Association Of British Choral Directors
Music Education: Where do we go from here? The Musicians' Company Debate
Following the report to the government earlier this year by Darren Henley, and the impending National Music Education Plan expected from the Department of Education in the early Autumn, the annual Musicians' Company Debate draws together leading figures from politics, education and the arts to examine current government policy towards music education.
Posted: Mon 26th September 2011 | Read More
Welsh World Cup Rugby Team Forms Choir
The Wales rugby squad are hoping to sing their way to glory in New Zealand after forming a Rugby World Cup choir. Team manager Alan Phillips today revealed the Welsh squad has formed the vocal group as part of their team bonding in New Zealand.
Posted: Mon 12th September 2011 | Read More
Aled Jones asks people to 'Sing out' for Marie Curie Cancer Care
Singer and television presenter Aled Jones is asking people to Sing Out for Marie Curie Cancer Care this Christmas time. Whether you are singing on your own, in a group or just with friends, Aled wants you to dedicate a Christmas performance to raising funds for the charity. Aled said: "By singing out this Christmas time for Marie Curie Cancer Care with your choir, church or friends, you can help raise vital funds so that Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care for terminally ill people in their own homes and the charity's hospices."
Posted: Mon 12th September 2011 | Read More
One month to go to 123sing!
Make singing count with your group by joining in with 123sing! on 30 September – 2 October 2011. Dedicate a performance to 123sing! or hold an open rehearsal or workshop to recruit new members. Collect donations from your members, audiences and participants for the chance to win promotion for your next event on air and on the Classic FM website. Funds are split between your group and The Classic FM Foundation, providing music therapy for disabled children across the UK. www.classicfm.com/123sing
Posted: Thu 01st September 2011 | Read More
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Winners of 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence announced »
The winners of the 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence have been revealed. The awards were presented on 22 February by Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair.
Posted: Monday, 26th February 2018
Rehearsal Observation now available to members »
A new service for our members. We are delighted that a number of our members have volunteered to open their choir rehearsals for other abcd members to observe!
Posted: Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Genesis Sixteen open for applications »
The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme, open to 18 to 23-year olds, is open for application. With over twenty places available per year, successful applicants will partake in individual masterclasses and ensemble workshops led by key vocal coaches and directors in the choral music field.
Posted: Friday, 22nd December 2017
ABCD launches new training courses »
Ground-breaking courses for music teachers in secondary and primary schools now available through our ‘Get them singing, keep them singing!’ programme
Posted: Monday, 27th November 2017
New singing competition for young choirs announced »
BBC One’s Songs of Praise is looking for the UK’s Young Choir of the Year 2018. If you are part of a young choir and think you’ve got what it takes, this could be the competition for you!
Posted: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017