In a normal term, two or three pupils take music diploma exams. However in June, fourteen Winchester College candidates gained their diplomas. Half of them gained distinctions (*). They are all to be commended on plenty of practice during lockdown and hard work, with the guidance of their music tutors, over the summer term.
The 4th year candidates were: ARCO – Edward Bence (Chawker's) organ, ATCL – Angus Benton (Freddie's) voice*, ATCL – David Monahan (Furley's) voice, ATCL – Thomas Sharrock (Coll.) cello, ATCL – Iolo Spier (Coll.) horn, and LTCL – Gregory Wong (Beloe's) violin.
Stephen Lam (Chawker's) gained a distinction in his ATCL on the clarinet despite only being in his 2nd year.
Meanwhile, seven pupils in their final year at Winchester also achieved excellent results: ARSM – Wonjun Lee (Phil's) piano*, ARSM – Kieran Little (Phil's) voice*, ARSM – Nat Morley (Kenny's) piano*, ATCL – Tom Burkill (Furley's) piano, ATCL – Nat Morley (Kenny's) voice, LTCL – Xavier Khalid (Toye's) piano*, and LTCL – Henry Lee (Freddie's) piano*.
Luke Mitchell (Toye's, 2015-2020) also passed his ARCO diploma, and was awarded the Sawyer & Durrant prizes by the Royal College of Organists.
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.