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Autumn 2021 Composers of Royalty

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Accompanist and Assistant Music Director (one role)

We are searching for our new Accompanist and Assistant Music Director to take our music making to the next level. If you're an experienced accompanist, or perhaps a graduate who is a great keyboard player and loves choir-training, this could be the role for you. We are looking for someone who can work alongside, collaboratively with our MD, Laurence as we continue to expand the exciting musical offering our 100 strong choir is making.


Job Specification – Accompanist and Assistant Music Director

● Accompany the choir at regular weekly rehearsals

● Lead sectional rehearsals when required

● Deputise at rehearsals in MD’s absence

● Accompany the choir at concerts when required

● Liaise with MD on a regular basis

● Liaise with stand-in accompanist as required

● Liaise with EGCS Chair as required


Person Specification Essential skills/qualities

● Excellent keyboard skills (piano)

● Experience as rehearsal pianist

● Ability to read (open) score parts fluently

● Experience of leading sectionals/rehearsals

● Ability to motivate choir members/amateur singers

● Ability to inform on basic vocal technique

● Familiarity with choral repertoire, both sacred and secular, varying genres

● Reliability & Punctuality

● Tact and Diplomacy

● Friendly demeanour

● Ability to stay calm under pressure

● Ability to maintain a sense of humour in all situations


Desirable skills/qualities

● Proficiency as an organist for concerts

● Ability to transpose down a semitone to baroque pitch (we stress this is desirable, but not essential)

● Ability to collaborate with MD regarding concert repertoire

● Some experience of conducting performances

● Good communication skills Remuneration

● Weekly rehearsals attract a fee of £100 – £125 based on relevant experience

● Deputising for the MD at a rehearsal attracts a fee of £150

● Concert engagements will attract additional fees

● Remuneration is reviewed annually

Interested in applying?

See our full job specification by clicking here.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you might be suitable for this role to the Secretary, Judi De Lang at

For an informal discussion about the post, or if you have any futher questions, please contact the chair, Janet Cole, at

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