Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent. It serves as a solemn reminder of human mortality.
Traditionally, on this ‘Day of Ashes’, our mortal fate would be sealed with a smudge of ashes placed upon the brow in the sign of a cross. Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shall return. As we prepare for the beginning of Lent, our College Chaplain reflects on the promise of Ash Wednesday. We are dust. But our dust is holy.
16th October 2020
'A Winter's Night' is a wonderful collection of Christmas classics and choral music from Winchester's Chapel Choir. Released on Signum records on 16 October 2020.
1st June 2020
Two brothers write of their experiences of lockdown together, with one studying for exams, and the other continuing his singing, remotely.
31st May 2020
Quiristers have been singing at Winchester College since 1394. The current situation could not be allowed to disrupt that tradition. Therefore online rehearsals and recording individual voices remotely have become the new ways of keeping the sound of Chapel Choir with us.
13th April 2020
In celebrating Easter - despite being separated from one another - James McKinnel finds reassurance that love, life and hope will win out in the end.
6th April 2020
Marking the start of Holy Week, the College Chaplain considers how we keep going when told to socially distance ourselves from ones we love.
27th March 2020
Whilst we are unable to gather for our Passiontide Service, it is still possible to share the music we would have enjoyed, and find a moment of peace.