Association Of British Choral Directors
Apply now for our Convention Young Conductor bursaries!
We have a limited number of bursaries available for our annual residential course for Young Conductors. Led by Amy Bebbington, this practical and informal course runs in parallel with our Annual Convention from 23-25 August at Oxford Brookes University and is open to anyone between 18 and 25 not already earning their living from conducting.
Posted: Thu 27th June 2013 | Read More
Invitation to singers to record new work for charity
Don Monro, the man behind The Really Big Chorus, is inviting singers to sign up to record a DVD of a work specially written by Jonathan Willcocks for the occasion in Henry Wood Hall in July. Don has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is organising the recording to raise funds for four charities associated with cancer.
Posted: Tue 11th June 2013 | Read More
Royal commission for Bob Chilcott
Bob Chilcott has been commissioned to write a new choral work for the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The new anthem will be performed in Westminster Abbey on 4th June.
Posted: Tue 04th June 2013 | Read More
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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
Welcome to our new Gold Commercial Member »
Hal Leonard Europe has become the third organisation to sign up to abcd’s new Gold Commercial membership. Hal Leonard Europe is part of Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher of printed music.
Posted: Tuesday, 30th April 2019
Book now for spring 2019 courses »
Our spring extended courses are open for booking!
Posted: Friday, 8th March 2019
New Treasurer and Finance Director sought »
abcd is looking for a new Treasurer and Finance Director.
Posted: Tuesday, 19th February 2019
OUP choral workshop scheme now available online »
Are you planning a Come & Sing Day, or a Choral Workshop? OUP's longstanding workshop scheme is now available online. OUP can provide access to a large range of Oxford choral repertoire at very low cost, on a sale or return basis.
Posted: Monday, 28th January 2019