The Charles Wood Singers
The Charles Wood Singers are one of two resident choirs at the annual Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School in Armagh. This unique choral course will be held this year from Sunday 18th – Sunday 25th August. Participants have the opportunity to:
Develop vocal technique, musicianship and ensemble skills under the expert direction of Dr David Hill, (Artistic Director), Philip Scriven (Organist and Associate Conductor), and Paul Farrington (Specialist Vocal Coach).
Perform challenging and varied repertoire at the highest standard with like-minded singers
Perform alongside the Ulster Orchestra in a special concert
Record a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast
Last year, the Charles Wood Singers’ BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong included the broadcast premiere of Parry’s anthem God is Our Hope.
Membership of the Charles Wood Singers' is open to all those who:
are aged 18 years or above on 18th August 2019
are grade 8 standard or above
have previous experience of choral singing;
can demonstrate sufficient levels of skill and enthusiasm, including to sight reading to meet the challenge of an intensive week of musical study.
New applicants will be required to attend an audition. These will be held as follows:
Armagh, 7th May
Belfast, 9th May
Dublin, 10th May
London, 12th May
Cambridge, 14th May
Auditions will last a maximum of ten minutes. Applicants will be required to sing one art song or aria from an oratorio and sight read a short excerpt. An accompanist will be provided. If you are unable to attend an audition, a video recording not exceeding 5 minutes in length may be submitted instead. The closing date for applications has now passed. The cost for 2019 will be £250 for new members, which includes meals and accommodation.