Latest News


Sep 5, 2016
There's still time to listen to Choral Evensong, recorded during the Festival week, on BBC Iplayer.

Aug 28, 2016

Choral Evensong from the Charles Wood Festival and Summer School will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 31 August at 3.30pm.


Aug 27, 2016
'Come and Sing' at our Hymn Festival in the Methodist Church on Sunday 28 August at 3pm.

Aug 27, 2016
David Hill and Philip Scriven will give a concert in the Roman Catholic Cathedral this evening at 5.50pm. Admission is free!

Aug 26, 2016

Paul Farrington will introduce the Singers' Concert in First Presbyterian Church on Saturday 27 August at 12 noon.


Aug 26, 2016
The Charles Wood Singers, conducted by David Hill, will give a concert this evening in the Church of Ireland Cathedral at 8pm.

Aug 25, 2016
Come and Sing Haydn's The Creation in St Mark's Church at 7.45pm this evening.

Aug 24, 2016
Thursday's lunchtime concert will be given by Grainne White, Jamie Howe (violins), Ganesha O'Donnell (viola) and Anna-Marie O'Donnell (cello).

Aug 24, 2016

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


Aug 24, 2016

Paul Farrington holds his first vocal workshop of the week this evening at 5.30pm in the Music Hall, Vicars' Hill.


Aug 24, 2016
Our second lunchtime concert features tenor Andrew Irwin in First Presbyterian Church at 1.10pm.

Aug 23, 2016
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 22, 2016
Our first lunchtime concert of the week features Brian McAlea on Tuesday 23rd @ 1.10pm in First Presbyterian Church.

Aug 22, 2016
The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition will commence today at 2pm in the Church of Ireland Cathedral.

Aug 19, 2016
The Charles Wood Festival and Summer School will begin with an organ recital by Martin Jean, and vocal music by New Dublin Voices in the Church of Ireland Cathedral on 21st August @ 8pm.

Aug 16, 2016
Only a few days to go until the beginning of this year's Festival!

Aug 12, 2016
Tune in to BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday 14th August to hear a preview of this year's Festival.

Aug 10, 2016
Calling all Music Theatre singers! There are some participant slots still available in Paul Farrington's Vocal Workshop on Thursday 25th August at 6.45pm.

Aug 7, 2016
The winner of this year's William Lauder Scholarship is Christopher Greene.

Jul 26, 2016
Less than four weeks to go to this year's Festival & Summer School. Come along to Armagh from 21st-28th August and enjoy some fabulous music.

Jul 15, 2016
Jack Oades is the winner of our Composition Competition.

Jul 12, 2016
In the 150th year since Charles Wood's birth, we are aiming to increase our number of Friends to 150.

Jun 30, 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 29, 2016
Download a brochure here or request a copy from Armagh Visitor Information Centre.

Jun 20, 2016
Schola Cantorum of Santa Fe will give a lunchtime concert on Friday 1st July at 1pm in St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral.

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.

Jun 15, 2016
On this day, 150 years ago, Charles Wood, Armagh's most famous and influential composer was born.

Jun 13, 2016
Bookings for participants in Paul Farrington's individual lessons and vocal workshops will open on Tuesday 14th June at 9am.

May 25, 2016
Programme details for our birthday celebrations with Professor Jeremy Dibble and the Charles Wood Ensemble, directed by Ian Keatley, are now available.

May 19, 2016
Internationally renowned vocal coach, Paul Farrington, will return as vocal consultant this year.

Apr 18, 2016
Book tickets here for our celebrations on 15th June to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Wood.

Apr 6, 2016
Not long left to get your applications in to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers. The closing date to submit forms is 16 April.

Apr 2, 2016
Full details of our Composers' Competition, including entry forms, are now available. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 8 July 2016.

Mar 27, 2016

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Wood, we are offering composers the unique opportunity of having a work recorded, broadcast and performed by the Charles Wood Singers, under the direction of Dr. David Hill, one of the UK's finest choral directors.


Mar 16, 2016
Application forms to become a member of the Charles Wood Singers are now available. The closing date for applications is 16th April 2016.

Mar 10, 2016
Join us as we celebrate the 150th birthday of Charles Wood on 15th June at 8pm in the Royal School Armagh with Professor Jeremy Dibble and the Charles Wood Ensemble.

Feb 11, 2016

This year's Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School will be held on 21st to 28th August.


Feb 4, 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.