2019 Festival Programme!

We are thrilled to announce the programme for this year’s Festival. Packed with over 30 top-quality events, it promises to be an unmissable week of music-making!

Some of the world’s finest choral music will performed by the Charles Wood Singers, conducted by the Festival’s Artistic Director David Hill. In addition to leading worship at various services, their performance with the Ulster Orchestra will be recorded for BBC Radio 3, with readings by celebrity Gloria Hunniford.

The Charles Wood Girls’ Choir will return for their third year, under the guidance of Founding Director Ian Keatley. Performances will include a Lunchtime Concert in St Mark’s Parish Church, Portadown.

Other highlights include an opening concert with the BBC Northern Ireland Senior School Choir of the Year, Thornhill College Londonderry, and Martin Baker, organist royalty and Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral London.

Also not to be missed, a Festival of Choirs Concert culminating in a massed performance of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, a vocal masterclass entitled ‘Tips and Troubleshooting’ by the Royal Opera House’s vocal coach Paul Farrington and Lunchtime Concerts showcasing young musicians, including Malachy Frame – winner of the Charles Wood Song Prize at the Festival’s inaugural Song Competition.

Download the programme at: https://www.charleswoodsummerschool.org/events

Purchase tickets for events at: https://www.visitarmagh.com/category/events/page/3/

Elise Crean