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Hampshire Music Service - String Fest
Saturday 24 February 2018 - 7.30pm
Winchester Cathedral Nave

A celebration of the very best of string playing in Hampshire. Over 300 young players representing every corner of the county coming together to perform a varied and challenging programme which will include Marriage of Figaro Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Solfeggio by Arvo Part and Fiddler's Hill by Jeff Moore.
Performed by Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra
With their guests, 300 young string players from Hampshire Music Service Area Ensembles

Tickets £8 & £6, Concessions £5 & £3 + 75p per ticket booking fee
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275
24/02/2018 19:30
Winchester Speakers Festival - Damien Lewis SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers

Saturday 24th February, 8.30pm at Winchester Discovery Centre. 

SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing), this is one of the most remarkable stories of wartime lawlessness, eccentricity and raw courage in the face of impossible odds - a thoroughly British undertaking.


What unfolded - the longest mission ever undertaken by Allied special forces - was an epic of daring, courage, tragedy and survival that remains unrivalled to this day, and which rightly became a foundation stone of Special Forces legend.

Damien Lewis is a former war reporter and one of the nation's "twenty favourite authors" (World Book Day). He is a prolific writer, penning over a dozen books and topping bestseller lists worldwide. Many of his books are being made into movies or TV series, and he scripts his own work as films. His military books include the No. 1 bestseller Zero Six Bravo, and his man-and-dog at war true stories include the phenomenally successful War Dog (The Dog Who Could Fly in the USA), both of which are being developed as films. 

A Q & A Session will follow.

24/02/2018 20:30
Winchester Speakers Festival - Nicholas Rankin - Defending The Rock

Sunday 25th February 2018 - 10am
Winchester Discovery Centre

Nicholas Rankin

Defending the Rock 

Sunday 25th February 10.00 - 11.15

 

​Two months before he shot himself, Adolf Hitler saw where it had all gone wrong. By failing to seize Gibraltar in the summer of 1940, he lost the war.


The Rock of Gibraltar, a pillar of British sea-power since 1704, looked formidable but was extraordinarily vulnerable. Though menaced on all sides by Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Vichy France and Francoist Spain, every day Gibraltar had to let thousands of people cross its frontier to work. Among them came spies and saboteurs, eager to blow up its 25 miles of secret tunnels. In 1942, Gibraltar became US General Eisenhower's HQ for the invasion of North Africa, the campaign that led to Allied victory in the Mediterranean.

Rankin's talk, whose cast of characters includes Haile Selassie, Anthony Burgess and General Sikorski, sets Gibraltar in the wider context of the struggle against fascism and chronicles the end of empire and the rise to independence of the Gibraltarian people.

Nicholas Rankin spent 20 years broadcasting for BBC World Service where he was Chief Producer and won two UN awards. He is the author of the bestselling ‘Churchill's Wizards’, the story of British intelligence in the two World Wars.

 

A Q&A Session will follow.

25/02/2018 10:00
Winchester Speakers Festival - 1 Day Pass
1-Day Festival Pass: £45 - available for either the 24th or the 25th February 2018
25/02/2018 10:00
Winchester Speakers Festival - Donald Macintyre - Gaza, Preparing for Dawn

Sunday 25th February 2018 - 11.45am
Winchester Discovery Centre

A coastal civilisation open to the world. A flourishing port on a major international trading route. This was Gaza’s past. Can it be its future? Today, Gaza is home to a uniquely imprisoned people, most unable to travel to the West Bank, let alone Israel, where tens of thousands once worked, and unable to flee in wartime. Trapped inside a crucible of conflict, the surprise is that so many of them remain courageous, outspoken and steadfast.​

From refugee camps to factories struggling under economic stranglehold and bombardment, Macintyre reveals Gaza’s human tragedy through the stories of the ordinary people who live and work there. He portrays the suffering through siege and war, the failings – including those of the international community – that have seen opportunities for peace pass by and the fragile, lingering hope that Gaza, with its creativity and resilience, can be a part of a better future for the Middle East.

​Donald Macintyre was the Independent’s Jerusalem bureau chief for eight years between 2004 and 2012, and before that its political editor and chief political commentator. He is a former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster. He won the Next Century Foundation’s Peace through Media Award in 2011 and has previously been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism and for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism

A Q & A Session will follow.

25/02/2018 11:45
Winchester Speakers Festival - Theodore Dalrymple - The Knife That Went In

Sunday 25th February 2018 - 3.15pm
Winchester Discovery Centre

More than half a century ago, George Orwell wrote an essay about the decline of the English murder. Since the 1990s, Theodore Dalrymple has witnessed its modern variety in real life. For over a quarter of a century he has treated and examined many more murderers than most as a prison doctor, psychiatrist, and court expert in some of Britain's most deprived areas. Here, he delves deep into his life of personal encounters with the murderous ‘underclass’ to determine what has changed over time and what has not. His unique portrait of modern criminals is at the same time a parable of dysfunction in our own culture. Through his experiences, he exposes today's vicious cult of denial, blaming and psychobabble that hides behind a corrosive sentiment of caring. Illustrated with scores of eye-opening, true-life vignettes, this talk is in turn hilariously funny, chillingly horrifying, and always unexpectedly revealing. Taken together, this lifetime of experience is a clear and unsentimental mirror in which we view modern progress without its varnish.

