Conductor/Musical Director

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 12 May 2024
Description of vacancy: 

Shoreham Oratorio Choir are looking for an accomplished musician who has a strong affinity with classical choral music, to support the continued growth of our choir and develop our performance/vocal skills and confidence.

Our musical director will collaborate with the choir committee on programming and creative direction and will further develop the high standard of musicianship in an inspirational manner which is encouraging for all. 

Our musical director plays a vital part in providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience at rehearsals, encouraging the membership with a sense of humour and infectious enthusiasm.

The musical director appointed will have experience of leading and developing choirs and will have the ability to balance the needs of singers with varied abilities, making music accessible for all. 

Experience in arranging music is desirable but not essential. Remuneration is very competitive and in line with experience. Additional concert fees are also paid.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will start in September 2024

About Us
We are a non auditioned choir of SATB voices, originally founded in 1961 with a coming together of the choirs of two churches in Shoreham By Sea,  St Mary de Haura and St Nicholas.  

We perform traditional and contemporary classical choral pieces. Three most recent concerts have featured, Brahms Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Karl Jenkins's The Armed Man (with the Crawley Millennium Concert Band)..

Currently we have 65 active singers.  We are proud of our musical standards and ability to create enjoyable, meaningful events within our community.  We are a charity run by volunteers.

 Supported by a professional accompanist, we rehearse each Thursday evening (7:30-9:30pm) during term time, in the Methodist Church Hall, Shoreham By Sea.

We perform three concerts a year in our local area (Christmas, Easter and June/July) to a high standard, accompanied by professional soloists and musicians.

To register your interest:
Please send your CV to Shoreham Oratorio Choir ( with a covering letter no later than May 12th 2024. If you would like to discuss the role further, a conversation with Kevin Gilroy, the chair of the choir, can be arranged. 

You must be eligible to work in the UK.
Selection will be by a process of interview and audition.

Shoreham By Sea Methodist Church
Brunswick Road
BN43 5RF Shoreham By Sea
United Kingdom