Portsmouth Cathedral

16-17 Oct 2021


Information last updated on 14 Jan 2021

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Interested in joining us for this visit?

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Non-members: contact Ed for more information


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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: tba

Altos: tba

Tenors: tba

Basses: tba

Schedule

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

Saturday

1400-1530 Rehearsal (venue tbc)

1600-1700 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Choral Evensong

Sunday

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

1600-1700 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Choral Evensong

Music

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.

Coronavirus

Portsmouth was the first cathedral in the country to reintroduce choral services during the pandemic and is well equipped to welcome visiting choirs under covid-safe circumstances should that still be required. If we are not out of the pandemic by the time of the visit, the following rules will apply. More precauctions will be necessary and you will be informed of those nearer the time.

Max singers with distancing: 24

If the pandemic has ended by the time of the visit we will open up more spaces.

Singers will be at a minimum 2m distance from each other at all times, both in services and rehearsal. No socialising will be permitted on site. Extra cleaning will be conducted throughout the visit. Copies of all music will be made available to you in advance so that you may download the pack and sing from your tablet or from music printed at home, reducing physical contact. Cassocks and surplices will be provided on the day, prepared 3 days in advance and transported in plastic covers to reduce contact.

We are delighted to be arranging visits again, but you should not attend if:

  • you or someone you live with is at high risk or shielding

  • you show any symptoms in the 14 days prior to the visit

  • you live in an area under tier 4 restrictions or above (eg local lockdown) at the time of the visit

We are monitoring the situation and will not arrange a visit if we feel we cannot do it safely. A determination will be made nearer the time and those who have signed up for the visit will be informed.

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

Location

High St, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2HA

The Cathedral is located in the High Street of Old Portsmouth. There is limited parking available on the High Street and adjacent streets; there is no dedicated parking for Portsmouth Cathedral.

Our rehearsal venue is likely to be elsewhere. More information to follow.

Hotels

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


Parking

For information on parking in Portsmouth, try:

General info

Copies of all music will be available to you on the day, but will also be made available in advance so that you may download the pack and sing from your tablet, reducing physical contact.

No time in the rehearsal will be given to note-bashing music.

Cassocks and surplices will be provided on the day and transported in plastic covers to reduce contact. If you are new, please send your approx height and build to Ed at md@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