ACCOMPANIST VACANCY - CLOSING DATE 30/11/2021
Llantrisant Male Choir wish to appoint a dedicated, passionate and skilled accompanist, who enjoys working with community choirs and who is seeking a long-term position.
Established over 100 years ago, within the historic hilltop town of Llantrisant, the Llantrisant Male Choir is one of the oldest and best-known traditional Welsh male voice choirs. We have a rich history and glorious sound, synonymous with our distinctive Welsh culture, and a heritage full of traditions, legends, music and song.
Applicants will be required to:
– Attend weekly rehearsals on a Monday evening, 7.30pm – 9.00pm, at Llantrisant Workingmen’s Club, 19 Swan Street, Llantrisant, CF72 8ED.
– Produce high standards of playing at rehearsals, concerts, weddings, corporate functions, and other events (performances are shared with our Wednesday evening accompanist).
– Sight-read often complex accompaniments.
– Provide own transport to and from rehearsals and local performances (a bus will be provided for the choir and music team to travel together to performances further afield, leaving from a meeting point local to the rehearsal venue).
Past experience is preferable, though not essential, as we are keen to find a person who is ‘the right fit’ for the choir, which may well mean that this is a first appointment as an accompanist.
The ability to lead sectional rehearsals, and if necessary, lead rehearsals from the piano, would be preferred though not essential.
It is also important to us that the successful candidate enjoys being part of a music team who actively work together to improve performance and attain the gold standard set by male voice choirs across Wales.
As a choir, we have a strong tradition of enjoying social time together, including the all-important ‘afterglow’, where the choir and music team often let their hair down together after a performance, with a sing-song and refreshments in an appointed venue.
Candidates who enjoy this aspect of association with a community choir will get the most out of this position and will experience first-hand the camaraderie for which Welsh male voice choirs are renowned.
A CV, with two references (one or more professional) can be sent to Ted Tidman, Choir Chairman at email@example.com
Applications close on Tuesday, 30th November at 3.00pm, with an audition and interview process of shortlisted candidates commencing thereafter.
The successful candidate will be expected to start on Monday, 10th January, 2022.
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llantrisant male choir
Côr Meibion Llantrisant
Established in 1898, I am proud to say we are one of the oldest traditional Welsh Male Voice Choirs with a rich heritage and old-fashioned values that have held us in good stead throughout the decades and which still shape how we do business today.
It is therefore my pleasure to warmly welcome you to our website. I hope you find the information you are looking for and that you find it interesting and useful if you are a client thinking of booking us for your event or perhaps a prospective new chorister thinking of joining us.
On behalf of our Management committee, the music team and all members and officers of the choir, I wish you the absolute best with your plans which I hope you will consider our choir being a part of.
Please do contact me by phone, email or by submitting our on-line contact form. Whichever way you choose, you can be sure of a prompt response and my personal attention throughout. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you soon!
With my very best wishes … Ted
Mob: 07971 931576
More than 100 years ago within the historic hilltop town of Llantrisant, the Llantrisant Male Choir was founded. We’re proud to say we’re one of the oldest and best-known traditional Welsh male choirs with a rich history and a glorious sound synonymous with our distinctive Welsh culture and a heritage full of traditions, legends, music and song. Our location remains at the heart of the Llantrisant community to this day!
Our very first concert performance can be traced back to a wax works exhibition in the town on St David’s Day 1 March 1898. We’ve been in continuous existence since, even throughout the two world wars and during this time members have performed in 11 countries as well as touring extensively across the UK.
We’re made up of men drawn from all walks of life and of all ages ranging from our most recent chorister at just 21 years of age to our most senior chorister at a magnificent 87 years of age! All with one thing in common – a passion for music, a love of singing and a desire to bring joy and happiness to audiences through our music performances. We’ve performed before royalty on several occasions and have shared the stage with famous international artists at the Royal Albert Hall, Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff and many other prestigious locations.
We’re kept busy with a variety of events throughout the year ranging from formal concert performances to community events, charity fundraisers and corporate entertainment with wedding ceremonies having become a choir speciality over the last few years taking pride in our professional appearance with a dress code to match every occasion!
THINKING OF JOINING US?
