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About URC Music (formerly
known as The URC Musicians' Guild)
URC Music is the body which represents
music and music making within the United Reformed Church. Membership
is open to individuals or to corporate bodies such as churches.
Further information is given in this website.
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The aims of URC Music are six-fold:
- To improve the quality of music in Divine
Worship in our Churches.
- To give members an opportunity for worship
at their meetings.
- To pool experience, provide training opportunities
and foster discussion of common problems by means of meetings
and conferences (more)
Where we started
URC Music traces its origins to the formation
of the United Reformed Church in 1972, when the former Congregational
and Presbyterian Guilds of Organists and Choirmasters were amalgamated.
It was first called the United Reformed Church Guild of Organists
and Choirmasters but in 1985 the name was changed to the URC
Musicians' Guild in order to reflect the growing use of instruments
other than organs to accompany worship in the URC. Later, in
2014, the name was again changed to URC Music.
The URC Music Magazine, Making
a joyful noise, is sent to members twice a year. The front
page of the Autumn 2015 issue is shown below.
Membership of URC Music is open to all
interested in music in worship. Subscriptions at 2015 rates are
£10 for an individual and £20 for a Corporate member.
These rates are reduced to £7.50 and £15 respectively
for individuals and corporate members who opt to receive our
journal, "Making a Joyful Noise" and other news by
e-mail instead of by post. Corporate members (churches, colleges
etc.) receive three copies of the journal.
Application forms for Corporate members or individuals are available here.
A new cantata, called Passiontide,
will have its first performance at High Cross URC, Tottenham,
on 13 March at 6.30pm. It covers the events of Jesus' life from
his entry into Jerusalem to the burial of his body. The cantata
is written for choir, soloists, narrator and keyboard accompaniment,
and will be performed by the church choir augmented by friends.
The words have been written by Jill Jenkins and the music by
John Strange, both members of Palmers Green URC.
Why not give a subscription to URC music to someone
as a Christmas present?
You must surely have a
friend who would appreciate (or benefit from) a subscription
to URC Music. At a cost of £10 or £7.50 it would
make an ideal Christmas present. For details use the gift