The Charles Wood Singers



Charles Wood Singers

At the centre of the Summer School is a resident choir, The Charles Wood Singers, which comes together at the beginning of the week to prepare music for various concerts and services under the direction of Dr David Hill, former Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, and Philip Scriven, Assistant Conductor and Accompanist of the Bach Choir.

The extensive programme for the Singers covers two major concerts, choral evensongs, sung masses and a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast.

The aim of the Charles Wood Summer School is to produce music of the highest quality to the highest standard and the week represents a marvellous opportunity for young singers to develop and improve their musical abilities under the guidance of some of the finest musicians in their field, whilst immersing themselves in the rich cultural experience offered by the historic city of Armagh.


Join the Charles Wood Singers

 Membership of the Charles Wood Singers' is open to all those who:

  • are aged 18 years or above on 18th August 2019

  • have previous experience of choral singing;

  • can demonstrate sufficient levels of skill and enthusiasm to meet the challenge of an intensive week of musical study.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and check back here for details on how to apply for 2019.

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Taking part in the Charles Wood Summer School is a deeply rewarding experience for anyone interested in choral music. You have the chance to sing some great music with a group of fantastic singers and the social side of the week is unforgettable!
— Eddie McMullan, Choral Scholar, York Minster
The Charles Wood Summer School is a great way to get involved in choral music. The music is fantastic, it is led by top conductors and the contacts made will be both useful and long lasting.
— Charlie Hughes, Bass, Gloucester