Portsmouth Cathedral

16-17 Oct 2021


Last updated: 16 September 2021

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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: Rachael, Heather, Elizabeth, Katie, Clare SB, Debs B, Anna, Barbara.

Altos: Sylvia, Jill, Margaret, Jane, Shirley, Anne, Laura, Graham K.

Tenors: Geoff Q, David S, Geoff Wh, Richard, Peter, Ian B, Ashley (Sat only), Stephen D.

Basses: John B, Mark, Chris, Geoff Wa, Ian D, Geoff H.


Places are assigned on the assumption that there are no restrictions for Covid at the time. Numbers may be reduced or the visit cancelled if Covid restrictions are reintroduced or in force at the time of the visit.

Schedule

The below is for guidance only and may change slightly. Confirmation will be provided nearer the time.

Saturday

  • 1330-1530 Rehearsal (Song School, Cathedral House)

  • 1615-1700 Run through in stalls

  • 1730-1830 Choral Evensong

Sunday

There is no morning service at the cathedral due to the Great South Run.

  • 1500-1600 AGM*

  • 1615-1700 Run through in stalls

  • 1730-1830 Choral Evensong/Eucharist


*Attendance is not compulsory, although all members are invited to join. Members not attending the weekend who wish take part in the AGM by phone, should please contact Ed directly at md@harsnettchoir.org

Music

The below is for guidance only at this stage and may change. Confirmation will be provided nearer the time.

Saturday

Sunday


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

The cathedral is at:

High St, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2HA

We will be rehearsing in the Song School, which is to the north of the cathedral at:

Cathedral House, 63-68 St Thomas's Street Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2HA


Travel information

Parking Information

Limited parking is available on the High Street and adjacent streets; there is no dedicated parking for Portsmouth Cathedral. See Parkopedia for more information.

Public Transport

Bus routes 20, 25, 3, 700 & X4 all service stops around the Cathedral.

Trains both to Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour Stations, both within walking distance of the Cathedral are operated by Great Western Railway and South Western Railway.

Cycling & Walking

Portsmouth has a number of fantastic cycling routes and dedicated paths around the city.

Cycling from most places in the city is simple, plan your journey to Portsmouth Cathedral here.

Hotels

Due to the Great South Run it appears that hotels are charging high prices. It may be worthwhile booking, on a refundable basis, sooner rather than later.

There are various hotels available in Portsmouth. You may find the following useful:


General info

All music will be provided on the day. It is expected that you will 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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ed at md@harsnettchoir.org or Debs at visits@harsnettchoir.org.

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 subtly differ to our own version on the day.

If you have any questions, please contact Ed.