Hymn Festival

RCCO Kingston – Hymn Festival

The Royal Canadian College of Organists Kingston Centre presents a Hymn Festival on Saturday 4 May at 2:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral. A selection of traditional and new hymns will be introduced by Eric Friesen and the Rev. Andrew Johnston, and accompanied by members of the RCCO, a massed choir, and a brass quintet. All are welcome to attend – and sing along! Reception follows. St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston. For information, including about participating in the massed choir, call 613-548-4617×23 or visit rcco-kingston.ca.


Image by Alan Wilkinson

Welcome Back!

As September comes to a close, choirs across the country are settling in to their routines and likely you’ve started planning events for the Fall season (All Saints and All Souls is only weeks away!). Here are a few updates from over the summer:


RSCM Website

The RSCM launched a new website and address in the summer. They are at www.rscm.org.uk.

The original website will remain available for a little while longer.


RSCM Director

Hugh Morris is the RSCM’s new Director who began his term on August 1. There is an article of introduction to the membership in the June issue of Church Music Quarterly.


Singing Awards

The deadline for applications is normally October 1, however, due to the delay in sending out the newsletter, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Application forms are available from the Chair and examination details are on the RSCM website (www.rscm.com) under ‘Singers’ or from a member of Executive.


RSCM Celebration Day

Salisbury Cathedral was the location of the Celebration Day on September 8, 2018. This year Sarah MacDonald, Organist and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge England was elected an Associate by RSCM Council. Sarah is originally from Canada. In addition to her duties at Selwyn, she directs the Girls’ Choir at Ely Cathedral, and has been a trustee, teacher, and examiner for the Royal College of Organists.



The International Summer School and Conference will take place in Norwich UK August 5-11, 2019. Details are available at www.rscm.org.uk



Please do let us know of any special services or events taking place in your area.

Summer Break