Piano accompanist required for Woking-based chamber choir. Modest expenses considered. Rehearsals every Monday eve 7.30 – 9.15 pm. Plus concerts 4 – 5 times per year.
For further information :-
Mosaic are currently recruiting a new Director of Music to replace our existing Director and founder, Karen Faulkner.
Director of Music
The new Musical Director would be expected to continue the traditions outlined below while at the same time widening our horizons. We are hoping to develop our repertoire and to expand our audience and performance venue range.
The Music Director will be responsible for setting and maintaining the musical standards of the choir, contributing to the selection of repertoire, running rehearsals, auditioning potential new members and conducting concerts. All other administration will be covered by members of the choir.
The position will suit someone who is an able musician with a lively personality, but who is also committed to benefitting the wider community.
The position is unpaid, but we would be happy to pay any necessary expenses.
If necessary, initial interviews will take place in September. Auditions will be held as part of regular rehearsals on a Monday evening at the beginning of the Autumn Term. They will include a set piece new to the choir, your choice from a selection of our repertoire and an opportunity for you to demonstrate your own approach. There will also be an open discussion session with the choir. Copies of the music will be available to candidates.
If you are interested in applying for this position please fill in the Application Form and return this to us along with your CV etc. by Friday 25th May.
Mosaic Chamber Choir was formed nine years ago by the present Musical Director, and has developed over those years to become one of the most dynamic and diverse small choirs in the area.
We rehearse in Woking on a Monday evening, weekly during term time.
We aim to perform three or four times a year. Venues have included places as diverse as Brook Green, Ealing, Guildford, Knebworth, Richmond, Virginia Water, and Trafalgar Square.
Whilst most members are reasonably local to Woking, others come from a wide area, ranging from North London, Richmond, Surbiton, Guildford and Alton. The group has become a very happy and cohesive unit. There is a great level of commitment to the choir despite pressures of distance and work.
We are a non-profit making organisation and have performed almost exclusively for charities of all kinds. As such our aim is always to ensure that the enjoyment of the audience is paramount, as is reflected in the number of repeat requests that we receive.
We have a membership of around 20 singers. About a third have professional musical training and work in teaching, music therapy, administration and marketing for the BBC and major recording companies. Others have fully trained voices, were Cathedral choristers or are very experienced choral singers.
Most members have good sight-reading skills and we pride ourselves on the fact that rehearsal time can concentrate on producing a technically accurate, musical, stylish and confident performance.
We have a diverse range of musical interests and this is shown in our repertoire and in the style of concerts that we present. These range from serious church performances of small scale sacred and secular classical items, to relaxed evenings incorporating jazz numbers, folk arrangements, excerpts from musicals and light entertaining pieces. Concerts have generally included solo and small group items performed by members of the choir.
To hear us and learn more about us, please see our website: www.mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk
It was definitely warmer than previous years and the record December temperatures definitely made for more comfortable singing.
There was a lovely atmosphere and many gathered around the tree in the square to listen or join in.
In total we raised £163.95.
|From Mosaic Chamber Choir|
To mark the end of Christian Aid week 2011, Mosaic Chamber Choir are combining with the choir of St. John’s Church, West Byfleet to put on an evening of both secular and sacred music. All funds raised will be added to the annual door to door collections which St. John’s do in West Byfleet every year.
Highlights include :-
Brahms – How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings
Mozart – Ave verum Corpus
Stanford – The Blue Bird
Gershwin – Highlights from Porgy & Bess
Joplin – The Entertainer
Date – 21st May 2011
Tickets: £8 and £4 (concessions), refreshments included.
For tickets contact 01483 747655 or any member of Mosaic or St. John’s Choir.
Mosaic Chamber Choir last night collected £350 in aid of The Cardiomyopathy Association.
Despite a cold night in London, snow still on the ground and one of the worst winters in years, supporters and late night shoppers took time out to stop and listen to carols and Christmas songs in London’s Trafalgar Square.
We were donated a significant sum by a group who particularly wanted a rendition of “Little Donkey” which we managed to put together in extra quick time. There was one proposal of marriage during the performance of “Winter Wonderland” (it must have been wonderful!) and an incredibly generous donation by a young homeless man.
Thanks to our soloists Emma and Catherine, but also to Karen and Anita for conducting and playing for us. Also to Barbara for her superbly improvised version of “Little Donkey” (where did that come from!).
Also, many thanks to those who collected and encouraged the crowd to give so generously, that is Phil, Chris, Jemma and Nick.
Mosaic made an appearance at the opening of the Pyrford Primary School Christmas Fair.
It was certainly busy! We sang some childrens’ favourites like “Away in a Manger” and “Walking in the Air” but also some songs for the parents, like “Winter Wonderland”.
We struggled to get heard over the buzz and excitment of all the stalls (which were very busy) but we got good feedback from those who stopped by to listen and it was commented upon that it was a welcoming sound as people entered the hall.
No Christmas Fair would be complete without mulled wine of course and we certainly managed to enjoy a glass of that too!
The Magnets are touring the UK this summer and autumn. They are appearing at the Grassington and Isle of Wight Festivals in June, then in London at E4 Udderbelly @ Royal Festival Hall, followed by Glastonbury and Chichester Festivals, Edinburgh Fringe, Epsom, Manchester, Yeovil, Exeter, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Nottingham, Bedford, Lincoln, Winchester, Bath, Canterbury, Tonbridge and Ipswich. There is no excuse for not seeing them! See their website for more information http://themagnets.com/