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Organ Recital 2018 - George Castle
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Organ Recital - George Castle - Assistant Director of Music
Winchester Cathedral Quire

Tickets £8 per person + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275
22/05/2018 19:45
Tour and Tea - First World War - In my end is my beginning

Tour and Tea: First World War – In the end is my beginning - 2pm.

25th May, 29th June, 27th July, 31st August, 28th September, 26th October, 9th November 2018.

As the commemorations for the centenary of the First World War draw to a close, we revisit all the places we have seen since 2014 - taking you down into the Crypt, along the Nave and up onto the roof. Music and poetry will be included. The tour lasts one and a half hours with cream tea afterwards.
Be prepared - 129 steps to climb! The tour will last 90 mins with a cream tea afterwards and time to talk.


Tickets: £12.50 (plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes cream tea taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on
01962 857275.

25/05/2018 to 09/11/2018
Bournemouth University & Arts University Choirs & Orchestras
Saturday 26 May 2018 - 7.30pm
The Choirs and Orchestra of Bournemouth University and Arts University - Mozart's Requiem
Winchester Cathedral Nave

The Choirs and Orchestra of Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth return to the Cathedral to perform a programme which reflects on the text of its opening piece, 'No More Sorrow' by the contemporary British composer Will Todd.  Mozart's great setting of the 'Requiem Mass', along with Todd's 'Stay with me Lord', focus on the journey from death to life and the hope of eternal peace and salvation. A hope that is very much reflected in the joyous dance movements of Grieg's 'Holberg Suite'.

Tickets £25, £20 & £15, 50% reduction for Students, 10% reduction for Seniors 65 and over, Under 16's Free. All tickets are subject to a £1 per ticket booking fee capped at £5 per transaction.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturdays, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
26/05/2018 19:30
Organ Recital - Matthew Martin
Monday 28th May 2018
Organ Recital - Matthew Martin - DoM Keble College, Oxford
Winchester Cathedral Quire

MATTHEW MARTIN (28th May)
Carillon de Westminster Louis Vierne
Scherzo Maurice Duruflé
Voluntary in G William Walond
March on a theme of Handel Alexandre Guilmant
Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch (BWV 769) J.S. Bach
1. Canone all' ottava (Canon at the Octave)
2. Alio Modo in Canone alla Quinta (Canon at the Fifth)
3. Canone alla Settima, cantabile (Canon at the Seventh)
4. Canon per augmentationem (Augmentation Canon)
5. L'altra Sorte del'Canone all'rovercio, 1) alla Sesta, 2) alla Terza, 3) alla Seconda è 4) alla Nona (Canon with Inversions)
Andante sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique) Charles-Marie Widor
Toccata Francis Pott


Tickets £10 per person + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275
28/05/2018 16:00
Garden Tour
Wednesday 30 May 2018 - 5.30pm - 7pm & Saturday 2 June 2018 - 10am - 11.30am

A tour of the gardens led by our head gardener Emma Sharpe.
Please meet outside The West Front of The Cathedral, Steps are included on this tour, Please wear appropriate footwear.

Tickets £6.50 per person + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275
30/05/2018 to 02/06/2018
Tour And Tea: Jane Austen

Tour and Tea: Jane Austen. 10am

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. 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 will be taking place on the first Saturday of the month from February to November 2018.

Tickets: £12.50 (plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour last approx 1 hour.

 

02/06/2018 to 03/11/2018
Spiritual Tours - Revd Katie Lawrence
Monday 4th (and Wednesday 6th June), 7-9pm, Winchester Cathedral

A spiritual tour led by Rev Katie Lawrence through the cathedral, paying attention to the cathedral’s glass and including the newly restored east end window. At the end of the tour further time will be given for personal prayer.

Tickets £5.00 (booking fee applies) available from the Box Office (01962 857275)
04/06/2018 to 06/06/2018
Tour and Tea - Modern Art

Tour and Tea: Modern Art. 10am

14 March, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11 August, 10 November 2018

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 to discover the Cathedral's works of art and how they came to be here. 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.

Tickets: £12.50 (plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes tea or coffee and cake to be taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour last approx 1 hour. Tours must be booked in advance and have limited spaces available.


 

09/06/2018 to 10/11/2018
Britten's 'War Requiem'
7.30pm, Saturday 9th June 2018, Winchester Cathedral Nave

As commemorations of the First World War move towards a close, Winchester Cathedral welcomes a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, which interleaves the war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the traditional Latin words of the Requiem Mass. Written for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962, this deeply moving work calls for an adult mixed choir, boys’ choir, full orchestra, chamber orchestra, three soloists, and organ. It is performed here by fully professional English Arts Orchestra with the English Arts Chorale and Burford Singers, and the boys choir of Bristol Cathedral. Conductors are Leslie Olive and Brian Kay.

Tickets £20-£35 (booking fee applies) available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office, 01962 857275

09/06/2018 19:30
Film Night, Stations of the Cross (2014)
Film Night, Stations of the Cross (2014), directed by Dietrich Brueggemann

Tuesday 12th June, 7-9pm, The Wessex Learning Centre, Inner Close, Winchester

Maria a 14-year-old Catholic girl in a religiously fanatic family who has dedicated her life to serving God. Learning of the 14 Stations of the Cross that Jesus endured on his path to Golgotha, she thinks that this is what she also must go through in order to reach Heaven, and potentially cure her younger brother's autism. The viewing will be followed by discussion facilitated by Roly Riem.

Tickets £5.00 (booking fee applies) available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275.
12/06/2018 19:00
Tour and Tea - Magnificence Revealed

Tour & Tea: Magnificence Revealed.
Saturday 16th June & Saturday 18th August 2018, 
Tour at 10 am followed by Coffee/Tea & Cake at 11.15 am in the Cathedral Refectory.

