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20th Sep '17
RCO appoints Stephen Farr as Chief Examiner

The Royal College of Organists has appointed Stephen Farr as its new Chief Examiner.
[Full article]
4th Sep '17
ISM-RCO organists’ fees survey 2017: results

The results of the ISM-RCO survey of organists’ fees are now available online.
[Full article]
17th Aug '17
RCO event marks Dr Francis Jackson’s 100th birthday

The Royal College of Organists will mark the 100th birthday of Dr Francis Jackson CBE with a special event on 4th October 2017.
[Full article]
27th Jul '17
Orgelbüchlein competition winners announced

The winners have been announced in the composition competition organised by The Orgelbüchlein Project and RCO.
[Full article]
20th Jul '17
Trio of major city events at heart of RCO autumn programme

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced its autumn programme of courses, classes and events, including three major city events.
[Full article]
30th Jun '17
RCO welcomes new President and Trustees

Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, begins his term of office as President of the Royal College of Organists (RCO) on 1st July 2017.
[Full article]
30th Jun '17
RCO launches new email publications

The RCO has refreshed its email publications for College members and other subscribers.
[Full article]
30th Jun '17
RCO at Worcester Three Choirs Festival 2017

For a number of years the College has been fortunate to work with the administrations of each of the Three Choirs Festivals: Gloucester, Hereford, and Worcester.
[Full article]
21st Jun '17
Orgelbüchlein competition shortlist announced

Ten composers have been shortlisted in the composition competition run by The Orgelbüchlein Project and the RCO.
[Full article]
8th Jun '17
Call for expressions of interest in the post of RCO Chief Examiner

The RCO’s accreditation programme comprises a suite of diploma examinations and an early-level certificate scheme (newly established) in organ playing. Aside from organ playing, the College also ...
[Full article]
4th May '17
Fee survey launched by RCO and ISM

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have launched a new survey of rates paid to directors of music and organists in churches and other places of ...
[Full article]
28th Apr '17
Compose for the Orgelbüchlein Project competition

The Orgelbüchlein Project and the RCO have teamed up to run an Orgelbüchlein composition competition, to be judged in a public concert.
[Full article]
27th Apr '17
Tom Bell appointed to RCO North role

The Royal College of Organists has appointed Tom Bell as its Director for the North of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
[Full article]
27th Apr '17
Blast Off! Dan Moult unleashes an explosion of organ sound

On Saturday 13th May Nottingham Cathedral will host Blast It! - an illuminating, myth-busting afternoon designed to introduce new players and interested listeners (teachers, parents, family) to the ...
[Full article]
25th Apr '17
James Dalton FRCO (1930–2017)

It is with great sadness that the College learnt recently of the death of James Dalton.
[Full article]
17th Mar '17
Cambridge public recitals during RCO Easter Course

Three outstanding recitalists will be performing in Cambridge during this year’s RCO Easter Course.
[Full article]
14th Mar '17
RCO awards Diplomas, Certificates & Medals in cathedral ceremony

The Royal College of Organists has presented Diplomas and Certificates to 31 Members of the College, and awarded the RCO Medal to two distinguished practitioners and scholars from the fields of organ ...
[Full article]
13th Mar '17
RCO Medal awarded in cathedral ceremony

The Royal College of Organists has recognised the achievements of two distinguished musicians and scholars by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
2nd Mar '17
RCO welcomes gift from The Patron's Fund

The Royal College of Organists has been awarded a £2,500 gift by The Patron’s Fund.
[Full article]
1st Feb '17
RCO Journal Vol. 10 now available

Vol. 10 of the Royal College of Organists’ annual research publication, RCO Journal, has been published.
[Full article]
19th Jan '17
AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral, London SE1, on Saturday 11th March 2017.
[Full article]
11th Jan '17
RCO announces ‘essential experience’ events for ambitious teenage organists

The Royal College of Events has announced two 2017 events designed to support teenage organists looking to pursue their organ playing through higher education.
[Full article]
24th Nov '16
RCO launches new early-level certificate for organists

