2020 Course Canceled

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel this year's St. Louis Course due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our number one priority is the health and safety of all our participants. Fear not…we will be back for 2021!  Watch this website for an announcement of dates for next year's course!  Stay safe.

Your RSCM St. Louis Family


2020 Course Information

2020 Course Overview

  • Participants: 25 boys and 25 girls, treble voices grade 4 and up; 25 adults and teens (altos, tenors, and basses)

  • Dates: July 13-19, 2020

  • Music Director: Robert Nicholls, Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church, Evansville, Ind.

  • Organist: Nick Quardokus, Assistant Organist, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.

  • Residential Venue: Todd Hall Retreat Center, Columbia, Ill.

  • Services:

    • Evensong (Saturday) at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, Ladue, Mo.

    • Mass (Sunday) at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Mo.

  • Course Fees: $600 for registrations received before April 1, 2020. $625 for registrations received after April 1. RSCM members receive a $25 discount

  • Contact: Br. Vincent Ignatius, OSB, Executive Director, or Debbie Smith, Registrar at rscmst.louis@gmail.com


Closing Services 

Choral Evensong

Saturday, July 18, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church 

9450 Clayton Road

Ladue, Missouri


Sunday, July 19, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd

St. Louis, Missouri


Sample Schedule

A typical day includes lots of singing and lots of fun

7:40 a.m. Morning Prayer

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Sectional Rehearsals

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Sectional Rehearsals

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Rest period in rooms

2:00 p.m. Full Rehearsal

3:30 p.m. Sports & Activities

3:30 p.m. Adult Program

5:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Full Rehearsal

7:45 p.m. Evensong

8:30 p.m. Activities

9:45 p.m. Compline

10:30 p.m. Lights out


​Other fun activities throughout the week include: 

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament

Dance parties


Water Activities

Ice Cream Trips

Movie Night

Talent Show

Game of Champions™

plus much more


Residential Venue: Todd Hall Retreat Center

The St. Louis Course is held at Todd Hall Retreat Center in Columbia, Ill. just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Campers share a room with one other camper. Adult single rooms are available. Todd Hall offers a quiet country atmosphere with large fields for playing games and peaceful paths for walks with friends and wild turkeys. There is also a labyrinth for prayer and meditation. For more info about Todd Hall, go to www.toddhallrc.org