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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World premiere in City of Culture on Thursday »
Associate members Tenebrae and local choirs are giving the world premiere of Owain Park's Footsteps as part of the City of Culture 2017 celebrations. The concert takes place on Thursday 18th May at 19:30 at Holy Trinity Church, Hull with Tenebrae's Artistic Director Nigel Short conducting.
Posted: Monday, 15th May 2017
Calling musicians and venues to be part of Make Music Day UK »
Free celebration of music takes place on 21st June
Posted: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
New Director of Training for ABCD »
We welcome a new Director of Training, and thank outgoing Director Peter Broadbent
Posted: Friday, 13th January 2017
ABCD Vouchers Now Available! »
The perfect gift for conductors
Posted: Thursday, 15th December 2016
Congratulations to Choir of the Year winners! »
This year's competition winners directed by former Advanced Course participant
Posted: Wednesday, 14th December 2016