Welcome to the website of the

Royal School of Church Music 

Lincoln Area

         Updated 17th July 2015


The RSCM is an educational charity dedicated to raising standards and promoting music in every style of Christian worship and every denomination. Since 1927 it has grown into an organisation of over 11,000 members and affiliates worldwide, who are offered unique support and guidance through local and national events and publications. We promote a programme of educational events for organists, choir trainers and singers of all abilities and experience, the highlight of which is the annual Area Festival. Our Dean's and Bishop's Chorister Awards operate alongside the RSCM's Voice for Life scheme and are open to singers of all ages. For information about the RSCM's international work please visit www.rscm.com

Area Festival books and tickets for the Bob Chilcott Workshop are now available. See below for details.



Lincoln Area Festival

with Aric Prentice

Sunday, 11th October

at St. Botolph's Church, Boston

2.00pm. – 6.30pm.

This year’s festival is being held in the magnificent setting of St. Botolph’s Church, Boston, ‘The Stump’. Successful candidates in this year’s awards will be presented with their medals and certificates.



Introit: O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace - Christopher Tye 

Plainsong Preces 

Office Hymn: Love is the touch of intangible joy 

Psalm 149 (Chant by Stanford)

Magnificat in D minor - Thomas Attwood Walmisley

Nunc dimittis in D minor - Thomas Attwood Walmisley

Plainsong Responses

Hymn: Fill thou my life 

Anthem: Father of Light - Elizabeth Hill 

Hymn: O praise ye the Lord!



               2.30 Rehearsal

               3.45 Tea Break

               4.15 Rehearsal

               5.00 Robing

               5.30 Service


The music booklets are £3.00 each

and are available from

Liz Hill:

Tel. 01529 240839


To help with the organisation, please contact Liz Hill again  by 3rd October to confirm how many will be attending.






Come and Sing Workshop

with John Wardle

Saturday 5th September

at All Saints Church, Stamford

Workshop 2.00pm.- 5.00pm.

Eucharist at 5.30pm. - 6.20pm.

John will present movements from recent RSCM anthems, and communion settings that include SATB and congregational parts. Malcolm Archer’s The Lincoln Setting, and Peter Nardone’s Mass of St Cedd, will be featured. Join the choir of All Saints for the day, and 'Come and Sing'. Admission will be free.

To help with the organisation, please contact Fergus Black by 29th August to let us know you are coming.



Choral Workshop

with Bob Chilcott

Saturday, 7th November

at Lincoln Minster School

10.00am. – 4.00pm.

A singing day with one of the UK's most popular choral conductors and composers, described by The Observer as "a contemporary hero of British Choral Music". No preparation is necessary and music will be provided on the day.

Tickets are now available from Liz Hill.


(Cheques payable to RSCM Lincoln Area)

60 West Road,




Tel. 01529 240839



RSCM Members/Affiliates £8

Non RSCM £10   Students £5





RSCM Singing Awards

Dean's (Bronze) and Bishop's (Silver)


Syllabus (as from 2014),

Entry Form and other details can be found here


Dean's Award £40

Bishops's Award £46

(Cheques payable to RSCM Lincoln Area)


The  awards are examined three times a year.

The deadline dates for entries are:

31st March

31st July

30th November

The examinations will be held 5 to 9 weeks after the deadline date for entries.



Mr Nicholas Pitts  

3 Burtey Fen Lane

Spalding PE11 3SR


01775 766081  



Lincoln Area Committee


Jane Beeson

Telephone:01652 678230

e-mail: jane.beeson@btopenworld.com


Anne Nugent

Telephone: 01522 880860
e-mail: aenugent@live.co.uk

Frank Cooper
Telephone: 01205 750204

email: yorkhouse.flyer@btinternet.com


Tim Williams

Telephone: 07764 536483

e-mail: music@stwulframs.com


Awards Secretary

Mr Nicholas Pitts

Tel:  01775 766081  

e-mail: burteyfen@yahoo.co.uk

Membership Officer

Martyn Pidgen

Telephone:01472 840210

e-mail:  martinpidgen@greenbee.net

Education and Training Officer
Eric Wayman
Telephone: 01775 840906


Eizabeth Hill
Telephone: 01529 240839