News & Media Centre

News & Media Centre

Whether you are a professional journalist or simply interested in our latest news, welcome to the Royal College of Organists' media centre.

The latest press releases from the College can be found below (for older releases, see our news archive). For media enquiries relating to these items, please contact in the first instance Head of Marketing Marc Sanderson on or 01789 739247.

In addition you will find plenty of updates, information and a wider picture of the College's works elsewhere around this website, especially in our online magazine StopPress.

StopPress can be found within our iRCO virtual learning environment. iRCO is freely available to non members, with guest registration only taking a moment. Explore iRCO.

News Releases

14th Apr '21
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

President of the Royal College of Organists Gerard Brooks has written to the College’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, to express condolences on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of ...
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16th Mar '21
Online interNational Organ Day 2021 to celebrate the organ and its music ‘right around the world’

Organs, organ music and organists around the world will be celebrated in a week of online broadcasts leading up to interNational Organ Day on Saturday 24 April.
[Full article]
26th Feb '21
RCO announces 2020-2021 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2020-2021 examination sessions.
[Full article]
12th Feb '21
‘Woman Composer Sunday’ launched by RCO & Society of Women Organists

An annual celebration of women composers has been launched by the Royal College of Organists and the Society of Women Organists.
[Full article]
8th Jan '21
January update for examination candidates

The announcements of further restrictions in the UK on 4 January 2021 will have an impact on the January examination session. This will cause particular difficulties for those candidates who had ...
[Full article]
29th Dec '20
Catherine Ennis MA, HonRCO (1955-2020)

With great sadness the College has learned of the death of Catherine Ennis, of cancer, on Christmas Eve 2020. She had been Organist and Director of Music at St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London ...
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