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  • CHOIR DIRECTOR - ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SURFERS PARADISE
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 27 Sep 2022

    Choir Director, Anglican Church of Surfers Paradise

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Choir Director to provide musical guidance and direction to our choir which is to be established. The Choir Director's responsibilities include the creation of the choir team(s) and training of choir members, design and oversee music curriculum and instructional materials, establish and maintain positive relationships, and to nurture the Christian Spiritual growth of choir members.
    The successful applicant will be creative, assertive, dependable and passionate in the role, a faithful Christian versed in Anglican tradition and methodology, a skilled musician able to read music well, possess good interpersonal and communication skills, work well with the Priest-in-Charge of the Parish, and possess the relevant Working With Children requirements.
    The responsibilities in the role include:
    • Instructing choir members in relevant technique.
    • Deciding on appropriate musical pieces for the choir to perform based on the sermon for the day.
    • Establishing and enforcing a performance dress code in accordance with agreed upon guidelines.
    • Conducting auditions to identify and select suitable choir members.
    • Scheduling choir rehearsals and ensuring that choir members attend rehearsals regularly.
    • Providing the necessary guidance and direction during choir rehearsals to assist choir members in achieving the correct tone, pitch, rhythm, tempo, and harmony.
    • Directing choir members to ensure that the desired sound is achieved.
    • Creating suitable choir formations for rehearsals and performances.
    To be considered for this role you will be able to show:
    • Qualifications in music, music education, or related field.
    • Proven experience working as a choir director or leader.
    • Sound musical knowledge.
    • The ability to interpret various styles of music.
    • Strong leadership and listening skills.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • A passion for music.
    • Be patient, creative, and assertive.
    This role is a part time position, with up to 2 hours rehearsal per week and regular Sunday morning choir direction.  Remuneration is in line with governmental guidelines, and is expected to be $50-$75 per hour commiserate with experience and performance.  To apply please forward your resume along with a cover letter to the Priest-in-Charge of Surfers Paradise Anglican Church, Rev’d. Jim Raistrick: jim@surfersanglican.org.au  Applications close October 24th, 2022.
     
  • MUSICAL DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR - LAUNCESTON (Launceston Male Choir)
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2022

    LAUNCESTON MALE CHOIR
    Position Vacant – Musical Director/Conductor
    The Launceston Male Voice Choir, a community choir based at Launceston in Tasmania is looking to appoint a suitable Musical Director/Conductor to commence in 2023.
    The Choir
    Established over 80 years ago, the choir has a membership of 20 singers that practice Tuesday afternoons at Glenara Lakes retirement village at Youngtown, from 2 to 3.45
    The Choir has a varied repertoire of music from folk, musical theatre, contemporary, spirituals, jazz, country & western, and classics. A piano is accompaniment for practice, plus for concert performances access to modern audio equipment. Purchases are made of regular music which is held in an extensive library.
    The choir holds 12 concerts for retirement villages and some 8 or 10 miscellaneous concerts or public functions throughout the year. For more detail information on the choir, visit the website https://launceston-choir.wixsite.com/male-choir
    Musical Director/ Conductor
    Our present MD is retiring at the end of 2022, thus creating a vacancy in the choir’s lead musical team. The successful applicant will possess suitable musical attributes, including:
    • implementing productive and interesting rehearsals with the musical team
    • effectively teaching TTB parts and developing of members general musical capabilities
    • recommending suitable and varied repertoires
    • accompanying the choir when required at rehearsals and at concerts
    • contributing to committee meetings in planning concert programs
    Remuneration is by honorarium negotiated with the successful candidate. The successful candidate would be able to work with the existing MD in a transition period.
    For further information on the position please contact our President, Peter Hunt on 0419 337 763. 
  • Position Vacant - Conductor - Serenata Singers (Serenata Singers)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2022
    Serenata Singers, a community SATB choir based at The Gap, Brisbane, is seeking to appoint a new Conductor to commence in 2023.

    About the Choir

    Established over 50 years ago, the non-auditioned choir currently has a membership of 27 choristers and has maintained an active performance programme despite a fall in pre-Covid numbers. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7 to 9pm in the auditorium of The Gap Uniting Church at 1050 Waterworks Road, The Gap.

    The varied choir repertoire is selected from music theatre, contemporary, folk, jazz, spirituals, classics, and country and western music. The choir is well-resourced with an excellent music library and regular new music purchases, a comprehensive collection of online practice tracks as well as a modern keyboard, amplifiers and microphone for performances.


