Cathedrals, choirs and inspiration in RCO’s autumn programme

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.

A Get Ahead! Inspiration Day for Young Organists, organised in conjuction with Oundle for Organists, will be held on 17th November. Based at St Giles Cripplegate Church in the Barbican, and using a range of other nearby instruments, the day is intended for players of all standards aged from nine to 19 years.

The teaching will be led by Anne Marsden Thomas, Director of St Giles International Organ School, and members of the school’s tutorial team.

The Choral Directing Study Morning at St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, on 22nd September has been organised as an ideal opportunity for candidates for the College’s Choral Directing Diploma examinations, as well as those with a general interest in choral directing.

Tuition on the practical aspects of the examination will be led by the College’s Chief Examiner Patrick Russill, Head of Choral Conducting and the Royal Academy of Music.

The final event is the latest in the RCO’s new Discovery series, and sees College President Peter Wright very much on home territory at Southwark Cathedral, where he is Director of Music and Organist.

Designed to appeal to a wide range of music enthusiasts, the event on 20th November is an exclusive tour of the Cathedral. The programme includes a chance to enjoy choir practice and choral evensong, and offers a unique insight into this fascinating building, its history and music, and the area in which it stands.

For information on any of these RCO events, please visit, email, or telephone 05600 767237.

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