Mon 02 - Sun 08 August 2021
Information last updated on 21 Apr 2021
The following singers have signed up for our residency at Southwark. Those not attending the whole week have the days they wish to sing in brackets after their name. If this information is wrong, please email Ed.
Please be aware that appearing on this list does not guarantee a space on this visit. Once we understand the rules/guidelines for singing in August, we will confirm places. Please do not book any non-refundable travel or accommodation until we have confirmed that no Covid restrictions apply.
Sopranos: Barbara, Elizabeth, Susan A (Mon-Fri), Debs, Claire E, Eileen, Anna (Mon, Sat, Sun), Susan KW, Lynne
Altos: Sylvia, Margaret, Anne, Jane, Maralyn, Sally
Tenors: Geoff H (Mon-Sat), Geoff Q, Peter, Ashley, Graham S
Basses: John B, George, Chris, John R, Robert, Geoff W
The following are joining us for the weekend only and are expected to attend the weekenders' rehearsal on Saturday (see below).
Sopranos: Rachel (Sat-Sun), Katie (Sat-Sun), Anna (Mon, Sat-Sun)
Altos: Debs (Sat-Sun)
Tenors: Geoff Wh (Sat-Sun)
Basses: Jon C (Mon-Tues, Sat-Sun)
The following information is for guidance only at this stage.
1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)
1615-1715 Run through in stalls
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)*
1630-1715 Run through in stalls
Probable dumb day, when we won't be singing any services
1100-1230 Weekenders' rehearsal (Song School)
1400-1500 Rehearsal (Song School)
1500-1545 Run through in stalls
1000-1030 Run through in stalls
1100-1115 Choral Eucharist
1400-1445 Run through in stalls
*Not all singers will be required at all of these rehearsals.
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.
You will be given a cardboard wallet containing the week’s music. It would greatly help if you kept all the music in the wallet when not in use. Please ensure that any markings you make on your copy are made in pencil only.
Harsnett borrows a great deal of music from various sources. Their willingness to lend to us for free depends on us returning it promptly, intact, and with our pencil markings removed. You may keep music you have downloaded or, if you wish, donate it to the choir library.
For services, we carry music in red hardback folders. If you have one of these, please remember to bring it with you. If you do not have one, they will be available. Please return both folders and all music before you leave.
London Bridge, London SE1 9DA
The Song School is off the corridor of the new extension to the north of the cathedral.
Suitable Accommodation has been located at Manna Ash House, 8-16 Pocock Street, Newington, London, SE1 0BW.
This is less than 1 mile from Southwark Cathedral and should take no more than a 20 minute walk.
The cost will be £50.00 per person per night for a single en-suite room, which for central London I consider to be reasonable. Self catering breakfast provisions will be provided in the usual way.
With many members within commuting distance at this stage I just need to ascertain how many rooms might be required. Please complete the survey.
If you have any questions, please email Graham at email@example.com
Choir meal - Saturday 7th August
As has become our custom a meal will be arranged for the Saturday evening. Family and friends are more than welcome to this social gathering.
Info to follow
Robing and dress
The appearance of the choir is important: it gets noticed and affects how we come across.
The choir provides cassocks, surplices and whites. If you have yours at home, please be sure to bring them with you. If you haven’t done so already and this is your first time with Harsnett, please let Elizabeth Jack know your approximate height and build.
Please wear quiet black shoes and dark trousers and socks or tights as these may show under your cassock. Academical hoods and RSCM medals may be worn during Evensong. They are not worn at the Eucharist.