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Outside Theatre: Macbeth
Outside Theatre: Macbeth 01/08/2014

Friday 1st August 2014, Deanery Garden Inner Close, 7pm.

A brave military hero... A noble and devoted subject... A popular leader respected by fellow Thanes and trusted by the King himself. Macbeth's outstanding qualities and achievements ensure that he has a bright future ahead of him. Three mad witches he meets after a battle confirm no less. Or, rather, two of them do. The third prophesies rather more than a rise in his fortunes: she states that he will become King himself. One brief, crazy suggestion sows a seed of ambition, causes the unravelling of a great man, and incites a chain of treachery, murder and destruction.

Doors open: 6.15pm

Tickets: Adults - £12, Children 5 - 16 - £8 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake 02/08/2014 To 04/10/2014

Modern art has been commissioned for the Cathedral since the Middle Ages and can
be seen throughout this great building. Join one of our guides as they take you
around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they
were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee or hot drink with a homemade cake in
the Refectory and discuss and ask questions about what you have seen and experienced
in the Cathedral.

Dates:

  •  Saturday 5th April
  •  Saturday 7th June
  •  Saturday 2nd August
  •  Saturday 4th October

Time: 10am

Tickets: £10 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
Jane Austen Tour & Cream Tea
Jane Austen Tour & Cream Tea 02/08/2014 To 01/11/2014
Our team of Cathedral guides, themselves great fans of Jane Austen, reveal Jane Austen’s links with the Cathedral. The tour will include a walk through the Cathedral’s historic Inner Close to the house on College Street where Jane and Cassandra stayed during their time in Winchester.

Tours take place on the first Saturday of each month between February and November.

Tickets: £10 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

Limited availability, tickets must be booked in advance - no on door sales.
 
Special Tour: Curious and Mysterious
Special Tour: Curious and Mysterious 06/08/2014

Wednesday 6th August 2014 1.30pm.

Mysteries are as irksome to the human mind, as a grain of sand is to an oyster. This tour will explain some of the more curious and mysterious happenings, connected to the Cathedral and its monuments; dating from 1250, to the present day.

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
Special Tour: Mary &  Philip - The Marriage of England & Spain
Special Tour: Mary & Philip - The Marriage of England & Spain 13/08/2014

Wednesday 13th August 1.30pm.

Queen Mary I Marries Prince Philip of Spain: the most famous wedding ever to have taken place in Winchester Cathedral. Discover the intrigues and plots behind-the-scenes in these turbulent Tudor Counter-Reformation times, and eavesdrop on the sumptuous ceremony itself...

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
Gaudeamus Chorale Concert
Gaudeamus Chorale Concert 16/08/2014

Saturday 16th August 2014. 7.30pm. Winchester Cathedral Nave.

The Gaudeamus Chorale is one of the country’s premier non-professional choirs. Drawn mainly from among the members of the Berkhamsted and Chorleywood Choral Societies in Hertfordshire, where they share the same Musical Director in Graham Wili, they have performed in many of the great cathedrals of England and mainland Europe as well as the Royal Festival Hall. Their exciting repertoire for their August visit to the three Southern Cathedrals features the sublime Fauré Requiem.

There are also works by Vaughan Williams, Cecilia McDowall and the magnificent “Blest pair of Sirens” by Hubert Parry which was so memorably performed in Westminster Abbey for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

All proceeds from this tour will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Tickets: £20, £15, £12 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
Special Tour: Stained Glass
Special Tour: Stained Glass 20/08/2014

Wednesday 20th August 2014 1.30pm.

Stained Glass - a relatively unexplored cathedral treasure. Bring binoculars for best viewing. Winchester Cathedral offers the opportunity to study glass from the workshops of medieval masters of the 14th, 15th and early 16th century and to follow the enthusiastic Victorian revival and the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day.

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
Outside Theatre: Pirates Of Penzance
Outside Theatre: Pirates Of Penzance 22/08/2014

Friday 22nd August, Deanery Garden Inner Close, 7pm

Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera is about Frederick, an apprentice pirate, born on 29th February, who quits the Pirate ship and falls in love with girl on land - until he learns he is contracted to the pirates until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. Being a steadfast Slave Of Duty, what is he to do? To denounce his piratical friends to the authorities? Or to postpone his marriage until he is 84? The show is packed with laughter, romance and a ship-full of memorable lyrics such as "To be a Pirate King!"; "Modern Major General" and "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One". This wonderful operetta gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard.

