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
World Youth Choir 2012
The World Youth Choir is a fantastic organisation organised jointly by the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music), Jeunesse Musicales and the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat. The World Youth Choir session 2012 will be held in Cyprus from August 3rd to September 1st, 2012. abcd will be organising auditions in the UK for January 2012.
Posted: Mon 24th October 2011 | Read More
Nominations open for Excellence Awards for Music Libraries
The International Association of Music Librarians (UK and Irl) has announced the launch of its 2012 Excellence Award for Music Libraries. The aim of the Award is to highlight and celebrate all the good work that goes on in music libraries from supporting research to providing sets of scores for choral and orchestral societies. It's open to all music libraries no matter what their sector, size or type.
Posted: Thu 20th October 2011 | Read More
Advanced Conducting Masterclass and National Extended Conducting Courses now booking!
With a new Advanced Conducting Course in development we are running a number of pilot days in several regions. The first will be in London on 12 November...
Posted: Wed 05th October 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 >