Lay Vicars

We currently have a vacancy for an exceptional Tenor Lay Vicar to join the back row of Truro Cathedral choir from January 2020!  The successful candidate will bring a high level of musicianship, ability and experience as a choral singer along with an ability to demonstrate an empathy with the ethos of the cathedral and its worship and choral tradition. The closing date for this post is midday on 4 November with interviews on Sunday 10 November. 

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Please note while the while the role is not linked to Truro School (the cathedral’s choir school), there is an opportunity for the right candidate to combine this role with the role of Music Co-ordinator and details of this can be found on their website

Lay vicars or lay clerks are the professional adult singers of the 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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