Timetable Of Events

Bookings may now be made directly online at www.armagh.co.uk/charleswood (excludes individual lessons with Paul Farrington and participant slots in his vocal workshops; these can only be booked by contacting Armagh Visitor Information Centre from 6 July). Last updated 8th July 2015

Sunday 23rd August

18.30 Friends of the Charles Wood Summer School Reception

The Palace Demesne

David Hill will meet members of the Friends of the Charles Wood Summer School before giving a short talk.

20.00 Opening Concert by Erwan Le Prado and Sestina

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An organ recital by Erwan Le Prado, and vocal music by Sestina.

Admission £10

In association with The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition

Monday 24th August

10.15 Charles Wood Singers: Open Rehearsal 1

Methodist Church Hall

An opportunity for choir directors, singers and organists to see the Charles Wood Singers rehearse under the direction of David Hill and Philip Scriven, and to put questions on various aspects of choir-training.

Admission £5

14.00 NIIOC: Senior Class (Post Grade 8)

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Admission £5; Concessions £3

19.00 NIIOC: Senior Class (Post Grade 8)

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Admission £5; Concessions £3

Discounted rate for attendance of both Senior Class sessions - £8; £5 Concessions

Tuesday 25th August

10.00 NIIOC: Junior Class (Grades 4-5)

St Malachy's Church

Admission Free

10.15 Charles Wood Singers: Open Rehearsal 2

Methodist Church Hall

An opportunity for choir directors, singers and organists to see the Charles Wood Singers rehearse under the direction of David Hill and Philip Scriven, and to ask questions on choir-training.

Admission £5

11.00 NIIOC: Organ Workshop - David Graham

St Malachy's Church

Admission Free for Participants and Observers

Participants should email their details to info@niioc.com

In association with the Dunleath Organ Scholarship Trust

13.10 Lunchtime Concert: Young Performers Platform 1

First Presbyterian Church

Hear some of the Province's most talented young musicians perform a selection of favourite pieces.

Admission £5

14.30 NIIOC: Intermediate Class (Grades 6-8)

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Admission Free

19.00 NIIOC: Organ Masterclass - Erwan Le Prado

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An outstanding opportunity to work with Erwan Le Prado, Organist of Abbatiale Saint-Etienne in Caen.

Participants £15; Observers £5

Participants should be of Grade 4 standard and above and email their details to info@niioc.com

19.30 Sung Mass

St Malachy's Church

Charles Wood Singers; David Hill & Judith Gannon - Conductors; Philip Scriven - Organist

To include Byrd Mass for 5 Voices and Ave verum corpus, and Tallis O nata lux

Collection

20.30 Bach at Twilight

St Malachy’s Church

To round off the day, Philip Scriven presents a programme of organ music, performed by organists associated with the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the Charles Wood Festival of Music.

Admission £5

In association with the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters

Wednesday 26th August

10.15 Charles Wood Singers: Open Rehearsal 3

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An opportunity for choir directors, singers and organists to see the Charles Wood Singers rehearse under the direction of David Hill and Paul Farrington, and to put questions on various aspects of choir-training and vocal technique.

Admission £5

13.10 Lunchtime Concert: Aisling Kenny (Soprano) and Judith Gannon (Piano)

First Presbyterian Church

Aisling performs songs by Purcell, Schubert, Schumann, Quilter and other composers.

Admission £5

14.00 NIIOC: Performance Preparation - Erwan Le Prado

First Presbyterian Church

Erwan Le Prado will give tips on how to programme a concert effectively, engage audiences and how to present oneself - covering everything from dress to bowing!

Admission Free

17.00 Choral Evensong

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers; David Hill—Conductor; Philip Scriven—Organist

To include Rose, Reponses, Stanford in G and Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine

Collection

17.30 Vocal Workshop - Paul Farrington

Music Hall, Vicars' Hill

Participants should submit in advance two copies of a prepared song of any genre. Observers are welcome.

