RSCM Celebration Day with RSCM Canterbury Area Festival

2016 Celebration Day


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Saturday 1st October 2016
York Minster
Directed by Andrew Reid, Director of the RSCM and
Robert Sharpe, Director of Music, York Minster

RSCM Celebration Day 2016 was held at York Minster on Saturday 1st October.  This annual service celebrates the work of the RSCM, and is also the occasion on which we recognise those who have contributed to our work and to church music by making presentations of honorary awards.

This year, the event combined with the RSCM North & East Yorkshire Area Festival which provided the basis for a massed choir to lead the music, along with the York Minster Choir. The Bishop of Whitby, Rt Revd Paul Ferguson, gave the address.

Awards were made as follows:

Fellow of the RSCM
Andrew Carwood
Dr John Henderson
Graeme Morton
Dr Ralph Morton (award was received by Ralph’s widow, Cheryl)
Monsignor Robert Tyrala
Matt Redman (unable to attend)
Mark Venning

Associate of the RSCM
Ian Curror
Raymond Fu
Carl Jackson
Daniel Moult
Frances Novillo (unable to attend)
Simon Pearce
John Rowlands-Pritchard
Ben Saunders
Alan Tavener (awarded in 2015 but unable to attend service)
Don Whelan

Honorary Member of the RSCM
Dr Hugh Benham
Andrew Moodie
Jonathan Rennert
Dr Robert Tait (received award in New Zealand)

Certificate of Special Service
Br Vincent Bache (unable to attend)
Cynthia Hall
Helen Price (unable to attend)
Peter Price
Alan Reed (unable to attend)
Brian Reid
Heather Robinson
Penny Ryan
Kathleen Waddell

Licentiate of the RSCM
Joanne Austin
Fiona Bain
Tonya Chirgwin

Advanced Diploma of the RSCM
Thomas Heakin


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2017 Celebration Day

RSCM Celebration Day 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017
Canterbury Cathedral

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Celebration day will combine with the Canterbury Area Festival at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 14th October.

The service will include the presentation of our Honorary Awards for 2017. Seventy years after the death of our founder, Sir Sydney Nicholson, we will also give thanks for his vision and the dedication of all those who offer music in Christian worship.

More details to follow.