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Leader sought for top Yorkshire community choir

One of Yorkshire’s leading community choirs is seeking a musician to lead its growing group of singers.

Rock Up and Sing! needs a new choir leader who can help its members develop their skills and continue to impress audiences at regular concerts.

Rhiannon Gayle, who established Rock Up and Sing! in 2009, now leads six choirs with more than 400 members. She is already supported by conductor Andrew Matthews, who runs one of the choirs in Harrogate, and is now looking for another conductor to lead the group in Skipton.

Rhiannon said:

With almost 100 members, and having been founded six years ago, the Skipton choir is very well established.

Many of the choir members have been with us since the beginning, but we also regularly attract new members who fit in very well with the existing group. We’re now looking for an experienced singing teacher or musician who can help the group to develop even further.

The choir members in Skipton are absolutely wonderful and full of enthusiasm no matter what challenges they face. They sing well together, and the atmosphere at rehearsals is always friendly and welcoming.

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, and we try to do at least a couple of concerts and events every year so the choir members can prepare and perform together. The new choir leader needs to have great people skills, real commitment and a tremendous sense of humour.

Rhiannon Gayle

Rock Up and Sing! has previously performed at prestigious venues including Harrogate International Centre and Ripon Cathedral.

Members have twice recorded albums at Abbey Road Studios, while international concerts have seen them travel to New York and Prague, with a trip to Budapest planned for this autumn.

Anyone interested in the paid role can email or call 01423 508500 for more details.


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