Formed in 1981, the Wellington Wind Symphony is in its 39th season of outstanding, entertaining concerts featuring the finest music for wind ensemble. Audiences will be thrilled by the familiar and fascinated by our unique repertoire, much of it by Canadian composers. Our concerts are known for their informality and the enjoyable commentary from the podium.
The musicians of the Wellington Wind Symphony are amongst southern Ontario’s finest. Our audiences can expect to hear great music performed at the highest level. WWS concerts regularly feature highly-regarded vocal and instrumental soloists from the area. We also partner with local choirs on an annual basis.
The WWS is dedicated to supporting the important role of music in the community and in education. Our YouTube channel presents almost 60 live performances and features.
The Wellington Winds released a DVD in 2012. Appassionato: The Wellington Winds Story. The DVD includes performances of many works for symphonic wind ensemble, many of them Canadian, interviews with their composers, Winds members and audience, and sections in rehearsal. The Appassionato recordings form the core of our new YouTube Channel, which includes additional content from the project, as well as recordings from the Wellington Wind Symphony’s archive.
We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Waterloo Region Arts Fund for supporting the Appassionato project.
The Wellington Wind Symphony has released a number of CDs, including a studio-recording of works by local composers, An Artist’s Neighbourhood. Please have a look at our Recordings page for information about these and other recordings.
The WWS has a long history of excellence, having performed with the Grand Philharmonic Choir, at MusicFest Canada in Toronto, at the Guelph Spring Festival, as co-host of the Music Is For Life Symposium, in workshops for students, and for the Canadian Music Educators’ Conference.