BBC Radio 3 at the Charles Wood Festival

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh

Radio 3

It may still be summer, but we’re already thinking ahead to the BBC’s broadcast plans for New Year’s Day 2020!

We’ll be recording a special sequence of music and readings on the theme of Epiphany for BBC Radio 3 as part of the annual Charles Wood Festival in Armagh.

We’ll be joined in the city’s St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral by the Ulster Orchestra and the Charles Wood Singers, conducted by David Hill.

The Most Reverend Eamon Martin and The Most Reverend Dr Richard Clarke will introduce the evening’s programme. And we’ll have readings by Gloria Hunniford.

It should be a rather special event - and an unusual seasonal excursion.

Tickets are strictly non-transferable. Photographic proof of ID must be shown. If you cannot provide this proof you will be refused entry. If your photo ID does not match the name on the ticket you will not be admitted. If you request two tickets because you are taking a guest along, that person will only be allowed in if they are accompanied by you.

Please take a look at our FAQ to see what type of photo ID is acceptable.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.


All information is correct at time of publication.

Thursday22 August6.45pm
  • St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)
  • Britten Introit: A New Year Carol
    Noel Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear
    Magnificat: Stanford in B flat
    Vaughan Williams Anthem: Love bade me welcome
    Warlock Carol: Bethlehem Down
    Finzi Anthem: In terra pax, Op 39
    Michael arr. Christopher Palmer Hymn: All my hope on God is founded
    Elgar Pomp and Circumstance, No.4, G Major
    Bach (arr. Stokowski) Passacaglia & Fugue

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Maximum of 2 tickets per request