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From Tuesday 21st September, a new Lunchtime Concert Series of emerging talent will take place at the Cathedral, in the North Transept, from 1.15pm - 1.50pm. We hope for an exciting run of performances throughout the term, with a particular emphasis on providing performance opportunities for young local diploma-level musicians. These performances will feature a wide range of young musicians from Bedale’s, Peter Symonds, St Swithun’s and Winchester College.
Follow the evolution of the monumental Norman cathedral through the subsequent development of the medieval period to the Reformation and early Renaissance. The interesting relationship between building materials, construction techniques and design will be explored.
Tracy Chevalier is the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. Her latest novel, A Single Thread, is set in Winchester and stitches together fact and fiction surrounding our Cathedral broderers, all connected with the formation of the Friends of Winchester Cathedral.
Join Professor Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford, for this fascinating lecture, taking online and in the cathedral.
Study of the Bible lay at the centre of religious life in the Anglo-Saxon period and underpinned the whole written culture of early medieval England. Professor Foot leads us through the times of Bede, Alfred and Æthelwold to reveal a tradition interrupted but not destroyed by the Norman Conquest.
For nearly 1400 years, those associated with the Cathedrals in Winchester have played an important part in the care of the sick and management of disease. This tour recounts the history of medicine in relation to the structure of the present Cathedral and the people commemorated within it.
Join Kimberly James, Collections Manager at Gilbert White's House for this fascinating talk, taking place online at 7pm on Tuesday 5th October. Kimberley will take you through Gilbert’s life from a lively outdoorsy child, to his worldwide fame and lasting legacy.
Mystifying Cathedral puzzles or secrets, ancient and modern, will be revealed on this tour. The tour covers mysteries spanning some 700 years, often obscured by the mists of time.
The Waynflete Singers return to Winchester Cathedral on October 16th under the baton of Andrew Lumsden, in what will no doubt be an emotionally charged occasion.
Parry's uplifting coronation anthem 'I Was Glad' opens the concert. An appropriate piece to celebrate the re-opening of musical concert life after the pandemic, the Parry will be preceded by a fanfare specially composed by a member of the choir.
This concert includes the premiere of their 50th anniversary commission from Roderick Williams, based upon Keats’s poem Ode to Autumn, written after a walk by the poet along the River Itchen in Winchester.
On Friday 5th November, the London Concertante will perform Viennese Waltzes by candlelight in the atmospheric setting of Winchester Cathedral. Founded in 1991, the London Concertante has gone on to garner an outstanding international reputation. Alongside a regular series of concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble also performs at the Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall, as well as performing across the length and breadth of the UK.
To herald the Christmas season and bring the Christian message of hope and joy, the Waynflete singers perform Handel’s much-loved oratorio, Messiah. The orchestra is the highly regarded period instrument group Florilegium, with whom the choir has given many performances of baroque masterpieces over the years.
Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas.
Carrot Productions is delighted to bring its enchanting Christmas show to Winchester Cathedral this year, featuring the worlds most prolific performers of The Snowman with a live orchestra.
Packed full of festive treats including Christmas tunes galore, a fun guide to the orchestra and the stunning 2016 animated film, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.
On 27th February 2022 join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour, performing at many of the nation’s best-loved cathedrals.