Jonathan Harvey in Winchester Cathedral - in the beginning of the 1980's

from Interview with Jonathan Harvey, pages 16–17:

After my son Dominic went to be a chorister at Winchester, my wife Rosa and I used to go there very regularly and immerse ourselves in that wonderful building, often in the darkness of a winter’s evening, and hear one of the great choirs (a boys’ choir with lay clerks) of England, conducted by Martin Neary, who is a fantastic musician.  And also Martin would encourage me to write for the choir […] I enjoyed writing for that mysterious acoustic where everything is blended over about two or three seconds, so any…   more >>

cite as

Arnold Whittall, Interview with Jonathan Harvey. In Jonathan Harvey (London, 1999), p. 16–17. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Winchester Cathedral


Jonathan Harvey
Composer, professor of music, university lecturer

Listening to

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liturgical choral music performed by Martin Neary, Winchester Cathedral Choir
chanting of prayers

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:13:55 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:54:15 +0100