DATE: Friday 19 - Saturday 27 July 2013
LOCATION: Worcester, England, UK.
WIFYS 2013: 'Peace & Unity'
WIFYS, the UK's first-ever non-competitive international youth singing festival, comes to Worcester this summer. Organised by Sing UK in association with the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC), the city will play host to 10 choirs from 9 different countries - Belgium, Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Hong Kong, Germany, Lithuania - and the UK. Street singing, concerts in the city and county, singing at church services and a Welcome Concert will delight singers and audiences. The climax will be the final night's Gala Concert in Worcester's magnificent cathedral, with all four of the week's distinguished international conductors, directing the young singers in performance. The programme will include the World Premiere of a specially commissioned work from UK composer Bob Chilcott (Five Days that Changed the World with words by Charles Bennett), which will be conducted by the composer - and will involve all 400 young singers!
With the festival being the first event of its kind in the UK, we have taken as our theme, 'Peace & Unity between Nations', to reaffirm the continuing mission of ECA-EC, and our own shared aspirations - to work towards a more peaceful world through the engagement of young people from different nations coming together to sing.
Click on the links alongside to take you into the world of WIFYS 2013!