St Paul's Cathedral

Monday 29 August 2022

Last updated on 10 Oct 2021


Join us

This visit is for the Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August.

Invitations for this visit have not been sent out yet.

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Non-members: contact Ed

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Confirmed attendees

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: Heather, Debs B, Anna, Katie, Clare SB, Susan A

Altos: Sylvia, Su D, Jill, Laura, Anne, Jane

Tenors: Ian, Peter B, Stephen D, Stuart Longley, Graham, Geoff Wh

Basses: John B, George, John R, Geoff Wa

Schedule

The following information is for guidance only at this stage.

1330 Meet at the entrance to the Crypt (north west corner)*

1345-1500 Rehearsal (Song School)

1530-1615 Run through in stalls

1615-1630 Responses and processional run through

1700-1800 Evensong


*Please be aware that security is very tight and we are required to enter together. Latecomers may not be allowed in.

Music

The following has been proposed, but is subject to change.

Noble in b minor

Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine

Smith responses


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.

Location

St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Security at St Paul's is very strict. Please meet at the entrance to the crypt cafe at the north-west corner of the building so we can all enter together.

Travel

There is no parking at the cathedral. Driving and parking in central London is very difficult. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport. Nearest public transport links and journey times are given below for guidance.

Underground - London Underground status

  • St Paul's - 2 minute walk (240m), Central Line

  • Mansion House - 5 minute walk (580m), District and Circle Lines

  • Blackfriars - 5 minute walk (540m), District and Circle Lines

  • Bank - 7 minute walk (750m), Central, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines, and DLR

Train - National Rail Enquiries

  • City Thameslink - 3 minute walk (310m)

  • Blackfriars - 5 minute walk (540m)

  • Cannon Street - 6 minute walk (750m)

  • Liverpool Street - 15 minute walk (1580m)

Bus - Live bus status

  • Buses stopping nearby - 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242, 521

River bus - MBNA Thames Clippers

  • Blackfriars Pier - 9 minute walk (730m)

  • Bankside Pier - 10 minute walk (870m)

Bike - Public cycle hire scheme

There are a number of bike docking stations within a 3 minute walk (300m)

Bike - Free bicycle parking spaces

Free bicycle parking is provided in designated places on streets throughout the City and in City owned car parks.

Car - Current road closures, works and events

There is a public car park on Queen Victoria Street. On-street parking is very restricted.

Hotels

No group accommodation is being arranged for this visit.

As you'd imagine there are many hotels of various types in close proximity to the cathedral. You may wish to try:

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 secretary@harsnettchoir.org).

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 promptly if you have a space. Please do not arrange non-refundable travel or accommodation until after this time. If you are unsure or need to know immediately, please contact Ed at md@harsnettchoir.org

We will not be arranging group accommodation for this visit.

Online resources

Where available, online versions of sheet music are linked from the 'music' section above.

Once the music list has been agreed with the cathedral, Ed will create a Spotify playlist and provide video recordings below. Please bear in mind that the sheet music and recordings linked from here may differ subtly to our own version on the day.

If you have any questions, please contact Ed.