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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. 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.

 

Date

Event

23rd Jul 2019
The Organ Student Experience (TOSE)
The course for teenage organists of grade 7 standard and above, offering expert tuition in repertoire, keyboard skills, choral conducting and accompaniment. Artistic Director, Daniel Moult.

Cambridge [more details]

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27th Jul 2019
Building a Repertoire: Music from the Classical French era
A superb combination of music, instrument and tutor! Learn about a fascinating and colourful area of repertoire. Joint event with Newcastle and District Society of Organists.

King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RU [more details]

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29th Jul 2019
RCO Summer Course
The big course with the personal touch for all ages and stages.

City of London [more details]

6th Sep 2019
OrganFest 2019
A biennial national event, the fifth OrganFest will be held this year at landmark churches in Cardiff, at the superb National Museum and at St David’s Hall, and a gala organ concert given by the internationally acclaimed organist and improviser David Briggs will take place in the magnificent surroundings of Llandaff Cathedral.

Cardiff and Llandaff [more details]

14th Sep 2019
Building a Repertoire: Music for Advent and Christmas
Start thinking about your Advent and Christmas voluntaries at Hexham Abbey, with Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick. Joint event with Newcastle and District Society of Organists.

Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, NE46 3NB [more details]

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12th Oct 2019
Performance class
Learn how to project your performance in a large space. For players of grade 6 level to advanced.

Lincoln Cathedral [more details]

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19th Oct 2019
Hymns and Voluntaries
Hands-on tuition on playing hymns and voluntaries for all ages and levels of experience.

Holy Trinity Church, Windsor SL4 3AT [more details]

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19th Oct 2019
Teach the Organ!—class 1
The first class in our innovative series of six, covers structuring a course and a lesson and building an organ-teaching practice

St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA [more details]

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19th Oct 2019
Oh, so sixties!
A lively class on an exciting modern organ, with the irrepressible James Parsons. Joint event with Newcastle and District Society of Organists

St Mary's RC Cathedral, Clayton St W, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 5HH [more details]

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26th Oct 2019
Teach the Organ!—class 2
The second class in our innovative series of six, covers teaching the beginner, including an in-depth study of available tutor books

St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA [more details]

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31st Oct 2019
Adlington's time capsule
A 2019 highlight for the RCO! This is a fascinating opportunity to explore appropriate repertoire on the oldest working organ in the country, under the guidance of world-leading tutor, Daniel Moult.

Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF [more details]

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2nd Nov 2019
From Rococo to Romanticism
Perform English organ music from the late 18th to mid-19th centuries on a rare survivor from the period. For grade 5 level and above.

Thaxted Parish Church, Essex CM6 2PE [more details]

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9th Nov 2019
Touch and Technique
Have a technique make-over under expert tuition on an organ with refined mechanical action and beautiful voicing. For grade 5 to advanced students.

St George's Church, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX [more details]

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16th Nov 2019
William Walond and his English Contemporaries
Explore the music of Oxford-born composer William Walond, the 300th anniversary of whose birth falls in 2019, together with that of his contemporaries. For grade 5 level and above.

Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR [more details]

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20th Nov 2019
La révolte des orgues
Westminster Cathedral will host this ‘once-in-a-lifetime' concert featuring a remarkable nine organs, marking the start of a year of activity organised by the RCO across the UK to promote the organ and its music.

Westminster Cathedral, London [more details]

23rd Nov 2019
Improvisation for Beginners
The first of the three classes with renowned improviser, Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick. Joint event with Newcastle and District Society of Organists.

The College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham University, Durham. DH1 1SZ [more details]

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30th Nov 2019
Console Management
Tips on building seamless crescendi and diminuendi by the addition and subtraction of stops and use of the swell pedals.

All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London W1W 8JG [more details]

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7th Dec 2019
Bach's Feet
Experience the thrill of playing exuberant repertoire on the newest Cathedral organ in the country, with expert tutor Christopher Stokes.

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX [more details]

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15th Feb 2020
Teach the Organ!—class 3
The third class in our innovative series of six covers teaching technique

St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA [more details]

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4th May 2020
Teach the Organ!—class 4
The fourth class in our innovative series of six, covers repertoire for the student organist

St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA [more details]

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4th May 2020
Teach the Organ!—class 5
The fifth class in our innovative series of six, covers teaching a new piece; teaching sight-reading

St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA [more details]

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30th May 2020
Teach the Organ!—class 6
The sixth class in our innovative series of six, covers teaching registration; teaching the church organist

St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA [more details]

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