As part of its annual programme, Ripon Cathedral
will be holding a celebration of new church music in May 2018.
The pattern of regular services will include a
full diet of liturgical music written by established
contemporary composers, and will also encourage new compositions
to be submitted to stimulate new church music locally and from a
wider area. The Cathedral invites composers to submit new choral
or instrumental work in both junior and senior categories, and
will feature successful entries in services and recitals.
Further details may be obtained from
This is a temporary page for publicising events of interest to
members of church choirs in the Wakefield Area. It is
anticipated that this will be soon incorporated into a website for a
wider area. All RSCM affiliated churches have two contact
names (in some cases the same person, which rather defeats the
purpose of dissemination information as widely as possible), but it
may be that other choir members might like to receive information
directly. Also, events organised by the RSCM committee are
also open to non-RSCM members (although there may well be a higher
cost involved), so we are happy to allow anyone to sign up for
emailed information. In just a few cases, the nominated
contacts have not supplied the RSCM with email addresses.
These contacts are sent postal information, but it is not possible
always to advertise everything that comes to the attention of the
RSCM Committee by post - we can however send out emails
RSCM member churches are also invited to let the secretary know of
any events they are themselves organising to which they would like
to invite others, and we will try to include details with the
If you would like to subscribe to RSCM Wakefield emails,
please click on
this link and enter your details as requested.
In the CHURCH field, please enter your church name (whether
affiliated to RSCM or not), in the format place-dedication (e.g.
Holmfirth Holy Trinity, or Honley St. Mary, or Holmfirth
Methodist). If you are not associated with a church, but sing
in a secular choir, please enter the choir's name in the CHURCH
field (e.g. Holmfirth Choral Society). If neither of these
applies, please enter in the CHURCH field the word INDIVIDUAL.
We currently have almost 100 subscribers to our newsletter
emails, and the events we have promoted in recent months have been
successful. However, our committee really does need a few
more helpers. If you are willing to give up just a little
time - only around 4 meetings each year, plus taking part in some
of the events, do please get in touch.
Ruth Carter is now the secretary of the Area Committee. She
can be contacted by email at email@example.com
The RSCM Sheffield Area - which borders our RSCM area, and offers
events sometimes closer than those in our own area - has sent me a
copy of their newsletter number 1. I've made this available if
you would like to download a copy (pdf file, approx 800kbytes long)
SheffieldAreaNewsletter 1.pdf OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST TO
To publicise events on this page, please email Geoffrey Lockwood