cantoresolicanae.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday, 10th January 2020

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday, 27th January 2020

Auditions will be held during the evening of Tuesday, 11th February 2020

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