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abcd Choral Research Journal

The abcd Choral 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.

Issue One, May 2020

Click on the title to view contents. Editorial and abstracts are public domain, members can access full articles by logging into the members' area. We recommend that you do this before reading the journal.

Issue Two Call for papers - closing date 1 April 2021

Submissions for Volume 2, to be published during 2021, are now invited. Find out more information here and from the various links on the right about submitting an article.

Research paper on the impact of the COVID 19 virus on choral activity in the UK

In May 2020 abcd published a research paper on the impact of the COVID 19 virus on choral activity in the UK.

The report, prepared by Professor Martin Ashley, an abcd trustee, provides a survey of research into the current thinking about how choirs and conductors might resume rehearsing and performing.

You can find out more information and view a summary in our news section, but we strongly recommend that the full paper is read, which you can find here.

Our webinar on The changing face of choirs: adapting to Covid-19 is still publicly accessible on YouTube here.

Additional resources: Professor Ashley has put together an information sheet about choirs and aerosols which can be found here.

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