Winchester Festival
6-14 July 2018

Now in its 21st year, the 2018 Winchester Festival brings nine days of music, drama, talks and the visual arts to the city’s many wonderful venues.

Jeremy Paxman - photo by Chris Floyd

In the year that commemorates the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, the opening concert brings together a choir from Hampshire with a choir from Germany to present one of the glories of the choral repertoire, Bach’s Magnificat.

Over the following eight days there  will be music from Allegri and Bernstein to Tallis and Whitacre, talks on spies, solitude, cathedrals and current affairs, an intriguing tale of Winchester’s connection with Alcoholics Anonymous and a series of lunchtime recitals showcasing Hampshire’s exceptional young musicians.

We continue to attract big names with award-winning choir Tenebrae performing in the Cathedral and Jeremy Paxman and Mary Berry  speaking in our series of talks.