Church Music

The Royal School of Church Music is an international ecumenical organisation which aims to nurture music-making in worship and in the wider community, by providing a wide range of resources.

Head Office is located at 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EB, but its activities throughout the world are promoted by a network of local Area Committees. The area is served by the Wakefield Area Committee.



The Royal School of Church Music website offers a variety of resources for church musicians, including advice about training, remuneration, events and membership.


Link to events happening in and around the Wakefield area

Organ Tuition Scheme - a scheme to provide pianists with organ tuition.


RSCM Chorister Awards

Awards Syllabus - syllabus for Dean's (Bronze) and Bishop's (Silver) awards

RSCM Chorister Awards - an easy guide to the bronze and silver awards as examined and awarded in the Wakefield area.


Calling all Boy Choristers

There are currently vacancies in Wakefield Cathedral Choir for boy choristers. Click here to find ten reasons for joining and more details.

Further information may be obtained from the Wakefield RSCM Area Secretary,
Richard Haigh
 (01924 255835), or the Area Chairman, Paul Dewhurst (01977 703296).


Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir
Join the YPC at Mulberry House, Margaret Street, Wakefield on Tuesday Evenings at 7.30pm or contact Richard Haigh - 01924 255835.

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