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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Revised guidelines released for Performing Arts
The Government's Performing Arts guidance was updated last night. We are reading it carefully and will post an update later, however it confirms that amateur choirs and groups can continue in England, as previously advised in the government's Coronavirus FAQs, despite confusion earlier in the week.
Posted: Friday, 25th September 2020 >
New government guidance
The governments general social guidelines for England were updated late last night, 22 September. We hope that the performing arts guidelines will be updated soon to reflect these and will be asking for any clarity that's needed as a result.
Posted: Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 >
New government restrictions
Not surprisingly, we're already getting queries about what the government announcement today means for amateur performance and we realise choirs will be anxious to know as soon as possible. Once the new arrangements have been published we will, as ever, be reading carefully and will endeavour to get any clarifications that are needed in conjunction with colleagues. We'll post here and on social media as soon as we can.
Posted: Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 >
Good news for amateur performers
The DCMS have confirmed this morning that the performing arts guidelines will be updated today to confirm that 'non-professional performing arts activity can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity...
Posted: Thursday, 17th September 2020 >
Risk management guidance and template for choirs
New resources to help conductors and their choirs make plans to return to singing and work their way through the Government guidelines are now available on our website.
Posted: Tuesday, 8th September 2020 >