Seeking Musical Director

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The Harlequin Singers are seeking a new Musical Director

The Harlequin Singers, a Bristol-based SATB chamber choir, is seeking a Musical Director to start in January 2017.

Our MD is retiring after successfully leading our all-age choir for 25 years. We are looking for somebody with energy and enthusiasm to share their passion for music with a receptive, lively and talented choir, and to consolidate and develop the choir’s music-making skills.

We are a choir of about 40 members who rehearse on Mondays, 7.30-9.15pm in the centre of Bristol. We sing music from all genres, popular to classical, choral to gospel and everything in-between.

Essentially our new MD will have:

  • Established conducting and performing experience in a variety of choral styles and settings
  • High level of musicality
  • Good musical arranging/composing skills
  • Demonstrable success in communicating vocal ensemble skills and disciplines
  • Competent pianist/accompanist (not essential).

Please click link below for the full job description and more about the choir:

Harlequins MD Job Description

Fees and expenses are negotiable.

To apply please send a CV, and supporting letter outlining how you fulfil the requirements in the Job Description/Person Specification, with two named referees (who will be contacted only on short-listing), to be sent by e-mail to

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 29 April 2016.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview and choir audition in late June/July. Further details will be provided to short-listed applicants selected for interview.

Candidates are encouraged to attend an open rehearsal in June, date tba.