Latest News


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.


Nov 18, 2016
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.

Jul 5, 2016
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.

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.