From small rural church to thriving cathedral, whatever your age and ability, RSCM supports choral singers through training schemes, awards, choirs and courses.
Voice for Life is a training scheme to support and promote singing in churches, schools and 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.
The RSCM provides a system of awards assessed by formal examination: the Bronze (or Dean’s), Silver (or Bishop’s) and Gold awards.
|Singing Break for Adults||7 – 9 October 2016||Salisbury|
|Singing Break for Adults||14 – 16 October 2016||Ashbourne|
|Spring Course for Young People||30 May – 1 June 2017||Whitby|
|Course for Roman Catholic Young Choristers||29 July 2017||London|
|Residentiary Choir for Adults||31 July – 6 August 2017||Carlisle|
|Cathedral Courses for Boys and Girls||14 – 20 August 2017||Lincoln|
|MYC Summer Course*||14 – 20 August 2017||Lincoln|
|Summer Course for Young People||21 – 27 August 2017||Bath|
*4 vacancies for ATB voices in August by competitive audition; sopranos – waiting list for August; vacancies in all voices for October.
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.
Bursaries are available for participants on some courses. Please apply by the booking deadline for each course.
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.
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.
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.
Some RSCM Areas in the UK run local choirs, with singers drawn from RSCM affiliated churches. Contact your local Area committee to enquire.