New Choral Apprenticeships
An unmissable opportunity to work with experienced conductors and their choirs for a year. We're delighted to be able to offer a further two choral conducting apprenticeships for the next season, one with Bradford Festival Choral Society and the other with the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.
Posted: Fri 19th July 2013 | Read More
Pamela Cook MBE
It is with deep sadness that we note the death of one of our Vice-Presidents, Pamela Cook MBE. Founder of the award-winning girls' choir Cantamus, Pamela was an abcd member for many years and a Vice-President since 2002.
Posted: Tue 16th July 2013 | Read More
Booking now open for John Rutter Convention Come and Sing!
abcd's Convention is opening its doors to singers on Friday 23 August at 8pm, with a Come and Sing session with celebrated composer and conductor, John Rutter, at All Saints Church, Headington. An unmissable opportunity to explore John’s own music and a selection of his other favourite pieces.
Posted: Wed 03rd July 2013 | 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 >