RSCM Celebration Day with RSCM North & East Yorkshire 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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2015 Celebration Day

StEdmundsbury

RSCM Celebration Day 2015

Saturday 3rd October 2015
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Directed by Andrew Reid, Director of the RSCM
and James Thomas, Director of Music, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

RSCM Celebration Day 2015 was held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Saturday 3rd 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 St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Choirs’ Festival, which provided the basis for a massed choir to lead the music, along with the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir. The Bishop of St Edmundsbury, Rt Revd Martin Seeley, gave the address.

Awards were made as follows:

Fellow of the RSCM
Dr Stephen Darlington (awarded in 2014, but unable to attend service)
Canon Dr Giles Bryant
Andrew Millington
Andrew Nethsingha
David Ogden
Martin Baker – unable to attend
Paul Ellis – previously presented in New Zealand

Associate of the RSCM
The Revd Helen Bent
Richard Darke
Canon Peter Gould
The Very Revd Michael Tavinor
Alistair Warwick
Dr Christopher Cockburn – unable to attend
Alan Tavener – unable to attend

Honorary Member of the RSCM
The Very Revd Simon Aiken
Robert Armstrong
Professor Colin Gibson – unable to attend

Certificate of Special Service
Christine Alder
Terence Carter
Jane McKee
Graham Look
Margaret Penfound
Eunice Woof
Philip Brunswick – unable to attend
Anne Connolly-Munt – previously presented in New Zealand
John Crothers – unable to attend
Allan Packman – previously presented in New Zealand
Frank Smith – unable to attend

Licentiate of the RSCM
Tracey Laws
Judith Reading

Advanced Diploma of the RSCM
Fiona Bain
Tonya Chirgwin
Andy Jeffery
Margaret Shaw – unable to attend

Photos of the service can be found on our Picture Gallery here.