The Charles Wood Girls’ Choir
The Charles Wood Girls' Choir is a week-long residential summer course for girl choristers aged 12-18, proudly supported by Ulster Carpets and Arts & Business NI. Participants will experience intensive, fun training in singing and choral music under the direction of Ian Keatley (Organist & Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin), assisted by Stephen Disley.
They will also enjoy workshops with David Hill. The schedule includes opportunities to perform at services and concerts as well as a BBC Radio Ulster Broadcast.
Open audition sessions will be held as follows:
Monday 13th May
St. Mark’s Parish Church, Portadown, 4.30pm-5.15pm
Music Hall, Vicars’ Hill, Armagh, 6.00pm-6.45pm
Saturday 25th May
St. George’s Parish Church, Belfast, 11.30am-12.30pm
Music Hall, Vicars’ Hill, Armagh, 3.00pm-4.00pm
Saturday 8th June
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 1.00pm-4.00pm
The cost of the week is £300 / € 340.
All meals and accommodation are provided in the very pleasant, safe, and secure surroundings of The Royal School Armagh, under the care and supervision of an experienced all-female on-site boarding team and matron. Safeguarding procedures and documentation is overseen by the Girls' Choir Course Safeguarding Panel in consultation with Margaret Yarr (Church of Ireland Child Protection Officer for Northern Ireland) and Olive Good (Regulator for Safeguarding Trust, Church of Ireland House, Dublin).