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This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.
Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, is buried in the Cathedral's north nave aisle. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her death. A series of events, tours, talks and exhibitions will be held throughout the year.
Dr Christina Welch explores the concept of purgatory and what that meant for late-medieval people, examines the concept of indulgences and how these related to purgatory, and raises the contentious issue of the supposed experience of those in purgatory. She will relate these issues to the carved cadaver memorials of Bishops Fox and Gardiner.
Presenting the newly formed Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir in a staged performance, supported by singers from the Cathedral Community, members of the Wessex Youth Choir guest appearances from Lay Clerks and Clergy, and children from Fair Oak and Greenfields Junior Schools.
The ten-piece Joseph Band will be directed by Keith Clark, Director of Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir.
Freddie Law-Turner is a medievalist specialising in illuminated manuscripts and recently returned from New York, where she was a Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum. While working there, she gave a gallery talk on the parts of the Bible loaned by the Cathedral to the Met.
Everyone is welcome. Savoury and sweet pancakes will be available.
The Rt Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton, with a Representative from Safe Families for Children will give a short talk.
West country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman will be playing a very special concert in Winchester Cathedral with his band including playing tracks from the new album and live favourites from his back catalogue.
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.
Saturday 4 March
We will be holding our Open Afternoon for girls in school years 6 and 7 who are interested in finding out more about our girls’ choir. During the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to learn about singing and to join with the girl choristers at Evensong in the Cathedral.
Saturday 18 March
Auditions to join the choir will take place.
For more information, please contact Sue Armstrong on 01962 857219 or email email@example.com
During Lent Canon Roly will lead an informal discussion group over breakfast using the gospel reading for the following Eucharist. This will be a chance for participants to explore issues of faith provoked by Jesus’ journey to the cross and also, for those who choose to come over to the Cathedral, to prepare for the sermon and worship to follow.
The launch of a new community building programme for professional people.
The aim of Fruitfulness on the Frontline is to develop and resource communities of professionals who connect their discipleship as Christians with the particular markets and industries in which they work. The workplace is often the ‘frontline’ of faith, where our Christian values are sometimes challenged by the pressures of survival in the market.
Women have always played a part in our Cathedral life; often in a hidden, or secondary role, this new tour celebrates our Cathedral women, past and present.
A celebration concert to welcome to new Dean of Winchester, Catherine Ogle, to Hampshire. Hosted by the University of Winchester, and Foundation Music, the concert will feature music from around the county including folk tunes and tales.
Jane Maxwell, a Jane Austen fan of gigantic proportions, and one of the founding members of the Jane Austen specialist team of Winchester Cathedral Guides, illuminates the authors connections with the Royal Navy.
Looking at the Christian narrative and drawing on materials produced by the Church of England, “Understanding Christianity”, Bishop Tim will be looking at the Biblical story and its implications for us as Christians in our daily lives.
The Sixteen’s 17th Choral Pilgrimage tour contrasts the music of ‘Prince of polyphony’ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina with the great 20th-century melodist Francis Poulenc.
The Waynflete Singers, together with the Girl Choristers , perform Bach's celebrated B minor mass, considered by many to be the pinnacle of the choral repertoire.
Spoil your deserving mother to an afternoon tea in The Refectory at Winchester Cathedral. Lovely sandwiches, a slice of cake and fresh scone with jam and clotted cream, enhanced by her own mini bottle of prosecco.
Nigel Gardner - chamber organ
Andrew Kerr - violone
Julian Macey - conductor
Players grade 5 and above are invited to attend this day and enjoy playing a collection of saxophone ensemble music, directed by Nigel Wood.
The music will include Nigel's own compositions and arrangements for saxophone choir from the Saxtet Publications catalogue and National Saxophone Choir repertoire.
The focus will be on improving ensemble skills and preparation for performance.
A Little Light on the Dark Ages – A brief history of the Anglo-Saxons by Mary Ford.
Mary Ford, in her seventh year as a Cathedral Guide, gives an introduction to the Anglo-Saxons, and their special relevance to Winchester.
Everyone is welcome.
A wonderful opportunity to hear Winchester Cathedral's Chamber Choir perform for Holy Week.
A special bank holiday recital featuring Organist Laureate, Colin Walsh, from Lincoln Cathedral.
The season of twenty two recitals starts with a very welcome return of the outstanding young pianist Cheyan Wong.
His programme will include music by Busoni, Mozart and Liszt.
Join us in the Cathedral for a creative workshop for children aged 7 – 11.
Coordinated by our education team these workshops are fun and educational.
A unique gathering of mechanical organs in the Cathedral Close. Organs dating from 1878 to 2013, built across Europe. Plus display and demonstration of other mechanical instruments, including antique musical boxes. An opportunity to see, hear and play—come and be entertained!
A wonderful opportunity to listen to Geoffrey Morgan, Organist, Christchurch Priory perform at Winchester Cathedral.
