Southwark Cathedral

Mon 02 - Sun 08 August 2021

Information last updated on 14 Jan 2021

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This is our annual summer week residency.

Members: sign up on Muzodo

Non-members: contact Ed

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Confirmed attendees

The following singers have a confirmed place on this visit.





We are waiting for confirmation of the covid precautions required for this visit before assigning places. Please do not book any non-refundable accommodation or travel until your place on this visit has been confirmed.


The following information is for guidance only at this stage.


1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)

1615-1715 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)*

1630-1715 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong


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

1600-1700 Evensong


1000-1030 Run through in stalls

1100-1115 Choral Eucharist

1400-1445 Run through in stalls

1500-1600 Evensong

*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.


We hope that we will be out of the pandemic by the summer, but if not we will take every precaution to keep our members safe. The following precautions will be in place and specific details will be sent to those attending.

Max singers with distancing: tbc

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.

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 or Debs at


London Bridge, London SE1 9DA

The Song School is off the corridor of the new extension to the north of the cathedral.


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We will be arranging discounted group accommodation.

Info to follow. For any immediate questions, please email Graham at

Choir meal - Saturday 7th August

As has become our custom a meal has been 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.

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