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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Congratulations to Peter Broadbent!
We’re delighted to see Peter Broadbent in the New Year’s Honours list! The founding conductor of the Joyful Company of Singers, Peter was also abcd’s first Director of Training, and the instigator of our long-established and widely acclaimed extended choral conducting programme.
Posted: Friday, 31st December 2021 >
The latest COVID-19 updates
Following the government's recent announcement, we have updated our guidance pages with the key points and will continue to keep a watch on any updates relevant to singing and choral leaders.
Posted: Thursday, 9th December 2021 >
Our live courses resume!
After months of online activity, we're delighted to launch our first live conducting course since 2020! Our Spring 2022 Initial Course is now open for booking; with training spread over 4 months, this course is ideal for those new to conducting or wanting to consolidate skills.
Posted: Wednesday, 24th November 2021 >
New resources for ABCD members!
Issue Two of our Choral Research Journal is now available exclusively for members to read!
Posted: Friday, 29th October 2021 >
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 >