March and April and beyond in 2018
Royal School of Church Music Durham Area presents what you can read on the right

Make a Joyful Noise! in 2018

Download or view details of the whole programme as a pdf HERE

1. Thursday 1st March and 18th March Exploring choral music for Passiontide to Easter  at Whickham (see also 18th March)

2. Thursday 1st March and 18th March Passiontide choral reflection - The Cross of Christ (Sun 18th March at Winlaton. See also 1st March)

3. Saturday 14th April RSCM Bronze and Silver Awards Training Day Sat 14th April at Durham

4. Saturday 28th April Make a Joyful Noise for Singers & Instrumentalists Sat 28th April at Darlington (Early-bird discount 26 Feb)

5. October 13th RSCM Durham & N&E Yorkshire Festival Service Oct 13th - see dates for book launches and rehearsals

6. November Hymns of the Great War. Event to be held in Durham on a date in November to be announced.

More events will be announced later if you want them. Tell us what you would like at your church or school.
What skills are you short of or what events would benefit from an RSCM event?

See also the events at our adjacent area North and East Yorkshire


Saturday 21st April 7.30pm
Burgess Hill Choral Society presents
Mendelssohn's  Elijah

Venue: St Andrew’s Church,
Junction Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0LG


Burgess Hill Choral Society accompanied by Burgess Hill Concert Orchestra.

Soloists from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.

Conductor - Mike Wood

Tickets: £13 (under-18s £3)
Tickets available on the door
OR from Burgess Hill Help Point
OR from Eileen Sharpe e-mail: e_sharpe1@btinternet.com  and  0752 249 3966
OR from choir members

Refreshments available in interval



Saturday 28th April 7.30pm
Mid-Wessex Singers present
Celebrations in Spring
Venue: St. Michael’s Church,
Somerton Somerset


Purcell, Saint-SaŽns, Monteverdi, Faurť, Gounod and Parry,
culminating in Handel’s ‘The King shall Rejoice’

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 under 16s
from Cobbs Wholefoods, Brunel Precinct, Somerton


Sunday 29th April 10.30am to 5.00pm
CoMA Voices invites you to
Workshop: Exploring contemporary Vocal Music

Venue: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF


“This workshop is part of the CoMA Open Score project. We will be exploring six brand new compositions for flexible vocal ensemble by postgraduate students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

“We will be working with the composers to share in the creative process of producing exciting and original choral works. The pieces will be varied in style and we will round off the day with an informal performance for the composers.”

The workshop will be led by Sarah Leonard, Musical Director of CoMA Voices. She is a leading interpreter of contemporary vocal music. Her encouraging approach has helped many people develop their singing potential and their understanding of contemporary music.

CoMA Voices is one of the ensembles of Contemporary Music for All, which promotes participation in contemporary music for musicians of all abilities.
This is the sixth year of this popular series of workshops at Trinity Laban.

Previous experience of contemporary vocal music is not necessary.

Cost: £20 (£15 concessions).

Booking: contact Mick Kahn at voices@coma.org or ‘phone 020 7249 5139

See www.coma.org for information about all CoMA activities


Sunday 13th May 13th 7pm
Richmond Opera presents
The Genius of Purcell

Venue: The Normansfield Theatre,
Langdon Down Centre, TW11 9PS


The Genius of Purcell celebrates the extraordinary life and works of Henry Purcell, from his early choral masterpieces and Royal anthems to bawdy ballads and ground-breaking 'English' operas. Richmond Opera with full baroque orchestra.

Tickets: £15 available now at 0333-1212 300 or by booking on-line