Ipswich Choral Society Seeks Director of Music

East Anglia

Organisation: Ipswich Choral Society

Director of Music

Ipswich Choral Society, an auditioned SATB choir of some 70 voices, is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic Director of Music to start work with the choir in September 2015, following the retirement of our current Director Stephen Rumsey.  We are an extremely friendly and welcoming choir that includes a range of ages and experience. Founded in 1824, we perform music from the 16th to 21st Centuries, from a cappella to major choral works with professional orchestras and soloists.

We rehearse every Tuesday in term times, supported by our accompanist, in the Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich.  We perform three concerts each year in venues that include The Ipswich Corn Exchange, local Churches and Schools in the Ipswich area, and Snape Maltings. We are also regular performers for Ip-art Music day.  On occasion we travel abroad to perform and have links in Italy Austria and Turkey.

Please see our website for more information about the choir www.ipswichchoralsociety.org

We seek a trained choral and orchestral conductor with:

• a sense of humour and infectious enthusiasm

• experience of conducting large events and orchestral direction

• excellent choir training and musical skills

• a wide knowledge of choral repertoire in its historical context.

The new Director will have the full co-operation of the committee in developing an interesting and challenging programme and in furthering his or her own professional skills.

The position is remunerated in line with currently accepted practice.


For an application form please email Wendy Jefferson at w.jefferson@ntlworld.com

To apply for this position, please email a covering letter, application form and your CV to w.jefferson@ntlworld.com  or post to Mrs W Jefferson, 9 Cranborne Chase, Ipswich IP4 3EQ

For an informal discussion about the position please call the Committee Chairman: Christine Pearce on 01473 738324 or 07925 251802, or email cmp0601@hotmail.com

The deadline for application is July 1st 2014