Association Of British Choral Directors

The abcd Choral Leaders' Festival

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

34th Annual Convention, 22-25 August 2019

Festival Conducting Courses 21-22 August 2019

Young Conductors' Course 22-25 August 2019

Join us for a very special abcd festival!

Online booking now open here

Presented in association with the European Choral Association, this year's Convention will be an extended weekend of festival events at the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, with special emphasis on our European connections and on community.

Click here for our main Festival pages and find out more. Click here to see all the delegate rate options.

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