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Choral Workshop with Performance

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Toward the Unknown Region
Five Mystical Songs

Directed by David Thomas
Benjamin Cunningham piano
Andrew de Silva baritone

Winchester Music Club held a choral workshop followed by a run through performance exploring two of Vaughan Williams’ mini choral masterpieces. Composed in 1906, “Toward the Unknown Region” put Vaughan Williams on the map as a new and important voice in English music. It sets the words of the poem “Darest thou now, O soul” from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”. “Five Mystical Songs”, using a collection of poems by George Herbert, was composed over the next five years. The first four songs are quiet personal meditations with the final “Antiphon” a triumphant hymn of praise: “Let all the world in every corner sing”.

The workshop was led by David Thomas, Master of Music Winchester College and Music Director of Winchester Music Club, accompanied on the piano by Benjamin Cunningham with Andrew de Silva as baritone soloist.

Download a copy of the choral workshop flyer from here.


10.30am Registration
11.00am Rehearsal
1.00pm Lunch break (there are pubs and cafés 5 minutes walk away or you are welcome to bring a picnic)
2.00pm Resume rehearsal
4.00pm Tea and Cakes
4.30pm Run through performance
5.15pm Finish


Winchester College Music School, Culver Road, Winchester, SO23 9JF


There is no parking available on site (except for disabled) and the nearby streets are restricted to 2 hours so please use city centre car parks or the park and ride.


Tea and coffee will be served in the breaks, with home made cakes in the afternoon break. Lunch is not provided. There are plenty of cafés, supermarkets and bars 5 minutes walk away or you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.


Singers: £20 (including score hire), £5 students under 25
Audience: £5, accompanied children fee of charge


Tickets from TicketSource full details here.
Tickets might be available on the day but advance booking is advised.