Choir on hunt for musical director

A community choir is on the hunt for a musical director who can help them stretch their vocal chords.

The Liquorice Singers are looking to hire a choirmaster to teach them new songs and help them hit the right notes.

The Liquorice Singers are looking for a new director and members.

The Liquorice Singers are looking for a new director and members.

The 15-strong group are also hoping potential candidates will be able to accompany their musical numbers either on the keyboard or piano.

Brenda Adams, choir manager, said: “What we are ideally looking for is someone who can teach us to sing a capella or someone who can play the keyboard.

“If we don’t find someone then I don’t really know what the future is going to be. If we haven’t a got a musical director, we can’t progress, we can only sing what we know and we need to improve our singing.

“We just want someone to keep us right and tell us when we’re singing the wrong notes.”

The Liquorice Singers began life three years ago but went on hiatus after their musical director could no longer continue.

They re-formed a year ago and have been singing in residential homes.

In addition to looking for a new director, they are hoping to recruit more members.

Mrs Adams said: “We are a small friendly choir. You don’t need any musical knowledge and there’s no auditions.

“Some of the people have never sung in a choir before so we are all in the same boat. We just enjoy each other’s company.”

The choir has members ranging from in their early 20s to their 80s.

It rehearses every Wednesday at the Almshouse Trust on Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, between 4pm and 5.30pm.

Anyone interested in applying for the role of musical director, or joining the choir as a member, should contact Mrs Adams on or call 07966 744929.