The RCO has launched a new early-level certificate scheme for organists.
[Full article]
17th Nov '16
RCO launches new season with a celebration of cinema

The RCO begins its 2017 events programme in January with a celebration of all things light.
[Full article]
28th Oct '16
Martin Baker announced as RCO President Elect

Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, has been announced as the next President of the Royal College of Organists (RCO).
[Full article]
27th Oct '16
New regional structure increases RCO’s local focus

The Royal College of Organists has announced a new regional structure designed to increase local activities and engagement across the United Kingdom.
[Full article]
26th Oct '16
RCO announces Summer 2016 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its Summer 2016 examination session.
[Full article]
7th Sep '16
Freelance Opportunity: Directing RCO activities in N. England, N. Wales & The Isle of Man

The Royal College of Organists is seeking to expand its teaching and accreditation activities across the UK, so as better to serve the needs of those who play the organ and direct choirs.
[Full article]
12th Aug '16
RCO heads to Scotland for flagship autumn events

RCO Academy has announced a busy autumn programme of courses and classes, with Scotland a focus for three major events at the end of October.
[Full article]
1st Jun '16
Bishop launches new Leeds Organ School

Bishop of Leeds the Rt Rev Marcus Stock launched the new Diocese of Leeds Organ School with a service at Leeds Cathedral on 17th May 2016.
[Full article]
24th Mar '16
Prof. Peter Williams HonFRCO (1937–2016)

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Prof. Peter Williams HonFRCO, a Vice President of the College, has passed away after a short illness.
[Full article]
14th Mar '16
RCO awards Diplomas, Certificates and Medals in cathedral ceremony

The Royal College of Organists has presented Diplomas and Certificates to 53 Members of the College, and awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists to three distinguished practitioners and ...
[Full article]
26th Feb '16
RCO launches iRCO for online learning and research

The Royal College of Organists has launched iRCO, an innovative virtual campus designed to provide easy access to learning, research and general information for organists and choral directors.
[Full article]
18th Feb '16
RCO survey shines a light on the musical life of organists and choral directors

The RCO received more than 900 responses to its 2015 survey, providing a unique insight into the musical life of organists and choral directors.
[Full article]
13th Jan '16
AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 12th March 2016.
[Full article]
4th Jan '16
RCO Medals announced for three distinguished musicians

The Royal College of Organists is to recognise the achievements of three distinguished musicians and scholars by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
4th Jan '16
RCO and ISM announce partnership

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have announced a new partnership designed to increase the breadth and availability of support for organists and ...
[Full article]
14th Dec '15
Bingham, Fricker and Reger explored in RCO Journal 2015

The 2015 edition of the Royal College of Organists’ annual research publication, RCO Journal, has been published.
[Full article]
7th Dec '15
David Pipe appointed at Diocese of Leeds Organ School

David Pipe has been appointed as Director of the Diocese of Leeds Organ School and Organist of Leeds Cathedral from May 2016.
[Full article]
16th Oct '15
Organists and choral directors urged to take part in RCO survey

The Royal College of Organists is urging all organists and choral directors to make sure that their voice is heard in its 2015 survey.
[Full article]
30th Sep '15
Post of Director of Organ School and Cathedral Organist

The Diocese of Leeds in partnership with The Royal College of Organists wishes to appoint a Director of the Organ School and Cathedral Organist.
[Full article]
17th Sep '15
Sir David Willcocks FRCO(CHM), HonRCO (1919–2015)

It is with great sadness that we learnt today of the death of Sir David Willcocks at the age of 95.
[Full article]
1st Sep '15
RCO announces Summer 2015 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its Summer 2015 examinations.
[Full article]
13th Aug '15
John Scott FRCO (1956–2015)

It was with profound sadness that the College learnt today of the death of Dr John Scott FRCO.
[Full article]
24th Jul '15
RCO launches autumn events programme