The recital in May features the annual concert given by members of the music department from Peter Symonds.
Our series of lunchtime recitals continues until October, the next will be on Tuesday 6 June and then weekly.
STOP THE TRAFFIK and United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) have teamed up and created the GIFT box. This unique project was first launched during the London 2012 Olympics.
Winchester and County Music Festival – Mendelssohn St Paul, conducted by David Burgess.
Ruhleben – a civilian Internment Camp in Germany in the First World War – became a ‘little bit of England’, as the internees created social, sporting and education activities from home. The talk will bring to life those times, based on contemporary accounts, research and personal artefacts.
To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the most turbulent events in history, the Royal Choral Society will perform two outstanding works by Russian composers – Prokoviev’s Alexander Nevsky and Rachmaninov’s The Bells – in the stunning surroundings of Winchester Cathedral. The choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will open the concert with Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia
We called it hell - they called it Passendale..." In 1917 , when the war intensified,we remember the horrors, the conflicts and the victories as we visit all parts of the Cathedral - from the Crypt to the Bell ringing Chamber in the roof.
A unique opprtunity to hear Gabriele Giacomelli, Opera del Duomo, in Florence perform at Winchester Cathedral.
Join us in the Cathedral on Tuesday 30 May and Thursday 1 June from 10 am - 12 noon, for creative workshops for children aged 7 – 11. Coordinated by our education team, these workshops are both fun and educational.
Visit the team at the Cloisters Shop to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Cloisters was opened by a group of volunteers back in 2007 as a temporary venture to raise much needed funds for the cathedral, and ten years on its still going strong.
From Friday 2 - Sunday 4 June the Christians from around the region will create a Pentecost festival in Winchester Cathedral’s Outer Close, with the simple aim of ‘Sharing God’s Life’ through a number of tents and fun activities for all ages on the green. The festival will culminate in a Beacon prayer concert in the evening of the Sunday 4 June at 6.30 pm, as part of Thy Kingdom Come, the ecumenical global prayer movement launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and supported by other denominational leaders.
Join us in the Cathedral as we welcome back the violinist David Juritz, who gave such a memorable performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons last year.
'Inspired by the Word' is a multi-venue visual arts exhibition by contemporary artists celebrating the literature of Hampshire writers - Jane Austen, Edward Thomas and Gilbert White. The theme chosen for Winchester Cathedral’s exhibition is Jane Austen and artists have been inspired by both the author and the Cathedral setting.
The exhibition will showcase sculpture, letter carving and works in other media. Visitors will come across the works as they explore the building prompting moments of reflection about the author.
We give a welcomed return visit from the globe-trotting classical guitarist Michael Durrant for this special lunchtime recital.
Today's lunchtime performance features the second of three violin recitals in the season and will be given by Joo Yeon Sir.
John Vigar’s specialist subject is the study of church architecture. This lecture will show a selection of images of murder and mayhem from across the country and explain both the stories behind them and their relevance to periods of history.
To end the month we will be visited by students from the specialist music school at Wells Cathedral. Those of you who came to the string orchestra recital last year know we will be in for a real treat from these very talented young musicians.
Hat Fair is the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts.
The festival takes place every year during the first weekend of July across the historic city of Winchester.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at each year’s festival, and best of all, it’s absolutely FREE.
Today's recital will feature the organ - performer to be confirmed shortly.
Our series of lunchtime recitals continues until October.
These concerts are free but a retiring collection is taken to defray costs. All welcome.
The Cathedral has glass spanning a period of nearly 700 years. The earliest dates from 1330, and the most modern dates to the current century.
At this very special lunchtime recital, on the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, the performance will include music heard during Jane Austen's life.
In 2017 the festival will be held at Winchester Cathedral.
This festival offers sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard by the three Cathedral Choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester. The choirs will be performing separately and together and will be complemented by visiting performers. The music is presented in concerts and within worship. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to enjoy music and to take part in worship within the setting of three magnificent cathedrals.
Today's free lunchtime recital is sung by the choir, Winchester Consort.
Our series of lunchtime recitals continues until October.
Walk the Inner Close in the footsteps of Benedictine monks and explore over 1,000 years of history. From monastic times, through the turbulence of the Civil War, up to the present day.
This bank holiday recital features organist Christopher Herrick.
Giuseppe Verdi - Grand March from Aïda, arranged by Edwin Lemare and Christopher Herrick
Andante in G major with 5 Variations [K501] - W.A. Mozart, arranged by David Nield
Matin Provençal - Joseph Bonnet
Sonata on the 94th Psalm - Julius Reubke
Rapsodia alla Latina - Hans André Stamm
Festmusikk - Mons Leidvin Takle
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is spectacularly situated in the centre of the Cathedral's historic Inner Close and until 22 December it is surrounded by the Christmas Market. The clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather and fun skate aids make it an ideal rink for adults and children alike.
Founded in 2006, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe due to its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance.