RSCM Celebration Day, Salisbury Cathedral

2018 Celebration Day


RSCM Celebration Day 2018

Saturday 8 September 2018

Salisbury Cathedral


We are delighted to announce that this year’s Celebration Day will take place in our home city, Salisbury. The service, which will include the presentation of our honorary awards (to be announced in the March issue of CMQ), will be sung by the Cathedral choir.

This will follow on from the residence of the Millennium Youth Choir from the 27 August to 2 September 2018.



More information to follow very soon.




2017 Celebration Day

RSCM Celebration Day 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017
Canterbury Cathedral


RSCM Celebration Day 2017 was held at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 14 October. As well as a massed choir of about 200 singers we were joined by the lay clerks and girl choristers of the cathedral, many of our honorary award recipients, members of Council and an array of other invited guests.

The honorary awards this year included the new award of Companions of the RSCM made to Dr Terry Bramall and Mrs Liz Bramall in recognition of their huge, ongoing commitment to the work of the charity.

Notable features of the service, which combined with the RSCM Canterbury Area Festival, included the cathedral choristers’ rendition of Francis Jackson’s Magnificat in G in the month of his hundredth birthday, and a magnificent organ voluntary played by Andrew Reid on his last day in post as Director of the RSCM.

Awards were made as follows:

Companions of the RSCM

Dr Terence Bramall CBE

Mrs Elizabeth Bramall


Fellows of the RSCM

Garmon Ashby

Bob Chilcott (unable to attend)

Katherine Dienes-Williams

Cecilia McDowall

Patrick Russill

Jeremy Summerly


Associates of the RSCM

Richard Bendelow

Scott Farrell

Frederic Goodwin

Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (unable to attend)

Sam and Sara Hargreaves

Peter Litman

William Lupton

Anita Morrison

Blánaid Murphy

Edward Scott

Andrew Walker

David Wells

Andrew Wright


Honorary Member of the RSCM

Sunday Olawuwo


Certificates of Special Service

Philip Crookall

Julian Elloway (Unable to attend)

Michael Freeland (unable to attend)

Emma Gibbins (unable to attend)

Rhonda Gibbison (unable to attend)

Janet Low (Unable to attend)

David Rothwell

John Smalley (unable to attend)

Ralph Waters (unable to attend)

Tim Williams (unable to attend)


Watch out for details of next year’s Celebration Day which will be posted here once finalised.