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 Intermediate Course »
Sat 18th Apr 2015 - Sun 18th Oct 2015
The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, London, NW3 4NU 18th & 19th April, 17th May, 14th June, 12th July, 13th September, 17th & 18th October This consists of an opening and closing weekend with four one-day sessions between, all spread over 7 months. The final weekend includes a shared performance for friends and family. The
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