The Broadmoor Chamber Singers (BCS), an independent community chorus rehearsing in Natick, Massachusetts, is seeking a new Musical Director. Founded in 1979, the group consists of 20-25 men and women from the Boston Metrowest area who enjoy creating a high-quality ensemble sound. See http://www.broadmoorsingers.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/BroadmoorSingers for additional information.
The Director will be responsible for preparing the chorus, through weekly rehearsals, for two concert seasons. Availability for some extra vocal coaching is a plus. There are typically 3-4 concerts (each approximately 60 minutes long) in December and again in May. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. The Musical Director position is posted until filled; rehearsals and the Director search process are both ongoing. Resumes will be screened as they come in and interviews/auditions scheduled on a rolling basis. The BCS Board will negotiate an honorarium after a successful interview/audition.
This Director should have prior choral conducting experience, good conducting skills, and the ability to work with a small ensemble of adult singers with a range of sight-reading experience. The Director should help the group continue to develop its ensemble sound and quality. A musical degree or equivalent experience is required. Candidates from Boston/Metrowest are preferred. Playing piano for rehearsal is a plus but is not required.
BCS has an accomplished accompanist for rehearsals and performances who has over ten years of experience with the group. Musical selections are varied and intended to appeal to a wide audience. The group's repertoire includes accompanied and a cappella works, sacred and secular pieces, and encompasses music from Classical through Contemporary periods. Performances also feature small group ensembles and solo pieces. Considerable latitude is afforded to the Director with regard to selection of music, though members also appreciate having a voice in proposing pieces for each season.
BCS enjoys performing at libraries, museums, performing arts centers, and retirement homes.