Scott Farrell has been awarded an ARSCM!
We are proud to announce that our Director of Music and Organist Scott has been awarded an ARSCM.
Each year the RSCM Council confers Honorary Awards on those who have made outstanding contributions to church music. These will be presented at Celebration Day later this year.
ARSCM – Associate of the Royal School of Church Music is an award for achievements in church music and/or liturgy of national significance, or for important musical and/or liturgical work within the RSCM.
Scott Farrell was appointed Director of Music and Organist at Rochester Cathedral in 2008 having previously held a similar post at Newcastle Cathedral. He has led the RSCM Residentiary Choir through its early years, shaping and forming its singers and programme, and has recently been appointed to work with RSCM Voices South having been Associate Director for several years. A keen contributor to the programme of RSCM Rochester, Scott regularly runs events for trebles and adults.
Under Scott’s direction the Cathedral Choir at Rochester has established an international reputation, touring regularly, broadcasting on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and Classic FM, recording discs and collaborating with The Sixteen, English Touring Opera, The King’s Singers and most unusually the James Taylor Quartet, with whom they are the only cathedral choir to have performed at Ronnie Scott’s renowned jazz club. Edward Hyde, BBC Radio 2’s Chorister of the Year, achieved his award as a member of the Cathedral’s Choir.