We need men of all ages to join our family of choristers to guarantee our future success and continued longevity.
Members are drawn from all walks of life, so there is bound to be someone with whom you share things in common.
So, if you’re thinking of joining a choir … look no further than the Llantrisant Male Choir!
Throughout the decades we’ve endeavoured to keep abreast of the times and changing customer requirements. Successive Musical Directors have brought renewed energy and fresh ideas to the choir with new arrangements, keeping our repertoire current and relevant. Our repertoire consists of songs carefully selected from much loved traditional Welsh hymns, the world of opera and musical theatre, spiritual and gospel music. We’ve also added several current pop songs and ballads with the new arrangements particularly suitable for wedding ceremonies.
why choose us?
Available to book for both private and corporate events, we’ll make your event one to remember!
Let us add our musical sparkle to your special day to make it an occasion you and your guests will never forget!
Our formal concert performances are what an audience expects – traditional, professional, enjoyable and memorable!
We bring local communities together by adding a dash of old fashioned community spirit through music & song!
Sporting & team building events, seminars, conferences, formal dinners & festive fun. Let us entertain you!
what people are saying!
Don’t take our word for it … see what others have to say!
“Had an amazing time this evening with the Llantrisant Male Choir, thank you boys!’
Comrades in Arms’ was totally perfect, the diction was incredible.
Such a perfect song for Armistice Day.
You guys did a fantastic job tonight … well done!“
“Just a note to say a huge thank you for singing at our wedding in the Celtic Manor. You were absolutely amazing!
Our guests loved the surprise and are still talking about how great you were.
Something we will never forget.”
Michael & Kate
“What a night!”
“We all had a fantastic time. In my view that was the best performance concert ever put on for Letchworth!
Llantrisant’s singing was sublime; the best I’ve heard yet. Some of the songs made me smile and cry at the same time.
We had lots of thanks and congratulations on the night”.
“Major Talking Point!”
“Thank you so much for performing at our wedding at St Patrick’s church, you were loved by all of our guests and a major talking point.
We both felt very privileged to have you all with us to share the day and your performance was incredibly powerful, even the priest commented on how beautiful the arrangements were”.
Jeffrey & Rachel
Frequently Asked Questions
How do i join the choir?
Why not come along to a rehearsal and find out? No pressure and no commitment to join on the night.
Concerned about walking into a rehearsal session? Why not bring along a family member or friend for moral support. Or how about we pick you up and drop you home afterwards? It’s all part of how we look after our potential choristers.
Meet our members, see for yourself what it’s like to be a chorister. Feel free to ask about our choir, our traditions, how we’re moving forward, the commitment involved and of course, the music we sing.
Many positive benefits that will come your way as a choir member!
How do I book you for our wedding?
We know your wedding day is the most important day of your lives and we aim to make it a magical and memorable experience for you and your guests. Whether it’s a traditional church or civil ceremony, wedding service or a wedding reception … we can cater for all your needs and tailor our performance to your specific requirements.
We can sing at your ceremony as guests arrive or at the reception. We provide a pianist and choristers and will normally perform 8 songs at the ceremony or at the reception, selected by you from our varied repertoire.
The cost of the package will be based on your specific requirements.
What songs do you sing?
Singing is part of our national identity with Wales known as the land of song and considered the birthplace of traditional male voice choirs. So… we wouldn’t be a Welsh choir without singing traditional favourites such as Calon Lân , Cwm Rhondda, Myfanwy and Tydi A Roddaist.
We also perform gospel and spiritual music with songs selected from west end shows, popular music from the decades and from the current charts! Music made famous by Adele, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Robbie Williams being some we’ve developed arrangements for, and which are extremely popular at weddings.
Please take a look at our repertoire for the full listing. Why not purchase one of our CDs with lots of favourites to listen to?
If you’re thinking of Booking Us, Joining Us or have a General Enquiry please submit this on-line contact form. Alternatively, why not phone Ted Tidman or send a quick email. We aim to respond by the end of the next working day.
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Monday : 7.30pm – 9pm
Wednesday : 7.30pm – 9pm
Llantrisant Workingmen’s Club
19 – 21 Swan Street
Rhondda Cynon Taf