Missed The Big RSCM Music Sunday Service?
We have been working to support church choirs through the challenges the latest, unexpected, restrictions on singing from the Westminster Government.
Together with key partner organisations, Making Music, The Association of British Choral Directors and The Incorporated Society of Musicians, RSCM has been working to advocate a revision to the guidance which states that only six people can sing together; and to enable a safe return to choirs singing again.
RSCM is able to provide a really positive solution, alongside the lobbying. The participative ‘Big Music Sunday Service’ on Sunday 6 June provided comfort and support to all the millions of people who feel cut off – from singing, from worship and from each other.
Live-streamed from our YouTube channel, from the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral at 6pm on Sunday 6 June, the Big Music Sunday Service was an opportunity for singers to stand together, albeit virtually, as a large collective voice, despite the challenges and frustrations everyone is facing further to this recent Government update. Distinctly different from other online services, it allows for full participation from home.
RSCM Director, Hugh Morris explains “RSCM Music Sunday is a celebration of the special place of music in worship. With choirs so severely restricted again at present, the Big Music Sunday Service is a powerful way for singers to come together in solidarity in song, even if that has to be online. Last year, 2000 people joined us live; and we want more to do so this time in these trying circumstances”.
The Big Music Sunday Service is set to be a special event and everyone is encouraged to spread the invitation to join in as far and wide as possible. BBC Songs of Praise also featured us on their programme on Sunday 6 June, where they will be exploring the power of music in worship.
The service is still available to watch here.
To contribute to the virtual collection at this service, please DONATE via the website here or text RSCM 5 to 70480 to donate £5.00 (or any amount up to £20).