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schools, will play Dido, while Fran Ambrose, who is a lay vicar choral at Lichfield Cathedral, will perform Aeneas.
Alfonso Ferrabosco and William Lawes, the illegitimate English son of a peripatetic Italian musician and the ill-fated son of a Salisbury Cathedral lay vicar, were two of our finest composers of chamber music for viols.
Now, courtesy of the BBC and the story of his great-great-grandfather Charles Bishop - a former boy soldier and lay vicar who later "blacked up" as a travelling minstrel (as well as bringing the Bishops to Liverpool) - he knows that's not the case.