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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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 >
Join us for our Virtual Choral Leaders' Festival!
Our dedicated Festival website is up and running! Join us for workshops, webinars, our virtual exhibition and networking with colleagues and presenters from the UK and around the world, as we all plan our safe return to singing. This second online Festival is our 36th Annual Convention, during which time we have welcomed choirs and conductors from across the world to share their knowledge with us, and this year is no exception.
Posted: Wednesday, 25th August 2021 >
Updated ABCD guidance for everyone returning to singing
As restrictions are lifted across the UK, we've updated our guidance to help and encourage all choirs planning their return to singing.
Posted: Friday, 13th August 2021 >
Replacement guidance published for those organising events
Guidance for step 4 has been published for people who work in settings related to events & visitor attractions or organise events in a workplace, including non-professionals. We understand that this replaces the previous performing arts guidance, which will no longer be published separately.
Posted: Monday, 19th July 2021 >
All restrictions on choirs in England to be removed at Step 4
The Secretary of State has announced that all restrictions on choirs in England will be removed at Step 4.
Posted: Tuesday, 6th July 2021 >