John Rutter TV special on Christmas Day
A festive programme celebrating the music of abcd Vice-President John Rutter will be broadcast on BBC2 on Christmas Day at 2.10pm. Entitled 'A Musical Nativity with John Rutter', the programme is a special re-telling of the Christmas story through John's music.
Posted: Wed 21st December 2011 | Read More
Free choral training scheme for 18-23 year olds
Applications are now open for The Sixteen's choral programme Genesis Sixteen, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented young voices.
Posted: Mon 19th December 2011 | Read More
National Plan for Music Education is released
The Department for Education has today released the long awaited National Plan for Music Education, The Importance of Music. The plan will have a wide reaching effect on the way music education is delivered at all levels.
Posted: Fri 25th November 2011 | Read More
Choir of the Year 2012 open for entries
The search is on to find the UK's best amateur choir! Auditions begin in January and groups of all ages and musical styles can take part.
Posted: Fri 18th November 2011 | Read More
Campaign to save Yorkshire Music and Drama library collection update
The campaign to overturn the decision to close one of the most important national collections of music in the UK is continuing, with over 2,500 emails and letters of protest received by YLI and an extended period of consultation being agreed.
Posted: Sat 29th October 2011 | Read More
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Revised guidelines released for Performing Arts
The Government's Performing Arts guidance was updated last night. We are reading it carefully and will post an update later, however it confirms that amateur choirs and groups can continue in England, as previously advised in the government's Coronavirus FAQs, despite confusion earlier in the week.
Posted: Friday, 25th September 2020 >
New government guidance
The governments general social guidelines for England were updated late last night, 22 September. We hope that the performing arts guidelines will be updated soon to reflect these and will be asking for any clarity that's needed as a result.
Posted: Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 >
New government restrictions
Not surprisingly, we're already getting queries about what the government announcement today means for amateur performance and we realise choirs will be anxious to know as soon as possible. Once the new arrangements have been published we will, as ever, be reading carefully and will endeavour to get any clarifications that are needed in conjunction with colleagues. We'll post here and on social media as soon as we can.
Posted: Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 >
Good news for amateur performers
The DCMS have confirmed this morning that the performing arts guidelines will be updated today to confirm that 'non-professional performing arts activity can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity...
Posted: Thursday, 17th September 2020 >
Risk management guidance and template for choirs
New resources to help conductors and their choirs make plans to return to singing and work their way through the Government guidelines are now available on our website.
Posted: Tuesday, 8th September 2020 >