Recruitment - Director of Music for 2019

26 Mar 2018

Director of Music, Sussex Chorus

Sussex Chorus is looking for a talented and enthusiastic new Director of Music who can help it realise its ambitions for keeping classical music very much alive in Mid Sussex.

We are an 80-strong SATB choir, non-auditioned, with nearly 100 years of performances behind us.   Giving four concerts a year, we aim to make our programmes varied and attractive to audiences and singers.  The committee works hard to ensure the choir is financially viable and able to engage quality soloists and orchestral players for key concerts.  

Starting in January 2019, our preferred candidate will be:

  • A professional musician with appropriate qualifications
  • Experienced in leading a choir and in conducting concerts with and without an orchestra
  • Interested in and knowledgeable about the choral repertoire
  • A confident director with good people skills and keen to get the best from the choir
  • Enthusiastic about the choir’s development within its community, helping it to improve inclusivity and to grow its membership and audiences
  • Able to work collaboratively with the committee, supporting its ambitions and contributing to future plans.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings during school term times.   The recruitment process will include an interview plus an audition rehearsal with the choir and our accompanist for the final shortlisted candidates.  We hope the successful candidate can make some availability during Autumn 2018 to discuss future programming.

Key Dates:

Closing date for applications:  14th May 2018

Interviews: 4th June 2018      Auditions: 16th June 2018

Please see document below for further infomation and how to apply

Please see Director of Music_ Recruitment_Sussex Chorus_2018.pdf (1287 kB PDF file)