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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Voicing our support for choral music
ABCD has submitted evidence to the DCMS regarding the effect of COVID19 on the arts and on choral music in particular and as part of Singing Network UK is advocating for the safe return of group singing with the UK government.
Posted: Monday, 22nd June 2020 >
The Composer's Palette webinar with Nicholas Cleobury
Book now for our webinar: The Composer's Palette with Nicholas Cleobury!
Posted: Friday, 12th June 2020 >
Abcd publishes research paper on the impact of COVID 19 on choral activity
abcd has published a research paper on the impact of the COVID 19 virus on choral activity in the UK. The report, prepared by Professor Martin Ashley, an abcd trustee, provides a survey of research into the current thinking about how choirs and conductors might resume rehearsing and performing.
Posted: Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 >
Sign up now for our webinars!
Book now for our first series of webinars! Weekly forum discussions and lectures led by our team of tutors and special guests on a wide range of choral topics.
Posted: Friday, 1st May 2020 >
New abcd Finance Director and Assistant Treasurer needed
We are looking for a new Finance Director and Assistant Treasurer
Posted: Monday, 27th April 2020 >