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.
16th May 2023
Pupils competed in the Bach Prize on the 14th of May, with performances on the organ, violin, cello and piano.
10th March 2023
The College's Outreach programme marked St David’s Day on 1st March with two memorable events at the Cathedral and St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School.
8th March 2023
On 18 – 19 March pupils from Winchester College will play continuously for 24 hours to raise big sums for charity. There are two free concerts, open to the public, as part of the event.
6th March 2023
For the Spring Concert, the Chamber Orchestra performed a Beethoven piano concerto, whilst Glee Club chose Schubert's Mass No 3.
23rd January 2023
Valentine’s Day sees the start of this year’s weekly lunchtime recital series in Winchester Cathedral, with over thirty concerts across a wide range of repertoire.
14th January 2023
A new album to coincide with significant Winchester College anniversaries has been recorded in New Hall and will be released in early 2024.