Association Of British Choral Directors

Expanding your Choral Toolkit

Saturday 28th March 2020

28th March, 10 - 5pm and 29th March 10.15pm to 5.15pm

Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN

Following on from the success of our first Conductor Toolkit workshop on Working with Cambiata Voices, we are delighted to present our first weekend of workshops focusing on expanding your toolkit of choral resources and inspiration.

28th March: Voicing Your Choir

This day will focus on the technique of voicing your choir and creating vocal blend in ensembles.

In the morning, sessions will be led by Kevin O'Carroll. Find out more about his work here.

In the afternoon, we will be joined by Sally McLean and The White Rosettes, current Ladies European Barbershop Champions and fifteen times British Champions. Sally and the Chorus took part in our 2012 Convention and went down a storm so we're delighted to welcome them back! Find out more about Sally and The White Rosettes here.

For more information about the timetable, sessions and presenters, please click here.

29th March: Vocal Health and Lifelong Singing with Jordan Travis

Canadian conductor Jordan Travis joins us again to expand on his popular session at last year's Festival on the ageing voice. This is a great opportunity for conductors to get an in depth understanding of the choral voice, with sessions covering vocal technique and pedagogy, care of the senior voice and using your knowledge to lead really effective choral warm-ups.

Jordan is internationally acclaimed as a voice and music educator, conductor, and choral specialist, presenting and performing across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China. He is Artistic Director to the Toronto Northern Lights, 2013 Barbershop Harmony Society International Champions, as well as The Harbourtown Sound, A Cappella Showcase, and the Golden Horseshoe Chorus.

For more information about the timetable, sessions and presenter, please click here.

Our venue

Both days take place at HEART in Headingley, a fully accessible venue a few minutes outside Leeds city centre - join us for one or even both days! There is very reasonably priced accommodation nearby in Headingley, plenty of restaurants and there is a discount on fees if you book for both days.

Weekend ticket: £130 abcd members, £160 non-members
Single day ticket: £70 abcd members, £85 non-members

If you're a member of AOTOS, British Kodály Academy, BABS, LABBS, Making Music, Music Mark, ISM or a Stagecoach teacher you can book this event at the member rate - please select the 'Music Orgs' option when booking!

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