Singers

SingersFrom small rural church to thriving cathedral, whatever your age and ability, RSCM supports choral singers through training schemes, awards, choirs and courses.

 

Training

Voice for Life is a training scheme to support and promote singing in churches, schools RSCM Voice for Lifeand other groups.

It includes a range of training materials, repertoire, courses and training choirs that will enable you to encourage and develop a singing culture in your church, school or the wider community.

  • Click the Voice for Life logo for more details and to purchase VfL resources.

 

Singing awardsBronze-Silver-Gold-medals

The RSCM provides a system of awards assessed by formal examination: the Bronze (or Dean’s), Silver (or Bishop’s) and Gold awards.

  • Click the medals image to find the award syllabuses and more information.

 

Courses

Nationally-organised courses for singers in the UK in 2018:

Course Date Location
Spring Course for Young People 29-31 May 2018 Whitby
Residentiary Choir for Adults 30 July – 5 August 2018 Portsmouth
Summer Course for Young People 20-26 August 2018 Bath
MYC Summer Course 27 August -2 September 2018 Salisbury

Further details for all the courses above (and booking, where relevant) will be available soon!

The International Summer School was held in Liverpool on 8-14 August 2016, and welcomed musicians, singers, clergy and worship leaders from around the world.

RSCM volunteers organise hundreds of events and courses around the UK and overseas every year.

Bursaries

Bursaries are available for participants on some courses. Please apply by the booking deadline for each course.

 

Saturday Schools

Saturday Schools are the RSCM’s new initiative to take high quality training to small town and rural centres across the UK. Parallel sessions for choirs and choir trainers and instrumentalists and worship leaders run through the day, offering workshops led by skilled trainers, before coming together at the end of the day for an act of worship. Click here to find out more.

 

RSCM choirs

Voices and Cathedral Singers
The RSCM Voices and Cathedral Singers groups are training choirs that sing services and other events to a high musical standard in cathedrals, churches and other venues throughout the UK.

 

Millennium Youth Choir
The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir is an exciting chamber choir, founded in 2000 at the suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It offers special opportunities to young singers aged 16 to 23 to sing the widest and most exciting range of sacred music to the highest standards.

 

Residentiary Choir
Enthusiastic and competent singers are invited to audition for the RSCM Residentiary Choir, formed to sing cathedral services each summer. This choir provides an opportunity for adults of any age to participate in cathedral-style repertoire under expert direction and with the guidance of a vocal coach. 

 

  

Area choirs
Some RSCM Areas in the UK run local choirs, with singers drawn from RSCM affiliated churches. Contact your local Area committee to enquire.

 

 

Resources

Are you looking for a choral scholarship? Perhaps you are a gap year student hoping to sing with a cathedral? Please visit our External organ and choral scholarships page to find out more about a number of UK and overseas institutions offering choral scholarships.