Friday Lunchtime at the Cathedral: The Lay Clerks of Southwell Minster – POSTPONED

Due to the current health situation, this concert has been postponed and will be rearranged for a later date.


The Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir are the six professional adult singers who provide the alto, tenor and bass parts. Our current Lay Clerks come from many different singing backgrounds, and cover a broad age-range.

As well as singing with the Boy and Girl Choristers at Minster services, the Lay Clerks take part in broadcasts for television and radio, make recordings, and tour internationally. They enjoy performing concerts in the Minster with the choristers, and are a full part of the Cathedral Choir. In addition, they find time to perform as a close-harmony group, allowing them to explore the lighter side of the repertoire and to perform for different audiences. The Lay Clerks are also the backbone of the Minster Consort, an all-professional choir convened for weddings, funerals, and other special services as requested when the choristers are unavailable.

This lunchtime concert will be a wonderful opportunity to hear this group who are such an integral part of musical life at the Minster.

Home-made sandwiches (£2) and hot and cold drinks (£1) are available from 11.45am in the south transept. The concert lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Southwell Minster’s popular lunchtime concerts take place at 12.15pm on many Fridays, with performers coming from around the country to perform a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave.

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