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Choir Lead

Closing Date: 
Tue, 22/01/2019 (All day)
Hours: 
Part-time: 5 hours per week – working days to be agreed
Salary: 
£13K p/a
Organisation: 
The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project established a community choir in autumn 2018 and successfully held their first performance for the famous ‘Santa in the City’ race outside St Pauls Cathedral in the heart of London. They are an inclusive choir; all voices are welcome irrespective of their musicality or vocal abilities. They are now recruiting for a choir lead to take over The Advocacy Project Community Choir who can build an uplifting sense of shared purposeful activity which will enable us to produce a beautiful sound irrespective of the choir’s technical ability.

The aims of the choir are to:

  • address social isolation
  • promote wellbeing
  • create greater community cohesion
  • increase awareness of the value of advocacy in all its various forms.
  • They aspire to hold 4/5 performances a year which will take place in community settings varying from care homes to homeless shelters to inpatient units and of course keep the Christmas legacy going at the Santa in the City.

Key Responsibilities of the role : 

  • Ability to communicate enthusiasm, passion and encouragement to the choir
  • Work inclusively in the community to recruit and engage participants
  • Plan and lead weekly rehearsals
  • Develop the choir’s repertoire
  • Establish and create links with community groups for performances
  • Passionate about growing a fun community choir and helping people from all walks of life grow in confidence

Person Specification
Essential:

  • Have a musical/choral background
  • A patient teacher with a knowledge of working with mixed abilities
  • Proven experience in directing and conducting music groups/choral groups
  • Knowledge of a wide range of choral music, non-secular in particular
  • Administration support will be provided for doing things like room bookings and promoting by social media.

For further information and details of how to apply please click here