The Collegiate Church of St Mary and King’s High School, Warwick seek to appoint a graduate Organ Scholar & Music Assistant for the academic year 2018-2019.
This is a new and exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in developing their musical skills in a liturgical setting as well as a passion for the education and musical development of young people.
The successful candidate will work in the Music Departments of St Mary’s and King’s High, and will be fully involved in the musical life of both. The post-holder will be expected to undertake reasonable administrative duties in both institutions. It is a full-time role (King’s High term-time only), and will include duties over Christmas and Easter.
At St Mary’s, the Organ Scholar will have the opportunity to play and conduct the choirs; help to train the choristers individually or in small groups, working on sight-reading skills, musicianship, and theory; and to take part in the regular recital series, among other things.
At King’s High, the post-holder will assist in the many and varied duties of the Music Department, with a focus on accompanying soloists and ensembles. There may be further opportunities to take part in and to direct ensembles based on the post-holder’s strengths and interests.
The combined post offers a salary of £12,500 per annum, and a one-bed flat is available at subsidised rent. Bills and utilities are to be paid by the occupant.
Direct experience of Anglican liturgy is not essential, but candidates must be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church of England.
King’s High, Warwick and St Mary’s are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
For further information, please contact:
Oliver Hancock, Director of Music,
The Collegiate Church of St Mary,
Warwick, CV34 4RA
Music from both sides of the Atlantic including classical, sacred, fiddle, folk songs and show pieces
Handel, Dvorak, Anderson, Bohm, Morricone
Laurence Caldecote (Assistant Organist, All Saints', Northampton)
Admission free, retiring collection.
Mark Swinton Organ
Oliver Hancock Director
The boys, girls and gentlemen of the Choir of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, under their Director of Music, Oliver Hancock, present a concert of music by 20th- and 21st-century British composers. The programme begins and ends with music composed by Hubert Parry, as 2018 marks the centenary of his death.
I was glad C. Hubert H. Parry
A New Song James MacMillan
Faire is the Heaven William Harris
Blessed city, heavenly Salem Edward Bairstow
When Mary thro' the garden went Charles Villiers Stanford
Lo, the full final sacrifice Gerald Finzi
Hail, gladdening light Charles Wood
Seek him that maketh the seven stars Jonathan Dove
The Spirit of the Lord Edward Elgar
Three motets Charles Villiers Stanford
Blest pair of sirens C. Hubert H. Parry
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