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

22nd Jan '20
RCO announces Royal Hospital School, Holbrook as its first Accredited Institution

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook as the first ‘RCO Accredited Institution’.
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6th Jan '20
RCO Medal awarded to distinguished musicians

The Royal College of Organists is to recognise the achievements of three distinguished musicians by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
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2nd Dec '19
Skills, repertoire & accreditation: RCO announces courses & classes for 2020

The Royal College of Organists has announced a wide-ranging programme of courses, classes and events for organists throughout the first half of 2020.
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25th Nov '19
Sir Stephen Cleobury (1948–2019)

It is with great sadness that the College has learned of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury, who served as RCO President from 1990 to 1992. He was also a long-standing council member and examiner, and ...
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29th Oct '19
Recitalists and programme revealed for Westminster Cathedral’s nine-organ concert

The musicians who will together perform the UK premiere of Jean Guillou’s unique La révolte des orgues for nine organs and percussion at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 20th November ...
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