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Area: Armagh Banbridge Craigavon

'For singers, organists and choir directors ... Rich and varied programme, which will feature lunchtime and evening concerts, services, and teaching and workshop sessions ... Charles Wood, musician and composer, was born at 11 Vicars' Hill, Armagh in 1866 and received his early musical education as a chorister in the cathedral opposite his home. He later studied at the Royal College of Music and became a Professor there before succeeding Stanford, that other fine Irish musician and composer, as Professor of Music at Cambridge University.' Held Late August.

Also indexedNorthern Ireland International Organ Competition
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‘Competition for organists aged 21 and under. The Competition offers substantial monetary prizes, prestigious recital opportunities and masterclasses with leading organists across the globe. We created the competition to discover great young talent and give them a platform to show everyone what they can do. Founded in 2011 our competition continues to grow year on year as we attract top organists from the UK & Ireland and beyond.’ Held Late August.

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‘From a Festival of forty-one classes in the Music section initiated by Dr Winifred E Hadden in 1922 it has grown to a total of 510 classes devoted to the present five different sections namely; Music, Speech, Drama, Irish Folk Dancing, and Dance.’ Held Late April.

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'Was formed in September 1951 ... Apart from competition work the choir enjoys taking part in charity events and in particular the annual Carol Concert in St. Mark’s Church, Portadown, in partnership with Portadown Male Voice Choir.' ALERT Needed at Review to raplace Choir Website Link with one to Facebook Page.

Category Ladies Choirs
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'The longest established such organisation in the whole island of Ireland and for 90 years it has not only provided joy and pleasure to countless thousands of people, but it has maintained the highest standards of music making through the darkest times. Participation in the Choir has given fulfilment to its members and enriched the wider community in so many ways. The Choir is well known throughout Ireland as a result of its successful participation in choral festivals over the years and has made its mark further afield with several overseas visits. Music making has enabled the Choir, through the generosity of its audiences, to contribute many thousands of pounds to deserving charitable causes.'

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'One of Northern Ireland’s leading concert bands. We are a friendly, ambitious and dynamic wind band based in Portadown, County Armagh and play a wide range of music, from film scores and broadway themes to classical overtures and traditional pieces. We welcome bookings for performances at public events, garden parties, charity concerts and local festivals.'

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‘In 1999 the Ulster Youth Choir was established with a view to running an annual summer residential course and concert tour for Northern Ireland’s best young singers. Since its humble beginnings ... UYC established an annual summer courses and subsequent concerts throughout Northern Ireland and further afield. UYC later added a training choir and chamber choir to the group of ensembles offered to young people in Northern Ireland.’

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'We present the best in arts and entertainment at affordable prices, in wonderful modern and spacious surroundings with something to suit everyone's taste and pocket ... The Market Place programme and facilities are enjoyed by local people and attract audiences from far and wide - from Armagh, Craigavon, Newry, Banbridge, Tyrone and Down to Monaghan, Cavan and Dundalk and beyond.'

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'For the wider community, the Cathedral hosts ecumenical and civic services, stages concerts and recitals and is used by schools and organisations on other occasions ... A major fillip was given to music at Armagh when King Charles I, by royal charter, instituted the "the college of King Charles in the church of St Patrick in Armagh". In 1482 the Cathedral had the first of its seven organs. The present Walker organ was installed in 1840 and has been restored on a number of occasions, the last, in 1996, giving it a new resonance and flexibility of range and tone.'

Category Cathedrals
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