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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

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
Christmas is coming!
Get ahead for the busy Advent and Christmas season by attending these workshops on voluntaries, hymns and carol accompaniments. Places available for players (beginner to grade 6+) and observers.

Emmanuel Church, Mannamead, Plymouth, PL3 5BZ [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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2nd Nov 2019
Choirtraining workshop
A day for choir directors with renowned choir trainer David Hill

St Mary Magdalene, Church Street, Newark NG24 1JS [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
Preparing for CRCO, ARCO and FRCO
An essential day for those entered for all or part of CRCO, ARCO or FRCO in January 2020 and offering invaluable guidance for those whose sights are set further ahead.

St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, Dulwich, London SE21 7DG [more details]

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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.

St Oswald’s Church, Church Street, Durham. DH1 3DQ [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 John Scott Whiteley.

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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14th Mar 2020
Exploring Victorian and Edwardian organ music
Join James Lancelot for a morning workshop on the 3 manual Brindley & Foster (rebuilt by Hill Norman & Beard) organ at St John's Renfield, Glasgow.

St John's Renfield, Glasgow G12 0NB [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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21st Jul 2020
The Organ Student Experience (TOSE)
The course for teenage organists of grade 7 level and above offering tuition in repertoire, keyboard skills, and choral conducting and accompaniment.

Oxford [more details]

25th Jul 2020
The IAO-RCO Organ Playing Competition 2020
The second joint IAO-RCO competition for organists will be held during the 2020 IAO Music Festival in Edinburgh (24-26 July).

Edinburgh [more details]

3rd Aug 2020
Summer Course for Organists
The big course with the personal touch for all ages and stages.

City of London [more details]

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