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

20th Sep '17
RCO appoints Stephen Farr as Chief Examiner

The Royal College of Organists has appointed Stephen Farr as its new Chief Examiner.
[Full article]
4th Sep '17
ISM-RCO organists’ fees survey 2017: results

The results of the ISM-RCO survey of organists’ fees are now available online.
[Full article]
17th Aug '17
RCO event marks Dr Francis Jackson’s 100th birthday

The Royal College of Organists will mark the 100th birthday of Dr Francis Jackson CBE with a special event on 4th October 2017.
[Full article]
27th Jul '17
Orgelbüchlein competition winners announced

The winners have been announced in the composition competition organised by The Orgelbüchlein Project and RCO.
[Full article]
20th Jul '17
Trio of major city events at heart of RCO autumn programme

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced its autumn programme of courses, classes and events, including three major city events.
[Full article]
30th Jun '17
RCO welcomes new President and Trustees

Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, begins his term of office as President of the Royal College of Organists (RCO) on 1st July 2017.
[Full article]
30th Jun '17
RCO launches new email publications

The RCO has refreshed its email publications for College members and other subscribers.
[Full article]
30th Jun '17
RCO at Worcester Three Choirs Festival 2017

For a number of years the College has been fortunate to work with the administrations of each of the Three Choirs Festivals: Gloucester, Hereford, and Worcester.
[Full article]
21st Jun '17
Orgelbüchlein competition shortlist announced

Ten composers have been shortlisted in the composition competition run by The Orgelbüchlein Project and the RCO.
[Full article]
8th Jun '17
Call for expressions of interest in the post of RCO Chief Examiner

The RCO’s accreditation programme comprises a suite of diploma examinations and an early-level certificate scheme (newly established) in organ playing. Aside from organ playing, the College also ...
[Full article]

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