Area officers

Chair: Simon Russell
Secretary: Karen Salisbury
Awards Administrator: Elisabeth Newton
Regional Coordinator: Simon Russell

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Contact: Karen Salisbury
Phone: 0161 283 8309

RSCM singing awards


Diocesan Festival Service – Chester Cathedral – Saturday September 30th, 2017 directed by Philip Rushforth. The organist will be Rachel Mahon.

Area rehearsals will be Thursday 14th September (7.30 – 9.15) at St. Mary’s, Nantwich (CW5 5RQ), Wednesday 20th September (7.30 – 9.15) at St. Peter’s Heswall (CH60 0DZ) and at St. Anne’s Sale (M33 3GD) on Thursday 28th September (7.30-9.15). The cost is £1 per attendee. Books will be available for sale at all Area Rehearsals, if necessary.


On the 30th, please assemble by 1.30 for a rehearsal 2-4 pm followed by the service at 5.30. The refectory will be open for refreshments until 4.30 pm but it is not possible to eat any pre-packed food you have brought with you in here. The cloisters can be used for this purpose. RSCM Awards will be presented during the service after the anthem and presented by the Dean of Chester and the Bishop of Stockport as appropriate.

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on the day. Both robed and non-robed choirs are welcome.

The music will be (from ‘Reform and Renewal’ – the RSCM 2017 Festival Service Book):-

Opening Hymn: A mighty fortress is our God

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm 122 – Anglican chant George Elvey in D

Office Hymn: Lord of the church, we pray for our renewing (Londonderry Air)

Mag and Nunc: Sarum Service in F – Malcolm Archer

Anthem: Though I speak with the tongues of men – Edward Bairstow

Hymn: Church of God, elect and glorious (Lux Eoi)

Copies of the book (priced £5 plus a contribution to postage or delivery) are available from Simon Russell ( or Karen Salisbury whose contact details are above or from Peter Connor (

Conductors notes are available here:—>Director’s notes for RSCM Festival September 2017


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Come and Sing – Olivet to Calvary

Saturday 10th March 2018 (14:00 – 18:30)

St Mary, Nantwich, Church Lane

Cost: £4

Contact: Simon Russell
07909 886997

An opportunity to sing this Passiontide favourite following on from the success of the Crucifixion last year. Cost includes refreshments and copies if you cannot bring your own. Please note under 18s must provide a signed consent form.