RSCM Celebration Day

The 2013 RSCM Celebration Day service takes place next Saturday, 25 May, at 4.30pm in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh.  The cathedral choir, RSCM Scottish Voices, and RSCM Young Scottish Voices will join with massed choirs to celebrate the work of the RSCM world-wide, and awards are presented to many people from all parts of the globe for their contributions to the work of the RSCM.

The conductor of the massed choir will be Andrew Reid (Director of the RSCM), with Matthew Beetschen conducting some of the music. The organist is Donald Hunt, Assistant Organist at the Cathedral, and the service will be led by the Vice Provost, The Revd Canon John McLuckie.

Those receiving awards during the service are listed below.

Fellow of the RSCM:
Mr Lindsay Gray – formerly Director of the RSCM

Mr Gordon Appleton is also awarded Fellowship of the RSCM, but is unable to be present at this service.

Associate of the RSCM:
Mr Matthew Beetschen – Director of Music and Organist at Dunblane Cathedral, Chairman of RSCM Scotland

Reverend Malcolm Chalmers – Acting President of RSCM South Africa and Chairman of the Northern Branch

Mr Timothy Lees – Music director and organist, Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and member of the RSCM Eastern Cape Branch

Mrs Patricia Lynch LRSCM – formerly Secretary of RSCM Scotland, trainer and developer of music resources for churches with small congregations

Mr Michael McConnell – formerly Organist and Choirmaster at St Joseph’s Cathedral Dunedin, New Zealand, member of the RSCM Otago & Southland Branch committee and Special Commissioner for the RSCM

Dr June Nixon – organist, choir trainer and composer, formerly Organist and Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia

Mr David Iliff is also awarded Associateship of the RSCM, but is unable to be present at this service

Honorary Member of the RSCM:
Mr Barry Williams – legal adviser to the RSCM years, and co-author of Everything Else an Organist Should Know

RSCM Sacred Music Studies DipRSCM:
Mrs Janet Holland
Ms Wynne Simister
Mr Sam Adams
Miss Jennifer Ball
Ms Fiona Carlile

RSCM Sacred Music Studies CertRSCM:
Mr Dean Roberts

The following RSCM-affiliated churches will be represented by singers in the Celebration Day massed choir:

Bearsden, All Saints Episcopal
Bridge of Allan, St Saviour
Colvend, Southwick & Kirkbean
Dalmahoy, St Mary
Dunblane Cathedral
Edinburgh, St Columba’s Episcopal
Edinburgh, St Ninian’s Episcopal
Edinburgh, St Peter
Helensburgh, St Michael and All Angels
Largs, St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal
Newlands, Glasgow, St Margaret’s Episcopal
North Berwick, St Baldred’s Episcopal Church Choir
North Berwick, St Baldred’s Episcopal Church Chamber Choir
Oban, St John’s Cathedral
Rosyth, St Margaret’s Scottish Episcopal
Stirling, Holy Trinity Episcopal