Association Of British Choral Directors

Emerging and Progressive Courses - London 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018

10am - 5pm, 28th April, 29th April (Progressive only), 2nd June, 21st July, 8th September, 13th & 14th October

St Gabriel's, Pimlico and St John's, Waterloo

Observer places available for all dates - £30 abcd members, £40 non-members. Book your observer place online below.


Our new Emerging Course will run in parallel with our Progressive Course in 2018, giving participants the opportunity to learn from a wide range of tutors, including Amy Bebbington, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Peter Broadbent, James Davey, Martin Seymour and Joanna Tomlinson.

The new Emerging Course is designed for those who already have some experience in singing and/or conducting and will develop existing skills, enabling you to prepare your choir with greater confidence. The Progressive Course (previously known as Intermediate) is designed for those who work with a choir on a regular basis and wish to develop the technique they already have. There is also the option to take the DipABRSM exam at the end of the course for an additional cost, which can be discussed with tutors during the course. Progressive Course participants will also have the opportunity to work with a choir on the final session.

The venues are near Victoria and Waterloo mainline stations, making them easily accessible by public transport - find out where each venue is here.

Find out more about the Emerging and Progressive Courses.

How to book online

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
Moving Forwards – Building on Basic Skills »
Sun 20th Jan 2019
10am - 4.45pm Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD A one-day workshop with Martin Cook for anyone who has already attended one of our Basic Conducting Skills days or has been conducting for a while and would like a refresher. The day will include conducting technique, rehearsal and score preparation, devel