Timetable Of Events

Tickets for events are available from Armagh Visitor Information Centre or at the door. For participants in vocal workshops, advance booking is essential, on a 'first come, first served basis. Bookings may now also be made directly online at www.armagh.co.uk/charleswood (excludes individual lessons with Paul Farrington and participants in his vocal workshops). Last updated 6th August 2014

Sunday 17th 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 Frédéric Blanc and Gaudeamus Chamber Choir

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An organ recital by Frédéric Blanc, and vocal music by Gaudeamus.

Admission £10

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

Monday 18th 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 to put questions on various aspects of choir-training.

Admission £5

15.00 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 19th August

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 to put questions on various aspects of choir-training.

Admission £5

10.30 NIIOC: Junior Class (Grades 4-5)

St Malachy's Church

Admission Free

13.10 Lunchtime Concert: Rob Waters

First Presbyterian Church

Rob performs songs by Finzi, Warlock and other composers.

Admission £5

13.30 NIIOC: Intermediate Class (Grades 6-8)

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Admission Free

19.00 NIIOC: Organ Masterclass - Frédéric Blanc

Church of Ireland Cathedral

An outstanding opportunity to work with Frédéric Blanc, organist of Notre-Dame d'Auteuil in Paris. Participants should be of Grade 4 standard and above.

Participants £15; Observers £5

19.30 Sung Mass

St Malachy's Church

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

To include Victoria Missa 'Vidi speciosam', Purcell Remember not, Lord, our offences and Taverner Lord's Prayer

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 20th 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: Young Performers Platform 1

First Presbyterian Church

An opportunity for a range of talented young instrumentalists and singers to perform a selection of their favourite pieces.

Admission £5

14.00 NIIOC: Performance Preparation - Frédéric Blanc

First Presbyterian Church

Frédéric Blanc 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 Wood Service in D; Parry, My soul, there is a country

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, from classical to music theatre. Observers are welcome.

Participants £20; Observers £5

20.15 Concert by Candlelight: Faith

Roman Catholic Cathedral

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

To include Stanford Justorum animae, Parry Songs of Farewell (extracts), Elgar Give unto the Lord and Requiem aeternam and Wood Nunc dimittis

Admission £10

In association with Cormont Music

Thursday 21st 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

An opportunity for a range of talented young instrumentalists and singers to perform a selection of their 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 Taverner Hymn to the Mother of God and Magnificat (Collegium Regale), Wood Nunc dimittis and Expectans expectavi

Members of the congregation are asked to be seated by 16.40

Retiring Collection

19.00 Vocal Workshop - Paul Farrington

Music Hall, Vicars' Hill

Participants should submit in advance two copies of a prepared song of any genre, from classical to music theatre. Observers are welcome.

Participants £20; Observers £5

19.30 Sung Mass

St Malachy's Church

Gaudeamus Chamber Choir

Collection

19.30 Come and Sing: Vivaldi's Gloria

St Mark's Church

Philip Scriven—Conductor; David Hill—Organist

Bring your own copy. A limited supply of copies will be available for loan on the day.

Admission £10

Friday 22nd August

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.

To include music by Bach, Parry and Elgar

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

Admission £15; Concessions £12

In association with The North South Ministerial Council, HSBC Bank, Noel Conn & Co. and Lennon, Toner and O'Neill Solicitors.

Saturday 23rd 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 Widor, Messe Solonnelle; Dupre, Laudate Dominum; Durufle, Ubi Caritas and Tantum Ergo.

Collection

Sunday 24th 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 with singers and local church choirs in singing a selection of popular hymns, introduced by Rev Robert Canham (Hon. Secretary HSGBI), with Rev Dr Peter Thompson, organ.

Methodist Church

Retiring Collection

17.00 Festal Evensong

Church of Ireland Cathedral

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

To include music by Taverner, Wood, Howells and Bainton

Collection

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