Mosaic Chamber Choir is currently seeking an accompanist to support the choir and our existing music director and associate music director, beginning autumn term 2017.
The accompanist will be required to accompany the choir’s weekly rehearsals, pre-concert rehearsals and concerts. The ability to assist with rehearsal from the piano is desirable.
The successful candidate will benefit from the guidance of our existing music directors and the experience of accompanying a well established, auditioned chamber choir that performs to a high standard. This makes the role ideal for someone studying accompanying and/or looking to build their practical experience as an accompanist.
Although the position is not salaried, the accompanist would receive travel expenses for rehearsals and concerts and modest concert fees.
Mosaic Chamber Choir (mosaicchamberchoir.org.uk)
Mosaic is a well established, auditioned chamber choir of around 30 voices (mixed, SATB), with a diverse repertoire and wealth of combined choral experience. Recent repertoire includes everything from Allegri’s Miserere and Fauré and Duruflé’s Requiems to medleys from musicals such as Phantom and Shrek!
We are an enthusiastic group of singers, striking a balance between fun and performing to a high level, and continue to go from strength to strength with the help and guidance of our music director, Ben Gaughran, associate music director, Sarah Quantrell and outgoing accompanist, Anthony Merryweather.
Mosaic puts on 3 or 4 main concerts each year, as well as singing for the occasional wedding or choral competition. Recent appearances include the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, in prestigious venues such as St Sepulchre’s, St Clement Danes and St Martin-in-the-Fields, the National Choir of the Year Competition, and concerts in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania, as part of a short tour.
Rehearsals take place every Monday evening from 7.30 to 9pm during state school term times at:
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- Excellent score/sight reading and musicianship
- Accompanying experience, ideally accompanying choirs on piano
- Choral experience (rehearsing, conducting and/or singing with choirs)
- Strong interpersonal skills and reliability
To apply, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV. Auditions will be scheduled for Monday evenings.