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The Wycombe Orpheus Festival of Young Musicians takes place annually over two weekends in early March. The object of the Festival is to encourage both schools and students in their musical ambitions, by providing a platform that displays the outstanding levels of musical talent which exists throughout Buckinghamshire and adjoining areas and offering a source of encouragement for pupils to further develop their musical expression, whether as a career ambition or purely for enjoyment.

The Festival has three Sections: Encouragement for players (years 5-8) who have not yet attained Grade 5, Junior (years 5 – 9) and Senior (years 10-13). Junior and Senior sections contain Classes for solo instrumentalists, vocalists and ensembles; Encouragement is for solo instrumentalists only.

All performers receive constructive feedback from the Festival Adjudicator and receive a Certificate of Performance, and prizes are presented to the winners and runners-up. Additionally, winners may be invited to perform at the Choir’s Annual Concert at the Wycombe Swan Theatre and are encouraged to perform at other Orpheus Choir concerts throughout the year.

If you enjoy experiencing fine musical performance then do not miss the next Festival in March 2019. For more information and further details, contact our Festival Coordinator James Smith, email

Individual entrants to this year’s (and previous) Festivals are now eligible to apply for Choir Bursaries of up to £1000. Find out more in our Bursary section.

The 2019 Festival will take place on Saturdays 2nd March (Juniors and Encouragement) and 9th March (Seniors)


Wesley Methodist Church, Priory Road High Wycombe HP13 6SE