St Paul's Cathedral

25 May 2020 - CANCELLED

Coronavirus update

Last updated 13 May.

We take the health and wellbeing of our members very seriously. On 17 March 2020, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York advised that public worship should be suspended until further notice. St Paul's Cathedral has now cancelled all visiting choirs through to 31st July 2020.

As we can't sing on this day, we're planning an online social event instead. All members welcome. Click for more info.

Join us

This visit is for Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May.

Members: sign up on Muzodo

Non-members: contact Ed

You can check if you have signed up for this visit on Muzodo.

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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)

1500-1530 Auditions (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.


The following has been proposed, but may 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.


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.


There is no parking at the cathedral. Driving and parking in central London is very difficult. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport.


The nearest tube station is 'St Paul's', on the Central Line, although it is easily walkable from Bank or Mansion House.

The nearest mainline station is Cannon Street.


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

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

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