The day before Lockdown 2.0, Wednesday 4 November, an excited group of Quiristers travelled by coach to London to record in the world’s most famous recording studios, Abbey Road.
We were there to record and film carols and anthems for a service, which the Chapel Choir has sung at for several years and would normally take place in December at St Luke's Church, Chelsea. The annual service is organised by the Alice Martineau Appeal in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Recording at Abbey Road was an incredible experience for all the boys (some of whom had previously only sung three services!) and they coped with the rigours of the day tremendously.
The service, to be broadcast as a ticketed event on YouTube on 17 December, will also feature readings from celebrities such as Dame Judi Dench, Damian Lewis, Jane Asher and David Haig . We very much hope many in the Winchester College community can support the work of this excellent charity and enjoy the Qs performance.
19th November 2020
An active participant in the school's Community Service outreach programme and A-Level art student, Felix, wanted to use his skills to support the local homeless shelter at this very difficult time for charities.
16th October 2020
'A Winter's Night' is a wonderful collection of Christmas classics and choral music from Winchester's Chapel Choir. Released on Signum records on 16 October 2020.
28th June 2020
Just eighteen days after setting off - from their respective homes - to journey together, virtually, to Everest base camp, the team has reached its goal and raised over £11, 450 for charity in the process. The two pupils at the fore of organising and promoting the event write about the challenge and what it means to the team and the charity they're supporting.
27th June 2020
Struck by the terrible hardships facing vulnerable communities in his home city of Bangkok, Toh started making nutritious, tasty food to be delivered to those most in need. In an inspiring postcard, he explains how he's balanced his charity work with his school work.
7th June 2020
Tomorrow a team of 34 boys and 21 staff embark on a virtual Mallory Challenge to run and cycle the equivalent of the distance from Winchester to Everest. They plan to complete the 10,300km in the next three weeks, covering at least one third of the distance on foot.
1st June 2020
Two brothers write of their experiences of lockdown together, with one studying for exams, and the other continuing his singing, remotely.