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

7th Oct '20
RCO interNational Organ Day 2021 to be the culmination of a week-long ‘festival of the organ’

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced a week-long festival for the King of Instruments, culminating in interNational Organ Day on Saturday 24 April 2021.
[Full article]
2nd Oct '20
RCO Examination update for Winter (January) 2021

The application deadline for the Winter (January) 2021 diploma examination session is 23:59 on Friday 16 October.
[Full article]
10th Sep '20
Covid-19 guidelines for performers and performance: an update

Frequent changes to the Covid-19 regulations and guidelines continue to challenge musicians and music sector organisations as they try to interpret, clarify and implement the requirements. RCO ...
[Full article]
28th Jul '20
RCO Covid-19 advocacy for organists: update

The Royal College of Organists continues to engage with and support the many organisations working to reintroduce live music and singing to spiritual and cultural life.
[Full article]
20th Jul '20
RCO publishes interim regulations for online submission of Diploma examinations

The RCO has now published the full interim regulations for the submission of diploma practical examinations online.
[Full article]
7th Jul '20
RCO examination schedule update announced

The RCO has published a further update on the current examination session.
[Full article]
1st Jul '20
Jane Parker-Smith (1950-2020)

The College was saddened to hear of the sudden death of concert organist Jane Parker-Smith, at the early age of 70.
[Full article]

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