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Choir Lay Clerk (Tenor)

Lay Clerk (Tenor)

The College

Gonville and Caius College is one of the largest colleges in the University of Cambridge. It is an educational charity and its mission is to provide a place of education, religion, learning and research, in conjunction with the University that is recognised internationally as being of the highest standard.

The College is an academic community comprising some 530 undergraduate students, 250 graduate students, and 110 Fellows (lecturers, professors and other senior academic researchers and teachers) and almost 200 staff. It plays a significant role throughout the University. Our students come from all over the world and our undergraduates study all the subjects offered in the University. Our postgraduates play a vital role in the research activities of the wider University. Our Fellows have globally renowned research expertise ranging from Ancient History to Cosmology and are all recognised as leaders in their fields. The students who graduate from the college form an alumni group of approximately 11,000 individuals. They have achieved recognition in many walks of life and are resident in all continents. More information and virtual tours are available on

The Role

Applications are being welcomed for a Lay Clerk (Tenor) 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 receive the same benefits as the choral scholars at Caius, including free singing lessons with one of the College’s singing teachers, free travel and accommodation (where necessary) for concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts, plus fees where appropriate.

The salary for the one year fixed term appointment is £3,500.

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To Apply

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 Monday 11 August.

Interviews and auditions for short- listed candidates will take place during August. 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.

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