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Join us in Cambridge in the summer and live the life of an organ scholar! Places still available together with a limited amount of bursary money. For more details read the text below the list of public events.
PUBLIC EVENTS DURING THE COURSE
Members of the public are warmly invited to attend the following recitals and services during the course. Choral Services will be directed and performed by students. Free admission to all events except for the organ recital in Ely Cathedral. For full details including details of all music click here.
Tuesday 29 July17:15 King's College Chapel, Cambridge, organ recital by Oliver Brett21:30 Peterhouse Chapel, Cambridge, Choral Compline
Wednesday 30 July13:10 Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, organ recital by Henry Fairs17:30 Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, Choral Evensong
Thursday 31 July19:30 Ely Cathedral, organ recital by Daniel Moult. Admission £10 (accompanied under 16s free)21:15 Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel, Choral Compline
Friday 1 August13:10 Pembroke College, Cambridge, organ recital by Anne Page17:30 Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Choral Evensong
Saturday 2 August19:30 St John's College, Cambridge, Students' Showcase Organ Recital
Sunday 3 August15:30 St John's College Cambridge, Choral Evensong
This is an essential course for those hoping to become organ scholars at university and/or in cathedrals and churches, and is ideal for those who simply wish to gain experience in accompanying and conducting choirs whilst, at the same time, working on organ repertoire and supporting keyboard skills. Core age range 14–19. Click here to read about last year's course in Oxford and see photos and feedback from those attending.
• 45 places available for teenagers age 14–19
• top tips from top tutors in classes, workshops and individual lessons on repertoire, keyboard skills, accompanying, improvisation, plainsong
• sing services of Compline and Choral Evensong in college chapels and Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel
• choral repertoire to include newly-commissioned pieces by student composers
• practising on college chapel organs (many, varied and rewarding!)
• tutor recitals
• student assessment recitals, open to public
• students receive recital awards at cathedrals and churches around the UK
• buzzing social scene and punting
• bursaries available—thanks to The Whitlock Trust (details below)
COMPOSE FOR TOSE
We invite young composers (still at school or undertaking a gap year) to write a short choral piece for performance at the course, either during the concluding Choral Evensong in St John’s College Chapel, or at one of the late-night candlelit services of Compline. For further details Click here.
To secure your place on the course you can either pay in full or pay a deposit of £50, the balance of fees being payable no later than 31 May 2014. All fees are inclusive of VAT at 20%.
Bookings received by 28 February: £635
Bookings received from 1 March: £665
Click here to download the Bursary Application Form (which can also be found in the Downloads section of this website, scroll down to RCO Academy section). If you are applying for a bursary you should only pay the deposit fee when booking on-line. You should then download, complete and return the Bursary Application Form as soon as possible after making your booking and no later than 30 April 2014. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by 15 May 2014. (Post-script at 5.5.14: we shall be able to consider bursary applications until 31 May.)
Click here to email James Parsons with any questions or call him on 05603 440489.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Peter Branker Bequest.