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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Webinar, member networking and online conducting course this weekend!
We've a busy abcd weekend coming up, with the first of our new member networking sessions on Friday at 5pm, closely followed by our regular Saturday morning webinar at 11am on 10 April. In addition, if you are looking for practical conducting support online, join our Director of Training, Amy Bebbington, for her own highly recommended online course this weekend, 9-11 April.
Posted: Tuesday, 6th April 2021 >
Take a look at our new webinar library!
Our previous webinars are now available as a resource for all choral conductors to access, covering a wide range of topics including music education, vocal health, licensing, risk management and more.
Posted: Thursday, 18th March 2021 >
New events for spring
The Government announced a new four-stage roadmap on 22 February to lift the current restrictions in England. We await detailed information on the performing arts, but you can find the key points so far on our Government guidelines page. As the lockdown slowly eases, we've plenty of spring activity for all choral leaders to enjoy.
Posted: Wednesday, 24th February 2021 >
New lockdown but online events and resources to look forward to
Following the announcement of new national lockdowns, Stay at Home guidance has been issued and supersedes all other guidance. Revised performing arts guidance was published on 6 January and this and other guidance has been updated on our pages to reflect this. Whilst restrictions continue, why not grab your coffee and join us for one of our weekend webinars, a singing workshop or even an online training day?
Posted: Friday, 8th January 2021 >
Revised performing arts guidance for England published
Following the publication of the Government's COVID-19 Winter Plan for England, guidance has been published for carol singing and revised guidance for the performing arts.
Posted: Tuesday, 1st December 2020 >