Church Music in the RSCM's Region One/Wakefield
Updated 12 August 2019
The Wakefield Area of the RSCM was absorbed into the new Region One
from January 1st 2019, and this page is no longer run under the
auspices of the RSCM Wakefield Area Committee, which no longer
exists. However, I do intend to keep the page running, but
widening it out in scope. I'm happy to advertise events
connected with church music in our area, whether RSCM or not -
please email details to me at the address at the bottom of this
2019 Choirs Festival
- was on 16th June 2019 at Wakefield Cathedral.
It included the presentation of Chorister Awards, and
a video of the whole service is available on the
Cathedral's channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pAKJysZMcA&t=3072s
Chorister Awards - If you have candidates for the next
round of RSCM Bronze (Dean's) or Silver (Bishop's)
awards, contact Tom Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wakefield Cathedral in the first instance for local
information. The awards are administered by
central RSCM and application forms are available from
the RSCM website (see below).
The Festival as usual included the presentation of
Chorister Awards to the successful candidates in the
exams which happened a few weeks earlier, and below is a
picture taken following the service.
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Chorister Award Exams
The award exams will be in May. The exact dates will be posted
here as soon as they are confirmed. A brochure with
information about our Area awards is available.
Details of the syllabus, and entry forms are available centrally
(the old RSCM website).
The RSCM now has a new website https://www.rscm.org.uk
This is a temporary page for publicising events of interest to
members of church choirs in and around the Wakefield/Huddersfield
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. Events advertised here are also open to non-RSCM
members so anyone interested is at liberty to sign up for emailed
information. In just a few cases, the nominated RSCM contacts
have not supplied the RSCM with email addresses (our email list was
compiled initially from the RSCM's old Wakefield Area contact
list). These contacts may be sent some postal information
from RSCM, but I am no longer able to send out information by post
- I can however send out emails conveniently.
Visit also the RSCM's main website, https://www.rscm.org.uk
Churches are also invited to let me know of any events they are
themselves organising to which they would like to invite others, and
I will try to include details with the publicity emails.
To publicise events on this page, please email Geoffrey Lockwood