The dedicated restorers have completed their work and the Presbytery is now returned to the glory of former years. The tour concentrates on this area providing the historical background, as well as details of the conservation where possible, looking at the mortuary chests, Presbytery wooden vault, bosses, great screen and the great east window. Most of the original work was by Bishop Fox (1501-1528), including his chantry chapel which was completed 500 years ago this year.

Tickets: £12.50 (plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5). Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour lasts approx. 1 hour, please check in at the Cathedral entrance desk on arrival to be introduced to your guide.

16/06/2018 to 18/08/2018
Yanomamo – featuring Winchester Cathedral Junior & Youth Choir

Saturday 23 June 2018 - 7.30pm
Winchester Cathedral Nave

Winchester Cathedral Junior and Youth Choirs

Present

Yanamamo By Peter Rose and Anne Conlon

Yanamamo is an ecological composition, commissioned by the World Wide Fund For Nature to help us to learn more about the world in which we live. The Yanamamo is a tribe, the forest people, which has lived for thousands of years in harmony with nature. Things change and the tribe and rainforest basin are beset by the pressures of unfulfilled aspirations, poverty, greed and population growth in the surrounding countries. It sets out to illustrate the problems that exist in the Amazon Basin today, problems that are debated around the world.
Its message is simple:

The laws which demand the greatest respect are the unwritten laws which link all living things.

Both choirs will be providing solos throughout Yanamamo. The Cathedral Junior Choir, formed just 18 months ago, is an unauditioned choir for children from Hampshire, aged between 6 and 13 years. The Cathedral Youth Choir, for young people from 15 to 22 years old, will be supporting this programme, providing additional solos and contributing some choral items of their own.

Tickets £20 & £15, concessions available
Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275

23/06/2018 19:30
Prof Alistair McGrath - On the Trinity
Tuesday 26th June 2018 - 7pm
The Wessex Centre, Inner Close, Winchester Cathedral

Many Christians, as well as many outside the church, find the doctrineof the Trinity baffling.

In this lecture, Prof McGrath will open up this areaof Christian doctrine, exploring why Christians have found this way of thinkingabout God to be both helpful and important.

This is the first in a series of 5 lectures.

Tickets £5 + £1 per ticket booking fee
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturdays, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
26/06/2018 19:00
Tour and Tea - This Royal House of Saxon Kings and Saints

Tour & Tea: This Royal House of Saxon Kings and Saints.
28th April, 30th June, 25th August, 29th September 2018 
Tour at 10 am followed by Coffee/Tea & Cake at 11.15 am in the Cathedral Refectory.

The Anglo Saxon Minster and its role in the birth of the English nation, the personalities who inhabited it and the traces which are still visible today.  Part of this tour is outside on slightly uneven ground, suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.

Tickets: £12.50 (plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5). Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour lasts approx. 1 hour, please check in at the Cathedral entrance desk on arrival to be introduced to your guide..

 

30/06/2018 to 29/09/2018
Lecture - Fathers Know Best, Parental Advice in Seventeenth Century England
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - 7pm
The Wessex Centre, Inner Close
Fathers Know Best: Parental Advice in Seventeenth Century England
Professor Roger Richardson, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Winchester.

Seventeenth-century England was a moralising period and one expression of it was the huge amount of zealous parental advice poured out in publications of different kinds and in letters addressed by fathers to their children, especially to sons and heirs. Religious exhortations, guidance on education, politics, travel, life-style, marriage and household management rubbed shoulders with each other. This lecture explores a fascinating topic which opens a window not only on to inter-generational relations but (more broadly) the values, hopes, convictions, prejudices, anxieties and guilt complexes of an age.

Tickets £5 + £1 per person booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from the Box Office on 01962 857275
03/07/2018 19:00
Octavoce Choir presents 'Songs for Nature' in support of the Cameron Bespolka Trust

Friday 6 July 2018 - 7.30pm
The Hospital of St Cross Church, St Cross Road, Winchester, SO23 9SD
Doors Open at 7pm

Octavoce, a select 8-voice choir from Scotland, is coming to Hampshire for the first time ever to sing in aid of the Cameron Bespolka Trust, fresh from sell-out performances in Edinburgh and the Black Isle. They will sing in aid of the Cameron Bespolka Trust to create opportunities to connect children with nature and wildlife.

“Songs for Nature” is a musical celebration of nature held in two beautiful churches. Choose from either the magnificent church of The Hospital of St. Cross in Winchester on 6th July or the tiny Anglo-Saxon jewel of All Saints’ church, near Stockbridge on 7th July.

To Book Tickets for All Saints Church Click Here

The concert “Songs for Nature” includes a range of music celebrating nature, and birds in particular, Octavoce will perform Orlando Gibbons’ masterpiece The Silver Swan, Bluebird, a Late Romantic motet by Charles Stanford, as well as a selection of Scottish songs, including Loch Lomond and the Skye Boat Song. The evening will end with popular, modern classics such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and Gershwin’s Summertime.

Tickets  £16 includes a glass of superb Cantina Goccia red or white wine + £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction, Available from the Box Office 01962 857275, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturdays, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

06/07/2018 19:30
WF 2018 - Opening Concert - Southern Voices
Winchester Festival 2018 - Opening Concert - Southern  Voices 

Friday 6th July 2018, 7.30pm

Katherine  Dienes-Williams - conductor
Choir  of  St  Katharine’s  Church,  Braunschweig
      
Claus-Eduard  Hecker - director
Claire  Seaton - soprano, Nina  Bennet - soprano, Daniel  Collins - counter-tenor, Gwilym  Bowen - tenor, Thomas  Humphreys - bass, Florilegium - Ashley  Solomon - director, Ashley  Solomon - flute

Bach  Orchestral  Suite  No.2  in  B  minor  BWV  1067
Cantata  Tonet  ihr  Pauken
Magnificat

Blazing  trumpets,  Baroque  dance  and  uplifting  choral  singing  are  all  part  of  this  year’s  Cathedral  opening  concert.  An  Anglo-German  co-operation  between  the  region’s  top  chamber  choir  and  their  partner  choir  from  Braunschweig  will  fill  the  soaring  vaults  of  the  Nave  with  the  glory  of  Bach.  From  the  intimacy  of  solo  flute  to  the  power  of  voices  and  the  excellent  players  of  Florilegium,  a  wide  range  of  emotions  will  be  touched  and  stirred.
Sponsored by The Winchester Royal Hotel.

Tickets £10-£29  (+ £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office.
01962 857275
06/07/2018 19:30
Octavoce Choir presents 'Songs for Nature' in support of the Cameron Bespolka Trust, All Saints Church

Saturday 7 July 2018 - 6pm
All Saints Church, Somborne Park Road, Stockbridge, SO20 6QT
Doors Open at 5.30pm

Octavoce, a select 8-voice choir from Scotland, is coming to Hampshire for the first time ever to sing in aid of the Cameron Bespolka Trust, fresh from sell-out performances in Edinburgh and the Black Isle. They will sing in aid of the Cameron Bespolka Trust to create opportunities to connect children with nature and wildlife.
 
“Songs for Nature” is a musical celebration of nature held in two beautiful churches. Choose from either the magnificent church of The Hospital of St. Cross in Winchester on 6th July or the tiny Anglo-Saxon jewel of All Saints’ church, near Stockbridge on 7th July.

To book tickets for St Cross Church click here

The concert “Songs for Nature” includes a range of music celebrating nature, and birds in particular, Octavoce will perform Orlando Gibbons’ masterpiece The Silver Swan, Bluebird, a Late Romantic motet by Charles Stanford, as well as a selection of Scottish songs, including Loch Lomond and the Skye Boat Song. The evening will end with popular, modern classics such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and Gershwin’s Summertime.

Tickets  £16 includes a glass of superb Cantina Goccia red or white wine + £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction, Available from the Box Office 01962 857275, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturdays, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.


07/07/2018 18:00
WF 2018 - Earthly Delights and the Garden of Love

Saturday 7th July 2018 - 7.45pm
New Hall, Winchester College

The  Waynflete  Singers
Emily  Dickens  soprano
Simon  Irwin    tenor
Andrew  De  Silva    baritone

Roger  Owens    Piano   
Francis  Pott      Piano
The  Percussion  Ensemble  of  London        The  Choristers  of  Romsey  Abbey
Andrew  Lumsden    Conductor

Bernstein  arr.  Huff               West  Side  Story  -  Choral  Suite  
Bernstein  arr.  Beeckmans     Overture  to Candide
Orff                                      Carmina  Burana

Shakespeare  seen  through  the  eyes  of  New  York’s  teenage  hoodlums  and  the  earthy  poetry  of  mediaeval  scholars  and  clerics  form  this  Waynflete  Singers’  Summer  Concert.   Carmina  Burana  sets  medieval  Latin  and  German  poetry,  penned  by  nomadic  clerics,  in  praise  of  drinking,  gambling,  Spring,  Fortune,  Venus  and  the  physical  delights  of  love.  The  strict  orders  of  monastic  life  are  thrown  into  disarray  by  this  poetic  rebellion.  Shakespeare’s  ‘star-cross’d  lovers’  also  create  disarray  and,  through  the  vision  of  Leonard  Bernstein,  the  teenage  rebels  of  West  Side  Story  form  a  landmark  in  the  history  of  American  musical  theatre.

*  Tickets:  £20  for  the  concert  only,  £25  to  include  pre-concert  drinks  in  the  Warden’s  garden  from  7.00pm

All tickets are subject to a £1 per ticket booking fee , capped at £5 per transaction.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

07/07/2018 19:45
WF 2018 - An Honest Soldier
Sunday 8th July at 2pm and Monday 9th July at 3pm
Lady Chapel, Winchester Cathedral

World  Premiere  performance  An  Honest  Soldier  never  is  forgot, Whether  he  die  by  Musket  or  by  Pot.
”Summer  1918.    Bill  Wilson,  an  American  soldier,  is  billeted  in  Winchester  on  his  way  to  fight  in  the  war  in  France.    An  encounter  in  Winchester  Cathedral  will  eventually  draw  him  to  a  new  way  of  life  -  and  on  his  return  to  America,  he  will  become  one  of  the  founding  members  of  a  worldwide  organisation:  Alcoholics  Anonymous.
Compiled  by  Philip  Glassborow  and  presented  by  2Time  Theatre,  this  new  play  for  voices  includes  music  and  poetry  from  the  First  World  War,  with  extracts  from  the  writings  of  Bill  Wilson  and  other  contemporary  accounts.

