Applications are invited for a new Music Director. Dorking Choral Society is a non-auditioned long established choral society comprising approx.70 members.
We hold three events in the Autumn term. A ‘Come and Sing’ as part of the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival, a major work concert with professional orchestra and soloists and a Christmas Celebration. The Spring Term is used to prepare for the annual Leith Hill Musical Festival where the choir takes part in a four-choir competition followed by a combined public performance. In the summer there is a fun concert of light music, often with a picnic. When possible we sing with the Dorking Twin Town of Gouvieux, France.
The MD would work with a choir of singers from non-music readers to professional musicians. There are about 35 weekly rehearsals a year and all are assisted by a professional accompanist. As well as conducting all concerts the MD would be required to assist the committee in organising choir events and be responsible for the appointment of professional orchestra and soloists as required.
The choir has performed a wide range of repertoire. As well as major classical, works both sacred and secular, we have added works by Lauridsen, Whitacre and Chilcott. DCS has commissioned works by Philip White and more recently, ‘Zimbe’ by Alexander L’Estrange. Arrangements by our own musical director are always welcomed.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings in Dorking. Our members aim to enjoy their music making in a friendly atmosphere and are happy to be given a musical challenge. Fees for rehearsals and concerts will be in agreement with the DCS committee. Please note that our website is currently being upgraded. wwwdorkingchoralsociety.org.uk.
The appointment takes effect from September 2014
Applications and CVs need to be with the Chairman by midnight on Monday 10th March. Shortlisting will take place on 20th March and interviews will be held on 24th and 27th March
An Application Form and Job Description are available from the Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org.