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


RSCM Voice for LifeVoice 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.

Singing awards

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


Nationally-organised courses for singers in the UK in 2016 and 2017 (further courses will be listed here soon)

Course Date Location
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.

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


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

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.