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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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Our aims

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.

 

   Our magazine

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.

 

Join us!

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.

Forthcoming events

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 application form.

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