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HCO concert in St Giles conducted by James Keirle

The Holborn Community Orchestra are seeking a new Conductor

Holborn Community Orchestra – Call for a new conductor

Holborn Community Orchestra (HCO) is searching for a new conductor/musical director to start in January 2024. We are an un-auditioned amateur orchestra based in Holborn  who rehearse on Monday evenings 7.15-9.30pm. Our forty-strong friendly and capable amateur orchestra tackles a range of challenging classical repertoire and holds 3-4 concerts a year including a relaxed performance aimed at welcoming young families.

HCO is committed to performing diverse repertoire from Baroque to present day, especially performing works by female and minority ethnic composers. Some of our recent repertoire includes Holst’s Planets, Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, Fanny Hensel’s Overture in C and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes.

This part time position includes a per-rehearsal fee of £100 and a performance fee of £150 (with annual review by the committee). The conductor/musical director will be responsible for selecting the orchestra’s repertoire in coordination with the committee as well as liaising for concert logistics and deps. Please see the attached job description for a comprehensive description of the conductor’s position.

If you are interested in applying, please send the following documents to

● Resume/CV
● Cover Letter
● Links to Performance and/or rehearsal videos if available

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and you’ll be contacted for a zoom interview. Applications will close on Tuesday 17th October. Finalists will be invited for an audition/rehearsal held on the 23rd October 2023. The repertoire will be a choice of movements between Mars, Jupiter and Uranus from Holst’s Planets. 

The next Music Directorship will commence in January 2024. Please have a look on our website for any further information:

The Holborn Community orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and encourages musicians of all backgrounds to join our team. 

Our next concert

Holst, The Planets

2 Dececember 2023

St Augustine's Church, Highbury

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