Còisir Ghàidhlig Shruiglea (Stirling Gaelic Choir) is looking for a conductor who has experience of or is interested in Gaelic choral music. Knowledge of Gaelic is not essential or required, there is support from the Gaelic Reader and from the choir committee.
Stirling Gaelic Choir was founded in 1948 by a group of people in the Stirling area with Gaelic heritage and connections, many of whom were Gaelic speakers.
In its 75 years, the choir has taken part in the choral section of the annual National Mod, and has achieved first place on a number of occasions.
Stirling Gaelic Choir is a non-auditioned SATB choir, currently with appr 30 members. There are 11 male voices and a balanced mix of female voices. We are pleased to see a recent increase in interest, particularly with new, younger members joining.
The ability to speak Gaelic is not a requirement for choir membership; some of us are native Gaelic speakers, many are learners of Gaelic, some have no Gaelic at all. We have a Gaelic Reader who helps us with pronunciation, interpretation and understanding of the song texts.
We hope to find a conductor who is able to support the choir in the development of its potential, building on its strength and encouraging new challenges. We are looking for someone who can motivate and guide us, as a group and individually, to improve and stretch our skills of singing, technique and interpretation. We welcome a conductor, who, while at times having to work within the boundaries of the prescribed syllabus for competitions, has the enthusiasm and vision to explore new territories and put their own mark on their work with the choir.
There is excellent support from the Gaelic Reader, and from a core group of experienced choir members .Many of us have been in the choir for a number of years as it is great fun and we are a close and committed group.
If you have an interest in conducting a Gaelic choir we would love to have an informal chat with you. We can be flexible in the package we put together and will build this round a conductor’s avaliability and commitments.
Contact details Catriona Laird, firstname.lastname@example.org 07748183438