Participants £20; Observers £5

20.15 Concert by Candlelight: All Saints and All Souls

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers; David Hill—Conductor; Philip Scriven—Organist

To include Victoria O quam gloriosum, Dering Factum est silentium, Byrd Sacerdotes Domini and Justorum animae, and Durufle Requiem

Admission £10

In association with Cormont Music

Thursday 27th August

10.15 Charles Wood Singers: Open Rehearsal 4

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An opportunity for choir directors, singers and organists to see the Charles Wood Singers rehearse under the direction of David Hill and Philip Scriven, and to put questions on various aspects of choir-training.

Admission £5

13.10 Lunchtime Concert: Young Performers Platform

First Presbyterian Church

Hear some of the Province's most talented young musicians perform a selection of favourite pieces.

Admission £5

17.00 BBC Broadcast Choral Evensong (Radio 3)

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers; David Hill—Conductor; Philip Scriven—Organist

To include Wood Oculi omnium, Wood in E flat and Rutter 'Domine, probasti me'

Members of the congregation are asked to be seated by 16.40

Retiring Collection

18.45 Vocal Workshop (Music Theatre) - Paul Farrington

Music Hall, Vicars' Hill

Paul has worked with the casts of numerous West End musicals and recently was vocal coach to the cast of, and music director of the movie 'Quartet' (2013), and was also music consultant / director for 'The Theory of Everything' (2014).

Participants should submit in advance two copies of a prepared song from music theatre. Observers are welcome.

Participants £20; Observers £5

19.45 Come and Sing: With John Rutter

St Mark's Church

John Rutter—Conductor; David Hill—Accompanist

Featuring music by the composer. A rare opportunity for enthusiastic singers and choir members of all levels to sing a selection of pieces under the direction of the composer himself.

Admission £10

Friday 28th August

13.00 A Composer's Life with John Rutter

First Presbyterian Church

John Rutter will give a talk about his experiences as a composer and conductor

Admission £5

20.00 Gala Concert

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers with David Hill, Philip Scriven & Judith Gannon

Also featuring the Winner of the Senior Class of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and boy soprano Eric Le Rossignol.

To include Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm and Elgar Great is the Lord

Pieces performed in this concert will be signed by an interpreter for the Deaf.

Admission £15

In association with The North South Ministerial Council, HSBC Bank and Noel Conn & Co.

Saturday 29th August

12.00 Singers' Concert

First Presbyterian Church

Paul Farrington introduces a range of material performed by singers selected from his workshops during the week.

Audience Admission £5; Participants Free

17.50 Music for Two Organs: David Hill and Philip Scriven

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Admission Free

In association with Cormont Music and the Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters

19.00 Sung Mass

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers; David Hill & Judith Gannon—Conductors; Philip Scriven—Organist

To include Langlais, Messe Solonnelle; Messian, O sacrum convivium; Williams O Adonai

Collection

Sunday 30th August

10.15 BBC Radio Ulster Morning Service (Pre-recorded)

Charles Wood Chamber Choir; Judith Gannon—Conductor; Tim Parsons—Organist

This service, recorded earlier in the week, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster at 10.15.

10.30 Morning Service

St Mark's Church & Methodist Church

Members of the Charles Wood Singers will lead worship in these churches.

11.00 Morning Service

First Presbyterian Church

Members of the Charles Wood Singers will lead worship at this service.

11.00 Sung Eucharist

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Members of the Charles Wood Singers will lead worship at this service.

Collection

15.00 Festival of Hymns: Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Come and join singers and local church choirs in singing a selection of popular hymns, introduced by Dr Ian Sharp, with Rev Dr Peter Thompson, organ.

Methodist Church

Retiring Collection

17.00 Festal Evensong

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers; David Hill & Judith Gannon—Conductors; Philip Scriven—Organist

To include Wood, Hail Gladdening Light and Elgar, Great is the Lord

Collection

Tea will be served in the Methodist Church Hall after the service.