Tickets £10 (booking fee applies) available form Winchester Cathedral Box Office, 01962 857275
08/07/2018 to 09/07/2018
WF 2018 - Winchester Camerata

Sunday 8th July 2018 7.30pm

Winchester  Camerata

Laura  Rickard - Violin
Andrew  Moore - Conductor

Grieg Holberg Suite
Haydn Violin  Concerto  in  C
Frank  Bridge Four  Pieces  for  string  orchestra
Elgar Introduction  and  Allegro

The  Festival  is  pleased  to  welcome  back the  Winchester  Camerata,  a  group  of  string players  who  come  together  to  play  some  of the  extensive  repertoire  that  exists  for  string orchestra,  and  to  share  their  delight  in  music-making  with  audiences.  Mixing  the  well-known  with  the  less-familiar  and  featuring Winchester-born  violinist  Laura  Rikard  in  the Haydn  concerto,  the  programme  includes  two favourite  string  works,  concluding  with  one of  Elgar’s  finest  inspirations  -  the  surging  and lyrical Introduction and  Allegro

Tickets £15 + £1 per ticket booking fee. Available from The Box Office 01962 857276 

 

08/07/2018 19:30
WF 2018 - Lunchtime Recital, Caleb Curtis & Ke Ma

Monday 9th July 2018 - 1pm
St Lawrence Church, Winchester

Caleb  Curtis    cello
Ke  Ma            piano

Bach           Cello  Suite  No.  3  in  C
Chopin        Cello  Sonata  in  G  minor  Op.  65

Caleb  started  playing  the  cello  at  the  age  of  six;  he  studied  at  the  Junior  Royal  Academy  of  Music  and  Bedales  School  and  is  now  continuing  his  studies  at  the  Royal  Academy  of  Music.  He  has  performed  as  a  soloist  with  the  Southern  Pro  Musica  and  Bedales  School  Orchestra  and  was  the  winner  of  the  2016  Norma  Simpson  Lower  Strings  Prize  at  the  Royal  Academy.   
Pianist  Ke  is  also  studying  at  the  Royal  Academy  of  Music;  she  has  won  competitions  in  China,  Germany  and  the  United  Kingdom  and  most  recently,  in  France.

Supported  by  The  Friends  of  Music  in  Winchester

The  piano  for  the  lunchtime  series  is  kindly  loaned  by  Triangle  Pianos  of  Southampton

Tickets £8, £5 for Students + £1 per ticket booking fee
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276




 

 

09/07/2018 13:00
WF 2018 - Chris Packham

Monday 9th July 2018 - 6.30pm
The Guildhall, Winchester

Pictures  from  the  Edge  of  the  World

Chris  Packham  is  a  celebrated  naturalist, television  presenter,  writer,  photographer, conservationist,  campaigner  and  filmmaker. After  graduating  in  Zoology  from Southampton  University,  Chris  began  taking still  photographs  and  trained  as  a  wildlife film  cameraman.  The  camerawork  gave way  to  presenting,  but  photography  is  still one  of  Chris’  passions.  As  a  broadcaster,  he is  a  presenter  of  BBC’s Spring,  Autumn and Winterwatch  series.  He  has  presented  natural history  series  such  as Nature’s  Weirdest  Events, World’s  Weirdest  Events,  World’s  Sneakiest  Animals,  Inside  the  Animal  Mind,  Operation Iceberg and Secrets  of  our  Living  Planet .In this  talk,  Chris  travels  to  some  of  the  world’s wildlife  hot  spots  and  recounts  tales  from  the frontline. 

Tickets £15 + £1 per ticket booking fee.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

09/07/2018 18:30
WF 2018 - Lunchtime Recitals, Josh Hall and Hayley Parks

Tuesday 10th July 2018 - 1pm
St Lawrence Church, Winchester

Josh Hall          oboe
Hayley  Parks   piano

Clara  Schumann      Drei  Romanzen
Britten                    Temporal  Variations
Isaac  Albéeniz        Suite  Espagnñola

Josh  Hall  began  studying  the  oboe  at  the  age  of  thirteen  while  at  Churchers  College,  Petersfield.    He  is  currently  a  postgraduate  student  at  the  Royal  Northern  College  of  Music,  having  previously  graduated 
from Birmingham  Conservatoire,  where  he  was  Principal  Oboe  of  the  Conservatoire  Symphony  Orchestra  as  well  as  of  the  CBSO  Youth  Orchestra  and  CBSO  Youth  Academy. 
He  has  performed  regularly  as  Principal  with  the  Mowbray  Orchestra  and  in  Italy  with  the  Royal  Northern  College  of  Music  and  throughout  Denmark,  with  the  Det  Danske Ungdomsensemble. 

Supported  by  The  Friends  of  Music  in  Winchester

Tickets £8, £5 Students + £1 per ticket booking fee
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276


 

10/07/2018 13:00
WF 2018 - Between The Covers (Walk)
Between the Covers
Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 July, 3pm
Tourist Information Centre
Tickets: £10

Winchester in Literature

Come for a walk with the Winchester Tourist Guides and hear what famous (and less
famous) writers have had to say about the city from Saxon times to the present day, with readings from books, poems and even a song or two.

‘The city of Wintoncester, that ne old city, aforetime capital of Wessex, lay amidst its convex and concave downlands in all the brightness and warmth of a July morning.’
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
 
‘Blood owed out of the butchers’ shops into the
street, and fat rats dodged between the feet of the people who came to buy.’

Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

The walk starts outside the Tourist Information
10/07/2018 to 13/07/2018
WF 2018 - Piatti Quartet

Tuesday 10th July 2018 - 8pm
St Cross Church, Winchester

Haydn String  Quartet  Op.20  No.4  in  D
Ravel String  Quartet  in  F
Mendelssohn String  Quartet  No.  6  in  F  minor

Saint  Cross  Church  will  resonate  warmly  to  the ‘spirited  and  engaging’  playing  of  the  Piatti Quartet,  multiple  prizewinners  at  the  2015 Wigmore  Hall  String  Quartet  Competition.  
Their  survey  of  string  quartets  covers  the  18th to  the  20th  Centuries,  ranging  from  Haydn’s early  mastery  of  the  form  and  the  serene beauty  of  Ravel’s  only  quartet  to  the  intensely felt  emotions  of  Mendelssohn’s  last  major work,  an  elegy  for  his  beloved  sister.