    Mid-week and weekend performances are generally held bi-monthly at retirement villages and other venues. The annual highlight is a fund-raising Gala Concert held in conjunction with the Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club.


    Further information about the choir is available on the Serenata Singers website at
    www.serenatasingers.org.au.


    About the Position


    The current configuration of our lead music team is a Conductor, a Deputy Conductor and an Accompanist. This vacancy has occurred due to the pending retirement of our Conductor at the end of 2022.


    The successful candidate will possess suitable musical leadership attributes, including:
    • effectively teaching SATB parts and developing the general musical capabilities of members
    • imparting healthy vocal habits to members
    • conducting a varied repertoire
    • planning and implementing interesting and productive rehearsals in conjunction with the musical team
    • accompanying the choir when required during rehearsals and at concerts
    • contributing to committee meetings in planning concert programmes and grant applications
    • recommending suitable repertoire
    Payment is by honorarium (to be negotiated with the successful candidate) with weekly petrol money provided for those who travel long distances to rehearsals and concerts.

    Potential candidates are most welcome to sit in on choir rehearsals.


    If you are interested in this position or would like further information, please contact our President, John McCollow at
    serenatasingersthegap@gmail.com or on 0431 941 541.

     
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  • Monash Chorale – Musical Director (Monash Chorale)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2022
    Monash Chorale Inc. is seeking a Musical Director to lead our choir. The position would suit a music graduate wishing to gain experience or an experienced person looking to support community culture.  The choir was formed in 1995 and is supported by an active committee. It is a not-for profit and non-auditioned choir of mostly mature aged singers based in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

    The choir is an SATB choir and the repertoire is varied, comprised of classical and sacred music, plus musicals, pop music and folk.  Traditionally, the choir has performed three major concerts a year. Works that the choir has performed to date can be found on our website. Currently there are approx. 50 members and there is a regular accompanist.

    The principal responsibilities of the Musical Director are to:
    • Conduct weekly rehearsals and concert performances
    • Promote and support an enjoyable learning environment for singers                  
    • Be responsible for the presentation standard of performances
    • Create a structured program and select appropriate music for the choir in consultation with the Committee
    • Find or select soloists and instrumental accompanists for performances
    The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
    • Passion for community choirs and an ability to work with singers of a range of abilities, from competent soloists to beginners
    • Sound musical experience
    • An inclusive and open leadership style, and a commitment to having a positive relationship with all members of the Choir
    • An ability and desire to work with the committee to develop and implement a long-term plan for the choir
    Previous experience as a choir leader is preferred

    We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm in Glen Waverley.
    The position is from January 2023 but with earlier involvement in the development of the 2023 plan.

    For more information, please email recruit@monashchorale.org.au
    See website at https://www.monashchorale.org.au/

    Expressions of interest should be forwarded in writing by 31st August 2022 to recruit@monashchorale.org.au
     
  • Musical Director for Bunbury Men of Song (Bunbury Men of Song)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2022
    Bunbury Men of Song is seeking applications for the position of Musical Director. Our MD is retiring from this position at the end of 2022 after 13 very successful years with the choir.

    BMOS is a male voice (TTBB) non-auditioned choir that was established in 1998 and are based in the regional city of Bunbury in the south-west of Western Australia. We have a wide variety of repertoire including several commissioned works, and perform regularly including interstate choral festivals and a European tour in 2016. The choir successfully auditioned for the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales for the 2020 festival but this was sadly cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

    We are seeking an individual with a high level of musicianship and previous experience as a choir leader who will continue to encourage the culture of excellence that has been developed. They will have the responsibility of both the selection of concert repertoire and new music for the choir. The successful applicant will work with singers with a range in abilities continue to build skills and confidence in performance supported by a capable and enthusiastic committee.

    This position is a voluntary position and the choir offers an annual honorarium.

    The successful applicant will commence in February 2023.

    Expressions of interest are now open. Emerging leaders are encouraged to apply.

    For further information or to submit an application please contact secretary@bunburymenofsong.com.au
    Our website http://bunburymenofsong.com.au will provide further insights into the choir.
     
  • Australian Girls Choir – Tutors (NSW, ACT, QLD, SA & WA) (Australian Girls Choir)
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2022

    The Australian Girls Choir is looking for enthusiastic and motivated casual singing teachers and trainees to join our team!

