Precentor of York, Vicky Johnson previews and discusses her new book. In conversation with the Ven. Rachel Mann.
Canon Victoria Johnson is Precentor of York Minster where she oversees the worship and music of the cathedral. She has recently been appointed Dean of Chapel at St John’s College Cambridge. She has taught liturgy and homiletics for many years, is a member of the Mission Theology and Apologetics Group of the Church of England and the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. She studied theology at Cambridge and at the Institute of Sacred Music and School of Divinity at Yale, USA. She is a singer and musician, and as well as singing the daily office, she currently sings in two York based chamber choirs and is a trustee of the National Centre for Early Music and The Ryedale Festival. Her book On Voice: Speech, Song and Silence, Human and Divine, will be published by Darton, Longman & Todd in 2024. She is currently researching models of evangelism shaped by music, liturgy and prayer.