Autumn webinars

Saturday 21st November 2020

Book now for our Autumn series of webinars!

abcd is hosting fortnightly forum discussions and lectures led by our team of tutors and special guests on a wide range of choral topics. All webinars take place on Saturdays from 11:00 - 12:30, unless otherwise stated.

There is a small fee of £5 for each webinar. A link to join the webinar will be emailed to all participants on Friday afternoon, before the webinar on Saturday morning. All webinars will be recorded and a copy of this recording will be sent out to all participants who have booked.

5 December, 17:00 - 18:30 - The relationship between choirs and orchestra : advice and stories culled from a lifetime of chorus mastering with Simon Halsey

It's the last abcd webinar of 2021 and we're delighted that Simon Halsey will be presenting this webinar for us. So sit down with a drink of your choice and join us for an early evening webinar exploring how to develop, motivate and celebrate an orchestra chorus, youth programmes and outreach projects.

Booking is available below!

Previous webinars

26 September - Streamed rehearsals: setting up your technology with Mark Sproson

10 October - Where's my church choir? with Martin Seymour, Anna Lapwood, Hugh Morris, Simon Williams and Katherine Dienes-Williams

24 October - Navigating government guidance for amateur groups - a webinar in partnership with Making Music and ISM

7 November - Harnessing the power of singing and its effect on learning: a discussion between Richard Jeffries and Susan Hollingworth

14 November - The Culture Code: Implications for Choral Directors with Liz Garnett

21 November - Text and meaning with Nicholas Cleobury

28 November - Navigating performance licences for amateur choirs Unfortunately we have had to postpone this webinar, but hope to reschedule it in January. If you have any questions relating to forthcoming Christmas activity (whether live or online), do send them to us and we will endeavour to answer them.

Leading Singing in Secondary Schools: Get them singing, keep them singing
Twilight training sessions online for anyone working with singers of secondary school age Each session includes 60 minutes of training plus 15 minutes for discussion. Session are held on Zoom, from 5 to 6.15pm, with a link sent out to participants the day before. All sessions are recorded, so you can attend the session live or catch
Thu 9th May 2024 - Wed 31st Jul 2024>
Initial conducting course
15th June 2024 10am - 5pm, The Dickens Room, The Birmingham and Midlands Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. Led by Lucy Hollins and Mark Jordan A one-day course designed for those who are either new to choral conducting, or have conducted for a while and want to back up their experience with training. Full details
Sat 15th Jun 2024>