    We are look for teachers with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills that have a passion for the performing arts and an interest and love of engaging children.

    Why Australian Girls Choir (AGC)?

    We’re an innovative, collaborative and dynamic workplace, where a shared interest for the performing arts brings together many people from a variety of backgrounds with unique skills. Facilitating individual growth with ongoing training and development, we know that people (you!) are important drivers of our success. So, we strive to connect, inspire and support every staff member, which is why we have many long-standing employees of more than 10 years.

    We have a number of opportunities available within our team for individuals with varying levels of experience in performing arts and teaching, including singing teachers or those individuals with a music education background, trainee singing teachers with no experience required and venue managers who ideally have experience in customer service and an avid interest in the performing arts.  

    Successful teaching applicants will have:

    ·         A passion for girls’ education and champion the value of Performing Arts participation

    ·         Experience or interest in music, performing arts and education

    ·         Commitment to teaching weekly classes during school terms as well as occasional weekend work for events

    ·         Experience teaching groups of children between the ages of 5 and 11 (desired)

    ·         A qualification in music and/or teaching or working towards a qualification in either field (desired)

    ·         Experience with the Kodaly method of teaching (desired)

    ·         A valid Working with Children’s Check and preferably, a driver’s licence

    As classes are extra-curricular most of our casual staff members study or hold full-time positions outside the AGC. Many of our tutors find that working with the AGC provides them with an opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic team of teaching professionals; complements their performance practice and contributes to their sense of personal achievement.

    If you have a passion for teaching and the performing arts, and can’t wait to bring your enthusiasm, energy and flair to our team, send your cover letter and resume addressed to our HR Administrator Jacinta Simpson, at hr@aspagroup.com.au.

    https://aspagroup.com.au/about/employment/

  • Blackbutt Singers Inc is seeking a new Music and Artistic Director (Blackbutt Singers)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2022
    Blackbutt Singers Inc is seeking a new Music and Artistic Director as their present director, Judy Lawrence, wishes to retire after ten years in this volunteer position.

    In December 2021, Blackbutt Singers celebrated their 30th Anniversary. Its members include both female and male singers from Blackbutt, Benarkin, Mt Binga, Cooroy, Yarraman, Nanango, Coolabunia, and Kingaroy, Queensland.

    Our members meet weekly at the Yarraman Hall to enjoy rehearsing together and preparing for performances.  Over the years, the musical group has actively sung at Community Events, Charity Events, Nursing Homes, Concerts, QLD ANCA Big Sings, Combined Regional Concerts, Community Services, and at Regional, State, & National Choral Festivals.

    Blackbutt Singers Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association, and we are a member of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA).


     Contact:                     Judy Lawrence    07 4170 0880 or 0409 901 992
                                        P O Box 244, Blackbutt QLD 4314
                                        Email Address: blackbuttsingersinc@gmail.com
                                        https://www.facebook.com/BlackbuttSingers
     
  • Principal Conductor for Macquarie Singers Inc. (Macquarie Singers)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2022
    Macquarie Singers Inc. (MUS) is seeking a dynamic and talented, experienced and accomplished Principal Conductor following our current Principal Conductor, Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith’s decision to step down at the end of 2022, having filled the position since 2013. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the ability to teach music to a non-auditioned SATB choir, conduct the choir in diverse repertoire, show prior experience in producing performances of a high standard and the ability to work and communicate with a committee. The candidate will also be able to demonstrate a long-term vision for the choir, leadership skills and a strong commitment to working with a community choir. Macquarie Singers' Principal Conductor is paid per call for rehearsals, concerts and workshops at a very reasonable rate under contract.

    ABOUT MACQUARIE SINGERS

    Macquarie Singers, affectionately known as MUS, is an incorporated community choir with registered charity status. We are one of Sydney’s longest continuing choirs, established in 1967 for the staff of Macquarie University in the year it first opened to students. 

    We perform a diverse repertoire, currently with a strong classical focus. Our membership is open to adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds and levels of experience with music.  Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday nights in North Ryde, on Wallumedegal land. Members of our choir come predominantly from Sydney’s North Shore, Willoughby, Ryde, Hornsby and Parramatta areas but many are willing to travel from even further away.

    The choir performs two major concerts per year with instrumental ensemble accompaniment as well as singing at smaller community events for residents of Macquarie Hospital and aged care facilities. We also hold free public singing workshops and a yearly Christmas carol event at the North Ryde RSL Club.

