Sansara Choir Concert in support of the Quirister Appeal

On Saturday 6 September 2014 Sansara, a newly-formed chamber choir based in Winchester, will perform a programme based around the theme of journeys and homecoming, including Tippett's 'Five Negro Spirituals', and works by Winchester composers such as Thomas Weelkes.

Ticket sales will be going towards the Quirister Appeal; funding bursaries for boys who otherwise wouldn’t be able to benefit from a choral education.

William of Wykeham made provision for 16 boys called Quiristers, aged between 8 and 13, to sing treble line in the Winchester College Chapel Choir. This precious inheritance is still maintained by the College, over 625 years later. This is unique, because no other independent school in England still retains its ancient choral foundation in this way.

Sansara Choir

Sansara is made up of old Quiristers and Choristers from Winchester as well as some of the country's finest young singers many of whom are current Oxbridge choral scholars. The group focuses on bringing together young musicians during the holidays when they would otherwise not have the opportunity to perform together and provides young conductors with an opportunity to direct a choir of enthusiastic and like-minded singers.

The choir's debut concerts were in December 2013 in Northington and Winchester. In March 2014 the choir presented a programme of English choral music, including Parry's 'Songs of Farewell', in Longparish and Stockbridge.

Quote from a review of their Stockbridge concert: "They're young, they're bursting with musical ability and they sing like a dream." (James Montgomery)

Listen to Sansara Choir singing in Winchester College Chapel here.

Watch Sansara Choir singing in Winchester College Chapel here.

For more information about the choir or concert please contact Tom Herring.
Email
T. +44 (0)1962 621342

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Venue:
Chapel, Winchester College 7.30pm

Tickets:
£10 per adult
£7 per child (under 16)

Book online here
Alternatively, please call
+44 (0)1962 621266 to pay with credit or debit card.

Tickets will be available on the door and can be reserved by contacting Tom Herring.
Email
T. +44 (0)1962 621342

 

 

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