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 2018 (further courses will be listed here soon)

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 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.