Association Of British Choral Directors

33rd Annual Convention

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Leeds Beckett University

Book online here for the following events:

Pre-Convention Conducting Course 23-24 August

Main Convention 24-26 August

Young Conductors' Course 24-26 August

Orchestral Conductors' day 25 August (in partnership with Making Music)

Inspiration and support for everyone leading singing, showcasing some of the best regional, national and international choirs

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Aged 18 - 25? Find out more about our Young Conductor Course and associated bursaries here.

To book tickets for the gala concert only, click here.

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Emerging and Progressive Courses - London 2018 »
Sat 21st Jul 2018 - Sun 14th Oct 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
33rd Annual Convention »
Thu 23rd Aug 2018 - Sun 26th Aug 2018
Leeds Beckett University Book online here for the following events: Pre-Convention Conducting Course 23-24 August Main Convention 24-26 August Young Conductors' Course 24-26 August Orchestral Conductors' day 25 August (in partnership with Making Music) Inspiration and support for everyone leading singing, showcasing
ABCD Convention Gala Concert »
Sat 25th Aug 2018
Leeds Cathedral, 7.45pm Leeds Contemporary Singers Musical Director Craig Lees Once dubbed 'The Fleetwood Mac of choirs', and winners of BBC One's primetime talent show 'Pitch Battle', LCS comprise the most talented up-and-coming artists in the UK today - a fresh take on contemporary choral singing, with an utterly different sound.