our visit to winchester cathedral

This term, Chaffinch class gave Winchester Cathedral a day it would never forget.. The reason for the visit to the Cathedral was so that Longparish and four other schools – along with Pilgrim’s choristers – could fill the vast building with music.

Parents of the singers came to listen to the astonishing sounds coming from the front of the cathedral; the sound waves floating around all the elegant gargoyles and arches that were decorating the wonderful building.

Halfway through the service, the organist told us about the organ, how it has over 5,000 pipes and the larger the pipe, the lower the sound. The lowest note felt as if it made the ground shake and the highest was almost inaudible to the human ear!

To train for the big day, Mr Burton and Mr Cooper, with Mr Parson on the piano, came each week to teach Chaffinch class each and every song, so that on the day, children’s voices were echoing beautiful music around the nave. We couldn’t have done it without their help and the motivation they gave us. 
Finally, to finish the perfect day, Chaffinch went home joyfully, with a wonderful tale to tell. We were so glad we took part in the concert, because it left us with a great memory that we’ll treasure for ever.

By Evie and William

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