Day’s Programme

We are aiming to make this a  fun and musically enjoyable day out for both singers and non singers, with the opportunity to support a very worthwhile cause. Don’t forget, the price of your ticket is already going to our seven Hampshire Hospices.

The following is the current programme for the day but please revisit this page just before October 12th to check for any last minute changes, and please print a copy to bring with you on 12th October.

Download a printable copy here

Doors Open. Please follow the signs for the best entry door for your voice part. We need to get all singers seated by the start of the rehearsal at 2.00pm. Yellow sashed VfHers will be there to help you. If you need special assistance, please make yourself known to a VfHer. Remember, the tallest singers at the back of each section, and be prepared to move seats if the conductor can not see you, or you him!


“Elijah” Rehearsal. There will be a short 15minute break in the rehearsal where you may visit each Hospice stand and discover more about the wonderful work they do for those with life limiting and end of life illnesses.

The Hospices will also have various goods for sale. All proceeds will go directly to individual Hospices.


There are many restaurants and hostelries in the vicinity of the Cathedral


Doors open for singers and audience. VfHers will again be available to assist to seats.


An Introduction by The Dean,  The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle
A Message    Nigel Hartley CEO Mountbatten Hospice IoW

A Message    Rev Marion Dodd
Lighting of Hospice Candle by William and Eleanor Holmes
Hospice Poem  All

PERFORMANCE of excerpts from
Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”
Soloists: Thomas Allen as Elijah
Helen Bailey, Jennifer Shell  Sopranos.
Fiona Mackay Alto, Conor Breen Tenor

William Holmes (boy treble)
Conductor John Sutton
The VfH Sinfonia

9.30pm (approx.)

There will be short interval during the performance, where you may visit the Hospice tables and hear at first hand the wonderful work they do for all the residents of Hampshire.

Toilets available in the Fleurie Building.

Performance ends.

Thank you for your participation and support and GOOD LUCK with your own Voices for Hospices singing events  in the future!
Please contact us via the website to let us know how you fared!