Become a Choir Leader
Would you like to join our Show Choir Family?
We are looking for individuals with a wealth of vocal experience, both teaching and performing, to lead our Community and Workplace choirs. The ideal candidate must have a strong grounding in vocal technique. The ability to play piano is preferable but not essential
Conducting experience is desired, but not necessary; we will provide training and can adapt this to meet candidate criteria.
What we expect from you
To lead weekly 2-hour community choir rehearsals of a minimum of 20 singers in your local area. There will be the additional option to lead more Community and/or Workplace Choirs within your area, should you wish. We will support you in the launch of your choir, and every step along the way. However, we do expect you to be active in the expansion of your group.
Access to a car is not essential but we will need to know how you plan to travel to you choir venue, and transport your equipment and supplies.
You will need to pass a DBS check before starting your choir and complete both Adult and Child safeguarding courses online, through us.
It is preferable, but not essential, that you are able to play piano and are able to read sheet music.
You will be expected to source 3x concerts or events for your choirs locally each year.
We ask that you are willing to work as part of a greater musical experience, delivering high quality sessions for your participants.
What you can expect from us:
This role is offered to you on a freelance basis only; it is not a franchise. This means that we do not charge you any upfront or continuing fees.
We will pay for each weekly community rehearsal; we expect you to run a 2 hour rehearsal and spend 3 hours a week on administrative tasks, social media and marketing, which will enable you to grow your choir. You can earn more as your group grows or by leading multiple community and workplace choirs in your area.
We will cover the costs of all rehearsal and concert venues, promotional materials etc. needed to run your choirs
We will provide you with:
• posters and flyers as you need them, you can work with our creative media team to tailor posters etc for your needs.
• all music, recordings of parts, plus a schedule for all massed events.
• the opportunity to perform at and host massed concerts throughout the year.
• support for you in the managing of your choir(s) including data protection, safeguarding, health and safety, PR and marketing provision.
• access to an operations manual and online resources.
What happens next
To start your journey with The People’s Show Choirs please fill in the form below.
Induction Dates – 2 step process
You will be given a time slot on Wednesday 8th January to meet with our Choral Director, where she will ask you to perform:
• 2 prepared vocal pieces; 1 accompanied and 1 unaccompanied
• 1 prepared piano piece (minimum Grade 5 standard)
• Sight-reading for both voice and piano.
You will also discuss various vocal stylings, technique and appropriate teaching methods in large groups of non-musicians, as well as demonstrating an understanding in how to best approach mixed ability choral groups.
Practical aptitude test with a choir:
Wednesday 8th January 6pm – 8pm at West Bromwich Town Hall, Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8AY.
14th and 15th January from 10am – 4pm
at West Bromwich Town Hall,
Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8AY.