Grey College Choir will be auditioning the roles of Director of Music and Assistant Director of Music at our AGM on Monday 10th June.
Deadline for applications is Saturday 8th June at 11pm. These are both positions with Scholarships awards of £300 for the Director of Music, and £200 for the Assistant Director.
The Director of Music conducts and manages rehearsals as well as selecting the choir’s repertoire. With the President(s), they oversee the organisation and smooth-running of the Choir.
The Assistant Director of Music assists the director in selecting repertoire and accompanies the choir on the piano in rehearsal and performances. Good sight reading skills are required; proficiency in playing the organ is by no means required but desirable.
About the Choir
Grey Choir is a non-auditioned chapel choir, the largest of its kind in the university with around 30-50 regular singers. We are the largest college choir. In 2018, Grey Choir was awarded Society of the Year at Grey JCR President’s Guest Night, and the Grey in the Community Challenge Award earlier this year for our work with elderly residents in the community. We are proud of our achievements and seek a Director and Assistant Director of Music who will uphold and advance our reputation.
As a chapel choir, we are required to sing sacred music at appropriate times, such as Evensong, memorial services, Christmas etc. The choir is also committed to singing classical music and contemporary repertoire when appropriate. We hold regular concerts throughout the year, including Evensong in Durham Cathedral, a carol service at St Oswald’s Church and a summer talent showcase at the Tunstall Chapel, University College.
The choir has a very big social element with a very strong community of members. This manifests itself in various socials throughout the year through events including an annual dinner, and a Tour which takes place after the exam season. We have previously toured Edinburgh, and are going to Liverpool and Chester at the end of June.
If you would like to apply for the role or would like any more information, please email [email protected].