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RCSM returns to Grace Church
On May 25, 2012
by Phillip Brunswick, Organist and Choir Master
The Royal School of Church Music will sing at a special Choral Evensong at Grace Episcopal Church Sunday, July 29 at 4 p.m.
The group’s visit to Grace is part of its summer training program in St. Louis, which runs July 23-29.
RSCM America sponsors eight summer training courses throughout the United States. Each course is as unique as its setting. All courses provide the opportunity for choral training and exploring wonderful choral music in liturgical and/or concert settings. The St. Louis Course was begun in 1998 by our Organist & Choir Master, Phillip Brunswick.
This year’s course will mark 15 years of joining together of voices from diverse programs, the sharing of ideas from various professionals, and the intense growing—socially, musically, and spiritually. Over 80 choristers and musicians from Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri will be in residence for the week at Todd Hall Retreat Center in Columbia, IL and will sing services on July 29 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and here at Grace.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dale Adelmann, Director of Music at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta, as our Guest Music Director.
All participants have to be recommended and certified by their choirmaster and priest that they are a chorister of good standing in their parish. Choristers have to be entering 4th grade or above.
The RSCM supports a world-wide network of 8,500 churches, schools and individuals. The group is committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship – whatever the resources, whatever the style. Through education, training, publications, advice and encouragement, they strive to support church music today and to invest in church music for the future.
SUNDAY, JULY 29
10 a.m. Mass
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Music by Archer, Leighton and Michael Sitton
4 PM Choral Evensong
Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood
Featuring the Evening Canticles in F by Harold Friedell
Learn more about the RCSM camp in St. Louis: scmstl.org
Learn more about the Royal School of Church Music: rcsm.com