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Event details can be found below. Please book online whenever you see the Book Online link. If you have any enquiries relating to a booking, please email bookings@rco.org.uk or call 020 3865 6998.

Note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings. All times are GMT/BST. For classes, the following key is used as a guide to level and suitability : Beginner (Grades 1-4); Intermediate (Grades 4-6); Advanced (Grades 6-8 / CRCO); Diploma 1 (CRCO–ARCO); Diploma 2 (ARCO–FRCO); All Standards. For more information on the different types of events organised by the College, click here.

 

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Event

20th Jan 2021
Improvisation techniques—four linked classes
Join Drew Cantrill-Fenwick online on Wednesdays evenings 20 and 27 January and 3 and 10 February 2021, 18:00–19:00 (GMT) for four linked classes introducing you to easily assimilated techniques for structured improvisation. Suitable for those new to improvisation and for those with some experience. As these classes are fully booked, a repeat series, already open for booking, will take place in March.

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18th Feb 2021
RCO Winter Conference
Join us online from the comfort of your home for a multi-faceted conference-style event. Varied attendance packages offer something for everyone whether or not they are a player. Non-members welcome!

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1st Mar 2021
Towards CRCO and ARCO Keyboard Skills—five linked online classes
Following the success of our pilot scheme teaching keyboard skills on Zoom, we now offer five classes designed for students working towards CRCO or ARCO. These small online classes at different levels, using the books ‘Graded Keyboard Musicianship’ (pub. OUP) will again be led by the books’ authors Frederick Stocken and Anne Marsden Thomas. A maximum of five places is available at each level, so early booking is advised.

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10th Mar 2021
Improvisation techniques—four linked classes
Due to popular demand we are repeating Drew Cantrill-Fenwick's online series of four linked improvisation classes presented in January and February. The new series takes place on Wednesdays 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 18:00–19:00 (GMT) and introduces you to easily assimilated techniques for structured improvisation. Suitable for those new to improvisation and for those with some experience.

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13th Apr 2021
Easter Course
We regret that this course has been cancelled. An online version will be offered in its place, the details for which will be posted as soon as they are known. [Our highly regarded Easter Course offers in-depth tuition for those preparing for all or part of the RCO's organ playing diplomas (CRCO, ARCO and FRCO), plus a Repertoire & Skills strand for diploma standard players who are not working towards examinations. Non-members welcome!]

Oxford [more details]

18th Apr 2021
interNational Organ Day
A week-long online festival for the King of Instruments culminating with interNational Organ Day 2021 on Saturday 24 April.

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19th Apr 2021
Towards Diploma Hymn Playing and Hymn Extensions—two linked online classes
Two classes focusing on the hymns required for CRCO and hymn extensions at both CRCO and ARCO levels. The classes will also be ideal for church organists. Taught by Anne Marsden Thomas and Frederick Stocken, a maximum of five places is available at each level, so early booking is advised.

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27th Jul 2021
The Organ Student Experience (TOSE)
The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) is back, offering ambitious teenage organists six days of intensive tuition in repertoire, technique, keyboard skills, choral directing and choral accompanying. Bursaries are available.

Oxford [more details]

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2nd Aug 2021
RCO Summer Course
Based at St Giles Cripplegate Church and using many other organs in and around the City of London, this is the big course with the personal touch catering for all standards from beginner to Diploma level and beyond. We hope to open booking later in January, meanwhile save the dates!

City of London [more details]

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