RSCM Music Sunday – Free Digital Download For RSCM Members

For Music Sunday 2019, RSCM have commissioned a new anthem by acclaimed composer, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange.

God the Holy Trinity is a beautiful, fresh setting of the Blessing for Trinity Sunday – the date for this year’s Music Sunday celebration.

It’s an approachable piece with singable lines; the three-part texture is a deliberate reference to the Trinity. There is an optional soprano descant. The intention is for this to be an unaccompanied piece, but we have supplied a keyboard reduction to aid preparation and to discreetly support performances where necessary. We hope you will be encouraged to join in including this in your celebration of Music Sunday on 16 June 2019.

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Fall 2018 Cantabile is out!

The Fall 2018 Cantabile, our quarterly newsletter is out!

Fall 2018 Cantabile

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

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 ( 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



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

Summer Break