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

15th Jun '21
Judith Weir CBE at Leeds International Organ Festival

Judith Weir CBE (Master of the Queen’s Music) has been interviewed by Richard Mantle OBE (General Director of Opera North) in an event sponsored by the RCO as part of the Leeds International Organ ...
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1st Jun '21
Royal College of Organists and Musicians’ Union launch new partnership

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have announced a new partnership to deliver services and support for organists and choral directors.
[Full article]
28th May '21
IAO-RCO Organ Playing Competition final rescheduled

The IAO and RCO are pleased to announce that the Organ Playing Competition final, which was to have taken place at the IAO’s Edinburgh Music Festival in 2021, will now take place online.
[Full article]
14th Apr '21
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

President of the Royal College of Organists Gerard Brooks has written to the College’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, to express condolences on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of ...
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16th Mar '21
Online interNational Organ Day 2021 to celebrate the organ and its music ‘right around the world’

Organs, organ music and organists around the world will be celebrated in a week of online broadcasts leading up to interNational Organ Day on Saturday 24 April.
[Full article]
26th Feb '21
RCO announces 2020-2021 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2020-2021 examination sessions.
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