RSCM Events

The Way of the Cross – an online choral course for Holy Week and Easter.

Rehearsals start this Saturday (13th February) – booking now open.

Please do forward this email to members of your church, friends and families today!

You, your choir members, and any adults in your church who enjoy singing, are invited to join us for The Way of the Cross – an online choral course for Holy Week and Easter.

Through a series of online sessions over the next three weeks, join Adrian Lucas (RSCM Head of Choral Studies) to rehearse choral items and hymns, so everyone is ready to record their part at home. Submissions will be edited together during March to form four short acts of worship which will be shared online during Holy Week. The liturgy has been adapted from the original sequence by Revd Canon Peter Moger, with specially designed extra material for Easter.

The course fee (£22.50 for RSCM Members / £30 for non-Members) includes a pdf music booklet, access to the online rehearsals (including recordings) and backing tracks to help you record your submissions.

RSCM AFFILIATE MEMBERS – a special offer allows five people from the same Affiliate Membership to book for the price of four. Please email if you wish to take advantage of this.

We are all missing singing together at the moment, particularly as we approach this important season of the church year; this is a great opportunity to join with others and add your voice to a unique act of worship.

A small snapshot of feedback about RSCM online courses:

"The high quality of contributions to the RSCM`s virtual education programme is to be highly commended"

“A big thank you to all the RSCM UK team whom I'm sure have put in a lot of work to keep the high standard of singing going"

"Thank you for keeping my singers singing in these strange times!”

You can book online here.

Don't miss this week's Lunchtime Lecture - Three cheers for the BBC's longest running Outside Broadcast! A history of Choral Evensong on the Radio

This Friday at 1pm (GMT) Canon Stephen Shipley talks about the history of BBC R3 Choral Evensong broadcasts as part of our series of FREE Lunchtime Lectures.

Stephen, himself a trained musician and ordained priest, produced many of them himself over a 25 year period of working as Producer and Presenter in the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department. Do join us - and if you do so live, you can put questions to Stephen via the online chat.

You can watch the lecture on our YouTube channel here or our Facebook page here.

Don't forget all of our lectures are available to watch on our YouTube channel here.

We look forward to seeing you!