Winchester Music Club is one of Hampshire’s longest-established choral groups, dating back to 1925. We are already celebrating our centenary with a series of Haydn Masses which will reach their climax in 2025.
The choir benefits greatly from a close association with Winchester College, whose Master of Music David Thomas is our musical director. The college generously welcomes Music Club to rehearse in their Music School in the heart of Winchester, and we are lucky to have the assistance of talented accompanist Benjamin Cunningham, Assistant Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College.
Our choir of some 100 singers performs two concerts a year, accompanied by Winchester Music Club orchestra (including professional musicians) and with professional soloists, and also offer open workshops and ‘come and sing’ events during the year.
Our March or April concert is held in New Hall at Winchester College, where the Music Club joins with its associated orchestra and professional soloists to provide a programme of choral music.
We share our November concert with Winchester College Quiristers and Glee Club, forming a massed choir of some 200 voices. The concert is held in Winchester’s ancient Cathedral and we once again invite professional soloists and musicians to join us.
December usually finds members of Music Club singing at a carol concert in Winchester in support of local charities.
Come and Sing
Once a year we offer fellow singers the opportunity to join us in a shared rehearsal and informal performance of selected choral works. It’s a lovely chance to see our rehearsal space, experience one of our expert conductors and explore new work – as well as making friends!
We also invite experienced vocal coaches to share their expertise in workshops designed to give singers of all ability the knowledge to improve. This is another opportunity for local singers to have some fun and meet new people.
Come and listen
We’d love to see you at our next Concert, Workshop or Come & Sing event. Please take a look at our planned events pages, where you can find details and buy tickets.