Mon 01 - Sun 07 August 2022
Information last updated: 31 August 2021
The following singers have a confirmed place on this visit. Please do not arrange any non-refundable travel or accommodation before your place on this visit has been confirmed.
Sopranos: Susan, Rachael, Heather, Debs, Barbara, Elizabeth, Katie (Sat-Sun)*, Anna
Altos: Sylvia, Jill, Shirley (Thurs-Sun)*
Tenors: Peter, Richard (Thurs-Sun), Geoff Q, Graham, Geoff Wh
Basses: John B, Mark, Chris
Those not attending the whole week have the days they wish to sing in brackets after their name. If this information is wrong, please email Ed.
Those shown with an * are required to attend the weekenders' rehearsal on Saturday (see schedule below).
The following information is for guidance only at this stage and is subject to change.
1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)
1630-1715 Run through in stalls
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
0930-1200 Rehearsal (Song School)*
1630-1715 Run through in stalls
The choir's AGM will be held at point during the week.
Likely dumb day - to be confirmed
1300-1500 Weekenders' rehearsal (Song School)
1515-1600 Run through in stalls
0900-0930 Run through in stalls
1000-1115 Cathedral Eucharist
1430-1515 Run through in stalls
*Not all parts will be required for the whole rehearsal. A substantial break will also be included within this time.
You will be given a cardboard wallet containing the week’s music. It would greatly help if you kept all the music in the wallet when not in use. Please ensure that any markings you make on your copy are made in pencil only.
Harsnett borrows a great deal of music from various sources. Their willingness to lend to us for free depends on us returning it promptly, intact, and with our pencil markings removed. You may keep music you have downloaded or, if you wish, donate it to the choir library.
For services, we carry music in red hardback folders. If you have one of these, please remember to bring it with you. If you do not have one, they will be available. Please return both folders and all music before you leave.
More 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.
St Werburgh Street, Chester, CH1 2DY
We will be arranging discounted group accommodation. More information to follow.
Traditionally, we get together for a group meal on the Saturday evening of our summer residency. More information to follow.
Robing and dress
The appearance of the choir is important: it gets noticed and affects how we come across.
The choir provides cassocks, surplices and whites. If you have yours at home, please be sure to bring them with you. If you haven’t done so already and this is your first time with Harsnett, please let Elizabeth Jack know your approximate height and build.
Please wear quiet black shoes and dark trousers and socks or tights as these may show under your cassock. Academical hoods and RSCM medals may be worn during Evensong. They are not worn at the Eucharist.
Where available, online versions of sheet music are linked from the 'music' section above.
Ed will create a Spotify playlist. Video recordings will also be made available. Please bear in mind that the sheet music and recordings linked from here may subtly differ to our own version on the day.
If you have any questions, please contact Ed.