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) is proud to present a huge range of courses, classes and other events in its autumn 2015 programme ...
[Full article]
26th Jun '15
Dr Philip Moore begins term as President of Royal College of Organists

Organist, composer and conductor Dr Philip Moore begins his term as President of the Royal College of Organists (RCO) on 1 July 2015.
[Full article]
16th Mar '15
RCO awards Diplomas, Certificates and Medals in cathedral ceremony

The Royal College of Organists has presented Diplomas and Certificates to 46 Members of the College, and awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists to three distinguished practitioners and ...
[Full article]
20th Feb '15
RCO celebrates 150 for 150 Recital Challenge success

The Royal College of Organists’ 150 for 150 Recital Challenge drew to a spectacular close in December, with a Grand Finale performed at Royal Festival Hall and the last of a total of 202 recitals ...
[Full article]
20th Feb '15
Winter 2015 examination results announced

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its Winter 2015 examinations.
[Full article]
14th Jan '15
RCO announces flagship summer events

The Royal College of Organists has announced details of its two flagship summer events, offering inspirational teaching, outstanding instruments and unique social experiences for any organist.
[Full article]
14th Jan '15
AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 14th March 2015.
[Full article]
7th Jan '15
2015 RCO Medal recipients announced

The Royal College of Organists is to recognise the achievements of three distinguished musicians and scholars by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
27th Nov '14
RCO confirms spring events programme

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) is proud to feature some of the world’s finest teachers and performers in its 2015 spring programme of courses, classes and other events.
[Full article]
20th Nov '14
RCO appoints two new Trustees

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new Trustees.
[Full article]
28th Oct '14
College foundation and early history explored in RCO Journal 2014

The 2014 edition of the Royal College of Organists’ annual research publication, RCO Journal, has been published.
[Full article]
26th Aug '14
RCO announces Summer 2014 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its Summer 2014 examinations.
[Full article]
25th Jul '14
RCO appoints new Chief Executive

The Royal College of Organists is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Meaden as its new Chief Executive.
[Full article]
11th Jul '14
RFH Organ Symposium - 10% booking discount for RCO Members

The South Bank Centre is offering RCO Members a 10% discount for the Organ Symposium at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 2 August.
[Full article]
26th Jun '14
Barry Lyndon MBE (1930–2014)

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Barry Lyndon, a long-standing servant of the Royal College of Organists.
[Full article]
19th Jun '14
RFH Organ Symposium set to explore new instrument 'inside and out'

The Royal College of Organists, along with the British Institute of Organ Studies, is delighted to be involved in ...
[Full article]
16th Jun '14
Anniversaries & lifelong learning in the RCO autumn programme

The Royal College of Organists has announced an autumn events programme featuring learning opportunities for organists of all ages alongside further celebration of the College’s 150th anniversary.
[Full article]
9th Apr '14
Her Majesty The Queen marks Royal College of Organists’ 150th anniversary

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh have marked the 150th anniversary of the Royal College of Organists at a special recital at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle ...
[Full article]
11th Mar '14
RCO celebrates 150 years with Conferment & Anniversary Evensong

The Royal College of Organists marked its 150th anniversary with a full day of events at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 8th March.
[Full article]
26th Feb '14
RCO announces Winter 2014 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its Winter 2014 examinations.
[Full article]
31st Jan '14
Now and then: Spring Festival courses & conference celebrate RCO 150th

The Royal College of Organists has confirmed details of a Spring Festival of courses and a special conference as part of its 150th anniversary programme.
[Full article]
27th Jan '14
RCO in London and Cambridge for flagship summer events

The Royal College of Organists has announced details of its two flagship summer events, offering inspirational teaching, outstanding instruments and unique social experiences for any organist.
[Full article]
10th Jan '14
RCO Medals announced for Simon Preston and John Rutter

The Royal College of Organists is to recognise the achievements of two of Britain's most distinguished musicians by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
3rd Jan '14
AGM and Conferment

