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The university town of St Andrews is an exceptionally attractive place to hold the World Saxophone Congress XVI. The University's beautiful main concert hall seats nearly 1000 and we have convenient rehearsal facilities, a wide variety of performance venues of all sizes, and plentiful accommodation and restaurants all within easy walking distance in this charming and ancient coastal town.
The University of St Andrews gives its full support to this event, which coincides with the University’s 600th anniversary celebrations and with the Olympic Games in London. The University Music Centre will provide its services, facilities and hospitality for the Congress. We will host an internationally renowned orchestra, symphonic wind band and jazz ensembles for gala evening performances.
Please browse our website for more information about the event and some extra pages, which contain information about the country and local area so that you can make the most of your trip to Scotland.
On Thursday 12th July 2012, the WSCXVI will throw open its doors for a day of workshops and ensemble playing. Featuring brand new works specially commissioned for massed-sax ensemble, and coaching by some of the UK's finest saxophone professors, the end of the day concert is sure to be a spectacular event. For more information, please see our Open Day Page .