Autumn Webinars

Saturday 11th December 2021

Book now for our Autumn webinar series!

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. N.B. If you book on Friday evening, we will send you the link on Saturday morning.

All webinars will be recorded and a copy of this recording will be sent out to all participants who have booked, so you can choose whether to join us live or watch later at your leisure.

If you don't receive a link by 30 minutes before a webinar (it's worth checking your spam folder), do get in touch with us.

16 October, Building Voices: Two Sides of the Atlantic with Professor Martin Ashley and Patrick Freer

For the second webinar in our Building Voices series, we are delighted to welcome Patrick Freer as our guest speaker. In this webinar, we'll be exploring:

Find out more about our webinar presenter here. You can book to receive a recording of the webinar below.

13 November, Giving Voice to my Music with David Wordsworth and guest composers Cecilia McDowall and Adolphus Hailstork

Please note the different time of 4pm - 5.30pm

David Wordsworth's book of interviews with 24 composers of choral music - Giving Voice to My Music - features in-depth conversations about the life and music of some of the most prominent names in choral literature. David talks to Cecilia McDowall and Adolphus Hailstork, both of whose music touches on issues of human endeavour and injustice, about their inspirations, their passions and the challenges they have faced working through the pandemic.

David's book will be available for attendees to order at a special discounted price - full details at the webinar. You can book to receive a recording of the webinar below.

11 December, Winter Warm Up Wonderland: Vocal Health, Warm Ups and the busy festive period with Charles MacDougall

Tenor, Choral Director and Vocal Coach Charles MacDougall returns to abcd to present this webinar on vocal health, thinking about the return to live rehearsals and the winter season. The session will feature practical work and exercises to take away for warming up (and down) properly, advice on general vocal health and some consideration of the specific demands/dangers of the festive period. This session will be useful for singers, coaches and choir directors alike and there will be plenty of time for questions on vocal health and technique. Find out more about our webinar presenter here.

Initial Course Spring 2022
19th February, 19th March, 23rd April, 21st May 2022 9.30am - 4.30pm, St Gabriel's Halls, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AA Led by Lucy Hollins and Mark Jordan
These courses consist of four day sessions spread over four months and are designed for those who are either new to choral conducting, or have conducted fo
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Sing with Bob Chilcott
9.30am - 4pm, Hallé St Peters, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF We're delighted to finally host our postponed annual singing day in the North West with Bob Chilcott! Described by The Observer as "a contemporary hero of British Choral Music", he has become one of the most widely performed composers of choral music in the world.
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Webinar Library
Browse our webinar library! All our webinars since May 2020 have been recorded and are now available to all choir leaders - a unique resource covering a huge range of topics and technical help. Each webinar lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes. Non-members: all webinar recordings are available for a fee of £5 per webinar, and you'll receive a link
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