Tallaght Choral Society is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director for September 2015.
Tallaght Choral Society is an established adult mixed voice choir of over one hundred singers based in Tallaght with weekly rehearsals each Monday evening. The choir performs up to 4 concerts throughout the year featuring a diverse mix of music and employing professional orchestras and musicians to suit the work being performed. The membership is a mix of experienced singers and newer members.
Following the impending retirement of the current Musical Director, Mark Armstrong, in June 2015, Tallaght Choral Society is seeking to appoint an energetic and dedicated Musical Director whose primary role will be to inspire the members, and to develop the choir further.
We are looking for someone with the confidence and experience to motivate the choir and provide coaching to develop vocal technique and sight‐reading skills. A high level of musical ability and a commitment to plan an interesting and varied schedule of music are a pre‐requisite along with a knowledge of the choral repertoire.
The Musical Director will be required to advise on the appointment of vocal soloists, liaise with professional musicians and conduct the choir and required instrumental ensemble/orchestra in concert performances.
Tallaght Choral Society is a self‐financing group and the general running of the choir is undertaken by an elected committee. The Musical Director will work closely with the committee regarding music selection and concerts; for this purpose the Musical Director will be required to attend occasional committee meetings by arrangement.
During the first stage of the recruitment process, candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview. In the second stage of the process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to take a rehearsal with the choir.
The starting date for the successful applicant will be September 2015.
Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with experience and skills and will be discussed at interview.
Please apply by email including your CV outlining your suitability for this role to TCSMD15@gmail.com. The closing date for applications is Friday 13th March 2015.
Further information about the choir and the position of Musical Director can be found on our website, www.tallaghtchoralsociety.net. If you would like to have an informal conversation before applying please contact the chairperson, Anne Troy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.