Timetable Of Events

Sunday 20th 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 Thomas Trotter and Regent House School Choir

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An organ recital by Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist) and vocal music by Regent House School Choir (Winners, BBC School Choir of the Year 2017). Includes works by Bach, Locklair and Mealor.

Admission £10

In association with The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition

Monday 21st 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

19.30 Seminar: 'How the voice works' with Paul Farrington

Music Hall, Vicars' Hill

An absolutely unmissable event for singers and choir trainers.

Admission £10; Concessions £7

Tuesday 22nd 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

13.00 NIIOC: Intermediate Class (Grades 6-8)

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Admission Free

13.10 Lunchtime Concert: Vocal Recital-Sinéad O'Kelly (Mezzo-Soprano); Fionnuala Ward (Piano)

First Presbyterian Church

Music to include Ravel, Shéhérazade and works by Mozart, Rossini, Wolf and Schumann.

Admission £5

14.30 NIIOC: Organ Workshop - Malcolm Proud

St Malachy's Church

Perform and discuss 17th and 18th century organ music in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Admission Free for Participants and Observers

Participants should email their details to info@niioc.com

In association with the Dunleath Organ Scholarship Trust

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 £25; Observers £5

19.00 NIIOC: Organ Masterclass - Thomas Trotter

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Perform for and learn from one of the world's finest recitalists and teachers. Not to be missed.

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 Victoria, Missa O quam gloriosum; Victoria, O quam gloriosum; Esquivel, Ego sum panis vivus

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 23rd 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

11.00 NIIOC: Performance Workshop - Thomas Trotter

First Presbyterian Church

Get tips on how to programme a concert effectively, engage audiences and present oneself from one of the world's finest organists.

Admission Free

13.10 Inaugural Concert: Charles Wood Girls' Choir (Sponsored by Ulster Carpets Ltd)

St Mark's Parish Church, Portadown

The first opportunity to hear our new choir, with members drawn from all parts of Ireland, conducted by its founding director, Ian Keatley.

Admission £5

17.00 Choral Evensong

Church of Ireland Cathedral

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

To include Rose, Responses; Stanford in C; Stanford, Justorum animae

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 £25; Observers £5

20.15 Concert by Candlelight

Roman Catholic Cathedral

To include Pizzetti, Requiem (Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Libera me); Howells, Requiem (complete); Byrd, Laudibus in Sanctis; J.S Bach, Chorale Prelude on "Aus tiefer Not" (in alio modo, manualiter, BWV 687 & in organo pleno, con pedale doppio, BWV 686)

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

Admission £10

Thursday 24th 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

Some of Northern Ireland's finest young musicians showcase their talents - including Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year, Sam Kane (violin) and members of Armagh's Bulgarian School.

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; Radcliffe, Responses; Howells, 'Gloucester Service'; Balfour-Gardiner, Te lucis ante terminum

Members of the congregation are asked to be seated by 16.40

Collection

19.30 Sung Mass - Charles Wood Girls' Choir

St Malachy's Church

Ian Keatley—Conductor; Donal McCann—Organist

19.45 Come and Sing with John Rutter

St Mark's Church

John Rutter—Conductor; David Hill—Accompanist

Featuring some of the composer's best-loved works. Copies will be supplied on loan and may be purchased.

Admission £10

Friday 25th August

20.00 Gala Concert with Will Todd

Church of Ireland Cathedral

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

Charles Wood Girls' Choir with Ian Keatley & Donal McCann

Also featuring the Winner of the Senior Class of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition.

To include Todd, Mass in Blue - Jazz Trio Version (Soloist Sinéad O'Kelly); Parry, Hear my words

Admission £15

In association with Ulster Carpets and The North South Ministerial Council

Saturday 26th August

10.30 Jazz Workshop with Will Todd

Church of Ireland Cathedral

A unique opportunity to meet and work with one of the most exciting jazz composers of this genre. He'll be giving composition and performance tips using examples from some of his best-loved pieces.

Admission £10

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

19.00 Sung Mass

Roman Catholic Cathedral

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

To include Victoria, Missa O quam gloriosum; Harris, Faire is the Heaven; Byrd, Ave verum

Sunday 27th August

10.15 BBC Radio Ulster Morning Service (Pre-recorded)

Charles Wood Girls' Choir; Ian Keatley—Conductor; Donal McCann—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 - Charles Wood Girls' Choir

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Collection

15.00 Festival of Hymns

A Hymn Festival, organised in collaboration with the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Credemus Choir; Edward Craig—Director; Peter Thompson—Organist; Bishop Edward Darling—Hymn Presentation

Methodist Church

Admission Free

17.00 Festal Evensong

Church of Ireland Cathedral

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

To include Todd, O Lux Beata; Dyson in D; Parry, Hear my words

Collection

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