On the Sunday 9th October at 7.30pm. the twelfth-century Church of St Cross will echo with the sounds of The Thomas Weelkes Singers.  The singers, described by the Hampshire Chronicle as ‘exceptional’, were formed ten years ago with a membership drawn from throughout the south of England.

This will be their first appearance at St Cross since 2019 and they have chosen to support The Winchester Beacon.

The first part of the concert programme consists of music from the English and Italian golden age, ideally suited to the gloriously resonant acoustic of St Cross. After the interval, Arvo Pärt’s haunting Deer’s Cry will be followed by pieces celebrating the genius and friendships of Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose 150th birthday falls this year.

Mark Eden, of the Eden Stell Guitar Duo and tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, joins the Thomas Weelkes Singers to provide popular instrumental interludes by Bach and the Spanish romantics.

Admission to the concert is free, with a retiring collection in aid of The Winchester Beacon (minimum suggested donation £10 on the night).

The Thomas Weelkes Singers
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