Theodore Dalrymple is a retired physician who practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Dalrymple has written a column for The Spectator for many years and writes regularly for National Review. Denis Dutton, Editor of Arts & Letters Daily, called Dalrymple the “Orwell of our time.”

​A Q&A Session will follow.

25/02/2018 15:15
Winchester Speakers Festival - Andrew Monaghan - Power in Modern Russia

Sunday 25th February 2018 - 5pm
Winchester Discovery Centre

Monaghan returns to Lewes to explain the Russian leadership's strategic agenda and to illuminate the range of problems it faces in implementing it. Given these difficulties and the Russian government’s concerns about an unstable and increasingly competitive world, the Russian official and expert community often use the term 'mobilisation' to describe the measures that Moscow is increasingly resorting to in order to implement its ideas. He explores what this means, and concludes that many of the terms used in the Western debate about Russia both misdiagnose the nature of the challenge and misrepresent the situation in Russia. At a time when many of the books about Russia are focused specifically on the war in Ukraine and the deterioration in relations between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia, or are biographies of Vladimir Putin, this talk offers a new and unique lens through which to understand how Russia works and how Russian domestic and foreign politics are intimately linked.

Dr Andrew Monaghan is the Director of Research on Russia and Northern European Defence and Security at the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre at Pembroke College, Oxford. He has also served as an expert witness to several parliamentary committees including the UK’s National Security Strategy Committee, the House of Commons Defence and Foreign Affairs Select Committees, and NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly.

A Q&A Session will follow.

25/02/2018 17:00
Winchester Speakers Festival - Denis McShane - Brexit, No Exit

Sunday 25th February 2018 - 6.45pm
Winchester Discovery Centre

The UK's Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016 provided perhaps the most dramatic proof that the era of political and economic globalization has ended. Populism, nationalism and xenophobia are surging across Europe and Brexit adds to the problems facing the established political order. This book shows how we reached this stage and what needs to be done now. As a former MP and Europe minister under Tony Blair, and latterly as a commentator and writer on European issues, MacShane has a unique insider perspective on the events that led to Brexit and the behind-the-scenes discussions that followed. He argues that Brexit will not mean full rupture with Europe and that British capitalism will overcome the ultra-right-wing forces of the Conservative back-bench and UKIP. Although the path to Article 50 and beyond will be fraught and tensely-negotiated, Britain cannot and will not divorce itself from the continent of Europe and the European question will continue to be a defining feature of politics into the future.

Denis MacShane was a Labour MP serving in Tony Blair's government as Minister for Europe. He was first elected as MP for Rotherham in 1994 and served until his resignation in 2012.

A Q&A Session will follow.

25/02/2018 18:45
Winchester Speakers Festival - John Andrews - The World in Conflict

Sunday 25th February 2018 - 8.30pm
Winchester Discovery Centre

An update from John Andrews. So far in the 21st Century, the USA and its allies have invaded Afghanistan; Russia has waged war with Georgia; the brutal Islamic State has emerged in the Middle East; and a constant contest for precious minerals in Africa has provoked - and financed - war and carnage. Other conflicts are less bloody, but still dangerous - the nervous stand-off between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, for instance, or the continuing stalemate between North and South Korea. Whether explosive or simmering, the number of violent conflicts in the world is high enough to surprise, intrigue and sober any reader. Andrews tackles head-on the reasons why global conflict is ever-present in our lives. He analyses the causes, contexts, participants, impacts and likely outcomes of each conflict. and, crucially, he considers where, why and how new conflicts might erupt. 

John Andrews was The Economist's most experienced foreign correspondent, with postings in Europe, Asia and America. Before joining The Economist, he wrote from and about north Africa and the Middle East for the Guardian and NBC News.

A Q&A Session will follow.

25/02/2018 20:30
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 75p 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.

 

03/03/2018 to 03/11/2018
Bach's St Matthew Passion
7.15pm, Saturday 3rd March 2018, Winchester Cathedral Nave

The Southampton Philharmonic Choir and the Southampton University Philharmonic Choir are joined by the Hanover Band orchestra conducted by David Gibson.