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 8th March 2014.
[Full article]
1st Nov '13
Website maintenance: November 22nd

Would all Members and other website visitors please be aware that the College’s website at www.rco.org.uk will be unavailable for a period of up to 24 hours from 14:00 on Friday 22 November.
[Full article]
21st Oct '13
RCO launches Anniversary Circle fundraising initiative

The Royal College of Organists has launched a major new fundraising campaign to coincide with its 150th anniversary celebrations.
[Full article]
16th Sep '13
RCO announces summer 2013 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2013 summer examinations.
[Full article]
4th Sep '13
RCO launches new ‘jobs board’ for organists

A new ‘jobs board’ service for organists has been launched by the Royal College of Organists.
[Full article]
9th Aug '13
RCO announces 2013 autumn programme

The Royal College of Organists has announced an autumn programme featuring learning opportunities for organists of all ages, as well as events which focus on the music of two giants of British ...
[Full article]
7th Aug '13
Anniversary themes: RCO publishes 2013 Journal

The 2013 edition of the Royal College of Organists’ annual research publication, RCO Journal, has been published.
[Full article]
24th Jul '13
RCO to celebrate 150th anniversary in 2014

The Royal College of Organists has announced a programme of events to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2014.
[Full article]
1st Jul '13
Catherine Ennis begins term as President of Royal College of Organists

Catherine Ennis, Director of Music at the City of London church of St. Lawrence Jewry, has begun her term as President Elect of the Royal College of Organists (RCO).
[Full article]
1st Jul '13
RCO launches 150th anniversary recital challenge

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced an international recital challenge as part of its forthcoming 150th anniversary celebrations.
[Full article]
26th Jun '13
RCO appoints three new Trustees

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) is pleased to confirm the appointment of three new Trustees.
[Full article]
28th Mar '13
ABRSM organ exam resource published by RCO

The Royal College of Organists has published a major new resource for organ teachers and students involved in or considering the Associated Board of the Royal College of Music’s graded organ ...
[Full article]
10th Mar '13
College awards Diplomas, Certificates and Medals

The Royal College of Organists has presented Diplomas and Certificates to 57 Members of the College, and awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists to three distinguished practitioners and ...
[Full article]
4th Mar '13
RCO announces winter 2013 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2013 winter examinations.
[Full article]
1st Mar '13
Thomas Trotter anniversary concert supporting RCO Academy

Thomas Trotter will celebrate 30 years as organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, with a distinctive and celebratory concert on 18th April – with proceeds going to support RCO ...
[Full article]
6th Feb '13
AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 9th March 2013.
[Full article]
11th Jan '13
RCO Medal honorands confirmed for 2013 ceremony

The Royal College of Organists is to honour three distinguished practitioners and scholars from the fields of organ and choral music by awarding them its highest honour, the RCO Medal.
[Full article]
20th Dec '12
RPS Julius Isserlis Scholarship

The RPS administers and awards the Julius Isserlis ...
[Full article]
18th Dec '12
ISM Organists' Fees Survey

Make your voice heard! ...
[Full article]
30th Nov '12
Haarlem International Organ Festival - call for memorabilia

Call from Haarlem: ...
[Full article]
19th Nov '12
Sir Philip Ledger CBE, MA, MusB, LLD, DUniv, FRCO 1937-2012

We have been greatly saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and College Vice President Sir Philip Ledger.
[Full article]
17th Oct '12
RCO announces 2013 spring events season

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) is proud to feature some of Britain’s finest teachers and performers in its 2013 season of courses, classes and other events.
[Full article]
31st Aug '12
Annual Festival of New Organ Music 2012

The Annual Festival of New Organ music takes place in London on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October this year, supported by the Royal College of Organists.
[Full article]
29th Aug '12
Student Members make a sweep of the prizes in Armagh

Three RCO Student Members have won the prizes in the senior category of the 2nd Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, whilst a fourth was highly commended.
[Full article]
10th Aug '12
RCO announces summer 2012 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2012 summer examinations.
[Full article]
2nd Aug '12
RCO unveils 2012 autumn events season

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced a UK-wide autumn events programme packed full of repertoire, technique and performance.
[Full article]
24th May '12
From Kee to keyboard slurring: RCO publishes 2012 Journal

The 2012 edition of the Royal College of Organists’ annual research publication, RCO Journal, has been published.
[Full article]
30th Apr '12
John Birch MA, DMus, FRCO(CHM) 1929-2012

We were greatly saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and College Vice President John Birch.
[Full article]
2nd Apr '12
RCO adopts management of National Pipe Organ Register

The Royal College of Organists will take on the responsibility for the day-to-day management of the National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR) from 1st July.
[Full article]
10th Mar '12
RCO awards inaugural Honorary Medals

The Royal College of Organists has awarded the newly founded Medal of the Royal College of Organists to three distinguished musicians in recognition of their outstanding contributions to organ ...
[Full article]
23rd Feb '12
RCO announces winter 2012 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2012 winter examinations.
[Full article]
20th Dec '11
2012 AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 10th March 2012.
[Full article]
25th Nov '11
Strongest ever mix of classes, courses and events for 2012 Academy programme

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced a strong mix of courses, classes and other events for the first half of 2012.
[Full article]
13th Sep '11
RCO announces summer 2011 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2011 summer examinations.
[Full article]
6th Sep '11
RCO unveils 2011 autumn events season

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced an autumn events programme with a strong focus on nurturing the next generation of young musicians.
[Full article]
4th Jul '11
The Royal College of Organists wins support from The Ouseley Trust

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has been awarded £18,000 by The Ouseley Trust to support the RCO Academy education programme.
[Full article]
12th Mar '11
RCO confers awards at Southwark Cathedral

The Royal College of Organists has conferred awards on 49 members at its annual Conferment Ceremony.
[Full article]
3rd Mar '11
Summer events offer 'something for all'

The Royal College of Organists is holding two major events during summer 2011.
[Full article]
24th Feb '11
Winter 2011 examination results announced

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2011 winter examinations.
[Full article]
10th Feb '11
David Sanger - A Musical Celebration: 5th March

Following the death of David Sanger on 28th May 2010, his friends, colleagues and many admirers have arranged a musical celebration of his life at 2pm on Saturday 5th March 2011 at Great St Mary's ...
[Full article]
27th Jan '11
Mark Brafield appointed to RCO board

The Royal College of Organists has announced the appointment of Mark Brafield as a Trustee.
[Full article]
12th Jan '11
Music for Pedal Piano and Pedal Harpsichord - a rarity brought to London audiences

Thanks to the generous patronage of the Slovenian Government’s Ministry of Culture, the Royal College of Organists was able to present a highly unusual concert of music for pedal piano and ...
[Full article]
6th Jan '11
2011 AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 12th March 2011.
[Full article]
11th Nov '10
Sotheby's auction supports College Library development

An auction at Sotheby’s on December 1st is set to feature seven manuscript items from the College’s Library.
[Full article]
28th Oct '10
RCO heads around Britain for 2011 events programme

The Royal College of Organists has announced for 2011 its largest and most wide-ranging events programme ever.
[Full article]
1st Oct '10
RCO and St Giles International Organ School extend partnership

The Royal College of Organists and St Giles International Organ School have announced a new partnership for 2010.
[Full article]
10th Sep '10
Examination Regulations 2011-2012 and new repertoire lists from July 2011

The College’s examination regulations for July 2011 to January 2012 have been published on the RCO website at: [Full article]
20th Aug '10
Summer 2010 examination results announced

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2010 summer examinations.
[Full article]
6th Aug '10
James O'Donnell begins term as RCO President Elect

James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, has begun his term as President Elect of the Royal College of Organists (RCO).
[Full article]
29th Jun '10
The Organ Scholar Experience course - list of public events

The Organ Scholar Experience Course runs in Cambridge from 27 July - 1 August 2010. Up to 40 teenage organists who are preparing for or considering organ scholarships will be receiving tuition during ...
[Full article]
3rd Jun '10
David Sanger - Funeral and Memorial

David Sanger's family has informed the College that there will be a private funeral and reception for family and local people from around Embleton who knew David. David requested that there should be ...
[Full article]
1st Jun '10
David Sanger 1947-2010

It is with great sadness that the College has learned of the death of its former president David Sanger.
[Full article]
27th May '10
RCO Student Members perform in the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival

Four Student Members of the College, all of whom recently gainded their Associateship (ARCO) Diploma, will perform lunchtime recitals in the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester this August.
[Full article]
26th May '10
123sing! The biggest celebration of singing ever in the UK

An exciting new event promises to make 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October 2010 days to remember for anyone with a love of singing.
[Full article]
14th May '10
Website maintenance: 17th and 18th May

Please note that the RCO website www.rco.org.uk will be down for essential maintenance between the evening of Monday 17th May and the following morning, Tuesday 18th May.
[Full article]
4th May '10
What does it take to become a skilled organ teacher? Share your thoughts

If we need expert guidance and many hours of practice in order to become competent players, then what is required to become a skilled teacher? What help would existing and would-be organ teachers ...
[Full article]
28th Apr '10
RCO scholarship for young organist / choral conductor to attend the August 2010 Charles Wood Summer School

The College is again offering a scholarship jointly with the organisers of the Charles Wood Summer School in Armagh, Northern Ireland, which takes ...
[Full article]
15th Apr '10
Andrew Cantrill elected as College Trustee

Andrew Cantrill has been elected as a Trustee of the Royal College of Organists.
[Full article]
25th Mar '10
Event photographs

Photographs are now available from two successful College events in March - the Conferment of Diplomas at Southwark Cathedral and Sing! Messiah at the Royal Hospital Chapel in Chelsea.
[Full article]
8th Mar '10
The Royal College of Organists confers gold standard awards

The Royal College of Organists has conferred awards on 35 members at its annual Conferment Ceremony.
[Full article]
19th Feb '10
College announces winter 2010 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2010 winter examinations.
[Full article]
27th Jan '10
Trustee appointment further strengthens RCO board

The Royal College of Organists has announced the appointment of Noel Flannery as a Trustee.
[Full article]
22nd Jan '10
Young organists brave elements for Newcastle event

The magnificent organ in Newcastle’s City Hall attracted more than 30 youngsters to January's "Raise Your Game" day, arranged by the Royal College of Organists and Newcastle & District Society of ...
[Full article]
18th Dec '09
RCO and BIOS combine for Easter events

Easter 2010 will provide a unique opportunity for organists to discuss the future of the organ, organ music and playing as two major organisations hold events alongside each other in the same Oxford ...
[Full article]
1st Dec '09
RCO St Giles Summer Course for Organists 2010

The booking form for the highly popular RCO St Giles Summer Course for Organists which runs from 2 - 7 August 2010, is now available in the Downloads ...
[Full article]
26th Nov '09
College strengthens board with trustee appointment

The Royal College of Organists has announced the appointment of Gavin Barrett as a Trustee.
[Full article]
16th Oct '09
New RCO Academy transforms College education and outreach

The Royal College of Organists has announced the launch of RCO Academy, marking a major expansion of its education and outreach work.
[Full article]
18th Sep '09
Examinations - October 16th deadline for applications

Anyone interested in the College's January 2010 CertRCO, FRCO or ARCO examinations is reminded that the deadline for applications is Friday 16th October 2009.
[Full article]
20th Aug '09
RCO announces summer 2009 examination results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its 2009 summer examinations.
[Full article]
30th Jul '09
RCO St Giles event draws organists from four continents

Next week (August 3rd to 8th) sees a unique event in the organ calendar taking place across the City of London.
[Full article]
29th Jul '09
Trustee Recruitment

The Royal College of Organists is seeking to appoint two trustees to strengthen the business skills of its Trustee Council.
[Full article]
17th Jul '09
RCO unveils 2009 autumn events season

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced its autumn season of events, featuring explorations of the music of William Russell and Mendelssohn, a visit to the twin choral foundations of ...
[Full article]
24th Jun '09
Outstanding young organists play RCO recitals at Three Choirs Festival

Four young organists have been selected by the Royal College of Organists to feature in recitals at this year’s Three Choirs Festival.
[Full article]
12th Jun '09
RCO London Organ Forum

The College is delighted to have taken on the promotion of the highly respected and successful London Organ Forum, artistic directors Ann Elise Smoot and William Whitehead.
[Full article]
1st May '09
'Creating Dan' tells story of award-winning animation

A short film telling the story behind the award-winning Dan and the Magic Musician animation is now available to watch on the internet.
[Full article]
23rd Mar '09
RCO confers 2009 awards

The Royal College of Organists has conferred awards on 49 members at its annual Conferment Ceremony.
[Full article]
20th Mar '09
The Royal College of Organists announces election results

The Royal College of Organists has announced the results of its elections to Council.
[Full article]
10th Mar '09
Important information for Summer 2009 examination entries

Prospective candidates should note that, since the printing of the current edition of the Examination Regulations, the entry fees for all examinations have been reduced because of the reduction in the ...
[Full article]
6th Feb '09
AGM documents available for members

The drafts of the proposed revisions to the College's Charter and Byelaws are now available to download on the website. These will be on the agenda of the College's AGM at Southwark Cathedral on ...
[Full article]
27th Jan '09
AGM and Conferment of Diplomas

The College's AGM and Conferment of Diplomas will both take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 14 March 2009.
[Full article]
20th Jan '09
RCO Dan animation wins BBC award

Dan and the Magic Musician has won a prestigious BBC Connect and Create Award.
[Full article]
8th Jan '09
RCO unveils 2009 events programme

Some of the greatest composers, the best-loved venues and today's most influential musicians feature in the RCO's spring and summer events programme for 2009.
[Full article]
12th Dec '08
Christmas 2008

Members are asked to note that both the College and the College Library will be closed over the Christmas period from 23rd December 2008 to 4th January 2009 inclusive. The website and online services ...
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28th Nov '08
Organ-ise and RCO put new Worcester Quire organ at heart of community

Worcester Cathedral’s new four-manual 53-stop Quire organ will be the centre of attention for 250 children in March as part of a massive educational event, Organ-ise.
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27th Nov '08
Richard Hickox 1948-2008

We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of our colleague and College Vice President Richard Hickox.
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28th Oct '08
10% off Birmingham organ concert tickets for Members

Members are entitled to receive 10% off the price of tickets for evening organ concerts at Symphony Hall (SH) and Town Hall (TH), Birmingham in the current season.
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16th Oct '08
RCO announces David Sanger as new President

David Sanger has taken up the Presidency of the Royal College of Organists.
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3rd Oct '08
Early English Organ Project moves to St Paul's

The RCO Early English Organ Project organs are now resident in St Paul’s Cathedral until December 2008.  ...
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26th Sep '08
Examinations - 17th Oct application deadline approaching

Anyone interested in the College's January 2009 CertRCO, FRCO or ARCO examinations is reminded that the deadline for applications is 17 October 2008.
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21st Aug '08
Biggest ever Summer Course draws organists from across the world

The RCO St Giles Summer Course for Organists has been hailed as a major success after attracting 76 organists from all over the world for a week-long mix of masterclasses, concerts, lessons and ...
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18th Jul '08
'Magic Dan' animation launched

A unique animated film aimed at introducing young people to the pipe organ has been unveiled by the Royal College of Organists.
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11th Jul '08
Website Update

Over the past few days, we have been aware of a few short periods during which the College website, www.rco.org.uk, has been unavailable.
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9th Jul '08
Book early for 'Mulliner Book' London Organ Forum

College members are being advised to book early for this year's London Organ Forum, which is focused on the Mulliner Book and the birth of English organ music.
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9th Jul '08
RCO St Giles Summer Course set for sell-out success

This year’s RCO St Giles Summer Course for Organists is set to be the most successful ever.
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8th Jul '08
President Elect

It has been announced that Dr Stephen Cleobury, who was due to take up office as President of the College this summer, has decided to withdraw from the position, following a decision by the Trustee ...
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6th May '08
Outstanding young organists play RCO recitals at Three Choirs Festival

Five young organists have been selected by the Royal College of Organists to feature in recitals at this year’s Worcester Three Choirs Festival.
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30th Apr '08
BBC R3 choral evensong to feature Wetheringsett organ

The Wetheringsett organ, one of two early English instruments on loan to Durham Cathedral from the Royal College of Organists, will feature in this Sunday’s choral evensong broadcast on BBC Radio 3 ...
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22nd Apr '08
RCO expands nationwide events coverage

The Royal College of Organists’ has announced a number of new events for 2008, helping confirm this year’s events programme as one of the most extensive and geographically diverse in recent ...
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8th Apr '08
Birmingham hosts season of RCO choral and organ events

Musicians young and old will be gathering in Birmingham for events throughout April and May to celebrate choral and organ music.
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11th Mar '08
RCO confers ‘gold standard’ awards

The Royal College of Organists has conferred awards on 33 members at its annual Conferment Ceremony.
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11th Mar '08
College elections - results confirmed

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced at its Annual General Meeting the results of its elections to Council.
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10th Mar '08
Enjoy three celebrity organ recitals in Cambridge, 3 - 5 April

Three public organ recitals will be taking place during the College's residential course running from 3 - 5 April. Members and Non-members alike are very welcome to attend and to bring guests.
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15th Feb '08
Scholarship opportunity at Charles Wood Summer School

The Royal College of Organists is once again offering a scholarship for one student choral conductor to attend the Charles Wood Summer School in Armagh, Northn Ireland.
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14th Feb '08
Annual General Meeting & Conferment of Diplomas

The Royal College of Organists' Annual General Meeting and Conferment of Diplomas will take place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 8th March.
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11th Jan '08
RCO announces three-strand Cambridge course for all

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced its most comprehensive Cambridge residential course yet.
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13th Dec '07
New Directory of Members published

The Royal College of Organists has published its latest Directory of Members for 2006-2007.
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26th Nov '07
New CertRCO promotes a more practical vision for organists

The Royal College of Organists has announced a major revision to its Certificate (CertRCO) examination, with an increased emphasis on practical skills and the organist's role in religious worship.
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25th Oct '07
RCO announces St Giles summer course partnership

The Royal College of Organists has announced a new partnership with St Giles International Organ School to deliver and develop one of the best-established events in the annual organ calendar. Full ...
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17th Oct '07
Buxtehude commentary published for RCO members

Dr Geoffrey Webber's extensive commentary on the current editions of Buxtehude's organ music has been published online for RCO members.
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10th Oct '07
RCO confirms interim arrangements during Royal Mail strike

The RCO has announced a series of interim arrangements to handle examination applications, subscription payments and event bookings during the Royal Mail strike.
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9th Oct '07
School pupils ‘Go Organic’ with RCO

Nearly 200 schoolchildren and 30 adults from across Upminster were with the RCO at St Laurence’s Church in October to find out more about the pipe organ.
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5th Jun '07
Cathedrals, choirs and inspiration in RCO’s autumn programme

Opportunities for choral directors and young organists feature alongside a visit to one of England’s finest cathedrals in the Royal College of Organists’ autumn programme of events.
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23rd May '07
New President Elect for RCO

Dr Stephen Cleobury has been appointed President Elect of the Royal College of Organists (RCO).
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