This summer is promising to be a very musical one indeed, with lots of Two Moors Festival events taking place. One that we are particularly looking forward to is a fundraising concert being put on by Wells Virtuosi – Wells Cathedral School’s string orchestra – on June 28th in St Andrew’s Church, Cullompton, Devon.
The exceedingly talented group of young classical musicians from one of the finest music schools in Europe will be taking to the stage to play a programme consisting of Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 9, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3, and Strauss’s Metamorphosen.
Heading up the group is Matthew Souter, who was put forward for the principal viola position in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra when he was just 22 years old and who has performed all over the world both with orchestras and as a soloist. His own journey into classical music began when he was a specialist violinist at Wells Cathedral School, and returned there to teach in 2008 as head of the string programme.
Tickets for the Two Moors Festival fundraising concert cost £10, with unreserved seating, and you can call (01643) 831 370 for further details, or alternatively email the organisers at email@example.com
To find out more about Wells Virtuosi, watch this insightful video: