RCO Events, Courses & Classes | Listings

Your RCO event details can be found below.

Please note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings, with all times being GMT/BST. To book courses and classes, please follow the Book Online link wherever you see it, and email or call 020 3865 6998 with any queries. Where events are free or not bookable online, please follow the instructions for that event.

Study trip to Paris and Rouen

Monday 27th May 2024 (13:30) – Wednesday 29th May 2024 (17:30)
Paris and Rouen

The French Romantic organ is one of the most compelling of organ building styles and one that inspired the composing of equally compelling repertoire. Course leader Richard Brasier has put together an itinerary which covers the entire period, from the earliest years of the 19th century through to the beginning of the 20th.

Places are available for both players (maximum of eight) and observers (maximum of four). RCO members enjoy a period of priority booking up to and including 14 January after which booking opens to non-members too. Click here to read about the benefits of RCO membership and to join on line.

Update 22.1.24: one place for a player has just become available. All observer places have been sold. Click here to send an email [events @] to ask to be added to the waiting list, specifying which type of place you are interested in. 

Click here for the full itinerary. Repertoire suggestions for each instrument for players to prepare will be available on this web page in early 2024.

Venues and organs
L’église Notre-Dame-des-Vertus, Aubervilliers, Pierre Le Pescheur/Valeran de Héman (1630—1635); Pierre-François Dallery (c.1800)

Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, Aristide, Vincent and Dominique Cavaillé-Coll (1840—1841)

L’église Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1878); Georges Schwenkedel (1973)

Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1894); Joseph Merklin (1909)

Cathédrale de Rouen (Choir organ), Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1896)

Abbatiale Saint-Ouen de Rouen, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1890)

We welcome applications for bursaries in support of the attendance fees. Please click here for further details and to download an application form. The relevant deadlines for receipt of completed forms are 1 February and 1 May. Please aim for the earlier date or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please click here to email events[@] with any questions.

Fees include admission to all churches and tuition, but exclude travel, accommodation and meals. Please see the itinerary for details about travel, accommodation and food.



Fee: RCO Member (player) £365; non-member (player) £415; RCO member (observer) £240; non-member (observer) £290

Book online


For RCO courses and classes, the following key is used as a guide to level and suitability:
Beginner (Grades 1-4)
Intermediate (Grades 4-6)
(Grades 6-8 / CRCO)
Diploma 1
Diploma 2

Subscribe for updates