The Royal School of Church Music announces the Platinum Project, a special choral music commission from award-winning British composer Thomas Hewitt Jones (pictured above) to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
In Our Service is a four minute anthem with themes of service and dedication, celebrating the RSCM’s Royal Patron, HM The Queen. The text has a deliberately wide appeal to ensure it has a lasting value beyond the Jubilee itself.
Designed to be performed by a wide variety of groups, from cathedral and church choirs, choral societies and chamber choirs to community choirs and in schools, RSCM is inviting all choirs to join in singing In Our Service and to share their performances via the RSCM’s website and on social media using the hashtag #RSCMplatinum to create a wonderful, collaborative celebration of this unique occasion through shared musical expression.
Hugh Morris, Director of RSCM, said: ‘We wanted to be able to celebrate our Royal Patron’s unique Jubilee; and for us as a charity to commission this new piece was a fitting way of doing that.’
In Our Service is adaptable for different ensembles/situations. Music packs are available to download from the RSCM’s online shop together with other resources to inspire others to take part.