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Open Rehearsal with the Winchester College Quiristers

  • Winchester College College Street Winchester, SO23 9NA England (map)

Meet at the Porter’s Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Watch the Quiristers rehearse in the beautiful surroundings of the College Chapel, and find out how these young men are trained to become one of the leading choirs in the country.

The choir tours internationally and in recent years has visited Russia, Italy, Holland, France and the USA. The choir's commercial recordings have received enthusiastic critical acclaim. Over the past few years, Quiristers have regularly won places in the final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition and have won that competition on three occasions.

When William of Wykeham founded Winchester College in 1382 he made provision for 16 boys called Quiristers to sing the Chapel services. The school has maintained its mediaeval choral foundation for more than 600 years and today this lies at the heart of a flourishing choral tradition, noted for its excellence and diversity.

●  Friday 20 September: 1330-1430

Access Information:
Please be aware there are some uneven surfaces so sensible shoes are recommended. Please also be aware there are no public toilets available.

Additional Information:
Max 60 people per tour/session. Rehearsal will last 1 hour.

Directions:
The meeting point for arrivals will be the Porters' Lodge, which can be found at the main entrance (arched) on College Street.

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