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 marc.sanderson@rco.org.uk 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

DateArticle
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]
4th May '17
Fee survey launched by RCO and ISM

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have launched a new survey of rates paid to directors of music and organists in churches and other places of ...
[Full article]
28th Apr '17
Compose for the Orgelbüchlein Project competition

The Orgelbüchlein Project and the RCO have teamed up to run an Orgelbüchlein composition competition, to be judged in a public concert.
[Full article]
27th Apr '17
Tom Bell appointed to RCO North role

The Royal College of Organists has appointed Tom Bell as its Director for the North of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
[Full article]
27th Apr '17
Blast Off! Dan Moult unleashes an explosion of organ sound

On Saturday 13th May Nottingham Cathedral will host Blast It! - an illuminating, myth-busting afternoon designed to introduce new players and interested listeners (teachers, parents, family) to the ...
[Full article]
25th Apr '17
James Dalton FRCO (1930–2017)

It is with great sadness that the College learnt recently of the death of James Dalton.
[Full article]

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