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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Autumn with ABCD »
Looking for choral inspiration this autumn? We have plenty of events coming up soon, starting with a training day for everyone working with boys' changing voices later this month.
Posted: Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Critically acclaimed British choir joins the line up for abcd Festival! »
Chamber Choir of London and Artistic Director Dominic Ellis-Peckham perform a unique programme at the newly opened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for The Association of British Choral Directors.
Posted: Friday, 19th July 2019
Last few days for Early Bird Festival discounts! »
We're extending our Early Bird Festival deadline for a few days - book by Friday to get your discounted rate!
Posted: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
A few places left on conducting masterclass with Amy Bebbington »
abcd's Director of Training Amy Bebbington leads an Intermediate level masterclass at Brancepth Castle, Durham on 22 June. A great opportunity to get a good length of valuable podium time with some really responsive singers and to observe Amy working with other conductors too.
Posted: Thursday, 6th June 2019
The abcd choral leaders' festival - book online now »
Our 34th Annual Convention has been expanded and developed into our new festival, with a day longer to fit everything in too! We have more plenary sessions, including keynote addresses and opportunities for both singing and hearing singing together, as well as lots of useful workshops sessions, our trade exhibition and three conducting courses. It all takes place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the heart of one of the UK's biggest cultural centres from 22-25 August.
Posted: Wednesday, 15th May 2019