Wells, Somerset, UK

2020 EDITION: 17th - 20th July

A brand new festival for international
youth and student choirs, orchestras and bands
in England’s smallest city

Patron: Charles Hazlewood

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WOWFest workshop with Charles Hazlewood and footage from Bishops Palace concerts

The WOW festival was beyond fantastic, such talent! Violinisimo were a delight and Sunday’s performance ended things beautifully also. So hope it was the first of many WOW’s
— An audience member
Thank you so very much for this great festival! The players and Christiane were full of enthusiasm when they returned. It has been a wonderful and perfectly organized experience for them!
— Stringendo
Thank you ever so much for the fantastic opportunities that you organised for the Blue School musicians as part of your newly launched WOWFest last week. The workshop was absolutely terrific and the chamber performance on Friday was very enjoyable. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated both opportunities and thank you for all of your hard work in organising everything!
— Wells Blue School
We have returned home well and enjoyed the trip very much. I would like to thank you for the good organization, the opportunity to meet the NSSO and the other orchestras and the really warm hospitality. It was an unforgettable experience for my young musicians. We would love to take part in such a well organized festival again.
My husband and I attended the concert today at the Bishops Palace where we sat through a really enthralling virtuoso performance, where all the artists related well to each other. We are not regular concert goers, so we shall remember our day today for a long time. Many thanks to all the young musicians.
— An audience member