There’s a job specification circulated today for two Lay Clerk roles in Winchester Cathedral choir. I’m not interested in moving myself, but I did notice something unusual in the job requirements. It says that candidates will be Preferably educated to post-graduate level. I’ve never seen this kind of requirement for a singing job before. People […]

Singing with the spirit

There’s a friend of mine – a fellow lay clerk – who doesn’t touch a drop of alcohol during term time. He finds that the booze affects his voice too much. And on the odd occasion when he’s had a couple of pints on a Sunday night, he’s found that his voice has still been […]