Tickets £12-£32 (booking fee applies) available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office, 01962 857275
03/03/2018 19:15
The Earl, the Heir and the abandoned Psalter: the Ormesby Psalter and its early Owners – Freddie Law Turner
The Ormesby Psalter: An English Medieval Masterpiece – Freddie Law Turner
Thursday 8th March, 7.30pm, The Wessex Learning Centre, Inner Close, Winchester Cathedral

Freddie Law-Turner works for the National Gallery in London on early northern European painting.

Tickets are £5.00 and available from the Cathedral Box Office either in person or on 01962 857275.
08/03/2018 19:30
Bryanston Choral Society and Combined Choir - Spring Choral Concert
Bryanston Choral Society and Combined Choir - Spring Choral Concert
Accompanied by a Professional Orchestra
Friday 9th March 2018 - 7.30pm
Winchester Cathedral Nave

Duncan Emerson: A Symphonic Prayer
Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Conductor: Duncan Emerson

Tickets £20, £15 & £10 + 75p per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays.
09/03/2018 19:30
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 75p 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.


 

10/03/2018 to 10/11/2018
The Waynflete Singers and London Mozart Players

Saturday 17th March 2018 - 7.30pm
Winchester Cathedral

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate!
Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C 'Jupiter'
Mozart: Mass in C minor

Anna Dennis, soprano

Katie Coventry, mezzo-soprano

Sam Furness, tenor

Bozidar Smiljanic, bass

London Mozart Players

Andrew Lumsden, Conductor

The Waynflete Singers present an all-Mozart concert, ending with his Mass in C minor, composed during the early 1780's in Vienna. Sometimes known as the 'Great' Mass, this work was left incomplete by Mozart. The soprano part was first performed by Mozart's wife, Constanze, and the solo writing in all parts is quite operatic in style.

The Waynflete Singers are delighted to be working with the London Mozart Players again following their collaboration in a hugely successful Dream of Gerontius in 2012. Anna Dennis, their soprano soloist, hails from Winchester and is well known to local audiences. She is joined by a trio of soloists whom we hope will be stars of the future - finalists in the 2017 Grange Festival International Singing Competition. Early booking is advised if you want to make sure of catching these young professionals at the start of their careers.

Their concert also includes Exsultate, jubilate, a real show-piece for the soprano, and Symphony no. 41 in C 'Jupiter'. Mozart's last symphony is a magisterial piece, with a Finale that sparkles with joy and brilliance.

Tickets £39.50, £32.50, £24.50, £19.50 (Buy 2 tickets for the price of 1), £12.50 + 75p per ticket booking fee (Capped at £5 per transaction)
For Wheelchair Bookings please contact The Box Office 01962 857275, 10am-4pm Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturday, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

17/03/2018 19:30
Southern Voices & Florigelium - St John Passion
Friday 23 March 2018 - 7.30pm
Southern Voices & Florigelium - J S Bach : St John Passion
Winchester Cathedral Nave

Bach’s masterpiece, which tells the story leading to Christ’s crucifixion.

Musical Director - Katherine Dienes-Williams

Tickets £29.50, £21, £16, £12.50 + 75p per ticket (£1 if booking by telephone) booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction), Children aged 18 or under £1
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275 - Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
23/03/2018 19:30
Calligraphy Workshop 2018

Saturday 24 March 10am - 4pm, Taylor Selwyn Room in the Education Centre
 
Learn the art of Calligraphy under the expert tuition of the Cathedral Scribes. The day will focus on studying The Uncial Hand. Equipment will be provided but if students prefer they can bring their own. Beginners are welcome.
Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Tickets: £25 plus 75p per ticket booking fee capped at £5 per transaction.

Cathedral Box Office - 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, closed Sundays and bank holidays.

24/03/2018 10:00
Levellers
Saturday 24th March 2018 - 7pm
Levellers Concert
Winchester Cathedral

With Special Guest Star Ginger Wildheart

On-Sale Friday 20 October 2017

Tickets £28, £25 & £15 + 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone) capped at £5 per transaction. Available from The Box Office 01962 857275 - 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm Saturday, Closed Sunday's and Bank Holidays
24/03/2018 19:00
Winchester Music Club - Haydn - The Complete Masses 2

Date: Sunday 25th March 2018
Time: 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue: New Hall, Winchester College

Works:
Mozart Regina coeli K.108
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C
Haydn Schöpfungsmesse (Creation Mass) No.13 in B flat

Performers:
David Thomas - Conductor
Margarita Balanas - Cello
Charlotte Beament – Soprano
Emma Stannard – Mezzo Soprano
Tom Elwin – Tenor
Dingle Yandell – Bass/Baritone

WMC Choir and Orchestra

This is the second concert in WMC’s projected series of the complete Masses of Joseph Haydn. Having started last year with his best known, the ‘Nelson’ Mass, this year we turn to one of the least known, the so-called ‘Creation’ Mass, Haydn’s penultimate setting, composed in 1801 when he was nearly 70 years old. By way of contrast, Mozart was just 15 when he wrote his first setting of the text Regina coeli for solo soprano and chorus. To complete the concert, we include one of Haydn’s most popular concertos, his first Cello Concerto in C, composed around 1761, with the young Latvian cellist Margarita Balanas as soloist.

