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.

Third OUP Andrew Potter Bursary awarded »
This year’s Convention saw the award of the third Oxford University Press Andrew Potter Bursary. The bursary was set up in memory of founder member and former Chair Andrew Potter, who was Head of the Music Department at OUP from 1983 to 2004, as well as Chair of the Performing Rights Society, and Making Music. It offers support to an emerging young conductor to attend Convention and benefit from a variety of training opportunities surrounding it.
Posted: Wednesday, 28th November 2018
London International Choral Conducting Competition awards »
LICCC 2018, the inaugural edition of the London International Choral Conducting Competition held at the Royal Academy of Music, has been won by Julia Selina Blank of Germany.
Posted: Tuesday, 27th November 2018
We are seeking new Board members »
The abcd Board is asking members to nominate someone for membership of the Board of Trustees. If you would like to be nominated, or know someone who would, please contact Rachel Greaves or the Chair Leslie East in the first instance, who can provide more information.
Posted: Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Advanced Course »
Sat 12th Jan 2019 - Sun 10th Mar 2019
10am - 5pm, 6th & 7th October, 17th November, 12 January 2019, 9th February, 9th & 10th March St Botolph-without-Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AB and St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY This course is for those operating at a high level of choral conducting. Applicants should have a number of years
Initial Course Autumn 2018 »
Sun 13th Jan 2019 - Sun 17th Feb 2019
21 October, 25 November, 13 January 2019, 17 February The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, London, NW3 4NU Led by Jo McNally, with Lucy Griffiths and James Davey. These courses consist of four day sessions spread over four months and are designed for those who are either new to choral conducting, or have conducted for a while and wan