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.
21st September 2021
On the 24th of September 2021, 450 Winchester pupils and OWs will attempt to collectively replicate the impressive feat of George Mallory, aiming to run 2,500km en masse in the space of just a couple of hours, in tribute to the mountaineer, who embarked on his expedition one hundred years ago.
25th May 2021
Last weekend sixth form pupils led a 24 hour music festival, involving performers of all ages and raising over £5000 for charity. They entertained a small live audience as well as parents and friends, via a livestream of the entire event.
18th May 2021
Over the weekend of 22 - 23 May 2021, pupils will be performing in a 24-hour music festival, which they have organised to raise money for three chosen charities: Winchester Young Carers, NSPCC, and Stay at School Nepal. Over 50 boys and members of staff from different boarding houses and year groups will be performing in a non-stop concert, which will be live streamed to the school community.
22nd March 2021
Boys and dons aim to travel the equivalent distance to reach Samos, Greece to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières.
1st February 2021
Thanks to the continued generosity of Winchester parents, the Umapad Food Programme in the Philippines continues to support those in desperate need to access education and food.
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.