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Index Cantorum returns to give a truly immersive a cappella musical performance for the Launch of the Lunchtime Recital series for 2019.
The Friends of Winchester Cathedral present Rev'd Canon Nick Fennemore: "Life as a Chaplain for the NHS". Nick has spent 33 years of his ministry working for the NHS as a chaplain and so has a wealth of stories and experience of working in acute hospitals, hospices and the community.
Join us for a special Evensong with Winchester Cathedral Choir, recorded live by BBC Radio 3.
Join us for Winchester Cathedral’s annual Open Evening.
Meet the staff and volunteers who work in every aspect of the day to day running of the Cathedral, from the stonemasons and flower arrangers to the Holy Dusters and the Bell Ringers.
Free admission. All welcome!
Andrew Lumsden, Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, and Anna Leyland, Vocal Coach, will lead a free workshop for boys in Year 3 who are thinking about auditioning to become a chorister.
Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817, in rented rooms in College Street. She was buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. This tour offers visitors an intimate and often amusing insight into her life and connections with the Cathedral.
Followed by tea or coffee and delicious homemade cakes in the Cathedral Refectory.
An opportunity for girls aged 10 to 12 to explore the possibility of becoming a girl chorister. There is a chance to sing with the current girl choristers and take part in Evensong in the Cathedral at 5.30pm.
Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir Concert
Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir and Greenfields Junior School
With Keith Nightingale, Toby Armstrong and Kate Jones
Directed by Keith Clark
A fundraising concert in support of Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir, including Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo by Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz and other songs.
Art has been commissioned for the Cathedral since the Middle Ages and can be seen throughout this great building. Join one of our guides to discover the Cathedral's works of art and how they came to be here.
Pick up a free trial from the Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make finger puppets. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years.
Prof Bill Lucas, Director, Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester
The learning sciences are giving us exciting insights into how we learn. These lessons can be applied at school at university or college and throughout life. In this lecture Bill Lucas will explore the research, explode some myths and reflect on how 8-year-old and 80-year-old learners are both similar and different!
Tickets: £5 available from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275.
Twenty teams, including clergy and councillors, will be tossing pancakes as they compete for a trophy awarded for the team that completes the course in the fastest time.
Professor Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
This talk reflects on how best we can read the Bible, focussing especially the gospels and letters of the New Testament, but opening up some wider questions. How important is the Bible? How can it help us shape our thinking and living? And how can reading this text help us reflect on God and ourselves during this period of Lent?
A multi-media visual arts project by GCSE students at Kings School, inspired by Winchester Cathedral. The artwork will be exhibited in various locations throughout the Cathedral.
Southampton Philharmonic Choir presents this jewel of the early Baroque in the magnificent setting of Winchester Cathedral.
Prof Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
The death of Christ is central to the Christian faith, and is the major focus of our Good Friday celebrations. So what does it mean? And how does it illuminate the Christian life? This lecture explores the various ways in which Christians have understood the meaning of the crucifixion, and what each of these brings to our understanding of Christ and ourselves.
Winchester Cathedral welcomes a choir from it's north-eastern partner, Newcastle-upon-tyne. The Newcastle Bach Choir will join with the Waynflete Singers to perform Mendelssohn's great oratorio, Elijah. Orchestral fire and brimstone will be in ample supply from the London Mozart Players. Find out more >>
Paul Woodhouse Suite
Enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery including a small gift for mum.
Tickets: £17.95pp for two courses, £8.95 for children 12 and under. Pre-booking and deposit required.
Wessex Learning Centre
Andrew Honey, Lead Conservator, Winchester Bible Project
This talk will describe the recently completed work to conserve the Winchester Bible, begun in 2014 by Dr Christopher Clarkson and continued at the Bodleian Library since 2016. It will describe the process of conservation and the rebinding of the Bible, and share some of the discoveries that have been made during the process.
Pick up a free Easter trail from the Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make an Easter basket. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11years.
Seder Meal, shared between Jews and Christians, for all ages.
A Seder is an ancient commemorative meal that Jews hold during Passover. It is multi-layered, happy and sad, containing the story of the Exodus from slavery, together with special foods and rituals, many of which are for children. The Seder will be led by members of the local Jewish community.
More information coming soon.
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra - Conducted by Carol Clausen Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra -Conducted by John Fuller. Come and join Hampshire Council Council Chairman, Cllr Elaine Still for a spring concert celebrating the best and most talented of Hampshire's young musicians.
Alexandru Tomescu - Violin
Conductor - Christopher Petrie
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This unique concert features history in the marking; the World Premiere of the 'Hampshire Symphony' by Calin Huma. The programme also includes Saint-Saens' impressionistic Violin Concerto No. 3 and 'Balada', a musical gem of sheer Romantic indulgence by little-known Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu.
The Winchester and Country Music Festival is made up of 7 locally based choirs: Compton & Shawford Festival Choir, Itchen Valley Choral Society, Sarisbury Choral Society, Botley Choral Society, Overton Choral Society, Twyford Singers and Winchester City Festival Choir.
Pick up a trail from the Entrance Desk and discover all the weird and wonderful animals that can be found around the Cathedral, followed by clay animal craft activity.
Free on entry to the Cathedral. Admission is free for under 16s. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Back for 2019, this popular charity walk raises vital funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace.
Ensembles from across the US and the UL join together in Winchester to perform works by Dr Dan Forrest, scored for choir and with orchestra. Collaborating with an English Choir-in-residence, and with orchestra. Collaborating with an English Choir - in residence, participating ensembles will take part in a 5-day festival experience led by Dr Forrest and supported by Dr Shangkuan. The Gala Concert, held at Winchester Cathedral, will mark the end of the festival tour.
Southampton Philharmonic Choir with Southampton University Philharmonic Choir performs Verdi's Requiem, a work unashamedly theatrical in style, in which moments of great tenderness and simplicity are juxtaposed with passages of the most powerful and thrilling intensity. Performing with them under the baton of David Gibson are the New London Sinfonia.
Voices for Hospices Choir are passionate about enabling singers to join together and raise their voices to help those with end of life and life limiting illnesses. Join them for a concert at Winchester Cathedral in 2019!