Our recent concerts:


July 2018
Winchester Festival Opening Concert >>more...
We were joined by singers from Braunschweig in Northern Germany for an all-Bach concert, including his Magnificat.

March 2018
St John Passion >>more...
Bach’s fantastic telling of the Easter Story, as it is set out in the Gospel of St John.

December 2017
O Magnum Mysterium >>more...
Our final concert of 2017 focused on telling the Christmas story from the perspective of the different witnesses: the animals, the shepherds, and the wise men.

November 2017
The Ladybird and the Tavern >>more...
A celebration of the music of Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967), one of the leading personalities of 20th century Hungarian music,

July 2017
Winchester Festival >>more...
“Sun, Moon and Stars” - drawing on a wide spectrum of composers from around the world, especially some of the exciting modern Baltic choral masters, the audience were invited to immerse themselves in worlds beyond the Earth.

March 2017
Hear my Prayer >>more...
Music by two composers from a golden period in English musical history, Christopher Tye and Henry Purcell.

December 2016
A Baroque Christmas >>more...
Our annual Christmas celebration, with a programme drawn largely from the early Baroque era.

November 2016
In the Company of Angels >>more...
Angels and archangels have inspired some fine music through the ages, from the 15th and 16th centuries to the present day.

July 2016
Madrigals for a Summer Evening >>more...
This concert comprised some of the best madrigals from Italy and England, including L'Amfiparnaso by Orazio Vecchio: - one of the first musical comedies.

March 2016
Bubbles and Arias >>more...
A night at the opera, full of memorable melodies

December 2015
Infant Holy >>more...
we ushered in Christmas in the atmospheric surroundings of St Cross Church, with a selection of carols ranging from the traditional to the modern.

November 2015
Reflections >>more...
Two twentieth century European classics - Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir and Maurice Durufle’s Requiem - performed in the Quire of Winchester Cathedral

July 2015
Winchester Festival
We were honoured to open the 2015 Festival with a stirring performance of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil (Vespers).

May 2015
Braunschweig >>more...
We joined choirs from Germany, Poland and Latvia to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the 2nd World War.

March 2015
Sancta Maria >>more...
A mix of music from the Renaissance to the present day, reflecting the veneration accorded to the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout the ages.

December 2014
Merrily on High >>more...
Carol settings by Nordic composers, combined with carols and other seasonal music for choir and audience.

November 2014
Remembrance >>more...
Readings and music on the theme of Remembrance, including Parry’s Songs of Farewell .

July 2014
Winchester Festival >>more...
Settings of Shakespeare songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Martin and George Shearing.

March 2014
A Royal Progress >>more...
A collection of favourite pieces associated with coronations and other national events.

December 2013
A Boy was Born >>more...
Two masterpieces by Britten, plus a mixture of carols and other seasonal music for chair and audience.

November 2013
Between Darkness and Light >>more...
Music from Scandinavian composers, inspired by nature and the landscapes which surround them.

July 2013
A Little Late Night Music >>more...
Bach and Stravinsky performed as part of the 2013 Winchester Festival

March 2013
Chichester Psalms >>more...
Leonard Berstein’s sequence of psalm settings, together with music by Britten, O’Regan, Janacek and Holst.

December 2012
That yonge child >>more...
A mixture of carols and other seasonal music for chair and audience.

November 2012
Treasures of Spain >>more...
Music by two of Spain’s most accomplished choral composers from the 16th century.

June/July 2012
Rachmaninov Vespers >>more...
Performances of this Russian masterwork in Guildford and at the Winchester Festival.

March 2012
Hear my Prayer >>more...
An evening of reflective Lenten music, introducing our new director Katherine Dienes-Williams.

December 2011
A Christmas Miscellany>>more...
A fine seasonal send-off for our retiring musical director, Charles Stewart

November 2011
Requiem >>more...
An evening of French music, culminating in Fauré’s Requiem .

July 2011
A Celebration of Percy Grainger >>more...
50 years after his death in 1961, we celebrated the work of Percy Grainger with a selection of his best choral arrangements and compositions.

April 2011
St Matthew Passion >>more...
Bach’s masterpiece, performed with Southern Sinfonia and an outstanding line-up of soloists.

January 2011
Christmas Concert >>more...
Postponed from December by the severe weather, this re-scheduled concert looked back at the Christmas story through a selection of seasonal pieces including Vaughan WIlliams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

November 2010
Un Voyage Européen >>more...
Guest conductor Simon Bell led this concert of 20th century music from Switzerland, France and Hungary.

July 2010
Serenades for a Summer’s Evening >>more...
As part of the 2010 Winchester Festival, this special programme of music took us from evening to night, spanning the centuries from Tallis to Whitacre.

May 2010
Earth, Air and Sky >>more...
A programme of secular music interspersed with readings inspired by earth, sea and sky, including two stunning modern pieces by Eric Whitacre.

March 2010
Reflection >>more...
Some of the finest pieces of English sacred music - masses by Byrd and Vaughan WIlliams, extended anthems by Walton and Finzi, and a series of motets by Parry.

December 2009
Christmas with Southern Voices >>more...
Our ever-popular Christmas concert included the usual mixture of seasonal carols, old and new, as well as anthems by Purcell and John Tavener..

November 2009
25th Anniversary concert >>more...
We celebrated our 25th birthday in grand style in Winchester Cathedral, with a programme that includes Spem in Alium, the16th century motet by Thomas Tallis for 40-part choir.

July 2009
Passion Week >>more...
A sequence of unaccompanied pieces written in 1912 by the neglected Russian composer Alexander Gretchaninov

March 2009
Seven Last Words >>more...
James MacMillan's stunning sequence of 7 Last Words form the Cross, plus music from Mendelssohn, John Tanener and Tallis

December 2008
The First Nowell >>more...
Music for Advent, including Vaughan WIlliams' The First Nowell and carol-anthems by Herbert Howells

November 2008
Music for All Saints >>more...
A selection of English music including sequences for All Saints (Leighton) and St Matthew (Howells)

July 2008
Monteverdi Vespers >>more...
"the choir was on top form and delivered immaculately tuned, dynamic singing"

February 2008
Christus Vincit >>more...
Music for Passiontide by Victoria, Schütz, MacMillan and others

December 2007
Light out of Darkness >>more...
Looking forward to Christmas, this concert at St Cross included a mixture of familiar carols and masterpieces of Advent music

November 2007
Music for Remembrance >>more...
Music specially chosen to honour the fallen and performed in the Quire of Winchester Cathedral ... a fitting and memorable tribute

July 2007
A Little Late Night Music >>more...
"We were very moved by your beautiful and emotional singing ... we hadn`t heard this piece before and thought it uplifting and poignant."

May 2007
A Garland for Spring >>more...
"... a contrasting programme of early madrigals and modern song cycles which proved to be a tour de force for the 40-strong unaccompanied choir."

March 2007
Bach: St John Passion >>more...
"With meticulous preparation, insightful direction and real depth of feeling it was a top-notch authentic performance"


Follow the links below to view the archive of information about our activities during 1984-2006

2003-2004


2005-2006


Earlier Events - 20th Anniversary Scrapbook 1984-2004 (PDF format, 5.5MB)


Philip Scriven

- Conductor 2000-2002

Graham Caldbeck

- Founder and conductor 1984-1999