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Draft Roadmap for the Resumption of Singing


The RSCM and COA (Cathedral Organists’ Association) are working to advocate a safe resumption of music in worship, within the context of a gradual easing of the lockdowns across the UK. ...

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Deepest Condolences to our Royal Patron, Her Majesty the Queen


The RSCM expresses deepest condolences to our Royal Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, in response to the news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. We give thanks for all his faithful ...

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RSCM Music Sunday Anthem Competition 2021 – A chance to Get Composing


We are inviting composers to submit an anthem, setting words of a prayer written by Revd Canon Gordon Giles, to celebrate Music Sunday 2021. The winner of the competition will ...

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Would You Give the Gift of a Friendship this Christmas?


We all know the value of Friendship. This year has highlighted just how vital friendship is for so many. It is easy to gift Friendship of the RSCM to a friend, colleague or family ...

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Covid-19 Resources for Churches


Following the latest government and church guidance, the RSCM has made a number of supporting documents available for churches to use as they plan how to incorporate music into their ...

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New Guidance from the Government Regarding Singing – Updated 17 August


Below is the latest update from Government regarding singing: There should be no group singing by worshippers. Places of worship should take account of the Performing Arts guidance. ...

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An Update Note from the Bishop of Exeter, Chair of the Church of England Liturgical Commission


Hugh Morris,  RSCM’s Director, has been involved with the meetings mentioned below;  and we are pleased to be able to share this note from The Right Reverend Robert Atwell. ‘O sing ...

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Latest Government Guidance on Singing, Chanting & The Use of Musical Instruments (as of 17.07.20)


Singing, chanting and the use of musical instruments Led devotions There should be no group singing inside places of worship when worshippers are present. Outside only, small ...

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Guidance for Churches/Choirs/Singers (Updated 10 July, 8.30am BST)


This information is supplied as what is intended to be a helpful digest of the latest Government advice. Please refer to the direct web pages quoted below for the full text. Wales, ...

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Update from the Scottish Government (2 July 2020)


The Scottish Government responded to the letter to which RSCM was a signatory with a detailed reply which includes the following encouraging sections: "The Scottish Government looks ...

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