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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Congratulations to Peter Broadbent!
We’re delighted to see Peter Broadbent in the New Year’s Honours list! The founding conductor of the Joyful Company of Singers, Peter was also abcd’s first Director of Training, and the instigator of our long-established and widely acclaimed extended choral conducting programme.
Posted: Friday, 31st December 2021 >
The latest COVID-19 updates
Following the government's recent announcement, we have updated our guidance pages with the key points and will continue to keep a watch on any updates relevant to singing and choral leaders.
Posted: Thursday, 9th December 2021 >
Our live courses resume!
After months of online activity, we're delighted to launch our first live conducting course since 2020! Our Spring 2022 Initial Course is now open for booking; with training spread over 4 months, this course is ideal for those new to conducting or wanting to consolidate skills.
Posted: Wednesday, 24th November 2021 >
New resources for ABCD members!
Issue Two of our Choral Research Journal is now available exclusively for members to read!
Posted: Friday, 29th October 2021 >
Download WellRehearsed and help us gather vital data
Our app WellRehearsed is available to download from both the Google and Apple stores. WellRehearsed is a joint initiative between abcd and Making Music. This free, anonymous app has been developed in volunteer time as a quick and simple-to-use risk management tool for amateur music groups of all kinds, choirs and instrumental groups, anywhere in the UK.
Posted: Wednesday, 15th September 2021 >