New Music Director
We are seeking a creative and experienced Music Director to lead our choir into the future.
Applications for this post are now closed.
We are an ambitious and friendly amateur choir (auditioned) based in South Kensington, London, with around 90 members. We appreciate the chance to sing in great venues and work hard to promote concerts with professional soloists and orchestras. We currently put on four concerts each season and also take part in other events.
GCU was founded in 1932 by Frederick Haggis at Goldsmiths College, London. Since then, GCU has built up an enviable reputation, first under the baton of Mr Haggis and latterly under Brian Wright.
GCU has performed a wide range of works from the traditional choral repertoire, ranging from the Baroque (Monteverdi, Handel, Haydn and Bach) to 20th and 21st century works (Stravinsky, Tippett, Vaughan Williams and McDowall) and is seeking to further broaden its repertoire.
The role includes proposing the musical programme for the Committee’s approval, organising and conducting concerts (with admin assistance), rehearsing the choir and taking auditions of new members. You will need to have the vision and drive to develop the choir. You will need to be a classically trained musician, with experience of, and a passion for, working with amateur musicians of all standards as well as working with other professional musicians.
This is a substantial post, for which we will offer fees for rehearsals (and other duties) and concerts, depending on qualifications and experience.