    Principal Conductor Core Competencies
    •    an ability to engage with and elicit the best efforts of choristers from a wide range of experience and skills to reach their best performance level
    •    the skills to develop programs that are suitable for performance by an amateur community choir and which will interest our audience
    •    an awareness of current guest soloists and instrumentalists and ability to obtain their services
    •    a commitment to encouraging community engagement, cultural diversity and inclusion and the growth and sustainability of our community choir
    •    the ability to liaise with a committee on planning and delivering concert performances and singing workshops 

    The interview process will take place in August 2022 with members of the Macquarie Singers Committee, followed by an audition at one of our rehearsals in early September.
    Please email your resume, references and cover letter to Janet Stacey at president@mus.org.au.

    DEADLINE
    All applications must be received by 8:00pm, Friday 12 August 2022. 
    ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    Macquarie Singers:  https://www.mus.org.au/ 
     
  • JUBILATE SINGERS (NSW) - Choir conductor (Jubilate Singers)
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2022

    The Jubilate Singers are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic choral conductor to lead our choir. We are a mixed voice choir based in Dulwich Hill, singing a range of music, particularly focused on sacred choral. 

    The successful applicant will lead weekly choir rehearsals and plan an artistic program of performances and repertoire, supported by our committee. 

    This is a paid position, with a commitment of weekly rehearsals on Monday nights during the NSW school term. The appointment will commence on 18 July 2022. 

    To apply, see the position description and email your CV to president@jubilate.org.au. Applications close COB 17 June 2022.
     

    https://jubilate.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Position-Description-Jubilate-Choir-Conductor.pdf
     
  • SEEKING A NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR... IN BEAUTIFUL NOOSA (Noosa Chorale)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 9 Jun 2022
    Noosa Chorale is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the position of Music Director to take over the role from the beginning of 2023.

    The Chorale is well recognised and supported in Noosa and the surrounding regions. It performs a variety of music in three concert series throughout the year including classical works from the choral repertoire. 

    Please contact Fran Wilson, President of Noosa Chorale for further information about the position.

    More details: www.noosachorale.org.au/music-director.html
  • Denmark Baroque (WA) - Project Manager (Denmark Baroque)
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 26 Mar 2022
    Following the successful completion of Stages One and Two of this project, Denmark Baroque Inc. is inviting applications from locally resident, suitably qualified and experienced INDIVIDUALS or TEAMS to act as:

    PROJECT MANAGER
    For the early stages of the:


    FAIRY QUEEN PROJECT: Stage Three
    This is a fixed term contract with staged payments for work completed. Tasks may include:


    Project plan development
    Risk management plan development
    Project scoping and costing
    Human and material resources development
    Budgeting
    Identifying and applying for funding
    Liaising with partners, stakeholders and potential employees.

    CONTRACT DATES: 11th April, 2022 – 24th June, 2022

    For more information contact denmarkbaroque@gmail.com or phone 0429479564.

    Deadline for applications: 4th April, 2022
     
  • Sunshine Coast Choral Society (QLD) - Conductor (Sunshine Coast Choral Society)
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 26 Mar 2022
    The Sunshine Coast Choral Society invites 'Expressions of Interest' for a Conductor of our Choir in 2023. 

    After 14 successful years our much
    esteemed and talented Conductor, Adrian King, will unfortunately be retiring at the  end of 2022.

    Our works consist mainly of Oratorios but also include more popular works on occasion.

    Our rehearsal time is on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at Lakeshore Church of Christ, Buderim.

    Our Society can be viewed on line at www.suncoastchoral.org.au or on our Facebook page.

    For further information, please contact our President, Andrew Burns at ajburns8@bigpond.com  or  0427 768 067
     
  • Brunswick Women's Choir (VIC) - Deputy Director (Brunswick Womens Choir)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022
    The Brunswick Women’s Choir is seeking applications to take up the part-time position of Deputy Director.  The Deputy Director will work closely with the Choir’s Director, and under her leadership, to sustain and develop the Choir’s training, performances and repertoire.

