The Harsnett Choir
The Harsnett Choir
The Harsnett Choir sings the choral services at cathedrals and churches when their own choirs are on holiday.
We are always interested to hear from new prospective members.   See the contact us page for more details.
© The Harsnett Choir, 2018
Registered charity no: 1136648
Information about future visits
Last updated 26 June 2018

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The choir provides cassocks (black), 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 (e-mail: <>).  

ease wear black shoes and dark trousers, as these may show under your cassock.  Academical hoods and RSCM medals may be worn at Evensong services.

Should you be held up or need to contact us on the day, we are available on the numbers given below.

Ed           07771 531285
Mark      07947 914619

Edinburgh 22nd - 30th July 2018

MUSIC with links where available

Monday 23 July

   Thomas Tomkins, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from the Second Service
    Thomas Tallis, All people that on earth do dwell

Tuesday 24 July

    Henry Purcell, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in Bb, Z230/7-8
    Thomas Attwood, Teach me, O Lord

Wednesday 25 July

    John Amner, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Dorian)
    John Amner, O God my King

Thursday 26 July

Harold Darke, Communion Service in E
    William Byrd, Ne irascaris, Domine

Friday 27 July

    Thomas Weelkes, Sixth Evening Service in D
    William Matthias, Lift up your heads, O ye gates, Op 44, No 2

Saturday 28 July (Dumb day - we will not be singing this day)

Sunday 29 July - Eucharist

Francisco Guerrero, Missa Ecce Sacerdos Magnus
    Olivier Messiaen, O sacrum convivium

Sunday 29 July - Evensong

Orlando Gibbons, Song 44, Veni Creator
    Herbert Howells, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (for St Paul’s Cathedral)
    Francis Jackson, Lo, God is here



    1400-1530  Rehearsal
    1600-1645  Run through in stalls
    1645-1700  Processional run through
    1700-1730  Evensong


    0930-1200  Rehearsals (not everyone will be required all the time, but you asked to be available if requested)
    1630-1715  Run through in stalls (please listen for special announcements on the day)
    1730-1830  Choral Evensong (Eucharist on Thursday)


    1400-1600  Weekenders' rehearsal (compulsory for those singing for only part of the week; open to all)


    0900-1000  Run through in stalls
    1030-1145  Choral Eucharist
    1400-1500  Run through in stalls
    1530-1630  Choral Evensong


Accommodation at Bainfield is now booked. There are a few spare rooms on some nights.

The address is: Blackford Hill House, 3 Bainfield Place Edinburgh, EH11 1BF

Keys will be available from Graham who will be either in Reception, this is in the Management Suite opposite the disabled parking bays, or in Flat 2 from 3pm on Sunday 22nd August 2018. Mobile: 07721 505296.

Check out on the day of departure is required by 10am.

Information regarding the accommodation is available here.

Saturday Evening Meal 28th July 2018

A meal has been arranged for the Saturday evening, 28th July 2018, at The Hilton Edinburgh Grosvener. This is situated close to St Mary's Cathedral.

The menu is below:
Chefs soup of the day
Plum tomato & mozzarello salad, balsamic dressing
Chicken liver parfait, onion chutney & baby brioche

Main Course

Pan fried chicken breast, red wine & thyme jus
Filet of salmon, watercress cream
Potato gnocchi, roast vegetables, tomato & basil provencal

Citrus lemon tart,mascarpone, raspberry compote
Choux buns filled with vanilla cream, chocolate source
Caramel cheesecake

Cost £26 per person

Menu choices do NOT have to be made in advance!
However, I am required to confirm numbers 14 days prior to the event.

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Thank you.



If travelling by train book to Haymarket which is within 15 minutes walk of Bainfield. The station appears on train booking websites just as Haymarket - not Edinburgh Haymarket! I think it is the Aberdeen trains that progress to Haymarket from Waverley.


If you are flying to Edinburgh then on exiting the Terminal building look for Bus Stand F. Take the Skylink 300 service and alight at Fountainbridge. Bainfield accommodation is across the road!