Introducing the Church Choir Award in Association with Cathedral Music Trust

The RSCM and the Cathedral Music Trust are both deeply aware of the vital role that church choirs play in developing the UK’s rich choral music heritage through their music-making and musical training, enhancing worship, and nurturing a love of choral and organ music throughout people’s lives.

We are therefore delighted to be working in partnership with the Cathedral Music Trust to launch The Church Choir Award in 2022. We created the award to recognise and develop excellence in choral music-making by church choirs, and to give them the opportunity to innovate and enrich their music-making.

Individuals from all walks of life point to their experiences singing in their church choir as being the start of a life-long journey, developing musicianship, discipline, friendships as well as instilling a deep love of choral music.

The Church Choir Award is open to choirs which demonstrate high choral standards and an aspiration to go further but do not usually qualify for Cathedral Music Trust’s main grant programme.

Choirs are invited to apply for up to £10,000 for a specific, innovative or enriching project which will develop their work. Award holders will also receive one year’s affiliation to RSCM and one year’s free access to our new, soon-to-be released  Voice for Life Digital Progamme.

For more details on the criteria an how to apply and criteria click here.