Oriana are seeking a new Five15 Project Manager

February 12, 2020

The role of the five15 Project Manager is to manage the five15 initiative in support of women composers for its final one and a half years and to drive the activities of the project forward.

Duties include: 

  • Monitoring and co-ordinating responses to email enquiries

  • Managing communications about the project generally 

  • Attending five15 meetings with Dominic and the Directors to review progress, plan, strategize etc

  • Organising  final five15 Festival in July 2021, currently proposed for the Queen Elizabeth Hall. 

  • Acting as the main point of contact/liaison for sponsors, mentors, publishers and, most importantly, composers-in-residence, including the current CiR Anna Disley-Simpson and the potential final year composer, not yet appointed

  • Acting as the main point of contact/liaison with Southbank (TBC)  for the July 2021 weekend of workshops and concert

  • Finalising the funding application to ACE

Other persons involved:

The five directors of the London Oriana Choir provide general oversight and assistance. They handle contract negotiations with the composers-in-residence and have financial oversight. You will also work closely with the choir’s musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham. PR and press activities are run by the choir’s PR manager in liaison with the project manager, directors and musical director.

Here is an outline for the rest of the five15 project. 

Year Four 2019/2020

The winner of our competition in Year 3, Anna Disley-Simpson has been appointed our fourth CiR and her first commission was performed at our Christmas concerts in St James’s Piccadilly in December. The project manager will need to finalise our application for ACE funding. We are also in the process of appointing our CiR for the final year. 

Year Five 2020/2021

In the final year of the project, we will produce a CD recording of all of our commissions and publish an anthology of them to ensure there is a resource which would allow other choirs to easily programme contemporary choral works from women composers.Full details of the project can be found here https://www.five15.org/ and about the choir in general here https://www.londonoriana.com 


Pay and role details

The role pays £25 per hour. The required input will be agreed in discussion with the choir directors, but we imagine the role averaging two days a month initially, increasing towards the July 2021 festival. The successful applicant will work from home but be asked to attend occasional rehearsals and meetings with the choir directors. We hope to appoint somebody in early March 2020. 

How to apply 

Please email chris.matthews@londonoriana.com with a summary of relevant experience by Friday 28th February.


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