Organist / Assistant Director of Music, St Alphege Parish Church, Solihull

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Church Hill Rd, Solihull
£11,600 pa, plus fees from weddings, funerals, teaching and accompanying

A wonderful opportunity has arisen to join this busy town-centre parish church with a thriving choral tradition and a variety of styles of worship. We enjoy a successful musical and a growing Christian outreach programme. We are seeking an Organist / Assistant Director of Music to join our team from April 2020 (or a mutually agreed date to fit with existing commitments).

Indicative hours – 11 hours per week (taking into consideration busier and slacker times of the Church’s year).

  • Sunday – 6
  • Friday – 2
  • Festivals and midweek services – 2 (averaged over year)
  • Administration and practice – 1

The role will include:

  • Providing accompaniments to regular services at St Alphege on Sundays, at festivals and midweek services
  • Providing voluntaries for services
  • Rehearsing sections of the choir on a regular basis on Friday evenings
  • Occasional conducting of the choir in the absence of the Director of Music or as agreed
  • Providing accompaniment to the choir on tours to English cathedrals and abroad
  • Providing accompaniments and solo repertoire for CDs and concerts
  • Contributing to training of younger choristers for RSCM and ABRSM examinations
  • Organising organ recitals for the successful recital programme on the fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Working collaboratively with the Director of Music to produce music lists, recitals, outreach concerts and music festivals
  • Working with and teaching an Organ Scholar
  • Advising on maintenance and development of the organ

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold ARCO or equivalent qualification (or be capable of playing to ARCO standard).
  • Have experience of working in the English choral tradition.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to work with children and adults towards excellence in musical standards
  • Be subject to an enhanced DBS check