The abcd Choral Leaders' Festival

35th Annual Convention, 28-30 August 2020

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

With great regret we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's abcd Choral Leaders' Festival. The decision was taken in light of the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus, both in the UK and abroad.

abcd has held a convention every year since 1986 so this was not a decision taken lightly, but we are conscious that the current situation is likely to take a considerable time to resolve. We are also very aware of the extremely difficult situation musicians find themselves in at present, that choirs are not able to meet, and that at the moment we need to find alternative ways to continue our work and support for choral leaders of all kinds.

We are intending to start planning some alternative shorter events in due course, which will include some of the planned convention workshops and extended repertoire sessions. Watch this space for more details in due course.

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