We are delighted that after the publication of new guidance we are able to welcome back the Lay Clerks to the Cathedral and can begin again the long tradition of choral services
The Lay Clerks are the six professional singers who form the ‘back row’. They sing the counter-tenor, tenor and bass lines. When the full choir is singing the soprano, or top line is added by the choristers.
From Sunday 23 August we will have the Choral Eucharist at 11am and Choral Evensong at 3pm. At the moment only small choirs are permitted. However, as soon as we are able, we will bring back our boy and girl choristers.
During the lockdown the Lay Clerks have been producing music for the online broadcasts. We have received many comments and messages of grateful thanks for them for their professionalism and skill. We look forward to being able to welcome them back and thank them on Sunday.
The Dean, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, commented “Music is one of the elements to worship in all faith traditions and for us it is at the heart of what it means to be a Cathedral. Singing lifts the hearts of both singers and listeners and we look forward to the walls of Southwark Cathedral echoing songs of praise once again.”
Congregation numbers are limited at the moment for our Sunday Eucharist and Choral Evensong services. So to be sure of a seat we encourage people to register online at our Eventbrite page here