Chelmsford Cathedral

28-29 Dec 2019

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Chelmsford Cathedral, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1EH

The Song School is in the building attached to the north of the cathedral and can be access from the transept or from an external door to the north of the building.


The following information is for guidance only at this stage.


1330-1530 Rehearsal (Song School)

1600-1700 Run through in stalls

1715-1815 Evensong


0930-1030 Warm up and rehearsal (Song School)*

1115-1230 Choral Eucharist

1430-1515 Run through in stalls

1530-1630 Choral Evensong

*Please be aware that there is a 0930 service in the Cathedral on Sunday morning. Please enter the Song School from the north extension door.


Information to follow.

Where available the music above is linked to online scores. You are reminded that no time will be spent in rehearsal note bashing music made available in advance.


The nearest public car park to the cathedral is on Waterloo Lane.

Parking in central Chelmsford can be expensive. You may want to consider the park and ride from Sandon Park, getting off just outside the cathedral at Duke Street. The weekend rate is only £1.50 for adults, free for concessions. Please see the council website for full details.


No group accommodation is being arranged for this visit. However, the following may be useful.

There is a new Premier Inn close to the cathedral. There is no parking, although chargeable public car parks are nearby.

Chelmsford Travelodge is situated on the edge of town. Parking is available nearby for £7.50 per day.

Various other independent hotels and apartments are available in the area.

General info

All music will be provided on the day. You will be expected to have learnt music made available in advance of the visit. No time in the rehearsal will be given to note-bashing this music. We will spend more time looking at music introduced on the day. We regret that copyright does not always allow us to make all music available beforehand.

Cassocks and surplices will be provided on the day (if you are new, please send your approx height and build to Elizabeth at

Please wear quiet black shoes and black socks/tights as these might show under your cassock.

We do limit the number of people we can take to fit the stalls and maintain balance between the parts. Places are assigned on a first come first served basis. You will be informed if your part is over-subscribed within 48 hours from signing up for this visit. Please do not arrange non-refundable travel or accommodation until after this time. If you need to know immediately, please contact Ed at

We will not be arranging group accommodation for this visit.

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