Doors open: 6.15pm

Adults - £15, Children 5 - 16 - £10 plus 75p per ticket booking fee

 
Organ Recital - Adrian Lucas
Organ Recital - Adrian Lucas 25/08/2014
Monday 25th August 2014, 4pm, Winchester Cathedral Quire. Tickets: £10 plus 75p per ticket booking fee availabe now online and at the box office 01962 857275
 
Special Tour: Medieval Times
Special Tour: Medieval Times 27/08/2014

Wednesday 27th August 2014 1.30pm.

A view of this great church from 1079 to 1475 - seeing what its builders produced; the works of carvers, painters, glassmakers and tillers. See ancient books and documents, including the Winchester Bible. Hear also stories of the men and women, bishops and monks associated with the monastery and the financial and political problems they faced.

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
First World War Tour And Tea
First World War Tour And Tea 29/08/2014 To 14/11/2014

First World War Tour and Tea. 2pm. Winchester Cathedral.

What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? How, finally did we remember those we had lost? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions on a First World War tour of the Cathedral. The tour will include a talk about what was happening in the Cathedral during the war and walk around the Cathedral and grounds to see the ways we remember those that were lost. The tour will finish in the Cathedral Refectory for a hot drink and cake and where you will have the chance to ask further questions and discuss what you have seen and learnt.

Tickets: £10, includes a hot drink and cake, available soon online from the Cathedral Box Office or by calling 01962 857 275.

 
The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2014
The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2014 05/09/2014

Friday 5 September 2014. 7.30pm.

The Choral Pilgrimage 2014 The Voice of the Turtle Dove

For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

Tickets: £30,25,£15. Concessions for Students, Jobseekers, Registered Disabled and Carers please call the box office to book. 01962 857275.

All bookings online are subject to a 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
Stained Glass Tour and Tea
Stained Glass Tour and Tea 13/09/2014
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. On this tour, visitors will learn about different techniques for producing coloured glass, stained, painted and pot metal, and will be shown examples of windows from several Victorian makers in addition to the medieval and contemporary glass. The tours will be followed by a hot drink and cake in the Cathedral Refectory. Dates: 10th May and 13th September, 10am. Tickets: £10 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.
 
Special Tour: Winged Messengers
Special Tour: Winged Messengers 17/09/2014

Wednesday 17th September 2014 1.30pm.

An angel is a supernatural being or spirit, usually humanoid in form, found in various religions and mythologies. The name comes from the Greek, angelos, meaning messenger. There are well over a hundred representations of angels in Winchester Cathedral, in glass, woodwork, stonework, paintings, and textiles. Some even survived the reformation and our earliest angel dates from the 12th century. The tour takes in a variety of images spanning 800 years.

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
Special Tour: Strength & Artistry in Wood
Special Tour: Strength & Artistry in Wood 24/09/2014

Wednesday 24th September 1.30pm.

This tour explores the exceptional riches of the Cathedral's woodwork, ancient and modern. It considers the indispensable role of wood in the construction and preservation of the building and we discover wood furnishings and decoration as far back as the 12th century. The highlight of the tour is a look in some detail at one of the Cathedral's greatest treasures, the 14th century quire stalls, described as "the most beautiful in Northern Europe".

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
Cambridge Taverner Choir - A Rose without Thorns
Cambridge Taverner Choir - A Rose without Thorns 27/09/2014

Winchester Cathedral. 7.30pm.

A Rose without Thorns: Music for the Virgin Mary, from Josquin to Victoria

The Cambridge Taverner Choir has been delighting Winchester audiences for ten years with its performances of Renaissance sacred music. This year’s concert includes some of the most glorious settings of texts for the Virgin Mary, by Flemish and Spanish composers of the golden age.

Director: Owen Rees

Tickets: £16. Concessions: £13. Plus 75p per ticket booking fee

 
Special Tour: Green Man
Special Tour: Green Man 01/10/2014

Wednesday 1st October 1.30pm.

