In view of the continuing uncertainty about the spread of Covid-19 and in the light of the government's most recent advice, the Royal College of Organists (RCO) has today (Tuesday 17th March) released an update about the impact on RCO events, examinations and National Organ Day. Click here to read Update: RCO and Covid-19.
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 email@example.com 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.
Teenage organists who are coming on or considering The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) course in Cambridge in the summer will find this an excellent preparatory day, whilst those not quite ready for TOSE or unable to attend will benefit from the focussed tuition across a range of discplines which organists need to master. Scroll to the bottom of the page to book on line.
What you can expect from this day
Two sessions of repertoire coaching on Baroque and later music
Coaching on keyboard skills such as sight reading, transposition and score reading
A session on church service playing
Daniel Moult, head of the organ department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and one of the UK's most respected teachers and recitalists. Daniel is also artistic director for the TOSE course.
Jeremiah Stephenson, acting director of music at All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London W1—a young professional already much in demand as a teacher and player
Simon Williams, director of the RCO's East, South and South West region and director of music at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London W1
All Saints' Church Margaret Street—superb 1910 four-manual, cathedral-style Harrison & Harrison
St George's Church Hanover Square—three-manual Richards, Fowkes & Co in 2012, one of the finest organs in the UK for playing Baroque music (and much more)
What to prepare
One or more pieces by a Baroque composer/Baroque composers
One or more pieces by a composer/composers from the nineteenth century to the present day
A hymn or anthem/service accompaniment (optional)
Click here for information on joining the RCO as a Student Member.
Fee: RCO Student Members £45; Others £60