Welcome to the website of the

Royal School of Church Music 

Lincoln Area

         Updated 9th April 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

EVENTS FOR 2015

Training for Dean's and Bishop's Awards

with Steven Maxson

Saturday, 9th May

 

at St Peter & Paul Church, Caistor

LN7 6RB

2.00pm. – 4.00pm.

 

A workshop for potential candidates of all voices for the Dean’s and Bishop’s Awards, and for those who train them. Steven Maxson, an experienced examiner, will explain the syllabus and what the examiners are looking for. There will be a charge of £2.00 per singer to cover the costs, payable on the day.

To help with the organisation, please contact Jane Beeson by 4th  May to let us know you are coming.

 

01652 678230

jane.beeson@btopenworld.com

 

Download a Parent Consent Form

 

Songs of Praise for Village Church Choirs

with Eric Wayman

Sunday, 31st May

 

at St Peter & Paul Church, Gosberton

PE11 4EW

Rehearsal: 4.30pm. Service: 6.00pm.

This is an opportunity for members of village church choirs, robed or unrobed, as well as other singers, to join together to sing, and learn about, a varied selection of hymns.  The conductor will be Eric Wayman. There will be a charge of £2.00 per singer to cover the costs, payable on the day.

To help with the organisation, please contact the Vicarage by 25th  May to let us know you are coming.

 

01775 840694

vicar@gosberton.org

 

Download a Parent Consent Form

 

 

RSCM Singing Awards

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

 

New Syllabus (as from 2014),

Entry Form and other details can be found here

 

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.

 

AWARDS SECRETARY

Mr Nicholas Pitts  

3 Burtey Fen Lane

Pinchbeck
Spalding PE11 3SR

 

01775 766081  

burteyfen@yahoo.co.uk

         

Meet, Eat and Sing

with Rosemary Field

Tuesday, 23rd June

at St. Nicholas Church, Lincoln

7.00pm. – 9.00pm.

An opportunity for all members and friends of the RSCM in the Lincoln Area to meet and sing with the RSCM’s Deputy Director, Rosemary Field.  Supper will be included and the event will focus on new repertoire. There will be a charge of £5.00 per singer to cover the costs, payable on the day.

To help with the organisation, please contact Anne Nugent by 16th June to let us know you are coming.

01522 880860

aenugent@live.co.uk

 

Midsummer Music

with Steven Maxson

Tuesday, 7th July

at St Peter & Paul Church, Caistor

6.30pm – 9.00pm

Small choirs are invited to join together to rehearse and sing a short service of music chosen by the director. Please bring a picnic which, weather permitting, can be eaten in the picturesque surroundings of Caistor Parish Church. There will be a charge of £3.00 per singer to cover the costs, payable on the day.

To help with the organisation, please contact Jane Beeson by 30th June to let us know you are coming.

 

01652 678230

jane.beeson@btopenworld.com

 

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.

fergusblack@fastmail.fm

         

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. The music booklets will be £3.00 each. Information about the content and how to obtain the booklets will be available soon.

To help with the organisation, please contact Liz Hill by 3rd October to let us know you are coming. 

 

Tel. 01529 240839

liz.hill60@btinternet.com

 

 

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.

RSCM Members/Affiliates £8

Non RSCM £10   Students £5

 

Tickets will be available in June.

  Details to follow.

 

Lincoln Area Committee

Chair

Jane Beeson

Telephone:01652 678230

e-mail: jane.beeson@btopenworld

Secretary

Anne Nugent

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

Treasurer
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
e-mail:
bowgate7@aol.com

Publicity

Eizabeth Hill
Telephone: 01529 240839
e-mail:
liz.hill60@btinternet.com