Supported  by  The  Roger  and  Ingrid  Pilkington Charitable  Trust

Tickets £22 + £1 per ticket booking fee.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

 

10/07/2018 20:00
WF 2018 - Lunchtime Recital - Nathalie Ryan

Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 1pm
St Lawrence Church, Winchester

Bach                                   Prelude  and  Fugue  in  D  BWV874
Beethoven                           Sonata  in  G  Op.14  No.2
Debussy                              Rêverie
Fauré                                  Barcarolle  No.1  in  A  minor,  Op.26
Chopin                                Étude  in  E  Op.10  No.3,    Nocturne  in  C#  minor Op.posth,
                                          Nocturne  in  E  Op.62  No.2,    Scherzo  No.3  in  C#  minor,  Op.39

Nathalie  Ryan  is  currently  in  her  second  year  of  the  Hampshire  Specialist  Music  Course,  where  she  studies  piano  with  Roger  Owens.    Recent  performances  have  included  Mozart’s  Piano  Concerto  No.12  in  A  major  at Turner  Sims  and  Winchester  Cathedral  and  a  performance  of  Chopin’s  Fantaisie-Impromptu    at  Peter  Symonds  College  for  which  she  won  the  Wilkins  Kennedy  Cup.    Nathalie  also  studies  violin  with  Adrian  Adlam;  as  leader  of  Hampshire  County  Youth  Orchestra,  she  enjoys  performing  a  range  of  orchestral  repertoire  and  looks  forward  to  playing  Stravinsky’s  Petrouchka    on  tour  in  Eastern  Europe  later  this  year.    Nathalie  hopes  to  further  her  musical  studies  at  Magdalen  College,  Oxford.   

Supported  by  The  Friends  of  Music  in  Winchester

Tickets £8, Students £5
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

11/07/2018 13:00
WF 2018 - Lunchtime Recital - Peter Symonds College

Thursday 12th July 2018 - 1pm
St Lawrence Church, Winchester

Jessica  McNulty    Megan  O’Hanlon    flute
Jack  Stebbing    clarinet
Emma  Crooks    Jack  Stebbing    bassoon
Roger  Owens    piano

Weber   Trio  in  G  minor  Op.63
Dvořák  Piano  Quartet  in  D  Op.23

For  the  sixth  year,  students  on  the  Hampshire  Specialist  Music  Course  bring  chamber  repertoire  to  the  Festival  in  a  concert  that  showcases  the  exceptional  talents  of  the  young  wind  players  from  Peter  Symonds  College,  each  of  whom  is  a  member  of  the  Hampshire  County  Youth  Orchestra.    Dvořák’s    first  piano  quartet  is  charming,  influenced  by  his  native  Bohemian  folk  music,  while  Weber’s  Trio  is  one  of  the  composer’s  few  chamber  works,  written  while  he  was  completing  his  opera  Der  Freischütz.

Supported  by  The  Friends  of  Music  in  Winchester

Tickets £8, Students £5 + £1 per ticket booking fee.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

 

 


 

12/07/2018 13:00
WF 2018 - Tenebrae
Winchester Festival 2018 - Tenebrae

Winchester Cathedral Nave
Thursday 12th July 2018, 8pm

A  Hymn  of  Heavenly  Beauty
Including  pieces  by  Tallis,  Allegri,  Rachmaninov,  Holst,  John  Tavener  and  Eric  Whitacre

World-renowned  chamber  choir  Tenebrae  brings  to  the  Cathedral  a  programme  celebrating  the  great  choral  tradition  from  Tudor  times  through  to  the  present  day.    Including  Allegri’s  haunting  Miserere  as  well  as  Whitacre’s  resplendent  i  thank  you god,  the  works  showcase  the  rich  dark  sound  world  of  the  Russian  orthodox,  the  prayerful  intimacy  of  contemporary  English  masters  and  the  soaring  contrapuntal  lines  of  the  European  Renaissance.  With  the  choir’s  hallmark  ‘passion  and  precision’,  this  selection  of  favourite  pieces  in  a  great  building  is  unmissable.

Tickets £12-£28 (+ £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office.
01962 857275
12/07/2018 20:00
WF 2018 - Lunchtime Recital - Helena Mole & Roger Owens

Friday 13th July 2018 - 1pm
St Lawrence Church, Winchester

Helena Mole - Violin
Roger Owens - Piano

Elgar        Sonata  in  E  minor
Vitali        Chaconne  in  G  minor   

Helena  is  currently  studying  violin  with  Mayumi  Fujikawa  at  Trinity  Laban  Conservatoire  of  Music  and  Dance  in  London,  where  she  is  in  the  second  year  of  the   BMus  course.  Playing  violin  from  a  young  age,  Helena  was  able  to  extend  her  solo  and  chamber  repertoire  during  6th  form  studies  on  the  Hampshire  Specialist  Music  Course  at  Peter  Symonds  College  from  2014  -16,  studying  with  Anca  Campanie  and  Roger  Owens,  with  whom  she  is  performing  in  this  recital.  Helena  was  a  member  of  Hampshire  County  Youth  Orchestra  from  the  age  of  11,  leading  the  orchestra  in  her  final  year  in  concerts  and  tours  abroad. 

