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WOWFest: Wells Orchestral Weekend

Event description

An exciting international festival for youth ensembles from across the world, WOWFest welcomes hundreds of musicians each year to discover the wonder of Wells (England's smallest city). Outstanding venues include Wells' gothic Cathedral, the medieval moated Bishop's Palace, state-of-the-art concert hall Cedars Hall and Wells' iconic market square and Town Hall. An intense weekend of making music, forming friendships and having fun, in one of the most beautiful locations the UK has to offer! WOWFest 2021 is offering the chance to all UK youth & school ensembles to participate for free on Sat 17 or Sun 18 July, with the possibilty to stay on for further concerts, workshops and events.

"The National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSO) was delighted to give a concert in Wells Cathedral as part of the 2018 WOWFest and to participate in a workshop, led by Charles Hazlewood, exploring the music of Charles Ives. Our members enjoyed meeting young musicians from other countries; the whole experience was hugely rewarding and the organisation behind the events exemplary" NSSO, 2018