Wells – Sound of Wells Festival 2023

Event Details

  • Location: Wells Cathedral
  • Address: Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE
  • Start date: 18th May 2023
  • End date: 21st May 2023
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: Varies

The Sound of Wells Festival celebrates musical talent from across the city of Wells and beyond! For the first time ever, the Cathedral will resound across four days with performances by all of Wells Cathedral’s extraordinary choral ensembles.

The choirs will be joined by professional ensembles Rejouissance and Festival Brass, as well as the exceptional Wells Cathedral School Chamber Orchestra, made up of some of the country’s finest young student players.

Highlights include:
Friday 19 May ‘Zadok the Priest’ – A triumphant coronation-themed celebration, featuring Handel Coronation Anthems, Vivaldi Gloria, and Pergolesi Magnificat.

Saturday 20 May – ‘I Was Glad’ – The joyous high point of the Festival, bringing together all of the ensembles alongside our Festival Brass ensemble to perform music by Parry, Elgar, and Walton, alongside a specially-commissioned work by Grayston Ives, and concluding with John Rutter’s jubilant Gloria.