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Choral Vacancies

Choral Vacancies

Is your choir looking for a music director, accompanist or more singers?

NZCF can help in a number of ways:

  • Paid advertising on our website under this section in eBreve
  • Concert and Events listings for member choirs (list your event)
  • Our 'Find-a-Choir' facility on our home page which is connected to your choir's own online profile: a good reason to keep it updated
  • Download information about remuneration for choir directors

Advertisements for vacancies for choir directors, or other key roles, may be placed here for up to three months at a cost of $85 (NZCF member choirs) or $170 (non-members) - this includes up to three insertions in our monthly NZCF eBreve newsletter.  See Advertising for more information or contact office@nzcf.org.nz to place an advertisement.

 

Academy Tim Colour  CroppedSeeking More Tenors - Aotearoa New Zealand Academy Choir

Our national training choir of ages 15-25 years would like to recruit 4-5 more tenors to join our choir for the rest of this year.

We will be meeting in Christchurch 23-26 April, 10-13 July in Auckland and 4-6 October in Wellington. More about our choir can be found here: Aotearoa New Zealand Academy Choir (nzacademychoir.com)

We have online live 15-minute auditions available TUESDAY 9 APRIL 10-11.30am & 1-2.30pm, and THURSDAY 11 APRIL 7-8.30pm. Singers can email projects@choirsnz.co.nz to book an audition time.

To audition, singers need to sing a song of their own choice and will be taken through some vocal exercises with our Music Directors. Aku mihi!

Harbour   Voices   LogoInterim Musical Director - Harbour Voices

Are you looking for a new challenge? Harbour Voices Choir, based in Takapuna, Auckland, is looking for an interim Musical Director to cover the winter season from 1 May 2024 and culminating in a concert on Sunday 11 August 2024.

The choir is an SATB auditioned choir with over 50 members. We are a hard working, but fun group of individuals with age ranges from late teens to eighties. Our choir is enthusiastic about a wide range of music and welcome the challenge of new works and the vocal training required for our concerts - the quality of our performance matters to us! We traditionally perform a varied repertoire: from Fauré's "Requiem" to lighter musical classics. Our August concert tends to have lighter music, but the world is your oyster, you pick the music and then bring it to life through Harbour Voices Choir.

In addition to our August concert, we have a long standing commitment to singing in Auckland Symphony Orchestra's "The Last Night of the Proms". This year the concerts are on 22 and 23 June 2024. Usually the ASO engages a conductor who will conduct the choir in performance, however, your assistance would be required in rehearsing and preparing the choir, as well as supporting during the concerts.

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings 7.30pm - 9.45pm at St Georges Presbyterian Church, Takapuna.

Please send your CV to Harbour Voices Chair: Bron Roberts at bts3@xtra.co.nz.

Castorways  BlueSeeking Bass - Castorways

Castorways is looking for another bass!

Castorways is an Auckland-based 11-voice vocal ensemble that sings a wide range of music but with a particular focus on jazz, spirituals, music theatre, and contemporary arrangements of rock and pop music (although we also sing classical repertoire). 

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Epsom but only once every 3 weeks to avoid being over-committed, particularly for those of us that are also involved in other groups. We are a fun group with an emphasis of the enjoyment of singing together, making great music, and singing the music that we want to sing. There is no single director - all members of the group participate in deciding what we sing and how we sing (and whether we sing!). 

We are currently looking for another bass to augment our group and would be keen to hear from anyone who would like to audition. You would need to be a competent sight-reader and have experience singing in small ensembles. Enquires please to Ken Leech at ken.leech@gmail.com or 021 241 1522.

Stratford   SingersMusical Director - Stratford Singers

Stratford Singers is a community choir with about 20 members singing four part harmony. We have our own clubrooms in Stratford and a brilliant accompanist, Claudia Bluett. Our annual fixtures are a winter variety concert, a Christmas concert in Stratford and a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Eltham. We also sing on other occasions.

We love performing in combined concerts with other choirs and having other musicians join us to enhance our performances. We have an active and experienced committee. Our financial position is secure and we are successful in obtaining grants to fund our performances.

All aspects of the musical director's job description can be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the right person.

You will:

  • Be passionate about choral music
  • Have energy and enthusiasm to improve our singing and performances
  • Lead all choir practices and performances
  • Liaise with the president, accompanist and committee regarding selection and programming of choral music
  • Liaise with other choirs' musical directors and other musicians for combined performances
  • Report to the membership at the Annual General Meeting

Please apply to our president, Jennie Cameron at camsrus@xtra.co.nz or 021 179 8344.

Mb  Choir  2020Seeking New Members - Musica Balkanica

Are you looking for a new musical challenge? We are looking for new members!

The Christchurch choir Musica Balkanica is an amateur a cappella choir, formed in 2004 by enthusiastic singers from the Balkan region and New Zealand. 

Our primary aim is to celebrate and "spread the joy" of the wonderful and large musical heritage of the Balkans, in both sacred and folk genres.

We perform sacred pieces, from Eastern Orthodox tradition (many from the Divine Liturgy), dating from Byzantine times to last century. Our folk repertoire covers the whole range, from wistful love songs and patriotic laments to drinking songs and frantic village dances.

We perform 3 concerts annually which are universally well received.

Now we are seeking new members.  

If you are interested in singing great traditional songs, with magnificent four-part harmonies, please sit in on one of our rehearsals - no commitments! 

We provide complete learning material and lots of help with pronunciation.

Rehearsals: Monday evenings, at 7:00, for 2 hours. Held in the Tui Room, St Barnabas Anglican Church, Cnr Fendalton Rd & Tui St, Fendalton, Christchurch.

Please contact Andrew Deyell 027 249-3749 or andrew@andrewdeyell.com

Nzcf  Auckland   Treasurer  AdvertTreasurer - NZCF Auckland

NZCF Auckland Region are looking for their next Treasurer.  Do you have an interest or experience with accounts and a passion for helping to grow NZCF and local choral communities?  You will be working with the Auckland Regional Committee with the support of the NZCF Finance and Membership Manager.  This volunteer role is critical to ensuring regional activities are well supported, as well as ensuring financial compliance.

Please send an expression of interest and personal profile to Finance and Membership Manager Ann Gibbard: ann.gibbard@nzcf.org.nz.