Exeter Cathedral

05 - 11 August 2019

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The below music list has been sent to the cathedral for approval. Until approved, it is subject to change.


Gibbons Short Service

Bach, God liveth still

Tuesday Transfiguration Eucharist

Matthew Martin, The Oratory Mass

John Brackenborough, O nata lux


CF Stewart in C

Purcell, O God the king of glory


Bairstow in Eb

Bairstow, The king of love my shepherd is


Dumb day


Grayston Ives, Salisbury Festival Service

Rutter, I will sing with the spirit

Sunday Choral Eucharist

Casali, Mass in G (Missa IX)

Gjeilo, Northern Lights

Sunday Evensong

Anthony Musson, Harsnett Service

John Rippin, Sing, ye faithful

Sanders responses will be sung throughout the week.

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 below is for guidance only and may be subject to change.


1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)

1615-1715 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong

Tuesday (the Transfiguration)

0930-1200 Rehearsal (Song School)*

1600-1655 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Transfiguration Eucharist


0930-1200 Rehearsal (Song School)*

1615-1700 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong


0930-1200 Rehearsal (Song School)*

1400-1530 Guided tour of cathedral (time tbc, meet at west end)

1615-1700 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong


Dumb day


1000-1200 Weekenders' rehearsal (Song School)

1500-1600 Combined rehearsal (Song School)

1615-1715 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong

1930 Choir meal (Queens Court Hotel, see below)


0900-0935 Run through in nave stalls

1000-1115 Choral Eucharist

1500-1545 Run through in stalls

1600-1700 Evensong

*It is unlikely that everyone will be required for all of this rehearsal, but you are asked to be available and part/sectional rehearsals will be announced beforehand.


Exeter Cathedral, The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS


Negotiations for accommodation in Exeter in August 2019 have now been completed.

We will be staying at The Printworks, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2ZT.

This accommodation is 5 years old. It has a number of communal areas with soft drink and snack vending machines as well as a pool table. There is also an on site gym which will be available to us and also a laundry room.

The accommodation is a 12 minute walk from the Cathedral precincts - providing you don't stop to shop!

The cost for up to 8 nights in a single en-suite room will be £225 to include provisions for continental breakfast, tea and coffee. Thank you to all those who have paid the deposit of £50. Please note that the balance of £175 is required by 21st June 2019. Thank you.

If possible and practicable we recommend travelling to Exeter by train. The accommodation is in the heart of the city and has no car parking. There are two public car parks near the accommodation at a cost of £10 per day. These can be paid for by phone for consecutive days, meaning you could pay for the whole week in one go.

Lower cost parking may be available using the JustPark website.

If you wish to use this accommodation, please contact Graham at accom@harsnettchoir.org.

Choir meal - Saturday 10th August 2019

As has become our custom a meal has been arranged for the Saturday evening. Family and friends are more than welcome to this social gathering.

The venue is the Queens Court Hotel, Bystock Terrace, Exeter, Devon EX4 4HY which is quite central. The cost for a three course meal is £27.50 per person.

In the usual way the venue does require pre-orders. These have to be provided by Friday 19th July 2019. I would ask everybody, even if you don't wish to attend, to complete the following survey.

Your co-operation would be very much appreciated.

General information

Our dumb day (the one day in the week when we do not sing) is likely to be Friday. We will confirm in due course.

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 secretary@harsnettchoir.org).

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

We do not limit the number of attendees for residential weeks.