Video Recording

South Queensferry Priory

DATE: Saturday 22 August 2020

VENUE: Hopetoun Rd, South Queensferry EH30 9RB – MAP

There is a car park right behind the church. It is a small public one, and does fill up. It is down the little driveway alongside the church, opposite the Police Station. Otherwise, you can park on the Esplanade nr the rail bridge and walk along the High Street. There is on-street parking just a little way back up the hill – or buy something in Scotmid supermarket and park there!
The 43 Lothian Bus runs from St Andrew’s Square and stops right outside the Priory. You can also walk along Station Rd from Dalmeny Station, and then turn right down the hill.

The Little Bakery is just a minute’s walk away, along the cobbled High Street and does takeaway coffees etc.


  • Arr. c.4.15pm for a warm-up in the Cloister Garden (outdoors), weather permitting! Cloister Garden is on the north side between the Priory and the car park
  • 4.45pm – begin setting up recording devices
  • 5.00pm – Priory closes to the public. Aim to start recording straight away.
  • 5.30pm – aiming to finish


  • Sop – Bridget Howarth, Sally Carr (tbc)
  • Alto – Annika Lindskog, Jenny Sterling
  • Tenor – Stuart Murray Mitchell, Rory Wilson
  • Bass – Simon Filsell, Chris Williams


This will not be concert dress. It’s a relatively informal recording. I would suggest we all have some sort of single block-colour top of some kind, just so we’re all nice and visible on the video. Doesn’t need to be a blouse/shirt. People will not be looking at our legs(!) so jeans are fine or anything comfortable.

MUSIC: (print your own or let me know and I will print it for you)

I’ve been in touch with a friend, and here’s how I Fagiolini safely did their concert in London recently:

Hi, Simon. Complicated, in that there were a load of ‘measures’ put in place, but they all boil down to sort of the ‘new’ coronavirus common sense. Don’t share music stands or chairs. Have hand sanitiser everywhere and especially at the door. The staff at the VOCES8 place did a huge amount of cleaning before everyone arrived, and likely after everyone left as well. Perspex screens were NOT required. Ventilate the building as well as you possibly can and reduce the session times to small chunks if at all possible. Breaks should be taken outside and people shouldn’t eat inside if there are longer breaks for food. Obviously physically distancing people is pretty important, and washing hands all the time. These things all follow from first principles that we all already know: reduce time indoors, ventilate as best you can, wash everything, sanitise all the time, don’t touch each other or other things that other people touch. And wear masks, of course. But we never actually wore masks when singing as it’s sort of impossible to actually sing well. Is this helpful?”

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