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The Pelly Concert Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based in Farnborough, Hampshire. The orchestra rehearses from September to July each year, giving four concerts in each season. We are looking to appoint an experienced and charismatic leader, to start on 4th September 2018.
Rehearsals are most Tuesday evenings from 8.00pm to 10.00pm in the Community Hall at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College (formerly Oak Farm Community School), Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8SS.
We are seeking a violinist with orchestral or section leader experience to give inspiration and confidence to our well-established string section and lead the orchestra with charm and style, enhancing our tradition of friendliness and the enjoyment of making music together.
To register your interest, please email your C.V to firstname.lastname@example.org giving details of your experience and suitability for this role, together with a short statement about your background and the qualities and commitment you would bring to the orchestra.
Please make sure you include all your contact details.
The Job Description below gives full details of the role and the required qualities.
Our website www.pellyorchestra.co.uk gives more information about the orchestra.
Responsible to Pelly Concert Orchestra Committee
1. Experience and education:
1.1 A music degree or masters with violin performance a strong component (equivalent experience or education will be considered)
1.2 Experience of orchestral playing
1.3 Experience of orchestral leading (desirable)
1.4 Substantial performance experience as soloist and/or orchestral musician
1.5 Experience of working with adult amateur musicians (desirable)
2. Role and Responsibilities:
2.1 Inspirationally lead the orchestra for all concerts and rehearsals, including performing
orchestral solos as and when the repertoire demands
2.2 Organise bowing of music, and ensure the violin parts are marked by the second rehearsal
of each concert, although ideally prior to the first rehearsal for each concert programme
2.3 Work in tandem with the Orchestra Musical Director in the preparation and
performance of the music
2.4 Within the violin section be sensitive to the abilities of individual players and be
able to help nurture confidence and enthusiasm within the whole string section
2.5 Make arrangements to provide a deputy if possible, acceptable to the Orchestras
Musical Director, as a substitute when prevented by illness or any other unavoidable
cause from leading rehearsals personally
2.6 Attend all planned concerts (including afternoon rehearsals on the concert day) performed
by the orchestra each season
2.7 Attend all rehearsals (with the exception of circumstances cited in 2.5) as timetabled by
3. Personal Attributes
3.1 Be able to work with varying degrees of musical ability
3.2 Ability to encourage and foster excellent music making
3.3 Have a friendly demeanour and be approachable and have a good sense of humour
3.4 Have a passion for the Concert Orchestra Repertoire (desirable)
3.5 Punctual attendance, arriving at least 15 minutes before each rehearsal and/or concert
Attendance at committee meetings would be welcomed but is not compulsory. Reimbursement of expenses will be paid.
The orchestra will pay a fee to be agreed for Tuesday evening rehearsals and the four concert days
The level of the remuneration will be reviewed and agreed on an annual basis for each season. Any extra concerts and rehearsals will be paid pro rata.
Initially for one year subject to agreement by both parties, to continue thereafter subject to three months’ notice by either party.
Deadline for applications: 9th April 2018
Trial rehearsals dates, depending on number of applicants:
1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd May 2018