Talented musicians elect to take the GCSE and Pre-U courses, many with the aim of reading Music at Oxbridge. Mr Dom Berry BA University of Hertfordshire Mrs Geraldine Clark BA Kent Mrs Emily Chappell BA East Anglia, MA Courtauld Institute of Art Mrs Charlotte Wirdnam BA Wimbledon School of Art Ms Tabitha Jay BA Oxon 'A Winter's Night' will be available to purchase later in the year. It’s exciting to work with colleagues and boys who value genuine intellectual endeavour and independence, and to teach in such historic surroundings: there aren’t many places where pupils can set their eyes on a Shakespeare first folio or follow in Keats’s footsteps while reading his poetry. Released on Signum records on 16 October 2020. I am excited to be working in a school that really embraces change and is promoting the use of modern technology in education. Andrew Lumsden, Director of Music Andrew has been Organist and Director of Music of Winchester Cathedral Choir since 2002. Recent Winchester Thurston School alumnae/i have been admitted to some of the finest and most competitive colleges and universities in the nation. New Hall, which was extensively refurbished in 2014, provides an outstanding performance space, with seating for 400, excellent backstage facilities and first-rate acoustics. As well as teaching English and being a Div Don, my role at Winchester involves helping those in the Sixth Form flourish and ensuring the school’s academic offering is as good as it can be. Winchester College Chapel Choir sings the regular services in the College Chapel. Winchester Music Club is one of Hampshire’s longest established choral groups with about 100 members and an associated orchestra. As assistant housemaster in Du Boulay’s (Cook’s), I tend to eat most of my evening meals with the boys as well as several lunches during the week. Contact. The thing I like most about teaching at Winchester College is the sense of intellectual excitement here. The Chapel Choir is the school’s most prestigious musical ensemble, performing in the chapel throughout the year. Quiristers have been singing at Winchester College since 1394. But then when I came here, the teachers have been really enthusiastic and basically taught me to enjoy music. “I’ve found that music at Winchester doesn’t dominate your life, but it can take as much time as you want - there’s so much to do.”. Following a doctorate in medieval art history at Oxford and a research post looking at the use of digital tools in museums, I am fascinated by the powerful potential of object-based learning. James will take over as Housemaster of Turner's (Hopper’s) when Chris Good finishes his term of service in 2023. Winchester Music Club is one of Hampshire’s longest established choral groups with over 100 members and an associated orchestra. Historically a porter is a gatekeeper and we can normally be found at the main entrance to the school in The Porters' Lodge. The diverse range of places where the boys can make music, practise, listen to and compose it, makes Winchester very special indeed. Montague Rendall retired later that year. He used the wealth these positions gave him to establish both the school and a university college, New College, Oxford, in 1382; both of them were set up to provide an education for 70 scholars. He coaches cricket, golf and soccer, and is involved with drama and creative writing at the school. “I have been encouraged to perform my own works, and also write stuff for professional musicians. Master-in-College at Winchester College, since 2012: responsible for the selection and welfare of the 70 scholars in College. Mrs Jenny … Beyond music as a curriculum subject, we encourage extra-curricular participation for every boy who is interested and able. Winchester College is an integral part of the British history of education. He trained at Winchester College, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and St John's College, Cambridge, before becoming Assistant Organist at Southwark Cathedral. Anyone who works, goes shopping or provides for their family – so everyone – is engaging with Economics. Academia is always going to take priority at Winchester (that is its USP) and sport drama was always third/fourth in the schools priorities music coming second. It’s a hands-on department”. Private School for Boys Winchester College is one of the oldest in the country and is considered to be one of the most beautiful. Â, Community Service is a journey of self-discovery.  Our boys are encouraged to work out of their comfort zone. This January Chapel Choir recorded a new album at Merton College Chapel, Oxford. His role will involve playing in Cathedral services and helping train the choristers. We hear from the boys themselves as… Â, Not every boy is enthused by the intricacies of Greek and Latin grammar – especially during the last lesson on Wednesday afternoons! Â. Winchester Music Club is one of Hampshire’s longest established choral groups with over 100 members and an associated orchestra. As Assistant Director of Chapel Music, I support Howard Ionascu in the running of the Quiristers and the Chapel Choir, and play the organ for all the choral services, as well as teaching in the music department. Human Resources Director. Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire.It has existed in its present location for over 600 years. My privilege is to encourage both staff and boys to reach the highest musical standards possible, whilst at the same time exploring new musical ideas, new challenges and new repertoire. I agree Human Resources Director. There is always some new academic endeavour afoot in our community, whether it be the boys founding a society to pursue a common interest or the dons creating projects and publications together. Convivium Records proudly present the sacred choral music of Charles Villiers Stanford, recorded by Winchester College Chapel Choir, with the new Dobson organ in Merton College Chapel, Oxford. At £38K Winchester is charging similar fees to schools that also have ancient buildings and outstanding academic results but also offer outstanding facilities for sports, drama and music. The busy nature of life at Winchester is reflected in the music department, where each week may see several different concerts. Distinguished musicians who have worked at the school include Thomas Weelkes, Jeremiah Clarke, SS Wesley, Sir George Dyson and many others. The Quiristers are led by Howard Ionascu, former Director of the Junior Royal Academy of Music. In total, there are 4 such schools in the UK. At £38K Winchester is charging similar fees to schools that also have ancient buildings and outstanding academic results but also offer outstanding facilities for sports, drama and music. Old Wykehamists are former pupils of Winchester College, so called in memory of the school's founder, William of Wykeham. It has some 4000 students aged 16–18 mainly from central Hampshire. Home; Registration. Winchester College College Street Winchester SO23 9NA United Kingdom . The Music Department Our small team of staff includes musicians who have made outstanding individual contributions to the great English tradition of cathedral music, and enjoy an international reputation. Music is inherent to the life of our school, giving boys skills and experiences that last them for the rest of their lives. Currently, over sixty Music Scholars and Music Exhibitioners attend the school. Climbing towers and using old keys took a bit of getting used to but I quickly discovered that the archives were full of wonderful things - letters signed by Elizabeth I, Anglo-Saxon Charters and pieces of quill still lodged in the pages of volumes where the scribe had sharpened his pen. Two thirds of the boys learn an instrument, while many learn two or three. Our aim is to enable every boy to experience the best and widest range of music-making, whether as a performer or listener. Through our Community Service programme, boys work with the Blue Apple Theatre Company and entertain various residential homes with songs and sketches. Mrs Jenny … We hear from the boys themselves as… The Music Club owes its existence to its members and Friends, who are ready to support both adventurous and popular programmes. There is always some new academic endeavour afoot in our community, whether it be the boys founding a society to pursue a common interest or the dons creating projects and publications together. Our Music School offers excellent facilities for making music, with a large rehearsal and concert hall. He is a committee member for the Crown and Manor club and a school governor. My experience in teaching English, in both the private and maintained sectors, is perhaps a more orthodox background to being Second Master than my conducting and my work in music education. At a time when it seems increasingly rare to value learning for its own sake, Winchester is a place where the love of ideas can still flourish.

Access to the Staff Intranet and Payslips. The standards of equipment and performance spaces, plus the overriding ethos, are such that boys who have never sung or played an instrument are inspired to, The Music department consists of six full-time staff and over fifty specialist peripatetic tutors who, teach over seven hundred individual instrumental lessons each week.  Boys can specialise in all orchestral instruments and many others, including piano, organ, voice, harp, recorder, guitar (bass, electric, acoustic and classical), and bagpipes. Winchester College OTC formed the guard of honour, with music from the band of the Coldstream Guards. Winchester College Chapel Choir sings the regular services in the College Chapel. Email addresses for academic staff can be found below. Synchronize the current calendar view based on the selected filters with your personal calendar. Montague Rendall retired later that year. Together, we prepare four weekly services alongside a number of extra engagements such as special services, concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts. Showcasing the outstanding standard and variety of music played at Winchester College, this film aims to attract new pupils. Gardening in the shadows of great buildings that have seen centuries of world events and working where many have once toiled, is very humbling. Showcasing the outstanding standard and variety of music played at Winchester College, this film aims to attract new pupils. Both have proved invaluable in encouraging our pupils to listen and to develop their own convictions. Â. Some of our musical theatre is produced and directed with great success entirely by the boys. It is the oldest of the original nine English public schools defined by the Clarendon Commission, seven of which were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868 The current situation could not be allowed to disrupt that tradition. The standards of equipment and performance spaces, plus the overriding ethos, are such that boys who have never sung