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.
25th May 2021
Last weekend sixth form pupils led a 24 hour music festival, involving performers of all ages and raising over £5000 for charity. They entertained a small live audience as well as parents and friends, via a livestream of the entire event.
16th October 2020
'A Winter's Night' is a wonderful collection of Christmas classics and choral music from Winchester's Chapel Choir. Released on Signum records on 16 October 2020.
31st May 2020
Quiristers have been singing at Winchester College since 1394. The current situation could not be allowed to disrupt that tradition. Therefore online rehearsals and recording individual voices remotely have become the new ways of keeping the sound of Chapel Choir with us.
27th March 2020
Whilst we are unable to gather for our Passiontide Service, it is still possible to share the music we would have enjoyed, and find a moment of peace.
17th January 2020
This January Chapel Choir recorded a new album at Merton College Chapel, Oxford. 'A Winter's Night' will be available to purchase later in the year.
12th December 2019
The Mince Pie Concerts are one of the highlights of the advent calendar at school. Sixth form pupil, and appreciative audience member, Carson reviews this year's offering.