Initial Course Spring 2022

Saturday 19th February 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 for a while and want to back up their experience with training. We provide video footage from each session so that participants can continue their learning between sessions.

"The quality of teaching was fantastic and I loved that I could apply a lot of what I learned instantly to my choir - with great results!" - Conductor, 2019 Initial Course

Passes are awarded at Leading the Singing and Foundation level:

Find out more about the Initial course here.


£320 abcd members / £355 non-members

Instalment plans can be agreed when booking - please pay the deposit (£100) to secure your place and contact Elisabeth Brierley, the Training Manager, on

Bursaries are now available for this course - see here for further details.

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