    Eligible candidates must have the following characteristics:
    • ¨     Demonstrated passion for community choirs, and for the vision and identity of the Brunswick Women’s  Choir and respect for its long history
    • ¨     An inclusive and open leadership style
    • ¨     A commitment to having a positive relationship with all members of the Choir
    • ¨     Sound musical experience and/ or suitable qualification
    • ¨     Demonstrated skills and experience in conducting a choir, noting that emerging leaders are welcomed
    • ¨     An understanding of processes and commitment to community arts
    • ¨     Desirable is some understanding or experience of how technology can support a community choir
    • ¨     Be available to work in the role of Deputy Director for periods and tasks that will vary across the year.
    • ¨     Be willing and able to conduct a successful rehearsal with the BWC before taking up the position
     
    For a position description and to submit an expression of interest, please email Lizzy at info@brunswickwomenschoir.org.au .

    Applications close Friday 15 April 2022.
     
  • Brisbane City Sounds (QLD) - Music Director (Brisbane City Sounds Chorus)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022
    Brisbane City Sounds (BCS) is an auditioned, all-women a cappella competing chorus based in Paddington, Brisbane. We mainly sing in the barbershop style and have a large and varied repertoire. We love entertaining and we perform regularly at local events and shows. We are a highly motivated, disciplined and unified group of women of all ages, and we have great fun together. We compete nationally approximately every 2 years.

    BCS is a non-for-profit organisation with a strong leadership team and established processes and the chorus performs to a high standard of professionalism. We have grown from a small community chorus in 2002 to a paid performing chorus of 35 singers.

    Applications are now open for our next energetic experienced director. We are seeking someone with strong musical, auditory and singing skills, who can encourage us to continually improve, help us provide excellent entertainment for audiences, and join us in experiencing the joy of singing at our best. Our preference is for someone with previous barbershop experience in a cappella directing; however, we welcome all applicants to contact us to discuss the position. Importantly, we are looking for strong teaching skills and the ability to motivate volunteer performers while maintaining the culture of fun that currently exists. In return, we offer a monthly stipend, a percentage of the net profits from paid performances, and the opportunity to further your musical education.

    For further details, please contact Sheryl de Bruyn via phone on 0498 004 415 or email sheryldebruyn@gmail.com.
     
  • The Woodville Concert Choir (SA) - Music Director (Woodville Concert Choir)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2022
    The Woodville Concert Choir is looking for a new MUSIC DIRECTOR.

    The Choir was formed in 1981, and has just celebrated its 40th anniversary.It is an adult choir, with ladies and men singing 4 part harmony.The repertoire is varied and includes soul, sacred, musicals, jazz and pop music.When possible, The Choir performs two major concerts in a year and at other venues such as Retirement Villages and Aged Care Homes, ANZAC services, Carol services and more.The Choir has an excellent piano accompanist, and rehearsals are currently held on Tuesday afternoons between 1 and 3 pm at Croydon Park Uniting Church, 310 Torrens Road Croydon Park. (the time could be negotiable)

    This role is a paid position, remuneration can be negotiated.

    For more information,  contact the Secretary on 0456 179 918 or woodvillecc@internode.on.net
     
  • After5 - Accompanist (After Five Vocal Ensemble)
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 1 Feb 2022
    After5 is a non-auditioned, mixed SATB, community vocal ensemble in Toowoomba, Qld.

    After5 is looking for a piano accompanist to start around April 2022  . . . . subject to Qld Govt. restrictions easing by then.  This role might suit a younger person who is aiming to progress to a Conductor/Director role over time.

    After5 has been singing for 15+ plus years.  We support local community/charity events on the Darling Downs and usually have two “ticketed” concerts per year.  Our genre is mostly popular and light classical with themed programs focussing on time eras and/or musical types.  In recent years we have also had combined concerts with other, local groups - during “COVID times” with a local handbell choir.

    Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings, 7:30 til 9:30 pm.  Being a small, community choir we are able to offer a small honorarium. 

    For further details pls contact  Alan via alandoulin@gmail.com
     
  • Vocally Wild Choir (VIC) - Accompanist (Vocally Wild)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2021
    Vocally Wild Choir, based in the City of Bayside, is looking for a piano accompanist.  Our previous accompanist has just retired (age 82). 

    We are a mixed SATB, 90+ membership community choir of varying musical experience.  We rehearse each Tuesday evening, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. during school term times.  (Extra rehearsals are sometimes needed prior to performances.)  Our first rehearsal for 2022 will be on Tuesday, 1st February, 2022 at the Beaumaris Community Centre, Reserve Road, Beaumaris.  

    Payment is $80 per hour. 

    If you are interested, please contact our Musical Director - Bill Miles – via email   wemiles@hotmail.com
     
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