Latest News


Oct 15, 2017
Clips of the Charles Wood Singers performing at Sung Mass and the Gala Concert, and Music for Two Organs performed by David Hill and Philip Scriven, are available on YouTube.

Sep 11, 2017
There's still time to listen to Choral Evensong and Morning Service, recorded during the Festival week, on BBC Iplayer.

Aug 27, 2017

Choral Evensong from the Charles Wood Festival and Summer School will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 6th September at 3.30pm.


Aug 27, 2017
Morning Service on BBC Radio Ulster at 10.15am today is led by the Charles Wood Girls' Choir.

Aug 26, 2017
'Come and Sing' at our Hymn Festival in the Methodist Church on Sunday 27 August at 3pm.

Aug 26, 2017

Paul Farrington will introduce the Singers' Concert in First Presbyterian Church today at 12 noon.


Aug 25, 2017
Will Todd will lead a Jazz Workshop on Saturday morning at 10.30am in the Church of Ireland Cathedral.

Aug 25, 2017
The Charles Wood Singers and the Charles Wood Girls' Choir will give a concert this evening in the Church of Ireland Cathedral at 8pm.

Aug 24, 2017
John Rutter leads our Come and Sing this evening in St Mark's Church at 7.45pm.

Aug 23, 2017
Thursday's lunchtime concert will be given by violinist Sam Kane (Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year) and members of Armagh's Bulgarian School.

Aug 23, 2017

The Charles Wood Singers, conducted by David Hill, will perform  in the Roman Catholic Cathedral at 8.15pm tonight.


Aug 23, 2017

Paul Farrington holds his second vocal workshop of the week this evening at 5.30pm in the Music Hall, Vicars' Hill.


Aug 23, 2017
The Charles Wood Girls' Choir makes it debut in St Mark's Parish Church, Portadown at 1.10pm today.

Aug 22, 2017
Philip Scriven will present a programme of organ music, performed by organists associated with the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the Charles Wood Festival in St Malachy's Church at 8.30pm tonight.

Aug 21, 2017
Our first lunchtime concert of the week features nezzo-soprano Sinead O'Kelly on Tuesday 22nd @ 1.10pm in First Presbyterian Church.

Aug 21, 2017
Internationally renowned voice coach Paul Farrington will give a seminar entitled 'How the voice works' this evening @ 7.30pm in the Music Hall, Vicars' Hill.

Aug 21, 2017
The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition will commence today at 2pm in the Church of Ireland Cathedral.

Aug 17, 2017
The Charles Wood Festival and Summer School will begin with an organ recital by Thomas Trotter, and vocal music by Regent House Senior Chamber Choir in the Church of Ireland Cathedral on 20th August at 8pm.

Aug 14, 2017
Only a few days to go until the beginning of this year's Festival!

Aug 5, 2017
Tune in to BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday 6th August to hear a preview of this year's Festival.

Aug 2, 2017
The new Charles Wood Girls' Choir, which is supported by Ulster Carpets and Arts & Business NI, has been officially launched.

Jul 25, 2017
For other interesting things to do in Armagh during the Festival go to the Visit Armagh website.

Jul 17, 2017
Bookings may be made online. Please note however that this excludes individual lessons with Paul Farrington and participant slots in his vocal workshops; these can only be booked by contacting Armagh Visitor Information Centre.

Jul 10, 2017
Less than six weeks to go to this year's Festival & Summer School. Come along to Armagh from 20th-27th August and enjoy some fabulous music.

Jul 6, 2017
The winner of this year's William Lauder Scholarship is Joseph Zubier.

Jul 1, 2017
Bookings for participants in Paul Farrington's individual lessons and vocal workshops will open on Saturday 1st July at 9am.

Jun 27, 2017
Our brochure for 2017 was recently launched at a Coffee Morning held for the Friends of the Summer School.

Jun 22, 2017
Leading British jazz composer Will Todd will be with us at this year's Festival.

Jun 9, 2017
Tickets can now be purchased for our Come and Sing event, which will be led by internationally renowned composer John Rutter.

May 11, 2017
Open auditions for the new Charles Wood Girls' Choir will be held on Monday 15th May from 4.30-6.30pm in the Music Hall, Vicars' Hill, Armagh.

May 3, 2017
Internationally renowned composer, John Rutter, will lead the Come and Sing event at this year's Festival.

Apr 24, 2017
Internationally renowned vocal coach, Paul Farrington, will return as vocal consultant this year.

Mar 8, 2017
Application forms to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers are now available. The closing date for applications is 21st April 2017.

Feb 12, 2017
We are delighted to welcome back David Hill as our Artistic Director, Philip Scriven as Organist and Associate Conductor and Judith Gannon as Assistant Conductor.

Jan 17, 2017
In the 150th year since Charles Wood's birth, we are aiming to increase our number of Friends to 150.

Jan 7, 2017

This year's Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School will be held on 20th to 27th August.


Jun 16, 2016
On Wednesday 15 June, the Charles Wood Festival and Summer School celebrated the 150th anniversary of Charles Wood's birth with a special event held in Armagh Royal School.