Latest News


Oct 1, 2018
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.

Sep 16, 2018
There's still time to listen to Choral Evensong on BBC Iplayer.

Sep 1, 2018
There's still time to listen to Choral Evensong and Morning Service, recorded during the Festival week, on BBC Iplayer.

Aug 19, 2018
Morning Service on BBC Radio Ulster at 10.15am today is led by the Charles Wood Girls' Choir.

Aug 18, 2018
'Come and Sing' at our Hymn Festival in the Methodist Church on Sunday 19 August at 3pm.

Aug 18, 2018

Paul Farrington will introduce the Singers' Concert in First Presbyterian Church today at 12 noon.


Aug 17, 2018
The Charles Wood Singers and the Charles Wood Girls' Choir will give a concert this evening in the Church of Ireland Cathedral at 8pm.

Aug 16, 2018
Friday's lunchtime concert will be given by saxophonist Rob Burton and clarinetist Tom Myles.

Aug 16, 2018
David Hill leads our Come and Sing this evening in St Mark's Church at 7.45pm.

Aug 16, 2018
The Charles Wood Girls' Choir will give a concert in St Mark's Parish Church, Portadown at 1.10pm today.

Aug 15, 2018

The Charles Wood Singers, conducted by David Hill, will perform  in the Roman Catholic Cathedral at 8.15pm tonight.


Aug 15, 2018
Professor Dibble will give a talk on Parry's Songs of Farewell prior to their performance at our Candlelight Concert.

Aug 14, 2018
Philip Scriven will present a programme of organ music, performed by organists associated with the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the Charles Wood Festival in St Malachy's Church at 8.30pm tonight.

Aug 14, 2018

Paul Farrington will hold a vocal workshop this evening at 8pm in the Music Hall, Vicars' Hill.


Aug 13, 2018
Our first lunchtime concert of the week features counter-tenor Joseph Zubier on Tuesday 14th at 1.10pm in First Presbyterian Church.

Aug 13, 2018
Internationally renowned voice coach Paul Farrington will give a masterclass entitled 'Tips and Troubleshooting' this evening at 6.45pm in the Methodist Church Hall.

Aug 13, 2018
The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition will commence today at 2pm in the Church of Ireland Cathedral.

Aug 8, 2018
The Charles Wood Festival and Summer School will begin with an organ recital by Martin Ennis, and vocal music by Sinead O'Kelly and Peter Davoren in the Church of Ireland Cathedral on 12th August at 8pm.

Aug 6, 2018
Only a few days to go until the beginning of this year's Festival!

Aug 4, 2018
Tune in to BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday 5th August to hear a preview of this year's Festival.

Aug 3, 2018
David Hill will now direct our Come and Sing event on Thursday 16th August.

Jul 31, 2018
For other interesting things to do in Armagh during the Festival go to the Visit Armagh website.

Jul 25, 2018
The winner of this year's William Lauder Scholarship is Kate Duffy.

Jul 15, 2018
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.

Jul 5, 2018
Our 2018 brochure is now available!

Jun 4, 2018
Just ten weeks to go to this year's Festival & Summer School. Come along to Armagh from 12th-19th August and enjoy some fabulous music.

May 30, 2018

Special REDUCED RATE OFFER for previous members of the Charles Wood Singers!



May 22, 2018
Support youth music-making at the highest level by becoming a Friend of the Summer School.

May 11, 2018
Open auditions for the new Charles Wood Girls' Choir will be held on Monday 21st May from 4.30-6.30pm in the Music Hall, Vicars' Hill, Armagh.

Apr 24, 2018
The closing date to submit applications to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers has been extended to 25th May.

Apr 6, 2018
Not long left to get your applications in to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers. The closing date to submit forms is 20th April.

Feb 14, 2018
Application forms to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers are now available. The closing date for applications is 20th April 2018.

Jan 26, 2018
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Edward Wilson as patron of the Charles Wood Girls' Choir.

Jan 16, 2018
The Charles Wood Girls' Choir, in partnership with Ulster Carpets, has been shortlisted for an Allianz Arts & Business NI Award.

Dec 21, 2017

The 2018 Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School will be held on 12th to 19th August.


Dec 9, 2017
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of John Rutter CBE as Patron of the Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School.

Nov 7, 2017
The Charles Wood Girls' Choir, in partnership with Ulster Carpets, has been shortlisted for an Arts & Business NI Award.