Musical Director Application Form

Information and Online Application

Mansfield Choral Society is looking for a Musical Director who is an experienced conductor with an infectious enthusiasm for choral repertoire spanning a wide variety of genres.

MCS was formed in 1973, and prides itself on the warmth and friendliness of its welcome. There are no auditions, and the membership consists of a wide variety of voices, ages and abilities.  Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7.15-9.00pm, along with two Saturday morning ‘study sessions’ each term.  An experienced accompanist and an Assistant Director are in post.  Concerts are usually held three times a year. Past concerts have included Britten St Nicolas, Purcell Dido & Aeneas, Elgar The Music Makers, Haydn Creation and Folksongs from Britain and Ireland, in venues that include Southwell Minster and Nottingham's Albert Hall.  Collaborations with other local societies enable us to use both larger venues and orchestras.

Our aim is to keep extending our technical abilities so that our performances continue to improve, along with our reputation. We do attract new members every year and our concerts are well supported.  Applicants should have experience of directing large choirs, and preferably some experience of orchestral conducting as well.  An attractive remuneration package is available.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28th February 2022 and interviews will be held on Saturday March 5th followed by an audition with the choir itself on the evening of Thursday 10th March.

Look around the website for more information about many aspects of MCS, including past concerts.


Principal duties expected of the Music Director are:

  • To effect the musical training of the choir in such works chosen by the M.D. with the agreement of the choir.
  • To conduct the choir and other performers at concerts.
  • To ensure that the highest possible musical standards are achieved both at rehearsals and concerts.
  • To audition soloists from within the choir for any performance and to make recommendations to the Committee in the light of such auditions.
  • To make recommendations to the Committee for the engagement of soloists and other performers needed for concerts, and to audition them if necessary.
  • To lead the Music Committee.
  • Other duties will be augmented and detailed in an agreed Job Description between the successful candidate and Mansfield Choral Society.


Please fill out the application form below.

Please upload any other documents below to support your application.

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