Eastcote and Ruislip Choral Society - Steward
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Eastcote & Ruislip Choral Society has been in existence since 1946. Originally known as Eastcote and District Choir and then Eastcote Choral Society we became Eastcote & Ruislip Choral Society in 2017 to raise our profile in the Ruislip area. We are a registered charity.
The choir currently has around 50 members. Robert Jones, who is also Director of Music at St Brides Fleet Street in the City of London, is our current conductor. Our accompanist is Laurence Frankel who is a freelance oboist, accompanist and teacher. We often collaborate with a children’s choir which adds variety to the programme and the audience.
We sing a variety of choral works and perform three concerts a year which are funded by a combination of members’ subscriptions, ticket sales, grant funding and a range of ‘self-help’ activities. All our performances are in the Eastcote/Northwood/Ickenham area and we work with local orchestras and musicians and a wide range of professional soloists.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
Our members join the choir to sing! As a consequence, they are not available to do other things so we need help with ‘front of house’ roles at our concerts. This role is a regular but occasional one which would offer a person with limited time the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the local community.
We hold three concerts every year and the dates are known well in advance. We are looking for one or two people (this role would suit two friends) to be our front of house team.
Commitment- 3 concerts per year always on Saturdays from 6pm for the evening.
2020 dates are 28 March at St Edmunds Church Northwood HA6 1QS; 4 July at Douay Martyrs School Edinburgh Drive Ickenham UB10 5QY; 12 December at St Edmunds.
2021 dates are 13 March at St Edmunds; 19 June at Douay Martyrs; 11 December at St Edmunds.
Helping prepare the venue and leave it as we found it
- Selling tickets, programmes and raffle tickets before the concert and during the interval
- Welcoming the audience to the events
- Managing late comers and helping them find their seats
We’re looking for someone who has a cheerful demeanour. You’ll need the ability to work alongside others and also the ability to engage with the public.
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- 2 FREE tickets to every concert
- Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
- All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Awards Ceremony in May