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 Initial I and II Courses »
Sat 25th Apr 2015 - Sat 27th Jun 2015
March 21st, April 25th, May 23rd and June 27th This course is designed to lay firm foundations for anyone who has an interest in learning to conduct singing of any kind, or who has recently started to lead a choir. No previous conducting experience is necessary, but the course is also suitable for those who would like to develop their conduc
London Advanced Course »
Sat 25th Apr 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