Choral Director beginning 2018-19 season

 

Description:
Boston-area multi-generational community chorus with focus on social justice and Yiddish/Jewish culture seeks experienced choral director, beginning in the 2018-19 season, with a commitment to high quality performances and a fun and uplifting experience for all members.
A Besere Velt (A Better World) is a lively 60-70 member community chorus that has been the musical face of Boston Workmen’s Circle in the local music scene over the last 20 years. The chorus has performed its own thematic concerts and collaborated with established professional artists from a variety of musical backgrounds. Click here for example
Boston Workmen’s Circle (BWC) is a community of 500 members that offers a spiritual home for secular Jewish life, a voice for progressive Jewish values, inclusivity, and social change, and an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture. 

Qualifications:
The part-time chorus director position entails:
• Enthusiastic commitment to a choral repertoire focused primarily on social justice and Yiddish/Jewish culture
• Development of the musical repertoire for each season
• Planning and leading approximately 2 rehearsals per month on Saturday afternoons
• Ability to work with people who have a wide variety of singing abilities
• Arranging tunes as needed for choral performance
• Producing or overseeing production of digital recordings for practice
• Development of one major chorus concert per year in cooperation with a committee of chorus members, as well as smaller musical events
• Assist in identifying performance opportunities
• Consulting with BWC leadership to plan chorus activities in the larger context of the BWC community
 
How To Apply:
Applicants are encouraged to reply as soon as possible.
Please send letter of inquiry and CV with the subject 'ABV choral director' to:
Bob Follansbee, bobmoshe@gmail.com
Boston Workmen’s Circle is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Apply by:   Applications accepted on a rolling basis
 
Salary:   Salary is negotiable based on experience.
 
About this Organization:
BWC is a community and spiritual community that emphasizes progressive Jewish values and social change and offers an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture.