Lay Vicars

Lay vicars or lay clerks are the professional adult singers of Truro Cathedral Choir and sing the alto, tenor and bass parts in the choir. They join the five choral scholars to make a team of twelve on the ‘back row’ of the choir.  They receive a small salary and all live and work in Cornwall - some of the lay vicars work in the cathedral itself. Lay vicars mould their lives and work around the choir's demanding schedule of services, tours, concerts and recordings. Recent and upcoming projects include performances with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Truro Cathedral Choir also has ‘deputy’ lay vicars who stand-in in the absence of regular members.  Again, Christopher Gray would be pleased to hear from anyone interested in auditioning for the deputy list.

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