The Great Hall, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
The Waynflete Singers present some choral favourites in the peerless surroundings of Winchester’s historic Great Hall, conducted by George Castle, assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral.
Based in Winchester Cathedral, the Waynflete Singers are well-known to Winchester audiences for their uplifting and high- quality performances of the major choral works. They will be singing well-loved choral favourites in the Great Hall, combining music from the great English choral tradition with e.g. works by Parry, Stanford and Pearsall, as well as some outstanding European works by amongst others, Bruckner and Rachmaninov. Each will be specially chosen for their appropriateness to the acoustic and the magnificent architecture of the Great Hall. Each short concert will last in the region of 20-30 minutes, and the audience is welcome to walk around and marvel at the singing in this wonderful building.
As the South’s Premier large choral ensemble, the Waynflete Singers have an extensive repertoire of music ranging from masses and requiems to part-songs and madrigals. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary year in 2020 with a range of events including a special gala concert in Winchester Cathedral and commission of a new choral work.
These short concerts will be conducted by George Castle. George has been Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral since September 2012. Alongside playing the organ for services and assisting in the direction of the Cathedral Choir, he directs the Cathedral’s Chamber Choir and is rehearsal pianist for the Waynflete Singers, also playing the organ in many of their concerts and on their recent tour to Florence.
● Saturday 15 September: Concerts at 1000, 1200 and 1400
No booking required.
Each concert will last 20 to 30 minutes. There are a number of events taking place at The Great Hall over the festival period including tours, workshops, talks, exhibitions and other performances. Do visit the other entries to find out more!