Joining Moorland Voices
Application deadline: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Moorland Voices is an SATB choir of about 30 singers who have been singing locally in Staffordshire and further afield for nine years. Our previous journeys have taken us to South Africa, The Netherlands and Norfolk.
With three musical directors, our attitude to style and choice of music has been as diverse as the singers themselves. Our repertoire includes sacred, gospel, jazz, British and African folk, as well as classical and works by living composers. Our standards are high, and having hosted four very successful workshops for local singers, we feel truly embedded into the Staffordshire music scene.
Our two principal directors are retiring from their duties, so we are looking for a replacement, ideally following our ethos of shared responsibility and cooperation. This has meant in the past that different directors conduct different pieces, contributing to the singing at other times. We appreciate that this may not be orthodox and we are willing to consider alternatives, but we are a group of friends whose choir is unique and it is important to us that that the feeling of friendship and co-operation continues. It is the very essence of Moorland Voices.
We are solvent and willing to pay for experienced choral direction. We have our own piano and employ a talented local accompanist, Mark Goodhew, for rehearsal and performance.
We meet on Tuesdays at 8pm, mostly in Freehay village hall, but on the first Tuesday of each month we meet instead in Great Bridgeford near Stafford, since our membership covers the south of the county as well as Staffordshire Moorlands. We normally aim for three concerts a year, including for charitable causes, plus occasional wedding bookings and an informal evening of Christmas carols in a local pub.