Tickets £20 (half price under 21s) unnumbered seating + 75p per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

25/03/2018 19:30
Bank Holiday Organ Recital
Monday 2nd April 2018 - 4pm
Winchester Cathedral Quire

Featuring Peter King, long-term Director of Music at Bath Abbey.

Tickets £10 Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and bank Holidays.
02/04/2018 16:00
Faith Event - Stepping Forward as Ambassadors of Peace
Saturday 21st April 2018 - 10am - 3.30pm
The Wessex Centre, The Inner Close

Stepping Forward as Ambassadors of Peace
The Revd Nadim Nassar, Director, Awareness Foundation
A day when we explore how in our own locality we can make a difference for peace in the world, led by the only Syrian priest in the Church of England.
Tickets £15 + 75p per person booking fee , includes a light sandwich lunch (meat and vegetarian options)
Available from the Box Office on 01962 857275
21/04/2018 10:00
Willow Weaving Course - Wessex Learning Centre

 
Monday 23rd April - 1pm - 5pm. 

This workshop will take place in the Wessex Learning Centre from 1-5pm. You will be able to make a fish platter and there are a maximum of 20 places available.
  
Cost is £20 per person per day, all materials will be provided, although you will need to bring an apron to protect your clothes. 
Tickets are subject to a 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

23/04/2018 13:00
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 75p 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..

 

28/04/2018 to 29/09/2018
Willow Weaving Course - The Undercroft
Saturday 5th May - 1 - 5pm
The Undercroft, Winchester Cathedral Education Centre
You can make a willow basket, there will be a maximum of 12 places available. 

Cost is £20 per person per day, all materials will be provided, although you will need to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Tickets are subject to a 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
05/05/2018 13:00
Winchester & County Music Festival - Karl Jenkins:The Armed Man Elgar:Spirit of England

Winchester & County Music Festival's 97th Concert - Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man & Elgar, Spirit of England
Saturday, 12th May 2018 - 7.30pm

“The Spirit of England, Op. 80”, is a work for chorus, orchestra, and soprano/tenor soloist in three movements composed by Edward Elgar between 1915 and 1917, setting text from Laurence Binyon's 1914 anthology of poems The Winnowing Fan. The work acts as a requiem for the dead of World War I and is dedicated "to the memory of our glorious men, with a special thought for the Worcesters".

“The Armed Man”, subtitled "A Mass for Peace", was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations, to mark the museum's move from London to Leeds, and it was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Like Benjamin Britten's War Requiem before it, it is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on the Catholic Mass, which Jenkins combines with other sources, principally the fifteenth century folk song "L'homme armé" in the first and last movements. It was written for SATB chorus with soloists (soprano, baritone and Muezzin) and a symphonic orchestra. Guy Wilson, then master of the museum, selected the texts for the mass.

Conductor: David Burgess
Soloists: Helen Bailey (Sop), Adrian Green (Tenor)
Choirs: Botley Choral Society, Itchen Valley Choral Society, Overton Choral Society, Twyford Singers
Orchestra: Festival Orchestra
Leader: Elizabeth Flower

Elgar: Spirit of England
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man

 

Ticket information

£32, £24, £18 and £12 (half price for those in full-time education)
Book online below or call 01962 857275 or email boxoffice@winchester-cathedral.org.uk

 

12/05/2018 19:30
Cambridge Renaissance Voices with Concordia
Saturday 19 May 2018 - 7.30pm
Church of St Cross

Music for Voices and Viols, from Dowland to Purcell
Cambridge Renaissance Voices (director Rupert Preston Bell) with Concordia

Tickets £17.50 + 75p booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone). Available from the Box Office 01962 857275, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturdays, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
19/05/2018 19:30
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 75p 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 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone) 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
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
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 75p 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
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 + 75p per person booking fee
Available from the Box Office on 01962 857275
03/07/2018 19:00
Octavoce Choir in support of the Cameron Bespolka Trust

Friday 6 July 2018 - 7.30pm
The Hospital of St Cross Church

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.
The Cameron Bespolka Trust is a charity that has been set up in memory of Cameron, and creates 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.

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 + 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone) 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
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 75p 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
Andrew Lumsden - Organ Recital
Friday 24 August 2018 - 7.45pm
Winchester Cathedral Quire

Featuring Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, Andrew Lumsden.

Tickets £8 + 75p per ticket booking fee to include a glass of wine after the concert.
Available from the Box Office 01962 857275 Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sunday's and Bank Holiday's. 
24/08/2018 19:45
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 + 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone) 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

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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


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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 + 75p Booking Fee
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


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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

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

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 + 75p Booking Fee
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