Heritage Chorale

P.O. Box 1335
Framingham, MA 01701
heritagechorale.org
conductor@heritagechorale.org

Date Posted:
August 11, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Part-Time

Music Director

Description:

Heritage Chorale, a highly-regarded SATB adult chorus of about 80 members based in Framingham, Massachusetts, is seeking a Music Director & Conductor to begin rehearsals in September 2020. We are an auditioned chorus of talented amateur singers from MetroWest dedicated to performance of fine choral music. Rehearsals, with a professional accompanist/assistant conductor, are held weekly from September to May to prepare for three concerts a year (late fall, mid-winter, late spring). Two concerts feature classical repertoire and one is based on a range of popular, folk, Broadway, or jazz genres. Our chorale has enjoyed highly capable artistic leadership in its 80-year history and seeks a conductor with vision and inspiration to continue our reputation for artistic excellence. The Chorale offers competitive compensation. More information is available at our website: www.heritagechorale.org.

Qualifications:
• A degree in music, including keyboard proficiency• Experience in choral conducting of auditioned adult choirs• Knowledge of a wide variety of repertoire• Ability to conduct effective rehearsals, expecting excellence but with a light touch• Knowledge of Boston music organizations with whom the Chorale could collaborate and for soloist and instrumentalist recruitment• Public speaking experience, as needed, e.g., to introduce music selections in performance• Willingness to work with, the Chorale’s Board of Directors and the Program Committee
How To Apply:

Please send a current résumé, together with samples of recent concert programs and, if available, CDs of performances to:

Kathy Duckett

Chair, Search Committee

Heritage Chorale

23 Ponderosa Drive

Townsend, MA 01469

Email: conductor@heritagechorale.org

Apply by:
October 06, 2019
Salary:
$23,000 - $25,000/year
About this Organization:
The Heritage Chorale celebrates its 82nd season in 2018-2019. Originally named the Framingham Choral Society, the Chorale was founded in the fall of 1937 by a small group of Framingham residents. Ever since, except for a brief time during World War II, the Chorale has rehearsed and performed in Framingham and nearby communities. The Chorale currently has 80 members and performs 3 concerts a year. During its long history, the Chorale has performed a wide range of both classical and contemporary choral works. Most recently, the Chorale has presented works of contemporary composers Daniel Pinkham, Morten Lauridsen, and Randall Thompson, as well as the magnificent music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, and Brahms. In February 1988, the Chorale began an annual production of lighter musical fare – a Pops-style program – often designed around themes and with popular pieces from opera, movies, and musical theater. The mission of the Heritage Chorale is to perform a wide variety of high-quality choral music and inspire in ourselves and our audience a greater love and understanding of music. We are committed to enriching the lives of singers, audiences, and our communities through education, performance and collaboration.