RSCM Ireland

Royal School of Church Music in Ireland   ~   Scoil Ríoga Cheol na hEaglaise in Éirinn

Events ~ Award Winners' Service

October 2, 2010 5:00 PM

St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Dublin's historic St Patrick's Cathedral will be filled with the sound of choristers, taken from Ireland's churches and cathedrals, this Saturday, 2 October, as RSCM Voice for Life award winners are presented with their certificates.

A number of young singers have achieved success in their Bronze, Silver or Gold Voice for Life awards examinations during the past academic year. RSCM Ireland, in association with St. Patrick's Cathedral, is marking the success of these young people by inviting them to sing alongside altos, tenors and basses taken from the choirs from which they come.

"The commitment of all these people as choir members enables and enhances worship in their churches week by week, and we celebrate their ministry as choristers" says Peter Parshall, co-ordinator of RSCM Ireland.

Presenting the certificates will be the Dean of St. Patrick's, the Very Revd Robert McCarthy, and the choirs represented are St. Bartholomew's Church Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Limerick, the Palestrina Choir of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, and the hosts, St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir.

The RSCM's Voice for Life training scheme provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills, their musical and liturgical understanding and their knowledge of repertoire. The scheme comes with a range of teaching material and supporting resources and gives plenty of advice on the practicalities of running a choir. It is intended to enable choir trainers and teachers to train their choir or group more effectively, and to help singers grow as people as well as musicians. For more information about Voice for Life why not take a look at the RSCM's website

All are encouraged to support our young people by attending the service of Evensong which begins at 5.00pm.

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