The Woodside Singers is an association of up to 40 amateur singers governed by a constitution and run by a committee elected from the choir members. They sing a wide variety of four-part music, generally to piano accompaniment, “from Bach to the Beatles”. Pictures and other details can be found on the website www.woodsidesingers.co.uk
Admission to membership of the choir is without audition but by mutual agreement guided by the Chair and Conductor and the precepts of the constitution. The Choir rehearse on Monday evenings during school term time from 7.30pm to 9pm, with possible additional rehearsal(s) if needed. There are typically four concerts at Christmas and
perhaps a couple at other times of the year.
The present (Spring 2019) termly fee for our conductor is £450 which figure is proposed by the committee, ratified by an AGM of the members of the choir in July and revised in line with inflation each year. There may be a very limited scope for negotiation on this figure.
Our Conductor rehearses the choir over each approximately ten-week term to a standard ready for concert performance(s) towards the end of each term or otherwise as appropriate for the programme. He or she is a member of the sub-committee which recommends suitable music for performance, which recommendations are ratified or modified by the choir committee.
Performances are generally conducted by our conductor though this may vary when additional help is provided, such as by an orchestra. The conductor has the responsibility for choosing soloists, whether from the membership of the choir or externally if funds allow. He or she also advises and assists in developing the abilities of the choir and its members.
Candidates may be invited to interview by the committee Chair and two members of the committee. Up to two candidates may be chosen to take the choir for part of a rehearsal as a trial. The final approval of a candidate rests with the committee.
Interested parties should apply by Friday 14th June 2019 to the Secretary – Mr M F Hutton by telephone to 02380 812292 or e-mail to email@example.com quoting contact details including a telephone number and anything else you consider relevant.