Chair: Mick Perrier
Secretary: Alison Vining
Awards Administrator: Alison Vining
Regional Coordinator: Simon Russell
Contact: Alison Vining
Phone: 07971 265702
RSCM singing awards
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Sunday 28th January 2018 (13:00 – 16:30)
St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham
Cost: £3, £2 under 18s
Come along and sing choral evensong accompanied by a full orchestra in Birmingham Cathedral. The Concert Orchestra of King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools will accompany the choir in a selection of exciting and varied music. Any under 18s attending must be accompanied at all times by a parent/choir or church leader.
Monday 12th February 2018 (19:00 – 21:00)
St Hilda, Warley Wood
Cost: £5 including refreshments
Beautiful, evocative, easy-to-do, tried-and-tested … is that the ticket? Then come and learn how to sing plainsong from the square note notation and enjoy the subtle beauty of this timeless chant of the western church. Copies of the RSCM Guide to Plainchant will be used for this event and available to purchase if required. The evening will end with a short act of worship looking towards Lent and Holy Week, using the music we have learnt. This is a joint event with the RSCM Birmingham and Worcestershire Areas, Birmingham Organists’ Association and Worcestershire Organists’ Association. Any under 18s attending must be accompanied at all times by a parent/choir or church leader.
Saturday 24th March 2018 (14:00 – 17:00)
St Mary’s Church, Moseley
Discover the history, mechanics and music of the “King of Instruments”. What makes organs (and organists!) tick? Birmingham Area Event in conjunction with the Birmingham Organists’ Association.
Saturday 21st April 2018 (10:00 – 13:00)
St. John’s Hall, Knowle Parish Church,
A practical workshop to help improve your skills playing in a music group or worship band for instrumentalists of all levels and experience. Topics will include improvising, transposing, interpreting chord symbols, and using technology. A great opportunity to network and to share best practice with other church musicians.
Saturday 30th June 2018 (14:00 – 17:00)
St. Mary & St. Bartholomew, Hampton in Arden
Explore a variety of ways to present the psalms in worship, in varied styles and instrumentation, using resources from the RSCM and further afield. Taizé, Psalm Songs, Plainsong, and Anglican Chant among others. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Material will be used in the Annual Festival and Awards Service.