or played an instrument are inspired to give it a try. I’m also Master in Charge of all martial arts. Peter Symonds College is a sixth form college in Winchester, Hampshire, in the south of England. We are lucky to have really well-equipped labs and, as well as our great practicals, we lay on fabulous (and indeed famous) demonstrations. I once read that over 2/3rds are in the top 3% if that was true then I doubt that’s changed. This delightful collection includes some of Stanford’s best-known choral music alongside a number of works that are rarely performed and recorded. Winchester Music Club Choir May 17 2014. The thing I like most about teaching at Winchester College is the sense of intellectual excitement here. Mr Richard Castleton Tel: +44 (0)1962 621153 E-mail: [email protected] Communications and Outreach. They are joined by senior College boys and members of staff to form the Winchester College Chapel Choir, and follow a routine of daily practices and choral services in the College Chapel during term time. As Director of Sport at Winchester I want the boys to experience and enjoy the elation of winning, but also to recognise the lessons that can be learned from committing to a common goal and overcoming disappointments and defeats. From the Glee Club to the Quiristers, and with a lively calendar of concerts and performances, we cater for the widest possible range of tastes, expectations and experience. The Friends of Winchester College was formed in 1989 with the objective of forming closer bonds between the School, the local community, parents, staff, Wykehamists and past visitors through the arrangement of special events, and by generally encouraging local … Mr Ian Fraser Member of Education Committee. The school works like a full board. Ex-cathedral and collegiate choristers are particularly welcome, and parents are encouraged to contact the Master of Music in advance of application.Â. I once read that over 2/3rds are in the top 3% if that was true then I doubt that’s changed. It has some 4000 students aged 16–18 mainly from central Hampshire. There are many different facets to boarding life, which means that dons have diverse responsibilities and environments in which they can get to know the boys. Four other choirs and vocal groups give all boys the opportunity to sing an eclectic mix of both sacred and secular music. Starting his career as a solicitor he moved from the law to take up the position of Head of History at Ludgrove School, where he, and his wife, Holly, were also houseparents. To observe this with a collection as diverse and remarkable as Winchester’s is really exciting. Winchester Community High School 700 Union Street Winchester, IN 47394 Phone: 765-584-8201 Fax: 765-584-8204 He was Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor of England. Head of French and Assistant Housemaster of Fearon’s, Master of Music & Director of Co-Curricular Enrichment, Director of Community Service and Geography Don, Fellows’ Librarian and Keeper of Collections, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head of Design & Technology. We have fifty teaching and practice rooms, as well as a fully-equipped music technology classroom, recording studio, editing suite, percussion studio and rock room. Such attributes will continue to shape and influence our pupils well into their later lives. The Glee Club (the school’s Choral Society) is made up of around 100 unauditioned boys, parents and staff. An independent charity run by its members, the choir benefits greatly from a close association with Winchester College, whose Master of Music, David Thomas, is our musical director. We have a choral tradition that was started 600 years ago, and which we are the only school to maintain this in its original form. WMC Come And Sing Faure's Requiem Feb 27 2016. Some boys start their musical journey at Winchester with the Quiristers; sixteen young boys who are an integral part of Chapel Choir. He is also the Director of Music for the Waynflete Singers, one of England’s premier amateur choirs, which performs regularly in Winchester Cathedral. The school teaches boys more than 620 years. From the. The school is also active in commissioning and performing new music for our choirs and instrumental ensembles. An independent charity run by its members, the choir benefits greatly from a close association with Winchester College, whose Master of Music, David Thomas, is our musical director. For enquiries regarding the collections, contact Richard Foster, and for the archives, contact Suzanne Foster. Read more about the boys’ public spirit initiatives. 40 samoset rd, winchester, ma 01890. Alternatively, the College Chapel provides an inspirational venue for choral and instrumental music.Â, “You can walk into a hall with, say, 40 other people and rehearse a whole concerto - it’s just unusual to be able to do that in a school.”, The Music department consists of six full-time staff and over fifty specialist peripatetic tutors who teach over seven hundred individual instrumental lessons each week.  Boys can specialise in all orchestral instruments and many others, including piano, organ, voice, harp, recorder, guitar (bass, electric, acoustic and classical), and bagpipes. This analysis is then shared with the Second Master, Deputy Head Academic, Housemasters and Heads of Department so that they can best support the boys in both the pastoral and academic aspects of school life. 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