Winchester College Annual Fund Brochure 2015 - Page 5

Continuing the choral tradition Conserving Winchester’s heritage - £60,000 The Quiristers have been singing as part of the School’s Chapel Choir since its foundation in 1382. No other independent senior school in England retains its ancient choral foundation in this way. To ensure the continuation of choral music at the School, the 16 Quiristers each receive a 40% scholarship towards the cost of a Pilgrims’ education. In addition, for boys whose parents couldn’t otherwise afford the fees, there are also bursaries available. Fourteen pre-Raphaelite stained glass panels were discovered in 2013, lying flat in the attic of the Warden’s Stables. Originally thought to have been made as dining room windows of a former hotel in what is now Wellington House, we later learnt that they were commissioned by a Mayor of Winchester, Mr Robert Poulsome Forder in the 1870s for his luxuriously finished private home. The scenes depicted are from Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. The hope is to restore these and mount them in the new museum. In total this will cost £60,000. ▘▘ It costs £200,000 a year to support the Qs. ▘▘ £6,870 is the cost of each Q Scholarship ▘▘ Three Qs are receiving bursaries to the value of £29,000 Where it is needed most Unrestricted donations are invaluable, as they give us the flexibility to use funds in the areas of highest priority.