Association Of British Choral Directors
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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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