Music Director

Application deadline: 
Friday, 19 April 2024
Description of vacancy: 

Wendover Choral Society wish to appoint a Music DIrector who will embrace the choir's enthusiastic spirit and our aspirations to improve our singing technique and to develop a better quality sound.

WCS is a small mixed-ability SATB group which attracts singers from the Buckinghamshire town of Wendover and a wide surrounding rural area. Our numbers fluctuate with our optimum being forty to forty-five singers.

This vacancy has occurred because of the impending retirement of Peter Bassano after over twenty years' service to WCS. During his tenure, the choir has grown in confidence and ability. We have been thrilled to perform with gifted singers who have gone on to high profile careers in opera and with many internationally renowned musicians.

We rehearse on a Thursday evening between September and May at St Mary's Church, Wendover where we perform two concerts a year. Our focus is mainly, but not exclusively, sacred music from the Renaissance period to the modern day. In recent years, we have sung with professional and semi-professional orchestras and ensembles. Our soloists are usually Josephine Baker Trust scholars from the Royal Academy of Music.

The person appointed will have experience of leading and developing choirs and will be able to balance the needs of confident and less skilled singers. Orchestral experience although desirable is not essential. Remuneration is competitive and is in line with experience. Additional concert fees are also paid. We anticipate that the successful candidate will take up the post in September 2024 or January 2025. WCS looks forward to working with someone who will instil new energy and provide fresh vision for the future of the choir.

For a candidate's information pack, please contact

Please send your c.v. with details of two referees and a supporting covering letter to

The closing date is 19 April, 2024.

A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up and interviews will be held between 29 April and 10 May.

Auditions will be held on the evenings of 22nd and 23rd May.