Norwich Cathedral

Mon 03 - Sun 09 August 2020

Information last updated on 03 Jan 2020

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The following information is for guidance only at this stage.


1400-1600 Rehearsal (Song School)

1615-1715 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong


0930-1130 Rehearsal (Song School)

1615-1715 Run through in stalls

1730-1830 Evensong


Possible dumb day (tbc)

0930-1130 Weekenders' rehearsal (Song School)


0915-1000 Run through in stalls

1030-1145 Sung Eucharist

1400-1500 Run through in stalls

1530-1630 Evensong


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 as well as lending our own music to other choirs. Their willingness to lend it 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.


Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

We will likely be rehearsing in a location away from the cathedral. More information will be provided in due course.


Accommodation is being arranged at Crown Place. This is student accommodation which opened in September 2019.

It is centrally located and is a 16 minute walk to the Cathedral.

The cost will be £225 for the week in an en-suite single bedroom in a flat with 5 or 6 rooms and a communal kitchen/lounge area. Continental Breakfast supplies will be provided in each flat.

We clearly need to ascertain the number of rooms required. Please complete this survey whether or not you wish to book. A deposit of £50 per person is required and should be remitted to the choir bank account or cheques sent to The Treasurer.


There is no parking at this city centre location. Just park is recommended to find a suitable space.


The accommodation is 0.9 miles, 20 minute walk, from Norwich Thorpe station.

Choir meal - Saturday 8th 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.

More information 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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