Concert Day

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Sat 14th October 2017, 10:30am - 2:00pm

St Albans Abbey
Sumpter Yard
St Albans


Concert Day rehearsal

Percussion/electronics set-up from 9.30am

Orchestra set-up from 10am (after choir chairs have been placed)

Rehearsal order: 10.30am Tchaikovsky, Borodin

                          c.11.30am Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich

Concert dress: gentlemen – DJs, white shirts, black bow tie. ladies – all black

Green room: The Chapter House is closed. During rehearsal/performance (only) instrument cases may be left in the lady chapel NB this will not be secure. Secure green rooms are in the Deanery (down drive  at the end of Sumpter Yard).  Ask David Utting, Christine Drury or Nigel Stansfield for key code access number.

Entrance will be via the Cedar Tree Door on Sumpter Yard. There is absolutely no parking in Sumpter Yard so please allow plenty of time to park elsewhere.  For the harpist, double bass players and heavy percussion only, there will be the ability to unload instruments by the Cedar Tree Door and then park in the Deanery Garden. 

Refreshments: The Cathedral Abbot’s Kitchen, whilst the building works are on-going, is temporarily located on a marquee on the south side of the Cathedral. This is open 10am to 4.30pm on Saturdays.  Please note that we are not allowed to eat or drink in the Cathedral itself (except water). The temporary toilet portacabins are now located through the same outside door as the Abbot’s Kitchen.