The Waynflete Singers - Mendelssohn's Elijah
Saturday 30th March 2019 - 7.30pm
The Waynflete Singers, plus approx 75 guest singers from Newcastle Bach Choir
Nadine Benjamin, soprano
Anna Harvey, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Elwin, tenor
James Rutherford, bass-baritone
Orchestra - London Mozart Players
Musical Director Andrew Lumsden
Tickets £39.50 - £12.50 + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Available from The Box Office 01962 857275 from 21st January 2019
When & WhereChoose Day
Southampton Philharmonic Choir present this jewel of the early Baroque in the magnificent setting of Winchester Cathedral. Performing alongside them are the Southampton University Philharmonic Choir, the choir of The Pilgrims' School, and the Corporation of Musick, a cornett and sackbut ensemble dedicated to recreating the sounds and styles of the music once heard in the royal courts, churches and streets of Renaissance and Baroque Europe.
The performance starts at 7.30pm
Tickets £34, £29, £24, £18, £12 + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction); concessions available.
6 April 2019, 7.30
New Hall, Winchester College
Haydn - The Complete Masses 3
Mozart Exsultate jubilate K165
Haydn Grosse Orgelmesse No.4 in E flat
Mariazeller Mass No. 8 in C
This third concert in the Winchester Music Club’s series of the complete masses of Joseph Haydn compares two of his ‘middle period’ masses with each other: the ‘Great Organ Solo’ Mass of 1770, and the ‘Mariazeller’ Mass, written just 12 years later in 1782. Alongside the two Haydn masses, soprano Katherine Crompton will sing ‘Exsultate Jubilate’, a justly famous solo motet by Haydn’s younger contemporary Mozart, originally composed for the great Italian castrato Venanzio Rauzzini. In the ‘Great Organ Solo’ Mass, the solo organ part will be performed by Benjamin Cunningham, Assistant Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College.
Katherine Crompton soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo soprano
Guy Cutting tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
Benjamin Cunningham organ
WMC Chorus & Orchestra
Jean Paterson leader
David Thomas conductor
Tickets £20, Under 21's £10 + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Saturday 27th April 2019 - 3pm
St Bartholemew's Church, Winchester
Songs of Mourning, Songs of Faith and Joy
This programme of songs for voice and guitar takes the listener on an emotional journey spanning four hundred years of music. It begins with the exquisitely beautiful repertoire of songs written in the English Renaissance expressing melancholy and grief, a tradition that reached its peak in the lute songs of John Dowland. His contemporary Coprario (an Englishman who changed his name to suit the fashionable Italian style), wrote his Songs of Mourning to poems by the composer and poet Edmund Campion, lamenting the death of Henry Prince of Wales, eldest son of James I. As the programme moves into the twentieth century, the mood turns from grief towards spiritual consolation. A verse from Psalm 126 ‘They that sow in tears shall reap in joy’ marks this turning point in Ailsa Dixon’s Songs of Faith and Joy, written as a counterpoint to Coprario’s lute songs, and first performed alongside them. Speaking across the centuries, these composers share a sense of the power of the human voice – in the words of the Elizabethan composer Thomas Morley - to ‘express their words with devotion and passion whereby to draw the hearer, as it were, in chains of gold by the ears to the consideration of holy things.’
Emily Gray (mezzo soprano) has performed as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, St. Paul's, Kings Place, and the Purcell Room, and sung live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. She began her singing career early as BBC Choir Girl of the Year in 2000, which led to solo recordings on the Naxos and Chandos labels. Since graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire she has won many prizes, and is increasingly in demand for roles in opera. In concert with her recital partners (on piano or guitar), Emily’s serene intensity and vocal clarity make her a compelling performer.
Gerard Cousins (guitar) has played in festivals and concert halls around the world, from the Purcell Room in London to Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has released four CDs, and his performances have been featured on Sky Arts TV, BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. He is also a composer, and is known for his transcriptions and adaptations for guitar of contemporary classical works from Eric Whitacre and John Tavener to Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich, and for his arrangements of traditional songs from his native Wales. Gerard has been hailed by reviewers as ‘a rare guitar player. A master of the classical idiom and the range of techniques which it demands.’
Tickets £10 + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)
Tea and cake will be served after The Concert.
This unique concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features history in the making; the World Premiere of the 'Hampshire Symphony' by Calin Huma.
This programme brings to Winchester the celebrated Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and renowned violinist Alexandru Tomescu under the baton of brilliant conductor Christopher Petrie, pairing Saint-Saëns impressionistic Violin Concerto No.3 with a musical gem of sheer Romantic indulgence by little-known Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu.
The second part will feature the World Premiere of Huma’s Symphony No. 2, also to be known as the ‘Hampshire Symphony'. Having recently recorded his Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the composer, born in Romania and resident of Hampshire for over 25 years, praises the rich heritage of Hampshire, his adoptive homeland, throughout this new symphony. Known for his luscious harmony and beautiful sense of melody, his neo-romantic compositions combine tonal inflections from his Romanian ‘roots' with the spirit of Hampshire.
Alexandru Tomescu - Violin
Christopher Petrie - Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3
Huma: Symphony No. 2 'Hampshire Symphony' World Premiere
Friday 3rd May 2019, Winchester Cathedral
Tickets available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office, over the phone 01962 857275, and online www.tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk
This concert is presented with the kind support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.
Saturday 11th May 2019, performance starts 7:30pm
Winchester Cathedral Nave
Rossini - Stabat Mater
Puccini - Messa di Gloria
Conductor - John Sutton
The Winchester and Country Music Festival is made up of 7 locally based choirs:
Compton & Shawford Festival Choir, Itchen Valley Choral Society,
Sarisbury Choral Society, Botley Choral Society, Overton Choral Society,
Twyford Singers and Winchester City Festival Choir.
Ticket Prices: £35, £27, £21, £15, plus £1 per ticket booking fee, capped at £5.
Saturday 12th October 2019 - 7.30pm
Voices for Hospices Choir are passionate about enabling singers to join together and raise their voices to help those with end of life and life limiting illnesses.
For us, singing is a life enhancing activity, and our concert in the wonderful Winchester Cathedral seems an appropriate way to put something back for the pleasure we all enjoy.
Tickets £25 per person (Audience Member or Performer) + £1 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5)
On Sale Monday 22nd October 10am