Author Archives: Mark Sproson

Accompanist post

Enfield Choral Society is seeking a talented rehearsal accompanist.

The role offers the opportunity to work closely with our Musical Director, Mark Sproson to help prepare the choir for an exciting repertoire of concerts.
Enfield Choral Society is a non-audition choir of around 70 members performing four concerts a year (including a Christmas Carol Concert) to a good standard. The concert programme is drawn from both the classical and modern choral repertoire.

Rehearsals take place on a Tuesday evening from 7:30pm until 9:30pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall in Enfield for around 40 weeks of the year in line with academic terms, with two additional rehearsals during concert weeks. There are also opportunities to accompany some concerts on piano and to perform solos for additional fees, by arrangement.

Enfield Choral Society’s remunerations and fees are commensurate with experience and expertise, and guided by recommendations made by Making Music and the Musicians’ Union.

We will be looking to shortlist in October and audition from 23rd October with a view to the role commencing in late November 2018.

Please note the closing date for this post has now passed and no further applications are being accepted.

Please find a Role Description document and Application Form below

ECS accompanist Job Description

ECS accompanist Application Form

CUTS in Elijah

Here’s the complete list of cuts we are making on June 23rd; Part 1 The end of no.7 (“On Cherith’s brook”), no.8 and no.9 are cut (pages 38-53). The chorus in no.12 (“Hear our cry”) is cut (pages 68-69) – we will join the recits either side together. Part 2 No.29 (“He, watching over Israel”)Continue Reading

Elijah schedule part 2

Here are the movements we’ll be looking at for the remainder of the rehearsals; 22nd May 1-2, 5-7, 19-20, 28 and 38 29th May 10-13, 16, 28, 32-36 UPDATE – we’ll also look at 42 5th June 22-24, 32-36, 38, 42 12th June All movements in Part 1 19th June All movements in Part 2

Russian pronunciation

Dear all, For those of you who don’t have the Russian Pronunciation section in the back of your scores, here’s a scanned version; Russian_Pronunciation There’s a lot on there that might just confuse you, but the important bit is to look at the two tables “Vowels” and “Consonants”. Ignore the “Church Slavonic” column – theContinue Reading

Running order for G&S

Buon’ giorno, signorine (red book p20) Take a pair of sparkling eyes (red book p161) HMS Pinafore: We sail the ocean blue (TB) My gallant crew, good morning (Mike, TB) Sorry her lot who loves too well (solo) Now give three cheers (solos, SATB) When I was a lad (solo, SATB) Never mind the whyContinue Reading

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