UK Sacred Harp Convention

Join us for the 25th UK Sacred Harp Convention in Rothwell!

Join us for the 25th UK Sacred Harp Convention in Rothwell!

We are asking people to pre-register for to give us a good idea of numbers and so that we are able to share any vital information closer to the event. Please use this Google form to let us know you are coming:…/1FAIpQLSc-toUat…/viewform…

  • Saturday 17th September – 10:30-3:30 Sacred Harp singing in Blackburn Hall, Commercial St, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0AW. Registration from 10 with a bring and share lunch.
  • Saturday 17th September – 7-10pm informal social event in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church Street, Rothwell, LS26 oQL. 
  • Sunday 18th September – 10:30-3:30 Sacred Harp singing in Blackburn Hall. Registration from 10 with a bring and share lunch.

Covid Mitigations:

These mitigations are subject to updates if levels of infection change in the lead up to the event. We appreciate everyone needs to make their own assessments about attending a large singing event which cannot be made risk free so if you have questions about any of the mitigations below, please contact us.

  • All attendees must use a lateral flow test on the morning of each day of singing, before they travel to the venue and bring evidence of a negative test with them, for example a photograph of the test read at the time suggested by the manufacturer. If you test positive at any point, please do not attend. For children under 7 lateral flow tests are at the discretion of parents and evidence of their tests will not be asked for. Please get in contact with us if you are having trouble finding or paying for a test.
  • We ask that you stay home if you have recently been in close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid or if you or someone in your household has any new, unexplained symptoms. (For updates on the symptoms of covid variants please see: ). 
  • Masks are not required for singing, but singers are welcome to wear masks if they would like to.
  • We will be singing in a hollow square with chairs spaced at the usual distance but there will be extra chairs and space in the large hall for singers who would be more comfortable sitting further away from others.
  • We have a large venue and will use spaced out stations for refreshments tables with hand sanitiser available to use before and after touching shared surfaces and utensils.
  • The hall will be ventilated as much as possible throughout the singing so we advise people to bring layers whatever the weather.
  • We will hold a bring-and-share lunch both days but people are equally welcome to bring their own lunch. 
  • Our lunch and refreshment breaks will be longer than usual to allow everyone plenty of time to use all facilities.
  • For those who wish to attend the Saturday night social, we have exclusive use of a venue with a bar.
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 within 7 days after the event, please notify organisers. Your name will not be shared but we would like to let attendees know so that they can make informed decisions to reduce the risk of infections in their household or local area.