The Cathedral Choir
Today’s Cathedral Choir consists of boy and girl choristers (aged 8 – 13) and professional adult singers, known as Lay Clerks. The Choir sing six services each week and at the great festivals of Christmas and Easter. CD recordings, broadcasts, concerts and tours are a major part of the Choir’s schedule.
The Lay Clerks
There are six Lay Clerks who are professional singers and provide the alto, tenor and bass parts of the Cathedral Choir. Outside the Cathedral they perform concerts as Decantor, singing a variety of sacred and secular repertoire including specially composed barbershop arrangements. The Lay Clerks work at the Cathedral is in addition to their daily occupations in music, teaching and the hospitality industry.
The Music Department Staff
Tim HarperAssistant Director of Music
Tim Harper – Assistant Director of Music Tim Harper moved to Ripon Cathedral as Assistant Director of Music in September 2014. He trained as organ scholar successively at St Barnabas Church, Dulwich, Clare College, Cambridge, Canterbury Cathedral and St Paul’s …
Andrew BrydenDirector of Music
Andrew Bryden – Director of Music Andrew Bryden has been Organist and Director of Music of Ripon Cathedral since November 2003. Prior to this he was the Cathedral’s Assistant Organist and Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral Choir School from …
Tom Coxhead is the current Organ Scholar here at Ripon Cathedral, having held the post since September 2015. His duties include regularly accompanying the Cathedral Choir and assisting in the running of the music department. Tom was born and educated …