Piano accompanist required for The Rainbow Chorus, Brighton and Hove’s largest non-auditioning community LGBTQ+ choir.

We are a SATB performing choir with around 80 members performing public concerts in July and December plus a number of community performances throughout the year. Our repertoire ranges from pop classics to traditional choral pieces.


We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness and enable individuals to develop their skills and confidence.  We rehearse every Monday in term time plus some weekend and other occasional commitments. Further details of role are contained within the job description below..


This position is offered on a self-employed basis only. For more details please contact Katy O'Jenner at recruitment@rainbowchorus.org.uk.

Applicants will need to have an understanding of the issues experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.


Please apply by emailing us with a copy of your CV. Please include in your covering email:

  • why you think you are the ideal person to be the accompanist of an LGBTQ+ choir and
  • how you would fit in with the Rainbow Chorus motto of Strength in Harmony.


The closing date for applications is end of 10th December 2023.


Interviews will be held mid December.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to trial rehearsals in January and we hope to appoint by end January 2024.

Role description




  • Attendance at weekly rehearsals during term Mondays 7.30 - 9.30pm with some starting at 6.30pm for specific sectionals or small groups.  

  • Attendance at additional rehearsals 2-3 per term

  • Attendance and participation at our monthly RC+ choir workshops (usually Saturday afternoons but occasionally held on Friday evenings)

  • Weekly preparation time with musical director (1-2) hours per week 

  • Be proficient in full repertoire for each term

  • Attendance at music team meetings with committee music representative - once per term

  • Attendance at choir festivals: Hand in Hand (UK and Ireland LGBTQ+ biennial choral festival), and Various Voices (European LGBT+ choir festival held every four years)

  • Attendance at community events including but not exclusive to:

  • Annual World Aids Day Concert, 1st December. A joint event with other Brighton and Hove choirs
  • Trans Day Of Remembrance – annual vigil and choir performance mid-November  
  • IDAHOBIT – annual vigil and choir performance held in May
  • Transpride – annual performance at post parade park event held in July
  • Other commissioned events throughout the year as require
  • Uphold and reflect the aims and objectives of the Rainbow Chorus as a registered charity

  • Any other duties required that are commensurate with the role of accompanist. 

Experience and skills:

  • Previous experience of accompanying a choir

  • Evidence of musical qualification

  • Able to easily play a wide variety of complex repetoire

  • Experience and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues

  • Excellent communication skills to create working relationship with Musical Director and Choir Members​​​​

  • High commitment level, with a collaborative, flexible and reliable attitude to the role