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

6th Feb '24
RCO launches The Organ Podcast

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has launched a new podcast dedicated to the world of the organ, organists and organ music.
[Full article]
22nd Jan '24
College announces five RCO Medal honorands

The Royal College of Organists is to recognise the achievements of five distinguished musicians by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
5th Jan '24
New Year Honours

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has welcomed the recognition in the New Year Honours list of organists, composers and others connected to the College and its work.
[Full article]
7th Nov '23
Accreditation regulations announced for Summer 2024 & Winter 2025

In the examination year 2024–2025, the organ diplomas of Colleague, Associate, and Fellow will be held according to new general and diploma-specific regulations.
[Full article]
7th Nov '23
RCO & MU highlight employment best practice with new contract template

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) and Musicians’ Union (MU) have published a new specimen contract for the employment of organists in places of worship.
[Full article]
6th Nov '23
IAO-RCO Organ Playing Competition 2024 for young organists

The Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO) and the Royal College of Organists (RCO) have announced details of the IAO-RCO Organ Playing Competition 2024 for young organists.
[Full article]

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