Choir Lay Clerk (Tenor)
Lay Clerk (Tenor)
Applications are being welcomed for a Lay Clerk (Tenor) on a 1 year fixed term contract based in Cambridge, reporting to the Director of Music. The Lay Clerks will be required to sing in the College Choir on five days out of seven, comprising 3 services per week during the eight weeks of full term (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) and rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evening. The Lay Clerks will also be required to sing at special services such as Solemn Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, Requiem for All Souls and Carol Services, and some Sunday morning services. The post-holders will therefore need to be available during full term (3 x 8 weeks) plus up to 5 weeks during the vacations for other Choir activities. Successful candidates will have appropriate vocal quality and technique, along with advanced sight-reading skills.
Accommodation is not provided, however post holders will receive expensed travel and accommodation (where necessary) for concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts, plus fees where appropriate. Other benefits include free singing lessons with one of the College’s singing teachers.
The salary for the one year fixed term appointment is £4,000.
For full details of the Choir’s activities, please visit www.gonvilleandcaiuschoir.com
The full job description is available here.
Your application form must include details of 3 referees, one of whom should have detailed knowledge of the candidate’s musical ability and suitability for this post. Please complete the application by 12 noon BST on 13 June 2021.
Interviews and auditions for short- listed candidates will take place at the end of June. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare two contrasted pieces lasting no more than a total of 10 minutes, and will be given some aural and sight-reading tests. An accompanist will be provided.