Choral Directions Research Journal

Our Choral Directions Research Journal is a new international peer-reviewed academic research journal published with the aim of promoting research informed practice and a scholarly approach to all aspects of collective singing. The journal covers all aspects of choral singing and choir work.

Find out more by clicking on the various links to the right. You can also read about the importance of research in an article by the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Martin Ashley, here.

Articles to whet your appetite in advance of the first issue!

When (and where) should choral education begin?

Choir and Organ

In association with the Mark Allen Group, we are delighted to be able to offer all members access to the exclusive abcd digital edition of Choir and Organ 6 times per year. An annual subscription to the printed edition is also available to members at the specially discounted price of £19.95. If you are without internet access you will receive the abcd specific news pages by post.

Click on the links below to see some sample articles:

Britten's choral music

Raising standards: St Matthew Passion (Part 1)

In addition, Mastersinger online is available to all our members via the Podium, an online library containing archive articles from abcd's journal Mastersinger covering repertoire, profiles of choirs and composers and vocal and conducting technique, along with more recent articles. Click on the links below to see some sample content:

Interview with Eric Whitacre

Interview with Timothy Brown

Review of A Directory of Choral Music, by John Bowden.