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 18th - 25th August 2013. David Hill (Director) will be joined by Philip Scriven (Organist), Judith Gannon (Assistant Conductor) and Paul Farrington (Vocal Coach). We will once again be hosting the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and we are delighted that vocal ensemble Stile Antico will be performing at our twenty-first Summer School.
LATEST! The closing date for applications to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers for 2013 has been extended to 31st May 2013. Please complete and submit your application form as soon as possible. Young local singers who have not previously been members of the Charles Wood Singers can also apply for The William Lauder Scholarship.
"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