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Next Concert

Saturday 11th December 2021 at 7:30pm Christmas Concert venue Chandlers Ford Methodist Church.

Accompanist Needed From September 2021

The successful candidate will have appropriate qualifications and experience in accompanying  choirs and/or solo singers at the piano, and be comfortable playing in all genres of choral music.  Our accompanist is expected to take part in  our concerts when appropriate, plus our annual workshop, and being an organist would also be desirable. Knowledge of singing technique, the   ability to transpose and to share occasional split rehearsals as Repetiteur would also be useful. Southampton Choral Society is a friendly amateur choir of about eighty members, performing in various venues in the Southampton area, and its members also provide smaller groups such as our Celebration Choir for weddings, funerals, and other events, including Civic occasions. Concerts have included the Verdi Requiem, The Dream of Gerontius, (conducted by our Patron, Brian Kay), The Armed Man, and themed compilations, and more information on past concerts can be found on our website: www.southamptonchoralsociety.org.uk. Our Musical Director Andrew Hayman is also a tenor soloist, lay clerk at Winchester Cathedral, and a music teacher. We have collaborated with other local choirs and children’s choirs: notably, with a   grant from the BBC, the choir performed a new choral cantata about the abolition of slavery: ’Freedom’ by Ian Schofield. The Society presents awards to promising young local musicians, and has included performances by them at appropriate moments in our concerts. Rehearsals take place at 7.15 pm on Monday evenings at St James Road Methodist Church, SO15 5HE, which is on a bus route, and it will be expected that the successful candidate lives within reasonable travelling distance. Fees: £80 per rehearsal, concert fee negotiable, depending on work required.  There will be an audition, and the chosen candidate will have a probationary period, to be arranged by mutual agreement. Applications by CV with a covering email should be sent to the General Secretary, Mrs Diana Barnes: secretary@southamptonchoralsociety.org.uk by 30th June 2021


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