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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

25th Sep 2021
The Organists' Perfect (Re-)Starter Kit
Has the pandemic interrupted your organ playing or do you simply want new ideas or to get started? If so, this class in two beautiful rural venues is for you!

St Mary's Church, Hillington PE31 6DQ (10:00 - 13:00) and St Peter's Church, Wolferton PE31 6HA (14:30 - 17:00), West Norfolk [more details]

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26th Sep 2021
The St Edmundsbury Experience
Observe choir practice, attend Choral Evensong, then hear the 2010 Harrison & Harrison organ demonstrated and finally play it yourself!

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS [more details]

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30th Sep 2021
Re-Awaken your Ears—finely graduated steps to build aural confidence
RCO Accredited Teacher Robin Harrison, a contributor to The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy, leads a course of five, weekly one-hour sessions ideal for those preparing for or considering ABRSM practical exams up to c. grade 6 and for those considering CRCO and perhaps struggling with the aural component. Dates: Thursdays 18:00–19:00hrs, 30 September, 7, 14, 21 and 28 October.

Online [more details]

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9th Oct 2021
An Introduction to the German Romantic Organ
Play the 1886 Walcker organ at the German Church, one of the few such instruments in England, and gain tips from Richard Brasier on how to register and how to use the registration aids. For intermediate level organists and above.

St George’s German Lutheran Church, Alie Street, London E1 8EB [more details]

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9th Oct 2021
Bring—Play—Learn (1)
Play a piece to RCO Accredited Teacher James Lloyd Thomas in a friendly and supportive environment and learn from his comments and the playing of others. Ideal for beginner and intermediate level organists and pianists wanting to try the organ.

Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth [more details]

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16th Oct 2021
Continuo playing—two linked classes
Taking place on Saturdays 16 October and 6 November and running from 13:30–17:30hrs, these two classes coached by expert continuo player Thomas Allery offer a rare chance to gain experience in the art of keyboard continuo playing on the harpsichord.

St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU [more details]

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16th Oct 2021
Bring—Play—Learn (2)
A friendly and supportive class for church organists, whether regular or occasional service players, and for those who would like to learn about playing in church. RCO Accredited Teacher James Lloyd Thomas will give tips on hymns playing, choosing voluntaries and anything else you would like to know about.

St Swithun's Church Allington (Bridport), Dorset [more details]

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16th Oct 2021
Hymn Playing Masterclass
Improve your hymn playing with the help of William Dore. This class is suitable for all levels.

St Mary's Parish Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PR [more details]

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23rd Oct 2021
Perfomance Class - Farewell Leeds Town Hall!
An unmissable opportunity to put this famous civic organ through its paces for the last time.

Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD [more details]

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23rd Oct 2021
Bring—Play—Learn (3)
Play a piece to RCO Accredited Teacher James Lloyd Thomas in a friendly and supportive environment and learn from his comments and the playing of others. Ideal for beginner and intermediate level organists and pianists wanting to try the organ.

St Mary's Church, Dorchester (Dorset) [more details]

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30th Oct 2021
Easing Back into Service Playing
Refresh and begin to build your service playing skills in hymns, voluntaries and simple improvisation techniques

St Cuthbert's Church, Thetford IP24 2AN [more details]

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1st Nov 2021
Towards CRCO and ARCO Keyboard Skills—five linked online classes
Another chance to benefit from tried and tested online teaching with five classes designed for students working towards CRCO or ARCO. These small online classes at different levels, using the two volumes of ‘Graded Keyboard Musicianship’ (pub. OUP), will again be led by the books’ authors Frederick Stocken and Anne Marsden Thomas. Dates: Mondays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 18:00–19:00hrs GMT.

Online [more details]

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4th Nov 2021
Music isn’t made for eyes, it’s made for ears— towards CRCO and ARCO Aural
RCO Accredited Teacher Robin Harrison, a contributor to The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy, leads a course of five, weekly one-hour sessions ideal for those preparing for or considering CRCO and ARCO, or ABRSM grades 7–8. Dates: Thursdays 18:00–19:00 hrs, 4, 11, 18, 25 November and 2 December.

Online [more details]

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9th Nov 2021
FRCO Continuo Realisation—two free webinars
Taking place on Tuesday evenings 9 and 23 November 20:00–21:00hrs GMT, Dr Frederick Stocken presents two webinars on the requirements for the FRCO continuo realisation question in written paper 1.These webinars offer essential preparation/revision for FRCO candidates and for those wishing to find out more about this aspect of the requirements for FRCO. There is no charge for participation.

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20th Nov 2021
Project Your Playing!
Learn the practice and performance techniques which will allow your playing to communicate to your audience.

St Mary's Church, Diss IP22 4QQ [more details]

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