Rushmoor Choir is Seeking a New Musical Director

Rushmoor Choir is seeking a new Musical Director, to be in post from January 2023. We are a small SATB adult community choir in the Farnborough and Aldershot area.  We have a broad repertoire from classical choral works to jazz, musicals and modern popular pieces.  Our previous works can be seen at this link What Do We Sing?

Our mission is to engage with and enrich our local community through choral music. We perform 4 main concerts a year with small orchestra or organ, as well as making occasional smaller appearances at local community events, and have occasionally made visits to other choirs in Europe. We currently rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Farnborough.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic musical director who is ready for a new challenge: We need  your expertise to help us grow the choir and attract an audience from the wider local area, so we can grow from our current very loyal core group of around 20 members (most having sung with the choir for many years) from 2023. We would love you to help us achieve the following aims for our choir:

  • Inspire our choir with a fresh new lease of life
  • Develop our strengths and repertoire
  • Attract new members and build audience numbers
  • Expand our reach and network within the local and wider musical community

Professional experience in leading choirs of our size and range of abilities would be ideal, but the most important things for us are that you have the right musical skills: a positive mindset, and a confident yet empathetic attitude; a sense of humour also helps. Piano skills for rehearsal are preferred, but not essential.

Candidates are invited to send their CV and a covering letter indicating how their skills and experience would help the Rushmoor Choir achieve its aims. Candidates are also asked to prepare a concert programme suitable for the choir, and be able to discuss their approach at interview.

For further information please look at our website or contact our Chair, Mary Law on 07952 217966 or our Treasurer Ian Powell on 01252 850 802.

Please send applications to powell.ian@gmail.com, to reach us by 31 August 2022.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for Interview and to take a short rehearsal with the choir in September/October.