The Chapel Choir spent three days at the start of January rehearsing and recording in New Hall. The choir were joined by a number of extra singers for this project (principally due to the nature of the repertoire and the need for a more expansive sound to match and balance with a full orchestra) and the London Mozart Players.
The most substantial piece recorded was Gerald Finzi’s ‘Lo, the full final sacrifice’. This will be a rare recording of Finzi’s original (and very fine) full orchestration. Then followed a number of pieces with strong Winchester connections, either composers or arrangers, with music by Stanford, Ireland, Balfour Gardner, Dyson and Tarney.
The disc is due for release in early 2024 to coincide with two significant Winchester anniversaries – the centenary of the opening of War Cloister in May 1924; and the seventh centenary of William of Wykeham’s birth in 1324.
The recording was generously supported by the College, The Friends of Winchester of College and the Julian Smith Fund.
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.
29th November 2022
470 children from local primary school experienced the wonder of an orchestral performance at our annual Primary Schools Concert.
29th November 2022
Chapel Choir member William Newport has made it to the final three of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition.
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.