The term “Green Men” was only brought into use in 1939, but their existence goes back many years and actually predates Christianity. They are a carver’s device, rarely found in glass or in illuminated manuscripts and they were particularly popular in the 14th century. There are over 70 examples in the Cathedral although some are difficult to spot, and on the tour we shall look at several different types of Green Men, including one for which Winchester is rightly famous.

Free tour but Cathedral entry fees apply and payable on the day before the start of the tour. Tour lasts approx 1 hour 15 minutes.

Please book a free ticket to register for this tour.

 
Thomas Weelkes Singers
Thomas Weelkes Singers 05/10/2014

Sunday 5 October 2014, Church of St Cross, 7.30pm.

‘Many new faces made up the audience for a short but immaculate concert given by the Thomas Weelkes Singers and the more regular concert-goers who were absent missed some wonderful repertoire performed with immense skill and conviction.’ From a review in the Hampshire Chronicle, October 2013

Motets by Guerrero, Byrd, De Monte; Brahms Fest und Gedenkspruche; Leighton: God’s Grandeur and Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei. Music for solo violin played by Adrian Adlam

www.thomasweelkessingers.com

Tickets: Adults: £10 Students £8 plus 75p per ticket booking fee

Booking starts Monday 1st September from 10am.
 
Opera Master Class
Opera Master Class 07/10/2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014. From 10.45am. Prior's Hall, Inner Close Winchester Cathedral.

With Janice Cairns international soprano and former principal singer with English National Opera.

Tom Primrose, piano.

Featuring young opera singers who are preparing roles or learning repertoire for performances or auditions. Music will include arias by Johann Strauss, Puccini and Mozart.

Sessions: 10.45am - 1.15pm and 2pm - 4.30pm.

Audience Tickets: £15 (plus 75p per ticket booking fee) Includes tea and cake at 4.30pm.

 
The Winchester Dialogues: Sir Mark Tully
The Winchester Dialogues: Sir Mark Tully 10/10/2014

Friday 10 October 2014. 7pm Winchetser Guildhall.

Former Bureau chief BBC New Delhi

Tickets: Adults £10. Students: £5 with valid ID plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
The Winchester Dialogues: The Very Revd Jeffrey John
The Winchester Dialogues: The Very Revd Jeffrey John 17/10/2014

Friday 17 October 2014. 7pm. Winchester Guildhall.

The Very Revd Jeffery John Dean of St Albans.

Tickets: Adults £10, Students £5 with valid ID plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - For The Fallen
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - For The Fallen 18/10/2014

Saturday 18 October, 7.30pm. Cathedral Nave.

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad: Six Songs & Rhapsody

Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

Finzi Fear No More the Heat of the Sun

Coles Behind the Lines

Elgar For the Fallen

David Hill Conductor. Susan Gritton Soprano. Duncan Rock Baritone.

Tickets: £39, £36, £30, £24, £16, £10 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
The Winchester Dialogues: John Simpson
The Winchester Dialogues: John Simpson 24/10/2014

Friday 24 October 2014, 7pm. Winchester Guildhall

A series of conversations with leading figures from the Church, the arts and politics, discussing the changing relationships between Church and State and the challenge of faith in the 21st Century.

Tickets: £10, plus 75p per ticket booking fee. Students are half price with a valid ID.

 
The Sixteen - Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
The Sixteen - Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 06/11/2014

Thursday 6th November 2014. 7.30pm. Winchester Cathedral Nave.

The Sixteen perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements. Harry Christophers says 'the Vespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi's dictum recitar cantando - speak through singing - to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK's finest cathedrals.

Tickets: £30, £25, £15 plus 75p per ticket booking fee. Concessions available for students,under 18's, job seekers and registered disabled and carers.

Doors open at 7pm.

 
The Winchester Dialogues: The Rt Revd Richard Chartres
The Winchester Dialogues: The Rt Revd Richard Chartres 14/11/2014

Friday 14 November 2014. 7pm. Winchester Guildhall.

The Rt Revd Richard Chartres Bishop of London.

Tickets: Adults £10, Students £5 with valid ID plus 75p per ticket booking fee.  

 
The Winchester Dialogues: Archbishop Rowan Williams
The Winchester Dialogues: Archbishop Rowan Williams 05/12/2014

Friday 5 December 2014. 7pm.

Archbishop Rowan Williams former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Tickets: Adults £10 Students £5 with valid ID plus 75p per ticket booking fee.

 
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