Colmcille Gospel Choir seeks a conductor!

Published 23 November 2023

Colmcille Gospel Choir is Seeking a Choral Conductor!

About the Choir

Colmcille Gospel Choir is an adult community choir based Ramelton, Donegal and comprised of

members from all over the county. We are a fun, energetic group of singers who love to explore

all genres of music. Our rehearsals currently take place on Thursdays in Ramelton town hall

from 7-8:30pm. Colmcille Gospel Choir performs two seasons throughout the year; Christmas,

when we donate our time and song at Christmas festivals, tree lightings, and services and Spring

where we host our own concert. We occasionally receive additional performance opportunities

and we love to join when possible!

Job Description

Colmcille Gospel Choir is seeking an inspirational and sympathetic choral conductor to join our

team for the start of the next Spring term in February 2024. The successful candidate will be

responsible for managing choral rehearsals, planning and conducting concert programmes, and

developing both the repertoire and vocal skills of the choir members.

Responsibilities

• Select appropriate repertoire for the ensemble to learn

• Lead weekly rehearsals in a productive, efficient, fun and encouraging manner

• Understanding and meeting the vocal needs of the various members of their choir,

encouraging their vocal development through participation

• Adequately prepare the choir for their performances and competitions, with appropriate

repertoire and achievable milestones

• Assist and communicate with the admin team regarding musical decisions, performances,

and rehearsals

Preferred Experience

• Minimum 1 year experience conducting a choir of a similar level

• Knowledge of conducting techniques and choral repertoire

• Knowledge of vocal and choral technique

• Ability to teach the choir lines at the piano

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team

• Excellent organizational and time-management skills

• Access to own vehicle and a full driving license

The successful candidate will be offered a rehearsal rate of €100 per rehearsal and concert. This

is NOT a contract position. Additional hours may be required for concerts and any extraneous

rehearsals. If you are a highly motivated and enthusiastic choral conductor, please apply with a

brief statement of interest, resume and video of a past performance (if possible.)

Applicants will be looked at on a rolling basis. To apply for this position please email us at

colmcillegospelchoir58@gmail.com

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