Association Of British Choral Directors

The abcd Choral Leaders' Festival and Conducting Courses

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

34th Annual Convention, 22-25 August 2019

Festival Conducting Courses 21-22 August 2019
(Leading from the Front & Advanced Choral Leadership)

Young Conductors' Course 22-25 August 2019

Book online here for our Festival and Festival Conducting Courses

Join us for a very special abcd festival!

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.

Book your delegate place online by clicking below. If you need any help, or want to make a phone booking, get in touch with our Festival Administrator, Tricia Rees-Jones, or phone her on 07497 895664.

Do you need accommodation? Online booking for accommodation is now closed but to access the same rates at the same hotels, simply contact the city's Convention Bureau team directly either by email or by phone on 0844 888 3052. Please mention that you are attending the abcd Festival and you'll receive the same rates and list of hotels as on the website.

Alternatively, choose your own accommodation from the numerous city centre hotels available online.

Using our online booking system

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The abcd Choral Leaders' Festival and Conducting Courses »
Wed 21st Aug 2019 - Sun 25th Aug 2019
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 34th Annual Convention, 22-25 August 2019 Festival Conducting Courses 21-22 August 2019
(Leading from the Front & Advanced Choral Leadership) Young Conductors' Course 22-25 August 2019 Book online here for our Festival and Festival Conducting Courses Join us for a very special a
ABCD Festival Concert I »
Fri 23rd Aug 2019
Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham B4 7XR At 8pm London Youth Choir Conductor Rachel Staunton Singing Community of Choirs Senior Choir Conductor Richard Jeffries Ticket prices £10 adults
£5 aged 18 and under
All tickets are unreserved
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ABCD Festival Concert II »
Sat 24th Aug 2019
Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham B4 7XR At 7.30pm National Youth Choir of Hungary Conductors Péter Erdei and László Norbert Nemes Chamber Choir of London Conductor Dominic Ellis-Peckham Town Hall Gospel Choir Conductor Colin Anderson Ticket prices £15 adults