Tenor Lay Clerk – to start 1 November 2019
Gloucester Cathedral Choir was founded by King Henry VIII in 1545. Before that, the Cathedral was a monastic Church, with music being provided by monks. Boy choristers only sang on the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Choir consists of twenty boys, nine lay clerks and three choral scholars. The choristers attend the King’s School, where they receive generous scholarships. The Choir takes a major part in the renowned annual Three Choirs Festival, the world’s oldest Music Festival, dating back to 1715. This is held in Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford in rotation. In 2019 the Three Choirs Festival will be held in Gloucester. Gloucester is situated within an hour’s travelling distance of Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Stratford, Cheltenham and Cardiff.
In addition to the main work of the daily Cathedral services the Choir receives many invitations for outside engagements. Events can include Evensong broadcasts for BBC Radio, live broadcasts on BBC Television, concerts with various Orchestras, recording CDs, and tours abroad (Norway Sep 2007, USA April 2008, South Africa October 2011, Sweden 2012, Canada 2015).
Applications are invited for a 1st November start date
You can download a full job description and an application form below: