Our Choir is seeking an Artistic Director
Margaret’s Choir is seeking an Artistic Director (AD), in preparation for a Fall season that begins September 2021.
Margaret’s Choir (MC) is one of the largest a non-auditioning community choirs in Winnipeg, Manitoba. MC meets weekly, Sunday afternoons, to prepare a repertoire for two benefit concerts, one in December and the other in May. The AD will develop a repertoire appropriate to the abilities of the Choir and the theme of each concert.
The AD will plan the musical aspects of each concert, including making recommendations for guest artists and accompanying musicians, and interacting with and directing these artists in their performance of the music during rehearsals and concerts.
Specifics regarding the AD role within MC and renumeration can be provided to those professing some interest in the position.
To apply, please email a statement of interest to Leonard Greenwood, Chair of Margaret’s Choir at LeonardMChoir@gmail.com
Those interested are encouraged to view our website MargaretsChoir.ca and view some of the material audiences have posted on YouTube
The position remains open until a suitable candidate has been found.
Relevant Background to MC
MC, formerly Spirit’s Call Choir, an “Exploration of the Self” workshop with Margaret Tobin and Dorothy Becker sponsored by U of M Counselling Centre in 2000. Nine people who thought they couldn’t sing found their voices and formed a choir under the volunteer leadership of Margaret Tobin. Since then, the choir has become a musical home for both those who have been told or believed they could not sing, as well as for novice to accomplished singers and musicians who love to “Sing for the Joy” of doing so. The choir has evolved an ability to support those local charities consistent with the fundamental mission, vision and values of Margaret’s Choir, through fund-raising concerts. To date, MC has raised in excess of $250,000.
MC sings for personal, choral and global harmony. Through voice and action, members are enriched, and collectively contribute to the lives of other choir members (the choral family), of our community and others throughout the world.
Acceptance of diversity, compassion, continuous improvement, creativity, empathy, helping others, respect for human dignity, inclusiveness, joy, justice, leadership, positive attitude, and respect.
Our Choir Community
Margaret’s Choir is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all who want to sing, whatever their experience. Essential aspects of choir culture include creating a climate of safety for individual vocal expression and discovery, facilitating group cohesion and conveying musical knowledge in a way that is accepting, encouraging, empowering and joyful.
Previous Choir Directors: Jeremy Vallance, Nathan Poole, Vanessa Nowostawski.