Announcement: a great opportunity to direct young people's choirs in the Heart of England

IS THIS THE ROLE FOR YOU?

Choral Director. Warwickshire County Choristers and County Male Voices
Closing date: 30 April 2016. Start Date: September 2016 (or earlier by negotiation)

Warwickshire Choristers Charity wishes to appoint one or two Choral Directors to continue the amazing success of its outstanding choral groups. Both Choristers and Male Voices enjoy a very high national reputation and have won numerous national awards. We want this to be sustained and developed.

The postholder(s) will be responsible for recruitment, rehearsals and performances, assisted by an active and committed management team and with strong support from Warwickshire Music and the Creative Hub. Applicants should have a commitment to open access and a passion for working with young singers, especially trebles and changing male voices. The ability to energise and enthuse young people is more important than extensive choral experience.

This is a part time post. Significant remuneration (by negotiation) will be available for the right candidate(s) and there are likely to be opportunities for further paid work.

Applications
Please email the Trustees of Warwickshire Choristers at choristers@choristers.org, for details of the post and how to apply. You are also very welcome to contact Garry Jones, founder and present Director, on 07763 757191, or email garryjones@warwickshire.gov.uk or wchoristers@gmail.com

Some achievements.
Warwickshire County Choristers consists of c. seventy more experienced singers of a larger County Boys Choir. They were in the Grand Final of the BBC Choir of the Year competition in 2010, awarded ‘Choir of the Day’ in the two subsequent competitions, and selected for the National Festival of Music for Youth in five of the last six years. They have recorded three CDs, undertaken five European Tours, and appeared on TV and Radio.

The c. fifty members of Warwickshire County Male Voices were awarded Choir of the Day’ in the UK Choir of the Year 2014, the Senior Choirs prize in the National Festival of Music for Youth, and third prize in Cornwall International Youth Male Voice Festival. They were featured in BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ and recently produced their first excellent CD.