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.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
3rd October 2023
Recently, College pupil Nye won a place in The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
16th May 2023
Pupils competed in the Bach Prize on the 14th of May, with performances on the organ, violin, cello and piano.
9th May 2023
We are delighted to be taking part in the National Garden Scheme’s 'Open Garden' weekend again this year.
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.