TENOR LAY CLERK (Approximately 10 hours per week (annualised)

Canterbury Cathedral , Canterbury, Kent. CT1 2EH

Job summary

Canterbury Cathedral
£ 14,280 per annum
Job Role:
Orchestral (performer), Performing
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Music is an integral part of the worship at Canterbury Cathedral, and great pride is taken in its performance. The Cathedral is blessed with a large and flourishing department that includes boy choristers, girl choristers, Choral Scholars and Lay Clerks, all under the leadership of the Director of Music, Dr David Newsholme. The Cathedral has a popular online presence: professional-standard webcasting technology is in place, allowing its music to reach a very large audience around the world.

Lay Clerks are required to sing at Evensong on five or six days per week, and at Eucharist on Sunday mornings; they are also required to sing at major Christian festivals, including Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. The choir frequently performs at services of national and international significance which take place at the Cathedral; additionally, it participates regularly in television and radio broadcasts, concerts, tours and recordings. The Cathedral is committed to supporting its musicians professional development: all Lay Clerks receive singing lessons.

The Director of Music, Dr David Newsholme, is happy to speak with interested candidates informally if they have questions before applying. He can be contacted at: david.newsholme@canterbury-cathedral.org

Application is via CV and Cover Letter.  For further details and to apply visit: https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/get-involved/employment

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Monday 6th June 2022

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