Events Diary

A list of upcoming events can be found below and where booking is open this will be indicated. If you're interested in one of the courses which has yet to accept bookings, please check our event listings page regularly, or sign up to our mailing list to receive alerts.

Webinars:

  • 6 March, 16.00 - 17.30: Dreaming and Transgressing: The Choral Commons as Radical Possibility with Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros - book to receive a copy of the recording here.

  • 13 March, 11.00 - 12.30: Women in Music: Successes and Challenges with Dr Kate Kennedy, Gabriella di Laccio, James Murphy and Cassie Raine - book to receive a copy of the recording here.

  • 27 March, 11.00 - 12.30: Mini Masterworks: An exploration of four unaccompanied motets with Neil Ferris and Peter Broadbent - book to receive a copy of the recording here.

  • 10 April, 11.00 - 12.30: Working with trans singers: practical approaches to musical inclusivity with CN Lester - book here.

  • 24 April, 11.00 - 12.30: Embedding musicianship into the choir rehearsal with Lucinda Geoghegan - book here.

There is a small fee of £5 for each webinar or all five webinars can be booked for £20. A link to join the webinar will be emailed to all participants on Friday afternoon, before the webinar on Saturday morning. All webinars will be recorded and a copy of this recording will be sent out to all participants who have booked, so you can join us live or watch at your leisure.

Feedback for our webinars:

"I have been meaning to join abcd for about 20 years and seeing a friend's post on Facebook made my join the first webinar. I have been hooked ever since. I have a notebook full of ideas and questions and things to try. The webinars have been fascinating, insightful, challenging and thought provoking." Feedback from an attendee at our first webinar series

Member networking sessions

A series of free workshops and networking sessions just for our members, designed to help everyone prepare for the long-awaited return to our choirs and share their experiences when they do. Each session is one hour long, running on a variety of days and times, and each will include member-to-member networking time at the start, followed by a specific topic, so you can choose whether to attend the whole session, just meet to network, or just to hear about the chosen topic.

  • Friday 9 April at 5pm - Introduction to Jamulus with Mark Sproson
  • Thursday 15 April at 6pm - Introduction to PandeMusic, our new app, with Professor Martin Ashley and John Willetts
  • Thursday 22 April at 5pm - Key points for a COVID-19-secure rehearsal with Professor Martin Ashley and Rachel Greaves
  • Tuesday 27 April - Sector networking - an opportunity to chat with colleagues in your part of the choral world

Full details are available to members here and booking details will be sent out each week

Can you support us?

In light of the ongoing situation with coronavirus and the immediate postponement of our live activity, abcd, like many other charitable arts organisations, faces a difficult time. If you feel able to make a donation to help sustain the abcd community of staff and conductor tutors and to support the creation of innovative online resources, we would encourage you to do so here.