Leader

Marlborough Concert Orchestra (MCO) seeks new leader.

Based in Marlborough, Wiltshire, the MCO has about 35 core members and rehearses at Christchurch, New Road from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings from September to July presenting three concerts a year in St Mary’s Church in the town.

We wish to engage a leader who is an experienced violinist (ideally with a music degree or performance qualification), familiar with a wide range of classical and popular orchestral music, and able to establish a good working relationship with players of mixed age and ability (Grade 6+). 

We would look to the Leader to inspirationally lead the orchestra, advise strings on technical issues /bowing, take sectional rehearsals and play solos as required by the programme.  They will be part of the Programming Committee.  A modest remuneration will be offered.

A full role description is available from Sarah Till Vattier on tillvattier@yahoo.co.uk or tel. 07515 880930.  If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to Sarah by 31 July.  

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to play with the full orchestra, take a string sectional (15 mins), play a short solo and attend a brief interview.   Due to the current circumstances we do not know when this will take place except that it will be on a Tuesday evening between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in Christchurch, Marlborough hopefully in September/October.  We aim to have the new leader in place to start on 5th January 2021.