A Merry Little Christmas
The beautiful Winchester College is the setting for a festive programme of close harmony carols and readings, introduced by Alan Titchmarsh and performed by Cantores Episcopi in the historic setting of Winchester College Hall.
Cantores Episcopi is the close harmony group of Winchester College comprising some of its finest musicians, brought together by a passion for singing a cappella music. The group provides an opportunity for boys to explore the secular side of the choral repertoire, stepping away from the stalls of the College Chapel Choir.
Founded in 1973, the group has enjoyed an unbroken tradition of fun-filled close harmony singing, exploring a vast repertoire of popular songs, famous arrangements and home-grown compositions. The name Cantores Episcopi, ‘The Bishop’s Singers’, was chosen because four of the original five members of the group had previously sung as choristers in choirs connected with William of Wykeham (at New College, Oxford, Winchester College or Winchester Cathedral) and found themselves together at Wykeham’s school. Over the years about half of the members have moved on to university choral scholarships, and many have embarked upon successful singing careers.
The group is directed by David Hurley who sang in the ensemble as a pupil at the school in the 1970s, before a distinguished career with the King’s Singers.
In partnership with Winchester College and Cantores Episcopi
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