The UK's first-ever international youth singing festival!
WIFYS is the UK's first-ever international youth singing festival, organised by Sing UK in association with the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC). It will be a week-long festival of music, friendship and discovery awaits! Highlights will include a final night Gala Concert in Worcester's magnificent cathedral, featuring the World Premiere of a specially commissioned work from UK composer Bob Chilcott, individual choirs' concerts in venues in and around the historic city of Worcester, sight-seeing trips and activities for visiting choirs, Welcome Concert in the cathedral, and a concert for participants given by a leading UK vocal group....
Posted: Wed 30th May 2012 | Read More
Free International concert at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge Wed 30th May
Great opportunity to enjoy a FREE evening of music with Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the United States.
Posted: Fri 25th May 2012 | Read More
2012 British Composer Awards
For a decade, the British Composer Awards have been celebrating, rewarding and showcasing contemporary classical and jazz composition and to mark that milestone, BASCA is bringing together elements to make this an extra special British Composer Awards year.
Posted: Wed 23rd May 2012 | Read More
Abcd 27th Annual Convention booking now open
Booking is now open for our 27th Annual Convention, being held at Leeds Metropolitan University from 24-26 August. Join us in the culture-rich city of Leeds for a chorally inspiring weekend.
Posted: Thu 17th May 2012 | Read More
Arts Council announce successful Music Hub applications
The Arts Council today announced the nationwide network of 122 music education hubs that will play a key role in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience a high quality music education. abcd welcomes the Arts Council announcement of successful Music Hubs and the aspirations of the Department for Education’s publication of The Importance of Music – A National Plan for Music Education while having concerns over some of the practicalities.
Posted: Fri 04th May 2012 | 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 >