Dedicated musician Luke has been appointed Organ Scholar of Worcester Cathedral for 2020-21. He will play for some Cathedral services and help train the choristers. Luke, who is currently studying Music, History and English, plans to apply for an Organ Scholarship at Oxford University after spending time at Worcester. He is increasingly in demand as an organist, following his impressive performances at last summer’s ‘Oundle for Organists’ course. He has been awarded three organ recitals at prestigious venues across England. The public will have the chance to see him perform at three concerts during 2020, at Clare College, Cambridge, St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich, and Bristol Cathedral. Opportunities to perform solo at important churches, colleges and cathedrals are hard to win, and Luke, who is only 17, beat pupils several years older than himself to achieve these offers. Luke also plays the harpsichord and is a member of Chapel Choir.
Luke said of his success, “I’m very excited to begin working at Worcester Cathedral next year, where all the skills I’ve accumulated here at Winchester will surely prove invaluable. The music department and chapel are hugely supportive of the organ playing of myself and the other students – especially in regards to achieving individual goals and targets. I will miss it greatly next year, though I’m sure the younger organists in the college will continue to enjoy the successes in Organ Scholarships the college has always had.”
10th February 2020
Rev Justin White's address to boys and staff in Chapel this morning celebrated Darwin's birthday.
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.
19th July 2019
The summer break gives many of us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the past year. As we said goodbye to some very long serving staff and our sixth form pupils, the College Chaplain used his final service of the academic year, to speak of freedom and the importance of good advice. Here is an extract from that address.
10th May 2019
Winchester College Chapel Choir joined three others for an historic Evensong, continuing the tradition of the four choirs gathering as part of their Amicabilis Concordia, signed in 1444.
7th March 2019
Pupil, Arthur Lyhne-Gold highlights why the famous choral music, sung by the Chapel Choir at this years’ service, came to be.