The abcd Choral Leaders' Festival

34th Annual Convention, 22-25 August 2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Join us for a very special abcd festival!

Presented in association with the European Choral Association, this year's Convention will be an extended weekend of festival events at the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, with special emphasis on our European connections and on community.

  • Major European figures presenting and directing
  • A Europe-focused day mingled with expert presentations by leading British composers and conductors - a veritable 'entente cordial'
  • A community choir day with performances from four Midlands-based groups and workshops and discussions aimed at helping community choir leaders
  • Two Gala Concerts, not one, with two leading youth choirs, local Birmingham choirs and the National Youth Choir of Hungary
  • More repertoire sessions than ever before, running right through the festival
  • A new Research strand, featuring leading experts in the field of vocal and choral research
  • More singing time, including sessions with John Rutter and David Lawrence
  • A debate on The Future of Choral Music in Europe

The dates are 22-25 August (a day longer than usual!), so get them in your diary now! Booking will open shortly.