Order Your Music!

Its time to order your music for the 2014 RSCM Carolina Course!

You may order a music packet from Lois Fyfe Music by emailing sales@loisfyfemusic.com or calling (615) 386-3542.  Please specify that you need the music for the RSCM Carolina Course (which is the one in Raleigh, not the one in Charlotte).  Each packet will cost $22.30 plus shipping.

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2014 Course Director: Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer is Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College, where he trains and conducts the Quiristers and Chapel Choir and teaches organ in the College. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in cathedral music, which has taken him to posts at Norwich, Bristol, Wells Cathedrals and then Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. During his time there he directed the choir for several State services, including the Tsunami Memorial Service, the London Bombings Service and the 80th Birthday Service for HM The Queen, for which he was invited by Buckingham Palace to compose a special anthem, performed live on BBC1. His many broadcasts and recordings from Wells and St. Paul’s have received critical acclaim, and his CD of Christmas music from St. Paul’s was voted Editor’s number one choice in The Daily Telegraph.

Malcolm is much in demand as a choir trainer and choral and orchestral conductor, and he has directed concerts, workshops and courses in various parts of the globe, as well as working with several leading orchestras. He is also the Musical Director of the Jean Langlais Festival in France. As an organ recitalist he has played in nine European countries, the USA and Canada, and his CDs include repertoire as diverse as J.S. Bach and Olivier Messiaen, as well as his own music.

As a composer, Malcolm receives regular commissions from both sides of the Atlantic, and he has many published works. Recently he has composed works for the Southern Cathedrals Festival, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Festival of the Sons of the Clergy and an anthem for the enthronement service of the Bishop of Winchester. He has also jointly edited two books for Oxford University Press: Advent for Choirs and Epiphany to All Saints for Choirs.

He has been an adjudicator for the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the year competition, and for four years was a judge for the BBC Songs of Praise School Choirs competition, including chairing the judging panel for two of those competitions. He is also a frequent contributor to that programme as both interviewee and musical arranger. He has recently been a judge for the British Composer Awards.

Malcolm has served as council member of the Royal College of Organists, and he is a member of the council of the Guild of Church Musicians, from whom he was recently awarded the Fellowship for his services to church music over many years. In 2009, he was awarded the FRSCM (Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music) for his work in three cathedrals, and as a composer of church music.

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2014 At Capacity for Girl Participants

We can’t wait for this summer and, obviously, you can’t either!  We are now at capacity for girl participants.  However, space remains available for adults.  Send your registration in today!

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2014 Forms Available Now!

The registration materials for the 2014 RSCM Carolina course are now available on the registration page.  Get your registration in today to reserve your spot!

We are limited to the first 35 girls, so the first ones to get their deposit money will be in the course! The girls, proctors and some staff will be housed at Saint Mary’s School. The remaining adults will be housed at the Doubletree Inn on Hillsborough Street right down the road from the school.

Please feel free to email the registrar or course manager with any questions that you may have concerning the course. Contact information is on the contact page.

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2014 Forms Coming Soon!

Happy New Year to one and all!

Very soon we should have the registration materials on the website for the 2014 course. Please check back here for the latest information.

We are limited to the first 35 girls, so the first ones to get their deposit money will be in the course! The girls, proctors and some staff will be housed at Saint Mary’s School. The remaining adults will be housed at the Doubletree Inn on Hillsborough Street right down the road from the school. We are lucky that Saint Mary’s decided to not renovate all the dorms this summer!

Please feel free to email the registrar or course manager with any questions that you may have concerning the course. Contact information is on the contact page.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing and talking with many of you soon!

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2014 Carolina Course Information

The girls and adults of the Carolina Course, in residence on the historic campus of Saint Mary’s School, will be immersed in magnificent choral music and great fun as they prepare for closing services in beautiful sacred spaces. Under the inspired direction of conductor, composer, and organist Malcolm Archer, currently Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College, England, the Carolina Course choir will experience the thrill of choral music making at its best. Space will be a bit limited this year, so singers are encouraged to register early. Organists age 18-25 are invited to apply for the Organ Scholar position by contacting the Course Manager.

  • Participants: 35 girls, age 10-18; 20 adults; 1 organ scholar
  • Dates: July 7-13, 2014
  • Music Director: Malcolm Archer
  • Organist: Edie Johnson
  • Residential Venues: Saint Mary’s School, Raleigh, N.C.; adults at the Doubletree Hotel
  • Services Venues: Christ Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh
  • Course Fees: $585 for registrations received by April 1, 2014; $610 for registrations received after April 1, 2014; $400 for commuting adults. RSCM members receive a $25 discount
  • Contact: Marilyn Neely, Registrar: (910) 690-9236 or registrar@carolinarscm.org; Kevin Kerstetter, Course Manager: manager@carolinarscm.org
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2013 RSCM Carolina Course Picture

2013 RSCM Carolina Course

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2013 CD Order Forms Available

We are now taking orders for the 2013 CD recording!  The recording includes Eucharist at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Evensong at Duke Chapel on July 14th.  Please download the PDF Order Form and send that in with your check before September 15, 2013.

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Can’t Wait to Hear the 2013 CDs!!

We’ve been getting lots of questions about the CD recordings for the 2013 closing services. We are excited about getting the first edits of the recording too!

Once we have the CD ordering information we will send out an email to all participants and staff. You will be the first to know!

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See You in 2014!!

Thanks to all participants, parents, staff members, musicians, and all who supported and made the 2013 RSCM Carolina Course a truly wonderful success!  Our documentary film project is off to a fantastic start and the whole community of Raleigh is a buzz with the music offered at the closing services Sunday.

Please take a moment to fill out the course evaluation.  You can find the password in your 2013 course binder on page 13.

Do you have pictures you would like to share on our Facebook Page?  Send us a message on Facebook or via email: webmaster@carolinarscm.org

Make your plans now for 2014!  The course dates are July 7 through 13, 2014.  Joining us for our 19th year will be music director Malcolm Archer and organist Edie Johnson!

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