37th Annual Convention

Saturday 21st October 2023

York St John Creative Centre, York
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October

Convention returns!

Join us in the centre of York for our 37th Convention, the first live Covention since 2019.

We've an exciting weekend planned of workshops, repertoire, exhibition and networking for everyone who leads singing, whatever their experience. Catch up with colleagues, meet new ones, browse new repertoire, brush up on skills with leading practitioners and take part in debate. If you can't make it for the full weekend, why not join us for a day? There are options to attend on either Saturday or Sunday.

About the weekend

Find out all the detail on our main Convention page.

**We have a couple of cancellations for Saturday and Sunday: if you'd like to attend Convention, please get in touch direct!**

Online booking has now closed for Convention.


All rates now exclude catering, but there are plenty of food outlets close by. Our separate Saturday Convention dinner is sold out!

Join us now and pay member rate!

Just pick the option that includes membership fee (£80 annually) plus member delegate fee and we'll be in touch to confirm your membership. If you're under 28 we have reduced membership rates, so drop us a line if you'd like to join and we'll be in touch. Find out more about all the benefits of being an abcd member here.

Booking your place and payment options

Choral Conducting: An Initial Guide
10am - 5pm, The Dickens Room, The Birmingham and Midlands Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. Led by Lucy Hollins If you're new to choral conducting, or have conducted for a while and want to back up your experience with training, why not join our tutor Lucy for this specially designed one-day course? Lucy is the Creative D
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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
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Discovery Day - repertoire by female composers
10am - 4pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LH An ideal day to inspire conductors, singers and programme planners alike. Join Amy Bebbington, with representation from OUP and Multitude of Voyces, to immerse yourself in works, new and old, by female composers throughout history and from across the globe. This day will be
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