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September 23rd, 2016 - A vacancy exists for a full time Choral Director from January 2017
A vacancy exists for a full time Choral Director from January 2017



We seek to appoint an outstanding Choral Director to work with us as we expand our Singing Programme in Wakefield and the surrounding area.

The position is suitable for an ambitious and creative musician with exceptional gifts in working with young voices and a desire to achieve the highest possible standards within an internationally recognised choral programme.

The Diocese of Leeds has the largest church programme of choral music for young people in the United Kingdom. In total it maintains 55 choirs comprising some 2800 children meeting weekly. There are 43 school choirs, five boys' choirs, five girls' choirs, three mixed children’s choirs, two youth choirs, three university choirs, a choir school and an adult choir.

There are two main elements to the system: auditioned choirs for boys and girls and the Diocesan Schools Singing Programme. These two areas of work are complementary and the musical and educational rewards flow into the schools and the liturgical life of the Diocese.

The Music Department consists of the Diocesan Director of Music, the Director of the Schools Singing Programme, the Director of the Choir School, the Cathedral Organist and Director of the Organists Training Programme, three full-time Choral Directors, the Department Administrator, two Organ Scholars and a Choral Conducting Scholar.

The Schools Singing Programme is a substantial and ambitious project, begun in 2003 in Bradford and now reaches across the Diocese. Our Choral Directors provide inspirational and demanding choral provision to the schools and auditioned choirs, achieving extremely high standards.

Starting salary £21,700 (pay scale rises to £27,000) plus full pension package.

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