Supported  by  The  Friends  of  Music  in  Winchester

Tickets £8, £5 Students + £1 per ticket booking fee
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

 

13/07/2018 13:00
WF 2018 - Mary Berry in conversation with Kirsty Wark

Friday 12th July 2018 - 6pm
The Guildhall, Winchester

Mary  Berry  is  one  of  the  country’s  best-loved cookery  writers  and  television  presenters, known  nationwide  for  her  work  as  a  judge on The  Great  British  Bake  Off and  her  latest BBC1  series Britain’s  Best  Home  Cook. 
Having trained  at The  Cordon  Bleu  in  Paris,  she  started her  career  as  a  magazine  cookery  editor  and began  working  in  television  in  the  1970s  as  the resident  cook  on Afternoon  Plus.  Her  extremely successful Aga  Workshops,  the  cookery  school run  from  her  home,  had  over  twelve  thousand students  over  the  course  of  sixteen  years  and her  80  cookery  books  have  sold  more  than  six million  copies. 

Here  she  talks  to  Kirsty  Wark,  one  of  Britain’s most  experienced  broadcast  journalists.   

Tickets £15 + £1 per ticket booking fee.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

13/07/2018 18:00
WF 2018 - Terry Waite

Friday 13th July 2018 - 8pm
The Guildhall, Winchester

Solitude

In  the  1980s,  Terry  Waite  was the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury’s Assistant  for  Anglican Communion current affairs under Robert  Runcie,  and  devoted himself  to  the  task  of  securing  the  release of  John  McCarthy  and  his  fellow  Lebanon hostages.  In  January  1987  he  was  kidnapped himself  in  Beirut  and  held  for  five  years,  four in  solitary  confinement.  During  his  time  in captivity  Terry  kept  mentally  alive  by  writing in  his  head. In  this  talk,  he  will  discuss  this process  and  the  power  of  solitude  in  his  own and  other  people’s  lives.

Tickets £15 + £1 per ticket booking fee.
Available fro The Box Office 01962 857276

13/07/2018 20:00
WF 2018 - Richard Dawkins

Saturday 14th July 2018 - 6pm
The Guildhall, Winchester

Science  in  the  Soul

The  legendary  biologist, provocateur  and  bestselling author  mounts  a  timely  and passionate  defence  of science  and  clear  thinking  with  a  look  at  this  career-spanning  collection  of  essays,  lectures  and  letters.  For  decades,  Richard  Dawkins  has  been  the  world’s  most  brilliant  scientific  communicator,  consistently  illuminating  the  wonders  of  nature  and  attacking  faulty  logic.  He  calls  on  us  to  insist  that  reason  take  centre  stage,  while  he  decries  bad  science,  religion  in  schools  and  climate-change  deniers.  Author  Richard  Dawkins  is  a  fellow  of  both  the  Royal  Society  and  the  Royal  Society  of  Literature  and  the  recipient  of  numerous  honours  and  awards. 

Tickets £15 + £1 per ticket booking fee.
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

14/07/2018 18:00
WF 2018 - National Youth Jazz Orchestra Nonet

Saturday 14th July 2018 - 8pm
St Paul's Church, Winchester

Great  American  Songbook

The  NYJO  Nonet  is  made  up  of  past  and  present  members  of  the  National  Youth  Jazz  Orchestra  and  is  a  showcase  for  some  of  the  most  talented  young  jazz  musicians  working  in  the  UK.    Their  repertoire  focuses  on  small-group  improvisation,  with  compositions  and  arrangements  by  current  and  ex-members  of  NYJO.  In  tonight’s  Great  American  Songbook, the  NYJO  Nonet  will  explore  the  very  best  jazz  standards  from  the  1920s  to  1950s,  a  journey  through  the  big  band  greats.    Expect  to  be  dazzled  by  the  consummate  skill,  the  inspired 

soloists  and  the  wonderful  arrangements  of  the  NYJO  Nonet.

The  ticket  includes  a  glass  of  wine  during  the  interval

Tickets £18 + £1 per ticket booking fee
Available from The Box Office 01962 857276

14/07/2018 20:00
Tour And Tea: Stained Glass

Tour and Tea: Stained Glass. Saturday 21st July and Saturday 27 October 2018 - 10am

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 mediaeval and contemporary glass.

The tours will be followed by a hot drink and cake in the Cathedral Refectory.

Tickets: £12.50 plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 available from the Cathedral Box Office call 01962 857 275 or book online. Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm, closed Sundays and bank holidays.

21/07/2018 to 27/10/2018
Organ Recital Roger Judd (MVO)
Monday 27th August 2018 - 4pm
Organ Recital - Roger Judd (MVO), St Lawrence's, Ludlow. Ex Assistant Organist, St Georges Chapel, Windsor. Old Chorister - 60th anniversary of leaving the choir.

Winchester Cathedral Quire

Tickets £10 per person + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275
27/08/2018 16:00
Flower Festival 2018 - Preview Evening

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Preview Evening 6.30pm – 9.00pm  
Tuesday 4 September at 6.30pm
An exclusive viewing of the flower festival with a champagne and canape reception, prior to its opening to the general public the following day. Guests are invited to join us for Choral Evensong, sung by the Cathedral Choir at 5.30pm, alternatively join the event from 6.30pm onwards.

Tickets £30 + £1 per ticket booking fee. Capped at £5 per transaction
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Flower Festival Tickets and Prices

OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION

Wednesday 5 September - Saturday 8 September, 9.00am - 7.00pm
Standard Entry £12
Groups 15+ £10 (please contact the box office by phone or email)
NAFAS entry £10 (Only available to NAFAS members, proof of club  membership will be required when presenting these tickets for entry. Failure to provide the necessary membership card will invalidate the ticket and entry will be refused).
Children 16 & under Free
Entry after 4pm £9

Book Tickets for Wednesday - Saturday Here

Sunday 9 September, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Standard Entry £10
Groups 15+ £8 (please contact the box office by phone or email)
NAFAS entry £8 (Only available to NAFAS members, proof of club  membership will be required when presenting these tickets for entry. Failure to provide the necessary membership card will invalidate the ticket and entry will be refused).
Children 16 & under Free
Entry after 3pm £7


Book Tickets for Sunday Here

04/09/2018 18:30
Flower Festival 2018

Illumination - A Festival of Flowers

Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns from 5-9 September 2018 with a stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent Winchester Bible, the largest and finest surviving 12th-century English bible. Immerse yourself in a riot of colour as the Cathedral is transformed by striking and fragrant floral displays evoking the Bible's exquisite illuminated initials and elaborate decorative schemes.

