Lay
Clerks

The back row of the Cathedral Choir consists of between five and ten Lay Clerks: professional counter-tenors, tenors and basses. Together with the choristers they sing Mass each day of the week (men only on Wednesdays and boys only on Tuesdays) and on weekdays sing Vespers (men only) at 5pm. During school holidays (excluding August), all services are sung by the men of the choir alone.

There is a list of approved deputies. If you are a professional singer with good sight-reading ability and experience of singing Gregorian Chant click here for details on how to apply for an audition to join the list.

 

Lay Clerks
Concerts and Recitals

Latest News

GOF 2020 recitalists announced!

We are delighted to announce the line-up of Grand Organ Festival recitalists for 2020! Our seven recitalists come from around the UK and Europe, and we are really looking forward to welcoming them all to Westminster Cathedral. Dates and timings are below, along with ticket details.

Change of date for November 2020 GOF recital

Please note that we have had to change the date of the November GOF recital to WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm, because of a clash with an external event taking place on the Cathedral's piazza on 25 November which would have rendered a concert rather disrupted. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this date change.