Area officers

Chair: Mick Perrier
Secretary: Alison Vining
Awards Administrator: Alison Vining
Regional Coordinator: Simon Russell

Contact us

Contact: Alison Vining
Phone: 07971 265702

RSCM singing awards



What's happening in your Area?

Festival Choral Evensong with Orchestra

Sunday 28th January 2018 (13:00 – 16:30)

St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

Cost: £3, £2 under 18s

Contact: Simon Palmer
07932 791717

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.

Plainsong Choral Evensong

Monday 12th February 2018 (19:00 – 21:00)

St Hilda, Warley Wood

Cost: £5 including refreshments

Contact: Mick Perrier
07967 595881

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.

A Young Person’s Guide to the Organ

Saturday 24th March 2018 (14:00 – 17:00)

St Mary’s Church, Moseley

Cost: £5

Contact: Mick Perrier
07967 595881

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.


Workshop for Church Instrumentalists

Saturday 21st April 2018 (10:00 – 13:00)

St. John’s Hall, Knowle Parish Church,

Cost: £5

Contact: Stewart Wallace
01564 779123

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.

Psalms Workshop

Saturday 30th June 2018 (14:00 – 17:00)

St. Mary & St. Bartholomew, Hampton in Arden

Cost: £5

Contact: Alison Vining
07971 265702

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.

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