Exclusive Preview Evening - Tuesday 4 September 6.30pm - 9pm
An exclusive viewing of the flower festival with a champagne and canape reception, prior to its opening to the general public the following day. Guests are invited to join us for Choral Evensong, sung by the Cathedral Choir at 5.30pm, alternatively join the event from 6.30pm onwards.
Tickets £30 per person + £1 Booking Fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Book Preview Tickets Here

OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION

Wednesday 5 September - Saturday 8 September, 9.00am - 7.00pm
Standard Entry £12
Groups 15+ £10 (please contact the box office by phone or email)
NAFAS entry £10 (Only available to NAFAS members, proof of club  membership will be required when presenting these tickets for entry. Failure to provide the necessary membership card will invalidate the ticket and entry will be refused).
Children 16 & under Free
Entry after 4pm £9

Sunday 9 September, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Standard Entry £10
Groups 15+ £8 (please contact the box office by phone or email)
NAFAS entry £8 (Only available to NAFAS members, proof of club  membership will be required when presenting these tickets for entry. Failure to provide the necessary membership card will invalidate the ticket and entry will be refused).
Children 16 & under Free
Entry after 3pm £7


Book Tickets for Sunday Here

THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
We are delighted to welcome back Angela Turner as the Creative Director, having previously led the team for the Cathedral's Flower Festical in 2013. Angela is a regular exhibitor at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has won many of their highly coveted RHS gold medals. Angela's flair and understanding of the Cathedral will result in a spectacular event.

GROUPS WELCOME
Groups booking in advance can benefit from group admission rates and fast-track entry to the event. Our Visitor Services Team is able to offer advice regarding coach drop-off points and parking. The Flower Festival Market and Cafe space provides an opportunity for independent shopping and a chance to sit back and relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Group admission rates apply.
Call 01962 857275 or email Box.Office@winchester-cathedral.org.uk for more information about group visits.

Add on Catering Options Available:

Flower Festival Afternoon Tea and Flower Arrangement Demonstration.
Limited spaces are available each afternoon for a unique afternoon tea, followed by a demonstration from one of the Cathedral Flower Arrangers, all within the tranquillity of the Refectory Garden Marque.
Tea will be served at 2.00pm, with the demonstration starting at 2.45pm and running through until 3.30pm.
Tickets £20 per person, with a glass of chilled champagne £29 per person. Minimum order for 2 people.

Book Afternoon Tea and Demonstration Tickets Here

Afternoon Tea in The Festival Marque, Cloisters Garth
Selection of Char of Winchester tea including herbal infusions,
Classic Cucumber, Severn & Wye smoked salmon and free range egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches,
Home baked mini cake selection,
Fruit scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam,
mini tartlets with fresh summer berries and edible flowers.
Price £14 per person, with a glass of chilled champagne £23 per person. Minimum order for 2 people.

Book Afternoon Tea Tickets Here

05/09/2018 to 08/09/2018
Flower Festival 2018 - Afternoon Tea

Flower Festival Afternoon Tea -  5th - 9th September 2018 - 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.45 pm
Served in The Festival Marque on Cloister Garth, Winchester Cathedral

Selection of Char of Winchester tea including herbal infusions,
Classic Cucumber, Severn & Wye smoked salmon and free range egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches,
Home baked mini cake selection,
Fruit scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam,
Mini tartlets with fresh summer berries and edible flowers.

Price £14 per person - minimum order for two people.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a glass of chilled champagne
Price : £23 per person - minimum order for 2 people
(Booking fee applies)

Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The Flower Festival Afternoon Teas do not include entry into the flower festival.
Book Flower Festival Ticket Here

05/09/2018 to 09/09/2018
Flower Festival 2018 - Afternoon Tea and Demonstration

Flower Festival Afternoon Tea and Flower Arrangement Demonstration.

Limited spaces are available each afternoon for a unique afternoon tea, followed by a demonstration from one of the Cathedral Flower Arrangers, all within the tranquillity of the Refectory Garden Marque.
Tea will be served at 2.00pm, with the demonstration starting at 2.45pm and running through until 3.30pm

Flower Festival Afternoon Tea and Demonstration: £20.00 per person, minimum order for two people.

Flower arranging demonstration by member of Cathedral Flower Arrangers
Selection of Char of Winchester tea including herbal infusions,
Classic Cucumber, Severn & Wye smoked salmon and free range egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches,
Home baked mini cake selection,
Fruit scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam,
Mini tartlets with fresh summer berries and edible flowers.

Flower Festival Afternoon tea and Demonstration, with a glass of Champagne - £29.00 per person, minimum order for two people
Booking fee applies.

Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The Flower Festival Afternoon Tea and Flower Arrangement Demonstrations do not include entry into the flower festival.
Book Flower Festival Ticket here

05/09/2018 to 09/09/2018
Flower Festival 2018 (Sunday 9th September)

Illumination - A Festival of Flowers

Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns from 5-9 September 2018 with a stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent Winchester Bible, the largest and finest surviving 12th-century English bible. Immerse yourself in a riot of colour as the Cathedral is transformed by striking and fragrant floral displays evoking the Bible's exquisite illuminated initials and elaborate decorative schemes.

