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 firstname.lastname@example.org to place an advertisement.
Second Bass - Castorways
Castorways is looking for a 2nd 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 a 2nd 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 email@example.com or 021 241 1522.
Musical Director - Sitting Room Singers
The Sitting Room Singers (SRS) are looking for a new musical director to join us from early 2024 onwards.
SRS is a mixed, auditioned a cappella community choir based in Auckland, comprising approximately 25-30 singers. We rehearse in Epsom on Mondays from 7-9pm and usually perform three main concerts per year.
We are a bunch of friendly, quirky people from all walks of life who enjoy making good music and socialising in a creative and supportive environment. Officially we formed in 2020 but as a group we have deep roots; many of us have sung together for over 12 years. Our song selection is diverse – we sing jazz, pop, oldies, ballads, musical theatre, madrigals and more. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our repertoire, our high level of musicianship, and our ability to tackle complex arrangements.
We are on the hunt for a passionate Musical Director who can grow with us and push us to exciting new heights, including competing in the World Choir Games in July 2024 and beyond! The ideal candidate will have a solid musical background, experience working with singers, good time management, and be a strong communicator. Our choir is run by a dedicated committee who will support and work alongside the MD.
To learn more about the position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 December 2023 and we’ll be in touch. If you have missed this deadline but are interested, please make contact. We look forward to hearing from you!
Treasurer - 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: email@example.com.
Seeking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Director - Women in Harmony
Women in Harmony, a 3-part a capella community choir based in Christchurch, is seeking a new choir director from February 2024.
We are a women's choir with around 20 members of all ages and walks of life who come together to share our love of music through singing. Our broad repertoire includes world, folk and popular music. We have performed at folk clubs, rest homes and community events.
We would love a choir director who can:
- Source and arrange songs in 3-part harmony (soprano, alto, tenor), with a focus on world music and waiata
- Record voice files in each part for learning
- Lead weekly practices in primary school terms at Kohinga St Albans Community Centre: Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm
- Design and lead performances
You would be supported by our administration committee, who manage the choir fees, hire the venue, make payments to the director etc.
Further information and an application form are available on our website https://womeninharmony.wordpress.com/ or please email us at email@example.com.
Piano Rehearsal Accompanist - Edgecumbe Choir
The Edgecumbe Choir is seeking an experienced and committed piano rehearsal accompanist on a professional contract basis for rehearsals leading up to the 3 concerts performed each year.
The accompanist would be required to commit to 2 hour Thursday evening rehearsals (7pm to 9pm).
Preferred piano playing level is Diploma in Music Performance or equivalent level of competence.
The rehearsal accompanist will work closely with our Musical Director, Chalium Poppy.
Choir rehearsals will start in the first week of February 2024. Rehearsals are held at the Church of St George & St John, 30 Domain Road, Whakatane.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or request further information.