An ethereal and beautiful album of Christmas music by Chapel Choir was released today. A Winter's Night features a selection of classics including 'Ding dong! Merrily on High', 'Hark the Herald', and 'I Saw Three Ships'.
The Chapel Choir recorded the album in early January in the inspiring surroundings of Merton College Chapel, Oxford. It is one of the best places to record in the country; atmospheric with incredible acoustics. The choir recorded fourteen pieces over three days, accompanied by Onyx Brass, a professional ensemble. Singing and recording for up to seven hours a day, it was an incredible experience for the pupils as they learnt about the production and recording processes.
The album is being released on the Signum Classics label and is available to purchase from Cornflowers, on College Street, Winchester as well as online.
Winchester College has a choral tradition that started six centuries ago, and is the only school to maintain this in its original form. The youngest members of the choir, the Quiristers, have sung services in the Chapel for over 625 years. In modem times the Chapel Choir has evolved, performing internationally and renowned for its excellence.
Applications to join the Quiristers in September 2021 are now open.
19th September 2022
On Sunday 11 September the whole school gathered for a Commemoration Service in War Cloister, marking the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
4th July 2022
The Wykeham Eve concert at the end of the summer term is a highlight of the school year.
1st May 2022
Over the Easter holidays the Chapel Choir, including the Quiristers, took the opportunity to go on tour to Durham, singing in the splendour of the city's Cathedral.
19th March 2022
On Sunday 13 March, the College hosted a moving performance of Oliver Tarney's St Mark Passion.
6th March 2022
Winchester will welcome a new Senior Chaplain in the summer, following the departure of Rev Justin White.
10th December 2021
Each year, the festive Mince Pie concert takes place in College Hall. Celebrate Christmas with a view of this year's recording.