Musical Director

London & South East

Organisation: Parenthesis choir

Parenthesis, a medium sized, mixed voice and non-auditioned choir based in Reading wants to appoint a new Musical Director from January or April 2022. The choir rehearses on Saturday mornings in term time and aims to give two or three concerts each year.

What is special about this choir? We have been singing together successfully for more than thirty years; we have a super, professional accompanist; we have strong relationships with other local choirs and musicians so have been able to explore a very wide repertoire of music including madrigals, show tunes, oratorios and most of the major choral works both sacred and secular; and we have a vibrant twinning relationship with a choir in the French Alps which has resulted in many joint ventures at home and abroad.

What do we need from our MD? Someone with the experience to lead us across our existing range of music and offer us exciting new challenges; someone who can look for opportunities in these difficult times; someone with the commitment to handle our rehearsal schedule; someone who will work effectively with leaders of other musical groups; someone who will appreciate and understand our (financial and musical) limitations but will not be restricted by them; someone who will be thrilled to be a member of our community.

How will we find you? We need to hear from you with your CV and references by 1st December 2021. We will draw up a short list and then invite you for an in depth discussion, with our selection panel. We would then involve the whole choir to offer their view before making an offer of appointment, which would be subject to a one year probationary period for us as well as for you.

For more information, look at our website or contact our chair David Cottam for a chat 07791764478 or drop an email to

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