The school hall was filled to capacity for our annual Primary Schools Concert, given by the Symphony Orchestra. We welcomed 470 children from nine local primary schools, who were taken on an inspirational journey of music, discovering the instruments of the orchestra and even trying their hands at playing and conducting.
Members of the orchestra introduced their instruments to the audience and demonstrated their sounds, before performing the 3rd and 4th movements of Dvorǎk’s 8th Symphony. The children learnt about different families of instruments and some Italian musical terms, and sang along to the main symphony tune using their new knowledge of forte, piano, crescendo and diminuendo.
The visiting children responded brilliantly to the experience and one brave volunteer from St Mary's Church of England Junior School, Basingstoke even had a go at conducting the whole orchestra.
This annual event is a highlight of the school's outreach programme, a valuable opportunity to share the power of music, and to inspire the musicians of the future.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
3rd February 2023
On Tuesday 31 January, STEM Ambassadors from Park Community School joined us for a series of science activities.
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.
19th January 2023
On Tuesday 17 January, students from UTC Portsmouth, one of our partner secondary schools, joined members of AstroSoc for an evening of astrophysics last week.
16th January 2023
As part of our Outreach programme, Sixth Form pupils worked closely with the cast and crew of the Blue Apple theatre company to bring their latest production to the stage.
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.