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 17th - 24th August 2014. Our rich and varied programme, which will be announced in due course, will feature lunchtime and evening concerts, services, and teaching and workshop sessions.
David Hill, Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, will direct the Charles Wood Singers, the forty-strong festival choir, assisted by Philip Scriven and Judith Gannon. Internationally famous specialist voice coach, Paul Farrington, will conduct workshops and give individual tuition.
NEW! Application forms to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers are now available. The closing date for applications is 18 April 2014. Further information is available in the Charles Wood Singers Leaflet.
"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