Water way to have a good time in first for city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

HUN­DREDS of chil­dren cre­ated a wave of mu­sic as a new fes­ti­val took place in Peter­bor­ough at the week­end.

The first Peter­bor­ough Water City Fes­ti­val was held on Satur­day and Sun­day, with mu­si­cal per­for­mances tak­ing place in the city cen­tre over the two days.

The fes­ti­val is be­ing staged along­side the City Water Fes­ti­val, which is be­ing held in London over the sum­mer, with Peter­bor­ough cho­sen as a venue be­cause of its links to nearby wa­ter­ways such as the River Nene.

The fes­ti­val started with a bang in Cathe­dral Square on Satur­day, when in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed vi­o­lin­ist Michael Bochmann took to the stage and en­ter­tained shop­pers in the sun with clas­si­cal pieces.

He was joined through­out the morn­ing by other mu­si­cians from Peter­bor­ough, in­clud­ing hun­dreds of young­sters from schools across the city.

To fin­ish the fes­ti­val, there was a large con­cert, again in Cathe­dral Square, which in­cor­po­rated St John’s Angli­can Eucharist.

The final part of the con­cert saw the City of Peter­bor­ough Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, the Water City Fes­ti­val Or­ches­tra and a group of city school­child­ren com­ing to­gether on stage for a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance.

CROWD PULLER: City of Peter­bor­ough Sym­phony Or­ches­tra and the Water City Band con­ducted by Marc Mur­ray of the Peter­bor­ough Opera Com­pany

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