Convention 2013 takes us back to Oxford, where the very first Convention was held back in 1986, and when the Association was formed. Our base will be Oxford Brookes University, just a few minutes outside the city centre, and the Gala Concert will be in the historic seventeenth century surroundings of the Sheldonian Theatre, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
Artistic Director Bob Chilcott and his team have put together an inspiring programme - book your place now!
Click here to download the full brochure and booking form.
See below for a video taster of Convention!
This year there will be more repertoire sessions than ever before, taking in music for upper voices, boys' changing voices, church music, SATB and community choral music, music from all over the world, especially the USA - plus commissioning your own!
More conducting sessions For the first time at Convention there are masterclasses involving directing our guest choirs, with hands-on advice for Intermediate and Advanced level conductors. There is also the option of two strands for our popular Pre-convention course.
The US connection Now is a truly golden age for American choral music; Convention 2013 is your chance to meet some of the leading US conductors, educators and composers who are making this happen.
Change in the air When boys' voices drop, too often they also drop their singing. Convention this year gives you an insight into the exciting work currently in hand to develop the right repertoire to motivate them to keep on singing and enjoy it, too.
Click on the links on the right to find out more about our choirs.
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