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

Online booking is now shut; if you'd like to join us as a delegate, please get in touch with Tricia Rees-Jones by email.

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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A variety of gift vouchers for the conductor in your life - whether you want to give them the gift of abcd membership or help them pay for the cost of one of our courses, we have something for you! Vouchers are available for £20, £50 and £100, as well as for membership (price varies throughout the year, see here for more details) Once
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