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Wellington Water-Week

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Introducing Kate Golding
About Wellington Water-Week

Wellington Water Week is taking place from August 17-25, 2019 in Wellington, Prince Edward County. Inspired by Stockholm’s World Water Week, the purpose of this week-long festival is to highlight the arts, community and the local environment together in a celebration of water.

The main objectives are to produce and present a series of exceptional concerts, while at the same time, encouraging community groups in the village to take part by creating their own thematically linked programming – turning the village into a canvas of water-themed art, music, exhibits, screenings, speakers and activities.

For a complete listing of all concerts and activities (a sample listed here) including free events and events for kids, please visit

See The Work

Wellington United Church

243 Main Street, Wellington

August 17 at 5:30 PM

Opus 8 in Concert. This concert promises something for everyone, from the melancholy laments of lost love to boisterous sea-shanties.  $35

August 20 at 5:30 PM

Concert + Dinner series: The Parcival Project with recipients of the Canada Council’s Music Instrument Bank catered by Picnic PEC! $35/$50


August 23 at 6:00 PM

SING! This isn’t a concert! This is a truly feel-GREAT opportunity to sing along WITH Canadian superstars, Sarah Slean and Johannes Debus, Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company as they unite the community in an exciting massive choir event. We want to hear YOUR voices – and it makes no difference if you have singing experience or not! Experience the rush of being part of a massive choir event through the amazing power of song! $5 

Festival Players Studio Theatre

310 Main Street, Wellington

August 21 at 8 PM

Around the World in Eighty Minutes with Two Cups of Jo. This unique duo of double bass and classical guitar perform compositions by John Download, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Pytor Tchaikovsky, Bela Bartok , Benny Golson and others. $35

August 24 at 8:00 PM

Baroque Salon “Duetto Violoncello”  featuring Elinor Frey + Pheobe Carrai. Canadian cellist Elinor Frey is joined by celebrated performer, Phoebe Carrai, for a program of duo sonatas from the 18th century. $40

The Drake Devonshire

24 Wharf Street, Wellington

August 18 at 6 PM

Concert + Dinner series:  


Featuring Stephen Hargreaves. Go back in time to the era of silent movies and experience Montreal-based intrepid instrumentalist and conductor, Stephen Hargreaves, improvise a score to the 1920’s silent horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on a harpsichord. $95

The Stache on Main

287 Main Street, Wellington

August 19, 9pm

Collectìf: Cabaret “A Watering Hole.” Classical music gets a dash of comedic irreverence in a casual atmosphere at Stache on Main. Music spans from the sensual to cynical, haunting to hilarious, and features original compositions, arrangements and improvisations with the irreplaceable Tom King on the keys. $35

The Wellington Heritage Museum

290 Main Street, Wellington

August 18, 12 pm

Where we are, What we make. A concert, workshop and film screening for kids of all ages. Featured on the concert is Water Week guest artist, Ryan Scott, performing, “Orion Constellation Theory”—a virtuoso work partly inspired by the hypothesis that there is a correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of Giza and the three middle stars of the Orion constellation. Bring the whole family and explore the correlation between where we live and what we create. FREE

Free Admission.

Throughout the Village

August 18 3pm

Musical + Edible Promenade through Wellington. Come for a walk through Wellington, and experience 4 miniature musical concerts in 4 different locations. A musical guided tour, exploring the concept of waves through sound and movement. Local plant-based chef Chris Byrne will delight you with 4 new edible creations to accompany each stop. Start and ends at Wellington United Church. Duration approx. 1.5hrs. $50

Wellington Library

261 Main Street, Wellington

August 17-25

Daily children’s programming at the library. “Our Natural World” + Instrument demos from the MILL! (See library web site for details.)

Free Admission.

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