RCO survey shines a light on the musical life of organists and choral directors

The RCO received more than 900 responses to its 2015 survey, providing a unique insight into the musical life of organists and choral directors. The importance of the organ and choral music in religious worship was strongly emphasised throughout the responses. When asked to respond to a series of statements about the role of organ music and organists in contemporary society, the strongest agreement was for “organ music has an important role to play in today’s religious worship”. Three out of every four respondents reported playing as part of a church service at least once a month, with more than…

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