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

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]
17th Mar '17
Cambridge public recitals during RCO Easter Course

Three outstanding recitalists will be performing in Cambridge during this year’s RCO Easter Course.
[Full article]
14th Mar '17
RCO awards Diplomas, Certificates & Medals in cathedral ceremony

The Royal College of Organists has presented Diplomas and Certificates to 31 Members of the College, and awarded the RCO Medal to two distinguished practitioners and scholars from the fields of organ ...
[Full article]
13th Mar '17
RCO Medal awarded in cathedral ceremony

The Royal College of Organists has recognised the achievements of two distinguished musicians and scholars by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
2nd Mar '17
RCO welcomes gift from The Patron's Fund

The Royal College of Organists has been awarded a £2,500 gift by The Patron’s Fund.
[Full article]
1st Feb '17
RCO Journal Vol. 10 now available

Vol. 10 of the Royal College of Organists’ annual research publication, RCO Journal, has been published.
[Full article]

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