RSCM Voice for Life Awards

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There are five levels in the Voice for Life scheme, for singers of any age from beginners through to advanced singers, starting with a preparatory level for new, inexperienced singers.

  • White (preparatory level)
  • Light Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Red
  • Yellow

WHITE LEVEL

The preparatory White Level for new singers (ie, probationers/trainee choir members) introduces and assesses very basic choral skills and understanding. On completion of this preparatory level, the singer is admitted as a full member of the choir. It is also custom to award a surplice at this stage.

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE, RED AND YELLOW LEVELS

Once the singer has become a full member of the choir, they move on to the four main levels of Voice for Life: Light Blue, Dark Blue, Red and Yellow. At each level of Voice for Life there are graded targets which are assessed informally by the choir trainer or teacher. Once a singer has completed the necessary training for that level, reached the targets and finished their workbook they can be awarded their RSCM Voice for Life medal and the appropriately coloured ribbon.

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For all five levels, as well as for the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, candidates are tested on singing skills, general musicianship and a growing knowledge of the context in which they sing, including liturgy, the church year, and musical history.

BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD AWARDS

In order to support the choir trainer and affirm the levels achieved within the choir while working on the Voice for Life training scheme, the RSCM provides a parallel system of awards designed to be assessed through a formal external examination: these are called the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Successful candidates are entitled to wear a prestigious medal cast in the appropriately coloured metal (bronze, silver or gold) and these are worn on distinctive ribbons. Bronze awards are worn with a Green ribbon, Silver awards with a Purple ribbon and the Gold award with a Dark Red ribbon.

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Sunday 15 February 2015

The church is open at service times.

Sunday 15 February 2015 – Epiphany 6
Farewell to the Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu
0830 Said Eucharist (1970)
Presiding: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu

1030 Sung Eucharist
Presiding: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu
Preaching: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

1830 Choral Evensong
Presiding: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu

Provisional Music List

Daily Prayer takes place from Monday to Saturday at 0930 in church. A said midweek Eucharist takes place every Thursday at 1100.

Sunday 8 February 2015

The church is open at service times.

Sunday 8 February 2015 – Epiphany 5
0830 Said Eucharist (1970)
Presiding: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

1030 Sung Eucharist
Presiding: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
Preaching: The Rev Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen

1830 Choral Evensong
Presiding: The Rev Cedric Blakey

Provisional Music List

Daily Prayer takes place from Monday to Saturday at 0930 in church. A said midweek Eucharist takes place every Thursday at 1100.

Sunday 11 January 2015

The church is open at service times.

Tuesday 6 January 2015 – The Epiphany
1930 Choral Eucharist
Setting: St Mary’s Cathedral Centenary Eucharist – David Bednall

Sunday 11 January 2015 – The Baptism of the Lord
0830 Said Eucharist (1970)
Presiding: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu

1030 Sung Eucharist with Baptism
Presiding: The Rev Prof John Riches

1830 Choral Evensong
Presiding: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Provisional Music List

Daily Prayer takes place from Monday to Saturday at 0930 in church. A said midweek Eucharist takes place every Thursday at 1100.

Sunday 7 December 2014

The church is open at service times.

Monday 1 December 2014 – Andrew, Apostle and Patron of Scotland
0930 Eucharist

Sunday 7 December 2014 – Advent 2
0830 Said Eucharist (1970)
Presiding: The Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan

1030 Sung Eucharist
Presiding: The Rev Cedric Blakey
Preaching: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu

1830 Choral Evensong
Presiding: The Rev Cedric Blakey

Provisional Music List

Daily Prayer takes place from Monday to Saturday at 0930 in church. A said midweek Eucharist takes place every Thursday at 1100.

Sunday 9 November 2014

The church is open at service times.

Sunday 9 November 2014 – Pentecost 22
0830 Said Eucharist (1970)
Presiding: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

1030 Sung Eucharist
Presiding: The Rev Canon Prof John Riches
Preaching: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu

1830 Choral Evensong
Presiding: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Provisional Music List

Daily Prayer takes place from Monday to Saturday at 0930 in church. A said midweek Eucharist takes place every Thursday at 1100.

Sunday 2 November 2014

The church is open at service times.

Sunday 2 November 2014 – All Saints / All Souls
0830 Said Eucharist (1970)
Presiding: Rev Caroline McKillop

1030 Sung Eucharist for All Saints
Presiding: The Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu
Preaching: The Rev Cedric Blakey

1830 Choral Requiem for All Souls
Setting: Duruflé
Presiding: The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Provisional Music List

Daily Prayer takes place from Monday to Saturday at 0930 in church. A said midweek Eucharist takes place every Thursday at 1100.