Association Of British Choral Directors
Welcome to the Association of British Choral Directors

Welcome to the Association of British Choral Directors

The UK's only organisation entirely devoted to those leading choral music.

Simon Halsey awarded Queen's Medal for Music »
Congratulations to abcd member Simon Halsey, who has been awarded the Queen's Medal for Music 2014. Simon has been the Chorus Director of the CBSO Choruses since 1983 and in 2012 became Choral Director of the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. He is also Principal Conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir and will become their Conductor Laureate in May.
Posted: Thursday, 12th March 2015
Paul Mealor to lead Singing Day for abcd »
Join us in Edinburgh for a day exploring Paul Mealor's music
Posted: Friday, 6th March 2015
Observer places now available on Initial II level courses »
New observer option on offer for the first time
Posted: Friday, 6th March 2015
London Advanced Course »
Sat 28th Mar 2015 - Sat 24th Oct 2015
Various locations in London 28th & 29th March, 25th April, 6th June, 18th July, 19th September and 24th October 2015 will see the second of our Advanced Conducting Courses. It consists of an opening weekend followed by five day-long sessions between, all spread over 6 months. The group size is small (10 participants) and there
Inside and Outside the Box - Young Conductors Day »
Sat 11th Apr 2015
St Andrew's Church, Short Street, London, SE1 8LJ Aged 18 - 25 and interested in leading singing? Then join us for a day of participation, observation and ideas! You don't have to have conducted before, as the day will lay firm foundations for anyone who wants to learn to conduct, or who has recently started directing a choir. Jo