The Charles Wood Girls’ Choir



Charles Wood Girl’s 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.

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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).

The Charles Wood Summer School is a definite highlight of my year - I can’t stop coming back for more. It’s a great opportunity to meet other singers from all over and get fantastic coaching. I’d definitely recommend it.
— Mary-Ellen Lynall, Soprano, Cambridge
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I would really recommend the Charles Wood Summer School to anyone who enjoys choral music. The Summer School offers an expansive, demanding repertoire and professional tuition in a friendly, sociable atmosphere. The week long course can be challenging but the resulting performance standard is more than a reward for all the hard work. In summary, Charles Wood is great music and great fun.
— Rosie Lyness, Soprano, Leeds University

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