HALESOWEN Orchestra is looking for a new conductor and musical director.

The orchestra's Saturday's concert will be the penultimate under the leadership of conductor Thomas Jarvis who is leaving in September.

New Worlds at the Cornbow Hall will include Dvorak's Symphony No.9 from The New World and Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Thomas Jarvis will be conducting the orchestra and Andrew Birdsall will be leading on Saturday night at 7.30pm

The Halesowen Orchestra, founded in 1986, is an amateur group of about 40 regular players who perform three times a year.

The orchestra is recruiting a new conductor and music director who will take up their position in September.

The job description states the applicant needs to be: "A person whose excellent communication and inter-personal skills enthuse and inspire players in all sections, making rehearsals a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

"And has an extensive knowledge of the orchestral repertoire is needed and successful recent experience as music director of a similar organisation would be desirable but not essential."

The new conductor will have to prepare an annual programme for the orchestra ensuring "a degree of challenge and musical developmental value are balanced against affordability and audience appeal."

The orchestra rehearses on Monday nights during term time at Leasowes High School and has a repertoire including works by Beethoven, Bizet, Brahms, Dvorak, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Mozart, Nielsen, Schubert and Ravel.

The orchestra's current conductor Thomas Jarvis joined in 2013 but is leaving due to other commitments.

The closing date for applications is on Friday, March 31 and for more information visit www.halesowenorchestra.co.uk.