We have an exciting opportunity for four young boys to join the Winchester College Chapel Choir in September 2022 as Quiristers. We are now recruiting for boys who are currently in Year 4. Auditions will take place next March, but we would be delighted to hear from any boy who is interested and would like to meet with the Director of Chapel Music informally.
When William of Wykeham founded Winchester College in 1382 he made provision for 16 young boys between the ages of 9 and 13 to sing in the Chapel. The school has maintained this same choral foundation for more than 600 years and the Quiristers, or Qs as they are usually known, form a vital part of Winchester College’s Chapel Choir.
The Quiristers perform regularly in the UK and have a busy schedule, alongside their weekly services singing in Chapel. Recent projects have included recording for BBC Radio 3, concerts in Birmingham Symphony Hall and recording at Abbey Road Studios.
Mr Howard Ionascu, Director of Chapel Music commented, ‘This is a wonderful and unique opportunity for any boy who loves to sing. In addition to forming close friendships and having huge amounts of fun, Quiristers are trained to a professional standard, performing in some of the most prestigious venues, both in the UK and overseas.’
Quiristers are educated and board at The Pilgrims' School and receive a 40% bursary towards the fees, with further means-tested bursary provision available for those who require it.
Please contact Mr Howard Ionascu, Director of Chapel Music to find out more.
9th August 2022
Each year Winchester College welcomes hundreds of visitors to events, art exhibitions and specialist tours of the school and its collections for Heritage Open Days. This year, in-person events will return to the College with bookings now open.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
The whole school community, including past and future pupils and families, gathered for a day of sport, music, art, talks, tours and food in our annual celebration, Wykeham Day.
2nd May 2023
In honour of the forthcoming King's Coronation, the College held a special May Day concert and celebratory lunch for all pupils and staff.
20th April 2023
A new exhibition in Treasury explores the College’s important collection of silver and includes many items on public display for the first time.
6th March 2023
For the Spring Concert, the Chamber Orchestra performed a Beethoven piano concerto, whilst Glee Club chose Schubert's Mass No 3.