Appointment of Music Director from 5 September 2023
Godalming Choral Society is seeking a new Music Director to start in September 2023
Founded in 1856 and reformed in 1967, we are a non-auditioned SATB choir of around 70 members. We are friendly, dynamic and forward-looking – we continued rehearsing via Zoom through the lockdown months and are now building up our newly-formed Children’s Choir for those aged 8-12: this will have its own Music Director from September. We sing a range of music, from the choral classics (including lesser-known works) to modern pieces: for our 50th (reformation) anniversary we gave the world première of a work we commissioned from opera composer Noah Mosley, and a highlight of this year will be our performance in September of Verdi’s Requiem, with support from other choirs but under our current Music Director, in the Theatre in the Woods, the home of Grange Park Opera.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings with a professional accompanist, over three terms in approximate alignment with school term times. We usually give three concerts each year, on a Saturday evening following a final afternoon rehearsal.
The ideal candidate will be ambitious, energetic and enthusiastic, with a good sense of humour and a positive and motivational approach to rehearsals. They will have the skills to work comfortably with an amateur choir of varying ability whilst maximising the singing qualities of all, and will have both proven experience of choral and orchestral direction and a wide knowledge of traditional and modern repertoire.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 12 February.