RCO Classes

RCO Classes

Current RCO classes are listed below. All players are welcome, regardless of age or aspiration: you don’t have to be a member of the RCO, or be having lessons with an RCO accredited teacher, to attend one of these classes.

Most sessions are limited to 6 active participants to maximise hands-on tuition; when a class is full we may sometimes take observers, hold a waiting list or run a second event (either the same day or at a later date), depending on circumstances. Observers pay a greatly reduced fee: click on the Book Online button for the relevant class to see what this is.

Scheduled classes can be booked online by following the Book Online links beneath each event. Anyone not wanting to book online should telephone our Bookings Department on 05603 488231.

If you have a question about these classes, please e-mail the College at courses@rco.org.uk

Please note times (the 24-hour clock is used).

Saturday 23rd October 2021 (10:00 – 12:00)

Perfomance Class - Farewell Leeds Town Hall!

Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD
Tom Bell

A popular class returns - at last!

This inspiring combination of venue, organ and tutor is suitable for students of Grade 6 level and above. RCO tutor Darius Battiwalla will offer feedback on your playing, and enable you both to get the best out of your performance and to gain experience in controlling a concert organ in a large space.

This will be the last opportunity to play the organ in Leeds Town Hall for some years, as both the hall and organ are to be refurbished.


Covid safety arrangements
Click here to download information about the procedures we have in place to make the event as Covid-secure as possible.

 

Fee: £49 (RCO Members); £55 (non-members). Observer places £21/£23.

Book online

Saturday 30th October 2021 (10:00 – 13:00)

Easing Back into Service Playing

St Cuthbert's Church, Thetford IP24 2AN

The second of three linked classes in Norfolk this autumn taught by RCO Regional Consultant Julian Haggett gives you the opportunity to ease back into service playing following the disruption caused by the pandemic with a study morning focusing on hymn playing, registration and simple steps in liturgical improvisation. There will also be opportunity to receive tips to brush up your voluntary playing. There are places for just six players so you are advised to book without delay!

What to prepare
One or more hymns of your choice, plus if you wish, either or both of the following:
A psalm or canticle (to Anglican chant or any other form of chanting)
Pre- and/or post-service voluntaries

Click here for details about the venue.
Click here for details about the organ.

Choose to attend just this class or either or both of the other two:
25 September 10:00-17:00, Hllington and Wolferton: The Perfect (Re-)Starter Kit. Click here for details.
20 November 10:00-13:00, Diss: Project Your Playing. Click here for details.

Covid safety arrangements
Click here to download information about the procedures we have in place to make the event as Covid-secure as possible.

 

Fee: RCO Members £46; Non-members £55

Book online

Saturday 20th November 2021 (10:00 – 13:00)

Project Your Playing!

St Mary's Church, Diss IP22 4QQ

The last of three linked classes in Norfolk this autumn taught by RCO Regional Consultant Julian Haggett will give you the tools to project your playing.

Looking for that gold standard in your playing? This study morning will offer advice and ideas on how to project your playing and communicate with your audience. From practice techniques through to dealing with performance anxiety. There are places for just six players, with observer places now available.

What to prepare
Any organ music which you can play confidently

Choose to attend just this class or either or both of the other two:
25 September 10:00–13:00, Hllington and Wolferton: The Perfect (Re)-Starter Kit. Click here for details.
30 October 10:00–13:00, St Cuthbert's Church, Thetford: Easing Back into Service Playing. Click here for details.

Covid safety arrangements
Click here to download information about the procedures we have in place to make the event as Covid-secure as possible.

 

Fee: RCO Members £46; Non-members £55

Book online

All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT @ 20%