Traditionally this was the preserve of boys until, in 1999, a separate treble line was formed, giving local girls the opportunity to share in this rare privilege. There are twenty-two Boy Choristers. they are all boarders at the highly acclaimed Pilgrims' School, from which the majority of them gain musical scholarships to the next school. They sing an average of six services each week during choir term time.
There are twenty Girl Choristers, who sing one service a week during choir term time. They rehearse at two other times during the week and are given help with the costs of instrumental tuition.
Winchester Cathedral ChoirTimothy Barber The Choir of Winchester Cathedral is accompanied by the Waynflete Singers and The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill, dir.; Timothy Byram-Wigfield is at the organ.
Winchester Cathedral Choir Recorded in Winchester Cathedral after their tour of Western Canada in 1982. The recording is mainly from the programme at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver before a capacity audience of 2,800. Conductor Martin Neary. Organist James Lancelot
Winchester Cathedral ChoirIvan Sharpe Conducted by Martin Neary
with James Lancelot (Organ)
Soloists Ivan Sharpe (Treble) and Donald Sweeney (Bass)
Quartet in "Come Holy Ghost"
Ivan Sharpe (treble), Keith Ross (Alto), William Kendall (Tenor), Donald Sweeney (Bass)
Captain Of The Golden Vanity Daniel Cairns (Treble)
Bosun of The Golgen Vanity Philip Slane (Treble)
Cabin-Boy David Hurley (Treble)
Captain of the Turkish Galilee Guy Meredith (Treble)
Bosun of the Turkish Galilee John Bruell (Treble)
George Gadd Winchester Cathedral Choir Easy listening, light classical vocal album, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Repertoire includes a new duet written by opera singers Claire Rutter & Stephen Gadd and sung by Claire with their son, George Gadd, orchestral arrangements of popular Lieder, and operatic arias such as Mascagni's Easter Hymn (performed with Winchester Cathedral Choir). Full details and samples at www.RutterGadd.info
Winchester Cathedral Choir 60 min. Tracklist includes: 'Once In Royal David's City', 'We Three Kings', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem' and 'First Noel'. Musical director Martin Neary.