Exclusive Preview Evening - Tuesday 4 September 6.30pm - 9pm
An exclusive viewing of the flower festival with a champagne and canape reception, prior to its opening to the general public the following day. Guests are invited to join us for Choral Evensong, sung by the Cathedral Choir at 5.30pm, alternatively join the event from 6.30pm onwards.
Tickets £30 per person + £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction
Book Preview Tickets Here

OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION

Wednesday 5 September - Saturday 8 September, 9.00am - 7.00pm
Standard Entry £12
Groups 15+ £10 (please contact the box office by phone or email)
NAFAS entry £10 (Only available to NAFAS members, proof of club  membership will be required when presenting these tickets for entry. Failure to provide the necessary membership card will invalidate the ticket and entry will be refused).
Children 16 & under Free
Entry after 4pm £9

Book Tickets for Wednesday - Saturday Here

Sunday 9 September, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Standard Entry £10
Groups 15+ £8 (please contact the box office by phone or email)
NAFAS entry £8 (Only available to NAFAS members, proof of club  membership will be required when presenting these tickets for entry. Failure to provide the necessary membership card will invalidate the ticket and entry will be refused).
Children 16 & under Free
Entry after 3pm £7


THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
We are delighted to welcome back Angela Turner as the Creative Director, having previously led the team for the Cathedral's Flower Festical in 2013. Angela is a regular exhibitor at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has won many of their highly coveted RHS gold medals. Angela's flair and understanding of the Cathedral will result in a spectacular event.

GROUPS WELCOME
Groups booking in advance can benefit from group admission rates and fast-track entry to the event. Our Visitor Services Team is able to offer advice regarding coach drop-off points and parking. The Flower Festival Market and Cafe space provides an opportunity for independent shopping and a chance to sit back and relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Group admission rates apply.
Call 01962 857275 or email box.office@winchester-cathedral.org.uk for more information about group visits.

Add on Catering Options Available:

Flower Festival Afternoon Tea and Flower Arrangement Demonstration.
Limited spaces are available each afternoon for a unique afternoon tea, followed by a demonstration from one of the Cathedral Flower Arrangers, all within the tranquillity of the Refectory Garden Marque.
Tea will be served at 2.00pm, with the demonstration starting at 2.45pm and running through until 3.30pm.
Tickets £20 per person, with a glass of champagne £29 per person. Minimum order for two people.

Book Afternoon Tea and Demonstration Tickets Here

Afternoon Tea in The Festival Marque, Cloisters Garth
Selection of Char of Winchester tea including herbal infusions,
Classic Cucumber, Severn & Wye smoked salmon and free range egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches,
Home baked mini cake selection,
Fruit scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam,
mini tartlets with fresh summer berries and edible flowers.
Price £14 per person,  with a glass of chilled champagne £23 per person. Minimum order for 2 people.

Book Afternoon Tea Tickets Here

09/09/2018 09:00
Alan Hacker - A Celebration
Sunday, 30th September 2018
Winchester Cathedral Quire

Lesley  Schatzberger,  Nicholas  Bucknall,  David  Glenn clarinets, Fitzwilliam  String  Quartetwith, Sophie  Hacker  and  Katy  Hacker  Hughes.
Mozart,  completed  by  Duncan  Druce    Clarinet  Quintet  in  Bb  K516c
William  Sweeney    An  Og-Mhadainn  (The  Young  Morning)
Purcell    Dido’s  Lament  (from  Dido  and  Aeneas)

Alan  Hacker  OBE  (1937-2013),  was  a  clarinettist  and  conductor  with  unusually  wide-ranging  enthusiasms.  He  would  have  been  celebrating  his  80th  birthday  on  this  day.    Family,  friends  and  colleagues  have  come  together  to  offer  this  tribute  to  his  life  and  work,  through  music  that  represents  some  of  his  significant  repertoire.

Mozart,  completed  by  Duncan  Druce    Quintet  movement  In  F  K580b
Brahms    Clarinet  Quintet  in  B  minor  op  115
Grieg    Death  of  Aase  (from  Peer  Gynt)

The  clarinettists  in  this  concert  all  studied  with  Alan  and  were  enormously  influenced  by  his  searching  approach  to  performance.    His  partnership  with  The  Fitzwilliam  Quartet  began  in  1974  and  endured  for  over  15  years    during  which  time  they  perfected  both  the  Mozart  and  Brahms  quintets.    Katy  Hacker  Hughes  and  Sophie  Hacker,  Alan’s  daughters,  are  participating  in  this  concert  as  a  tribute  to  their  father.

Tickets: £25, unreserved seating, (+ £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275
30/09/2018 20:00
The Snowman also featuring The Bear and the Piano

Saturday 15th December 2018, performances at 1pm, 3pm and 7:15pm

The Snowman Tour 2018
Big Screen. Iconic Film. World Class Musicians.
Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas

The world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, Carrot Productions are delighted to be bringing their enchanting Christmas show to Winchester Cathedral. 

With other festive treats - including an animated film of the award winning book, The Bear and the Piano, and a fun introduction to the orchestra - it makes the perfect winter outing for all the family.

Most venues are predicted to sell out long before December, so buy your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Suitable for all ages 3+

As featured in The Guardian, Sunday Times and The Telegraph 'Top things to do at Christmas'
For ticket information and further details, please visit www.carrotproductions.com
View The Snowman Tour promotional video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiBtHxb1WbE

Tickets available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office. Book on-line or by calling 01962 857275
Booking fees apply

Please note: The Cathedral and Winchester City is extremely busy during the Christmas period.  Please ensure you allow plenty of time to get into the city and park in order to arrive for your booked show time. We will be unable to accommodate late arrivals onto other showings.

15/12/2018