Accompanist

Midlands

Organisation: Chipping Norton Choral Society

Our friendly choral society (established in 1926) is looking for a new accompanist. The choir, with 100 members and a regular turnout between 60 and 80, has enjoyed some remarkable challenges - recent examples including Bach's Mass in B Minor, Fanshawe's African Sanctus, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast and Britten's Life of St Nicolas.

We are excited to have recently appointed Ben Goodall as our new Musical Director, taking over the reins from Peter Hunt who led the choir for the last 24 years.
There are no auditions as we believe that everyone can sing, and that with strong musical leadership and sufficient encouragement delivered with humour through engaging rehearsals, ordinary people can truly achieve extraordinary things. The choir's exacting standards and our ambitious and wide-ranging repertoire are testament to that belief.

Members come from Chipping Norton and surrounding villages and we perform three concerts a year in the town and local churches, play a key role in the Music Festival and support local charities. We work with professional players and soloists, local musicians, excellent accompanists and young people from the county music service. A key partner is the Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra.

The Choral Society is seeking an outstanding rehearsal accompanist. The post is available from Spring 2022 and earlier if possible, and interested candidates will be asked to work with us at a rehearsal during February or March. We rehearse on Wednesdays in Chipping Norton.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and will reflect prevailing market rates. The choir is committed to a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory appointments procedure.

For more information about the choir, our repertoire and other information, and to download an application pack, visit : www.cncs.org.uk

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