Clare College Cambridge

Alto Lay Clerk

Clare College has a vacancy for an Alto Lay Clerk to commence in late September 2022 on a fixed term contract of twelve months. The Lay Clerkship is open to applications from Altos, Mezzo-Sopranos and Countertenors.  To sing in the College Choir for 3 services per week during full term (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday), with a rehearsal on Wednesday evening and additional services as and when. These include two or three Compline services per term, plus special services such as Ash Wednesday Vigil, Vigil for All Souls’ Day, Evensong for College Parents’ Day and Advent Carol Services. 

The postholder will receive all the benefits of a Choral Scholarship at Clare, including free singing lessons with one of the College's singing teachers, free travel for concerts, recordings, broadcasts and foreign tours, and free dinner in Hall on Sundays after evensong.

The successful applicant will be paid £3,500  inclusive of holiday pay.  


Application procedure:

Candidates should send their CV, details of referees and covering letter by midday on Friday 17 June 2022 to Sally Hewings ( Auditions for short-listed candidates will take place on the morning of Thursday 23 June 2022 with the Director of Music, Graham Ross. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare a piece of their choice lasting no longer than 5 minutes, and will be given some aural and sight-reading tests. An accompanist will be provided.




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