RCO Accredited Teacher, Anne Marsden Thomas, has curated a major new series of films for everyone involved in organ teaching. A summary of the series with links to all the films can be found here.
Conductor Nicholas Cleobury looks at the differences between conducting a capella, and working with orchestras. In two films he discusses conducting skills, and how to prepare a score for performance, using Haydn’s Little Organ Mass as an example.
Tom Bell presents a video diary of his preparations for a performance of Messiaen’s Livre du Saint Sacrement.
Find church services with free choral music at the website choralevensong.org: a website that aims to promote Choral Evensong by making it easy to search for services across the British Isles using a place name or postcode.
The RCO offers a range of scholarships and awards which can provide students with financial help towards the cost of tuition, sheet music/music books, and other expenses. We can also help signpost students to other sources of funding.
For nearly one hundred years the Organists Charitable Trust (formerly the Organists’ Benevolent League) has been carrying on the work of its founder Sir Frederick Bridge helping organists or their dependants through difficult times.
This video, written and presented by Andrew Cantrill, is an introduction to the pipe organ for those less familiar with the instrument. Andrew demonstrates the sounds of the organ, how the instrument is constructed, and how it is played. You can learn more by downloading the reading list.
The Institute of British Organ Building is the professional association for those involved in making, restoring, rebuilding and maintaining pipe organs in the UK.
The National Pipe Organ Register is a unique internet-based database containing details of 31,000 organs, and includes 10,000 pictures and 260 sound recordings.
The AIOA is a specialist body of accredited, independent professionals who can provide specialist advice on musical, technical, architectural and historic questions.
The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.
The IAO was established to provide information, support, education and training for organists, choir trainers and organ enthusiasts.
BAPAM is a non-profit health care organisation providing specialist health support to performing arts professionals and students, throughout the UK.