The Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School for singers, organists and choir directors will take place in all the main churches in Armagh, Northern Ireland, from 20th - 27th August 2017. Full details of our rich and varied programme, which will feature lunchtime and evening concerts, services, and teaching and workshop sessions, will be announced in due course.
Our association with the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition will continue in 2017. This year, young organists will have an opportunity to compete for awards totalling over £2000 on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd August with the bonus of prestigious recital appearances for the winner of the Senior category. Further details to follow.
"The Charles Wood Summer School is a week in my diary to which I look forward. It combines marvellous music in worship, concerts and masterclasses alongside the architectural magnificence of Armagh's two Cathedrals. At the centre of it all lies a man and his music, Charles Wood, whose music continues to inspire Church musicians the world over. Most of all, the week provides an opportunity for singers, congregations and audiences to share the glories of church music. At a time when the world faces so many difficult challenges, music and worship nourishes the soul in a way nothing else can compare". David Hill - Artistic Director