The Handful is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director, appointment to commence in September 2021.
The choir has an enviable reputation as a high quality, versatile choir of 20–25 auditioned singers. Founded in 2002 by a small group of experienced musicians, the choir has grown in size and stature under the direction of award-winning conductor, Christopher Finch (since 2005). Performances range from a cappella concerts to larger-scale works with chamber orchestra, and repertoire from the 16th to the 21st Century: sacred and secular, serious and light. The choir collaborates with some of the region’s best instrumentalists and singers, and has also toured abroad, recently to Ireland and Italy.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in Bath, and the choir normally performs 3 or 4 concerts each season.
The closing date for applications is Friday 30 April 2021.
Auditions/interviews will be held in Bath on the evenings of Tuesday 29 June and Tuesday 6 July.
For further information including information about the choir, a full job description and details on how to apply, please go to our Vacancies page.
We were very lucky during a few months of 2020 to be able to meet to rehearse, even if the timing of lockdowns meant we couldn't perform.
While singing 2 metres away from anyone else isn't for everyone, we found that it was a great way to concentrate the mind and build our confidence in our abilities as stand-alone singers (literally). We managed to live-stream rehearsals on Facebook for those members who couldn't join us in person, ensuring that everyone in the choir felt included during this strange time. We are now back in lockdown and rehearsing via the inadequate medium of various platforms that don't allow for harmonised singing! However, it's good to see everyone's faces and discover new repertoire.
We can't wait to rehearse in person again once we're allowed to gather. And we are able to perform again in June - Alleluia! Live music has never been more important to people than now!