Young Musicians Festival

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The Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir Festival of Young Musicians takes place annually over two weekends in early March. The Festival offers talented school age musicians from the Buckinghamshire area the opportunity to perform publicly and receive constructive feedback from the Festival Adjudicator to further their musical education.

The Festival has three Sections, Encouragement, Junior and Senior. Each Section is for solo performance except for Ensembles which normally consist of two to twenty performers with any combination of instruments and/or voices. The Festival will consider larger groups where justified. 

From 2019 the Festival is now open to eligible performers on any acoustic instrument including percussion, church organ, traditional instruments and voice. 

To encourage and give recognition to excellence in performance, cash prizes are awarded for each Class. Selected winners will be invited to perform at the Choir’s Annual Concert and further concerts throughout the year and all entrants are eligible to apply for the Choir’s Bursary Scheme

The Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir, a charity with the aim of promoting musical education and appreciation, is proud to be the promoter of this leading Music Festival for youth and encourages all eligible young musicians to participate.

If you enjoy experiencing fine musical performance, then do not miss the next Festival in March 2020. For more information and further details, contact our Festival Coordinator James Smith, email


The 2019 Festival took place on Saturdays 2nd March (Juniors and Encouragement 4-6) and 9th March (Seniors, some Juniors and Encouragement 7-8)


Wesley Methodist Church, Priory Road High Wycombe HP13 6SE