RSCM Celebration Day 2018
Saturday 8 September 2018
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.
RSCM Celebration Day 2017
Saturday 14th October 2017
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
Bob Chilcott (unable to attend)
Associates of the RSCM
Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (unable to attend)
Sam and Sara Hargreaves
Honorary Member of the RSCM
Certificates of Special Service
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)
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.